SAA Blood Drive: Calling all parents, faculty, staff, and students! The National Honor Society needs YOU to help save three lives by donating blood at our second semi-annual blood drive. The blood drive will be conducted by St. Luke’s and will take place 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at SAA. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, click here and use Donor Group Code 1470. Donors must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. Students may donate only during an open lab or with her teacher’s permission.
Raffle Collection: The next scheduled raffle collection is Tuesday, Feb. 28 at lunch. Students must have 200 or more tickets turned in by Mar. 8 in order to qualify for the second Raffle Holiday, Mar. 9. If you would like more information on the raffle or to opt-out, please click here.
AP World History Placement Test - March 3: Rising sophomores interested in enrolling in AP World History are required to take a placement test 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 3 in the cafeteria. Students must sign up outside Kellie Farrell's classroom by Tuesday, Feb. 28 to take the test. The test will take about two hours. Test preparation documents will be emailed Thursday, Mar. 1 to all who sign up. There will be a make-up date for the placement test for those students who have a serious conflict. Questions? Contact Kellie Farrell.
Algebra Summer Review Course: Students entering Algebra 2 this fall are invited to a two-week refresher course 9 a.m.-noon, June 4-15 focusing on important topics from Algebra 1. Students can start the upcoming year in math with confidence and a stronger foundation. For registration forms, contact your daughter’s current math teacher. The course is $135 per student.
For more information, contact Kathi Thompson.
Help the Green Club!: The Green Club is looking for flowers, soil and NEW pots for our Earth Week activities. If you are interested in donating any of these items, please contact Jocelyn Vincent. St. Agnes ranks third out of more than 600 high schools in the U.S. for recycled small electronics. Green Club is still collecting cell phones, toner, ink cartridges, laptops, etc. Please bring these items to S201. The week of Mar. 5, large electronics such as VCRs, DVD players, flat screen tvs, monitors, cables, chargers, batteries, coffee pots, etc. may be dropped off in the rotunda. Items do not need to work.
The Pajama Game: Mark your calendars for the SAA/SJ production of The Pajama Game. This family-friendly musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell will be presented at 7:30 p.m Feb. 24-25, March 2-3, with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m Feb. 26. Tickets are $10 and will be sold during lunch at SAA on Thursday and Friday the week of the musical, in the SJ Spirit Store and at the door. If a St. Agnes student purchases a ticket in advance, she will receive a wrist band and may wear pajama pants to school on Friday, Mar. 2. Questions? Contact us for ticket reservations and more information.
Trip to Italy!: Enjoy your summer dream tour of Italy with SAA parents, teachers, and students departing May 31. Expert guides combined with creatively designed tours and experienced tour leader and art history teacher, Laura Costa, will enrich your visit to each site. For more information please contact Laura Costa.
Parent Reflection Sheet for Class of 2013: All rising seniors must complete a self-reflection sheet and resume that assists their college counselor in writing their letter of recommendation to colleges and universities. We give parents the opportunity to share their thoughts on their daughter by completing a parent reflection sheet. We ask that parent reflection sheets be returned to the counseling office by Friday, Mar. 9.
Jesuit Excellence Tour: St. Agnes Academy will host 16 of the Jesuit colleges and universities on our campus on Monday, Feb. 27 during third period. The old gym will be set up for a mini-college fair for our junior students. The juniors must sign up in the counseling office so that they may be excused from class that day to attend the fair. We encourage all of our juniors to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Click here to see the list of colleges in attendance.
The Archdiocese of Galveston Houston’s Steps for Students 5K fun run is at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 18 at the University of Houston - Central Campus. The Dads' Club will host a team tent in the Catholic School's Village where we will be serve refreshments before and after the race. This is a great opportunity to spend some time with your daughter or your whole family. To learn more and sign up click here, and make sure to register under St. Agnes Academy. To volunteer, contact Joe Berno.
Join us March 3 for the annual father-daughter service project at the West Houston Assistance Ministry (WHAM) at 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston. More details to follow.
The 2012 SAA Gala "La Bella Notte" is March 24. The Dads' Club helps with logistics on this event. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Cris Reyes.
Our next Dads' Club meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday, Mar. 5 in the SAA cafeteria.
-Richard Becker, Dads' Club president
Thanks to all the fabulous volunteers who helped with the very hectic raffle collection this week! We hope you all enjoy your day off!
Join us for the annual Mothers' Club Retreat, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Mar. 30 at the Cenacle Retreat House. Please send $40 to Caren Steffes at 21219 Lochmere Lane, Katy, TX 77450 if you plan to attend. Charleen Katra, Associate Director of Ministry with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston will speak, followed by lunch and a mass with Fr. R.B. Williams. We plan to work on a philanthropy project for the Dominican Sisters of Houston. Questions? Call Caren Steffes at 281.647.6498 or Lisa Schoolfield at 281.579.3290.
Looking foward to the Senior Style Show on Monday! Hope to see you there!
Join us at the next Mothers' Club meeting is at noon Wednesday, Feb. 29.
-Nancy Loncarich, Mothers' Club President
Athletics & Booster Club
All three winter sport teams won last weekend and are still in the hunt for a state title. Our soccer team won in a shoot out and the basket ball team beat St. Pius X by 30 points! Both our soccer team and our swimming and diving team will compete this weekend in San Antonio for the state title and both teams are in a very good position to win. The basketball team plays Ursuline Academy of Dallas 1 p.m. tomorrow at home. We need a full house to cheer our girls on!
Our spring sports are off to a great start with the tennis team having one of the best opening seasons ever. Please remember that we have finalized our Winter Sports Banquet plans. If you did not RSVP please return the form as soon as possible. All winter athletes and parents are invited.
Therese Whaley, Booster Club President
Spring has sprung, the rain is back, and the Spirit Store now carries two styles of umbrellas with our logo. We have received new shipments of fleece lined zip jackets, tiger paw shorts in sizes YL (14-16) to Adult XL and our very popular black and gold PJ’s for students and adults alike. Come and see our convertable handle coffee mugs as well our new tumbler cups. These are a must for all athletic events, along with our beautiful stadium seats and stadium cushions.
Easter and graduation are right around the corner and we hope you will keep in mind our beautiful silver Veritas charms and chains as well as our woven sofa throws which can be embroidered with names, initials and the graduation year. Both items are proving to be very popular for our graduating seniors as well as our alumnae.
Click here to browse our new online store to see the many items we carry.
The Spirit Store will be open for the following events:
-Friday Feb. 24 for the St. Agnes Spring Musical at 7:30 p.m.
Store Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
During store hours, contact Marina Cernoch at 713-219-5486
After store hours, contact Leland McKinney at 713-219-5461
Online Spirit Store