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placeholder January 24, 2011   •   VOL. 49, NO. 2   •   Oakland, CA
Holy Names plans strategy for 21st century

While Holy Names High School is celebrating 80 years at its beloved Harbord Drive campus, school leaders are not content to rest on their 142-year history of educating young women in Oakland.

The school has embarked on a strategic planning process, designed to, as principal Sister Sally Slyngstad described it, “position ourselves for the 21st century.”

The Holy Names sister said the only single-gender high school in Alameda County is focused on “strengthening our strengths.”

In an announcement, the school said the planning process will “explore innovative ways to continue to serve Bay Area students and provide a stimulating and impactful educational experience.”

Over the next few months, students, parents, alums and supporters will be invited to share their ideas and suggestions. The strategic planning process, Sister Slyngstad said, is chaired by Paul Bennett.

“We are really attempting to reach out the entire community,” the principal said.
Enrollment is among the issues the process will consider. “Holy Names is in a position to welcome more well-qualified students,” Sister Slyngstad said.

Among the 21st century moves already in the works is a new offering, Women in Medicine, which will partner students with health care professionals.

For additional information on participating in the strategic plan, contact Nancy Barrett, assistant principal, at nbarrett@hnhsoakland.org or (510) 450-1110, ext 117.

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