Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart


Posted April 2018

Summerspace 2018

A variety of camps and workshops are being offered from June 25 - July 27.

Posted February 2018

Spring Sports Clinics for Girls in Grades 4-7

SHA is offering 4 free sports clinics this Spring 2018: Softball, Lacrosse, Volleyball, and Field Hockey for girls in Grades 4-7.

Posted June 2018

Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Year: Kayla Blas

The award was presented to Kayla at the lacrosse banquet by the Buffalo News Sports editor.

Posted June 2018

Nine Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Nine seniors have been named All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Spring 2018 season.

Posted September 2017

APPLY NOW - 8th Grade Catholic High School Application for Fall 2018

Complete the application online.

Posted March 2018

Maddy Moore: The "Heart" of Sacred Heart

Moore, a senior on the Sacred Heart Sharks Varsity basketball team, hit her first shot of the season on Jan.4 in a non-league game against Lockport.

Posted January 2018

Kayla Blas '18 Named to Junior National Team

Kayla tried out for a spot on the Junior National team and was selected as a member of the Under 19 team!

Posted December 2017

Micaela Ryan '18 Reaches 1000 Point Milestone

Micaela Ryan, SHA Senior and Tri-Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team, is one of only 9 women to score 1000 points in their playing career at Sacred Heart.

Posted March 2018

SHA's Spring Drama - March 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet will be presented on March 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm.

Posted November 2017

Four Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

Lauren Aichinger, Kayla Blas, Gina Perna, and Micaela Ryan signed national letters of intent on November 8 to continue their athletic careers in college.

Posted December 2017

Two Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Kayla Blas and Claire Mastrandrea have been named All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Fall 2017 season.

Posted August 2017

Class of 2017 College Athletes

Eleven members of the Class of 2017 will be continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Posted October 2017

November 3, 4, & 5: SHA's Musical - Anything Goes

ANYTHING GOES will be presented on Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, at 7 pm and on Sunday, November 5, at 2 pm.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.  Tickets are available in the Main Office and at the door.   Note: Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

Posted July 2017

SHA Announces 7 AP Scholars

Seven members of the Class of 2017 achieved the distinction of AP Scholar.

Posted July 2017

Field Hockey Honors for Kayla Blas '18

Kayla Blas was selected to participate in the prestigious USA Field Hockey's STX Select Tournament and Training Camp at the U-19 level.

Posted June 2017

Sacred Heart Names New Basketball Coach

Carrie Owens is Sacred Heart's new Varsity Basketball Coach.

Posted May 2017

SHA Students Partner with UB Pharmacy Students in National Competition

Five SHA STEM students are partnering with the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences for The Innovation Challenge.

Posted June 2017

Senior Honored as All-WNY Scholar-Athlete

Mary Gartland is SHA's All-WNY Scholar-Athlete for the Spring.

Posted May 2017

All-Star Academic Students

Marissa Kruk, Hannah Reed, and Julia Tudor are the top three Seniors.

Posted June 2017

Scholar Athletes of the Year for 2016-17

Anna Glodzik – freshwoman, Claire Hejaily – sophomore, Claire Mastrandrea – junior, and Claire Zwack – senior were named Scholar Athletes of the Year at the May 31st Sports Award Night.

Posted June 2016

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart ranked in Top 3 by Business First

Once again Sacred Heart ranked in the top 3 high schools in Western New York.

Posted May 2017

2017 Day of SHAring Highlights

Be sure to view the posted slideshow.

Posted April 2017

National Honor Society Inductions

Fifty-six students were recently inducted into the National Chapter of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held April 20 at SHA.

Posted March 2017

Entrepreneurial Students Get Funded at Investor Panel

Sacred Heart students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy competed in the Investor’s Panel on March 23 against students from Depew High School.  All five of the SHA businesses received funding; two received full funding and three received partial funding.

Posted March 2017

Spirit Week 2017

View the Karaoke videos to capture the excitement of SHA's Spirit Week tradition.

Posted March 2017

Basketball Season Ends at States

SHA's Varsity Basketball team beat Msgr. McClancy in the CHSAA Class A Semi-Finals at Holy Trinity HS, Hicksville, NY on Friday, March 10, to advance to the CHSAA Class A Championship on Saturday, March 11, versus Kellenberg High School.  Repeating as Class A Champions was not in the cards for SHA, however, as Kellenberg came out the victor by 9 points.

Posted March 2017

March 10 and 11 - SHA's Spring Drama: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"

Tickets are on sale for "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" which is being presented this Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $8 presale for adults and $6 presale for students and senior citizens.  They are available in the Main Office.  Tickets will also be available at the door for $9 and $7.

Posted January 2017

SHA Mourns the Loss of Two Dear Members of Our Community

Sr. Maria Pares and Sandy Liebler, both 75 years of age and longtime members of the SHA community, passed within days of each other.

Posted February 2017

Three Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

Kiley Austin, Taylor DiMarco, and Alexa Perna signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, February 1, to continue their athletic careers in college.

Posted November 2016

Three Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to Clare Lyons (Field Hockey), Rebecca Sullivan (Swim), and Claire Zwack (Soccer).

Posted September 2016

Two Seniors Selected as National Merit Semifinalists

SHA congratulates Mairead Farrell and Delilah Przybyla for their achievement and wishes them good luck as they move forward in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Posted November 2016

SHA's Musical "Sister Act" - November 4, 5, 6

Help Sacred Heart win the Kenny Award by attending this year's school musical, "Sister Act".

Posted October 2016

SHA Golf Team Goes Undefeated for the 5th Year in a Row

SHA Seniors Ava Rinaldi,  Stephanie Wippert, and  Anna Yeager along with SHA sophomore Emily Kase have qualified to compete in the State Catholic Golf Championships in May 2017.

Posted October 2016

Walkathon 2016 Recap and Photos

SHA's annual Walkathon was Friday, October 7.  SHA Super Heroes was a success!!

Posted October 2016

Podcasting Club for Girls in Grades 6-8

Meet for 9 Mondays during 2016-17 school year from 3:15-4:30 pm at SHA: October 3, October 24, November 21, December 19, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22

Cost is $25.

Posted September 2016

Young Entrepreneurs Academy at SHA

Students interested in joining this new club (YEA!) must fill out the online application by Friday, September 30.

Posted August 2016

Varsity Soccer Looks to 3-Peat as League Champs

SHA's Varsity Soccer squad played in the Dan Durick Invitational Tournament on August 26-27 and for the second consecutive year they were crowned as Champions.

Posted June 2016

Commencement 2016

The 109 members of the Class of 2016 received 513 scholarships totaling $24,318,412.

Posted May 2016

Eight Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Grace Galvin, Cliodhna Gartland, Amanda Greenwald, Emma Madison, Victoria Pannell, Martha Saltarelli, Maura Tomm, and Sarah Yeager have been named All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Spring 2016 season.

Posted May 2016     

Class of 2016's Top Three Students -- Academic All-Stars

Cliodhna Gartland, Nicole Gilmartin, and Raquel Feliz are Sacred Heart's Top 3 Seniors.

Posted May 2016

SHA Rocketry Team Goes to National Competition

SHA was one of only eight teams from New York State to participate in the National Competition and only one of two from Western New York. We finished 65th overall out of the 101 teams competing with a score of 68.

Posted May 2016

Shannon Gilbert '16 Signs Letter of Intent with Edinboro University

Shannon Gilbert's family and Channel 7 News were on hand for her signing.

Posted April 2016

Four Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Grace Galvin, Marina Kaczmarek, Kathleen Ryan, and Sarah Young have been named All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Winter 2015-16 season.

Posted April 2016

Mary Kate Musialowski '16 Honored as Super 7 Athlete

Channel 7 News recognized SHA Senior Mary Kate Musialowski as their #2 athlete of the week in their Super 7 Athlete of the Week Countdown on April 15.

Posted March 2016

Admissions Information for Immaculata Students

Please click on the" Read more" link below to access admissions information.

Posted March 2016

SHA's Spring Drama - March 18 & 19

Please support the arts at SHA by attending this year's spring drama, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza.  There will be two performances: March 18 and March 19 at 7:30 pm.

Posted February 2016

Raquel Feliz '16 presented NFJC Youth Award

SHA Senior Raquel Feliz is honored by the National Federation of Just Communities (NFJC).

Posted January 2016

Sarah Young '16 joins Exclusive 1000 Point Club

Sarah Young, SHA Senior and Co-Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team, is one of only 8 women to score 1000 points in their playing career at Sacred Heart.

Posted November 2015

Three SHA Student-Athletes Will Continue Playing Careers in College

Lauren Kase, Kathleen Ryan, and Sarah Young are SHA's three Student-Athletes who will play sports in college.

Posted October 2015

SHA Has Four National Merit Commended Scholars

Four Seniors were designated National Merit Commended Scholars.

Posted December 2015

Two Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to Grace Coughlin (Field Hockey) and Emma Madison (Volleyball) for being selected by Section VI of the NYSPHSAA as All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Fall 2015 season.

Posted December 2015

Varsity Basketball Kicks Off New Season

Sacred Heart's Varsity Backetball team has a new head coach, Debbie Laux, who served as assistant coach under Sr. Maria Pares for 16 years.

Posted October 2015

SHA Soccer Wins MMHSAA Division A Soccer Title - Sharks Claim Monsignor Martin Championship for Second Consecutive Year!!

With their 9-1 record, SHA's Varsity Soccer Team was the #1 seed in the Monsignor Martin playoffs.  Like last year Sacred Heart played Nardin for the MML Championship on November 1 and won it for the second consecutive season by a score of 2 -1 in double overtime.  Way to Go Sharks!

Posted October 2015

Sacred Heart Presents "The Wizard of Oz" on November 13-15

This year's school musical, "The Wizard of Oz", was presented on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14, at 7 pm and on Sunday, November 15, at 2 pm to three full houses!  Congratulations, cast and crew!!

Posted October 2015

Golf Team Repeats as MMHSAA Champions!!!!

For the fourth consecutive year, Sacred Heart has dominated the Monsignor Martin golf league and finished with a perfect 10-0 record to capture the MMHSAA Championship.

Posted October 2015

SHAloha: Walkathon 2015 Recap and Photos

SHA's annual Walkathon was Friday, October 9.  It was a success!!

Posted July 2015

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Ranked #3 in Business First

Once again Sacred Heart ranked in the top 3 high schools in Western New York.

Posted June 2015

Lauren Kase '16 is SHA's Top Golfer at States

Lauren Kase '16 participated in the 2015 NYSPHSAA Girls Golf Championships and finished in 12th place out of 81 golfers. Lauren was named the Team Sportmanship Award winner.  Congratulations, Lauren!

Posted June 2015

Alana Leveritte '17 Receives NAACP Award

SHA sophomore, Alana Leveritte, received the Youth Award on June 14.

Posted May 2015

Class of 2015's Top Three Students -- Academic All-Stars

Julia Cordani, Agnes Santiano, and Victoria Rucinski are Sacred Heart's Top 3 Seniors.

Posted May 2015

Two Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Maria Gabriele (Softball) and Victoria Rucinski (Tennis) were selected as All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Spring 2015 season. Five other SHA seniors earned honorable mention.

Posted March 2015

SHA's Winter All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Caroline Lojacono (Cheerleading) was selected as an All-WNY Scholar Athlete for the Winter 2014-15 season. Six other SHA seniors earned honorable mention.

Posted March 2015

Bishop's Medal Awarded to 4 SHA Students

Congratulations to Gillian Fischer '16, Claire Coughlin '17, Fiona Schaeffer '18, and Veronika Tibold '16 who were the recipients of the Bishop's Altar Server Award at a special mass on February 28, 2015.

Posted March 2015

Parent Volunteers Needed for 10th Annual Day of SHAring - April 17

The 10th Annual Day of SHAring will be on April 17, 2015.  We are still looking for parent volunteers. 

Posted March 2015

Allie Jehle '17 Spearheads Books for Kids

SHA sophomore Allie Jehle is heading up the high school coalition for the Buffalo News Books for Kids book drive.

Posted March 2015

Spirit Week Photos and Karaoke Videos

March 2-5 features friendly competitions among the four classes in an effort to unify the student body and to bring about spirit within the school and within each class.

Posted February 2015

"I Remember Mama" - March 13 and 14

SHA's Spring Drama will be performed on Friday, March 13, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 pm.  Presale tickets are now available in the Main Office: $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of the performance: $9 for adults and $7 for students/seniors.

Posted February 2015

Hannah Davis and Alexandra Dwyer, Class of 2015, presented with NFJC Youth Leader Award; Alum Amy Fleischauer '92 recognized with Community Award

Congratulations to seniors Hannah Davis and Alexandra Dwyer for their outstanding service to their community.

Posted January 2015

Shark Girl, Meet the Sharks

SHA's Varsity basketball team thought posing with Shark Girl would make a great yearbook photo.  Dave Granville was the photographer who accompanied the group down to the waterfront.

Posted January 2015

Senior Katie O'Donnell Wins the Maisano Leadership Award

Congratulations to Katie O'Donnell '15!

Posted December 2014

A "Beary" Successful Senior Leadership Project

Six SHA seniors took it upon themselves to collect bears and other small plush animals for the children of St. Luke's Mission of Mercy.

Posted December 2014

Two Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to Isabelle Kozik (Soccer) and Victoria Rucinski (Field Hockey) for being selected by the Buffalo News as All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Fall 2014 season.

Posted December 2014

Register for the 2015 Mother-Daughter Retreat

Consider registering for this optional retreat to be held on Saturday, January 17, from 9:30 am - 4 pm, at Harvest House.

Posted November 2014

Maria Gabriele '15 to Play Softball at Niagara University

Senior Maria Gabriele signed her letter of intent to play softball at NU on Monday, November 17, in SHA's Library Media Center with her family on hand.

Posted June 2014

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Ranked #3 in Business First

Once again Sacred Heart ranked in the top 3 high schools in Western New York.

Posted November 2014

Students Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer through "Locks for Lyons"

Sarah Macro and Lizzie Hagerty spearheaded an amazing senior leadership project in honor of Mrs. Lyons, SHA's junior religion teacher.  The "Locks for Lyons" event was featured in the Amherst Bee, the Buffalo News (Next section), and on Channel 2 TV.

Posted November 2014

MML Soccer Championship Belongs to SHA & Results from State Tournament

SHA's Varsity Soccer team triumphed over Nardin 2-1 on Sunday, November 2, to reclaim the MML Championship title which the Sharks last won in 2012.

In the State game SHA lost to Christ the King by a score of 1-3, but with several rising stars from the JV roster SHA hopes to return to State next year.

Posted September 2014

Walkathon 2014 Recap and Photos

This year's Walkathon was a success!!!!

Posted August 2014

Fifteen from Class of 2014 will play Collegiate Sports

Several of SHA's graduating seniors will pursue Division l, Division ll, or Division lll sports at their respective colleges.

Posted July 2014

Erica Dombrowski '14 Receives Maisano Leadership Award

SHA Lacrosse goalie, Erica "Scooter" Dombrowski '14, was recognized along with 39 other youth at the fifth annual Community Papers of Western NY Lacrosse Banquet for her outstanding play and leadership.

Posted June 2014

Sacred Heart Art Students Awarded Judges' Award at Art Alive 2014

The 18th Annual Art Alive living art contest was held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on June 7.  Sacred Heart's Studio Art class were winners.

Posted June 2014

Commencement 2014

The 100 members of the Class of 2014 received 426 scholarships totaling $17,380,290.

Posted June 2014

All 4 SHA Golfers Finish in Top 30 at State Championship

SHA has some very talented golfers.  Four of them qualified for the New York State Federation Tournament which was held on June 13-15, and they all finished in the top 30.

Posted June 2014

More Awards for Carlee Conway '14

Carlee Conway's perfect 56-0 high school tennis career is bringing her numerous awards and recognition. This time WKBW has named her the #1 Super 7 Athlete of the Week for May 30, and the Buffalo News presented her their "Prep Talk Player of the Year in Girls Tennis" award on June 16.

Posted June 2014

Erielle Trueheart '16 Receives NAACP Award

On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart student Erielle Trueheart ’16 was presented with the Youth Award at the 48th Annual Buffalo Branch NAACP Medgar Evers Awards Banquet.

Posted May 2014

Class of 2014's Top Three Students -- Academic All-Stars

Allison Franz, Brittany Gilmartin, and Cameron Hurley are Sacred Heart's Top 3 Seniors.

Posted May 2014

Five Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Emily Connors (softball), Casey Hawk (tennis), Rebecca Skakal (track & field), Remmington Zaepfel (lacrosse), and Jaclyn Adolf (basketball) have been designated by the Buffalo News as All-WNY Scholar Athletes.

Posted May 2014

SHA's Lacrosse Brings Home Another Monsignor Martin Championship!!

Linda Mroz is only in her second year as SHA's Varsity Lacrosse Coach, and she already has back-to-back MML Championships!!  Last season SHA surprised Mt. St. Mary who had dominated lacrosse with their 8 consecutive MML Championships; SHA won the MML final game by two goals.  This year it was the same two teams facing off for the coveted MML title; once again, Sacred Heart proved that they will be the team to beat in the near future as they bested Mt. St. Mary by two goals.

Posted May 2014

Two Sacred Heart Students Recognized by the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

Marissa Madison '14 and Audrey Wack '16 were winners in HRC's 2014 Arts & Writing Contest.

Posted May 2014

Vermonica James '14 Receives The Samantha Cothran Memorial Scholarship from Buffalo Prep

SHA Senior Vermonica James was awarded The Samantha Cothran Memorial Scholarship during Buffalo Prep's annual Celebration of Achievement on May 6.

Posted May 2014

SHA Senior Achieves Perfect High School Tennis Career

Carlee Conway has won her fourth consecutive All-Catholic singles!!  She finished her high school career with a record of 56 wins and no losses.

Posted April 2014

SHA Students Participate in Junior Robotic Surgeon Challenge

Since January, eight of our finest have been participating in an education and training program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to learn about the basics of robotic surgery. Our students have been working on a simulator called the RoSS, and on Saturday, April 26th, Natalie Niemel and Valerie Montague will represent Sacred Heart in the competition phase of this experience. They will compete against students from area high schools by performing an anastomosis robotic surgery on an inanimate model.

Activities will be taking place all day between 8 am-2 pm at the Hohn Auditorium in the Research Studies Center across the street from the hospital and from the parking garage. All are welcome to stop by.

You might be interested in:

1. The Scholastic Bowl: 10:45-11:30 am when all participants compete school vs. school

2. 10:30-noon when final two contestants (following morning eliminations) compete for the top surgery award

Posted April 2014

National Honor Society Induction Held on April 8

44 Juniors and Seniors were inducted into SHA's Christus Lux Mea Chapter of NHS.

Posted April 2014

Art Dept.'s Student Exhibit: "The Canticle of the Sun" Interpretations

"The Canticle of the Sun" art exhibit was on display from March 20-April 23 during school hours.

Posted April 2014

SHA Varsity Basketball Players Receive Accolades

Sophomore Sarah Young was recognized by the Buffalo News on April 5 in their All-WNY Girls Basketball edition and named to the Third Team.

Sarah along with Senior Chelsea Smith was previously named to the All-Catholic First Team.  Senior Awilda Murphy and Sophomore Kathleen Ryan were selected to the All-Catholic Second Team.

Posted March 2014

Snapshots and Videos of Spirit Week 2014

The snow day shortened Spirit Week to just 3 days, but they were fantastic.  Be sure to view the class karaoke videos which are posted on Youtube.

Posted March 2014

SHA Religion Teacher and Alum Kirsten Kenny '96 Honored by 9/11 Tribute Center

Mrs. Kenny and nine other educators were each presented with a certificate and $500 to benefit their respective schools.

Posted March 2014

Carolann Walters '14 Receives Manus Christi Award

Sacred Heart Senior, Carolann Walters, is recognized by Bishop Richard J. Malone for her dedicated ministry at St. Andrew.

Posted February 2014

Allison Franz '14 Named to All-WNY Academic Team

Business First has selected SHA Senior Allison Franz as one of 100 top students in Western NY for their All-Academic Team.

Posted March 2014

Casey Hawk '14 and Sarah Young '16 Receive Bishop's Altar Server Award

On March 1 during a special Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral two SHA students receive the Bishop's Altar Server Award from Bishop Richard Malone.

Posted January 2014

SHA Senior Receives Leadership Award

ShaMara Mackey-Holmes was awarded the prestigious Youth Leadership Award by the National Federation of Just Communities of WNY, Inc. (NFJC).

Posted January 2014

Sarah Young Named a Super 7 Athlete of the Week

Watch Channel 7 News (WKBW-TV) on Friday, January 31, at 5:45 pm and 11:20 pm.

Posted December 2013

Give the Gift of Education - Consider Supporting the Sacred Heart Academy Loyalty Fund

"Tis better to give than receive.

Posted December 2013

"Meet Me in St. Louis" Musical  - Photos and Awards

Congratulations to the cast, crew, orchestra, and production staff for another successful show.

Posted December 2013

Four Seniors Honored as All-WNY Scholar Athletes

Mary Dobbins (swimming), Casey Hawk (field hockey), Monica Rizzo (cross country), and Remmington Zaepfel (soccer) have been designated by the Buffalo News as All-WNY Scholar Athletes for the Fall 2013 season.

Posted November 2013

SHA Swimmer Breaks Records, Receives Honor

SHA Senior Aleza Epstein made another trip to the NYS Swimming Championships and came home with new records and a special honor.

Posted November 2013

Freshwoman Receives Award from the Diocese of Buffalo

SHA Freshwoman Julie Kajdas received a Discipleship Award on November 15, 2013.

Posted November 2013

Fall Sports Recap

SHA's Athletic Director, Barbara Rooney, recaps the Fall 2013 season for Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, and Volleyball.

Posted October 2013

Walkathon 2013 Recap and Photos

October 11 was a perfect day for SHA's annual Walkathon.

Posted August 2013

Carlee Conway '14 Wins Buffalo MUNY Tennis Championship

A member of SHA's Tennis Team and three-time All Catholic singles champion, Carlee Conway defeated Village Glen pro for the MUNY title.

Posted June 2013

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart Garners Praise for Academic Excellence from Buffalo Business First

Sacred Heart Academy has been named one of the top 3 high schools in Western NY by Business First.

Posted June 2013

Commencement 2013

The 91 members of the Class of 2013 received 408 scholarships totaling $16,413,948.

Posted July 2013

Sacred Heart Art Students Win Prize at Albright-Knox Event

SHA art students participated in Art Alive 2013 and won the Handyman Award for Craftmanship.

Posted April 2013

Please Support the Sacred Heart Academy Loyalty Fund

It is in giving that we receive.

Posted May 2013

SHA's LAX Captures Monsignor Martin Title!!

Sacred Heart's Lacrosse Team played the spoiler as they upset 8 year reigning champion Mt. St. Mary in the Monsignor Martin Championship game on May 23.

Posted May 2013

Class of 2013 's Top Three Students -- Academic All-Stars

Meghan Hodson, Emily Ludwig, and Meredith McCaffrey are Sacred Heart's Top 3 Seniors.

Posted February/March 2013

SHA's Super Seniors -- WNY Academic Team Members, WNY Scholar-Athletes

Business First has selected Emily Ludwig and Meredith McCaffrey to their WNY Academic Team.  Only 100 students in Western NY were tapped for this honor.

Each year the Buffalo News honors Western NY seniors who have excelled both in academics and on the playing field for designation as Scholar-Athletes.

Posted February 2013

For middle school girls: Field Hockey & Basketball Clinics

SHA is proud to be offering opportunities for young girls to learn field hockey and basketball skills at the spring clinics.

Posted March 2013

Spirit Week 2013 Photos & Videos

Relive Spirit Week March 4-7, 2013.

Posted March 2013

Varsity Basketball Wins MML Championship for 4th Consecutive Year

Oh sweet victory!  Cardinal O'Hara loses their first game of the season to the Lady Sharks, and Sacred Heart brings home their 4th consecutive MML trophy with a convincing 53-32 win.

Posted March 2013

Don't Miss SHA's Spring Drama: March 22 and 23

SHA will hold its spring drama, "A Home for Stray Cats" on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the school's auditorium.

Pre-sale tickets are available in the Main Office at a cost of $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $6 and $8.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Posted February 2013

Sacred Heart Academy to Host Forensics Science Competition on March 16th

Nearly 100 WNY high school students will take part in a Forensics Science event at Sacred Heart Academy from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This event is a component of the Buffalo Independent Secondary School Network’s (BISSNET) STEAM Academy.

Posted December 2012

SHA's Megamusical, "Nunsense", is a 2013 Kenny Award Finalist

This year's musical is up for a Kenny Award, the WNY version of Broadway's Tony Award and the equivalent to the movies' Oscar Award. 

The Kenny Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 4 pm at Shea's Performing Arts Center.  Tickets will be sold through the school or can be purchased at the Shea's Box Office.

Posted May 2012

Learn About SHA's "Celebrate Our Tradition - Build Our Future" Capital Campaign

The "Celebrate our Tradition - Build our Future" Capital Campaign is set to raise $4.5 million for much needed classroom space, a new gym and convocation center, and for enhancement of the Academy's scholarship and financial aid endowment.

Posted December 2012

Ways to Give to the Sacred Heart Academy Loyalty Fund

  "It is in giving that we receive."

Posted November 2012

Varsity Soccer Captures Monsignor Martin Championship

After 3 consecutive appearances in the league title game and their 4th in 5 years, Sacred Heart finally wins the BIG one.

Posted October 2012

SHA's Golf Team Completes Undefeated Season; 3 Qualify for States

Six members of SHA's Golf Team competed in All-Catholics on Sunday, September 30, at Rothland Golf Course.  Three qualified for the State Tournament to be held in June 2013.

Posted October 2012

Halloween at SHA -- Photos

Everyone at SHA loves to dress up for Halloween.  Several faculty members wore tiaras with their MIS-sashes .

Posted October 2012

MMHSAA Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Tryout Information

Any girl wanting to play Varsity Ice Hockey for the Monsignor Martin League should be ready to tryout on October 29, November 1, and November 6.

Posted August 2012

After School Science Club and Mother-Daughter Book Club for Girls in Grades 6 and 7

SHA Biology teacher Melanie Whitney will lead 15 after school lab sessions for girls in grades 6 and 7 during the 2012-13 school year. Cost is $150.

SHA teacher Sheila Lyons will lead 4 Sunday afternoon book club sessions (October 21, December 9, February 10, April 14) from 3:30 pm - 5 pm for ten girls and their mothers. No cost.

Posted August 2012

Voting Closed at "Give with Target"

Target stores have met their goal of $2.5 million in support to schools before the September 8th deadline so voting is now closed. Thanks to everyone who cast their ballot for SHA.  We received 508 votes and earned $500 in gift cards.

Posted May 2012

Top 3 Students of Class of 2012

Hillary Chiarella, Rachel Spencer, and Kailey Seres are SHA's Top 3 students in this year's graduating class.

Posted May 2012

EMEDCO Honors Two SHA Seniors 

Sacred Heart seniors, Jordanne Miller and Andrea Waclawek, were 2 of the 90 high school seniors from Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties to win an EMEDCO college scholarship.

Posted June 2012

4 SHA Golfers Help Monsignor Martin Team Capture Second Place at States

Four members of SHA's golf team plus one student from Nardin compiled a score of 422 strokes to take second place at States on June 4 as the Monsignor Martin Team from Buffalo.

Posted June 2011

SHA Ranked #2 in Western NY by "Business First"

Sacred Heart Academy has improved from last June's #3 ranking, moving up to the #2 spot this year on Business First's list of the top 133 schools in Western NY.

Posted May 2012

SHA Hosts Production of "The Blue Rose"

Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will be hosting a performance of "The Blue Rose", a stage adaptation of a book by Gerda Weissmann Klein, on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 pm, which is free to the public. 

Posted March 2012

Sr. Maria Pares Inducted into NY State Basketball Hall of Fame -- Photos

SHA Alum and local coaching legend, Sister Maria Pares, was inducted into the 2012 class of the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, March 18, in Glen Falls.

Posted April 2012

Photos -- "The Miracle Worker"

Senior Jordanne Miller (Annie Sullivan) and Junior Carrie Deck (Helen Keller) put on amazing performances in "The Miracle Worker".

Posted March 2012

Sandstone 2012 Recap -- Grand Prize Winners plus Thank You from Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs Susan Q. Bavisotto and Betsy Sullivan report that Sandstone 2012 was a huge success with over $109,000 raised for the Academy.

Posted March 2012

Spirit Week at SHA -- Photos

This year's Spirit Week was exciting.  StuCo had lots of fun in store for everyone with their planned assemblies.

Posted January 2012

SHA's Scholar-Athletes

Three seniors were honored by the Buffalo News as All-Western NY Fall Sports Scholar-Athletes.

Posted December 2011

SHA's Musical: "The Pajama Game" is a Hit!

Thank you to Director Terri Filips Vaughn plus the cast and crew of "The Pajama Game" for another successful musical production.

Posted October 2011

Linda Cimusz is new Director of Academics

Beginning November 1, SHA will have a new Director of Academics. Linda Cimusz is our new Director of Academics.

Posted July 2011

Remembering Sister Marcyann Kowalczyk, OSF

Sacred Heart Academy lost a beloved family member on Thursday, July 14.

Posted June 2011

4 "Business First" Education Awards for SHA

SHA seniors Kaitlyn Victor and Megan Elman, SHA math teacher Mrs. Marcia Snyder, and SHA's website earn recognition from Business First on Awards Day, June 3.

Posted June 2011

128th Commencement Photos

Sacred Heart Academy graduated 90 young ladies at the 128th Commencement held at UB's Center for the Arts on June 13.

Posted June 2011

The Buffalo News Picks 3 SHA Seniors for Spring Scholar-Athlete Team

Krissy Russo, Tori Kreuz, and Clara Wu are named to the Buffalo News 2011 Spring All-WNY Scholar-Athlete Team.

Posted May 2011

Top Three Students of Class of 2011

Kaitlyn Victor, Mary Spencer, and Megan Elman are SHA's Top 3 students in this year's graduating class.

Posted May 2011

EMEDCO Honors Two SHA Seniors 

Sacred Heart seniors, Krissy Russo and Sarah Mastrandrea, were 2 of the 100 high school seniors from Erie, Niagara, and Genesee counties to win an EMEDCO college scholarship.

Posted May 2011

Mock Trial Team Places 3rd in State Finals

After winning Erie County's Mock Trial tournament, the Sacred Heart Mock Trial team was victorious again at the regional Mock Trial tournament held in Mayville on April 30, 2011, where SHA earned the opportunity to represent the Western New York region in the final competition for the state title. Six regions in New York State participated in this tournament held in Albany on May 22-24.  SHA's Mock Trial team finished third, just out of the final trial to determine the State title.

Posted May 2011

Christina Healy Signs Letter of Intent

SHA Varsity Basketball standout Christina Healy has signed a letter of intent to continue her athletic career at Roberts Wesleyan College.

Posted April 2011

Sarah Pawlak & Katie Healy Honored for Basketball Achievements

On April 9, the Buffalo News selected Sarah and Katie for All-WNY Girls Basketball Honors.

Posted April 2011

SHA's 5 Scholar-Athletes

SHA is proud to have 5 Super Seniors named to the Buffalo News 2010-11 Winter All-WNY Scholar-Athlete Team.

Posted April 2011

Mr. Stepien Named Outstanding Science Teacher of Year

Chemistry teacher Ron Stepien has been chosen as ACS's outstanding HS Science Teacher of the Year for Western NY.

Posted April 2011

5th Annual Sandstone Party A BIG Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the Sandstone Party!

Posted March 2011

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees for 2011

On April 9, 2011, Sacred Heart Academy honored 5 individuals and the 1993 Tennis Team for their sports achievements.

Posted March 2011

Mock Trial Team Wins Erie County Championship

Sacred Heart Academy's Mock Trial Team has won the 2011 Erie County Mock Trial Championship for the fifth time in 8 years.

Posted March 2011

Shakespeare Comes to SHA -- April 1 & 2

If you missed Sacred Heart's Spring drama, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" which was presented on April 1 and 2, check out the photos from the show.

Posted March 2011

SHA Art Students Participate in "Empty Bowls Project"

The Burchfield-Penney Art Center will host this event in May.

Posted January 2011

SHA Completes "Home Again Project"

On March 5, Sacred Heart students worked hard to ready an apartment for a family of 5 refugees from Burma.  Channel 4 News was there and filmed the event.

Posted January 2011

Senior Earns NFJC Community Leader Award

Emilyrose Conforti was one of 12 Western NY students honored by the National Federation for Just Communities.

Posted January 2011

Jena Abati '10 Headed to National Voice Competition

Jena Abati, soprano, will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on March 27, 2011 to compete in the MTNA National Competition Finals.  A freshwoman at Eastman School of Music, she qualified for the Nationals by being selected as the MTNA Eastern Division Winner.

Posted December 2010

New Athletic Director Announced

Head of School Jennifer Demert is pleased to announce the appointment of Sacred Heart's new Athletic Director, Gretchen Scheuermann, who will assume the position in January, 2011.

Posted January 2011

SHA's 3 Scholar-Athletes

SHA is proud to have 3 Super Seniors named to the Buffalo News 2010 Fall All-WNY Scholar-Athlete Team.

Posted December 2010

A BIG Thank You -- Scholarship & Awards Dinner

The Scholarship & Awards Dinner held on November 10th was a HUGE success.

Posted December 2010

Environmental Club Helps VIVE

SHA students are always willing to lend a hand to support a great cause.

Posted December 2010

SHA's Musical: "Annie" Wows Crowds

This year's musical was truly a SHA family production which entertained everyone who attended. All 3 children of SHA's Head of School, Ms. Demert, were in the cast as were the daughters of Mrs. Szalach and Mrs. Michienzi as well as the son of Mrs. Fischer. 

Special thanks goes out to Director Terri Filips and to all the patrons of the three performances. 

Posted November 2010

3 SHA Senior Athletes Sign Letter of Intent to Play College Sports

Emily Litwin (volleyball), Sarah Pawlak (basketball), and Caitlyn Colucci (softball) signed a letter of intent on November 16th to play college sports with Channel 2 News in attendance.

Posted November 2010

Four SHA Swimmers Compete at States

SHA's Swim Team had an amazing season this year. During the season, Freshwoman Aleza Epstein qualified for 4 events at the State Swim meet. She has qualified in the 50 & 100 freestyles, 100 butterfly, and 200 IM. She will swim the 50 free and 100 butterfly at the State Swim meet. Junior Alex Doody also qualified for 4 events at the State Swim meet. She has qualified in the 50, 100, 200, & 500 freestyle events. She will swim the 100 and 200 freestyle at the meet. Throughout the entire season, the 200 free relay team composed of Seniors Caroline Niederpruem and Sarah Mastrandrea plus Junior Alex Doody and Freshwoman Aleza Epstein have been reaching to qualify for States. At the All-Catholic Championship Meet they did, and they will swim in that relay at the meet!

The State Swim meet is this Friday and Saturday, November 19-20, at the ECC Flickinger Center. Admission is $8.00. Swimming starts at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and finals start at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Posted November 2010

SHA's Varsity Volleyball Team Plays for State Championship

Sacred Heart's Varsity Volleyball squad competed on November 13 and 14, at York College in Jamaica, NY, in the NYSCHSAA Championships. SHA advanced to the Championship Match with a thrilling five game match against St. Francis Prep. SHA was down two games to none before they won the next three games to win the match to go to the Finals.

In the Finals, SHA lost to St. Anthony's (Rockville Center) who were the defending State Champs. This is the first time SHA has advanced to the Championship Match since winning the State Title in 1988. Congratulations, ladies!  Way to go!!

Posted October 2010

13 SHA Students Participate in Hope Lodge Project

On Saturday, October 23, 13 SHA students along with Mrs. Clare (religion teacher and Campus Minister at Sacred Heart) participated in the national "Make a Difference" Day at ACS's Hope Lodge.

Posted October 2010

Jane Vicki Named Top Financial Executive in Education

Sacred Heart is proud to announce that its own Director of Finance, Jane Vicki, has been honored with the 2010 Financial Executive Award in Education sponsored by the Bonadio Group and Citizens Bank.

Posted October 2010

Shark Swimmers Recording Fast Times

SHA's Swim Team is having an amazing season with new records being set at nearly every meet.

Posted August 2010

Welcome Class of 2014 -- Freshwomen Fun Day

Freshwomen Fun Day is Orientation, SHA Style! It's a great way to casually meet the members of your class and familiarize yourself with the beautiful building and grounds.  This year's event was held on Monday, August 23, and SHA's incoming freshwomen had oodles of fun.

Posted June 2010

127th Commencement Held on June 14 at UB

99 members of Sacred Heart Academy's Class of 2010, wearing white gowns and carrying red roses, walked across the stage at the Center for the Arts on Monday evening to receive their diplomas.

Posted June 2010

Sacred Heart -- in Top 3 High Schools of Western NY

Sacred Heart has much to be proud of.  Business First named SHA as one of the top three high schools in Western NY.

Posted June 2010

Showcasing SHA's Senior Scholar-Athletes

Nine super seniors from the Class of 2010 have been recognized by the Buffalo News for their grades and athletic contribution.

Posted June 2010

Rain Garden Project Comes to Fruition

Sister Mara, a science teacher at Sacred Heart, and several of her Environmental Science students create a rain garden behind Clare Hall.

Posted June 2010

SHA Golfers Compete in All-Catholic State Championship

Junior Gabby Zemer and sophomore Claire McMahon both finish in the top eight.

Posted June 2010

SHA's Reba Conway '10 Selected for "Avenue of Athletes"

For her academic success and her excellence in athletics, Reba Conway was inducted into The Town of Amherst's "Avenue of Athletes" on June 9.

Posted May 2010

Top Three Seniors of Class of 2010 Named "Academic All Stars" by the Buffalo News

Eva Hoffmann, Bethany Wattengel, and Erin Wattengel were honored on Thursday evening, May 20th, at a special recognition dinner held at the Amherst Marriott.  Each received a crystal bison award.

Posted May 2010

Susan Eckert Bourque '66 and Karen Eckert '68 Meet with President Obama

Susan Eckert Bourque and Karen Eckert sat down and chatted with President Obama when he was in Buffalo on Thursday, May 13.   They, along with other families who lost loved ones on Flight 3407, are pushing for new requirements for more pilot training and more experience in the cockpit.  Having a meeting with the President means the White House is listening to their suggestions.

Posted May 2010

Catherine Trzaska '10 Earns Manus Christi Award

SHA Senior, Catherine Trzaska, was one of 13 youths honored at this year's Diocesan Youth Convention for their dedication to living out the directives of their faith.

Posted April 2010

Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Saturday, April 24, marked the annual Sports Hall of Fame dinner with several SHA alumnae being honored for their contribution to sports.

Posted May 2010

SHA Students Participate in Diocesan Art Exhibit

Congratulations to the 12 Sacred Heart students who displayed their creative artwork at the Diocesan Art Exhibit on May 17-20.

Posted May 2010

View Day of SHAring 2010 Slideshow

The 5th Annual Day of SHAring was held on April 23, 2010.  Check out the 3 YouTube videos showcasing our student, faculty, and parent volunteers.

Posted April 2010

Caitlin Powalski '04 Published

Caitlin Powalski, a member of SHA's 2004 graduating class and a 2009 University of Rochester graduate, has the distinction of having her research published in Rochester History's Fall 2009 issue.  She held a booksigning and lecture on April 18, 2010, at the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County.

Posted March 2010

Sarah Pawlak '11 Receives Numerous Accolades

It has been an exciting month for Sacred Heart junior Sarah Pawlak with numerous accolades for her sports and academics coming her way..

Being selected as Channel 7's Athlete of the Week brought a film crew to SHA where Sarah showed the cameraman her shooting touch while Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach Debbie Laux talked about Sarah's leadership role on the Lady Sharks and their 22-5 season which ended at the Class A State Finals in NYC.

Sarah also was named to the 2010 Girls All-Bee Basketball First Team by the Amherst Bee and chosen for the 2010 Girls All-WNY Basketball Second Team by the Buffalo News.  To top this off, Sarah was recently inducted into SHA's National Honor Society with a 3.8 GPA.

Posted March 2010

Jena Abati '10 Shines at Young Artist Auditions

SHA senior Jena Abati is a member of Chamber Singers and has been taking private music lessons for years.  Her talent was recognized by the Rochester Philharmonic League's Young Artist Auditions Committee at the March 14th Young Artists competition where she won two awards for her outstanding vocal performances.

Posted March 2010

Emily Litwin '11 Nationally Ranked in Volleyball

Sacred Heart junior Emily Litwin was interviewed on March 23 by Stu Boyar of WGRZ-TV about her nationally ranked volleyball team.

Posted February 2010

SHA English teacher, Nancy Brady, to receive Liberty Bell Award on April 23

Each year the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Erie County selects deserving people who have strengthened the American system of justice under the law.  In 2010, three Mock Trial coaches: Nancy Brady (SHA), Ronald DiNicolantonio (Clarence HS), and Mary Knab (St. Francis) will be honored at the annual Law Day luncheon on Friday, April 23, with the Liberty Bell Award, the highest award bestowed by the Bar Association to non-lawyers.

Posted March 2010

Chamber Singers Visit Philadelphia

SHA's elite singing group, the Chamber Singers, spent 3 days (March 26-28) on tour in Philadelphia and performed at two cathedrals.

Posted March 2010

Class A Title Eludes Lady Sharks

Sacred Heart faced St. Anthony's of South Huntington on Sunday, March 14, in NYC with the NY State Catholic HS Class A Championship on the line but came up short losing 44-55.