COMING UP THIS WEEK
Dec 14 is an E schedule
Friday, December 14th is an early dismissal, with school ending at 1 pm. Buses begin the afternoon routes at 1:10 pm. Regular hot lunch by Taher will be served.
Data Day was this week
All 9th-11th graders participated in our annual Data Day this Wednesday and Thursday. In class, students reviewed their Pre-ACT and practice ACT test scores to help them identify areas in need of improvement for the official ACT test.
Trimester One Honor Roll Announced
Academy of Holy Angels is proud to announce the 2018-2019 Trimester One Honor Roll. Students whose grade point average meets one of the following criteria are commended. See the list of criteria, names and honors.
Starliner Winter Jam
Come out and cheer on the Starliners as they host their annual Winter Jam Dance Competition this Saturday, December 15th at 10am at AHA. JV and Varsity performances of both Jazz and Kick will compete. See you there!
"Advent has a twofold character: as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ's first coming to us is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ's second coming at the end of time…a period for devout and joyful expectation." (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar)
During this season of Advent we are called to take a look at how we live our lives in joyful expectation of the second coming. Here at Holy Angels, we will offer several experiences to our faith community through prayer and action.
- Monday, Dec. 3rd was an All School Advent Liturgy
- Wednesday, Dec. 19th all of the Theology Classes will experience an Advent Prayer in the Chapel throughout the day.
- As always, every Wednesday morning at 7:15, we pray the rosary in the chapel before school. Parents are welcome to join us if interested.
And we keep holy this season through our Christmas Basket program which culminates in a prayer service on Dec. 20th.
Christmas Basket Project culminates on December 20
AHA students and staff began their annual Christmas Basket projects on November 29 with a convocation kickoff. Since the 1940s, the AHA community has been providing presents for families in need. Each homeroom has adopted a family for the holidays. The families are identified to us by our longtime partner of 18 years, Family Solutions: Universal Multicultural Consultants, a 501C3 nonprofit organization working with families in transition and crisis. Students “divide and conquer” by working together with others in their homerooms to provide gifts and household goods for their family. The Student Government provides each family with a grocery store gift card to assist with the holiday meal planning. We will be serving 48 families and a total of 197 people this year from across the Twin Cities. All gifts will be due at AHA by the day of the Christmas Basket Prayer Service on Dec. 20th.
If a student's family feels that contributing would be a financial burden, they only need to let the homeroom teacher know, and money will be provided so that the student can participate. Such conversations are confidential. Questions? Contact Student Government Advisor, Gregg Sawyer at 612-798-2612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stars Spirit open extra hours for Christmas Shopping
Time to talk about Christmas shopping! We have added evening hours as follows:
- Tuesday, December 18: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Thursday, December 20: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Holiday shopping for your favorite "STAR" begins at STARS Spirit. Check out our new arrivals from Under Armour - 1/4 zip tops in royal or black (men's and women's sizes), striped 1/4 zips in royal or black (women's sizes) polo shirts, hoodies and hats! Perfect stocking stuffers - beanie hats and mittens, And of course - lots of sweatshirts and sweat pants. STARS Spirit is normally open on school days from 7am - 8pm or 11am - 1pm.
Christmas at the Academy is Dec. 19th at 7 pm
It's guaranteed to generate holiday spirit -- The AHA bands and choirs will both be in concert. The choral portion of the concert will start in the Chapel at 7 pm. The choral portion is followed by a short break in the parlor to grab a Christmas treat and then moves to the Theater for the band portion. The evening ends with a fun singalong of Christmas favorites.
Christmas Break is Dec. 22nd through Jan 1st
There will be no school beginning on Monday, December 24th and ending on Tuesday, January 1st. School will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd. Building and Office Hours will be modified during this time.