Weekly eNews: October 11, 2018



Last week you should have received a link to a survey regarding the Academy's communication platforms. This survey is an internal evaluation tool intended to review and assess the Academy's school-wide communication efforts. If you have not had a chance to fill-out the survey, I invite you to take a moment to do so. All answers are anonymous, so please be candid in your responses. 


The survey should take no more than 5 to 10 minutes of your time. It will remain open until Friday, October 19th. Thank you for your time and assistance. 




Art Raimo

AHN News

Changing PowerSchool Passwords

The parent username and password for PowerSchool is the same as MyBackPack. Usernames and passwords are set through MyBackPack and pushed to PowerSchool. Please note this can take up to one hour. Passwords cannot be reset at the PowerSchool level. Click here for instructions on changing your My BackPack password.

Key West Gallery Opening

Join us to celebrate the opening of our Key West Exhibition, which showcases the historic arrival of the of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in Florida 150 years ago. A wine-and-cheese reception is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Holy Names Heritage Center Cronen Gallery. To RSVP, please click here


Elementary School News

Extended Day Half-Day Registration

Extended Day will be offered on Thursday, October 25th, from 12:00-6:00 p.m. during Parent-Teacher Conferences. Students not staying for Extended Day should be picked up at noon. There is a $20 fee billed to FACTS for those students who are not already registered for daily Extended Day. The Academy will offer a pizza lunch, however those with dietary restrictions or allergies are encouraged to pack a lunch. If you are dropping off a student during a conference, please sign them in and out with the Extended Day personnel. Please email Courtney Franks with any questions. We are asking that all parents pre-register here by Monday, October 22nd, to ensure that we have enough lunch and coverage. 

Community Service Day Information

Community Service Day is Wednesday, November 14th. This is a day designated for our entire Elementary School to help the less fortunate in our community through various service projects. Lower school families, please click here to view a list of projects and needed donations. Middle school families can click here for a description of the off-campus service sites.

Tribe and Designer Project

In a project that combined both history and engineering, the 4th grade students were separated by classes into "tribes." Their goal was to imagine that they had just arrived in Florida as settlers and had to think about what they would need to survive. With only Florida's natural resources available to them, each tribe was responsible for designing and crafting a prototype object that would help the group meet a basic need. From shelter and fire-pits to clothing and food, the students were challenged to combine their historical knowledge of Florida with design ingenuity. Click here for the full story!


High School News

Reminder: The High School Dads Lunch With Daughters is Friday, October 19th, From 12:55-1:30 p.m.

Junior Parent Coffee

The College Counseling Office invites you to attend one of their Junior Parent Coffee sessions in the 3rd Floor Board Room on Thursday, November 8th, at either 8:30 a.m. or 4:00 pm. Topics include a timeline of junior year, standardized testing, college visits and more. Space is limited, so please RSVP here as soon as possible. Feel free to contact Ms. Dwyer with any questions.

Tampa Bay Case Study

Juniors and their parents are invited to a Tampa Bay Case Study on Sunday, January 13th. It will take place from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Tampa Prep. Be on the lookout for your formal invitation!

Athletics News

High School Basketball Tryouts Are Monday, October 29th, and Tuesday, October 30th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Volleyball Senior Night

On Tuesday, our AHN varsity volleyball team celebrated the hard work and dedication of six of their players at Senior Night! Congratulations to Brianna B., Hannah S., Megan S., Chloe K., Mackenzie K. and Morgan F.


Arts News

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of CATS the Musical

Over 85 students auditioned for CATS and 38 were cast! Please join us in congratulating these great kids! Cats will be performed in the Scarpo Theatre April 4th-7th, 2019, so be sure and save the date! Tickets go on sale in January. 

Broadway Workshop at AHN

AHN will be hosting a Broadway Workshop on June 17th-21st from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Broadway Workshop's summer camp is an authentic, theatrical experience for young performers, ages 9-17, directly from NYC. The camp offers an exciting immersion into the extraordinary world of musical theatre while developing skills as a "triple threat" in acting, singing and dance. Click here to register. Space is limited to the first 50 applicants! Additional camper information populates when you select the number of campers.


AHN Thespians Advance to States

This past Saturday, over 1,000 students from all over the District gathered at Gaither High School to compete in the District Individual Events Festival. Three of our AHN entries earned a superior rating which means they will be moving on to the State competition in March! Please join us in congratulating Victoria H. (A'21), Isabella R. (A'21), Ella J. (A'19), Robin-Sailor Z. (A'19), Allie G. (A'19), and Morgan T. (A'19).


Superhero Plaster Project

Mrs. Abele's fifth grade art class is learning how to use plaster by creating superhero masks! Can you guess who they are? Click here for more photos! 


Parent Association News

Mom's Night Out

It's time for Mom's Night Out! The AHN Mothers Association invites all moms to join them at Pane Rustica on Tuesday, October 16th, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. It will be an evening of delicious food, drinks and fun! And bonus, for all moms who attend, your child(ren) will receive a free-dress pass for Wednesday, October 17th!


Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Want to show gratitude to your child's teachers? Join the Mother's Association on Wednesday, October 24th, to help honor our wonderful AHN teachers, faculty and staff as we provide them a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon catered by BubbaQue's BBQ! You can lend a hand by donating supplies or raffle prizes, helping to setting up, serving, and/or assisting in cleaning up.  Click here to signup for the event. All help is appreciated!

Thank You To Our Dads Club For Hosting "Donuts with Dads!" What a Sweet Treat To Start the Day! 


Upcoming Events



Friday, October 12th

-8th Grade Retreat, 7:30 a.m. (Day Spring)


Sunday, October 14th

-Dads Club Pick-Up Basketball, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Gym)


Tuesday, October 16th

-Mothers Association Social, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Pane Rustica)
-Auction Meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (3rd Floor Board Room)


Wednesday, October 17th

-4th Grade Dads/Kids Breakfast, 7:00 a.m.
(Goody Goody, 1601 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33606)


Thursday, October 18th

-ES Community Service Day Planning Mtg, 8:00 a.m. (Brady Center South)


Friday, October 19th

-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet open, 8:05-9:00 a.m. (MacDill House)


High School


Sunday, October 14th

-Dads Club Pick-Up Basketball, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (Gym)


Tuesday, October 16th

-Mothers Association Social (Pane Rustica)
-Sophomore Retreat, 8:00 a.m. (Mary Help of Christians)
-Auction Meeting, 8:30-9:30 a.m. (3rd Floor Board Room)


Friday, October 19th

-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet open, 8:05-9:00 a.m. (MacDill House)
-HS Dads Lunch with Daughters, 12:55- 1:30 p.m. (Brady Center)




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