December 7, 2018
Girl Scouts Honor Samantha Carlson
Sophomore  Samantha Carlson was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania during National Women's Entrepreneur month. Samantha has been a very active Girl Scout since kindergarten, and has earned her bronze and silver awards. She is involved in helping many community service organizations. The entrepreneur award was for selling over a 1000 boxes of cookies each year for the past few years. Congratulations Samantha!
Basil Alumna named Goalie of the Week 
Former Saint Basil Academy student athlete Brooke Shissler was recently named 
D-3 Women's Soccer Goalie of the Week by "Hero Sports".  Brooke excelled at Saint Basil Academy leading the team to the State Championship game in Hershey, PA.  She is now playing for Immaculata University.  Congratulations Brooke!
Student Council
Congratulations to the newly elected Student Council Freshman Class Representatives:  Isabella Canals, Kylie Duggan, Brianna Durante, Lucia Fiorini, and Teresa Majkut. These girls were selected by their teachers for their leadership skills, maturity, school spirit and dedication to the SBA community. The new Freshman Representatives took their Oath of Office on Wednesday, November 21.   
Sophomore Retreat
On Tuesday November 27, sophomores attended their annual retreat. The theme was "Knowing Yourself". Students learned about the four personality temperaments and discussed these God-given gifts and how we can grow in prayer and habit because of them. Students also had the opportunity to attend Divine Liturgy and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.



Sophomores walked the grounds of the
Sisters of Saint Basil the Great
during their retreat at
The Basilian Spirituality Center.

Basil Students Sing at Remembrance Service
On Thursday,  November 29, members of the Vocal Tech class volunteered to sing at the Jefferson Home and Hospice Annual Service of Remembrance. This was an opportunity to pray for and remember those who have passed away in the last year. The musical gifts of our students were much appreciated.

English III  Honors
Students set the scene for studying Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales".    

Father-Daughter Dance
The Parents' Club hosted the Father-Daughter dance last Friday night at the Townsend Room. Many of our dads and daughters attended and   enjoyed the evening.
Thanks to all the families that supported this event.

ADL Youth Leadership Conference
On Tuesday December 4, seven students from Saint Basil Academy attended the 12th Annual ADL Youth Leadership Conference: Exploring Diversity, Challenging Hate at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Students met with students from all different high schools in the area to discuss issues of bias and discrimination in school, discussed ways to improve issues in their own schools, and heard testimony from a Holocaust survivor. #Adlylc

HOBY Leaders
Congratulations to sophomores Ashley Kodsi and Julia Mayro on being selected to represent Saint Basil Academy as HOBY Ambassadors at the summer leadership conference in June.  Thank you to all who applied.  We had many great applicants and you are all leaders! 

Accepted Families Night
Over fifty accepted students and their families gathered for our third annual Accepted Families Night on December 6.  With a scavenger hunt led by our hospitality and student council members, the accepted students had their first adventure as a class.  The laughter and thumping footsteps in the halls only added to the positive energy in the parent presentation.  Parents were presented with a deeper insight into the mission of Saint Basil Academy and its focus on Building the Minds of Leaders through Service and Compassion.   Many reveled in the fact that their daughters would be pushed academically, spiritually, socially and individually the next four years.  Teachers, staff, coaches, and parents were all in attendance to offer perspective and answer any questions. Even the Basil Panther joined us for the evening! Congratulations again to the Class of 2023!

              

Saint Nicholas Day
Administration, faculty, staff and students gathered for the tradition of our Saint Nicholas Day Divine Liturgy on December 6.
                                   

Victorian Tea
The Victorian Tea for seniors, faculty and staff was held today.   The Learning Commons was transformed into a magical place for a few hours where the Parents' Club served our well deserved seniors and staff a little treat.