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AP Capstone Milestone

The first class of students went through the AP Capstone program.
This new, two-year College Board AP sequence includes AP Seminar in 11th grade and AP Research in 12th grade. At the culmination of the program, students in AP Research write a 4,000-5,000 word paper on a research topic of their own choosing. Students then present and defend the research, just like at a university setting. The seniors completed their presentations to the board which consisted of the AP Research teacher, Mr. Ugenti, AP Seminar Teacher: Ms. Stevenson, and Assistant Principal: Mrs. Wierzbowski. Congratulations to all the program members!
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Excellence in Religious Education Award

On Wednesday, May 30, Dr. Fred Herron accepted the Excellence in Religious Education Award on behalf of Fontbonne Hall Academy at the Executive Leadership Dinner sponsored by the Center for Catholic School Leadership and Faith Based Education at Fordham University, Lincoln Center. The award was present by Father Joseph McShane. SJ, President of Fordham University. Awards were presented to outstanding programs in Religious Education as a part of Fordham University’s celebration of the legacy of Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ. Dr. Herron was especially pleased to accept this award at an event celebrating the legacy of Cardinal Dulles, his thesis advisor at The Catholic University of America.
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2018 Cheer Camp

Fontbonne's annual "Cheer with the Champions" Cheer Camp will take place in the gym from Monday, July 30th through Friday, August 3rd. The camp will run daily from 9 AM until 3 PM and is open to all girls entering kindergarten through 8th grade. The cost of the camp is $200. Registration begins Tuesday, May 1st and ends on Friday, July 27th. Registration after July 27th carries a $25 late fee. To register, click on the link above. If you have any questions, please email them to Romeo Petric at petric@fontbonne.org.
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2018 Valedictorian

We would like to congratulate our 2018 valedictorian, Kaitlyn Billows! Kaitlyn has been an active member of the Culture Club, secretary for the Friends for Life Club and treasurer of the National Honor Society. Her athletic ability shined through during her four years on the Swim Team and two years on the Soccer Team. She enjoyed participating in Sports Night for all four years and will treasure all the memories. Kaitlyn has shown great work ethic, leadership and perseverance. We are certain that her talents and dedication will continue to bring her great success. In the Fall, Kaitlyn will be entering the Nursing program at Clemson University.
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2018 Salutatorian

Throughout the past four years, Veronica Gallo has been a very active member of the FHA community. She was a member of Friends for Life, Culture Club, and the Select Chorus. Veronica served as the vice president of Bonnies for Health and the chapter historian for the National Honor Society. She has been awarded a NYS Scholarship of Academic Excellence for her exceptional performance on the Regents exams. Veronica will be attending Wagner College in the fall and intends to pursue a career in medicine. Congratulations on being our 2018 Salutatorian!
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Summer Reading 2018

The summer reading assignments for 2018 have been posted! You can access them under the Students Tab - or by clicking on the link above! Remember, all books must be read by the first day of classes.
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Details on Talent Search here

Two of our Science Research students, Kristina Scarfo (right) and Teressa Martinelli (left), were honored to receive award badges for their research papers which were submitted to the Regeneron Science Talent Search.
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Learn more about DNA Center trip

On a recent field trip to the DNA Learning Center in Lake Success, Mrs. Ashkenazy's Biology Honors students had the unique opportunity to analyze a sample of their own DNA with state-of-the-art DNA microchip analyzers. The DNA Center is one of only two teaching labs in the US containing this equipment.
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Dress Down for Dogs and Cats

Lifestream hosted Dress Down for Dogs and Cats where each student that desired to dress down donated $2 to The Good Dog Foundation and Pet Partners. The event was extra exciting as three certified therapy dogs from The Good Dog Foundation and Pet Partners visited Fontbonne! Students also collected and sent much needed supplies for dogs and cats waiting to be placed in homes at the North Shore Animal League.
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Varsity Basketball Plays in Disney Tournament

FHA Varsity reached the championship game of the KSA Disney tournament but lost to Hardin Valley HS out of Knoxville, Tennessee by a score of 71-40. Our own Katie Marquardt was voted team MVP for the tournament by the KSA organizing committee. CONGRATULATIONS to the team on a well played series!
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Shark Tank Project

In the Senior's Economics class, groups were challenged to complete a Shark Tank project complete with an original idea, prototype, capital request, and stake offer. Two groups took the prototype a step further and created a physical model with our new Fab Lab! They 3D printed make-up holders for their "Little Beauty Box" and a spray bottle for their "Shed Stopper". The groups are pictured after their presentations with their printed prototypes. We are so excited that we can integrate the Fab Lab in our Social Studies classes!
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Online Store now open!

Fontbonne Hall Academy Online Store is now open. This is a customizable fan gear site - for everyone! Are you in a club or play a sport? You can customize your hoodie, jacket, shirt, pants, etc. with your club/sport name. You can also customize the colors, "fan gear" logos, sizes, etc. Have fun creating!
Order by Saturday 12/23 and you'll receive 15% off any order over $75 by using code HOLIDAY17
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NHS Christmas Toy Drive

Bring a smile to a child this holiday season! Give less fortunate children the chance to experience the joy of opening a present Christmas morning. Just go to the Giving Tree on the balcony in the Foyer and pick an ornament. Each ornament says Boy or Girl and an age. Buy a gift for a boy or girl of that age and then place it, with the ornament attached, under the tree (wrapped please)!
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Christmas Wreath Purchase & Lighting

This year, Fontbonne will be selling Christmas wreaths for $75. You can sponsor a Christmas wreath in your family name or in remembrance of a loved one. We will place the wreaths around campus and hold a Wreath Lighting Celebration on Wednesday, December 13th - immediately following our annual Creche Blessing. We're limited to 125 wreaths - so make your purchase TODAY! Click on the link above for more information and to purchase your wreath!
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Severe Weather Friday 1/5: No School

Due to the severe weather, for the safety of our students and staff, Fontbonne Hall Academy will be closed on Friday, January 5th. Classes will resume on Monday, January 8th. Please stay safe and warm. Thank you.
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