It's time for the 42nd AASH National Conference!
The National Conference will be April 26-27 at the Academy of the Sacred Heart (the Rosary) in New Orleans.
Rosary Campus 4521 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans LA, 70115 Map & Directions
Check out these fascinating sessions planned by alums from ASH New Orleans!
Friday, April 26
Innovation in Education: Always Moving Forward
As Sacred Heart educators, we believe in programs demonstrating academic rigor, grounded in faith, that will educate the whole child. In a world where technology is growing at an ever-quickening pace and, we are increasingly a more connected, global community, Sacred Heart schools are uniquely positioned to leverage our network and deep roots to provide forward thinking, innovative education for our students. Please join us as we host rotating sessions highlighting ways in which the Rosary has incorporated curriculum that will be crucial for ensuring our students' success in this rapidly changing world.
iLab | Hear how design thinking and use of technology like auto-CAD, laser cutters, and 3D printers are integrated across curriculum and divisions
Star Labs | See how a mobile planetarium is helping our students experience space and earth science, not just read about it
SynDaver | Our synthetic cadaver is teaching students starting in fourth grade about the human body and inspiring the next generation of doctors and scientists
Digital Media Lab | Our lab provides a unique opportunity for students to gain skills to pursue a journalism career through producing a weekly show and working with outside partnerships to give them real world experiences
Favrot Fine Arts Dance Studio | With increasing focus on STEM programming, we have continue to be committed to growing an arts program that incorporates many mediums of expression
Workout Room | Physical fitness is an important of educating the whole child and contributing to overall wellness
Global Education | Globalization makes it evermore important for our students to form global connections and experiences. Through exchange, international partnerships, and exposure through programs, global education is being integrated throughout all divisions.
Financial Literacy | Through a partnership with local coffee shop, PJ's, we developed an experiential financial literacy program where Upper School students run a coffee shop on our campus.
H20 for Life | Middle School students integrate entrepreneurship and social awareness which impels to action into their curriculum through this financial literacy program. Students are responsible for developing a business plan, creating a product, and making the sale - all for a good cause.
Saturday, April 27
“Steeped in History: New Orleans, The Mississippi, and Sacred Heart Education”
An illustrated lecture on New World beginnings and the growth of Sacred Heart traditions in the Mississippi Valley.
AASH Conference Itinerary
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27
Friday, April 26
10:00am | AASH Board Meeting
1:00pm | Cor Unum Mass Rehearsal
1:30pm | Registration Open
2:30pm | Conference Welcome: Jodie Thorne, Sheila Hammond (All attendees)
3:00pm | Innovation in Education Session: Overview with Sr. Melanie Guste (All attendees)
3:15pm | Session Round Robin: 9 content session choices, attendees select 3
- Three 20-minutes rounds with 3 concurring sessions and 10 minutes in between for a 90 minute session (detailed descriptions above)
- Topic Areas
o iLab – Kitty Mattesky
o Star Labs – Jennifer Adams
o SynDaver – Sarah Dunn
o Digital Media Lab – Mary Lane
o Dance Studio – Carey Brown
o Fitness/Training in the Workout Room – Greg Caro
o Global Education – Lisa Crow
o PJ’s and Financial Literacy – Aubry Miller
o H20 for Life – Sheila David
2:00pm – 4:30pm | Alumnae Director Meeting
4:45pm | Innovation in Education Session Ends
4:30pm | Guided tours for conference attendees
5:30pm – 7:30pm |Shelagh O’Dwyer Cocktail Party around the Fountain
Saturday, April 27
9:00am | AASH Business Meeting (All Attendees)
10:00am | Election of 2019-2021 AASH Board
12:00pm | Cor Unum Luncheon; High School Essay Contest & Maryliz Winner
2:45pm| History of Sacred Heart Education in New Orleans – Sally Reeves
3:30pm | Cor Unum Mass and Awards
5:00pm | Dismissal
Hotels in the area (there is no conference hotel):
Hotels located in Downtown New Orleans on the Streetcar line: