• AHN Theatre Club Visits NYC Theatre

    Posted January 20, 2016

    AHN Theatre Club students had the wonderful opportunity to experience some incredible Broadway workshops. The workshops were centered around a true broadway rehearsal along with improvisation and focus. Our girls had the pleasure of working with Marisha Wallace, current cast member from the Tony Award winning musical "Something Rotten.” Wallace worked with our students on choreography from the show. They also had the pleasure of working with Broadway veteran and professor at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, Randy Redd. The girls also enjoyed working with Erika Henningsen who portrayed Fantine in Les Miserables. Time was spent at Lincoln Cente, a visit to the Met, a stop at Juilliard and even behind the scenes at Radio City Music Hall!

  • Quarter 2 Esse Quam Videri Recipients

    Posted January 20, 2016

    Freshmen (pictured left to right) Greta Dieck, Rachel Porter and Katie Taulbee were announced as the Esse Quam Videri award recipients for the 2nd quarter. The highly regarded award is presented each quarter to three freshmen who exhibit the traits of Blessed Marie Rose, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Names, and serve as representations of our school motto, "To be, rather than to seem."

  • MS Spelling Bee Winners

    Posted December 7, 2015

    Students in grades 5-8 participated in grade-level finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Rianna Domit (5th grade) won in 50 rounds with insouciance as the winning word. Elizabeth McCree (6th grade) won in 26 rounds with Cheongsam as the winning word. Maya Razdan (7th grade) won in 28 rounds with analogy as the winning word, and Sergio Angel-Riano (8th grade) won in 11 rounds with temerity as the winning word. Congratulations to all of the spellers!

  • HS Spanish Classes Perform for Pre-K Classes

    Posted November 19, 2015

    Spanish 3 Honors classes put on plays in Spanish for our pre-K students--Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood), Los Tres Cerditos (The Three Little Pigs) and Ricitos de Oro (Goldilocks). The best way to encourage use of the target language is to have students present familiar stories. The pre-K classes loved the plays and enjoyed discussing them with the high school students!

  • 8th-Grade Students Work on STEM Design Project

    Posted November 19, 2015

    Our 8th-grade students have been working on their first STEM design project of the year--roller coaster design. Students were asked to design and build a roller coaster using three foam tubes, tape and a marble as the passenger car. During the design of the model roller coasters, students encountered many of the same issues that real-world roller coaster engineers address.

  • Science Simulation

    Posted November 19, 2015

    Our 4th-grade students did a simulation science experiment to introduce them to the concept of carrying capacity. Carrying capacity is the greatest number of consumers that can be supported by the food in an area without damaging the food source. Students simulated themselves as a population of deer foraging for food in its home range. This helped review the concepts of consumers and producers and provided a better understanding of the importance of a food supply in a food chain. Science is always fun at AHN!

  • Elementary Community Service Day Teaches Lesson of Giving Back

    Posted November 6, 2015

    Students in grades pre-K through 8 spent Wednesday, November 4th, participating in AHN's annual Elementary School Community Service Day. In total, the students served more than 20 organizations.

  • 5th-Grade Students Learn 123D Design

    Posted November 3, 2015

    Mrs. Lee and Mr. Tucker introduced 5th-grade students to 123D Design to show them the design process for the 3-D printer. They learned some CAD basics and will be printing three types of catapults using the 3-D printer. The students will conduct multiple trials to test the catapults to see which type will launch an object the farthest. They will also graph the data on a coordinate plane.

  • Students Learn About Life Cycles, Release Butterflies After Hatching

    Posted November 2, 2015

    Mrs. Perez's 3rd-grade class is learning about life cycles in science. The students followed an organism from the first stage of life to adulthood. They had a milkwood plant with three eggs, two of which became larva (caterpillars). The class observed their change into pupas inside the chrysalis until they became butterflies and flew away to begin the life cycle again. The butterflies hatched and were released this morning.

  • 7th-and 8th-Grade Art Elective Classes Create Tape Murals

    Posted October 27, 2015

    Students designed and created tape murals to promote this year’s art show with the theme “Follow Your Passion." In groups, students experimented with tape to show several drawing techniques such as hatching, cross-hatching, stippling and blending. These drawing techniques were used to create line, texture and value in each mural design. These amazing murals can be viewed for the next two weeks in the middle school hallways of AHN, each mural with its own artist statement explaining the concept and meaning of the design.

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