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Dear Parents, Students and Friends,
 
We are celebrating Catholic Schools Week, honoring the traditions and values that make Seton an exceptional Catholic school for young women.   The legacy of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the founder of Catholic education, is felt every day at school. We are blessed and grateful for the Sisters of Charity and all the alumnae and donors who help make a Seton education possible for our Saints!  Thank you for your support of Seton and Catholic education. 
 
Registration night for the Class of 2023 was held last night and we are so excited that it is finally TIME to welcome these amazing young women to the Seton Sisterhood!  Last week we hosted the Evening of Distinction honoring the recipients in the Class of 2023 receiving academic, alumnae, Christian leadership and spirit scholarships.  Congratulations to these exceptional future Saints!      
 
Keep our reigning National Champion Varsity and JV Dance Teams in your prayers this weekend as they compete at Nationals in Orlando, Florida.  Their dedication, talent and hard work is commendable and we are proud of them and their coaches!  Good luck, ladies!
 
Scroll down for detailed updates on all the happenings at Seton.  It is evident our students are using their TIME wisely as they are working diligently in the classroom and being challenged in all they do.  They truly are inspiring and we are blessed to work in such an amazing community where academics, faith, service and leadership are fostered every day.

Gratefully,

Kathy Allen Ciarla '87     Karen Klug White '92
President                             Principal

Academics

We are proud of our many students and faculty members who demonstrate academic excellence in and out of the classroom. The following students and faculty have received awards and recognition for their endeavors:
 
Kate Lambert has been selected to participate in the Health Collaborative’s TAP MD program, a highly competitive and innovative initiative designed to find and cultivate future Tristate physicians.
 
For their achievements in academic writing, Kayla Hess, Molly Guenther, Caroline Rosen and Mary Fieler have received awards for the Scholastic Writing Contest. The following students also received Scholastic Art awards: Olivia Faillace, Emma Sander, Grace Martin and Laryssa Lively.
 
Morgan Mevers, Megan Bihl, Emma Striebich and Caroline Mullen received award recognition for their VFW Voice of Democracy Essays. These students, along with their Social Studies teacher, Mr. Jason Berling, who also won teacher of the year through the VFW, will be reciting their winning speeches and receiving their awards in February.
 
Congratulations to all of our students who took part in the fourth-annual Poetry Out Loud competition at Seton High School on January 23. Madelyn Feeney won the competition and has been selected to represent Seton at the regional competition in Columbus, Ohio. Congratulations also to Kayamarie Roll, who placed runner-up and to Bitanya Derese who placed third in the competition.
 
Congratulations to senior Trisha Grogan who was recently awarded The Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies!  The scholarship to Miami University in Oxford is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for golf caddies that is renewable for up to four years.  Trisha is the very first Seton student to receive this award and we couldn’t be more proud of her.
 
Also, Monica White received the first ever Mission Ambassador Award from Mount St. Joseph University.
 
Best of luck to the following students who will be participating in academic competitions in February:
 
Jordan Darnell will be competing in the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Overture Awards at the Aronoff Center.
 
Isabelle Warren and Gabby Kemper are competing in the Sons of Liberty essay contest for their historical research essays.
 
Also in February, the Seton Chapter of the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati will have 16 students attending TechOlympics on February 22-24. TechOlympics is the nation’s largest student-run tech conference.
 
Please also mark your calendars for The Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series Talent Show which will take place on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advisors have been meeting with all freshman, sophomore and junior students to schedule their classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Please speak with your daughter about her course selections and remind her to turn in all signed forms to her Advisor.    
Seniors who have been awarded a college scholarship should turn in the award letter to their Advisor.  Seton records all of the scholarships that students earn (even those that are not being accepted by the student).  This information will be announced at graduation. 

Juniors will be taking the ACT on February 20.  This test will be administered online. It is an official test and scores can be sent to colleges.  The test will be administered during school hours at no cost to the student. 
 
Parents/guardians of juniors, please mark your calendars for the week of April 8.  The Academic Advisors will be offering family conferences for parents/guardians and students to attend during the school day.  We look forward to meeting with you and getting a head start on the college application process. 

A reminder that juniors and seniors are permitted to take two college visit days each school year without being marked absent. Please see your Academic Advisor for a college visit form, at least one week before the scheduled visit. 
 
Now is a great time for seniors to begin applying for scholarships.  Remember to utilize the Scholarship List and Scholarship Search functions in Naviance.  Every student has their own Naviance account.  If parents would like to create an account but have lost their registration information, please email the student’s Academic Advisor.   Please note that most scholarship committees update their application materials after January 1. 

Scholarship Spotlight:

  • Anthony Munoz Foundation Scholarship
Planning ahead:
  • February 12, 2019 - College Credit Plus informational meeting in Seton’s library from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  RSVP HERE
  • April 2, 2019 - College Planning Night at Seton
  • Upcoming ACT/SAT dates: 
    • ACT on Saturday, February 9 and April 13.  Register at www.act.org
    • SAT on Saturday, March 9 and May 4.  Register at www.sat.org
  • Enrichment Programs:
    • Veterinary Exploration Conference, February 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Columbus, Ohio www.mvcinfo.org/VEC
    • Potential Pharmacists Day, March 29, 2019 at the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. See your Academic Advisor for more information

Athletics

The Seton Aqua Saints competed in the Southwest Swim Classic at Miami University and placed 15th out of all of the schools.  There were dozens of outstanding times, including Brooke Kamstra, who now holds Seton’s 200 IM record with a time of 2:25.25 breaking a school record from 1996! Congratulations, Brooke!
 
The Swim/Dive Team honored their seniors at the meet against Oak Hills on January 26.  Congratulations to senior divers Hailey Eisenmann and Olivia Faillace and senior Swimmers Chloe Davitt and Veronica Richards.  Thank you for representing Seton in all that you do.
 
The Seton Divers competed at the GGCL Meet on January 26 at Sycamore High School.  The Swimmers competed in the GGCL Swim Meet on January 30 at St. Xavier High School.  The combined dive and swim score placed the Saints 3rd in the GGCL.
 
Seton Basketball will honor their seniors on February 7 against Winton Woods.  Thank you to senior Kelli Wanger for all your hard work this season and thank you to manager Shannon Cavanaugh for all of your help and encouragement this season.
 
Seton Bowling competed in the GGCL match on January 28. Going into the tournament they were tied for 1st place after beating Mercy McAuley on January 24. After a long, tough battle the Saints placed 2nd in the GGCL.
 
The Bowling teams will honor their seniors on February 14 against Oak Hills.  Thank you to Olivia Hensley and Contessa Stout for your dedication to the bowling program.
 
Seton Dance performed at the Mount Notre Dame Dance Competition and The Ohio State Dance Competition.  At both competitions they placed 1st in Pom and Hip Hop and were Grand Champions in Hip Hop. The JV and Varsity Dance Teams will perform at Nationals this weekend in Orlando, Florida.  We wish both teams the best of luck!
 
The Seton Gymnasts have competed in the Crosstown Flipout and Jenna Sullivan placed 5th on the beam and Caroline Klug placed 5th on the floor.  The team placed 1st at the Seven Hills Quad.  At the Elks Invitational senior Caroline Klug earned a season high score on her floor routine. Our senior, Caroline Klug will be honored on February 8 at Westside Academy of Gymnastics. Great job representing Seton, Caroline!
 
Congratulations to Loretta Blaut Seton class of 2014, on her prestigious honor from the University of Cincinnati. The Jean Stephens Memorial Award goes to a Bearcat student-athlete for their integrity, high ethical standard and respect for all persons and commitment to both Bearcats athletics and UC. Great job, Loretta!
 
Cincinnati.com named their 2018 Ohio Fall All-Stars and the following Saints were honored. Golf: Lily Bryant, Volleyball: Kelli Cunningham, Julia Marr, Soccer: Julia Hoffmann, Ellie Flower, Carly Selby.
 
Come out to Chipotle Glenway Crossing on February 5 between 5:00-9:00 p.m. to support Seton Basketball. Don’t forget to bring a flyer, show it on your phone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Seton Basketball.
 
Check out the winter sport schedules on our website and come to an athletic event to cheer on the Saints. https://www.setoncincinnati.org/athletics/winter-athletic-teams/
 
When shopping at GFS don’t forget to mention Seton Athletics at the check-out to help earn points for athletic events. Support Seton Athletics every 1st Thursday of the month by dining in or driving through at Warsaw Skyline from 4:00-8:00 pm. twenty percent of the proceeds go directly to Seton Athletics; the flyer can be found on the Seton website.
 
To catch the Seton Saints in action, check our website and follow us on twitter @setonhsports.   
 

Student Life

Have a donation for Setonsation?  Gift cards, wine/spirits, home goods and tickets to events make great items for our silent auction.  Donations can be dropped off during school hours or mailed to the attention of Setonsation.  Thank for your support!

February 1      Watching the movie “Wonder” for Catholic Schools Week
February 4       2-hour delay – Reward from the Thanksgiving collection
February 8       Freshmen earned a ½ day of school from the Thanksgiving collection – dismissal 11:02 p.m., Freshman Dance 8:00–11:00 p.m. in Seton’s Cafeteria 
February 8       First round of House Basketball Intramurals
February 13     ACT Challenge for Freshmen-Juniors, Seniors will hear advice from a Financial Advisor for college planning and beyond
February 13     Leadership Camp after school in Library at 2:15 p.m.
February 14     Paid Out of Uniform to benefit the Heart Association
February 15     Sophomore Day of Reflection
February 15     ACT Challenge for Freshmen and Juniors, Seniors will have a Capstone Speaker
February 18     No School – President’s Day
February 19-22 Mental Health Wellness Week
February 20     Juniors will take the ACT Test
February 20     8th Grade Speech Contest
February 21     Mental Health Wellness activities during assembly period, Schedule has changed to a 3 Bell day with a 2:15 dismissal
February 23     Set up for Celebrate Seton 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
February 24     Celebrate Seton 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
February 25     No School – Walk Incentive Day
February 26-27 Junior Retreat
February 27     House Basketball Intramural Finals
March 2           Father Daughter Dance
 

Community Service – Community Service is one of the pillars of Seton High School.  All students have a community service requirement that must be met in order to graduate.  Your daughters were given this policy at the beginning of the school year.  Community Service is distinguished from Christian service in that Community Service is usually performed for a non-profit organization.  Click HERE to link to Seton website in order to view the document that includes details about community service and explains the graduation requirements.  Please check with your daughters regarding the number of hours they have to date.  If you have questions you are welcome to contact me:  Jennifer Lanter, Community Service Coordinator, lanterj@setoncincinnati.org
 
Yearbook Time - Don't forget to purchase the 2018-2019 yearbook for $85.  Click HERE to order a yearbook!  If your daughter is a senior and you would like to purchase a "senior ad," click on the "recognition ad" under "products" to purchase and build an ad or click HERE.

ACEO - Anyone interested in working at the Reds Concession stands during the 2019 season in order to pay tuition should attend an informational meeting on February 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m., or March 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  All informational meetings will be held at Plagge Hall at St. Simon on Rapid Run and Pontius. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.  All money earned will be credited to your student’s tuition.


Daily Announcements can be found on the Student Life page:
https://www.setoncincinnati.org/student-life/daily-announcements/
 
Cafeteria Menu and EZ Parent Center can be found in the parent quick links:
https://www.setoncincinnati.org/student-life/cafeteria-lunch/
 

Have a safe and happy weekend!

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