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PRESTIGIOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

Sophia Crawford ‘20 and MariaRose Guardavaccaro ‘21, were both accepted into the highly competitive National Institute of American History and Democracy Summer pre-college program at William and Mary College, Virginia. This prestigious Insitute offers a 3wk course in American History that will include traveling to historic sites, Revolutionary battlefields, archeological digs and places where history lives. Both passionate members of our History Bowl Club, will receive 4 college credits upon successful completion of the program!
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SPEECH & DEBATE NATIONALS A SUCCESS

This year was our most successful Speech and Debate National Championships yet!! Fontbonne had more than half of the team advance to the elimination rounds. Senior Alexa Vasquez advanced to the final round of Original Oratory where she performed in front of 2000+ people. Alexa placed 4th out of over 230 competitors. We are so proud of our team's success!
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STEM TEACHER AWARD

Fontbonne is proud to receive a Teacher Award from JSHS (Junior Science and Humanities Symposium), sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) for being active participants in mentoring and encouraging student participation in STEM research.
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FRESHWOMEN EXCEL IN CORNELL CHALLENGE

Congratulations to the freshwomen PEaAPS team of Victoria Ryan, Sophia Oliveri, Caroline Brennan, Claudia Mazzaferro, and Giuliana Marino who came in 2nd for the Cornell L.I.V.E.S. Competition! The L.I.V.E.S. Challenge was hosted by the Cornell chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World, and offered students a chance to make a difference in their communities. This year's challenge was Building a Better Future, which asked high school students to design and analyze solutions to improve the energy efficiency of a pre-existing building in their community.
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Events

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A UNIQUE SUMMER PROGRAM

The Common Cents Program teaches teens to be financially capable so that they can make smart financial and professional decisions throughout their lives. Click the link above to explore this exciting opportunity!
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SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE: Dancing Our Joy

Jaime Dzandu, our Dance Director, would like to invite you to take part in our summer dance intensive. It is open to all students who will be entering 6th through 10th grade in the fall (ages 10-14). Tuition for the program is $320. The intensive runs from July 8th through July 12th. Please click on the title above for more information and the registration form. The payment link is on the form.
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AMAZON PARTNERSHIP

Fontbonne Hall Academy is now a member of the Amazon Smile program. All you need to do is login to smile.amazon.com and search for "Sisters of Saint Joseph Fontbonne Hall". This easy, one-time step will automatically donate a small percentage of your Amazon purchase to FHA!
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SPRING OPEN HOUSE

On Thursday, May 16th we will open our doors to welcome all 7th Grade families. Spring Open House begins at 6:30PM. We look forward to sharing the Fontbonne experience with you! Registration link above.
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Principal's
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For over 80 years, Fontbonne Hall Academy has been preparing young women to become professional leaders who serve their communities with confidence and compassion. As an all-girls’ Catholic secondary school owned by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, we are committed to Jesus’ mission to promote the love of God in one’s community, and to respond to the needs of our time. We challenge our students to achieve their highest intellectual and creative potential in science, math, the arts and humanities by providing them with the tools necessary to achieve success in their college studies and their chosen career. Enriched by a diversity of persons and gifts in our school community, Fontbonne develops young women to become global citizens who live and work among people of all faiths and cultures.
 
We provide a learning environment that not only stresses academic excellence, but also spiritual growth, which is embodied in our mission statement of “unity and reconciliation through all-inclusive love”. Fontbonne has a long tradition of sisterhood that has provided a welcoming environment that invites social inclusiveness and moral support while instilling leadership skills, spiritual strength and self-confidence. As such, our alumnae leave us as intelligent, confident young women with loving hearts and a solid moral foundation.
 
As you browse the pages of our website, you will see examples of 21st Century learning. This is exemplified by:

     * Our rigorous STEM program that aims to close the gender gap in STEM careers and that utilizes a state-of-the-art Fabrication Lab, a three-year Science Research Program, and the Brown University Pre-College Women in Engineering Program.
     * Sixteen Advanced Placement classes offered across the curriculum.
     * An award-winning visual arts program. 
     * A Religion Department that explores Catholic identity, while inviting each student to examine her own relationship with God.
     * An English department that provides the tools for effective written and oral communications in a rapidly changing digital world and that includes a print and broadcast journalism program.
     * A Social Studies department that offers historical perspective on the cultural, social and political issues that affect women today.
     * A World Language department that provides students the opportunity to understand and appreciate different cultures.
     * A wide variety of athletic teams and student activities that develop our students' leadership and collaboration skills.
 
Our Director of Admissions, Victoria Hein, would be happy to schedule a visit day for your daughter. Please feel free to reach out to her at hein@fontbonne.org and come and see all that Fontbonne has to offer.
 
Sincerely,
Mary Ann Spicijaric
Principal 
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Teacher
Feature

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Mrs. Ellen Nicoll is finishing up her 37th year of teaching at Fontbonne Hall Academy.  When she first came to Fontbonne, she taught a full PE schedule, Physical Science, was an FA teacher, Year Coordinator and basketball coach, and then swim team moderator.  She earned a B.S. from Brooklyn College in Physical Education and her M.S. from St. John's University in School Building Leaders and is First Aid and CPR certified from the AHA. She also taught a Health and Wellness course in the Nursing Dept at the College of Staten Island for for several years. 

Mrs. Nicoll currently teaches grades 9, 10, 11 and Senior Leaders in Physical Education and grade 11 Health classes.  She is constantly learning and updating all areas of her teaching, and still finds the time to support our students by attending as many games and other events as possible. 
Mrs. Nicoll was coordinator for the classes of 1986, 1993, 2000, 2005 and 2017 (hello Ladies!) and still enjoys hearing from many of her former students.

Mrs. Nicoll pursued teaching because she really loves working with young adults and watching them grow and develop into wonderful young women. She also really enjoys the family atmosphere at Fontbonne. When not teaching, you can find her at home with her family, Bill, Sarah, Kellie (and their dog Tysen).  She enjoys working on her garden, reading, playing Pickleball, or traveling around and touring different baseball stadiums.
 
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