STARS Connection - Week of September 10, 2018

STARS Connection - Week of September 10, 2018

STARS Connection - Week of September 10, 2018


Parent Newsletter from Academy of Holy Angels
Week of September 10, 2018

Coming up this weekCOMING UP THIS WEEK

Friday, Sept 7th: SAT deadline

See full details from college counselors below.

Friday, Sept 7th: New Turf Field Dedication

Please join us for this special event! All AHA community members are welcome to attend the Field Dedication for our new turf athletic field!  There will be a short program and blessing on the new field on Friday, September 7th at 6:30 PM before the home football game that evening. 

Friday, Sept. 14th: 2018-19 PACC Online Registration Deadline (payment due October 5th)

In addition to our robust AP program, AHA offers another way for students to earn college credit through PACC-approved courses (Program for Advanced College Credit). This week, teachers of PACC classes will be giving students an informational letter along with online application instructions. PACC courses are accredited by St. Mary's and give AHA students college credit for earning passing grades in the following AP and non-AP classes: US History, Spanish IV, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Language & Composition, Literature & Composition, Calculus AB, and Statistics. Read more about PACC, and if you have any questions about the program or application process, contact the program coordinator and counselor Matt O'Leary (, the teacher of the course, or Principal Heidi Foley. Again, the firm deadline for online application is Friday, September 14th, and payments made out to AHA are due October 5th. Checks can be brought to Mr. O'Leary or the main office. We hope students take advantage of this affordable opportunity. Thank you!

Friday, Sept 14th: Stars Are Out Tonight - Volunteers Needed

Join our entire AHA community in our 8th annual STARS Are Out Tonight party, Friday, 9/14, from 5 - 7 p.m. This is our back-to-school event for family and friends of all ages, including inflatable games, activities, food and fun on the new turf field! Invite middle school families to join in the festivities. We are still in need of volunteers from approximately 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  If you're interested in volunteering, please email Sarah Hauer

Friday, Sept 14th: Freshmen & Freshmen Parent Mixers 

Freshmen and their parents are invited to separately held mixers at AHA on Friday September 14. The student mixer starts at 4:00 p.m. and the parent mixer is from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Freshmen parents will gather in the Commons/Annex at 5:15 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. Please join us to meet other 9th grade parents, enjoy a complimentary dinner and free admission into the football game vs. St. Louis Park. There will be an area in the football stands reserved for 9th grade parents. The freshmen student mixer is planned and led by the senior students in the Campus Ministry program and the parent mixer is sponsored by the AHA Parent Association. Don't miss it!

We want you to know


Reminder on new buzzer system

As added security, we have installed a buzzer system to the Main Lobby Entrance. Starting this week, when you visit AHA from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., you will be required to be buzzed in. The buzzer is located inside the Convocation Center doors to the right. You must press the button for the lobby supervisor who will activate the entrance to the building. This process allows us to further control who enters the building. 

Thank you again for your assistance, as we continue to review how we can keep our students, staff and visitors safe.

Parking rermits required 

Students who have applied for and received an AHA parking permit are assigned a parking space with the number painted on the ground.  Students are expected to park in their assigned space only.  If a student finds that someone else has parking their assigned spot, they should immediately notify someone in the transportation or main office so AHA can address this issue with the other person.  The parking permit needs to be displayed in the vehicle from the overhead mirror. Students who do not have a parking permit can park on the streets surrounding AHA as allowed by signs, but are not allowed to park in the St. Peter's, Blessed Trinity or AHA parking lots. For more information about obtaining a student parking permit, visit AHA's transportation pageIf you purchased a parking permit and did not pick it up the first day of school, please see the transportation department.

Connect with AHA on social media

To see the good news and daily happenings at AHA, we encourage you to follow and engage with our official school social media pages! Click here for FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Booster Club passes are available online

The AHA Booster Club sponsors a pass that is available for purchase and provides admission to all home athletic events (excluding hockey and MSHSL tournaments) and admission to all home fine art activities. The pass application is available here.

Senior pictures are due by Oct. 17th

Senior Parents: Reminder that graduation portraits, senior quotes and optional yearbook ads are due Tuesday, October 17th. Students may chose to use their Jostens photo instead of a professional portrait. Get the information.

Fall driving classes at AHA announced

Dates: November 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 26, 27, 29, December 3
Time: 3–6:15 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (Skipping finals week/Thanksgiving Break)

Location: Room 2493 at Holy Angels
Parent/Guardian Night: November 12 from 6:45-8:15 at AAA in St. Louis Park

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.

Have your permit and 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


Wednesday, Sept 19th is a Late Start

Wednesday, September 19th is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) day for AHA teachers who gather before school for department and grade-level meetings. School starts late for students at 8:25 a.m. Buses run at their regular times, and there's supervision at school for students who arrive early.

Friday, Sept 21st: Parent Breakfast - Be Part of It!

It's showtime! Please join us at school on Friday, September 21st from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. to hear about exciting future initiatives planned for AHA and how your child will benefit.  A continental breakfast will be served. Kindly RSVP so we can plan accordingly by emailing

Upcoming Dates

  • Sept 7: New Turf Field Community Dedication 6:30 pm; Home Football game 7 pm

  • Sept 14: Stars are Out Tonight; Freshmen/Parent Mixer, Home Football Game

  • Sept 19: PLC late start

  • Sept 21: Parent Breakfast - Be Part of It!

  • Sept 21-Oct 8: Conference Registration
  • Sept 24: Make-up Photos, College Planning Night

  • Sept 29: Super Soccer Saturday

  • Oct 1-5: Homecoming Week

  • Oct 5: Activities Hall of Fame; Homecoming game 7 pm.

  • Oct 6: Homecoming Dance
  • Oct 12: Grandparents/Special Friends Day

SEE FULL CALENDAR > or get a 1-page printable Year Calendar.


Transfer students, the College and Career Center counselors want to meet you!

Welcome to Holy Angels! The college counselors would like to meet with all new transfer students (and their parents if possible) to introduce them to the services offered by the College and Career Center. Please contact the appropriate college counselor now to schedule a meeting. Ms. Kjorstad works with students whose last names begin with the letters A-L and can be reached at or 612-798- 2691. Mrs. Proctor works with students whose last names begin with the letters M-Z and can be reached at or 612-798-2639. We can’t wait to meet you!

SAT deadline is September 7

Students interested in taking the October 6 SAT or SAT Subject tests must register by September 7. Students can register online at


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