8th grader, Meghan McLaughlin used her talent and passion to write and perform a song that speaks to the strength and hope of our HFCA Community during this spring's stay-at-home order. States Meghan, "During the stay at home order, I decided to write this song to share positivity and hope. HFCA has truly inspired me by reassuring all of us that we are in this together through our school and faith community." Thank you, Meghan!
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Reflecting on “lessons learned” in project management is intended to identify areas of improvement while also validating successes. The most agile of teams have processes and systems in place to evaluate what works and what needs improvement in real time. HFCA’s culture of continuous improvement and reflection on lessons learned keeps the focus on the students' academic, social, and emotional needs. Read parent feedback on the successes of HFCA's e-learning. https://bit.ly/2KV31jb
HFCA 7th graders had a clean sweep of awards from the Chicago Archdiocese's Catholic Campaign for Human Development's annual Creating on the Margins Contest. 3rd place for her art work went to Megan, 2nd place for their stop motion video, "More than a Roof" went to the team of Meaghan, Allison, and Ruby; and Issy won 1st place for her video, "The Truth about Homelessness." Issy's project will be part of the national competition. https://bit.ly/3cT8Nxy Congrats to all who participated.
National Catholic Reporter's (NCR) article, "Class in your pajamas: Chicago Catholic Schools Carry on with E-learning" by Brian Roewe, reports on HFCA's success transitioning to E-learning. NCR connects Catholics to church, faith and the common good with independent news, analysis and spiritual reflection.
HFCA's culture of continuous improvement and steadfast commitment of our administrations, teachers, and staff has laid the groundwork to smoothly transition to e-learning during pandemic school closure.