STARS Connection - Week of November 12, 2018

STARS Connection - Week of November 12, 2018

STARS Connection - Week of November 12, 2018


Parent Newsletter from Academy of Holy Angels
Week of November 12, 2018

Coming up this weekCOMING UP THIS WEEK

Last chance to see The Crucible

Starlight Productions presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller for the last time this coming weekend, November 10th and 11th. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/students and seniors. Read more.

Thursday, Nov. 8th: Fall food drive begins

The Campus Ministry Team is heading up the fall food drive which runs November 8 - 15. All AHA students are asked to bring canned goods, non-perishables, baby formula/food, etc. to the Convocation Lobby each morning between 7:15 – 7:35 am. There will be incentives for homerooms that collect the most food. All donations will go to VEAP, an organization that promotes access to healthy food for people in need. 

Monday, Nov. 12th: Jostens rep will speak with seniors about graduation

Our Josten’s representative will be here on Monday, November 12th to speak with your seniors. Seniors will complete an order form for their caps, gowns and tassels.It would be helpful if they knew their height and weight when filling out their gown order. This expense is covered by the graduation fee you have already paid Holy Angels. If you would like to order any other products, you will be able to complete an order online directly through Jostens. Questions? Contact Ms. Kjorstad, Graduation Coordinator at

Wednesday, Nov. 14th: PLC schedule (late start)

As a reminder, Professional Learning Community (PLC) days allow teachers to 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.

Wednesday Nov. 14th: Open Door Prayer Group meeting

The Open Door Prayer Group is a new student group at AHA that focuses on the Catholic faith and growing closer to God through prayer. The informational meeting is Wednesday, November 14th at 3:00 pm in room 3253. There will be snacks, a welcoming atmosphere, and prayer!

Thursday, Nov. 15th: AHA Give Day

AHA Give Day is Thursday, Nov. 15th! Our community of parents, past parents, alumni and friends comes together on this one day to support our students through an annual gift to the school. Donations are critical to our mission, as they underwrite nearly 20% of our annual costs. We thank a group of very generous donors who has committed $150,000 in matching funds for our effort this year! Stay tuned for further details.

Saturday, Nov. 17th: Booster Club Steak Fry

Silent auction bidding begins at 5:00 pm followed by dinner at 7"00 pm. Funds raised benefit all students at Holy Angels! Brackett's Crossing Country Club: 17976 Judicial Road, Lakeville.

We want you to know


Boys lacrosse opportunity

Members of the AHA community interested in boys lacrosse are invited to play in the winter Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL) on Sundays from Nov. 18 -March 3 (14 games).  Most of the winter league games will be played at AHA's dome or at the Augsburg College dome.  The GNLL is managed by Homegrown Lacrosse, not by the Academy of Holy Angels. If you are interested in playing with the boys winter league lacrosse team in the GNLL or if you are interested in playing lacrosse at Holy Angels in the spring, please contact

Winter apparel available

Our Winter Sports web page is still open online and includes uniform approved team sweatshirts, team apparel, and spirit wear. Check out the new spirit wear items from Under Armour. All orders will arrive before Christmas!  


Friday, Nov. 16th: Deadline to opt out for student records and military recruiters

Student records and military recruiters, deadline for opting out is November 16th. 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 November 16th to Gina Meacham in the AHA Guidance Department.

Upcoming Dates

  • Nov 14: PLC/late start
  • Nov 15: AHA Give Day
  • Nov 17: Steak Fry
  • Nov 19 & 20: Final exams
  • Nov 21 - 23: Thanksgiving break
  • Nov 26: Second trimester begins

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


Freshman meeting with college counselors

Freshman parents: We have begun 9th grade meetings and appreciate if your 9th grader can complete the survey in their family connection account ahead of the meeting time if possible. If the time assigned does not work for your family, please call your college counselor immediately to reschedule. Ms. Kjorstad works with students last names A-L and can be reached via email or phone at 612-798-2691. Mrs. Proctor works with students last names M-Z and can be reached via email or phone at 612-798-2639. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Transcript request deadlines

Senior parents: Please remind your senior if they are applying to colleges with a November 15 deadline. Remember: It is school policy that we do not submit test scores to colleges. Students need to have their test scores sent to colleges directly from the testing agency. They can request this online through or Be aware that many schools are beginning to allow self-reported test scores as part of the admission process. Students should check the websites of their colleges for the policies of each school. Finally, remind your student to bring in their admission and scholarship letters to their college counselor to get a STAR on the board. We need to know about scholarship awards for Celebration Day in the spring.

Senior parents: A word of advice for completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available online at Here are a few tips that may help as you complete the FAFSA:

  • One parent and the student must each create a FSA ID. This can be done at the following site:
  • STUDENT and PARENT MUST USE DIFFERENT EMAIL ADDRESSES to create your FSA ID. Write your username and password down. When you are completing the FAFSA, this username and password are your FSA ID.
  • Complete the FAFSA at

Junior parents: Practice ACT Score Back Night is Tuesday, November 13

Juniors and their parents are invited to Practice ACT Score Back Night on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 in the Theater. Sylvan Test Prep who administered the test will have the results available and they will discuss how to understand the test prep needs for your students. There are both Sylvan and AHA ACT test prep classes offered this winter and information will be shared about this on November 13. Questions? Contact Ms. Kjorstad at akjorstad@ahastars.orgor at 612-798-2691.

Thank you

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend the Financial Aid Workshop on Monday night! If you were not able to attend, here is a copy of the presentation.


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