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91 Years Old: Still standing, but not standing still

This time last year, Blessed Sacrament Academy was commemorating its 90th Anniversary. In September ‘16 we held a special event bringing past and present friends, and alumni together for a celebration and appreciation of our founders, the Sisters of the … Continue reading

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Lighting up lives at Por Vida Academy

Over the past 20 years, Por Vida Academy Charter High School (PVA) has helped several thousand teens, whose educational options were in jeopardy, to earn a high school diploma. But it’s about more than just getting a diploma. PVA teachers … Continue reading

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Blessed Sacrament Academy Community Engagement Core Group

By Barbara Williams, Community Engagement Core Group Member In the spring of 2016 the leadership of Blessed Sacrament Academy determined that it would be helpful to organize a group of community volunteers who would be involved in helping “tell the story” … Continue reading

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Ninety years and counting–community impact continues

2016 was a year of celebrations for  Blessed Sacrament Academy. In September, The Sisters of Incarnate Word Blessed Sacrament, along with several hundred of their alumni and friends, celebrated 90 years of a caring and compassionate mission. While current programs on … Continue reading

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Congratulations to 2016 Por Vida Academy graduates

With 94 graduates this year, Por Vida Academy announces it largest graduating class ever.  We offer our congratulations and best wishes to each and every student. The following is a highlight of two of those students who will walk the stage … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy Charter High School programs provide a better path

Por Vida Academy Charter High School is an alternative to public school created to meet varying educational and emotional needs of teens on the verge of permanently dropping out of school. Many of the students who attend Por Vida have … Continue reading

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Swinging Sisters Redux

In the July eNewsletter we ran an article on the “Swinging Sisters.” A one-of-a-kind book authored by Madonna Dries Christensen, it’s the true story of a mother and her four daughters who became members of the Congregation of the Incarnate … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy announces new principal

Por Vida Academy Charter High School, located on the Blessed Sacrament Academy campus, 1135 Mission Road, is proud to announce Loren Franckowiak’s advancement to the position of principal. Franckowiak previously taught special education at Por Vida and last year held the position … Continue reading

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Sister Stephanie Marie–from prayers to positive actions

Sister Stephanie Marie Martinez performs several different roles in her job at Blessed Sacrament Academy (BSA). She returned to BSA from other assignments in 1992 to serve as administrative assistant. She has since added grant writer, alumni relationship builder, donation record … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy Baccaleaurate Class of 2014

Address by Ramon Sanchez,  PVA Teacher Good Evening Friends and Family Buenas Noches y Bien venidos I am so proud of you, we are very proud of you. For some of you it has been a long road. It is … Continue reading

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