AHN 2nd-graders integrated technology into their math lessons this week using Go Math curriculum.
The new learning space will allow our students to be more engaged and will help the teachers think about curriculum differently.
Academy of the Holy Names Athletic Director Kevin Vargas has hired Mr. Bryan Little as head coach of the Academy of the Holy Names Rowing Club (AHNRC).
Our Jaguarettes attended the annual Universal Dance Association camp this summer and placed 3rd in the Small Varsity Division, competing against seven other schools!
AHN's Speech & Debate Team spent the summer at two national tournaments and Sr. Mary Patricia Plumb received her 7th Diamond coaching award!
In May 2017, Captain Daniel Holder IV (A’00) was inducted into the Academy of the Holy Names Athletic Hall of Fame.
Boys in grades 6-8 had the chance to sit down and talk to USF football player Cameron Ruff about standing up for what is right in a society that often presses them to do the opposite. Ruff talked about the role his faith plays in his life, gave tips on making good friends, and reminded the boys that hard work goes a long way.
AHN high school students celebrated Black History Month with a student-run program that included song performances, original poetry and traditional African dances. The girls also had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Clarence Fort talk about segregation and his experience at the Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in.
In February, Dr. Saioa Torrealday (A'96) was inducted into the AHN Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Junior Classical League took home many awards at their Regional Latin Forum!
Congratulations to senior Lizzie Dolan for winning AHN's annual Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest.
The Academy is going green! With the help of our middle school science students we are boosting our recycling and collecting data to show how many water bottles we use as a school.
The Class of 2018 received their class rings in the traditional Junior Ring Ceremony.
Congratulations to our Jaguarettes on two successful performances at the High School Dance Team Regional Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando.
Vinayak Palankar, one of the creators of the Monster Math app, came in and talked to the 4th grade students about the Monster Math app, which students use to practice their math fast facts.
In November, the AHN swim team competed in the 2A State Championships. Through hard work, dedication, and a little inspiration they amassed 159 points for the runner-up team trophy.
Devan Adams and Stacy Filocco presented at the annual Florida Council of Independent Schools convention.
This year's Fall Sports Banquet was one for the books as Coach Craig McConnell was inducted into the AHN Athletic Hall of Fame. The true "father of AHN swimming", Craig was the Academy's first swim coach, partnering with the late Sr. Constance Casey to form the team in 1971. His enthusiasm and skill created a winning combination from the start.
We are proud to announce that our very own AHN student, Rachel Tata, has been accepted into the Carnegie Hall Performance Series which will take place February 2nd-7th.
A group of 24 high school students recently visited the School of Theatre at Florida State University.
The Holy Names Heritage Center, which is adjacent to the Chapel of Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, features four galleries. Current exhibits include the history of the Sisters in Tampa, Sacred Heart Academy, school uniforms through the years, and the other schools the Sisters have run through the years.
The Elementary School kicked off Bullying Awareness Month by wearing blue shirts to show their dedication to help end bullying!
The 2016 Janet Alvarez Female Soccer Player of the Year award was presented to Julia Lester. This award recognizes the outstanding Hillsborough County High School soccer player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence. The recipient epitomizes great leadership ability combined with diligence, perseverance and hard work. Julia is the second AHN soccer player to win this award and the first since Patti Casey in 1986. Congratulations, Julia!
During their weekly PLC meetings, teachers attended MiniEdcamp sessions of their interest ranging from BookCreator and Google Classroom to Nearpod and iMovie. Edcamp is an unconference that allows teachers to meet informally to share and discuss education topics. The Edcamp model provides educators with a sustainable model for learning, growing, connecting and sharing.
Junior Elizabeth Dolan was selected as one of 10 Young Women of Promise by the Athena Society. The program was designed to honor high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their community and show promise of making extraordinary contributions to their communities in the future. Click here to read about Elizabeth in the Tampa Bay Times.
Congratulations to AHN's Thespians for a tremendous job at States last weekend. A special congratulations to Maria Dela Cruz for earning a Superior award and Alejandra Lozano and Talia Sharrieff for earning Excellent awards.
The AP Physics classroom has been bursting with marbles, dominoes, pulleys and creative students for the 2nd Annual AP Physics Contraption Competition! The Contraption Competition is based on the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests inspired by the famous creator of complex machines that accomplish trivial tasks. The competition challenged teams to build the most elaborate and hilarious contraptions that were judged on complexity, design, creativity, humor and team chemistry.
Twenty-two performing arts students enjoyed a great day the University of Florida! Our music students had the privilege of spending the day with Dr. Kesling and the UF Concert Choir. Rachel Tata enjoyed a one-on-one session with Dr. Offerle, and Mutlu G. Citim-Kepic, the Director of Music Admissions, spent some time answering questions. Our dance students were able to experience Modern and African dance classes, our tech students spent their time in the costume and lighting departments, and our theatre students enjoyed working on their monologues in a theatre class.
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!
AHN's Theatre Club had an outstanding showing at districts, receiving four superior ratings. For the first time in AHN history, one of our own earned the best monologue performance of the day--congratulations to senior Alejandra Lozano! Alejandra will represent Troupe 0846 in the showcase at the festival at states. The following students will move on to the state competition in March 2016 to perform their monologues.
- Marie Dela Cruz
- Alejandra Lozano
- Talia Sharrieff
Congratulations to Mrs. Kim Quire, high school physics teacher, for the honor of being awarded a fellowship to attend an Oxford teacher seminar at the University of Oxford, UK, this summer. She will be a part of the “Boundaries of Scientific Knowledge” study group, which explores how cutting edge areas of scientific research can be integrated into classroom teaching at the secondary level.