Alumni Newsletter - Kickoff to 16-17 school year

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Alumni Newsletter - Kickoff to 16-17 school year

Jesse Foley


Hello Fellow Academy of Holy Angels Alumni,

I hope you enjoyed your summer and had plenty of time with family and friends. We’ve got a lot of exciting news to share.  As you probably know by now, our main alumni event of the year, Rock the Lawn was a big success. We are grateful to all of the AHA alumni who came out and had a fun time together!  Now we hope to keep the alumni momentum going with more fun activities for our wonderful alumni - YOU! Please read on!

 Jesse Foley ’89
Advancement and Alumni 



AHA Homecoming is Friday, September 30!

Homecoming 2016

Homecoming is about alumni returning home to see classmates and teachers and to cheer on the Stars! We hope you return for AHA Homecoming and the Activities Hall of Fame Ceremony on Friday, September 30. In addition, Pete Dysart is hoping that AHA alumni who played in the band would consider playing with the AHA Pep Band prior to and after the game. If interested, contact Pete Dysart at Here’s a link to the 2016 AHA Homecoming Postcard. Join us after the football game at Houlihans Restaurant and Bar.



Activities Hall of Fame Ceremony

The 2016 AHA Activities Hall of Fame ceremony will take place prior to the Homecoming football game in the AHA commons. Please join us to celebrate our 2016 inductees. The HOF reception will begin at 5:15 pm and the induction ceremony will begin at 6 pm. The AHA football game begins at 7 pm and the inductees will also be honored at halftime of the game. This year’s inductees are:





 The Stars Are Out Tonight

Stars Are Out Tonight 2016

The Stars Are Out Tonight has become an awesome AHA tradition for the entire community. It’s perfect for alumni of all ages but perhaps especially for those with school-aged kids.  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 of all ages.  Come early for the party and stay for the AHA Football Game!!!

Get more detail about the Stars Are Out Tonight. 

Register on facebook     



 AHA Volleyball Alumni Night

Volleyball Alumni Night

Former AHA Volleyball players and all alums, please join us on Thursday, September 15 as the highly-ranked AHA Stars take on conference rival Columbia Heights at 7pm.  

Bring the family, enjoy the action and stay after the game for an alumni reception where you can meet the players and coaches. This team is going to be fun to watch! RSVP to Jesse Foley at


Super Soccer Saturday


AHA Super Soccer Saturday

Former AHA Soccer players and all alums, please join us on Saturday, September 17 for Super Soccer Saturday as our highly rated boys and girls teams take on crosstown rival Washburn.  

Home at StarDome, Boys Varsity vs. Washburn at 5:30pm

Home at StarDome, Girls Varsity vs. Washburn at 7pm

*There will not be an alumni tent or reception table.




Memorial Services


AHA Memorial Services for 2016-17

AHA Alumni and AHA Community members are invited and encouraged to attend our Memorial Services.  To have a loved one remembered during the service please contact Sue DePauw at Memorial Services have become a special tradition at AHA.  These services allow our community to gather in prayer and support for those families who have lost a loved one.  

Dates for the 2016-17 AHA Memorial Services are:

  • November 4, 2016
  • February 3, 2017
  • May 5, 2017



AHA Grandparents Day is October 7

Grandparents invitations were mailed on August 26. If you are a current AHA Grandparent but did not receive an invitation please contact Sue DePauw at



The Summer 2016 Communique: Did you receive it?

July Communique Cover

You should have received the Summer Communique in the mail.  If you didn’t and would like to, please contact us to make sure we have your updated mailing address and we’ll make the correction and send you a copy.

Please 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 The deadline for the Fall Alumni News and Notes is October 1, 2016.  Please consider sending it soon!

Read the Summer 2016 Communique







Thank You Rock the Lawn Super Volunteers!
Rock the Lawn Super VolunteersThank you to our alumni volunteer group who planned and made Rock the Lawn 2016 such a big success!  The group recently met to wrap up details and to set the course for next year.  Alumni volunteers include:  John Arms ’86, Mary Flynn Bigler ’81, Rachel Buckvold ’90, Deb Rocheford Burke ’86, Jim Burke ’85, Mary Beth Bungert Burns ’86, Charlie Casserly ’79, Becky Hall Egan ’87, Jesse Foley ’89, Annie Juettner Foley ’92, Ingrid Friel ’87, Patty Flynn Huss ’86, Alex Jarboe ’02, Tim Kenney ’80, Emily Shea Koenig ’87, Tom Koenig ’87, Kate Jaeger McMahon ’86, Jeff Meacham ’79, Gina Schullo Meacham ’80, Anna Meyer ’11, Dan Meyers ’82, Cindy Stevens Mullenbach ’89, Amy Revak Poehling ’79, Greg Poehling, Marissa Rinowski ’10, Megan Kearney Scherf ’02, Olivia Schultz ’11, Toni Martinson Welsch ’87, Kristin Wiener ’03.

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



 AHA Golf TournamentGolf Tournament PhotoThe 2016 AHA Shoot for the Stars golf tournament 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!



2016 Class Reunions

Class of 1956 60th reunion

If your graduation year ends with a “2” or a “7” next year is your reunion year! The AHA Alumni Office is here to support your work.  Contact Jesse Foley who can you get the process going.

2016 AHA Class Reunions!
AHA Class reunions are so much fun. What better way to see your classmates, catch up and have some laughs?  Many 2016 Reunions have taken place already, some are still to come.  See below the many details for each of the classes.

Class of 1956,  60-year reunion was held on Friday, July 29.  Great turnout, wonderful event!!!

Class of 1966,  50-Year Reunion was August 20 at AHA. Great turnout, wonderful event!!!

Class of 1976, 40-Year Reunion     
           Date:  Saturday, September 24, 7pm
           Place:  Redstone, Eden Prairie
           For More Information:  Jeanne Luxem at

Class of 1981,  35-year Reunion was held on Friday, June 24, 6pm at Rock the Lawn!

Class of 1986,  30-year Reunion was held on Friday, June 24, at Rock the Lawn!

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                or Becky Smith                                           ** 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,    

Class of 2001,  15-year reunion
             Date:  Saturday, September 10, 6pm-11pm
             Place: Pinstripes, Edina
             Cost: $50 per person
             For more information: Pam Berry at or Molly Rinowski Olsen

Class of 2006,  10-year reunion was held Friday, June 24, 6pm at Academy of     Holy Angels Rock the Lawn!

Class of 2011,  5-year reunion was held at William’s Bar, Uptown on July 16, 2016


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AHA Alumni Facebook Page

If you are on facebook, please consider following the AHA alumni page. Great effort is made to post fun and interesting pictures and updates to keep our alumni informed about the many exciting things happening at AHA. We also use this page to invite alumni back for special events and to feature accomplishments of our graduates. Our page is simply called “Academy of Holy Angels Alumni”. Like it today!