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I love my school. That being said, usually when I tell people that I go to an all-girls school, I get some odd reactions. They range from the confused "Why?" to the (misplaced) sympathetic "That must be so difficult!" Why do people react like this?
Dear Josephinum Community, I am delighted to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Patti Tuomey, Ed.D., as the next president of Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart. Patti was selected following a highly competitive national search. She inspired us with her leadership skills, her engaging manner, and her immediate connection to and appreciation for Josephinum's mission.
Josephinum Academy (the Jo) seeks an enthusiastic and visionary leader as its next President. This is an exciting opportunity for an inspired and inspiring educational leader who wants to make a true impact on the community. The next President will have an insatiable desire to lead by example and motivate a variety of constituents to strive for continual improvement.
A note from President Michael Dougherty and Chair of the Board of Directors John Engel.
Earlier this school year, Josephinum Academy participated in a poster competition in which students from Illinois were invited to create a poster that promotes learning Spanish, Portuguese, and/or foreign languages in general. This event was hosted by an organization called the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). The theme of the competition was: "Open doors with Spanish."
Josephinum Academy has recently undergone an important change in leadership.
"...our impulses are too strong for our judgement sometimes." -Thomas Hardy (Tess of the d'Urbervilles) The Josephinum Theatre has recently performed and showcased "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" by William Shakespeare on February 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, and 10th. Though Shakespeare's creations have a reputation for being quizzical and/or complicated, the cast and crew completed the admirable task of successfully translating Shakespeare's text through their hard work.
The first month of the new year is almost up girls! Have you been keeping up with your New Year's resolutions? If your answer is "I didn't make one" then it isn't too late! Coming up with a resolution is nothing easy so I've come with with the top five way to make a fun and exciting New Year's Resolution and some encouragement on how to keep them!
Pause your imminent freak out, because we got your back. It's kind of obvious that most of our winter break was filled with binge-watching Netflix, getting all that homework done, and other memorable moments, but it's time to get our heads back in the game. One way to focus your attention while studying is to make a study sheet. This, my fellow peers, is a sheet full of concentrated, review-worthy information that makes studying easier to reflect on and simpler to understand.So, you are probably wondering: How do I make one? I'm glad you asked. If you didn't ask, don't worry; I would have informed you regardless.
This is an inspiring story by a Pakistani education advocate, Malala. She is a remarkable girl who has positively influenced how the world views females. On the day she was shot for attending school, the world was shocked at the determination and aspiration of a young, 15-year-old girl. Though this work is different from other versions of Malala's story, it has offered a more real, determined, and even sassy side of Malala, because it was written by the teen herself.
... but don't freak out, we have your back! If you are a freshman, or even a senior, that familiar word "exam" sends a shiver of dread down your spine. You start breaking out the highlighters and post its, and getting stuck in the classic I-know-I-put-the-notes-in-here-but-its-gone-on-an-adventure-and-this-backpack-seems-to-never-end dilemma. Once you discover those notes in a very obvious place you swear you already looked in, read the rest of this post.
On October 9, 2015, Ms. Vai's Ethical Entrepreneurship class and Mrs. Johnson's AP Biology class went on a field trip to the McCrone Research Institute. We had the opportunity to use polarized light microscopes, solve a burglary case with the use of small samples of fabric, examine a variety of substances such as: table salt, starch, marble, silk, oil soot, dandruff, clay... The list goes on!
The Josephinum Academy Blog Squad is back! Meet the members of this year's squad in our first blog post of the 2015-2016 school year.
Have you ever been so stressed or have so much to do that you just decide not to do anything at all? Well, that's "Senioritis" in a nutshell.
The exchange, both going to Taiwan and hosting Taiwanese students, has shaped us into the responsible young women we are and given us a different outlook on life and what it means to get to know someone, no matter the cultural differences.

Kayleigh Fladung
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