Faculty Spotlight: Sacred Heart Catholic School Welcomes New Middle School Teachers

Ms. Cynthia Smith-Capin and Ms. Yemil Andrade. Photo © 2017 Maia Rothstein / sacredheartnogales.org. All rights reserved. This photo may not be re-posted, distributed or altered in any way.

Ms. Cynthia Smith-Capin and Ms. Yemil Andrade. Photo © 2017 Maia Rothstein / sacredheartnogales.org. All rights reserved. This photo may not be re-posted, distributed or altered in any way.

Sacred Heart Catholic School is pleased to welcome two new highly qualified middle school teachers to our teaching staff.

Our former Kindergarten teacher Ms. Yemil Andrade has returned and taken the 8th grade position. She will be in charge of Theology and Mathematics for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Ms. Andrade is a highly qualified certified teacher with a B.A. in Education and a Minor is Spanish from the University of Arizona. She was Sacred Heart Catholic School's 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. She received the Rodel Student Teacher Award, the Wildcat Excellence Award, and the Fred and Ann Boice Award. She is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Ms. Cynthia Smith-Capin has taken the 6th grade position. She will be in charge of Science and English Language Arts for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Ms. Smith-Capin is highly qualified certified teacher with a B.A. in Education from Prescott College. Ms. Smith-Capin has 20 years of teaching experience in the Santa Cruz County school districts. She was the 2005-2006 Francisco Vazquez de Coronado Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Smith-Capin is a member of the National Educators Association and the Nogales, AZ chapter of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF).

Ms. Frances Colunga, our current Middle School Chair, will move up to 7th grade - but keep the same classroom - she's very happy about that! Ms. Colunga will continue to teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade History and Literature and will teach a new Writing class in conjunction with her Literature curriculum. Mr. Arturo Garino, our Art Teacher and former Nogales Mayor, will expand his middle school duties this year. Mr. Garino has been named Middle School Co-Chair alongside Ms. Colunga.

These additions and changes to our middle school will surely enhance learning and achievement for all of the students at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

Congratulations 8th Grade Class of 2017!

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Sacred Heart Catholic School said goodbye to the graduating 8th Grade class of 2017. An extraordinary group of students will be moving on to bigger and brighter endeavors. You will be missed. Good luck in high school!

2017 8th Grade Top Ranked Students

Valedictorian: Sinayini Suarez
Salutatorian: Anabelen Vasquez-Santamaria
Third Ranked: Sebastian Baron
Fourth Ranked: Pamela Salcido
Fifth Ranked: Emilio Heredia

Middle School Parent Meeting

Mrs. Rothstein will be holding an important Middle School Parent Meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 5:30 PM in Sheridan Hall (Cafeteria). All 6th, 7th and 8th grade parents are required to attend.

If you hve any questions regarding the meeting please call the school office at (520) 287-2223.

Thanks! 

Congratulations 8th Grade Class of 2016!!

Photo © 2016 Maia Rothstein / sacredheartnogales.org. All rights reserved. This photo may not be re-posted, distributed or altered in any way

Photo © 2016 Maia Rothstein / sacredheartnogales.org. All rights reserved. This photo may not be re-posted, distributed or altered in any way

Congratulations and farewell to the graduating 8th Grade Class of 2016! You were a special group of students whose absence will be felt throughout the school in the years to come. You all have a very bright future ahead of you and we know you will be moving on to bigger and better things

Memo Regarding 8th Grade Class Rankings

We would like to congratulate our top 8th grade students; these students have worked diligently to achieve academic excellence. Congratulations to:

  • Valedictorian - Humberto Camacho
  • Salutatorian - Manuel Camacho
  • Third Ranked - Audra Bilow

These students were within tenths of a point to one another. This was the closet grade point average calculation in Sacred Heart Catholic School history. Each of theses students deserves hardy congratulations. Keep up the academic excellence!

Valedictorian and Salutatorian are chosen solely on cumulative grade point averages. The grade point average begins to count towards this achievement commencing in 4th grade, when they begin qualifying for honor roll and high honors. The grades for English, Reading/Literature, Mathematics, Social Studies/History, and Science are the only grades taken into account, as these are the core subjects that will count for the remainder of their academic career. Each year the students' final grades are calculated and the students are ranked. The five year cumulative average is then calculated and ranked.

If you have any questions you are welcome to come to the office to view your child's cumulative record.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Rothstein
Principal