Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart


School Publications

Sacred Heart Academy issues several publications throughout the year to provide news and information to all members of the SHA community. 

Heartbeat is a parent newsletter published four times per year.  It contains a message from the Head of School, information from Academy departments, general news about SHA, information about SHA-sponsored events, and articles about student, club and group activities. 

Cordecho is a periodical for SHA alumnae, families and friends that is published three times per year.  It contains a message from the Head of School, articles about SHA news, events and happenings, profiles of alumnae and students, class notes, and information about opportunities to support SHA.

The Annual Report is a Cordecho publication produced by the Development Office and contains a comprehensive listing of all donors to SHA during the previous fiscal year.

Torch is the school news site managed by the Torch Editorial Staff containing up to date information, pictures, and videos, as well as news articles written, edited, and published entirely by student members of the Torch Club.  It contains local, national, and international news articles, student editorials, updates on SHA events, information about SHA sports, and other items of interest to the student body.  It is updated frequently to ensure the SHA student body, faculty, and staff have up to date news and information.

Cordette is Sacred Heart's yearbook that dates back to 1948 and is distributed to all students in late May. Produced by all members of the Publication Design course, the book's pages are wholly created using the same state-of-the-art software found in professional print/electronic publishing businesses. Within the last eight years, the Cordette, which means "female heart", has won three national awards for excellence. 

Viewbook is a special publication by the Admissions Office that introduces prospective students and their families to SHA.  It contains basic information about SHA, our students, and the admissions process.

Raven is the student literary magazine, written, edited and published annually by the student members of the Literary Magazine Club. It contains poetry, artwork, photography, and stories created by SHA students.