Learning By Doing: Students Select Their Own Research Topics

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Selecting a research topic is probably the most critical and the most frustrating part of the entire process, as discussed in my prior post about the emotional spectrum of the information search process. It is fraught with uncertainty, which is the enemy of the grade-conscious high school student. According to Project Information Literacy, 37% of college … Read more…

Father Greg Boyle Inspires Students

Marta Maynes | Inspired by Father Greg Boyle

Earlier this month we shared writing by the students in Sister Mary Therese’s freshmen religion class as they reflected on their summer reading of Father Greg Boyle’s book “Tattoos on the Heart.” We continue today with two additional students contemplating what they learned from reading about Father Greg’s life and work at Homeboy Industries, the gang intervention program based in … Read more…

Calling All Bookworms to the FSHA Library! A Mom Returns to the Hill

Jennifer Munday

I’m going to let you in on a little secret—shhhhh—don’t tell anyone—the most wonderful place of all at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is … the library! I discovered this amazing fact four years ago when my daughter started as a freshman at FSHA. As you probably know, parents are asked to volunteer at school, which I … Read more…