Oak Hill Nuts and Bolts | February 7, 2019 


If you haven't had the opportunity lately to visit the Duchesne Building, I invite you to drop in to see the numerous flags that now decorate the walls of Condie Hall. These flags represent the 41 countries around the world where children can benefit from a Sacred Heart education. Symbolically, this does a few things for us. Without a doubt, it calls to the larger network of Sacred Heart schools. When we leave our building, we take with us our identity as global citizens; we are aware that we belong to a larger world community with cares and concerns outside of ourselves. In addition to this, we, as Sacred Heart educators, strive to daily inspire our students "to be active, informed, and responsible citizens locally, nationally, and globally" (Goal Three)!



Dr. Peter M. Schroeder


Principal Pete Schroeder and Head of School Michael Baber bestow merit awards during this week's Merit Assembly.



Bravo to the students who received merit cards at our Merit Assembly on Monday. To elevate this wonderful Sacred Heart tradition, the assembly was moved to our Chapel to connect our efforts to the goodness and glory of God. Dr. Schroeder began the morning reminding the students of the biblical notion that a city on a hill cannot be hidden. He went on to add that it would not, should not, and will not be hidden. The gift of God's love and grace is ours to share. Our way to make a difference in the world begins with us integrating more and more of our "hilltop" moments with others.



We welcome the opportunity to partner with you again in the education of your children. On Friday, February 1, families eligible to re-enroll for the 2019-2020 school year were sent an email with the online re-enrollment instructions. We ask you to read and submit your Enrollment and Tuition Contract by Friday, February 22. Families are also required to send an enrollment deposit of $1,000 to the Business Office to complete the re-enrollment process.

If you have any questions, please contact Financial Services Coordinator Alice Tuhro at or 314.810.3531.



It's not too late to register for Oak Hill spring enrichment programs. Learn more and register today by selecting the Enrichment panel in the Reference Center on your Parent Portal.



The yearbook staff is offering families the opportunity to honor students with sponsorships in the 2018-19 Oak Hill Yearbook. Parents may choose to buy a sponsorship space to celebrate a special award, like speech, science fair, the arts, or sports; commemorate First Communion; or just to say they are proud of their Sacred Heart student. You may create and pay for your sponsorship online, and the deadline is Friday, February 22. Informational flyers will be sent home with students this weeks or tap the link below for a downloadable PDF. Contact Lisa Carswell, Yearbook Advisor, at if you have questions.



Registration for Passport to Summer 2019 is now open! We are proud to offer day and athletic camps, service opportunities, and academic programs for students in JK3 through Grade 12. For more information, visit our website or contact Dominic A. Key, Manager of Community Engagement, at



Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School will be closed Friday, February 15, and Monday, February 18, for the Presidents' Day weekend.



Dr. James G. Miller, Washington University in St. Louis Professor, will be discussing physics and its role in diagnostic medicine from 10 to 10:45 am Saturday, February 16, at Crow Hall, Room 20, on the Danforth Campus. This is a free lecture intended for audience members age 10 and up and no knowledge of physics or medicine is required.



The gates open at 6:30 pm Friday, March 1, in Kenefick Gym for A Night at the Races. Spend an evening "betting" and cheering on six horse races that are broadcast "live" on jumbo screens. Come enter a derby hat contest, sip on mint juleps, and purchase raffle tickets for a chance at some fantastic items and experiences. Gather your friends, family, neighbors...all are welcome! Registration deadline is Monday, February 25, and all proceeds benefit the Sr. Mary Gray McNally Alumnae Scholarship. This event is for guests 21 or older. Contact Rachel Drone Gehm '88, Manager of Alumni Relations, at or 314.810.3420 if you have any questions. See you at the starting gate!




On Wednesday, February 13, we will pray for Black American religious. Mass begins promptly at 7:15 am in the Chapel and usually concludes no later than 7:35 am. Mass is celebrated most Wednesdays at 7:15 am in our Chapel when school is in session. Everyone in our school community is invited and encouraged to attend. View our 2018-2019 Mass Intentions list to see the specific intentions planned for each week.



Do you have a special intention or a loved one that you would like to be included in our Oak Hill Mass petitions? Please send an email to Katie Maxwell, Campus Minister, at We would very much like to remember the intentions of those in our community as we celebrate Mass together.

Thursday - February 7, 2019
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Friday - February 8, 2019
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
No School (7-12)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday - February 9, 2019
All day
National Test Day
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday - February 11, 2019
All day
7:55 AM - 8:30 AM
Tuesday - February 12, 2019
All day
All day
8:55 am (JK3-6), 8:45 am (7-12)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday - February 13, 2019
All day
All day
7:15 AM - 7:35 AM
8:00 AM
Thursday - February 14, 2019
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Friday - February 15, 2019
All day
Saturday - February 16, 2019
All day
Sunday - February 17, 2019
All day

Each Thursday, the Nuts & Bolts newsletters will highlight important information including upcoming school events, student achievements in and outside of school, forms to be completed, and program deadlines. Send your information for students and parents to to be included in either the Oak Hill newsletter, the Villa Duchesne newsletter, or both.


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