We hope that you enjoy this e-newsletter from St. Vincent's Academy.  Please forward your friend and family's email addresses to maryanne.hogan@svaga.net and we will add them to our list.  A special thank you to Paul Camp for sharing the graduation photo above!

Lily Kate Conneff Featured in People Magazine
for Summer Service

St. Vincent's Academy student, Lily Kate Conneff, was featured in People magazine's Heroes Among Us.  The article featured Lily Kate and five other teens in Savannah who pioneered a project that has purchased more than 3,200 pairs of shower shoes for the city's homeless population, through their new charity called the Flip Flop Drop! This is a perfect example of what St. Vincent's is all about . . . we are so proud of you Lily Kate! Pictured above are: Front row: Brendan Mahoney. Back row, from left: Oliver Howell, Lily Kate Conneff, Megan Slatkovsky, Ashley Ambos, and Daniel Mahoney.  Read more by clicking the link below.

Alumnae Spotlight: Kelly Williams

Women Who Lead: SVA graduate, Kelly Williams '06, has decided to join the Sisters of Mercy! She is moving to St. Louis to begin two years of Candidacy, living in a welcoming community with four Sisters and another woman who is entering. She hopes to work within the Mercy Hospital network in various roles. Since the National Novitiate for the Mercies is located in St. Louis, she will remain there another year for the Canonical Novitiate. After which she will enjoy a year of Apostolic Novitiate, followed by temporary vows, then perpetual vows! The whole process takes about 7 years. Kelly remarks, "I'm very excited to begin the journey and it will officially begin on August 16th with a Welcoming Ceremony in St. Louis! I'm looking forward to learning all about the Mercy charisms, the history of the order and seeing where God calls me on this journey! I had a wonderful time at St. Vincent's this past year and God willing, I'll be back again!" Please send your prayers for Kelly during this special time in her life and ask God to bless her. Kelly is pictured front and center at her send-off with all of the Sisters of Mercy who attended.  Many thanks to Paul Camp for taking this photo!

Here are some important back to school dates for St. Vincent's Academy . . . mark your calendar please!

*Friday August 8th Freshmen and Transfer Orientation in Walsh Hall (Gym) from 9-12pm
*Wed. August 13: 8 -11am Registration Day/ Summer Reading TESTS for ALL- Full Uniform
*Wednesday August 13: 9th Grade Parent Meeting 6:30pm Walsh Hall (gym)
*Thursday August 14: Classes for ALL/Short Schedule 8-1pm
*Friday August 15: Class for ALL/Short Schedule 8-1pm

*Monday August 18 Full Schedule Begins: 8-3pm

Capital Campaign Allows for Wonderful School Imporovements

This summer, St. Vincent's Academy is investing in much needed improvements to the infrastructure of our buildings! Currently, the outdated heating and cooling system through the academic building and convent building (both classrooms and residential space) are being completely replaced. Much needed, new and improved windows are being replaced throughout the campus. The roof on the gym and a small portion of a leaking roof in the Convent Building have been replaced as well. We have already improved the cabling for internet access and will be assessing our technology needs as we branch out into "mobile technology" for students. Many thanks to all who donated to our campaign so that all of this could happen . . . very exciting!

SVA Saints Volleyball at Team Camp at College of Charleston . . . Gold Division, Go Saints!

Saints Basketball Camp was a great success this year!

Join us for the 2014 Tour of Homes on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Click the link below to learn more and to register for the event!


St. Vincent's Academy Summer Study Skills Course


Rising 6th - 9th graders, please join us at St. Vincent's Academy where your study skills will reach their peak! Join us on August 4th - 7th, from 9am - 11:30am. Classes will be held in Dressel Hall at St. Vincent's Academy. The cost is $85/student and the course is taught by Mrs. Jody Riddle.  Mrs. Riddle is the SVA High School Counselor Ed.S., and is also an Education Specialist, M.Ed, Master, Counselor Education, BS, Business Education and Marketing. This course is meant to teach study skills to college-bound middle school students preparing for high school and their best academic year! Please email Jody Riddle with questions at jody.riddle@svaga.net or 912.236.5508. She can also be reached at jodyriddle@gmail.com or 912.484.8012.  


SVA Alumnae Updates

If you have moved, or have a new email address or phone number, please contact Mary Forbes in the Development Office at mary.forbes@svaga.net.  Thank you!   


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