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Alumni Newsletter July 2016


Hello Fellow Academy of Holy Angels Alumni!

Foleys in Duluth

I hope you enjoy our July AHA Alumni Newsletter.  We’ve got a lot of exciting news to share.  Our main alumni event on June 24 Rock the Lawn was a big success.  A big thank you to all who helped make it happen and to those who came out and attended this awesome event! We hope you are having a safe and relaxing summer! 

Jesse Foley ’89
Advancement and Alumni



Rock the Lawn 2016 was Amazing!Rock the Lawn Aerial Photo

It started out as an idea to gather together and re-engage our alumni and it grew into an incredible event that none of us at AHA will soon forget! The biggest alumni event in AHA history brought out young and old to the lawn for food, drink and fellowship!  The night started out with an awesome Mass celebrated by both Father James Adams ’94 and AHA Chaplain Father Mike Tix. Then, after an AHA history presentation by Principal Heidi Foley and Assistant Principal Mark Melhorn, the tours, the music and the party on the lawn began! A highlight was Paul Peterson’s ’83 tribute to his friend Prince as he sang the song Purple Rain. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make Rock the Lawn become a reality!  

Check out the AHA Alumni Facebook page to see more pictures

Watch an amazing aerial video of Rock the Lawn put to music



The Summer 2016 AHA Communique is here! July Communique Cover

Soon you’ll receive the Summer Communique in the mail!  If you haven't received it this year or if you don’t get this edition by August 1 and would like to, please contact us to make sure we have your updated mailing address. 

Note that we want your personal and/or professional update!  Please consider sending a picture of yourself, of your family or with alumni friends to Jesse Foley at jfoley@ahastars.org. The deadline for the Fall Alumni News and Notes is October 1, 2016.  Please consider sending it soon!

Read the Summer 2016 Communique

Read the Spring 2016 Communique.  




Survey Says...


The AHA Alumni Survey:
You Spoke and We are Listening

Thank you to everyone who completed the 2016 AHA Alumni Survey!  A high-level report with a summary and conclusions is available in the Summer 2016 Communique and a more in-depth report will be made available later in the summer. 




 AHA Golf TournamentGolf Tournament Photo

The AHA Shoot for the Stars golf tournament on June 15 at Deer Run in Victoria was a big success. Over 120 golfers participated in this fun event.  Please consider putting a group of classmates or friends together for this fun event on Wednesday June 14, 2017!



Homecoming is Friday, September 30

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


Stars are Out Tonight 2012


The Stars Are Out Tonight

The Stars Are Out Tonight has become an awesome AHA tradition for the entire community. This year it will take place on the AHA Grass Field from 5pm-7pm on Friday September 9. At 7pm the AHA Stars Football Team will square off against Chanhassen. The event includes music, food, grilling, photo booth and games for kids. Come early for the party and stay for the AHA Football Game!!!

Get more details about the Stars Are Out Tonight   

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AHA Admissions

We're wrapping up our Admissions year for AHA's Class of 2020. Alums, please share the good news about AHA to Future STARS. We're still accepting students in grades 9-12 and it's not too late to apply. Contact Meg Angevine at mangevine@ahastars.org. Let's keep our STAR traditions shining!


2016 Class ReunionsClass of 86 at Rock the Lawn

If your graduation year ends with a “1” or a “6” then this is your reunion year!  We’ve already heard from many alumni reunion organizers and several alums have set aside a date and have some set plans.  The AHA Alumni Office is here to support your work. 

Here is some information that has been shared with the AHA Alumni Office:

Class of 1956,  60-year reunion 

Date:  Friday, July 29 at 5pm
Place: Home of Judy Johnson Crandall
For More Information: Ginny Vizard edwviz@aol.com
RSVP to Mary Ann Gross, 10735 Morgan Circle S. Bloomington 55431

Class of 1966,  50-Year Reunion

Date:  August 20, 11am
Place:  Academy of Holy Angels
More Information:  Mary Jane O’Donnell Rippel at emmjay@tds.net 

Class of 1976, 40-Year Reunion 

Date:  Saturday, September 24, 7pm
Place:  Redstone, Eden Prairie
For More Information:  Jeanne Luxem at jluxem@gmail.com 

Class of 1981,  35-year Reunion

Date:   Took place on Friday, June 24, 6pm at the Class of '81 reunion tent.
A big thank you to: Liz Sullivan at liz.sullivan@startribune.com Mary McCue mcmaryjoe@aol.com          

Class of 1986,  30-year Reunion

Date:  Happened at RTL Friday, June 24, 6pm!
Place:  Academy of Holy Angels Rock the Lawn Class of ’86 Tent!
For More Information about a possible fall gathering contact:  Patty Flynn Huss dphuss@comcast.net or John Arms jarms@wingnutinc.com or Kate Jaeger McMahon kandkmcmahon@aol.com

Class of 1991,  25-year reunion

Date:  Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:   7:00-11:00 p.m. (Bowling 8-10 p.m.)
Place:  Pinstripes – Edina
Cost: $35 per person or $40 at the door  (Includes appetizers and bowling, cash bar) 
For More Information or to RSVP:  Eileen LaFontaine eileenlafontaine@gmail.com or Becky Smith becky_smith50@hotmail.com
** Any additional donations will be given to AHA in the name of “AHA Class of 1991”. 

Class of 1996,  20-year reunion

Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7pm
Place: Stella’s Fish Cafe
For More Information:  Melissa Peterson or Kristin Pike Shedd, AHA96Reunion@gmail.com

Class of 2001,  15-year reunion

Date: TBD, Fall of 2016
Place: TBD
For more information: Pam Berry at pamberry@ymail.com    

Class of 2006,  10-year reunion 

Date:  Happened Friday, June 24, at Rock the Lawn
Location:  Academy of Holy Angels Rock the Lawn, Class of ’06 Tent!

Class of 2011,  5-year reunion

Date:  July 16, 8pm
Location:  William’s Bar, Uptown, 2911 Hennepin Avenue        
For More Information:  Evan Mcneil, 612-210-1649 



Thanks to You, We Did It!

Students leaping with excitement on graduation day 2016

Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, the 2015-16 AHA Annual Fund set a record and exceeded its $1.425 million goal! More than 2,500 community members made gifts to the school and general giving (not including special event related fund-raising) increased 25% over last year. In addition, Holy Angels received another $150,000 in program and project funding through other auxiliary efforts. 

We are also proud to say that AHA is a place where students can become STARS. By providing excellent academics, daily faith formation, service opportunities, and a rich array of sports and activities, students can identify and cultivate their talents. This experience prepares our students to shine - at college, in their careers, and in service to others.  

We are grateful for the generosity of donors like you, who make this work possible.  Together, we can help even more students become STARS!


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