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October 17, 2014

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Attendance Policy Reminder
Parents: Please read carefully our attendance policy located on pages 26-30 in our student handbook. Your support will help us be certain your daughter is safe and where she needs to be each day. The handbook states: A parent or guardian is requested to either call the school attendance office at 713-219-5413 or email attendance@st-agnes.org between 8-9 a.m. in the event of a student’s absence; otherwise parents will be called. If your daughter will be absent for any reason, please follow this policy and notify the school as soon as possible. If it is an anticipated absence, your daughter must also notify her teachers in advance. If you have any questions regarding our attendance policy, please contact Betty Hale, Attendance Coordinator.

Upcoming Parent Meeting
The Center for Wellness and Student Support is partnering with the Dean of Students Office to offer this important information focusing on the health and well-being of our students. The first evening program, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the St. Agnes Strake Family Cafeteria, is open to all parents and focuses on adolescent risky behaviors and substance use. Crystal Collier, Director of the Behavioral Health Institute at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston will share her vast knowledge of the current trends in adolescent substance use and the possible warning signs to be aware of in your daughter. Our new drug testing policy will be explored and discussed.

Fall Play: Eurydice

Join us for Eurydice, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8, Nov. 14 & 15 in the courtyard. St. Agnes Academy has moved to an online ticketing system for their performing arts events. Eurydice will be their first event with the new system. Click here to purchase your ticket online today. General admission is $15. There will be limited sales at the door prior to the show, based on availability. 

Introducing Comedy Sportz
New to St. Agnes, Comedy Sportz is part of an improv training league of high schools that compete through improvisational performances that combine showmanship and sportsmanship. Don't miss their first show, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at Strake Jesuit Lowman Theater. The first show will be a scrimmage with team members competing against each other in an improv format.

Double Triple Trio at Renaissance Festival
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to hear the beautiful harmonies of our students! The Texas Renaissance Festival will feature our Double Triple Trio - St. Agnes Triple Trio and Strake Jesuit Triple Trio the weekends of October 18-19, November 1-2, and November 22-23.   

Parent/Daughter Audition Workshop
Is your daughter interested in auditioning for any of our St. Agnes productions, St. Agnes choir, or have an interest in studying theatre and/or music at the college level? If so, join performing arts parents and teachers 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 in the Choir Room. Several topics will be covered including: audition etiquette and dress, etiquette for working with accompanists, audition requirements and procedures for SAA and for college, and other valuable information for parents of students auditioning.

counselors' corner

 This week's Counselors' Corner looks at:

  • Ask the Wellness Counselors
    There is a new link on our Counselors' page called "Ask the Wellness Counselors" to remind you there are no silly questions. Visit our page and fill out the form to start a conversation.
  • Ninth Grade Academic Overview
    Today, ninth graders will be hearing a presentation from their counselors on GPA importance, resume building, and more.
  • Catholic High Schools College Fair Follow Up
    240 colleges and universities joined us Oct. 8. We hope our attendees enjoyed the evening.
  • Homework and Studying
    At the end of each first quarter, faculty and the Counseling Department, along with the Academic Dean, convene to discuss students who are struggling academically. Read more about homework's heavy role in this conversation on our website.
Read the full articles at Counselors' Corner.
club news

Mothers' Club 

Join us at our next meeting for fellowship, fun, and information 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29! Sr. Jane will update us on the recently approved master plan. And if you're wondering about that big banner on the front of the school, Stephanie Crowl, Director of Communications, will be filling us in on the exciting new marketing campaign at St. Agnes.

We need many hands to assemble toiletry bags for distribution by Martha’s Kitchen. We still need toiletries to complete 300+ bags for Martha's Kitchen. Specific needs include travel size shampoos and oral care items (toothbrushes, travel toothpaste, and floss). 

Attention Junior Parents
The junior class sponsored Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon is Tuesday, Nov. 18. We need help baking homemade desserts and serving the faculty and staff from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Homemade goodies can be dropped off in the Fleming Room by the rotunda.  Please email Teri Kelley if you are able to bring homemade baked goods or want to help that day. This is a great opportunity to show the faculty and staff how much you appreciate what they have done for your daughter!

Thank you parents for signing up to volunteer through our online survey! We appreciate your willingness to help. Committee heads will be contacting you soon.

Dads' Club

Father/Daughter Mass and Brunch
We look forward to seeing everyone at this Sunday’s event hosted by the Dads' Club.  Here is the schedule:

• 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Check-in and photos available. Bring photo order form with you to save time.
• 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Mass
• 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Brunch

Location: Westin Houston Memorial City (4th floor), 945 Gessner Rd. Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Harding.

Booster Club
Volleyball Senior Night is coming up on Thursday, Oct. 23! Come cheer on our girls as they play Awty.  

Join us for the next Booster Club meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 on the back field in the temporary building. Bring your ideas and come hear what's new with the Booster Club. Questions? Contact President Gina Sessums for more information.


spirit store


The weather is slowly changing and the cooler temps are coming. The St. Agnes Spirit Store is prepared. Are you? We have knit beanies, knit Heidi caps, knit Spirit Fingerz, fleece headbands and more! Show your spirit and support of St. Agnes Academy with our winter weather merchandise.

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