Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School

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Values in Action

"Serve where you are needed." -Blessed Mary Angela

Blessed Mary Angela, foundress of the Felician Sisters, dedicated her life to serving others. All OLSH students are encouraged to “serve where they are needed,” living out the Felician Core Values in all that they do.

Felician Core Values Curriculum 

Felician Values Project
Felician Core Values: Through discussion, video and group projects, the students are introduced to the five Core Values essential to the Felician Sisters. It is through this freshman class that the students begin to understand what OLSH stands for and what we want to profess to the world. 
Felician Values Fulfilled: This senior class is designed to allow students to put into practice the values learned during the Felician Core Values class taken in the freshman year. The Seminar will culminate with a presentation to a faculty panel in the spring. Successful completion of this course is required for graduation. 
Courtyard Service

Senior Service Day

The entire senior class participates in a Senior Day of Service, where they volunteer at a charity of their choice in the Pittsburgh area.

Service Opportunities for All

OLSH faculty, staff, and students regularly seek out service opportunities and  participate in service as opportunities arise. Every year for the past 5 years, students have collectively performed over 10,000 hours of service a year or more!
In May, during the Honors Assembly, yearly service recognition awards are presented. These awards include:
  • 75-100.99 service hours - Bronze Award
  • 101- 150.99 service hours - Silver Award
  • 151-250.99 service hours - Gold Award
  • 251 or more service hours - Platinum Award
The Spirit of Caring Award is awarded yearly to the senior who accumulates the highest number of service hours in their time at OLSH.

Our Lady's Pantry

Our Lady’s Pantry is OLSH’s in-house emergency food pantry that has been helping to serve the hungry of the community for over 40 years. The pantry was established around 1980 after OLSH students were inspired to give back after seeing an assembly about hunger and homelessness in the community. OLSH principal at the time, Sr. Christopher, established the emergency food pantry through the Greater Community Food Bank of Pittsburgh.

Our Lady's Pantry

The pantry is sustained by the generosity of the OLSH community through food drives at OLSH and other local schools and parishes, as well as Christian Mothers and Knights of Columbus groups. The pantry is also supported annually by the Felician Sisters as one of their outreach ministries. Donations may include non-perishable items, gift cards, or money.  

After successful food drives, OLSH donates some of the food to local shelters as well. In addition to serving local shelters, individual families can utilize the pantry on an as-needed or monthly basis. We continue to monitor the clients so as to help as many people as possible. OLSH students are often encouraged to bring in donations for the pantry in cooperation with Mission and Heritage Week, Jean Dress Down Days, Christmas Giving Trees, and Penny Wars.