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Two Stars bid us

FAREWELL CATHY NEWSOM Cathy Newsom served the Carondelet community for 32 years as a mathematics teacher. In her first years at Carondelet she also taught science. Cathy taught calculus in the nineties and was one of the first teachers involved in the adoption of AP Calculus. She served as science department chairperson for three years and later was chairperson of the mathematics department for seven years. Over her impressive career, Cathy taught different courses, including; Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Precalculus. She encouraged her students to realize their potential and grow in their understanding of mathematics. Long-time friend and colleague Mary Beth Dittrich remembers Cathy as a “compassionate and thoughtful teacher involved in decades of curricular change. She mentored me in my early years teaching math and I’ll never forget her kindness and patience.” Outside the classroom, Cathy attended Senior Kairos retreats and moderated the A-Team, a group of students dedicated to planning and executing recognition for Cougar athletes and publicized athletic events. In the 2018 yearbook, Cathy had these words to say to her students as she retired: “I have had the privilege to teach generations of young women who are beacons of heart, faith, and courage in our world. May Saint Joseph’s Day remain a special feast on your calendar as it will on mine.”

Sr. Joann Heinritz, CSJ started at Carondelet in 1998. Her position as Director of Spirituality and Mission was “central to everyone and everything at Carondelet and the energy the CSJ Charism ignited,” she said. She infused the mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph into all areas of Carondelet life and much of that mission lives in our academics, sports, and student life today. Aggie Eidson’s spoke fondly of Sr. Joann as a woman who taught others to “open themselves to the universe” so we can receive “the answers we need. It’s a lesson…she taught me.” Aggie’s words remind us of the ways others bring joy and awareness to our lives and the necessity to share life’s journey and God’s love. Sister Joann’s life continues to move always toward profound love of God and neighbor without distinction. Called to respond to a need of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sister Joann sees “a transition that will necessitate devoting my time and creative energies in visioning the future” of the Sisters of St. Joseph. When asked about her fondest memories or some encouraging words, Sister Joann quoted Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, / people will forget what you did, / but people will never forget how you made them feel.” It’s that unending hymn of love Sr. Joann fosters that will live out in a transcendence akin to a Carondelet life.

news flash

ANGELINA ANDERSON ‘19 Angelina Anderson ‘19 was selected by U.S. Soccer to the 2018 U-17 FIFA World Cup team.

Team USA plays in the tournament in Uruguay beginning 26 | Carondeletter | Carondelet High School | Fall 2018 in mid-November. In Summer

2018, Angie won the Golden Glove as the best goalkeeper in the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship. She is committed to U.C. Berkeley to play for the Golden Bears following her graduation from Carondelet. Congratulations to Angelina!

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Carondeletter Fall 2018  

In this issue: • We celebrate Cougar student-athletes with the opening of the Carondelet Athletics Complex • The inaugural Hall of Fame clas...

Carondeletter Fall 2018  

In this issue: • We celebrate Cougar student-athletes with the opening of the Carondelet Athletics Complex • The inaugural Hall of Fame clas...