COMING UP THIS WEEK
Saturday, May 18 - Prom 2019
Prom is Saturday, May 18 at the Bloomington Sheraton. It is a dinner dance from 6:30-11:00 pm. The evening begins at AHA with the Grand March. Students choosing to participate in the Grand March are to report to the theater at 5:30 pm. The Grand March begins at 5:45 pm in the gym. All are welcome to attend. Students must arrive at the Sheraton by 7:00 pm. Dancing begins after dinner, around 8:30 pm. The dance ends at 11:00 pm. Any questions, please contact Mr. Sawyer or Mr. Gunderson.
Monday, May 20 - Senior retreat
The last school retreat for the Class of 2019 will take place on Monday, May 20. The senior retreat is famous for its traditions including a return of their freshman letters (written at their first AHA retreat!), the small group prayers, the large group games, and the focus on this senior class lasting legacy. The retreat includes a light breakfast and a lunch. Seniors will reflect on how they have grown spiritually over the last four years and spend time together listening to talks given by teachers on the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. They will discuss in small groups how those virtues are important in their lives and will help them stay grounded in their faith as they venture off to college. The day is spent in community with activities, faith sharing, games, pictures, meal, and culminating with getting a letter they wrote to themselves as a 9th grader to look back on the four years they spent at AHA. It is a wonderful way for seniors to end their AHA career with friends and faith.
Tuesday, May 21 - STEM Diploma meeting for juniors
Class of 2020, there will be a meeting about the requirements for the STEM Diploma on Tuesday, Mary 21 during homeroom in the chapel. If your student is at all interested, they should attend. Specific details about the STEM Diploma will be discussed and guidelines for required paperwork will be distributed. Students can see Mrs. Poshusta in room 3363 if they have any questions.
Wednesday, May 22 - Pops Concert
Join us at 7:00 p.m. for the Spring Pops Concert. All are welcome!
Thursday, May 23 - All School Service Day/early dismissal
May 23 marks AHA's sixth annual All School Service Day! Read more. Over 725 AHA community members will disperse and cumulatively volunteer over 2,200 hours of our time and talents to local Twin Cities organizations! Please note dismissal is at 1:45 p.m.
Friday, May 24 - Graduation practice and last school day for seniors only
On Friday, May 24, seniors will gather promptly at 7:50 a.m. in the Convocation Center. All seniors are expected to attend. No food, drink, or gum is allowed in the gym. We will practice graduation-related activities in two locations: in the Convocation Center and at the Nicollet Entrance. Female graduates must bring to practice the white shoes that they will wear for graduation. At the end of the graduation practice, we will distribute caps and gowns. We encourage seniors to open the cap and gown packet, try on the cap and gown, and press it according to the directions well before Celebration Day. Enclosed with caps and gowns will be information about any outstanding financial obligations your senior may have along with information on how to order commencement photos from Lifetouch. Lifetouch will also take the National Honor Society member photo and the photo of students and their alumni parents and grandparents on Celebration Day. Information on how to order these photos can be found on the Lifetouch website.