Academy of Holy Angels (AHA) comes together as a student body, faculty, and staff in a weekly Convocation assembly. Convocations provide a time and space for AHA to build community, learn from each other, pray together, celebrate good news, and hear from new and relevant speakers.
This week's Convocation was a busy one, featuring many student clubs, upcoming activities, and celebrating Stars' recent athletic success.
Food Drive Kick-Off
Members of AHA's Campus Ministry Team (CMT) kicked off a school-wide effort to bring education and support for the upcoming Hunger Awareness Week. CMT is hoping for 100% participation from students and staff to bring in non-perishanble food items from Thursday, November 11 through Thursday, November 18.
As part of the kick-off, CMT welcomed guest speaker, Mr. Wayne Bugg, associate executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Society -Twin Cities. St. Vincent De Paul is a long-time community partner of AHA and will be receiving all food items collected next week. Mr. Bugg ended his presentation with a verse from Matthew 25:40, "The King will reply, 'Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"
Respect Life Club
November 15 -19 has been designated as Respect Life Week at Academy of Holy Angels. Club members, pictured above, shared, "Respect life means that we recognize the inherent dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. We do not support any practice that intentionally and prematurely ends or otherwise disregards the inherent dignity of human life."
During the week-long effort, each day will include a different discussion topic:
- Monday: Mental health awareness
- Tuesday: Poverty
- Wednesday: Persons with disabilities
- Thursday: Capital punishment
- Friday: Abortion
Members of the AHA Sustainability Club will be hosting a clothing and shoe collection through November 19. Students and staff should bring in gently used clothing and shoes to Mrs. Moravec's room. The purpose of the drive is to collect clothes which might otherwise end up in landfills. Some items will be donated to surrounding communities, and the items that cannot be reused are recycled into other items, such as building supplies.
Closing Convocation, Michael Kautzman, athletic director, recognized and celebrated the success of many of our recent Stars teams, namely:
- Boys soccer finished 2nd in the Class AA State Tournament.
- Girls soccer finished 3rd in Class AA State Tournament.
- Stars football takes on Becker tonight at 7 PM in their first State Tournament game. Full details HERE. Congratulations and good luck, Stars!!