WE WANT YOU TO KNOW
Message from AHA administration
Parents, we are sharing with you a message announced to the students on Wednesday, April 24. We want you to be aware of what was conveyed to the students and ask you to also tell your students that you want them to be safe and make good choices. AHA does not endorse or support Nerf Wars, and we discourage AHA students from participating in it.
Assistant Principal Mark Melhorn shared this message with all AHA students:
Monday was Earth Day, a day set aside for caring for God’s creation. Caring for God’s creation includes caring for ourselves and others. I have a request, a plea from me, the administration and the staff.
Each year distracted driving causes numerous accidents, injures many people, and results in fatalities. We ask that you put your phones down and focus on the road. If you are riding with someone who is driving and using their phone, tell them to put it down. Your life and others’ lives are more important than texting.
It is an anxious time, knowing that this is the time of year for Nerf Wars. Like all schools, Nerf Wars is not allowed on campus or in the building. As you may recall, recently a former student who transferred to Lakeville North HS, tragically passed away while participating in this game at his school as a senior. While it may sound exciting and fun to try and shoot other students while driving in a car and hanging out a window, the end result can be death. The end of the school year is near, and we want to celebrate each and everyone of you - whether at Celebration Day or at Graduation. Seniors, an extra plea: We just had our first line-up for graduation. We have your caps, gowns and diplomas ready for you. We want to celebrate you, and we do not want to do that at a funeral. Again, please be safe and make good choices.
Update on Vaping and Chemical Health Education
The Food & Drug Administration reports that there is a new trend of ingesting vape fluid directly, without the use of a heating mechanism like the Juul. Seizures or convulsions are possible side effects of nicotine poisoning, and addiction is an ever-present reality. To combat vaping in our community, we are calling on you as parents to gather information and start conversations with your students. We are also reviewing our chemical health policy with a focus on adjusting our consequences for vaping or being in possession of a vaping device. If you have concerns about your student or questions about AHA's efforts in this regard, contact counselor Matt O'Leary (email@example.com). Read article "Teen Vaping: What AHA parents need to know."
2018-2019 AHA Parent Association Staff Service and Dedication Award
It is a tradition for the AHA Parent Association to honor a non-teaching AHA staff member on behalf of the parent community during Celebration Day. So of course, we would like to collect nominations from parents! We are looking for a non-teaching staff member who encompasses living out the AHA Way in their daily role as staff members at Holy Angels. This non-teaching staff member may have helped you/your family, or you may have witnessed this person assisting others in the AHA community. Share with us positive experience(s) that left you feeling that AHA is a place where people are empowered to succeed. Please email Joan McCrory, PA Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination that highlights how this non-teaching staff member lives out the AHA Way. All nominations will be kept confidential.
Register for Star Power summer program
The Star Power Speed and Strength Program is an opportunity for student athletes to maximize their athletic potential. Star Power training represents the most advanced athletic training technologies available. These technologies include use of interval treadmill training, ground-based training, plyometrics, strength training, and resistance core training. They are designed to improve all aspects of athletic performance—strength, power, speed, agility, injury prevention and flexibility.
Besides teaching the body how to move, the Star Power Speed and Strength Program has the ability to show athletes how to successfully conquer the mental and physical components of their sport. Athletes will learn how to focus, gain confidence, and BELIEVE in themselves. The knowledge and skill athletes will gain from this program can be applied to any sport and throughout an entire athletic career. Any questions contact Coach Gunderson - email@example.com. Get more info and registration form.
Senior Posters due May 24
Academy of Holy Angels has a long-standing tradition of celebrating each senior by displaying a poster of each student. The poster usually captures favorite memories from childhood, school days and family times in a collage format. Posters are due May 24. Read more.
Class of 2019 Senior Party
It's not too late to sign up for the Senior Party! Get details and register.
Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament is June 12
Sign up today for AHA's annual Golf Tournament, Shoot for the Stars, to be held at Deer Run in Victoria on June 12. Hosted by the AHA boys and girls hockey teams, the golf tournament supports enhancements for both hockey programs. Get more information and sign up online.
Registration for Summer Experience Camps Now Available
We are excited to be hosting our Summer Experience Camps again this June. We have reduced camp prices this year and changed the schedule to allow campers to participate in multiple camps (convenient for busy parents). Check out all of the new and available camps at https://www.academyofholyangels.org/news-and-events/summer-experience.html. We can't wait to see you this June!