Louisville’s Law and Social Justice Focus Program found themselves sitting in on a murder trial Tuesday morning at the busy Ventura County Courthouse. It was an exciting part of a day hosted by Deputy Public Defender and Louisville Mom Andrea Neumann, who provided our students with some eye-opening and insightful experiences. Louisville alumna Judge Patricia Murphy ’80 spoke with the girls in her high-security courtroom where she presides over sentencings for violent criminal offenders. She shared her educational and career path to becoming a judge in a way that was very inspirational. The murder trial...
Our first Day of Giving was a huge success! We received over 350 gifts which secured our $25,000 Challenge Gift! Thank you to the many families who generously donated to the Louisville Fund. Your support of our mission is a wonderful blessing. We are hoping to achieve 100% parent participation by the end of the year so if you haven’t made a gift yet, click here to make a gift. We are grateful for the many ways you show your Louisville Love! Please take a moment to view a thank you messagefrom our students.
Don't miss Louisville's 2019 Spring Musical! “CURTAINS” is the murder mystery musical which was the last collaboration of Kander and Ebb, the creators of “Cabaret” and “Chicago”. The musical runs from Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 13. Read more for showtimes and a synopsis, and to PURCHASE TICKETS
On February 28th, the Girl Up Club was able to experience life through another woman's eyes. Chizoba Uti, who works for International Medical Corp in Nigeria, came to talk to us about what life for girls in Nigeria is like. The shocking disparities between boys and girls causes girls to grow up without an education, as well as the inability to leave their homes without male supervision. These horrifying revelations made our club realize just how lucky we are to live in America, where we have the access to amazing schools.
Join us for our 53rd Annual Mother/Daughter Luncheon & Fashion Show on Sunday, March 17th at the Skirball Cultural Center. This event is a wonderful tradition for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends. There will be a silent auction with class theme tables, raffles, boutique vendors and, of course, the Fashion Show featuring our beautiful Seniors from the Class of 2019. To register now, click here!
Mr. Cardella's AP Biology students genetically transformed E. coli bacterial cells in the lab. How did they do it? He explains, "We isolated a gene that is normally in sea jellies, which allows them to glow green when they absorb UV light. We inserted a plasmid with this particular gene (known as “pGLO”) into the bacterial plates along with the appropriate transcription factor (a unique sugar called “arabinose”) and the bacteria were successfully transformed so that they also glow green with UV exposure! The plasmid also allowed them to be resistant to the antibiotic ampicillin. Don’t worry though, this lab is completely safe for students to do. Safe…and fun!"
Our cohort of Arts students - aspiring stage actors, singers, dancers and visual artists - spent a day at CSUN exploring the undergraduate Theater program and sitting in on a dress rehearsal of the Tony-winning musical 1776. We first met with Dr. Anthony Cantrell, Director of the Soraya Theater. Dr. Cantrell kindly arranged a tour of the university facilities and provided us time to chat with Stage Manager Matthew Jackson. Two insightful students enthusiastically shared about what it's like to study Theater as a college major. Their passion was very apparent and they clearly enjoy not only what they are studying, but their working relationships with their teachers and peers. After lunch we were seated front row in the Soraya Theater to watch a full dress rehearsal of the inspiring musical 1776, performed by the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Overall the day at CSUN and the Soraya gave students a good look inside the world of a theater major and working stage performers.
On Tuesday January 29, Louisville participated in our Exchange Day with our brother school, Crespi Carmelite High School. Our Louisville underclasswomen welcomed the Crespi underclassmen to our campus, while the upperclassmen at Crespi hosted the Louisville upperclasswomen. Students at both schools were kept on their toes as they raced through engaging obstacle courses at Crespi, and kept their wits about them in a thrilling escape room at Louisville... along with many more exciting activities! Both schools enjoyed an educational day of fun and continued to create a lasting bond between brother and sister schools.
As a way to start 2019 with both team-building and home building, Louisville's faculty and staff spent a day in Santa Clarita working on a Homes4Families community. On this cool and cloudy day our faculty hammered, nailed, measured, sawed, and swept their way through several partially-constructed homes. It was a great day of bonding and fun all while giving back to the community and our veterans...
Our Focus Program's Journalism and Media cohort explored the LA Recording and Film Schools in Hollywood. At the LA Recording School we saw a wide variety of large-scale sound recording and editing boards on which their students gain certification. The Foley effects room allows recording engineers to re-create footsteps on a variety of surfaces, as well as re-record most sounds you hear in films. At the LA Film School we explored their sound stage complete with indoor and outdoor sets...
Louisville High School is a private, Catholic college-preparatory school for girls in grades 9 through 12, located in Woodland Hills, CA. For over 50 years, Louisville has educated young women in a vibrant, supportive learning community guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Louis to "work toward a world healed, unified and transformed." Challenging academics and caring faculty empower each student to develop her confidence, integrity and faith to meet the needs of an ever-changing world.