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Social Events & Reunions

List of 5 items.

  • Annual Alumni Day & Oktoberfest

    Annually on the first weekend in October, the entire SHS alumni body is invited to a special event on campus--a traditional Alumni Day & Oktoberfest, complete with themed food, cold brews, good music, and great fun. As part of the night's brief program, select alumni may be recognized with the Spirit of Mater Award, the St. Joseph's School Henry Schimpf Award, or be inducted into the SHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Senior Class Pinning Ceremony & Commencement

    Traditionally held on the high school's Commencement day, alumni "sponsors" take part in a formal ceremony held in Harman Family Assembly Hall, signifying the graduating seniors' changing relationship with the school from students to alumni. In the ceremony, the alumni president offers brief remarks, welcoming the class into the alumni association. Each new graduate is then invited forward to receive a token: the SHS alumni pin. Following a brief reception, alumni sponsors join family and friends at the Commencement exercises.

    Near the close of the school year, seniors are encouraged to invite a particular alumnus/a to become his/her sponsor for the pinning ceremony. However, in the event that a student does not already have an alumnus/a in mind, the alumni relations manager will facilitate a match. 

    Those interested in participating in the pinning ceremony should contact the alumni office by emailing
  • Milestone Class Reunions

    Graduates from Convent of the Sacred Heart (CSH), Sacred Heart Prep (SHP), St. Joseph's School (SJS), and all other previous or current incarnations of the school are encouraged to reconnect with classsmates and friends at any of our alumni events throughout the year, or at a class-sponosored/planned activity off campus.

    Those classes celebrating milestone reunion years--10, 25, 50+--may opt for a class gathering on campus during the Alumni Oktoberfest. Classes entering the milestone reunion year are encouraged to contact the SHS alumni office as early as possible to arrange on-site support for an event, at
  • Golden Diploma Ceremony

    Graduates of Convent of the Sacred Heart who are celebrating their 50th class reunion year are invited to partake in a special "Golden Diploma Ceremony," held in the afternoon of the annual Alumni Oktoberfest. In a formal ceremony echoing their own commencement, participants individually receive a certificate acknowledging this achievement, presented by Director of Schools Richard A. Dioli, and presided over by former Director of Schools Nancy Morris, RSCJ.
  • PALs Holiday Cocktail Party

    Each year, the Parents of Alumni (PALs) are invited to a special cocktail party on campus, in conjunction with the annual Holiday Boutique. Alumni are welcome to attend this event, along with their parents.

"A Friendship 80 Years in the Making"

Upcoming Events

List of 9 events.

  • Family Mass

    Johnson Performing Arts Center - Ravi Family Assembly Hall - 105
  • Alumni Community Service

    Alumni Community Service on National Philanthropy Day
    Organizing Food Donations
    6pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Help organize and evenly distribute food donations for local families in need to support Saint Vincent de Paul's*.  Food donations encouraged.
    Lower & Middle Schools gym - Emilie Avenue entrance, next to Spieker Pavilion
    Sandwich and Dessert Preparation
    6pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Help make sandwiches and desserts for Street Life Ministries**.
    Lower & Middle Schools gym - Emilie Avenue entrance, next to Spieker Pavilion
    Serving Meals for Street Church - Advance Sign Up Required via
    7:45pm-9:15pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Serve meals to members of Street Life Ministries**.
    Off Campus
    *Saint Vincent de Paul's Food Collection & Organization - For the last 20+ years Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) during Thanksgiving. SVdP connects families in our community that need support during difficult times.  The SHS faculty, staff, preschool, kindergarten, Lower and Middle Schools students bring in assigned food items to make 40 delicious Thanksgiving meal baskets.

    **Street Life Ministries - SHS works with Street Life Ministry each month.  The central expression of Street Life Ministries happen in weekly gatherings called Street Church where a hot meal (prepared off-site) is provided by volunteers and served after a brief personal testimony or reflection on scripture from one of the leaders.

    To learn more or to sign-up for our annual Alumni Association community service activity, please contact Shannon Melinauskas, manager of alumni and past parent engagement, at
    Spieker Pavilion - Parisi Cafeteria - 602
  • PALs Holiday Social

    Rich Dioli looks forward to celebrating Christmas cheer with our Parents of Alumni (PALs) in the Main Building at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.
  • Drinks on Dioli - Happy Hour

    Join Mr. Dioli and your SHS Alumni community for Happy Hour and holiday cheer!
    Contact Alumni Engagment Manager Shannon Melinauskas with questions and to RSVP at
    Whitechapel 600 Polk St., SF, CA
  • A Night at the San Francisco Opera with Connie Solari

    Join Connie Solari and fellow SHS Alumni for an old SHP tradition - A night at the San Francisco Opera for Turandot.
    Limited group rate tickets are available for $54.00 per person.  Contact Alumni Engagement Manager Shannon Melinauskas at 650.454.8394 or for more information.
    San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
  • Family Mass for Christmas

    Johnson Performing Arts Center - Ravi Family Assembly Hall - 105
  • Alumni Association Meeting

    All alumni welcome.  Get Informed, Involved and Invested.
    Main Building Conference Room, 1st Floor
  • Burgundy & Books

    Alumni and Parents of Alumni are welcome to Burgundy & Books with Connie Solari.
    Main Building Heritage Room, 1st Fl.
  • Family Mass

    Homer Science Center - Harman Auditorium - 122
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Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12