Alumni Newsletter - October and November 2016

Alumni Newsletter - October and November 2016

Alumni Newsletter - October and November 2016


Hello Fellow Academy of Holy Angels Alumni!  

Class of 1980 at Rock the Lawn

I hope you and your family have enjoyed our beautiful fall season.  It’s been an exciting school year at AHA with continued momentum in our alumni engagement programming. This year we’ve had 10 class reunions, an exciting “Stars are out Tonight” event, a fun Homecoming week, a record-breaking Grandparents Day and a special Hall of Fame ceremony where we honored 16 AHA Alumni.  In addition we had an alumni volleyball event, an alumni soccer game and three alumni weddings in the AHA chapel. Thank you alumni for returning to AHA!

Jesse Foley ’89, Advancement and Alumni 



AHA Hall of Fame was a hit!

Hall of Fame Presentation

The AHA Activities Hall of Fame ceremony was a big success. AHA welcomed back alumni, friends and family to help induct and celebrate the Hall of Fame class of 2016. AHA recognized the outstanding accomplishments of Kristin Wiener ’03, Joe Meyer ’83 and the 1998 and 1999 State Champion Boys Golf teams. Each introduction and speech touched on the incredible impact that the AHA mission and educational experience has had on the lives of these alumni.


Alumni Tent

AHA Homecoming 2016

AHA Homecoming 2016 was a great time.  Thank you to those who returned to campus on September 30 to cheer on the Stars and to see your friends, classmates and teachers!  The current students enjoyed a week of theme days, pep fests, stud-liners, competitions and powderpuff football. New for 2016 was a semi-formal dance on Saturday night and the students loved the change. Go Stars!



Our Town Reunion for the 
Cast and Crew from 1983 
is November 6

Our Town Alumni performance

Starlight Productions invites the 1983 Cast of Our Town to celebrate this American classic all over again with our 2016 Cast. Please join us on Sunday, November 6 for the matinee performance. We’ll offer a 3 pm dessert reception followed by the 4 pm performance. You and your guest will be our guest! Please make your reservation now by contacting Gregg Sawyer at 612-798-2612 or at Hope to see you at the show!

If you cannot make this performance, the other dates are October 28 at 7pm and November 5 and 12 at 7pm and October 30, November 13 at 4 pm.



 AHA is excited about the AHA Class of 2021!

Volleyball Team Serves

AHA’s Fall Open House was a huge success! We are offering a Parent Observation on November 2 and our next open house is on Thursday, January 12. We’re excited for the AHA Class of 2021! Please help us spread the word with family and friends about AHA!   Get more details


AHA Chapel


AHA Memorial Services for 2016-17 

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

Dates for the 2016-17 AHA Memorial Services are: Nov 4, 2016, Feb 3, 2017, & May 5, 2017 each starting at 7:15 am.


AHA Grandparents Day 2016

Alumni Grandparents

Grandparents Day just might be the best day of the year!  This year over 400 grandparents visited AHA with their grandkids, celebrated Mass, took pictures, shared treats and had tours of AHA. A good time was had by all!  

Check out this picture of AHA alumnae grandmothers with their AHA grandkids!



2017 Class Reunions
Start your planning on Monday, November 7 at 7pm!

Class of 1981

Our 2016 reunions were very fun and successful. Now, we turn towards 2017 to begin our planning.  If your graduation year ends with a “2” or a “7” then 2017 is your reunion year!  The AHA Alumni Office is here to support your work.  If you have interest in helping to organize your 2017 reunion please consider attending a planning meeting on Monday, November 7 at 7 pm. The meeting will give you a chance to learn how AHA supports these events, get some good ideas and meet other AHA alumni who are planning these reunions for 2017.  Please contact Jesse Foley who can  help you get the process going.



The AHA Annual Fund 
Your Gift Helps Our Students Become Stars!

2016 Graduates

At Holy Angels, our mission is to make STARS who then go out and make a difference in the world. We provide our students with great college preparation, daily faith formation and service opportunities, a rich activities program, all encompassed within a warm, supportive community environment.   

To fund our mission, we need your help! Annual gifts are critical, because they collectively support nearly 20 percent of our programs. Plus annual gifts help fund scholarship and financial aid for more than 250 students!

Every gift, no matter the amount, helps our students become STARS.  Last year, more than 2,000 AHA community members, and more than 1,000 AHA alumni, made a gift to support our students. This year, our targets are 2,400 overall donors and 1,200 alumni donors. So please give today!

To learn more about the AHA Annual Fund, click Give to AHA. To learn more about providing annual scholarship support for our students, click Annual Student Scholarships.



Give to the Max on Thursday, November 17!

Give to the Max Day is Nov. 17

Please plan to make your annual gift to AHA on Give to the Max Day on November 17!  

Thanks to our generous community members, last year the school received $250,000 in gifts from nearly 500 donors, both of which were records!  

Every gift, of any amount, will be recognized with a STAR in the AHA courtyard on Give to the Max Day.  Our target this year is 750 gifts – so please donate and help us fill the Courtyard with Stars! For more information, Go to AHA's Give to the Max Day page.

Starfest 2016


Starfest 2017 is April 22!

Mark your calendars for STARFEST 2017, which is Saturday, April 22nd, 2017!  Starfest is our biggest fund-raising event of the year.  This on-campus event includes dinner, a silent/live auction, plus live music and dancing.  In the past, roughly 50 alums have joined us and we are hoping for even more this year! So gather your family, friends or classmates and join us!

AHA letter


AHA Alumni Facebook Page

If you are on Facebook, please consider liking the AHA Alumni Page. Great effort is made to post interesting pictures and useful 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 called “Academy of Holy Angels Alumni”.  Like it today!