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As we begin the Thanksgiving break and holiday season, I extend my deepest gratitude to the families and alumnae of the Saint Basil Academy community. May you find much joy and peace in all moments spent with family and friends. And, let us remember to thank God during these days of feasting and celebration.
We are truly blessed!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Connie D'Angelo


We began our Thanksgiving break today with a prayer service followed by Spirit Day festivities.  After a noon dismissal, our Thanksgiving break begins.  Classes will resume on Monday,  November 27th.   



So great to see this group of Alums who came back to SBA to take part in the Spirit Day festivities!


Congratulations to SBA Soccer!  This year's team was the first team in SBA history to play in the State Championship game in Hershey, PA.  The team fought hard but lost in a close game, 1-0.  SBA is proud of the team, coaching staff and their accomplishments.  It was great to have 4 buses of students, faculty and staff supporting the team!  Looking forward to next season which seems promising!


Congratulations to SBA Senior and soccer player, Paulina Storck, who is featured in the Northeast Times this week!


Last Thursday, current and former students of the  Race, Culture, and Ethnicity class traveled to the Philad elphia Convention Center to attend the 11th Annual Youth  Symposium on Anti-Bias and Diversity, hosted by the Anti-Defamation League.  Grace Comas, Erin O'Reilly, Shannon Matthews, Gabby Romano, and Cara Hughes joined Mrs. Kazimir and Mrs. Castellano.  They spent the morning in workshops with other high school students from around Philadelphia, discussing bias, bullying, and discrimination in our schools a nd communities.   We then came together for a working lunch, where our Basil girls worked together and brainstormed ways in which they can help implement anti-bias programs at our own school, and work to ensure that Saint  Basil sisterhood always includes everyone.  Finally, we listened to an address by keynote speaker, Akbar Hossain. Hossain is a student at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, was born in Bangladesh and spent his early years in Saudi Arabia. He and his parents emigrated to the U.S. just two days before September 11, 2001. After seeing the struggles his family endured as Muslim immigrants, Akbar became committed to c hallenging Islamophobia a nd helping other immigrants succeed. 


From Tuesday, November 7 to Friday, November 10, twenty seniors along with 3 senior student leaders made their Kairos retreat at Malvern Retreat Center. It was a beautiful week in a beautiful area. The students were accompanied by Ms. Violi, Mrs. Kenny, and Sister Joann OSBM. The student leaders were Molly McMonagle, Taylor Grabowski, and Erin Gilsenan. Congratulations to these seniors for making a wonderful, refreshing retreat!


Congratulations to the cast and crew of "The Drama of Drama" for successful performances and thank you to all who came to the show and supported the Drama Club.

Congratulations to the newly inducted Freshmen members of the SBA Student Council: Maria Abraham, Ella Hutchinson, Maggie Junkin, and Jennifer Mayro.


Mrs. Corrick, in the Counseling Services Department, attended the PA Liberal Arts Colleges Tour November 14-17.  The tour included Messiah College, Albright College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Juniata College, and Elizabethtown College.  Liberal Arts colleges offer students strong programs and individualized experiences with the opportunity for undergraduate research.  Feel free to contact Mrs. Corrick for more information!


Sophomores served breakfast and visited with families at Ronald McDonald House this past Saturday.  The following is a thank you note that SBA received from a family who has been at Ronald McDonald House numerous times.  They have experienced our students' Basilian spirit of service and giving to others.

"E very time we are at the Ronald McDonald House we see the girls from Saint Basil Academy. Once again this weekend they were there cooking breakfast. When my eight-year-old granddaughter is with us she loves being with them and they are so kind to her.  Just wanted to let you know how much they are appreciated and how wonderful it is that they are learning to give back to the community. You can be very proud of them. Thank you!"



The November issue of the Basilian Pillar includes highlights of Community Day, a Youth Symposium which some of our students attended, the Junior Ring ceremony, and an exciting soccer season.  Read these articles and much more in the link below.


View the list of winners from weeks 1-7  here.


Click the link below to see the full schedule of sports at SBA!  Team schedules also appear on the individual team pages of the SBA website.
2017-2018  CALENDAR

The SBA 2016-2017 School Calendar is available on our website under Quick Links.  The calendar can also be viewed in the link below. Use the navigation in the upper left corner of the calendar to select month and year to be viewed.