Weekly eNews: ´╗┐September 28, 2017



I have been involved in education for a long time now and I cannot remember a year that started off the way this one has. Thus far, we have been on quite an emotional roller coaster but the silver lining has been the way in which our community has responded to those in need both near and far. As Thomas Groome writes in his book Will There Be Faith?, "To be 'catholic' calls a community to include all people in its hospitality and care. It demands that we reach out in love to everyone, the neighbors next door and those on the far side of the world. It means to care without borders." We are fortunate to live and work in such a caring community; our families always have been supportive of the Academy and I am calling upon you once again to show that support.


By now, you have received an invitation to the Blessed Marie Rose/Academy Ascending Dinner event on October 10th at the Jewish Community Center. At this event, we will be sharing plans for the renovation of the Bayshore Building. This re-imaging of our campus is now much closer to completion but we need your help. Admission to this event is complimentary, so I am asking you to join us to learn more about this exciting project and to prayerfully consider supporting at whatever level you are able. Please click here to register now. 


The Sisters of the Holy Names have been serving the greater Tampa Bay community faithfully since 1881. Two of their core values are hospitality and education in the faith. The first one has been on display in our community in ways big and small for a long time but never more vividly than at the start of this school year. As far as the second one is concerned, it is why the school exists. There is nothing more important than the care we show day-in and day-out for our students. We pledge to continue to make education in the faith central to our mission of providing the best possible spiritual, academic and social experience for your children.




Art Raimo 


AHN News

Spike and Splash is This Tuesday!

Mark your calendars! Spike and Splash for the Cure is this Tuesday, October 3rd. Since 2010, our students have raised more than $60,000 for Moffitt. Along with raising money through ticket sales, there will also be a high school bake sale benefiting the cause on Monday, October 2nd and Tuesday, October 3rd. Please come cheer on our athletes as they show their support for those affected by breast cancer. Students who purchased a 2017 Spike and Splash t-shirt can wear them on Tuesday for a free dress day. (ES wear free dress bottoms/HS wear uniform bottoms)


  • JV Volleyball vs. Cardinal Mooney (gym), 5:30 p.m.
  • Swimming & Diving vs. Plant High School (pool), 6:30 p.m.
  • Varsity Volleyball vs. Cardinal Mooney (gym), 7:00 p.m.

President Art Raimo Updates Us in His Annual State of the School Address

Elementary School News

Save the Date: Middle School Social October 6th

Join the middle school student council for a social on Friday, October 6th. The event will take place from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Brady Center. Tickets are $5 and include food, games, a movie and more! For questions, please email Mr. Romero.

The Junior Beta Induction Ceremony Has Been Rescheduled to Monday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Please Have Students Arrive No Later Than 5:30 p.m.

High School News

Quarter Notes Perform at Honor Flight

´╗┐Our Quarter Notes took time out of their weekend to perform patriotic songs at an Honor Flight event to thank the service men and women who served faithfully in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan. These honorable veterans are too ill to make the trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials crafted in their honor, so the girls helped them celebrate at home!


Father-Daughter Dance

Join the student council at their Halloween Father-Daughter Dance on Friday, October 20th. Throw on your favorite costume fitting the theme "In My Glory Days..." and head to the Brady Center! The event runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and is $35 per ticket. Please fill out the attached table setting and have your student return it along with payment to Mrs. VP by October 4th. 

Athletics News

Swim Team Honors Cailin at Senior Night

The AHN Swim Team payed tribute to their friend and teammate, Cailin Cannella, at Senior Night. Students, family and friends joined the swimmers and Coach Bill Shaffer for the girls 100 yard breast stroke. The 5th lane was left open in missing swimmer formation to honor Cannella.


MS Cross Country Runners Qualify for States

Congratulations to our middle school cross country team for an amazing meet on Saturday. The top three runners have qualified for states!

  • 1st- Andrew F.
  • 3rd- Hannah L.
  • 4th- Mary T.
  • 8th- Emmy G.
  • 10th- Isabella P.
  • 11th- Alayna P.

Parent Association News

Black and White By the Bay Volunteer 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, October 3rd 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.


Mothers Association First Friday 

Calling all middle and high school parents! Join the Mothers Association for a wine tasting at Redneck Wines on Friday, October 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Make it a girls' night, or bring along your spouse--all parents are welcome! If you are a high school parent please RSVP to Mercedes Suarez Solar. Middle school parents, please RSVP to Lisa Hodgdon.

Trunk-or-Treat Registration is Live!

Trunk or Treat registration is now live! Join us on October 29th for a fun Halloween evening at AHN with other middle and elementary school families. Click here to register.

Upcoming Events



Friday, Sept. 29th

-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet Open, 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Monday, Oct. 2nd

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


Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

-ES Individual Pictures Make-Up Day
-Spike and Splash (Gym/Pool)
-Auction Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m. (3rd Floor Board Room)


Friday, Oct 6th.

-ES Progress Reports
-All-School Feast of Blessed Marie Rose Mass, 8:00 a.m. (Brady Center)

-MS Social, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Brady Center)
-MS & HS Parent Wine Tasting - First Friday
6:00-8:00 p.m. (Redneck Wine Co.)



High School 


Friday, Sept. 15th

-Jag Shop/Clothes Closet Open, 8:30-10:30 a.m.


Sunday, Oct. 1st

-BAAIS College Fair, 1:00 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 2nd

-Meeting for All Potential Missionaries, 3:00 p.m. (Brady Center North)


Tuesday, Oct. 3rd
-Spike and Splash (Gym/Pool)

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


Thursday, Oct. 5th

-Senior Day of Recollection, 8:00- 10:00 a.m. (AHN)


Friday, Oct. 6th
-All-School Feast of Blessed Marie Rose Mass, 8:00 a.m.(Brady Center)
-MS & HS Parent Wine Tasting - First Friday
6:00-8:00 p.m. (Redneck Wine Co.)



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