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Christmas returns on Broadway

Christmas returns on Broadway

Past traditions upheld with alterations due to COVID-19
Amelia Froyd-Kamrath, Senior Reporter December 13, 2021

Decorative wreaths line the marble staircase and Christmas tree lights adorn the hallways as students and faculty prepare for the holiday season, and the traditions that come with it.  “I'm excited...

Juniors Devon Carlson and Bridget Mills admire Christmas decorations in the Main Hall. Two Christmas trees sit in the Main Hall while wreaths and garlands line the stairwell and walls.

The Coronavirus Grinch can’t steal Christmas

Christmas traditions are adapted to promote safety
Darcy Jubb and Ella Noblin December 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Ongoing Sacred Heart traditions like Noëls, Christmas assemblies, Christmas on Broadway and Christmas chapels are shifting to a virtual setting to ensure community safety, while other traditions,...

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.

Caroling declines in popularity

Few participate in tradition
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...

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. 

Students prepare for Noëls

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...

Spanish teacher Mary Bicanic leads the high school Spanish classes in singing El Burrito Sabanero  while juniors Darrean Loy, Kiki Apple and Delaney Tobin play the instruments. The majority of the high school students take Spanish as a foreign language class.

Community celebrates annual tradition

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,...

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

Semester final exams begin

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...

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.

Students rehearse for Nöels

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...

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.

Schools celebrate 130-year-old tradition

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...

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.

Schools to celebrate annual tradition

Schools of the Sacred Heart's Noëls celebration marks an almost century-long tradition.
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...

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,...

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

Alumnae return for annual Noëls

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...

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

Four schools gather for annual Noëls

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...

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