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The Coronavirus Grinch can’t steal Christmas

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.
Christmas traditions are adapted to promote safety
December 18, 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,...

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.
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...

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. 
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...

Community celebrates annual tradition

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

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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

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...

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...

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