Press Room Archives

Summer 2020

Holy Angels Reopens with Hybrid Instructional Model

Demarest, NJ: After many months of collaboration with a special task force, the Academy of the Holy Angels’ administration opted to reopen the campus on September 9. The Academy’s new hybrid instructional model blends in school and at-home learning to emphasize COVID-19 health and safety measures and maximize student engagement. Read more»

Three AHA Seniors Audition for Collegiate Dance Teams

Demarest, NJ: Recruiters who seek exceptional dancers for collegiate teams have their eye on the Academy of the Holy Angels, winner of four consecutive national titles. This summer, AHA seniors Carmela Alessio of Belleville, Kaitlyn Grifonetti of Old Tappan, and Natasha Vafiadis of Englewood showcased their talents by participating in the virtual 2020 College Dance Team Combine. Read more»

Rising Junior Welcomed into National Society of High School Scholars

Demarest, NJ: Natasha Dhanrajani, a rising junior at the Academy of the Holy Angels, has earned lifetime membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. This Bardonia, New York, resident joins approximately 1,500,000 NSHSS members who reside in over 170 countries worldwide (source: www.nshss.org). "I am honored to have been selected to join this prestigious society, and I am excited to participate in the various activities offered alongside other members nationwide," said Dhanrajani. Read more»

Holy Angels Hosts Summer Ceremony for 140th Graduating Class

Demarest, NJ: On the sultry, sunny morning of July 28, the Academy of the Holy Angels hosted an in-person graduation for the 124 members of the Class of 2020. The Academy’s 140th graduation exercises, held on the Demarest campus, were the realization of many months of cautious planning set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those in attendance were reminded to wear their masks and adhere to prescribed social distancing measures. Read more»

June 2020

AHA Vocalists Record Hymn Sending Message of Hope & Harmony

Demarest, NJ: Several members of the Academy of the Holy Angels Vocal Ensemble are striking a chord for social justice, hope, and harmony with their rendition of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” AHA Choral Director Lisa Marciano and her a cappella group had been practicing this hymn in preparation for the Academy’s spring concert. This event, like many others, was canceled when the campus was closed due to COVID-19 health concerns. Read more»

Holy Angels Students Bring Music & Meals to Senior Residences

Demarest, NJ: Over the past few months, Academy of the Holy Angels students who reside in Rockland County, New York, have been providing hearty meals and sweet music to local senior citizens and health care workers. Just before Saint Patrick’s Day, Holy Angels sophomore Patricia “Patsy” Coleman arranged to send a video of herself singing “Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral” to the seniors at Tappan Zee Manor assisted living facility in Nyack. Read more»

Traci Koval Named Interim Dean of Students at Holy Angels

Demarest, NJ: Educator Traci Koval has been named interim dean of students at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Koval will step in for Dean Andréa Beyer, who will be on leave beginning July 1, 2020. “Traci brings many years of experience in Catholic and charter schools as a dean. I hope you will join me in welcoming her to the AHA community,” AHA President Melinda Hanlon said in an official statement.  Read more»

Cooper Earns Angel Award as AHA Recognizes Top Athletes

Demarest, NJ: In a year when several Holy Angels seniors could have received the prestigious Angel Award in athletics, varsity athlete Baylee-Rose Cooper of Saddle Brook walked away with the win. Cooper was honored for her notable contributions to the varsity volleyball, bowling, and lacrosse programs, and for her exceptional spirit. Read more»

Angels Who Excel on Stage & Behind Scenes Join Thespian Honor Society

Demarest, NJ: Multiple students who give their all to the Academy of the Holy Angels’ Theater Department are now members of the Thespian Honor Society. Inductees include Angels who appear on stage and those who handle a number of responsibilities behind the scenes. Read more»

‘Angel Aid’ Auction to Benefit AHA Tuition Assistance Fund

Demarest, NJ: Power the flight of an Angel by participating in this month’s Angel Aid online auction! Proceeds from this age 21+ event will benefit the Academy of the Holy Angels’ Tuition Assistance Fund, which was established to aid AHA families who are facing health issues, job loss, and economic difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more»

Bergen Writer Finishes First in Statewide Competition

Demarest, NJ: Caitlin Brannigan of Hillsdale has earned the New Jersey Governor's Award in Arts Education for her short story, "Calamity of Freedom." She advanced to the Governor’s competition after finishing in first place in the contest sponsored by the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. Read more»

April 2020

Knitters’ Outreach Includes Handmade Hearts for Health Care Workers

Demarest, NJ: A few months ago, four friends who like to knit founded Knitting for Life and began to contribute their handmade baby hats and booties to the neonatal intensive care unit at a Bergen County hospital. While this outreach project had to be shelved during the COVID-19 outbreak, the teens continue to bring cheer to others by delivering handmade hearts and handwritten letters of gratitude to dedicated health care workers. Read more»

National Art Honor Society Inductees Welcomed at Virtual Ceremony

Demarest, NJ: Outstanding student artists from the Academy of the Holy Angels were inducted into the National Art Honor Society at a virtual ceremony held on April 23. AHA art teacher Kathryn Biskup created a PowerPoint presentation to facilitate the online event.  Read more»

Saint Elizabeth Church Hosts Virtual Grandparents’ Day for AHA

Demarest, NJ: COVID-19 necessitated a virtual version of the Academy of the Holy Angels’ traditional Grandparents’ Day Mass, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Wyckoff graciously agreed to host the event. Mass was organized by AHA Campus Ministry and was livestreamed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  Read more»

Marathon Women: AHA Athletes Have What it Takes to Hit 26.2 Miles

Demarest, NJ: Three seasoned runners from the Academy of the Holy Angels have finished a total of 16 marathons. They are not students. The women in question, and the number of marathons they have run, are AHA Social Worker S. Mary Foley, SSND, two; AHA track coach Megan Dippolito, six; and AHA business teacher Krystal Hermanns, eight.  Read more»

Holy Angels Student Contributes to Study of Changing Sea Levels

Demarest, NJ: Liliette Quintana is getting an early start on her college science courses by serving as an intern at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Science Observatory. This member of the Academy of the Holy Angels Class of 2020 has been working with a team that is studying a 12,000-year-old, sand-covered peat bog in the Atlantic Ocean, off Long Island’s coast. The team is researching sediment cores to determine previous sea levels and climate conditions. Read more»

AHA’s First Online Information Session Draws Engaged Participants

Demarest, NJ: Sixty-one guests participated in the Academy of the Holy Angels’ first webinar, “Virtually Everything You Need to Know about AHA.” Prospective Angels and their families learned how AHA educates women who are ready to lead and succeed in today’s global economy, and had many of their questions answered – all from the comfort of their own homes.. Read more»

Students Celebrate International Week with AHA Spirit

Demarest, NJ: Student leaders from the Academy of the Holy Angels collaborated to ensure that everyone would enjoy International Week (March 30 through April 3) as distance learning continued. Each day, members of the Academy’s various cultural societies contributed to school-wide emails that contained cultural trivia questions, playlists, and recipes. Read more»

All-County Athletes Receive Video Tribute from Coaches Association

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels’ senior track stars Maris Rodriguez and Nicole Barbaro were recognized in a video tribute organized by the Bergen County Women Coaches Association. The video was produced in lieu of the annual awards dinner, which cannot be held while COVID-19 social distancing and self-quarantine measures remain in place. Read more»

AHA Sets Information Session: ‘Virtually Everything You Need to Know’

Demarest, NJ: Prospective Angels and their families are invited to the Academy of the Holy Angels’ Online Information Session: “Virtually Everything You Need to Know.” Guests will log in this Wednesday, April 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register in advance for this webinar at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3n4HjXgjQQyi5hm_ajgGmw Read more»

AHA Launches ‘Virtual Food Drive’ to Continue Outreach Efforts

Demarest, NJ: Serving others is a challenge while social distancing and self-quarantine against COVID-19 are in effect, so the Academy of the Holy Angels initiated a virtual food drive. If distance learning could succeed, why not a virtual service project? Read more»

March 2020

AHA Maintains Community & Continuity as Distance Learning Begins

Demarest, NJ: Growth mindset is a lifestyle at Holy Angels, where the Academy’s community of active problem-solvers quickly smoothed the transition from classrooms to distance learning. While the world self-quarantines to halt COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), AHA’s teachers, students, and technology team are sharing tips for success, and getting creative as they maintain educational continuity. Many activities are still taking place, albeit in new ways. Read more»

Teens Experiment with Medical & Engineering Careers

Demarest, NJ: Selected female high school students recently spent a day at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where they experimented with careers in medicine and engineering. Academy of the Holy Angels juniors who were invited to attended the Perry Outreach Program include Ariana Layne of Upper Saddle River; Brigid Miller and Dylan Vonderhorst of Pearl River, New York; Alana Pomponio of Nutley; and Emma DeMarco of South Nyack, New York. Read more»

Grant Funds Enrichment Opportunity for Holy Angels Students

Demarest, NJ: World language students from the Academy of the Holy Angels spent an enriching day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art thanks to the Latin Resource Grant secured by Mrs. Lilah Katz. Katz, who teaches Latin at AHA, obtained the $600 award from the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, Inc. Funds covered transportation and museum admission. Read more»

Holy Angels Community Considers ‘Who Is My Neighbor?’

Demarest, NJ: On Awareness Day 2020, the Holy Angels community took time to examine immigration by considering “Who Is My Neighbor?” AHA Director of Mission and Ministry Joan Connelly organized this look at Catholic social teaching. Alumnae, faculty, students, and guests presented a host of workshops that promoted greater understanding of complex immigration issues and the concept of global community. Read more»

DECA Gains Ground in State; Shea Invited to Compete at Nationals

Demarest, NJ: Business-minded teens from the Academy of the Holy Angels recently competed at the DECA State Championship in Atlantic City, where team members earned multiple awards. The top honor went to Catherine Shea, who became AHA’s first DECA member to qualify for the national event in Nashville, Tennessee. Read more»

Music in Our Schools Month® Celebration Underway at AHA

Demarest, NJ: It’s Music in Our Schools Month® at the Academy of the Holy Angels! AHA’s gifted student musicians started their serendipitous serenades on March 2, and will continue their random acts of music through the final day of the month. Read more»

Science & Math Scholars Welcomed into National Honor Societies

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels scholars who display outstanding work in mathematics and the sciences have been invited to join Mu Alpha Theta and the Science National Honor Society. In fact, several students are now members of both organizations. All of these young women demonstrate the positive results of AHA’s award-winning STREAM curriculum, which emphasizes science, technology, religion, engineering art, and math. Read more»

AHA’s Inaugural ‘Leadership as Gift’ Seminar Draws to a Close

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels’ inaugural “Invitation to Leadership as Gift” seminar drew to a close this month. During the final session, Sister Kathleen Cornell, SSND, asked her students to reflect on their personal leadership styles. Read more»

Open House: See How AHA Has Empowered Women for 140 Years

Demarest, NJ: Spend an evening at Holy Angels’ March 31st Open House and discover how this esteemed Catholic girls’ high school founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame has been empowering women leaders for 140 years. Prospective students and their families are welcome to arrive on campus, 315 Hillside Avenue in Demarest, at 6:00 p.m. The evening will include guided tours, demos, and more. Please visit https://www.holyangels.org/admissions/open-house to register. Read more»

Debutante Jasmin Prophete Envisions Future as Global Leader

Demarest, NJ: Holy Angels senior and budding activist Jasmin Prophete has officially been introduced to society at the Emerald & Ivory Cotillion, the culmination of the Debutante Leadership Program. Sponsored by the Essex County Chapter of The Links, Inc., this program welcomes outstanding high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate academic excellence and a commitment to service. Read more»

February 2020

Students Come Face to Face with Life at the Arizona Border

Demarest, NJ: Life-altering awakenings occur each time Holy Angels students participate in the Mission Awareness Process journey to Arizona and Mexico. During winter break, Religious Studies Department Chair Carol Fay, Spanish language teacher Carmen Quiñones, Laura Carbo, Valeria Gonzalez, and Julia Swearer made the trip to learn about the realities of life at the border and the support offered by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. Read more»

Capital Campaign Supports Leadership Opportunities for Angels

Demarest, NJ: Over the past 140 years, the Academy of the Holy Angels has forged a sterling reputation for educating and empowering women leaders. The Academy’s consistently strong enrollment remains Holy Angels’ most noticeable endorsement. This year, AHA will move forward with Phase II of its Capital Campaign, a $3.5 million plan that will focus on the school auditorium and music wing. Read more»

Just for Seventh Graders: ‘Angel for the Day Junior’ Introduced

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels has launched “Angel for the Day Junior,” a mini-program expressly designed for seventh graders. AFD Junior visitors attend a class with a current Angel, participate in “ice breaker” activities, and enjoy lunch prepared by AHA’s chef. Our Angels recommend the freshly-baked cookies for dessert. Read more»

Holy Angels Students Named to Principal’s List, Honor Roll

Demarest, NJ: Multiple students from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for maintaining excellent grade point averages through the second quarter of the 2019-20 academic year. AHA Principal Jean Miller extended her congratulations to all students who achieved personal academic goals during the quarter, including those who may have missed the Honor Roll by a slim margin. Read more»

Three AHA Writers Earn Recognition, Publication

Demarest, NJ: Writers Isabella Dail of Saddle River, Natasha Dhanrajani of Bardonia (NY), and Gian Lee of Englewood Cliffs have garnered regional accolades in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. These members of the Academy of the Holy Angels Class of 2022 received attention for poetry, essays, and a script. In addition, Dhanrajani just had her fourth piece published in “Scrawl,” a compilation of juried submissions from Rockland County residents. Read more»

NJ Regiment Sends Signed 50-Star Field to Supporters at AHA

Demarest, NJ: A simple care package can mean the world to a soldier serving far from home. Members of the 114th Infantry of the New Jersey Army National Guard were so grateful for the support they received from the Academy of the Holy Angels that they responded by sending a 50-star field panel made by Annin Flagmakers. The field was signed by the regiment while they were serving in Qatar in 2019. Read more»

AHA Students Gain Early Acceptances, $10.3 Million in Scholarships

Demarest, NJ: Early acceptances and scholarship offers have begun to arrive for the Academy of the Holy Angels’ Class of 2020. To date, 68 percent of Academy’s seniors have been accepted to their first-choice colleges and universities. In addition, these Angels have earned an aggregate of $10.3 million in scholarships in recognition of their achievements in academics, service, and athletics. Read more»  

AHA’s Model UN Group Earns Honors at Harvard

Demarest, NJ: In a year when competition at the Harvard Model UN was at its most intense, the members of the Academy of the Holy Angels Model UN team showed their strength, and brought home two well-deserved awards. Katherine Gazzini of Ridgewood earned Honorable Mention in her committee, and Shannon Dobres of Bergenfield won the Diplomatic Commendation Award. Both students are Holy Angels seniors who were making their final trip to the Boston-based event. Read more» 

AHA Welcomes the Class of 2024 to Accepted Students Night

Demarest, NJ: The Class of 2024 is ready to fly! Well over 200 future freshmen were invited to this month’s Accepted Students Night at the Academy of the Holy Angels. This well-attended event included dinner for students and their families, community-building activities for the students, and important information about life at Holy Angels. Read more» 

Teen Music Masters Enter AHA’s Tri-M Chapter

Demarest, NJ: Membership in Tri-M, the Modern Music Masters Honor Society, is rapidly increasing at the Academy of the Holy Angels. This month, AHA Tri-M Chapter 2150 inducted multiple Angels in recognition of their musical accomplishments, scholarship, character, leadership, and service. The 2020 honorees include vocalists, and instrumental musicians who have dedicated themselves to musical instruments that range from the handbells, piano, viola, and bass to bassoon, alto saxophone, violin, and piano. Read more» 

AHA Academic Dean Francesca Tambone-Puzio to Be Inducted into Bergen Catholic Hall of Fame

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels is delighted to announce that AHA Academic Dean Francesca Tambone-Puzio will be inducted into the Bergen Catholic High School Hall of Fame. The 5:30 p.m. ceremony will be held at Seasons in Washington Township on Sunday, March 29. Visit bergencatholic.org for tickets and event details. Read more» 

January 2020

AHA Students Have Kindness in Common

Demarest, NJ: Julia Farah, Julia Fernandez, Hannah Glaser, and Jennifer Haemmerle have something very special in common. They just received the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award from the Academy of the Holy Angels. Read more» 

AHA Artists Earn Regional Honors; Two Move on to National Event

Demarest, NJ: Fifteen Academy of the Holy Angels artists have earned recognition in the regional level of the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. Read more»

AHA Surgical Research Students Visit Premier Lab at Columbia

Demarest, NJ: When you meet a high school senior, you might not think she has experience in microsurgery, unless she attends the Academy of the Holy Angels. This month, AHA seniors Shannon Dobres of Bergenfield, Isabella Cardamone of Glen Rock, Amelia Brunda of Paramus, and Sarah Folk of Old Tappan completed the Englewood Health High School Surgical Research Program offered through the Academy’s partnership with Englewood Health. Read more» 

Academy Has Exemplified Catholic Schools Week Theme for 140 Years

Demarest, NJ: Catholic Schools Week brightened the last days of January as the Academy of the Holy Angels, and schools across the nation, considered the 2020 theme: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. This theme aptly suits Holy Angels, which is marking 140 years of educating women leaders. Read more» 

Aspiring Actress Shares Insider’s Tips with Holy Angels Thespians

Demarest, NJ: Aspiring actress/director Ariela Pizza knows a few things about auditioning for musical theater roles. This month, the 2017 Academy of the Holy Angels graduate generously shared her insider’s tips with current AHA thespians.  Read more» 

Academy Welcomes Alumnae to College Angels Reunion

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels hosted alumnae from the Classes of 2016 through 2019 to its January 10 College Angels Reunion. Alumnae gathered in the Learning Commons to reconnect with friends, faculty, and staff. Read more»

AHA Freshman Is Concertmaster of Mannes Prep Symphony

Demarest, NJ: Music is an essential part of life for violinist Faith Youn of Closter, the new concertmaster of the Mannes Prep Symphony. Although Youn performs around the world, this unassuming Academy of the Holy Angels freshman described her selection as concertmaster as “the best surprise.” She noted that this was the first year Mannes held a blind seating audition. Read more»

Holy Angels Alumna Provides College Planning Advice to Juniors

Demarest, NJ: Isabelle Shea, a 2018 graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels, recently shared her college planning tips with a group of AHA juniors. This alumna presentation, which was arranged by the AHA Office of Academic and College Counseling, covered the importance of maintaining contacts and working with mentors, ways to personalize a college application, the value of exploring your intended field before declaring your major, and more. Read more»

AHA Juniors Invited to Apply for Prestigious Summer Programs

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels juniors Suha Patel of Alpine and Sarah Onderdonk of Wyckoff have been invited to apply for the 2020 New Jersey Scholars Program, an educational enrichment opportunity for 39 students from the Garden State. Onderdonk was also invited to apply for the Governor’s School in Engineering and Technology. Read more»

December 2019

AHA Christmas Gala Makes the Season Bright

Demarest, NJ: Audience members at the Academy of the Holy Angels Christmas Gala enjoyed a sing-along led by a festive elf, and a rendition of “Here Comes Santa Claus” that encouraged an uninspired elf to get into the holiday spirit. Read more»

JOY Brings Two Holiday Concert Series to Area Senior Citizens

Demarest, NJ: This holiday season has been especially joyous for those senior citizens who were fortunate enough to hear the latest concert series presented by Joining Old and Young. These community minded singers from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been delighting audiences since the early 2000s. With accompaniment from pianist Suzanne Alenick, JOY spreads cheer and good will throughout the region. Read more»

Cellist Making Her Mark in Competition at Home and Abroad

Demarest, NJ: Cellist Chelsie Lim of Cresskill is making a name for herself on the national and international levels. The Academy of the Holy Angels sophomore recently earned a gold medal with high distinction in the young artist category of the Third Berliner International Music Competition. This fall, she received an honorable mention from the YoungArts Foundation, a non-profit that identifies accomplished teen artists and provides them with creative and professional development opportunities. As a 2020 honoree, Lim was invited to participate in YoungArts New York. Read more»

Students Gather to Recall the Giving Spirit of Saint Nicholas

Demarest, NJ: Gingerbread, candy canes, and a seasonal blessing made the Feast of Saint Nicholas a day several students will always remember. Each December, upperclassmen from the Academy of the Holy Angels travel to Philadelphia to spend the day with children from Saint Peter the Apostle School. Together, they decorate cookies and share smiles and candy. Read more»

AHA Alumna, Long-time Coach Honored at YMCA Sports Banquet

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels is pleased to announce that scholar-athlete Ashley Hess (AHA ’19) and AHA Cross-Country & Track Coach Howard Schuman were recognized at the YMCA of Bergen County’s 54th Annual Sports Banquet. Hess, who distinguished herself as one of the state’s top tennis players during her time at AHA, received the J. Barry Stanford Award. Schuman earned the Thomas L. Della Torre Special Achievement Award. Read more»

AHA Varsity Dancers Sparkle in Pom Competition

Demarest, NJ: The future appears bright for the incomparable Academy of the Holy Angels Varsity Dance Team. The defending national champions, who earned an incredible four consecutive titles in small varsity hip hop (2016 through 2019), recently returned from the 2019 DC Championship with a first place division win in varsity pom and the Best Choreography Award. Read more»

Musician Uses Gayageum to Help Others Appreciate Korean Culture

Demarest, NJ: Musician Erin Choi of Cliffside Park has a singular quest: She wants to connect people to Korean culture through the gayageum, a zither-like string instrument. Read more»

Holy Angels Honors Students with Top Averages

Demarest, NJ: Multiple students from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been named to the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for maintaining excellent grade point averages through the first quarter of the 2019-20 academic year. Those who attain an average of 95 or higher are named to the Principal’s List. Angels with an average of 90 to 94 are named to the Honor Roll. The first quarter honorees are listed according to their hometowns. Read more»

November 2019

Holy Angels Community Gives Thanks for Kind Students

Demarest, NJ: When you need a helping hand, Angels appear. A few days before Thanksgiving, the Academy of the Holy Angels presented the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award to Micayla McMahon, Cara Chang, Catherine Callahan, and Jacqueline Rubino. Read more»

AHA Names 2020 HOBY Representatives and Alternate

Demarest, NJ: Katherine Day, Brooke Hess, and Ria Jani have been selected to represent the Academy of the Holy Angels at the June 2020 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference. Natasha Dhanrajani was named this year’s alternate. All four Angels are members of the Class of 2022. Read more»

AHA Alumna Discusses the World of Biomedical Engineering

Demarest, NJ: Lisa Sesink-Clee, a 2013 graduate of the Academy of the Holy Angels, recently returned to her alma mater to share up-to-the-minute news about the world of biomedical engineering. Now a product development engineer for Stryker, this notable alumna spoke to students from Mrs. Jing Loo’s engineering class, detailing her work with joint replacement products. Read more» 

Seven Ink Letters of Intent, Shattering AHA’s Signing Day Record

Demarest, NJ: Seven members of the Holy Angels Class of 2020 set an Academy record November 18, when they became the largest group of AHA athletes to sign national letters of intent on the same day. AHA Athletic Director Patti Gorsuch welcomed numerous spectators to the ceremony, including family members, friends, and coaches. Read more» 

Student Musicians Perform at SSND Event in Connecticut

Demarest, NJ: Student musicians from the Academy of the Holy Angels carried on their tradition of performing at the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s Donor Recognition Luncheon. This annual event is held in Wilton, Connecticut. Each year, the performers receive a warm welcome from the SSNDs, who are AHA’s foundresses and sponsors. Read more» 

Rho Kappa Chapter Accepts New Members

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Angels seniors who demonstrate excellence in social studies and service to others have been accepted to the Alice Paul Chapter of the Rho Kappa National History Honor Society. Thirty-three Angels were honored at the induction ceremony, which was held November 12. Read more» 

DECA Team from Holy Angels Finishes First in State Competition

Demarest, NJ: Two business-minded juniors from the Academy of the Holy Angels have won the state level Distributive Education Clubs of America Virtual Business Challenge in hotel management. Tamara Kim of Demarest and Emily Nam of Cresskill spent nearly two weeks running the daily operations of a virtual hotel. Read more» 

Teen Violinist Competes in Germany

Demarest, NJ: The gift of a toy violin has made a tremendous difference in the life of Cresskill resident Nayoun Kim. For the last nine years, this Academy of the Holy Angels sophomore has been playing a full-sized violin with orchestras around the world. This fall, she joined musicians from 19 countries in the Louis Spohr International Violin Competition in Weimar, Germany. Read more» 

Triple Crown Winning Cross-Country Team Enters AHA Hall of Fame

Demarest, NJ: Ten years ago, a group of athletes from the Academy of Holy Angels enjoyed incredible success, earning a triple crown and cementing their reputation as one of Bergen County’s top five all-time cross-country teams. This month, this special team entered the AHA Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the AHA Parents’ Athletic Association’s November 2nd Beefsteak Dinner. Read more» 

AHA Senior LEADs the Way with Pitch for Anti-ballistic Garments

Demarest, NJ: Remember her name: Meredith Joseph is a rising star. A senior at the Academy of the Holy Angels, Joseph and her two teammates developed the concept for Armur, an apparel corporation that makes lightweight anti-ballistic undergarments Read more» 

Teens Enjoy the Ancient Art of Embroidery While Building Friendships

Demarest, NJ: A new generation is discovering the ancient art of embroidery without leaving their studio at the Academy of the Holy Angels. With direction from art teacher Christine DeGennaro, the Embroidery Club stitches representational and abstract designs that feature color, texture, and pattern. Read more» 

Newsweek Recognizes Holy Angels as Top STEM High School

Demarest, NJ: On National STEM Day (November 8), the Academy of the Holy Angels will officially be recognized as one of Newsweek’s Top STEM High Schools. Read more» 

Esteemed Performing Artist & Theater Director Enters Hall of Fame

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels alumna Katie McSherry Collins was inducted into the AHA Fine & Performing Arts Hall of Fame on Alumnae Weekend 2019. Read more» 

Leadership Expert Presents Seminar for Teens at Holy Angels

Demarest, NJ: Sister Kathleen Cornell, a School Sister of Notre Dame, has spent a lifetime leading others as a teacher, principal, college administrator and faculty member, and as provincial leader of the SSND’s Atlantic-Midwest Province. This fall, S. Kathleen is sharing her expertise with students from the Academy of the Holy Angels through her eight-week seminar, “Invitation to Leadership as Gift.” Read more» 

October 2019

Foundation Day Festivities Celebrate SSND Heritage

Demarest, NJ: October is a month of celebrations at the Academy of the Holy Angels. Events begin with the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels in early October, and end with Foundation Day, the anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who established AHA 140 years ago. Read more» 

Angels Receive Scholarships on Foundation Day

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels recognized multiple scholarship recipients during the October 25th Foundation Day celebration. This festive event marked the 186th anniversary of the establishment of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, AHA’s foundresses and sponsors. Read more» 

Holy Angels Recognizes Commended & National Hispanic Scholars

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels recently recognized several members of the Class of 2020 who earned national recognition for their excellent performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit® Scholarship Qualifying Test. Read more» 

Students from Holy Angels Attend International Day of the Girl

Demarest, NJ: Over 40 students from the Academy of the Holy Angels visited the United Nations on the Eighth Annual International Day of the Girl. Sister Beatriz Martinez-Garcia, SSND, director of the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s United Nations Non-governmental Organization Office, arranged for AHA students to attend this special event in New York City. Read more» 

Holy Angels Unveils Five New Achievement Awards

Demarest, NJ: Incoming freshmen at the Academy of the Holy Angels now have the opportunity to apply for five new achievement awards, each of which includes a $2,500 stipend. AHA Admissions Director Michèle McGovern, who announced the awards at the October Open House, noted that these scholarships were established to encourage members of the Class of 2024 to develop their talents in the areas of leadership, spirituality and service, fine arts, instrumental music, and vocal music. Read more» 

Flapjack Fundraiser to Benefit AHA’s Operation Smile Club

Demarest, NJ: Have a hearty hot breakfast at Applebee’s on Sunday, November 17, and help someone receive free corrective surgery for cleft lip or cleft palate. Students from the Operation Smile Club at the Academy Holy Angels invite everyone to this Flapjack Fundraiser, which will have life-changing consequences for patients across the globe. Read more» 

Tempers Flare in Classic Courtroom Drama, ‘12 Angry Jurors’

Demarest, NJ: It is possible for a dozen diverse individuals to set aside their biases and decide the fate of a teen accused of murder? Watch this tempestuous tale build to a cathartic conclusion as the Academy of the Holy Angels presents Reginald Rose’s “12 Angry Jurors.” Read more» 

Angelic Artworks Welcome Visitors to Kelleher Hall Chapel

Demarest, NJ: A pair of prayerful angels painted by Holy Angels’ 2019 Advanced Placement Studio Art class, now welcome visitors to the Kelleher Hall Chapel. The framed artworks, which were commissioned by the AHA Campus Ministry Department, were installed on either side of the chapel entrance, where they will be seen by everyone who attends weekly Masses. Read more» 

AHA Faculty & Staff Honored at Mass for Catholic Schools Personnel

Demarest, NJ: Several members of the Holy Angels community were invited to the Archdiocesan Mass for Catholic Schools Personnel, where they were honored for their long-term commitment to the Academy. Monsignor Thomas Nydegger, vicar general and moderator of curia for the archdiocese, celebrated this festive Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Read more» 

AHA Benefit Honors Teacher’s Battle with Breast Cancer

Demarest, NJ: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on loved ones who have survived their battles, and those we have lost. This is also a time to take action by raising funds for research and pledging to fight on. The Academy of the Holy Angels Varsity Soccer Team promised “We Play to Fight On” in their second annual match in memory of Holy Angels’ beloved business and technology teacher Karen Sullivan Camporeale. All proceeds were donated to the Karen Camporeale Fund, which was established by her family. Read more» 

Open House Draws Over 650 Visitors to Holy Angels

Demarest, NJ: More than 650 visitors toured the Academy of the Holy Angels during the October Open House. This was one of the Academy’s largest events in recent years, and included a well-attended reception for legacy families. Read more» 

Holy Angels Celebrates 140 Years of Empowering Women

Demarest, NJ: Happy Feast Day! These words were shared many times as the Academy of the Holy Angels celebrated its 140th birthday on October 2nd. Read more» 

September 2019

AHA Invited to Choirs of America Event in New York City

Demarest, NJ: Vocalists from the accomplished Academy of the Holy Angels Concert Choir have been invited to the inaugural Choirs of America 2020 Master Works Series: The Music of Dan Forrest. This three-day celebration will be held March 19 through 21, 2020, at New York City’s Lincoln Center. Members of the public will be able to purchase tickets for the March 21 performance. Read more» 

Sister Carole Tabano, SSND, Concludes Teaching Career

Demarest, NJ: After 58 years at the head of the class, Sister Carole Tabano, SSND, (AHA ’59) has officially retired. She concluded her teaching career as a Spanish language teacher at her alma mater, the Academy of the Holy Angels. Read more» 

Wellness Wednesday: A Path to Durable Learning

Demarest, NJ: Stress is part of life. Left unchecked, it amps up anxiety and impedes durable learning. On September 25th, Holy Angels stood up to stress by hosting the Academy’s first Wellness Wednesday. Read more» 

HOBY Seminar Yields Dividends for AHA Delegates, Junior Staffer

Demarest, NJ: Selected students from the Academy of the Holy Angels sharpened their leadership skills at the 2019 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar. Isabelle Egan and Colleen Young were the Academy’s delegates. AHA senior Kayla Pringle, a 2018 HOBY graduate, returned to this year’s conference as a junior staff member. Read more» 

Teen Eyes Nursing Career After Operation Smile Mission in Morocco

Demarest, NJ: A two-week medical mission trip to Morocco changed Rutherford, New Jersey’s Sarah McGowan’s life forever. While volunteering with Operation Smile in El Jadida, McGowan was inspired to pursue a nursing career as her team brought hundreds of free, corrective surgeries to individuals with cleft lip and cleft palate. Read more» 

Rachel Jackiewicz Takes Reins of AHA’s College Counseling Office

Demarest, NJ: Rachel Jackiewicz, an experienced counselor, adviser, and student affairs professional, has taken the reins of the Academy of the Holy Angels’ Office of Academic and College Counseling. The OACC’s new director arrived this month with 20 years of experience in higher and secondary education. Read more» 

Holy Angels Senior Thrives at NJ Scholars Program

Demarest, NJ: Julia Mohr (AHA Class of 2020) was one of only 39 teens accepted to the 2019 New Jersey Scholars Program. This rigorous, residential program was held at Lawrenceville School during the summer. Participants invested five weeks considering “Mind and Body: The Future of Being Human.” Read more» 

Fall Open House: Learn Why AHA Is Still Going Strong after 140 Years

Demarest, NJ: Attend Open House on Sunday, October 6th, and discover why the Academy of the Holy Angels has remained at the vanguard of young women’s education for 140 years! Read more» 

Local Teens Become ‘Young Neighbors in Action’

Demarest, NJ: Angels are not blind to the struggles of others. This is especially true of the Angels who took part in this summer’s Young Neighbors in Action program in Washington, D.C. Read more» 

AHA Students & Staff Renovate Homes in Puerto Rico

Demarest, NJ: The distance between New Jersey and Puerto Rico closed a bit this summer, as students and staff from the Academy of the Holy Angels contributed to the island’s hurricane recovery effort. Working with the Saint Bernard Project (now rebranded as SBP), these steadfast volunteers traveled to the island and helped renovate three homes that were damaged by Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. Read more» 

Holy Angels Celebrates 140th Year; Unveils Collegiate “Flex” Schedule

Demarest, NJ: This fall, as the Academy of the Holy Angels celebrates its 140th year of educating young women, the school’s leaders have implemented a “70 Flex Schedule.” The administrative team anticipates that this collegiate-style schedule will enhance durable learning, ameliorate stress, and prepare students for the challenges of the modern world. Read more» 

Summer 2019

Art Auction to Support Auditorium Renovations at Holy Angels

Demarest, NJ: Prospective bidders are reminded to be in good voice when the Angels in the Arts host their benefit Art Auction on Saturday, September 14th. This informal, educational evening will be held at the Academy of the Holy Angels, 315 Hillside Avenue in Demarest, between the hours of 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available to the public at www.holyangels.org/artauction. Proceeds will benefit renovations to the Academy’s auditorium, which is regularly used by all members of the school community. Read more» 

Holy Angels Volunteers Bring “Sisterly Love” to School in Philadelphia

Demarest, NJ: Each summer since 2011, volunteers from the Academy of the Holy Angels have been winging their way to Philadelphia to help organize Saint Peter the Apostle School for the new academic year. AHA students and their chaperones bring “sisterly love” and a good deal of muscle to Principal Rose Federici, SSND, and her staff. Read more» 

Holy Angels Honored for Outstanding STREAM Program

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels has received the Catholic School Executive Leadership Award in recognition of the Academy’s superior STREAM program. This interdisciplinary curricular approach highlights science, technology, religion, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Read more» 

June 2019

Student Group Connects with Migrants at Mexican Border

Demarest, NJ: Shackles, crowded shelters, and loss of life are part of the everyday experience of migrants who try to enter the United States of America through the southern border with Mexico. This summer, students from the Academy of the Holy Angels visited Douglas, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico, to witness these realities firsthand. Read more» 

AHA Students Demonstrate Engineering Projects at NCEA Conference

Demarest, NJ: Selected engineering students from the Academy of the Holy Angels were among the exhibitors invited to the National Catholic Educational Association’s STREAM 3.0 conference in Parsippany. The multi-day event showcased the benefits of an interdisciplinary educational approach that integrates science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and mathematics. Read more» 

Star of the AHA Stage Brings Home the Coveted Metro Award

Demarest, NJ: Rianna LeHane’s magnificent stage presence just earned her a Metropolitan High School Theater (“Metro”) Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. LeHane, a recent Academy of the Holy Angels graduate, was honored for her charming portrayal of Lady Larken in “Once upon a Mattress.” Read more» 

Ashley Hess Earns 2019 Angel Award

Demarest, NJ: Just days after graduating Second in Merit from the Academy of the Holy Angels, scholar athlete Ashley Hess of Cedar Grove received the Angel Award, the most prestigious honor an AHA varsity athlete can attain. Hess received her award at the Parents’ Athletic Association’s Spring Sports Dinner, where she was recognized for four years of success, exceptional dedication, leadership, and sportsmanship in the Academy’s tennis program. Read more» 

Angelic Trio Wins AHA’s Kindness Awards

Demarest, NJ: Janella Osbourne, Emily Nam, and Marissa Dellapi have received the Sister Catherine Green Kindness Award, the Academy of the Holy Angels’ salute to students whose actions and attitudes inspire others. AHA Dean of Students Andréa Beyer accepts nominations from members of the school community, and the administration selects honorees each quarter. Read more» 

AHA Class of 2019 Poised to Begin Life’s Next Chapter

Demarest, NJ: The Class of 2019 from the Academy of the Holy Angels gathered on May 31st for the Academy’s 139th graduation exercises. This year’s baccalaureate Mass and commencement ceremony were held at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. Read more» 

May 2019

AHA Hosts Representatives from International Universities

Demarest, NJ: Students from the Academy of the Holy Angels take courses abroad and volunteer in numerous nations across the globe. This month, several Angels attended AHA’s International College Night and explored the possibility of earning college degrees outside the confines of the United States. Read more» 

JOY Blossoms as Students Sing at Senior Residences

Demarest, NJ: Teen vocalists from Joining Old and Young recently shared handmade paper flowers and songs from the 1930s through the 1960s at multiple residences for senior citizens. JOY, whose members attend the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, performed one-hour concerts at Brookdale Paramus and the Sunrise residences in New City (NY), Old Tappan, and Woodcliff Lake. Read more» 

AHA Seniors Visit Columbia University’s Renowned Surgical Lab

Demarest, NJ: A few weeks before their graduation from the Academy of the Holy Angels, four seniors became the first AHA students to visit the micro lab at Columbia University. This venue is one of the world’s premier microsurgery training labs. Read more» 

Students Earn Accolades for Scores on Spanish National Exam

Demarest, NJ: An impressive array of gold, silver, and bronze medals now belongs to several students from the Academy of the Holy Angels who sat for this year’s national Spanish exam. Students at every level of mastery proved their skills stack up to those of other world language students across the country. Read more» 

National Honor Society Accepts AHA’s Top Scholars

Demarest, NJ: More than 90 upperclassmen from the Academy of the Holy Angels were inducted into the Regina Angelorum Chapter of the National Honor Society. The ceremony was held at the Academy the evening of May 23. Read more»

Model Congress Allows AHA Juniors to Be Legislators for a Day

Demarest, NJ: Academy of the Holy Angels juniors Camila Correa of Demarest and Katherine Gazzini of Ridgewood seized the opportunity when AHA Social Studies Department Chair Gail Fair told them about the 2019 Model Congress held at Ridgewood High School this month. The students met Representative Josh Gottheimer and learned how bills proceed through congressional committees. Read more»

AHA Freshman Has Nonfiction Piece Published in ‘Scrawl’

Demarest, NJ: Discovering silverfish in the shower may not be pleasant, but Academy of the Holy Angels freshman Natasha Dhanrajani managed to turn the encounter on its ear by seeing the scene as a piece of live art. The result was “Silverfish,” an evocative nonfiction piece that now appears in “Scrawl: Rockland Teens Write 2019.” Read more»

Concert Showcases AHA’s Instrumental Musicians & Vocalists

Demarest, NJ: The Academy of the Holy Angels’ Spring Concert was a tremendous outpouring of talent, and a bittersweet sendoff for the seniors who have invested so much in the school’s music program. Read more»

AHA Community Members Work Side by Side on Service Day

Demarest, NJ: Each spring, Service Day allows students, faculty, and staff from the Academy of the Holy Angels to bond as they work side by side, sharing their strength, organizational skills, and many other gifts with the community at large. Read more»

Exhibit Features Drawings by First-year Art Students

Demarest, NJ: Black-and-white and color pencil drawings made by first-year art students at Holy Angels are currently on display in the Academy’s main lobby. Read more»

Scholars Earn Medals, Certificates for Work on French National Exam

Demarest, NJ: Ask “Parlez-vous français?” at the Academy of the Holy Angels, and a number of students will respond. This spring, AHA students who have attained a high level of competence in the French language received multiple medals and certificates for their work on the national exam. Read more»

Oxford University Course Is Expressly Made for AHA Students

Demarest, NJ: An adventurous group of students from the Academy of the Holy Angels recently spent a week at Oxford University’s Pembroke College and immersed themselves in a “bespoke” course: one that was tailor-made for them. This is the second spring the critical thinking course was offered. Both times, the curriculum was prepared by AHA English Department Chair Nancy Schneberger. Read more»

Grandparents’ Day: Extending a Tradition of Loving Bonds

Demarest, NJ: Grandparents’ Day remains one of the best-loved of the many traditions observed at the Academy of the Holy Angels. This year, freshmen and juniors invited their esteemed relatives (or those who are like grandparents to them) to school for a morning Mass and classroom visit followed by a special luncheon. Read more»

Holy Angels Receives Nominations for Paper Mill Awards

Demarest, NJ: Katie Collins, chair of the Academy of the Holy Angels Music and Theater departments, has announced that AHA’s production of “Once upon a Mattress” has been nominated for four Paper Mill Rising Star Awards. Read more»

Cresskill Violinist Is Featured Performer at Juilliard

Demarest, NJ: Internationally acclaimed teen violinist Nayoun Kim of Cresskill was a featured performer in the Juilliard Pre-college Symphony’s May 4th concert. She presented Maurice Ravel’s haunting “Tzigane, Rapsodie de Concert,” under Conductor Adam Glaser. Read more»

AHA’s Italian Students Fare Well on National Exam

Demarest, NJ: Several students from the Academy of the Holy Angels demonstrated their growing mastery of the Italian language by earning honors on the national exam. AHA world language teachers Laura Kraytem and Lisa Betti announced the results. Read more»

AHA’s Latin Students Rank among Nation’s Best Scholars

Demarest, NJ: Latin is alive and well at the Academy of the Holy Angels, where 24 scholars have received honors for their performance on the National Latin Exam. Over 139,000 students from across the United States and 20 foreign countries took the National Latin Exam, and AHA’s scholars proved to be among the nation’s best students. Read more»

April 2019

AHA Students Accept Art National Honor Society’s Invitation

Angels Named to Principal’s List & Honor Roll

Students’ Accomplishments Highlighted at STEM Expo

From Classroom to Current: Trout Raised at AHA Swim Free

Sustaining Excellence Colloquium Leads to Mentorship Opportunity

Spring Open House Offers Highlights of Life at Holy Angels

Inaugural Business Honor Society Inductions Held at AHA

International Week is Celebration of Diversity at AHA

‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Kept Audiences in Stitches

Sahar Ali-Jenkins to Dance for Rutgers University

Operation Smile Mission Takes Bergen Teen to Zunyi, China

Opera Enriches Latin Students’ Understanding of ‘Dido & Aeneas’

Tri-M Accepts Skilled Musicians Who Are Leaders and Scholars

Top Teen Volunteer Receives Medal at Surprise Ceremony

AHA Community Recognizes Students for Exemplary Kindness

AHA Educator Receives Grant to Study History of New Orleans 

Angelic Evening Includes Tributes to Two AHA Alumnae

Artists Earn Silver Medals in National Competition

March 2019

Spend an Evening Discovering the Holy Angels Difference

Ski Racer Earns NJ’s Top Ranking for Third Consecutive Year

AHA’s April 7 Food Truck Festival Is the Hottest Ticket in Town

AHA Scientists Team up to Judge Local STEM Fairs

AHA to Present Musical Comedy ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

AHA’s Top Scientists & Mathematicians Earn Recognition

‘Gift of Failure’ Author Jessica Lahey to Appear at Holy Angels

New Book Covers Beloved Border Collie’s Working Years at AHA

Ides of March Event Supports Teacher Training in Haiti

Music in Our Schools Month® Celebration in Progress at AHA

The Delight is Mutual as JOY Performs Concerts for Seniors

Evening of Entertainment Benefits CO/LAB Theater Group

World Language Honor Societies Open Doors to New Members

Service Trip to Connecticut Includes Work with Immigrants & SSNDs

Nazareth Farm Inspires Appreciative Attitudes

February 2019

AHA Educators Mull the Nature of the Mexican Border Crisis

Students Honored for Maintaining Outstanding Averages

AHA Dancer Recruited by Ohio State University

Three Holy Angels Vocalists Perform at Carnegie Hall

Kindness Awards Are ‘Valentines’ from the Holy Angels Community

Varsity Dancers Earn Fourth National Championship

AHA Artists Receive Regional Key Awards, Recognition for Art

Athletes Sign Letters of Intent with Dartmouth, Notre Dame

Robotics Teams Prove their Mettle in Competition

Czarina Alfonso Is New Jersey’s Top High School Youth Volunteer

 

January 2019

AHA Delegation Represents Moldova at Harvard Model UN Event

Educator & Students Ready for Operation Smile Mission Trips

Early Acceptances Pouring in for AHA Students; Scholarship Tally Rising Daily

AHA Honor Society Raises $1,300 to Assist ‘Hungry for Music’

Chapman & Guyre Represent AHA at All-County Choir Concert

Interactive Classroom Experience Sheds Light on Islam

Dozens of Alumnae Attend AHA’s College Angels Reunion

December 2018

AHA Bowlers Score 250th Win for Coach Dunne

AHA Gym Floor Named ‘Lid’s Court’ in Honor of Long-time Coach

Our Lady of Guadalupe Image Dedicated in Educator’s Memory

Quintana Named AHA’s 2019 Governor’s School Candidate

Amelia Brunda, Julia Mohr Are NJ Scholars Program Candidates

AHA Musicians Deliver an Early Christmas Gift

Summit Spurs Students to Combat Hunger & Food Waste

AHA Marks 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

AHA Artists Send Tidings of Comfort & Joy (Laughter, Too!)

School Community Encouraged to Fulfill Teen’s Christmas Wish

Teen Remains Committed to Empower, Lead, & Excel

Saint Nicholas Day Event Reinforces Bond between Schools

Concert Series Brings ‘JOY’ to Seniors in New Jersey & New York

Gold Award Winner Aims to Inspire New Generation of Readers

Holy Angels Junior Named Top RIFE Volunteer

 

November 2018

Inspirational Teens Receive Kindness Awards

Rho Kappa Welcomes AHA Students Who Excel in Social Studies

Fredericks and Leto Welcomed to AHA Athletic Hall of Fame

AHA Flute Ensemble Performs at SSND Luncheon

Teen Ambulance Corps Volunteer Passes National EMT Exam

Angels Named to Carnegie Hall Choir, All-County Chorus

 

October 2018

Holy Angels Graduates Honored on Alumnae Weekend

Young Women Visit Columbia to ‘Test Drive’ Careers in Medicine

AHA Celebrates 185th Anniversary of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Sister Nonna Dunphy Scholarship Finalists and Semi-finalists Honored

Top Ten: AHA Students Earn Recognition for PSAT Scores

'Peter & the Starcatcher’ -- Where Pan Began

AHA Opens its Doors to a Flood of Prospective Students

Student’s Poem Presented at United Nations Event

AHA Remembers Beloved Teacher by Donating to Komen Foundation

AHA Alumnae Association Announces ‘Sip & Shop’

Students Use World Smile Day to Promote Global Service Organization

Fashion Angels Convert Recyclable Paper Items into Couture

Sixteen Eucharistic Ministers Commissioned on Feast Day

September 2018

Puerto Rico Receives Support from Student-led Fiesta4Hope

Local Teen Experiences Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Teen Leaders Gain Inspiration at HOBY Seminar

Student Researcher Has Bioinformatics Findings Published

Governor’s School Reinforces AHA Senior’s Interest in Science

Vocalists Raise Funds to Send Special Needs Children to Lourdes

AHA Freshman Named Reserve Champion at Equestrian Event

All Are Welcome: AHA Focuses on Greater Unity

Fencing Phenom Brings Vaccines to the Philippines, Studies at Harvard

August 2018

Local Students Help Philadelphia District Prepare for New School Year

Volunteers Harvest Compassion for Humanity & the Earth at Nazareth Farm 

July 2018

Holy Angels Takes Action to Help Puerto Rico’s Recovery

June 2018

AHA President Will Lead Board of Sister Rose Thering Fund

Gifted Vocalist to Study at Manhattan School of Music

Bergen County Woman Sleeps Outdoors to Support Covenant House

Top Scholars Named to Principal’s List & Honor Roll

AHA Welcomed into New Jersey Association of Independent Schools

Newly-minted Holy Angels Alumna Earns Gold Award

Senior Honored by American Association of Teachers of French

Twins Share Award for Contributions to AHA’s Athletic Programs

Student Attends Forum on Women’s Power & Influence

Trio of Teens Recognized for Respectful and Kind Demeanors

Writers Share Their Craft at 20th Annual Poetry & Prose Reading

Angels from Class of 2018 Take Flight

Angels in the Arts Event Is Celebration of Students’ Creativity

May 2018

High School All-American Enjoys ‘Individual Responsibility’ of Tennis»

Student Composer Revels in ‘Serenitree’ Premiere»

First-year Artists Exhibit a Great Deal of Promise»

Holy Angels Club Shares ‘JOY’ with the Community»

Mary Foley Celebrates 50 Years as a School Sister of Notre Dame»

Need a Smile? These Students Will Gladly Share Theirs»

Aprile Bertomo Places in VFW’s District-level Essay Contest»

National Honor Society Receives 85 Teen Scholars from AHA»

Bergen County Resident to Attend Governor’s School in Science»

AHA Educator & Student Will Train for Waksman Program»

April 2018

Angels from Three States Take Part in Fourth Annual Trout Release»

AHA Scholars Recognized by Mahwah’s Mayor»

Students Explore Opportunities at 10th Annual Spring College Fair»

Students Enjoy ‘Bespoke’ Class at Oxford»

Local Teen Helps to Bring 119 Smiles to Ghana»

AHA Students Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking in New Video»

Musicians Bring Eclectic Program to Spectrum in Closter»

Angels Invited to Join National Art Honor Society»

Popular Food Truck Festival Will Return to AHA»

Top-ranked Skier Gathers Momentum in Regional Event»

‘Macbeth’ Casts Shadow on the Holy Angels Stage»

World Language Students Accepted into Multiple Honor Societies»

 

March 2018

Students’ Sculpture & Photography Net National Awards» 

Ballroom Dancers Enjoy Success in National Competition» 

Induction Ceremony Celebrates AHA Scientists; Doyle Presented with Rockland Electric Scientific Achievement Award» 

Commission ‘Veteran’ Shares UN Experience with 2018 Delegates» 

Ides Events Fuel ‘Schools Not Slavery’» 

Awareness Day Highlights Search for Unity, Need to Speak Out» 

Math Honor Society Hosts ‘Pi Day’ Induction Event» 

Multiple Students Inducted into Tri-M Music Honor Society» 

Teens Evaluate STEM Fair Projects» 

AHA Rings Opening Bell for Music in Our Schools Month®» 

Group Encounters Anguish and Beauty at the Mexican Border» 

 

February 2018

Sister Mary Foley Is Women’s History Month Honoree» 

Cardinal Tobin Urges Students to ‘Stay Connected’» 

Robotics Team Makes Bold Move» 

AHA Sends Over $7,000 to Puerto Rico» 

Harvard Model UN Fosters Teens’ Interest in Global Affairs» 

Writers Amass Awards for Poetry, Short Stories, Humor Pieces» 

AHA to Present Musical Version of ‘Catch Me if You Can’» 

Threepeat: AHA Varsity Dancers Win Third National Title» 

Kindness Award Winners Honored by School Community» 

Artists Earn Recognition in Scholastic Art & Writing Competition» 

Schools in Kyoto and Demarest Build on Common Link» 

Angels Earn Early Acceptance & Millions in Scholarships» 

January 2018

Angels Earn Second Consecutive Bowling Title» 

AHA Vocalists Perform in Competitive Choirs» 

AHA’s Plastic Bottle Ban Is Angelic Inspiration for Newark School» 

Holy Angels Students to Attend Harvard Model UN Conference» 

Perry Outreach Reinforces Young Woman’s Interest in Medicine» 

STREAM Lab Opens Space for Collaboration & Discovery» 

Franciscan Sisters Receive the Gift of Art» 

Elena Pulanco Registers 1,000th Career Point in Tournament Play» 

Angelic Outreach Touches Residents of Van Dyk Park Place» 

 

December 2017

AHA Juniors Named Governor’s School Candidates» 

Festive Music Resounds at Christmas Concert» 

Saint Nicholas Day Event Unites Students from Philadelphia, Demarest» 

Holy Angels Students Observe National French Week» 

Sophomores to Cultivate Leadership Talents at HOBY Seminar» 

Volunteer Spreads Smiles of Joy in Ghana» 

Teen Hunger Summit Reveals: Justice Is the Key» 

November 2017

AHA Dancers Continue Their Winning Ways» 

School Community Increases Fundraising Goal for Puerto Rico» 

AHA Cellist and Her Trio Win International Competition» 

Multiple Students Gain Acceptance to Rho Kappa» 

Christie Classic Leaves Audiences Spellbound» 

Historic Moment: Four Angels Will Be Division 1 College Athletes» 

Aprile Bertomo Wins Local Voice of Democracy Competition» 

Alumna Highlights Philanthropists’ Influence on Suffrage Movement» 

Tri-M Musicians Share Talents at Event in Connecticut» 

Coach Howard Schuman Inducted into AHA Sports Hall of Fame» 

Holy Angels Alumnae Recognized for Musical, Athletic Contributions» 

 

October 2017

Sister Nonna Dunphy Scholarship Finalists & Semi-finalists Honored» 

Holy Angels Community Celebrates Foundation Day» 

Holy Angels Student Travels to Malawi for Operation Smile Mission» 

Students Take Roman Holiday for Operation Smile»  

'And Then There Were None' Coming to AHA» 

Holy Angels Community Welcomes Zac, the Goose Dog» 

'Mustard Seed' Memories Now Etched on Angel's Heart» 

AHA Seniors Named Commended Students in 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program» 

Angels Experience International Day of the Girl at the United Nations» 

Social Worker's Book Is Fond Tribute to Beloved Therapy Dog» 

Feast Day Features Kelleher Hall Dedication» 

September 2017

Sophomores Build Homes & Language Skills in Costa Rica» 

School Community Commits to 'Kick the Water Bottle'» 

Holy Angels Sophomore Makes Connection with 'Family' in China» 

Volunteers Find Nazareth Farm Trip Moving & Memorable» 

Clifton Resident Sets Sights on Career in Medicine» 

Educator's Graduate-level Studies Take Her to Oxford University» 

More Than Decor: AITA Art Auction to Benefit AHA Arts Programs» 

Holy Angels Welcomes Performing Arts Department Chairman» 

Holy Angels Opens Doors to Prospective Students» 

Turning the Tables: Educators Become Students at UK Seminars» 

Wine Tasting to Benefit Educational Programs at Holy Angels»  

 

August 2017

AHA Campus Renovations: Excitement is Building!» 

 

June 2017

Class of 2017 Bids Farewell to the Halls of Holy Angels»   

Holy Angels Hosts Reception for Volunteers» 

Three Students Receive Kindness Awards» 

AHA Debaters Finish Season with Team & Individual Awards»  

World Language Students Honored for Performance on National Exams»

Students Return from Service Trip with New Perspectives»

May 2017

Two AHA Students Receive National Merit® Scholarships» 

Whodunit Nets Multiple Metro Award Nominations» 

Fashion-forward Fundraiser Attracts More Than 500 Guests»  

Four Students Earn Sister Catherine Green Kindness Awards» 

Poetry & Prose Reading to Highlight Students’ Creativity» 

Food Truck & Arts Festival Delivers a Delightful Afternoon» 

AHA Golfers Medal at Big North Tournament» 

Service Day Features Muscle, Meals, and Garlic Mustard» 

Middle School Students Earn Prizes in STREAM Competition» 

April 2017

Trout Raised in AHA Classroom Released into Saddle River»

Students Witness History as Malala Becomes UN Messenger of Peace»

Mu Alpha Theta Welcomes AHA Students Who Excel in Mathematics»

Discover AHA’s Advantages at April 26 Open House»

Fujitsu Representatives Visit AHA»

Rupert Holmes Inspires Cast of ‘Drood’ at AHA»

Tri-M Performers Serenade Spectrum Residents and Volunteers»

Angelic Evening Proceeds to Outfit Kelleher Hall Classrooms»

National Art Honor Society’s Membership Increases»

AHA Continues Operation Rice Bowl Tradition»

Music Resonates at the Academy of the Holy Angels»

AHA Celebrates Students’ Diverse Cultures & Traditions»

 

March 2017

United Nations Conference Has Positive Impact on AHA Students» 

World Language Students Gain Entry to Honor Societies» 

Awareness Day at AHA Shines Spotlight on Personal Development» 

AHA Educators Receive Grants to Study in the United Kingdom» 

AHA Students Inducted into Science National Honor Society: Maron Receives Additional Recognition» 

AHA Artists Receive National Silver Medals» 

AHA Students to Attend UN Commission on the Status of Women»

 

February 2017

AHA Engineering Students Help Judge STREAM Fair»

AHA Officials Launch Kelleher Hall Renovation Project»

Kindness Matters at the Academy of the Holy Angels»

AHA Students Named to Principal’s List and Honor Roll»

AHA Community Unites to Provide Hope for Haiti»

AHA Dance Team Captures Second Consecutive National Title»

Alumna Advises Students: Embrace & Enjoy the Gift of an AHA Education»

AHA Vocalist Performs with International Choir at Carnegie Hall»

Arizona Trip to Highlight Immigration Issues»

January 2017

AngelBots Test Their Robot at ‘FIRST® Tech Challenge’ Qualifier Meet»

AHA Seniors Gain Early Acceptance, Offers of $12.7 Million and Counting»

Community Invited to ‘Circle the Cities with Love’ at AHA»

Faculty & Staff Recognized for Length of Service»

Catholic Schools Week to Include Parental Visits, Alumna Speaker»

Holy Angels Students to Take on Global Issues at Harvard Model UN»

Angels Roll Past the Competition, Earn County Bowling Title»

AHA Students Get a Glimpse of Life at Columbia»

December 2016

AHA President Melinda Hanlon Honored by OLMC»

AHA Artists 'Re-gift' with Unconventional Flair»

Early Success of Haiti Campaign Leads to Updated Goal»

Angels Bring Christmas Cheer to Philadelphia»

AHA Aumna Shares Career Information with Communications Class»

AHA Students Named to Principal's List, Honor Roll»

November 2016

Elizabeth Garcia Signs Letter of Intent to Play Basketball at University of Hartford»

AHA Community Unites to Assist Haiti»

AHA Embraces 'Giving Tuesday' Movement»

AHA Marks Foundation Day»

Noel Coward's 'Blithe Spirit' to Be Presented at AHA»

AHA Vocalist to Perform at Carnegie Hall»

Alumnae Enshrined in AHA's Athletic Hall of Fame»

October 2016

AHA ‘Club’ Highlights Inclusion and Unity»

Students Commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers at AHA Feast Day Celebration»

Semi-finalists and Commended Students Named at AHA»

AHA Volunteer Leaves Her Heart in Kenya»

Angels Give Others a Firm Grasp of Their Own Capabilities»

Sister Limétèze to Present Foundation Day Keynote as Alumnae Weekend Begins»

September 2016

Plans for Kelleher Hall Unfold at AHA»

AHA to Host October 2 Open House»

Professional Chef Brings Fresh, Healthy Choices to AHA»

 

May 2016

Convent to be re-named Sister Genevieve Kelleher Hall»

February 2016

Holy Angels Dance Team Makes History»

Holy Angels Performing Children of Eden»

Angels Enable Complete Prosthetic Hand»

AHA Seniors Participate in Advanced Architectural Program in STREAM Program»

AHA Senior Named Finalist in National Merit Scholarship Program»

October 2015

AHA Announces One Semi-Finalist, Three Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program»

Archbishop Hebda Visits Academy of the Holy Angels to Kick Off Proclaim Jubilee Year»

Holy Angels Called to a Summer of Service on Appalachia's Nazareth Farm»

A Higher Calling: Academy of the Holy Angels Appoints New Teacher for 2015 - 2016 School Year»

Two Holy Angels' Seniors Have Been Appointed Junior Commissioners to Bergen County's Commission of the Status of Women (COSW) to Help Local Women in Need»

September 2015

Attend Academy of the Holy Angels' Fall Open House...And Discover Why Women Leaders Begin at AHA » 
Academy of the Holy Angels Welcomes Class of 2019, Its Largest in Recent History » 
High-Achieving Holy Angels Excel as AP Scholars, Demonstrating College-Level Mastery »  
Teamwork Pays Off: Girls' Varsity Soccer Game Raises Funds, Awareness for Childhood Cancer » 
Academy of the Holy Angels Clinches Bergen County High School Varsity Girls' Tennis Championship »

August 2015

Holy Angels Gardeners Harvest Crops for Local Food Bank » 

May 2015

Holy Angels Students Serve on Youth Court »
Silver Key in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition - Poetry »
Silver Key in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Competition - Short Story »
AHA Golfer Wins Tournament » 
AHA Receives Nine METRO nominations » 

April 2015

AHA Arts Group Hosts Food Truck Festival » 
Ruby Kang Wins National Art Award »
International Night »
Food Truck Festival » 

March 2015

AHA Welcomes Poet to School » 
AHA PowerBack Club Raises Awareness » 

February 2015

AHA Dancers Achieve National Recognition »
Demarest's Frank Lucia Celebrates His 105th Birthday With AHA Angels » 
AHA Presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" »

January 2015

AHA - Science and Religion Seminar »  
AHA Welcomes Pro Life Witness »
Holy Angels Dance Team News » 

December 2014

Perry Initiative » 
Flutist Michelle Lu » 
AHA Musicians Spread Holiday Cheer » 

November 2014

AHA Students Build Greenhouse » 
Holy Angels Community Welcomed S. Cathy Arata, SSND »
AHA Athletes Sign Letters of Intent » 
AHA Stages Macbeth »  

October 2014

Holy Angels Students Lobby Congress »
AHA's Vocal Ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall »
Six AHA Seniors Named Commended Students »

September 2014

AHA Students Demonstrate College-Level Achievement

$75,000 grant awarded from the NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness

AHA Open House, Sunday, October 5th

August 2014

Mrs. Laura Kraytem Named Educator of the Year by Operation Smile

July 2014

AHA Students Demonstrate College Level Scholarship

June 2014

Art Restoration Project

AHA Begins Construction on New Turf Field

AHA Celebrates 134th Commencement

May 2014

AHA's Spring Musical Nominated for Eight Metropolitan Awards

AHA Creative Writing Class Holds Reading at Barnes & Noble

AHA Student Chosen to Receive Brian Piccolo Award

Archibishop Hebda Visits AHA

AHA Student Awarded National Merit Scholarship

March 2014

AHA Students Chosen to Speak at UN Conference

February 2014

AHA Students Win 45 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

AHA Soccer Player Signs with Sacred Heart University

January 2014

AHA Announces New President

AHA Musicians Named to Regional Orchestra and Band

AHA Art Club Hosts Fundraiser for Tomorrow's Children Foundation

AHA Dance Team Starts Season with Eight First Place Trophies

December 2013

AHA Students Participate in Rutgers Model UN Conference

Alumna Returns to AHA to Speak About Her Role as Media Lawyer

AHA Science Classes Welcome Pioneer in Fetal Physiology

AHA Student Awarded Best Delegate at Model UN Conference in Budapest

Rabbi and Author Visits AHA World Religion Classes

Carol Fay Honored as Woman of Faith, Woman of Action

November 2013

AHA Sponsors Turkey Drive

Speaker from NJSCPA's Pay It Forward Program Visits AHA

AHA Announces Sister Mary Nonna Dunphy Scholars

October 2013

AHA Teams Up With Rebuilding Together Bergen County

AHA Students Stand Up Against Poverty

AHA Dance Team Hosts Zumbathon

Alana Spendley Named Klett Scholar

AHA Students Commemorate World Smile Day

September 2013

2014 National Merit and Hispanic Scholars Named

AHA Announces 2013 AP Exam Results 

AHA Dance Team Members Named All-American

AHA Teacher Edits World Religion Book

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