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Caroling declines in popularity

Junior Audrey Pinard smiles with her friends at the National Charity League with the Institute
of Aging’s “Cable Car Caroling.” This year’s caroling was canceled due to rain.

December 12, 2019

While Christmas movies and advertisements often portray groups bundled up in hats and scarves walking through the snow singing carols at people’s doorsteps, very few still choose to participate in this Christmas tradition.  “It’s not a tradition in my family to Christmas carol, it was never somethin...

Students prepare for Noëls

Spanish III students Cristina Jackson and Olivia Williams practice their hand motions and Spanish song for Noels. Their class’s song is called “Tun Tun” and is about Christmas carolers knocking on doors around Christmas time. 

Mackenna Moslander, Reporter

December 6, 2019

In language classes throughout Convent, students are learning holiday songs in their respective languages in preparation for Noels.  “Noels is an opportunity for the whole school to gather and celebrate the season,” Spanish teacher Antony Reyes said. “It gives us not only a space to celebrat...

Community celebrates annual tradition

Spanish teacher Mary Bicanic leads the high school Spanish classes in singing

Sophia Aeby and Arianna Nassiri

December 15, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Convent & Stuart Hall celebrated the nearly century-old tradition Noëls in the Herbert Center with songs sung in four different languages — Latin, French, Spanish and Mandarin. Students, faculty, staff and parents were invited to take part in the tradition, while those who we...

Semester final exams begin

Freshman Sarah Barnes and sophomore Malinalli Cervantes study for final exams during their F block free period. Finals will continue through Tues. 19.

Gabriella Vulakh, Senior Reporter

December 14, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE Today was the first of four final exam days, with students taking E and F Period finals. The finals schedule includes two, two-hour testing times per day which began this morning and will end Tuesday afternoon.   “I love the schedule we have for finals,” sophomore Alisha Kalra ...

Students rehearse for Nöels

French and Spanish teacher Pascal Parra practices a song with his students from his French II class. The French classes picked a new song this year.

Sophia Aeby, Reporter

December 11, 2017

WEB EXCLUSIVE After today's Chapel students were divided into their foreign language classes to practice Nöels song in preparation for the four division gathering on Friday. “It’s helpful for the new girls when the sophomore and juniors have sung the song in previous years,” Spanish teacher M...

Schools celebrate 130-year-old tradition

French students sing and snap to “Il Est Né Divin Enfant” as a part of the annual Noëls celebration. All four Sacred Heart schools met on the Broadway campus at 8:30 for Noëls.

Emily Kanellos, Reporter

December 16, 2016

Schools of the Sacred Heart’s 130th Noëls celebration took place yesterday with the singing of Christmas carols in many languages. While many kindergarteners and freshmen experienced the tradition for the first time, this is senior Ally Arora’s 12th Noëls celebration. “It is a very co...

Schools to celebrate annual tradition

Elementary school students sit on the Marble Stairs as part of the 1977 Noëls celebration. Students wore white dresses for the occasion, unlike the dress uniform students wear today.

Asha Khanna and Halie Kim

December 10, 2015

The four-school community is expected to gather today in the Herbert Center to celebrate the nearly century-old tradition of Noëls, a student musical tribute to the president and heads of schools. “All of the language classes and all of the grades prepare a song in their specific language that they...

Noël, Noël

Noël, Noël

January 9, 2014

The four-school community gathered in the Herbert Center last Friday for Noëls. Students sang Christmas carols divided by their grade level and language class. Songs were sung in French, Mandarin, Latin and Spanish. Noëls were originally sung in French as a gift to the Religious of the Sacred Heart...

Alumnae return for annual Noëls

Elizabeth Goodman (’02) and Hildie Murray Sims (’98) catch up during the reception at Alumnae Noëls last night in the Main Hall.

December 11, 2013

Madeleine Denebeim and Makena House Reporters The Main Hall was crowded last night with graduates reuniting for the Alumni Noëls, an annual reception and celebration concluding with singing French Christmas carols. “I love Alumni Noëls” Alexandra Corral (’07) said. “It’s a nice way to remember during the holidays that Convent stil...

Four schools gather for annual Noëls

The Class of 2013 closes Noëls by singing Notre Dame, the class's traditional carol. EMILY SEELEY | The Broadview

December 14, 2012

The four Schools of the Sacred Heart neatly organize themselves by grade or language they are studying, sitting on the floor of the Herbert Center gymnasium for the annual Christmas Noëls this morning. The tradition dates from the Jackson Street campus and began under Mother Madeline Rode, RSCJ, as ...

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