October 12, 2018
Widener University Leadership Award

Congratulations to Mikhala Frankunas who was selected to receive the Widener University High School Leadership Award!  The award is given to those students who have been nominated because they have made a difference in a significant way within their community.

Big Sister-Little Sister Day 
Sophomores welcomed the freshmen at the Big Sister-Little Sister lunch.  Everyone had a blast with the Marshmallow Challenge to see which group of students would have the tallest free standing structure at the end of twelve minutes! 
Open House
A huge thank you to all that attended our Open House this past Sunday. The spirit of the students of Saint Basil Academy was on full display as they welcomed families, sang Mamma Mia through the halls, and helped prospective students make slime! It was a great day for our school community, and it was made more special by the many families that visited looking to gain a little more insight into how SBA builds the minds of future women leaders.

Community Day
A huge thank you to all of our students, teachers, and staff members who helped make our 5th Annual Community Day such an awesome event! The girls did amazing work everywhere that they went. Thank you to our parents for your support and for donating food items. And our sincere thanks to all the groups with whom we partnered: Briar Bush Nature Center, Face to Face Soup Kitchen, Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School, Holy Redeemer Garden, Holy Redeemer Thrift Shop, Our Lady of Confidence, Philabundance, Saint Helena's/Incarnation, Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Joseph's Manor, and The Breathing Room Foundation. We truly lived our mission today-educating leaders through service and compassion!

The Bridge Educational Foundation
The Bridge Educational Foundation, through the support of Enterprise Holdings and Waste Management, is donating $71,000 of scholarship money to families of Bucks and Eastern Montgomery County.  Saint Basil Academy was awarded $2,500 from Waste Management for scholarships to families in the 2018-19 school year. Jeff Pearce, Finance Director at SBA, attended the presentation ceremony along with representatives from other schools, representatives from the Bridge Educational Foundation, and legislators.

Parents' Club Board Members 2018-2019
Back row:  Christina Yost, Heather Dotchel, Isabella Douglas, Deborah Junkin, Sue Carlson 
Front Row:  Patti Kennedy, Leigh Kolonis, Sally Majkut 
Not pictured:  Dana White, Meghan Campion   

Parents' Club Class Representatives, 2018-2019
Amanda Zetick, Heather Dotchel, MaryEllen McGinty, Sue McLaverty, Marianne Bustin, Patti Kenndy, Marge Hynes, Jen Sonnie, Ellen Romano, Christina Zones
Not pictured: Meghan Campion  Melissa McCann, Greg Lare, 
Anita Householder, Colleen Haviland    

Basilian Pillar
Enjoy the October issue of the Basilian Pillar.  This back to school issue includes articles on the new school year, summer adventures, fall sports and more!