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Carondelet and De La Salle 5 year reunion - Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend (November 28, 2015) at 7:30 p.m. at Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek.    

Cost is $30 from 11/14 - 11/20 and $30 at the door.  

Register here


  • Help Wanted!

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    Carondelet’s 26th annual Visions of Christmas holiday extravaganza is just around the corner and we are feverishly working to make this year’s events the best ever. We couldn’t do it without an army of committed volunteers – parents, students, alumnae and friends. If you’d like to help out in any way (baking, serving tea, registration, etc.), we welcome your support! Please email Kathleen at

  • Alumna of the Month: Kristina Seil '00

    Kristina M. Seil, Carondelet Class of 2000, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2004. During university she studied linguistics with a focus on Spanish and Chinese, and interned at a nonprofit organization called the U'wa Defense Project dedicated to promoting awareness of the issues faced by indigenous people in Colombia. After graduating from UCSC she lived in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for almost two years teaching English and studying Mandarin Chinese. She returned to the Bay Area to pursue her graduate studies at the University of San Francisco, while working full time teaching English to immigrants and refugees at a nonprofit organization called Arriba Juntos (Upward Together) in San Francisco's Mission District. Her work at Arriba Juntos inspired her to pursue immigration law, and in 2009, after graduating with a Master's Degree in Asia Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco, Kristina was offered a scholarship to attend Golden Gate University School of Law, where she edited the Golden Gate University Law Review and authored a published article on immigration law.

    During law school, Kristina served as a judicial extern for the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, and as a legal intern at the San Francisco Office of the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. After graduating from law school Kristina worked as one of the first staff attorneys at Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal, a legal aid organization serving the Bayview and Hunters Point communities. Currently Kristina practices immigration law at the Law Offices of Robert P. Gaffney, a business immigration firm established in 1982.

    Kristina will always be profoundly grateful to two teachers at Carondelet: Mrs. Jaye Bartow, who was her English teacher for two years and personally prepared her to pass her AP English exam through independent study by giving her works like Kafka's The Metamorphosis; and Mr. Michael Bates, who thoughtfully responded to her essays on religious philosophy and asked her to read the Tao Te Ching.

  • The Carondelet Connection - Our Students Want to Connect with YOU!

    We are launching a new initiative to connect current students to you - our accomplished alumnae! Introducing The Carondelet Connection - a private database that houses information about where you went to college, what you studied, what jobs you've had, hobbies, your professional expertise and in what ways you would be available to connect with current students who are interested in your industry.

    Our Center for Student Success (formerly the College and Career Center) will oversee this database and tap into it when students want to connect with an alum who is doing (or has done) the very thing that our students dream of pursuing - whatever that may be!

    We know that our alumnae would be amazing mentors and we encourage you to sign up and share your stories and advice. To get involved, please complete this online form. We appreciate your support!

  • Celebrating 50 Years of Sisterhood

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    On Sept. 9, we marked 50 years on Winton Drive at an all-school assembly with guests of honor that included Concord Mayor Tim Grayson, many CSJ's and three wonderful alumnae from the first graduating class of 1969! During our commemoration ceremony, Pat Brighton, Kathleen O'Connell and Joan McNamee Baker were interviewed by current seniors, Maddy Duncan and Meredith Happy about what it was like in the first years at Carondelet High School.

    It was a phenomenal opportunity for our students to hear about how much has changed and at the same time, that some things about life at Carondelet are universal, like the strong bonds of sisterhood, excellent college-prep education, and our fierce sports teams!

    A special thank you to Mayor Grayson and Concord's City Council, for declaring Sept. 9, 2015, Carondelet High School Day! What a way to kick-off our 50th year! Our anniversary was even covered by the Contra Costa Times, twice! Carondelet, De La Salle celebrate 50th anniversaries and Good Neighbors.

  • Alumnae of the month - Pamela Erickson '93

    I graduated from Carondelet in 1993, grateful for the excellent education I received, and for the enduring friendships I made. I attended college at UCLA and, following graduation, I served as a Maternal/Child Health Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. I later went on to earn a master's degree at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and to work at the U.S. State Department as a Program Officer, managing democracy and human rights programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Over the years, I have looked back at my time at Carondelet High School with fondness and felt a desire to reconnect with a community that educated and nurtured me as well as prepared me, in large part, to be successful in the world. In the fall of 2015, I accepted a teaching position at Carondelet in the English Department. One of my primary goals in returning to Carondelet is to help foster stronger relationships between the alumnae community and our current students. I specifically would like to see more opportunities for our amazing alumnae to share their educational, career, and life experiences with current students who would greatly benefit from their guidance and mentoring. In this spirit, Carondelet will be hosting a Peace Corps Day in March, inviting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) to speak with students about their volunteer experiences abroad. If you are an RPCV and would like to participate in this event, please contact:

    Also, in the coming months, Carondelet will launch an alumnae speaker series, inviting alumnae from an array of professional backgrounds to speak with students about their educational and career choices, offering insights and advice to those interested in pursuing a similar path. These are just two of the initiatives Carondelet will launch in the coming months that strengthen ties between Carondelet alumnae and current students. If you have other ideas on how Carondelet can build relationships between the alumnae and current student community, please reach out and share your ideas. We would love to hear from you. -- Pamela Erickson '93

  • Walk Down Memory Lane

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    Carondelet's 50th Anniversary is here and we need your help. Do you have photos or memorabilia from your days at CHS? We are looking for all types of items including pictures, programs, clothing (uniforms, sports uniforms, jackets), and any logo merchandise.

    Please email photos to Lindy Sullivan '02 or mail them to Lindy Sullivan, 1133 Winton Dr, Concord, CA 94518.




Events Calendar


Visions of Christmas - Special Schedule

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Alumnae Association Gathering - Visions Open House

Garaventa Center
6:30 PM

Visions of Christmas - Special Schedule

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Visions of Christmas - Special Schedule

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Visions of Christmas - Special Schedule

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Visions of Christmas


Visions of Christmas