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April 17, 2015

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Loan Applications Due
Loan Applications are due for both tuition loans and laptop loans from Frost Bank. A separate Frost Bank loan program request form must be completed for each type of loan requested and returned to Frost Bank on or before May 1, 2015. 

Graduation Announcements
Each senior is allocated 10 seats at the graduation ceremony. If you ordered graduation announcements, please note that they are to announce your daughter’s graduation from SAA and are not invitations. These are not invitations to the graduation ceremony. This is our largest graduating class and seating must be limited to 10 per graduate. Please also keep in mind that our venue this year is Strake Jesuit’s Competition Gym and the majority of the seating is stadium/bleacher seats which are not suitable for everyone. We encourage you to limit your guests to immediate family who are able to navigate seating in the gymnasium.

Summer Athletics Camps
Summer Athletics Camps for a variety of sports are now open for registration. Register online!

Tiger Girls Spring Show
Come join us for "Tiger Girls Just Want to Have Fun" 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, April 17-18 in the St. Agnes Auditorium. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults and $5 for students. Kids under 5 are free!

SAA/SJ Mixed Chorus Spring Concert
Hear the fabulous voices of this wonderful ensemble, 
2 p.m. Sunday, April 19 in the St. Agnes Auditorium. Enjoy selections recently performed while on tour in NYC, as well as favorites from the 2014-2015 season. Refreshments will be served afterward. Admission is free.

Spring Concert "Solisti"
St. Agnes/Strake Jesuit Orchestra present their Spring Concert "Solisti" 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Parsley Center at Strake Jesuit. General admission is $10 at the door, children free for ages 12 and under and $8 pre-sale at the SJ Spirit store.

Junior Ring Ceremony
St. Agnes Academy will hold its Junior Ring Ceremony 8:15 a.m. Friday, May 15 in the auditorium. A breakfast reception will follow in the Strake Family Cafeteria at SAA for junior students, their parents, and their special guests. For more information, including student dress code, visit us online.

Algebra Review Summer Course
The Algebra Summer Review Course is a two-week course designed for students entering Algebra 2 in the fall of 2015. This refresher course focuses on important topics from first-year algebra so that students can start the upcoming year in math with confidence and a stronger foundation. Dates are June 1-12 and cost is $250. Registration is online. For more information, contact your daughter’s current math teacher or Kathi Thompson.

counselors' corner

This week, Counselors' Corner looks at several important issues coming up. To read these articles in their entirety, visit Counselors' Corner.

  • College Fit Workshop
  • Junior Parents- Student Reflection A
  • Freshmen Parents- ERB

Read the full articles at Counselors' Corner.

club news

Mothers' Club

The Mothers' Club is working on the Mentor Mom program for the 2015-2016 year and we need volunteers to serve as Mentor Moms. This fun program helps incoming 9th grade moms transition to St. Agnes. Grab a friend and sign-up to mentor this coming year. Contact Kate Brem or Jennifer Perque if you can help or have questions.

Are you interested in becoming more involved at SAA? The Mothers' Club has several board and committee chair positions to fill for the upcoming year. These positions require just a small time commitment so please consider joining this wonderful group of ladies! Contact Debbie Sohmer for more information.

Mark your calendars for a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and last Mothers' Club meeting of the year 11:30 a.m. May 6. In addition to honoring our volunteers with some light-hearted awards, Rebecca Brady, Associate Academic Dean will be speaking on new class offerings and schedule changes for the 2015-2016 school year. All moms are invited to attend for fun, fellowship, and information!

Dads' Club

Upcoming Dads' Club events:

  • UPDATE: New Date for Powder Puff Football Cookout- April 22. The annual Powder Puff game between this year's seniors and juniors at the East Campus Athletics Complex has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 22. We need dad volunteers to line judge, keep score, cook and serve free food and water to our daughters and guests. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. and volunteer dads arrive at 3:30 p.m. If your daughter is playing or watching, please email Joe Berno if you wish to help.
  • May 4,  6 - 8 p.m. The next Dads’ Club meeting begins with a BBQ dinner in the SAA cafeteria, followed by the business meeting. At 7 p.m. Sr. Jane will deliver the keynote and we will welcome the incoming ninth grade and transfer dads and discuss next year’s activities. We look forward to seeing you.
  • May 24, 4 p.m. The end of the year is near and for our senior daughters their final chapter at St. Agnes is coming to a close. The Dads’ Club is looking for a few volunteers to be ushers at the graduation ceremony at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Strake Jesuit competition gym. For more info, or if you would like to volunteer, please email Brian Middleton.

Check out the Dads' Club webpage for the list of activities and join us for some fun. If you have any questions or if you would like to talk to a current Dads’ Club board member send us a note at stagnesdads@gmail.com

Booster Club

Join us for the next Booster Club meeting 6 p.m. April 20 in the temporary building behind the gym. We will be voting on new board members and getting new volunteers for next year. Please come hear our plans for next year!

Save the date for the final Booster Club meeting on May 6 off campus. All parents of athletes are invited to come have dinner ‘on the Booster Club’ as a thank you for the year of your support!

Save the date for the Spring Sports Banquet– May 20.

-Gina Sessums, Booster Club President

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