MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL REYNOLDS
Happy Friday, Cardinal Newman High School! Today, CNHS celebrated the groundbreaking of our chapel on the Feast Day of Saint Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Order. This student-led celebration focused on the words of Meghan Snyder, Kate Wheadon, and Emily Wood while recognizing Theo Ranney's summer internship with GMH Builders. This was a wonderful way to end our week, and I would like to thank Kathleen Aymar, Principal of St. Rose, for joining us at the groundbreaking.
As Cardinal Newman High School continues to focus on campus safety, we began our fencing project on Thursday, the 26th, and this project is expected to be completed in the next couple of weeks. Securing our campus with fencing will add a layer of security that does not currently exist. The installation of fencing, along with regular safety drills, will continue to provide our campus a greater peace of mind.
Our schedule for next week is A-Day, B-Day, C-Day, D-Day, and E-Day.
Please make a note of the following events:
- On Thursday, the 2nd of February - Senior Dora Avanzi Mesquita coordinates a blood drive for the Cardinal Newman High School community. This project is in alignment with her CBSL project.
- On Saturday, the 4th of February - the Sophomore Class Council led by Ms. Patterson and Mr. Clark organized Winter Formal Dance. This dance begins at 7 pm and ends at 10 pm.
Have a great weekend. With rain set to return next weekend, please enjoy the beautiful fall weather we are experiencing. Roll Niners!
Chapel Groundbreaking Ceremony
This morning's chapel groundbreaking ceremony was led by students who set a tone of gratitude and renewal, thanking all those who made this moment possible and reflecting on the opportunity to rebuild all that was lost. Our students see the new chapel as a symbol of the unification of school life and faith.
Junior Meghan Snyder said it best in her dedication speech: "I'm so grateful to be able to stand before you all and see the start of a new chapter for this school. The building of this chapel is something so special and significant not just for our school, but for our Newman community. This chapel is a representation of the unification of our school life and faith. It rests as a symbol of resilience after the fires and a sacred place of worship. It lies in the center of our campus lifting our hearts and spirits up to God. What makes this chapel in particular so remarkable is that it's our school's first student chapel! It will act as an outlet to revive our faith and restore hope to our spiritual life. The gift of this chapel is truly a blessing and we're so fortunate to be able to have it here!"
Many thanks to the students, staff, alumni, Board members, donors, and other community members who joined us today to make the ceremony so special (as pictured from left to right): Teejay Lowe - Board Chair, Fr. Moses - BOT Chaplain,
Fr. Plass - Chaplain, Nicholas Reynolds - CNHS Principal, Kathleen Aymar - St. Rose Principal, Theo Ramey - Student Intern, Josh Grigg - GMH Builders, Jon Peterson - GMH Builders, Megan Snyder - Student Speaker/Campus Ministry Member, Emily Wood - Reader/Campus Ministry Vice President, Kate Wheadon - Prayer Intentions/Campus Ministry President, Chris Lagos - Architect, Brad Bollinger - Donor, Zeta Skikos - Donor, Greg Skikos - Donor
"It shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring harm, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, declares the Lord."
-Jeremiah 31: 28
UHS Alum Staff and Faculty:
On this special day celebrating St. Angela and the Ursuline Sisters, we also took a moment to recognize all the UHS alums on staff here at Cardinal Newman:
Mrs. Eggleston, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Thompson, Ms. Mertle, Mrs. Lane, Mrs. Drake, Mrs. Badger, and Ms. Soracco
Alumni Scholarships - Apply Today!
Cardinal Newman Alumni Scholarship
Qualification Requirements: Applicants for this scholarship must attend Cardinal Newman High School and are children or grandchildren (daughters or sons) of alumni who graduated from Cardinal Newman High School, Santa Rosa CA.
Ursuline Alumni Scholarship
Qualification Requirements: Applicants for this scholarship must attend Cardinal Newman High School and are children or grandchildren (daughters or sons) of alumnae who graduated from Ursuline High School, Santa Rosa, California.
Celebrate the New Year with CNHS Mom's Club!
Please join us for the CN Mom's Club. We will enjoy a fun-filled event where you can relax and socialize with old and new friends to start off 2023.
Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 pm. Please feel free to stop by after your son/daughter's sporting event to toast to 2023.
SENIOR SERVICE: ON-CAMPUS BLOOD DRIVE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
On Thursday, February 2, senior Dora Mesquita, in partnership with Vitalent, will be hosting an on campus blood drive for those who want to provide this literally vital service to those in serious medical need.
If you are interested in signing up to donate blood on February 2, please click the link below to the sign up form. After you submit the form you will be sent additional information via email, as well as required forms. To be signed up you must return the forms completed by February 1. The first 16 to turn in the form will be given slots. After this a waitlist will be opened up. Please respond below, and thank you for making a difference in the lives of those in need!
Blood Drive Interest Sign Up Google Form (click here!)
Winter Formal is just around the corner! Get your tickets today — on sale at lunchtime, or use the link below!
Can't make this year's Gala? You can still make a difference for Cardinal Newman (and score some amazing items) by bidding in our Online Auction! Are you the parent of a graduating Senior? Don't miss out on these FRONT ROW seats at graduation!
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10 FRONT-ROW SEATS AT THIS YEAR'S2023 GRADUATION CEREMONY
Guarantee your Front Row Seating for 10 on our CN Stadium Field. You and your family will be on the track at this year's 2023 Graduation Ceremony. All 10 seats must be sold together.
CLASS THEMED BASKETS
Back by Popular Demand!
One of the most exciting parts of our Legacy Gala is our Live Auction and each year we ask our parents to support our Class Theme Baskets. Here's what is being pulled together so far for this year:
- Freshman Class – 'Aloha Newman Luau'
- Sophomore Class – 'Backyard Entertaining'
- Junior Class – 'Ultimate Tailgate Party'
- Senior Class – 'Off To College'
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Please consider making a CASH DONATION to help us with these baskets. You can Donate Online or you can drop off or send a check payable to Cardinal Newman High School and mailed to the school (Attn: Development). Or you may drop off an ITEM with a completed Donation Form to our Advancement Office.
This Week's Social Media Highlight
Last Friday, 22 CNHS sophomore and junior students served as small-group leaders and speakers at the Santa Rosa Diocesan 8th-grade retreat held at St. Eugene Cathedral. Over 200 8th graders from Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa attended this special day of fellowship and encouragement. Our students did a great job ministering to the younger students and leading by example!
The message from the Bishop inspired students to reach for greatness and to lean into their faith as they get ready to enter high school, and students Kai Slater and Megan Snyder shared wisdom from their own personal journeys.
This retreat was a partnership between the Diocese of Santa Rosa Department of Catholic Schools, Department of Youth Ministry, Office of Faith Formation for Catholic Schools, Cardinal Newman, and participating grade schools.
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