COMING UP THIS WEEK
No School Thursday, Friday and Monday
There is no school on Thursday, April 18th, Friday, April 19th and Monday, April 22nd for Easter Holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd. The office and building will be closed on Friday, April 19th.
Senior Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Conferences are May 1
AHA students submit 4 pieces of writing to their Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) portfolio each school year. The curricular portfolio culminates in a conference. Each senior meets with an AHA staff member to discuss two pieces they have chosen from the portfolio, their strengths in writing and their growth in their time at AHA. This year's conferences will be held beginning the morning of May 1.
Change to the Calendar
In order to gain back instructional minutes in the overall 2018-19 academic calendar, we will make full days, regular A schedules, on Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 24. These days were previously scheduled as E schedules. On April 26 and May 24, school will begin and end at the regular times of 7:50am to 2:40pm. The WAC Conferences, scheduled for April 26, will be scheduled into the PLC time on May 1.
Senior photos are requested for the Senior Slide Show by April 19th
The yearbook will be creating a senior slide show that will be shown at a convocation and the senior retreat. Each slide will include 2-4 pictures (preschool, elementary, high school, graduation). We are able to use senior portraits that were submitted to the yearbook but we are looking for a photo or two of your student as younger kid. Please send all photos to email@example.com. Please attach all photos to a single email. Photos are due Friday, April 19th.
Justice Week is April 23rd-26th
AHA's annual Justice week will be celebrated beginning on Tuesday, April 23rd. Inspired by our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, our 2019 theme is "Immigration: Loving Our Dear Neighbor Without Distinction." The week’s activities were planned by the student Social Justice club, as well as an Easter Mass on Wednesday, April 24th, planned by the Campus Ministry team. Students will hear speakers and presentations in select classes, and have a chance to participate in a refugee simulation and a petition supporting DACA recipients during lunches. In addition to other planned activities, the Social Justice club will be selling buttons for $2 each during lunches on Wednesday and Thursday. Proceeds go to the Annunciation House, which serves refugees in El Paso, Texas. The Annunciation House mission:
“In a Gospel spirit of service and solidarity, we accompany the migrant, refugee, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education. We place ourselves among these poor so as to live our faith and transform our understanding of what constitutes more just relationships between peoples, countries, and economies.”
If students wear their button visibly on Friday, April 26th, they are allowed to be out of uniform.
Junior Retreats are April 25
Thursday, April 25 is the Junior Retreats. Boys will be on retreat at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Bloomington, and the Girls will be on retreat at Pax Cristi Catholic Church in Eden Prairie. Permission slips were already due so if your son or daughter has not returned theirs yet, please do so ASAP. Students may be out of uniform; comfortable but appropriate clothing is permitted. Bag lunch is required.
Pre-AP Chemistry entrance test
Students who have registered to take Pre AP Chemistry for next year must take the entrance exam. The exam will be held on two dates: Tuesday, April 23 at AHA in 1245 and 1241 from 2:45-3:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, April 24 at AHA in room 1345 from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Please contact Ms. Harvalis at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or questions.
Second Graduation Line-Up Practice is Monday, April 29
Seniors will have their second Graduation Line-Up practice during homeroom on Monday, April 29. Graduates process by height at Holy Angels so it would be ideal if female students had the shoes they will be wearing for Graduation by April 29. Information was sent home in February about the dress code for graduation. As a reminder:
We will be very particular about the attire of seniors on both Celebration Day and at the graduation ceremony. Girls should choose a white dress that does not show through the rather translucent white gown. Any nylons need to be flesh tone, and shoes should be white or off-white – no flip flops or tennis shoes. We recommend that shoes be comfortable and appropriate for walking on stairs. Shorts and t-shirts are not allowed. Boys will be required to wear dark dress pants, dress shoes, a white shirt, and a tie. Any senior dressed inappropriately will not be allowed to walk with their class.
Blue and Gold Service Awards intent to receive due May 1
Students anticipating receiving a Blue or Gold service award should fill out the form published in the Daily Bulletin by May 1 to express their intent. Read more about the service awards and requirement.
First annual Booster Club Cookout is May 4
Calling ALL AHA Parents: The first Brats, Beverages and "Bags In Competition" is coming up Saturday, May 4th! Join a fun group of Holy Angels parents in the Courtyard at AHA from 4-7 pm that day. Enjoy brats, drinks and a "Bags In Competition." The cost is $25 per person. To sign up, contact Doris Rothstein at email@example.com by May 1. See flier. This event is sponsored by the AHA Booster Club and all proceeds benefit academics, arts, activities and athletics.