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Alumni Newsletter March 2016


Jesse Foley '89 


Hello Fellow Academy of Holy Angels Alumni!

I hope you enjoy our March AHA Alumni Newsletter. We’ve got lots of exciting news to share! With assistance from many AHA alumni and friends across multiple AHA classes, we have been busy putting together our vision and plans to better welcome and engage with AHA alumni. To help us with this, please consider completing our AHA Alumni Survey.  And of course, we hope to see you at Rock the Lawn on June 24.  May God continue to bless you and your family! 

Jesse Foley '89, Alumni Officer


Rock the Lawn 


Register Today for Rock the Lawn 2016!

AHA Alumni are planning our first ever all-school reunion and music festival called “Rock the Lawn” for Friday, June 24!  Volunteers have been working hard to make this event the biggest AHA alumni event ever.  The objective of this event is simple, to bring together all AHA alumni along with current and former AHA staff and the Sisters of St. Joseph to have fun! Music producer is AHA Alumni Paul Peterson ’83.  Paul’s band Abracadabra will be the headliner and Mick Sterling and the Superfriends of Soul will open the show! 

Rock the Lawn will also include a Mass at 6 pm, AHA History Presentation at 6:30 pm, Tours of AHA, Food, Beer Tent, Wine and Games.  The music begins at 7 pm.  We are offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor and advertise before and during the event.   Check out the Rock the Lawn website for more details

Registration for Rock the Lawn is now open, go here to sign up


AHA Alumni Survey


Please Complete our AHA Alumni Survey

In an effort to create an outstanding and engaging alumni program at AHA, our Alumni Board has created an alumni survey to gather your opinions and feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete it.  The survey will be open until April 22. Click here to access it. If you complete it by April 1, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Target gift card!  We will provide a full report on our findings and conclusions in the Summer Communique!



 AHA Hockey & Richfield Ice Arena Project is moving forward

AHA is in the midst of an exciting plan to enhance the Richfield Ice Arena and make it truly the Home of the Stars!  The arena project upgrades already include two dedicated locker rooms, one each for the boys and girls programs, secure college-style lockers, arena signage and Stars Spirit logos, hanging replica jerseys and exterior signage. 

Additional funds are needed as we embark on the second phase and to purchase additional lockers.  Name plates are being hung above these new lockers to recognize the great generosity of our community members.   The second phase of the project will include additional arena marketing, collegiate photos, two secure stick lockers, coach lockers and storage, Star flooring and a ventilation system.   There is now an opportunity to name the locker rooms for someone so please contact Jesse Foley, jfoley@ahastars.org  if interested.

To find out more and to help us complete all phases of this exciting initiative please visit our website.


2015 Baseball Seniors


AHA Alumni Baseball Night

We are inviting all AHA Alumni Baseball players and their families to watch the Stars play vs Providence Academy on Friday, May 13 at 7pm.  Join us at Donaldson Park before the game at 6:30pm for a BBQ and refreshments.  We’ll be cheering on the Stars and giving out baseball prizes including hats and shirts!


Please RSVP to Head Coach and AHA Alumni Mike Rothstein ‘94 at rothstein30@hotmail.com.  Can’t wait to see you at the game!   



All School Service Day

AHA All-School Service Day

Plans are coming together for our All-School Service Day on May 26!  AHA Alumni are needed to assist in and serve alongside our students at agencies like St. Vincent DePaul, Feed My Starving Children, Mary's Place, ARC Value Village, Wood Lake Nature Center, Mississippi River Clean, and many more...  Please contact Jesse Foley if you are interested.   Approximate time is 9 am-2 pm. 




Once and Future Stars – 

We invite you to campus!

We have a solid group of students already enrolled in AHA’s Class of 2020, yet there’s room for more, especially from our alumni community!  We hope you’re thinking about AHA for your middle schooler, and we’re inviting families with 6th – 8th graders to come to our Future Stars Informational Night on Wednesday, May 25th. Plan to arrive between 5:30 & 6 pm for light refreshments and socializing, before learning more about academics, co-curriculars and more.  We’ll take a tour, and end the evening at our Annual Pops Concert at 7 p.m.  Questions? Call or email Meg Angevine at mangevine@ahastars.org or 612-798-0764. Know others who may be interested? Send them our way!  Your testimonial is our best recruitment tool! Specific details for the evening to come in April’s issue. Go STARS!!


Starfest Alumni 2015

Starfest, AHA's Annual Fundraiser, in its 5th year on campus

Join us on April 30, 2016 for a night of fun, socializing and supporting the school. Starfest benefits all Academy of Holy Angels students by supporting the school's most important programs - including academics, faith, service, financial aid, athletics and the fine arts. The event begins with a Mass at 4:30 pm in the St. John the Evangelist Chapel followed by the silent auction & social, dinner and fund-a-need program. Cap the evening off with dancing to the Mark Miller Band. Enjoy complimentary beer & wine throughout the evening and a formal seated dinner provided by The St. Paul Hotel. Get details.




Homecoming is Friday, September 30

Mark your calendars to return to AHA to have fun with your classmates and cheer on the STARS.




2016 Class Reunions

If your graduation year ends with a “1” or a “6” then this is your reunion year!

The AHA Alumni Office is here to support your work.  Talk with your classmates and contact Jesse at AHA so we can work together to make your reunion successful.


Class of 90 and 91 Ski Weekend 


The Spring 2016 AHA Communique is coming your way

Hopefully you’ve been reading the Communique for years!  If you aren't receiving it and would like to, please contact us to make sure we have your updated mailing address. Recently we’ve made the decision to make the Communique more focused on alumni. YOU! But it’ll only work if you help us with updates, news and accomplishments.  Please consider sending a personal or professional update and picture of yourself, your family or with alumni friends to Jesse Foley at jfoley@ahastars.org. 

Members of the classes of '90 and '91 recently gathered for a ski weekend to catch up and have fun.




Laura Bagwell Katalinich at StateThe STARS Girls Basketball team will play for Class AAA State Championship on Saturday, March 19

The AHA STARS Girls Basketball team beat Thief River Falls 55-42 in the State Semifinal Thursday at Williams Arena. They will play Winona High School on Saturday, March 19th at 6 pm at Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota for the State Class AAA Championship.  The game is scheduled to be televised and available for streaming online. Get more information. Fans who attend the game can purchase tickets at the arena. Read the Star Tribune's Girls Basketball Hub story about the semifinal game.


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