AHA President Melinda Hanlon

June 2018

Dear AHA Families,

Every school year is unique, presenting each of us with its share of achievements and challenges. As we reach the close of this year, I am reminded of the following words from Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger, “All the works of God proceed slowly and in pain, but then their roots are the sturdier and their flowering the lovelier.” We began the year with the opening and dedication of Kelleher Hall. These beautiful spaces along with the new STREAM lab provide our students with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities as we strive to provide our young women with the most current and innovative programs of study.

This year has presented all of us with the sobering reality of the importance of effective and consistent school security practices. Earlier this year, we engaged an independent security firm to complete an audit of our policies and procedures here at AHA. We were pleased to receive a high rating from them as the security of our school community remains our first priority. Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work to provide a secure learning environment for all.

The winter storms disrupted our schedules and stretched our patience this year as we struggled to reschedule tests and games and programs. Yet we have managed to reach the close of the school year with exemplary performances by our students in academics, the arts and athletics. They have accomplished all of this while completing an extraordinary amount of service hours for our local and global communities.

I am pleased to share with you that earlier this year, Holy Angels completed the application process with the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools culminating with an onsite visit by NJAIS in April. Recently, Ms. Mullooly and I received notification from the NJAIS that our application was approved. I look forward to the opportunities this membership will offer our faculty and students.

Last week, we said farewell to our beloved teacher, colleague and alumna, Mrs. Karen Camporeale. This has been a very difficult time for all of us and we are grateful for your support and prayers.

We congratulate our newest alumnae, the Class of 2018 and wish them many blessings. Recently we welcomed the Class of 2022 to campus along with their families and look forward to seeing them in September.

I hope the summer break will bring us all time for rest and relaxation with our families and friends. Have a safe and happy vacation. See you in September.


Melinda A. Hanlon



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