Carondelet High School


To celebrate your 45-year reunion,
we invite you to join us on
Tuesday, Nov. 22
for our Thanksgiving liturgy, a special medal ceremony and luncheon.
Please RSVP here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Open House is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our amazing students, the incredible programs Carondelet has to offer and the joy of sisterhood.

Know any young women who are interested in applying to Carondelet? Please invite them to learn about it firsthand at our Open House on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2-4 p.m. Registration for Open House is now open, as is the application for the Class of 2021.

If you would like to explore what Carondelet is doing today, glimpse our plans for the future and help welcome prospective students and families, we would love to have you volunteer at Open House. If you are interested in participating, please contact Admissions Director Jessica Mix '99 at

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Visions of Christmas is our biggest - and most fun! - event of the year, and we need a lot of help to make it happen. If you would like to lend a hand, there are several ways you can get involved.

Here are just a couple of upcoming options:

Stuffing Envelopes: We will be stuffing Visions envelopes on Oct. 6 & 7 in the Convent building beginning at 8:30 a.m. Feel free to arrive at your convenience.

Fashion Show & Gift Baskets: We also need help with the Fashion Show committee, and if you have creative skills, you can put them to work by creating our lovely gift baskets for the silent auction.

Please let us know what types of things you would like to do, and when you are available. Contact Kathleen Henggeler at

Community Open House
Speaking of Visions, please mark your calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 29. Our annual Community Open House will begin at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, shop our boutique, admire the stunning raffle trees and don't forget to pick up your complimentary alumnae ornament. No reservations necessary. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Many the Gifts is our annual community support publication, expressing our sincere gratitude to our generous benefactors for their support of Carondelet.

Gifts of all sizes support our 800 students and their educational experiences. They also strengthen the school and ensure we will be able to live our mission for many years.

Please join us in expressing deep gratitude for the many gifts that make a difference.

Click here to view the magazine.
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Sarah Padilla '16 is a freshman at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo pursuing a degree in biology. Just before she left for college, she was fortunate enough to connect with Maureen Cannon '81, who was able to give her a tour of the amazing Genentech facility in South San Francisco.

Recounting her experience, Sarah said, "Maureen was so passionate about her job and how much the company is changing the face of medicine, especially with cancer drugs. Her enthusiasm has sparked my interest, and I am very excited to begin school and attend my science classes. Everyone I talk to asks me what I'm going to do with my biology degree, and I have always responded with 'I don't know.' Maureen has reassured me that there are wonderful job opportunities where I can use my degree to make a difference in the world.

Thanks to our strong alumnae connections at Carondelet and our desire to help each other, I was able to meet Maureen and have this experience. She was so kind and generous with her time and energy. I feel like I have had a fire lit inside me, and I am excited for my future.

Someday I hope to be able to share my experience with new Carondelet graduates as well. I am so proud to be a part of the Carondelet community."
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Laura McFarland
Carondelet Correspondent
As the school year starts, Carondelet has unveiled exciting plans for purchasing a new athletic complex for its student athletes.

Because Carondelet was founded in 1965, when little emphasis was placed on women's sports, the campus features only a small gym and some non-regulation tennis courts. Carondelet athletes must hold swim and diving practice at the De La Salle pool across the street and soccer, lacrosse and softball practices at various parks up to 30 minutes away.

Read the full article here

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Class of 2011 - Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 - Skipolini's Pizza

It was just five short years ago that you celebrated your graduation from Carondelet, and now it's time to come back and reminisce!

On Saturday, Nov. 26, you'll have the chance to reconnect with friends from Carondelet and De La Salle at your 5-year reunion.

Location: Skipolinis in Walnut Creek.
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Cost: Only $25 (through Sept. 30) or $30 after Sept. 30

We can't wait to see you!

Early Bird Discount - through Sept. 30!

Buy your tickets here

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You're invited to a special reunion for the Class of 1971 on
Tuesday, November 22 at Carondelet High School.

As part of this celebration, we will be recognizing your class during our all-school Thanksgiving liturgy. We look forward to honoring you as we celebrate this beautiful time of year. (Please meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Main Office.)

Following the liturgy, we will hold a ceremony in the Chapel where Sister Joann Heinritz, CSJ, and Sister Ann Bernard O'Shea, CSJ, will present you with your Carondelet medal.

After the ceremony, you will have the opportunity to reminisce with your classmates over a light lunch in the Convent community room and garden.

Please RSVP here by Tuesday, Nov. 15. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!

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In case you missed it, the Summer 2016 issue of the Carondeletter is online.

Highlights in this issue:

Class of 2016 Graduation:
Awards, honors and student reflections

Alumna of the Year:
Debrenia Madison-Smith '72

New Logo & Website:
We have a fresh look with a modern logo and website

The Carondelet Athletics Complex:
Update on the acquisition, construction & planning

From One Alumna to Another:
Noreen Curran '16 explores the role of alums in our community

Click here to check out the online edition.

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This summer, Jane Kennedy '13 participated in the White House Internship Program. Through this program, students from around the country are able to gain valuable professional experience working in one of the White House's many departments. This screen shot above was taken from a video of President Obama offering some sage advice to Jane's White House internship class.

At the end of the event, Jane presented the President with an early birthday card. We are so proud of her accomplishments as a woman of heart, faith, and courage.

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This summer we celebrated reunions for the classes of '76, '86, '96 and '06.

The spirited alum from Carondelet and De La Salle came together to remember their high school experiences and make even more memories.

We are pleased that so many of you were able to join us for these fun-filled evenings. To see more photos from these events, please visit the reunion Facebook pages.

Class of 1976

Class of 1986

Class of 1996

Class of 2006

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Oona (Jackson) Moore '83 went from junior class president to the president of her historic neighborhood association in downtown Jersey City. She was featured in The New York Times for her work with the association, which facilitates constructive discussions and finds solutions on community issues.

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On the last day of the school's 50th anniversary year, Carondelet High School unveiled a brand new school logo and redesigned website that reflects both the forward-looking spirit and proud legacy of the school. The new logo incorporates in its design a variety of symbolic elements derived from the school's 50-year legacy, including a "C" for Carondelet drawn from the school's crest, as well as an embedded "CSJ," which is the acronym for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the religious order that founded the school.

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Carondelet 50th Celebration

Dear Friends,

We had the most wonderful celebration here on campus May 5-6 as we hosted events marking the close of Carondelet High School's 50th jubilee year.

Thursday, in particular, was one of the most moving and magical celebrations I have ever been blessed to be a part of. Nearly 40 CSJs from the Bay Area as well as from Los Angeles and around the state joined us on campus to celebrate mass together, to reflect on the amazing milestones of the school, and to pay tribute to the sisters and lay leaders, faculty and staff who have made remarkable things happen for the more than 9,000 women who have come through Carondelet's doors. We shared dinner and memories and a renewed spirit for our committed partnership as we continue the work ahead of us.

Over the course of two days, we welcomed all the living past and present school principals and presidents to campus, giving us the opportunity to commemorate the unique roles each and every one of them has played in the life of the school. And we had alumnae on campus – many from the early days and so many who have never been on campus since they graduated – including our 2016 Alumna of the Year, Debrenia Madison-Smith '73. It truly was a special time for our community.

It was also an especially emotional and poignant time as this series of jubilee events provided a celebratory backdrop for our school community to say "thank you" and "God speed" to Sr. Eleanor and Sr. Kathy who had recently announced their decision to move from our campus convent before summer.

For two cherished and valiant women who never wanted the spotlight on them and all that they have done for this school, the 50th celebration provided the perfect venue to surround Sr. Eleanor and Sr. Kathy with the love and respect we carry for them in our hearts.

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