Academy Summer Reading & Supply Lists (6th - 8th)
**We have begun the process of updating this page with supply lists and reading assignments for the 2019-2020 school year. Not all lists are updated at this moment**
Sacred Heart is a Catholic school that strongly believes in the education of the total person. It is our goal that each student grows physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually during his or her school career.
The service project requirement is almost always a vehicle for spiritual growth. In Sacred Scripture it is clear that Jesus’ mission included service to others. In the Gospel of St. Matthew when the people ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry… when did we see you thirsty,” Jesus responds “I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.” He not only helped others, but expected his followers to help them. In the Gospel of St. John, when Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, he said, “As I have done, so you must do.” As Christians, our faith in God is manifested through our love and concern for, and service to others. By reaching out, we learn more about the needs of other people. Our talents, that we so often take for granted, are more greatly appreciated and developed. With Jesus as our model, we give back to our communities through the gifts that God has given us.
The Sacred Heart High School service program is a 3‐year program that strives to integrate into the lives of students the call to discipleship from the scriptures and expose them to the reality of Christian service.
Elementary Robotics Club
After school club that meets every Thursday until 4:15. Students learn how to build simple robots to solve a given task. We focus on creating robots that run autonomously and use the sensors to allow them to function with minimal interaction with humans. Students work in teams of three to five students each and learn teamwork and compromise. Challenges that they have to solve involve creating a sturdy moving robot, a claw or arm to retrieve items, solve a simple maze, and “climb” and shaft. The robotic kits used are Lego EV3. There is no cost to participate and membership is open to any student in grades 3-6.
SHC BEST Robotics Club
Beginner band is offered to students in grades 6-8 and focuses on developing proper tone and posture, sight reading skills, and on preparing music for both performance and education.
For 2017-18, students who have completed beginner band or have prior band experience will be offered the opportunity to participate in a more advanced concert band. Our goal is to create a music program to allow our students to compete and perform as part of an ensemble or solo in our area.
BEST (Boosting Engineering through Science and Technology)
Is a nationwide competition program that encourages students to develop robotic solutions to real life problems. This competition is only 6 weeks long and kicks off with the challenge reveal in October. Students then have 42 days to design and build a working robot using only the materials provided by the local hub, decide on a corporate structure, raise funds, develop a marketing presentation, create print resources, develop a trade booth, and advertise their product at the competition. There are many opportunities for students to put their individual skills to good use for the team!
For more information about BEST and to view the teaser for the upcoming 2018 competition, visit www.bestinc.org.