Weekly eNews: ´╗┐September 14, 2017




It was nice to see the students back in school today after a week's absence. Hurricane Irma did give us quite a scare but in the end everything worked out better than expected. The school sustained no damage other than a few fallen branches and some other yard debris. I know some of you were not as fortunate. I hope and pray your lives are returning to normal.


Typically, the Academy follows Hillsborough County when it comes to school closing but in this case we decided to open sooner. The county has issues the Academy does not have. It has schools in many different neighborhoods, some of which may still be without power and others may have been used temporarily as shelters. We lost power for a very short time and we used the past few days to clean up the campus to ensure we would be ready to welcome back our students.


As I responded to one of our freshmen who informed me via an email that she was still without power and was unable to use her iPad or MacBook, our teachers will be understanding regarding homework and will work with their students to get them back up to speed.  We will do our best to provide students who need to charge their devices an opportunity to do so. Any student who is unable to attend school on Thursday and Friday due to storm-related issues will receive an excused absence.


Many people are saying we were lucky and that we dodged a bullet. That's certainly true, but in my mind it was more than that. I can't tell you the number of emails and texts I received from people near and far informing me they were praying for us. I believe in the power of prayer and there is no doubt that the prayers helped. On Friday morning, we will gather as a community in the Brady Center for a Mass of Thanksgiving. It will give us the opportunity as a school community to come together to thank God for hearing our prayers and the prayers of our many friends and benefactors.




Art Raimo

AHN News

An All-School Mass of Thanksgiving Will Be Celebrated Tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Please Ensure Students Dress Accordingly.

New Family Breakfast and Lunch Rescheduled

The New Family Breakfast and Lunch with the President, planned for September 15th, has been rescheduled to Friday, September 22nd. Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. Both events, open to all new families, will take place in the Gallery of the Bailey Family Center for the Arts. Parking will be available on the West Drive (Southeast Entrance) on MacDill Avenue. Please RSVP to JoAnne Linkner, as soon as possible. We hope to see you there! 

Spike and Splash T-shirt Sales Extended Through Sunday

Spike and Splash for the Cause will be here before we know it! The event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd. T-shirts are on sale now through Sunday for $15. Click here to order.


Elementary School News

Chain Reaction Fundraiser Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow for the Chain Reaction Fundraiser, a field day benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The admission is $5 per student; adults are free and family and friends are welcome to attend. Each pre-sale ticket receives a "Cailin Strong" bracelet and proceeds up to $5,000 are being matched by the Cancer Cures Now foundation. We hope to see you there! To purchase tickets or sign-up to volunteer, click here.



ES Date Changes Due to Storm Closures:

  • 8 Day has been rescheduled to Monday, September 18th.
  • The Junior Beta Induction has moved to Thursday, September 21st, at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel.
  • Picture Day for all grades has been rescheduled to Monday, September 25th.

High School News

Cinderella Audition Updates

Students scheduled to audition for Cinderella on Friday, September 8th, will now audition on Friday, September 22nd. Students scheduled for Monday, September 11th, are now scheduled for Monday, September 25th. Email Mrs. Kimbler with any questions. 

BAAIS College Fair 2017

You're invited to attend AHN's 21st Annual College Fair, hosted in conjunction with the Bay Area Association of Independent Schools. The fair will take place on Sunday, October 1st from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at The Coliseum in Downtown St. Pete. Click here for more information.

HS Date Changes Due to Storm Closures:

  • The final day to drop/add classes will be extended to the end of the day this Tuesday, September 19th. Please remember that students must maintain a C- or better to remain in an honors level course.

  • Club registration is open until the end of the day on Monday, September 18th.

  • Junior Ring ordering has been postponed until lunch next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, September 19th-21st.

  • "I Know What You Made Last Summer" Art Exhibit Opens Tomorrow, September 15th at 3:30 p.m.


Parent Association News

Black and White By the Bay Volunteer Orientation Meeting 

Welcome back, auction enthusiasts! If you thought attending the Black & White By the Bay Auction was a blast, then you'll really enjoy being a part of the team that helps to create the event of the year! Share your talents, meet new friends, and most importantly, make a difference. All new families are welcome! Join us on Tuesday, September 19th, at 8:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Board Room to learn how you can make a difference while having a great time. Can't make it to the meetings? No problem, there are still plenty of ways you can be involved! Check here weekly for more information.


Trunk-or-Treat Update

The Orientation Committee Meeting for Trunk-or-Treat has been rescheduled to Tuesday, September 26th, at 8:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Board Room. Come be a part of this spooktacular event! Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events



Friday, Sept. 15th

-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet Open, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
-Chain Reaction Field Day, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (AHN Field)


Monday, Sept. 18th

-8 Day


Tuesday, Sept. 19th

-Auction Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (3rd Floor Board Room)


Thursday, Sept. 21st

-ES Community Service Day Planning Meeting, 8:00-10:00 a.m. (Brady Center South)

-Junior Beta Induction, 6:00 p.m. (Chapel)

-8th Grade Parents Washington, D.C. Trip Information Night, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (MS STEAM Commons-M123)

High School


Friday, Sept. 15th

-"I Know What You Made Last Summer" Art Exhibit, 3:30 p.m.


Monday, Sept. 18th

-Last Day of Club Registration


Tuesday, Sept. 19th

-Auction Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (3rd Floor Board Room)

-Junior Ring Ordering (Lunch)

-Final Day to Add/Drop Classes


Wednesday, Sept. 20th

-Junior Ring Ordering (Lunch)


Thursday, Sept. 21st

-Junior Ring Ordering (Lunch)


Friday, Sept. 22nd

-Junior Retreat, 7:30 a.m. (Dayspring)


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