WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
AP Test Cost will be added to TADS billing process in November
This is a reminder that if your son or daughter has an AP class, he/she will be taking an AP test in May. The cost for each test is $60.00 and will be collected via TADS beginning in November. The only exception to the TADS collecting process is for International Students. They must work/pay directly with/to the business office c/o Nancy Cullen (612-798-2615). Nancy's office is in the business area on 2nd floor administrative wing. Collections need to be completed by January for test ordering. Read more about AP Testing.
Last year, AHA embarked on a new initiative to loan money to struggling entrepreneurs in third world countries through a process called microfinance. We utilized a program called KIVA to achieve this goal. Click here for information on how the Holy Angels Kiva program prospered in its first year!
Grandparents and Special Friends Day was a success
Over 650 guests and students gathered this year for Grandparents and Special Friends Day on October 6th. It began with mass celebrated by Father Tix, followed by a short program led by President Tom Shipley, refreshments, photos, and student-led tours of the school. Read more and see video montage.
Math STARS begins October 12
Is your student looking for a winter activity that is fun, challenging, and not a huge time commitment? Does your student like math and problem solving? If so, check out Math STARS! There will be an information meeting, Thursday, October 12, 2:45 pm, Room 3363. Can't make the meeting? See Mrs. Poshusta in Room 3363.
Construction continues on our Athletic field
Ground was broken in August on the new south Athletic field and the work continues. See a video of the progress on Facebook. Read more about the plans.
Desserts needed for Fall Conferences
Conference time is approaching and we are once again asking Holy Angels families to consider bringing in a dessert for our staff to enjoy during their dinner break at conferences. We are also looking for a host/hostess to help with the event from 3:30-6pm each day. Sign up now.
Senior Party Co-chair needed
Senior party plans are already underway. If there is anyone that would like to co-chair the senior party or have any questions about the senior party please contact Colleen Roberge at email@example.com or 952-237-9160
Open House is in 2 weeks! Thursday, October 26, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Planning is well underway for our upcoming Open House. Many families of 8th and 7th graders attend and want to learn as much as they can about Holy Angels. We start with our Sports and Activities Fair at 6p.m., followed by academic presentations and tours of our beautiful school. We're seeking your help to spread the good word about AHA by:
Volunteering that night to serve as a greeter and at registration tables from 5:45 - 6:30; and/or being part of one of our tour groups and chatting informally with families as we walk the hallways. (6:30 - 8:30ish)
Please continue to talk about AHA to friends, family, neighbors, coworkers--your endorsement goes a long way to promoting our school. Consider bringing a family to the Open House too!
Thanks for all you do to support our AHA community! Questions/comments? Call Meg Angevine at 612-798-0764 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student records and military recruiters; deadline for opting out is October 27
Both federal and state law require that secondary schools release names, addresses and home telephone numbers of students in grades 11 and 12 if requested by military recruiters. However, there is a provision that allows parents to opt out of this disclosure by informing the school that they DO NOT want their child’s information released to recruiters. If you would like your student’s information withheld, send your request - in writing, with your signature - by October 27, to Gina Meacham in the AHA Guidance Department, c/o Academy of Holy Angels, 6600 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423.
Sign up now for University of Mary trip planned for October
AHA junior and senior students have a unique opportunity to travel by coach bus to the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota for a comprehensive college tour on Sunday, October 29 and Monday, October 30. Travel, food and one night’s lodging in a Bismarck hotel is being covered by an AHA benefactor.
Students from a variety of Twin Cities Catholic high schools will attend. This trip will be “first-come, first serve” so sign up with Mr. Foley (room #2238) as soon as possible.
Primary AHA contact and chaperone: Jesse Foley (email@example.com). Students are required to have a signed AHA permission slip from parents/guardians. See itinerary.
Driving classes at AHA
Dates: October 24th- November 14th.
Time: 3–6:15 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Location: Room 2493 at Holy Angels
Parent/Guardian Night: October 24th, 4:45-6:15pm in room 2491
AAA has a comprehensive teen driver education program that includes: Classroom instruction, a parent/guardian night, a driver impact panel, and behind-the-wheel lessons. Students receive an AAA How to Drive Textbook and the Minnesota Driving Manual. Behind-the-Wheel lessons are available from both AHA and AAA St. Louis Park.
Ready for Behind-the-Wheel Lessons? We have afterschool, evening, and daytime lessons over MEA available. Please call our office at (952) 927-2602 to make arrangements or you can schedule directly via the online Student Portal. Sign up at http://minneapolis.aaa.com/driver-education/