Parent Newsletter ★ Academy of Holy Angels
End of School Year 2017-2018
This will be the last issue of STARS Connection for the 2017-18 School Year. Current parents will begin receiving the 2018-19 newsletter on Thursday afternoons beginning in late August 2018.
IN THIS ISSUE
Coming Up This Week: Tri 3 grades available now, Celebration Day Awards, School Store Survey, Summer Office and Building Hours, Registration for Athletics and Activities 2018-19, Free Physicals through TRIA, Service Hours for next year
We Want You To Know: Social Media Engagement, Graduation Photos, PACC registration, Summer Chromebook Loans, Summer Reading
A Look Ahead: Rock the Lawn, Upcoming dates
From the College and Career Center: Final Transcripts, July ACT deadline
Extras: Kudos, Sports Schedules
COMING UP THIS WEEK
Trimester 3 grades available online now
Go to AHA's NetClassroom and log on with your ID and password. If you've forgotten your ID or password, you can use the forgotten password page to have it emailed to the email address we have in your record. If this does not work for you or you have problems logging on or seeing grades, you can email email@example.com for assistance. Make sure to include your full name, your student's name and the email address you used on the forgotten password page. It's a good idea to print, download or otherwise save a copy of the Trimester 3 grades if you'd like to do any comparisons to other marking term grades. Once mid-trimester 1 grades are posted for the 18-19 school year, the previous grade report is no longer available in NetClassroom.
Celebration Day Awards online
AHA students, faculty and staff were recognized for various awards on June 1st during the Celebration Day ceremony. These awards include the Class of 2018 Top Ten academically, the Top ranking student in each of the other classes, faculty-chosen academic subject-area awards, Athletic and activity awards, and prestigious yearly awarded honors to selected staff, faculty and students. This year's senior class was awarded 15.5 million in scholarship dollars. They have accepted 4.7 million dollars to be used at the colleges in which they have chosen to enroll. See awardees and Class of 2018 scholarship details.
Give us your feedback on the AHA School Store
We'd like your feedback on the hours the store is open and the kinds of items that are currently available in the AHA Spirit Store. The survey will be open through Thursday, June 14th. Take the survey now.
Summer Office and Building Hours
AHA's office and building hours vary in the summer. See the information about when the office and building are open in June, July and August.
Registration for 2018-19 Athletics and Activities will open online on July 1st
Parents can begin registering students for fall Sports and Activities on July 1st by going to academyofholyangels.org and looking for the link in the Sports & Activities drop down menu. The Fall Sports Kickoff is Monday, August 6th at 7 pm and most Fall sports begin on Monday, August 14th, 2018. Student Athletes need an updated physical every 3 years and an updated concussion baseline test every 2 years. AHA offers concussion testing onsite in August - see website for details.
Free Physicals through TRIA available
Monday, July 30th 5:00pm-8:00pm at MAPLE GROVE
Thursday, August 2nd 5:00pm-8:00pm at BLOOMINGTON
Tuesday, August 7th 5:00pm-8:00pm at WOODBURY
TRIA also offers baseline testing these night as well but DO NOT do your baseline concussion testing at this time as the school offers free testing on campus on August 2nd, 8th and 9th (11:00am and 12:00 pm sessions). Get the flier.
Service Hours can be submitted this summer
Students that complete service hours during the summer can add hours to x2VOL to meet their service requirement for the upcoming year. Remind them to login through Naviance Family Connection, available on the Students tab of the AHA website. Students in grades 10-12 need 20 hours submitted between June 2, 2018 and May 1, 2019. Students earning Blue (for 40 hours) and Gold (for 60 hours) need to have those hours completed and submitted between June 2, 2018 and May 1, 2019. When students attend mission trips and other immersion experiences, they can submit a maximum of 8 hours per day for each day.
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
Your Engagement in AHA's Social Media
AHA continues to have a very supportive Facebook community and has higher engagement scores than any other local Catholic high school. We want to THANK YOU all for viewing, liking, sharing, commenting and celebrating in our good news each and every day! It is because of you that our school's mission and message can reach more people. Thank you!
Graduation Photos available after June 15th
Senior Parents: Congratulations on the recent graduation of your senior! Pictures from graduation will be available from Lifetouch in 7-10 days at events.lifetouch.com/academyofholyangelsrichfieldmn. You can access the website and order any pictures you want directly from Lifetouch. If you have questions regarding ordering pictures, please call 1-800-505-9496 for assistance. Please note that pictures are currently not on the site but should be up by June 15, 2018. Thanks!
2018-19 PACC Course registration will occur in the Fall
Through the University of St. Mary's, AHA offers PACC courses. Read more about PACC. PACC courses are accredited by St. Mary's and give AHA students college credit for earning passing grades in the following AP classes: US History, Government, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Language & Composition, Literature & Composition, Calculus AB/BC, Statistics. If you have questions about the PACC program, see your counselor, the teacher of the course, or Principal Heidi Foley.
Students will be reminded of PACC registration when 18-19 classes begin. Registration will occur in September.
Summer Chromebook loans available
Returning students in grades 9-11 who are interested in checking out a Chromebook for personal use in the summer should fill out the form emailed to their school account and available in the daily bulletin. Chromebooks will be available to be picked up beginning on June 13th and must be returned before August 13th. All AHA students will be issued a Chromebook when they return in the fall. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-798-2647.
Summer Reading Assignments now available
All students registered at AHA for the 2018-19 school year are expected to complete summer reading assignments before the first day of school, August 27, 2018. Current students received the information in their English classes before the school year ended. The information can also be accessed online. See Summer Reading 2018 information now.
A LOOK AHEAD
AHA's Rock the Lawn is June 22!
What started as an all-class AHA reunion for our alumni has become one of AHA’s biggest community builders! Our AHA alumni planning committee is working hard this year to make sure all members of the AHA community, especially AHA parents, consider attending Rock the Lawn 2018.
Once again we’ll have great food and drink, awesome music and best of all, you’ll be able to connect with parents, teachers, alumni and coaches from AHA. Get more information and purchase your Rock the Lawn tickets.
Contact your friends, get a big group together and let's have some fun on the AHA front lawn on June 22!
- June 11-28: Summer Experience Camps More details
- June 13: Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament; Chromebook Loans available
- June 22: Rock the Lawn More details
- Aug 6: Fall Sports Kickoff
- Aug 13: Fall Sports begin; Chromebook Loans due
- Aug 16-17: 9th grade Orientation
- Aug 27: 1st day of 2018-19 school year
- Sept 14: Stars are out tonight
FROM THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
Final Transcripts for Class of 2018
Final Transcripts to be mailed to colleges the week of June 3rd: The college counselors will send a final transcript to the college your son or daughter will be attending the week after graduation. Please know as long as there is not a financial hold on your student's account, their final transcript will be mailed to colleges by Friday, June 8.
- the STARS Softball team, who has advanced to the State Tournament in Mankato this week. You can watch the games live at video.grandstadium.tv.
- the STARS Baseball team, who finished as Section 3AAA runner-up. See photo.
- Megan Meyer '18 and Coach Joe Berg '05, who are the first AHA Athlete and Coach to go to the State Tournament in three different sports in the same school year (Volleyball, Basketball and Softball).
- Jason Kraus '18 and Spencer Sande '18, who have both been nominated for Mr. Lacrosse 2018. There are 9 total finalists this year and AHA Lacrosse is representing two of them. Congrats to the team also for finishing 11-2 on the season, a new school record for victories.
- Students in the Engineering in Science class who participated in the Solar Boat Regatta a few weeks ago. They had the opportunity to learn about solar electricity, wiring, motors, fluid dynamics, boat design, construction and team work. They also won the 2018 Solar Boat Regatta Website design contest. Read a Star Tribune article about the Regatta.
- the Class of 2018 on all of their accomplishments! See them process in for Celebration Day. See the list of awards recognized at the June 1st ceremony. See a group photo in front of the AHA building.
- Alex Gillard '18, for earning his second straight trip to the Track and Field State Tournament.
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