The Great Irish Fair of New York was held in Coney Island on Saturday, September 24th. Every year, at the fair, they name a "Colleen Queen." This year's honor went to Fontbonne's very own, Katie Byrnes! Katie has always been proud of her Irish heritage. She spends a lot of her time in Irish dance classes at the O'Malley Irish Dance Academy. This was her 13th year performing at the fair. Katie has represented her school in local, regional, and national competitions. She's performed for the Mets, Nets, and Cyclones. She's also performed at City Hall, Borough Hall, and Ellis Island. For the full article from The Tablet, click on Katie's picture!
Fontbonne has entered into a partnership with St. Joseph's College to offer our students two new career paths: Child Study and Nursing. Students can earn up to 18 college credits at minimal cost. Upon completion of each course, students will receive the appropriate number of college credits as listed in the St. Joseph's College Course Catalogue for that program of study. These courses will also be applied to meet high school graduation requirements. Registration is underway so act now!
Fontbonne Hall Academy is hosting a pet-themed carnival to benefit North Shore Animal League America! The carnival will take place in the gym from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5th! There will be games, trivia, and a photo booth! There will also be raffles! Student admission is $2. Admission for family and friends is $3. Click on the icon to check out the flyer!
Isabella Grillo has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ms. S will present a Letter of Commendation to Isabella from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program. Throughout the country, about 34,000 Commended Students will be recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Fontbonne is now offering an Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, which offers college credit at St. Francis College. The course is designed to introduce students to the different types of entrepreneurship that exist, and the excitement and challenges of building your own business. The course is enriched with real-life examples, including personal stories from local entrepreneurs, case studies, and startups.
Our very own, Dr. Fred Herron, will be a featured presenter this Saturday at a conference titled "Care of the Earth and Climate Change." The conference will be held at Immaculate Conception Passionist Parish in Jamaica Estates from 9 AM until 4 PM. The conference will address the challenge of climate change in light of Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si" and the thought of Passionist geologian Thomas Berry. Dr. Herron will be addressing their impact on education and the spirituality of young people.
Fontbonne is excited to announce auditions for our first ever non-musical! Auditions are open to all Fontbonne students and friends ages 8-18. We also need people to help in these areas: stage manager, lighting, sound, costumes, sets, and props. Auditions will take place in the Music Room: Thursday, September 8th from 3 PM until 5:30 PM and Friday, September 9th from 4 PM until 6 PM. For more information, click on the icon to check out the show flier!
Softball tryouts will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 9 AM at Dyker Park. There will also be a registration on Friday, September 9th at 5 PM at Dyker Park for all who are interested in playing softball but are unable to attend the formal tryout on September 10th. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Coach Marinello at email@example.com or 917-974-9511.