AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

October 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Now that the energy of a new school year is beginning to wane, I hope your households are getting into steadier routines. October is traditionally a busy month, and this year is no exception. Did you know that this is our 140th anniversary?! We began our year-long celebration of the school’s inception in 1879 with our “1879 Minutes of Giving.” As always, we celebrated the Feast of the Guardian Angels when we came together to celebrate our first Mass of the year on Wednesday, October 2nd.

Some other notable dates:
Oct 4: Mid-quarter reports are emailed
Oct 6: Open House
Oct 7: Faculty Retreat: no school for students
Oct 14: School Closed—Columbus Day
Oct 16: PSAT Testing Day - 12:30 dismissal and No School for seniors
Oct 17: Coffee and Conversation with Administrators Re: New Schedule
Oct 31: 1st Quarter ends

Thus far, our new schedule is proving to be successful. With fewer interruptions to the daily class schedule, teachers are finding that they are ahead in their curriculums. Students are reporting less stress, and families are reporting healthier school/life balance for their daughters. All year, we will be taking a close look at the changes we’ve made and tweak as necessary. I am offering an evening of coffee and conversation regarding the new schedule on Thursday, October 17th, in the Learning Commons at 7:00 p.m. Come equipped with questions and ready to fill out evaluations.

My hope is that receiving your daughter’s progress report will offer the opportunity for you to discuss your daughter’s learning process, rather than simply the numbers. Students need to reflect on the processes they use and adjust accordingly. Just doing more of the same system may not fix the problem. Also, it is a good time to discuss goals and to ensure that your student is reaching the benchmarks needed to reach those goals. Teachers and counselors are here to offer advice and guidance and the curriculum guide is available on the Office of Academic and College Counseling PowerSchool page.

Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will participate in PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 16th. Please note the 12:30 dismissal! Students will need a good night’s sleep the night before and a healthy breakfast that morning.

Lastly, the School Sisters of Notre Dame are celebrating 186 years as a congregation. We will celebrate with them on Friday the 25th with a beautiful prayer service where we will bear witness to the sisters as they renew their vows. May we be of one heart and one mind as we keep them our prayers for this special occasion.

Sincerely,

Jean Miller

Academy of the Holy Angels

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