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Celebrating Career Day at SCA

Celebrating Career Day at St. Catherine Academy! From judges to engineers, each speaker offered unique insights, inspiring students to carve their own paths. Special highlights included our alumnae returning to share their wisdom, like Valerie Check (Class of 2022), who delivered a keynote on navigating college with care, presence, and purpose, and Taylor Ford (Class of 2015) for her engaging session, emphasizing the importance of staying true to one's passion.
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Mission Trips 2024

SCA is happy to offer opportunities to go on a mission trip as a part of our curriculum, allowing our students to explore and cultivate their feminine genius while serving communities in need.
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Curriculum Highlight

Epoch Week 2024

Discover the transformative power of EPOCH Week at St. Catherine of Siena Academy, where students and faculty engage in experiential living and learning. From spiritually enriching retreats to community service and immersive cultural experiences, this week offers a holistic approach to education. Through activities like volunteering at Forgotten Harvest and exploring universities and healthcare facilities, students gain valuable insights and memories to last a lifetime.
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Excellence Recognized: Welcoming New NHS Members

St. Catherine of Siena Academy was happy to welcome the the Class of 2025 members into the National Honor Society (NHS). The ceremony held on March 7 not only celebrated their academic accomplishments but also highlighted their embodiment of the NHS's pillars: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Character.
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Student Spotlight

Empowering Women in STEM: The SCA Constellations Shine

Celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we spotlight the achievements of the Constellations, our SCA robotics team! Through their participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition, they showcase innovation and embody the spirit of sisterhood and leadership. As they gear up for their upcoming Robot Reveal and competitions, let's commend their dedication and inspire future generations to pursue STEM fields with passion and resilience.
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Student Spotlight

The light shines in the darkness…

Congratulations to Freshman, Veronica DiFranco, who has been announced as one of the ten finalists and a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship in the 8th annual Alliance Catholic Foundation Live It. Show It. Share It. contest. The contest required students to propose an apparel item featuring an inspiring message from the Archdiocese of Detroit's initiative to Unleash the Gospel. Veronica's winning design incorporates John 1:5 delivering the message of overcoming darkness with God's light. She and other winners were honored at the Catholic Schools Week Mass on February 1.
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Student Spotlight

Senior Spotlight: Grace Lancaster

St. Catherine of Siena Academy senior, Grace Lancaster, achieved the prestigious Brigadier General Billy Mitchell Award on January 23, 2024, becoming a Cadet Second Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, USAF Auxiliary, Livonia Thunderbolt Composite Squadron. This recognition, granted to the top 15% of CAP cadets globally, marks Grace as the first young woman in her squadron to receive the award since 2018. Grace has excelled in leadership, fitness, aerospace, and character development, holding a student pilot certificate with over 50 flight hours and aspiring to attain her private pilot license. Congratulations, Grace, on your remarkable achievements!
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Principal's Message

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, established in 1963, runs from January 18 to January 25. This year's theme, "You shall love the Lord your God… and your neighbor as yourself" (Luke 10:27), underscores the connection between love for God and love for neighbors. It urges reflection on practicing charity, mercy, justice, and unity globally, amidst national and international security crises. Enjoy this reflection by Ms. Hehs.
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Prayer & Meditation

Journeying from Advent to Baptism

The following reflection by Principal Hehs traces the progression from Advent to Christmas, then to the Epiphany and Baptism of Jesus, marking the conclusion of the Christmas Season. Emphasizing the significance of the Epiphany, it highlights Christ's manifestation through events like the visit from the Magi and the Baptism of the Lord. Exploring the cultural traditions of Three Kings Day in Mexico, Principal Hehs connects the celebration to the broader themes of Christ's incarnation and love for all, as demonstrated through His baptism.
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Student Spotlight

2023 HOSA Regionals

St. Catherine of Siena Academy celebrated a successful showing at HOSA regionals, with 25 out of 48 students qualifying for states, including standout performances from the EMT team and freshmen finalists. Notable achievements included a second regional gold for the EMT team, a silver for senior Lauren Proper, and a record-breaking five freshmen finalists. The impressive results set the stage for the upcoming state competition in Traverse City from April 17-20.
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Student Spotlight

2023 Michigan Thespian Festival

Fifteen thespians from SCA Troupe 8342 had an enriching experience at the Michigan Thespian Festival in Lansing, where they engaged in educational workshops, auditioned for scholarships, and participated in the Tech Olympics. The troupe excelled in various categories, including Small Group Acting, Monologue Acting, Solo Musical Theater, and Tech Olympics, earning accolades and a notable college scholarship offer of $314,000.00 for student Bryce Lang.
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Prayer & Meditation

The Feast of St. Nicholas

The Feast of St. Nicholas, or Mikulás, holds a special place in my heart as it brings cherished family traditions. Originating from central European customs, my siblings and I celebrated by placing polished shoes outside our doors, hoping for a visit from St. Nicholas. Accompanied by the unique tradition of Krampusz and virgács, the feast allows us to refocus on Jesus and find a balance between the commercialization of Christmas and the spiritual preparations of Advent. St. Nicholas, a tender-hearted bishop, inspires us to follow his example of giving to others, prompting reflection on what gifts we can share for the betterment of others during this Advent season.
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Prayer & Meditation

Embracing the Spiritual Journey: Ablaze Retreat at SCA

The Ablaze Retreat at SCA gave our seniors a much-needed pause from the hectic senior year. Guided by Debbie Herbeck and the Be Love Revolution team, the retreat allowed our young women to delve into their faith, disconnect from the external noise, and strengthen their connection with the Lord, making a lasting impact on their spiritual journey.
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Student Spotlight

Respect Life Month

Gianna Molla Club: A Beacon of Light! We want to thank the Gianna Molla Club for consistently demonstrating its dedication to the pro-life movement. Meeting every Tuesday during lunch, this club has opened its arms to all students, fostering a space for learning, sharing, and embracing the values of life. The club's commitment to raising awareness and its tireless efforts to bring in inspirational speakers is a testament to their dedication.
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Admissions

Sisters Assemble

Sisters shadow sisters at SCA! We were so happy to meet our younger STARS for a day!
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Principal's Message

Riley Gaines Relentless Pursuit of Truth

On May 11, 2023, Riley Gaines spoke to St. Catherine Academy students about her relentless pursuit of truth and fairness for all female athletes.
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Prayer & Meditation

Feast of the Guardian Angels

“Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this night be at my side to light, to guard, to rule and guide.”
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Feast of the Archangels

“The whole life of the church benefits from the mysterious and powerful help of the angels...from its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. Christ is the center of the angelic world. They are His angels...they belong to Him because they were created through and for Him.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Principal's Message

Patriot Day, September 11, 2023

Out of this day twenty-two years ago came a reminder that we are a people of faith not fear. There are 31 Bible verses about “fear”, and through them, we are promised that God walks with the faithful at all times. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord, your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
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Principal's Message

“Work is the vocation of man.”

As we prepare for the traditional BBQ and day of rest that Labor Day provides, it is noteworthy for us to reflect on work done in the SCA during these first four weeks of the 2023-2024 school year. The Administrative Team committed themselves to the school year long before the first teacher or student walked back into the building. On Monday, August 7, the faculty was welcomed back to school to begin the great work of educating young women to fulfill their feminine genius – their unique dignity, identity, and gifts as women created in the image of God.
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Principal's Message

Labor Day

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17
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Student Spotlight

2023 Big Sister Little Sister

Big Sisters ~ Little Sisters meet! Enjoy these smiles from the much-anticipated bonding event that unfolded yesterday at #SCA, as big sisters finally met their little sisters! Our big sisters embrace their roles, offering guidance, support, and friendship to their younger counterparts! #WeareSCA #theSISTERHOOD #studentexperience #friendships #connections #SCAcommunity
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2023 Club Fair

Today marks an exciting opportunity for our STARS to explore their talents and get involved in our vibrant #SCA community at the Club Fair.
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Prayer & Meditation

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The glory of the Mother is a cause of immense joy to all her children, a joy that knows the far-reaching resonance of the sentiment that is typical of popular piety, even though it cannot be reduced to it. It is, so to speak, a theological joy, firmly rooted in the paschal mystery. In this sense, the Virgin is “causa nostrae laetitiae — the cause of our joy”. - Pope St. John Paul II (taken from the Homily of His Holiness John Paul II, Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sunday, 15 August 1999)
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Principal's Message

2023 Convocation

Convocation 2023 - As adults, we have cultivated the traits of strength, courage, wisdom, prosperity, love, and favors because we were nurtured, mentored, and guided – choose your word – to develop these traits. In the lives of your daughters, our students, we are the strength, courage, wisdom, prosperity, love, and favors that they need, right now in their lives, as we see God’s story unfold.
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Admissions

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend an All-Girls School

To show how an all-girls school will engage, challenge, inspire, and prepare their daughter, we've counted down the top 10 reasons to attend an all-girls school, supported by research.
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Student Spotlight

2023 AP Scholar Awards

As students prepare for this school year, SCA would like to take a moment to congratulate a few recent graduates and current seniors who have been recognized by the AP Program of the College Board for demonstrating outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP Exams.
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Student Spotlight

2022-23 Semester 2 Honor Roll

Congratulations, students… on a job well done!
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Principal's Message

Class of 2023 Senior Send-Off

On Tuesday, May 17, SCA’s 10th graduating class proudly processed into the Chapel for their Baccalaureate Mass and then into the gym for Graduation.
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Curriculum Highlight

Wellness Center Grand Opening

The SCA Wellness Center - a space completely designed just for her - her body, her mind, her wellness!
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Student Spotlight

HOSA

HOSA (Future Health Professionals) provides opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of students interested in healthcare.
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