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Congé takes unconventional form, surprises community

Participants in English teacher Julia Arce and  history teacher Michaels Stafford’s joke-themed Zoom room watch a Key & Peele skit about a substitute teacher during the school's virtual Congé on May 20. The room was a platform for lighthearted humor and puns to relax before upcoming final exams.

Tala El Qadah, Reporter

May 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE The school community joined the poetry festival webinar and ended up receiving the news that today was Congé and classes for the day were canceled.  “I was so surprised that Congé was today since there were no prior indications or clues that it might be,” freshman Julia Kearney...

Surprise, it’s Congé

Juniors Lila Horwitz and Kai Johnson bounce on one of the bouncy houses at Paradise Beach County Park during Congé. There was also a beach and grass fields for playing sports or relaxing.

Adele Bonomi, Senior Reporter

March 29, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent & Stuart Hall students gathered at Paradise Beach County Park in Tiburon today to celebrate Congé, a tradition of the Sacred Heart where students get a surprise day off from school and celebrate together. “I expected it was Congé so I ended up wearing sweatpants to school and ...

Fundraiser that will stick

Senior Emma Hubbard holds a

Mason Cooney, Copy Editor

October 1, 2018

Student Council began selling Convent-inspired stickers today to raise money for Congé and future dances. “We wanted to create stickers to not only make some extra student council funds but to bring a new form of spirit to the student body,” Cece Giarman, Student Body Financial Officer who orde...

It’s Congé

Junior Abby Anderson supports junior Poppy Cohen at a bouldering wall during this year's annual Congé. School buses transported students to Bladium Sports Center in Alameda, CA for a variety of activities.

Mason Cooney and Cassie Eskicioglu

March 9, 2018

Cow bells, whistles and maracas startled students during A Period this morning as Student Council members ran through the halls announcing Congé, a Sacred Heart tradition of surprising students with fun activities in lieu of classes. Buses shuttled students and faculty to Bladium Sports Club in Al...

Schools personalize Network tradition

Sophomore Katie Walsh and senior Grace Neary from the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha, Nebraska announce Congé. The student body engaged in a musically-themed holiday.

India Thieriot, Assistant Copy Editor

May 18, 2016

Festive wristbands labelled “CSH Congé 2016” and confetti flew across the aisles of the Syufy Theatre on March 23 as a clip of a roller coaster played on the big screen. Nearly every Sacred Heart school in the United States plans an annual Congé, “time off” or “holiday” in French, a Sac...

Annual Congé celebrated at Six Flags

Seniors Alex Farrnán and Victoria Oestermann talk while waiting for a ride to start. Both seniors were part of the announcement of Congé.

Grace Ainslie, Senior Reporter

March 23, 2016

Cheers exploded in Syufy Theatre as Student Body Council announced the annual Congé celebration with wristbands and confetti guns during a senior presentation. “The girls’ Student Council put extra effort in our announcement because we know that's one of the most exciting parts,” Student Body Pr...

Class of ’12 dresses in white

Jordan Carter (center) hugs her friend while posing for a picture. CLAIRE FAHY | The Broadview

May 26, 2012

Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief Forty-five seniors dressed in different-styled, tea-length white dresses are scheduled to receive their high school diplomas next Friday during Commencement as friends and family watch from both the Main Hall and the Syufy Theatre. Each graduate usually receives s...

Student Council surprises school with Congé on Halloween

November 11, 2011

Sophia Redfern Reporter All-school Halloween costume contest winners announced that it was Congé on the back of an In-N-Out gift card, surprised by a day off to roller skate at Cal Skate. Hover over photos for caption. Photos: JEWEL DEVORAWOOD, REBECCA SIEGEL and REBECCA LEE | The Broadview...

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