The Red and Black

Riverhawk Newsletter

November 2022

October Sports Wrap-Up

The Fall Sports Season has officially ended. This was our first year for boys soccer and girls volleyball.

  • Our boys soccer team enjoyed their first win against Richmond Christian School, with Freshman Henry Moore scoring a hat trick in the 7-0 win! The boys finished the season with an exciting 2-game tournament hosted by the Richmond Spirit Warhawks. 
  • Our girls volleyball team finished their inaugural season with only one loss: their first game. The girls had a great season defeating local JV volleyball teams, including The New Community Sabers, the Spirit Warhawks, and the St. Gertrude Gators!

October Highlights

One of our greatest blessings at Cardinal Newman Academy is our community! On October 9th, we enjoyed beautiful Fall weather, and great company, for our annual St. John Henry Newman Feast Day Picnic!

Future Riverhawks enjoying the picnic!

St. Benedict Alum Visiting

Their Alma Mater

Our Riverhawks have been making the rounds at Richmond's local Catholic grade schools, to meet and speak with prospective students.

Feast Day of the Holy Rosary

Cardinal Newman celebrated the Feast of the Holy Rosary with a trip to Huguenot Park and a big game of "manhunt". Several 8th grade students, shadowing at the school, joined in the fun, which ended with pizza and ice cream!

Halloween at Cardinal Newman

A baseball player, a fossil, and an entomologist.

Middle School Halloween Party

Middle School students joined some of our high school students for a fun Halloween Party that included a costume contest, dancing competitions, and lots of candy!

Reflections from Mr. King

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Dear Members of the Cardinal Newman community,

As the seasons change and our first quarter ends, I am reminded of a passage from the English poet Percy Shelley’s “Hymn to Intellectual Beauty” that runs thusly:

“There is a harmony/ In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,/Which

through the summer is not heard or seen,/As if it could not be, as if it hadnot been!”

Autumn is a special time of year. Unlike the exuberance of Summer, Autumn brings with it a somber joy; a comfortable sense of settling in for the rest of the year. The dark and chilly evenings encourage us to retreat indoors with our books, while the bright and fresh mornings invite us to walk amongst the fallen leaves and marvel at Nature’s beauty. Autumn is the season of the scholar.

It is appropriate, then, that the beginning of second quarter corresponds with the maturation of the Autumn season. We begin to see our academic progress and find ways to improve upon it. We look forward to spending time with our families at the Thanksgiving table, and we prepare ourselves for that most joyous period in the liturgical calendar, Advent and Christmas. There truly is a harmony in autumn, and, as we move through second quarter into Winter and Christmas, I hope that we all have a few moments to reflect on and enjoy the peculiar joys of this season.

In Christ,

Devin King

Head of School

Cardinal Newman Academy


Student Art

Our students have been enjoying the addition of Art class this year, with our new Art teacher Mrs. Tito. Here are some selections from the first quarter:

Eckhart, Ira "Fairfield"

O'Herron, Rachel "Rachel"

Remembering the Poor Souls in Purgatory

During the month of November we will be remembering all of the Poor Souls in Purgatory. We will be praying for the deceased loved ones of our Cardinal Newman community during our daily enrichment period. Please click the button below to email and let us know the names of anyone you would like us to remember in our prayers this month.

Remember My Deceased Loved Ones

St. Vincent de Paul Fund

Have you joined the St. Vincent de Paul Fund yet? Please consider joining our monthly donors in supporting affordable Catholic education!

Click on the flier below for more information.

Upcoming Events


9 - Open House 5:30-7:30 PM

11 - Student Shadow Day

12 - Middle School Social: Outdoor Movie Night


2 - Student Shadow Day

10 - Middle School Social: Christmas Addition!

16 - Christmas Party