Parents Give Holy Angels Top Marks for Supportive Distance Learning Program

Posted by the AHA Communications Department: May 18, 2020

The moment distance learning began, it was clear Holy Angels would rise above the COVID-19 self-quarantine and social distancing and continue the Academy’s 140-year mission to educate young women. AHA’s leaders initiated a structured, online school day complete with professional instruction in real time, and “office hours” for students seeking additional guidance. Faculty members rose to the occasion, mastering new technology and devising creative ways to keep students engaged. Read More

Making the Move to Growth Mindset

Posted by Natasha Dhanrajani, AHA Class of 2022: April 26, 2020

Before I entered the Academy of the Holy Angels, I never knew about fixed and growth mindsets. In middle school, I tended not to ask many questions in my classes because I would feel too embarrassed when I was unable to understand a concept that other classmates could. It can be hard to know what questions to ask.  Read More

AHA Librarian Facilitates Distance Learning

Posted by AHA Librarian Catherine Korvin: April 22, 2020

Hello everyone! It’s Mrs. Korvin. Despite the coronavirus crisis causing the doors of the AHA library to be closed temporarily, I continue to consult online to sustain our library services. I have been busy answering students’ questions about what resources to use for classes and what criteria to apply in their selections. I am also teaching Modern Language Association formatting, correcting numerous works cited pages, and sharing newly available digital content with students and staff.  Read More

Facing COVID-19 Together

Posted by The Communications Team, Academy of the Holy Angels: April 6, 2020

At a time when COVID-19 has increased the complexities of life throughout the world, the leaders from the Academy of the Holy Angels remain ready to teach, learn, and reach out to those within the AHA community and beyond. Read More

Counting Our Blessings

Posted by The Communications Team, Academy of the Holy Angels: March 30, 2020

Anna May Thurchak, an English teacher at the Academy of the Holy Angels, devised a simple and powerful way to remind students to connect with nature and count their blessings. Her lesson was particularly poignant since it took place shortly after the Academy launched distance learning to help halt the spread of COVID-19. Read More

AHA Diversity Council Focuses on Inclusivity

Posted on AHA Awareness Day: March 11, 2020

Inclusivity, respect, and understanding are some of the messages the Academy of the Holy Angels Diversity Council strives to share. Here is what a few council members have to say. What is diversity? Adriana, Brigid, Cameryn, and Liz describe diversity as the differences present in a group of people. Differences can include race, religion, ethnicity, culture, age, language, sexual orientation, gender, ability/disability, values, and socio-economic status; but there is more. Read More

You Gotta Have Heart! Keep Yours Healthy

Posted by Marie Buckey, RNC, MSN, School Nurse, Academy of the Holy Angels: February 6, 2020

February is National Heart Health Month. In the past, the medical community concentrated on men, but heart health is also a critical issue for women. Did you know that heart health declines as early as your teen years? Known risk factors include alcohol, tobacco, vaping, lack of regular exercise, and obesity. Girls, more often than boys, are inactive and overweight. These are the two biggest hurdles to heart health. Read More

Make Them Laugh: What Every Stand-up Comedian Should Know

Posted by Carol Laux, AHA Class of 2021: January 15, 2020

When I was asked to write this entry, I was shocked. A comedian. Me. My 60 seconds of fame at the Holy Angels Talent Show last year was the first time I had ever brought my material onstage. Now someone wanted me to give advice about the whole experience? I hardly knew what I was doing myself. That being said, if anything I say could help another aspiring funny person, I’m happy to share everything I know. Here are my tips. Read More

Kay's Top Five Technology Gifts

Posted by Kayla Pringle, AHA Class of 2020: December 9, 2019

As the holiday season comes around once again, we all need gift ideas for those who are dear to us! In this age of technology, it can be extremely difficult to think of great gifts that cater to the wishes of those we love. Here are my favorite technology themed gifts that could make your favorite people joyous, too! Read More

Build Great Relationships and Share the Positive Energy

Posted by AHA Social Worker Sister Mary Foley, SSND, MSW: November 15, 2019

Relationships should be life-giving. No matter how old we are, the friends we make and keep are those people who make us better. When we are with them, we feel good inside. That feeling encourages us to spend more time with them. Healthy relationships form when we do and say things that are positive and helpful. When we are children, our friends are usually our siblings and other children with whom we share experiences. As teens, our circle widens and we are exposed to others who may come from different backgrounds and family systems. At this point, we realize that some people are positive influences in our lives, while others seem to be more negative. Read More

Tips from A Savvy Sophomore

Posted by Alexa Watson, AHA Class of 2022: October 15, 2019

As a freshman first coming to the Academy of the Holy Angels, just thinking the words “high school” could fill me with panic. I now understand that apprehension was unnecessary. Here are few tips I wish I had been given at the start of my freshman year. There are two main keys to success at AHA: time management and organization. The first -- and probably the most important -- step to being successful here is exercising good time management, so you can handle the large workload and still participate in other activities. I play volleyball in the fall, so I had to learn good time management the first week. Read More

 

Oxford Course Is Tailor Made for AHA Students

Posted by AHA English Department Chair Nancy Schneberger: September 15, 2019

When I learned about the opportunity to design a critical thinking program with an oral presentation minor at Oxford, I leapt at the chance. It was exciting to think that we could provide Holy Angels students with the unique opportunity to learn at one of the most eminent universities in the world! I hoped to include a variety of practical experiences for AHA girls to develop cross-curricular skills, such as the ability to analyze, to apply objective standards to decision making, to question and challenge ideas effectively, and to predict rationally. Read More

 

 

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