December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014

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Holiday Schedule
Students are dismissed immediately following their midterm exams, Monday, Dec. 15 – Thursday, Dec. 18. The library will be open until 3 p.m. Monday – Thursday of midterm week. There is no supervision on campus after 3 p.m. so please make arrangements for your daughters to be picked up by 3 p.m. Unless your daughter has a make-up exam on Friday, Dec. 19, there is no supervision on campus. Also, please remember there is no school Monday, Jan. 5. Happy Holidays!

2015 St. Agnes Legacy Gala
“Be Bold” and join us for the 2015 St. Agnes Legacy Gala!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 28, 2015 for an evening we promise to be full of dinner, dancing, exciting auction items and great company. This year, we celebrate our 2015 Dominican Spirit Award Honorees, Ken and Molly McConn Delery ’80, for their ongoing commitment and support of our community, our school and its efforts to send exceptional, BOLD, young women out into the world. Look out for the “Gala Gazette” that will be sent each Tuesday and will include information on how to get involved as well as previews of some of our most exciting auction items! Click HERE to reserve your table today!

Raffle Information
Remind your daughter to sell her raffle tickets over the Christmas break! Early Bird turn in is Jan. 14! All students who turn in ALL of their tickets and money on that day will be entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch. If their name isn't drawn for the watch, they will remain in the drawing for weekly raffle prizes.

Mother Daughter Retreat
Please save the date for our Mother Daughter Retreat, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at SAA. This day of fun and spiritual refreshment is open to all current SAA students and their moms (or mother-figure) and will include a variety of activities, talks, breakout opportunities, and Mass. Watch for more information and registration after Christmas break. Contact SAA Campus Ministry with any questions.

Yearbook Ads
It is her last year of high school. Show her how proud she has made you! Contact Kathi Thompson at 713-219-5506 to purchase an ad in the 2015 edition of the SAA yearbook, Veritas. Click here for a price list and information on how to submit a page. Space is limited so be sure to contact us early as we will be on a first come, first serve basis. All artwork and money is due by Dec. 15.

Messiah This Weekend
The St. Agnes/Strake Jesuit performance of Messiah is this weekend! Don't miss this beautiful Christmas celebration. Tickets are selling quickly so purchase your tickets today! Our students perform 7 p.m. Dec. 12-13. Tickets are on sale now via our new online ticket office. Messiah now has tiered pricing with specific seat assignments in the Parsley Center. There are three tiers: Premium seats $25, Preferred seats $20, and General seats $15. There will be limited Box Office sales 5-6:45 p.m., based on availability. These performances have sold out in the past; purchasing your eTickets in advance is strongly recommended. Patrons are reminded to bring their printed eTicket or electronic display on their phone. There will be NO late seating as the Messiah performances are being professionally videotaped.  

counselors' corner

This week, Counselors' Corner looks at several important issues coming up. For these things and more, visit our webpage:

  • College Panel for Juniors and Seniors
    On Jan. 6 juniors and seniors will have a chance to hear from recent alumnae. During 4th period, juniors will hear from a senior panel about the college process. Both classes will sign up for two other sessions. Click here for more information about the panels.
  • Course Planning
    Course planning for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders for 2015-2016 will begin in January. Registration will take place the week of February 16 in theology classes. To read more, visit Counselors' Corner.
  • College Information Night
    The annual College Information Night hosted by the St. Agnes/Strake Jesuit counseling departments will take place Thursday, Feb. 5. The night is designed for sophomore and junior parents. More information is coming in January.
  • Financial Aid Seminar
    Strake Jesuit will host a financial aid seminar for families of both schools 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Parsley Center at Strake Jesuit. For more information, visit Counselor's Corner.
  • Sophomore Webcast
    The sophomore webcast will go live Jan. 26. We will discuss PSAT results, course planning, and much more. College Counselors will host a parent night Feb. 25 to answer your questions regarding the webcast.
  • PSAT Scores
    PSAT scores will arrive to SAA in the coming weeks for sophomores and juniors. As soon as we get them, we will send the score report and test booklet to you via US Mail. For more information, visit Counselors' Corner.
Read the full articles at Counselors' Corner.
club news

Mothers' Club 

Don’t Forget...
It was a month before Christmas in the halls of SAA
The teachers and students were looking
forward to getting away.
“But first,” said the families, “We must show the teachers how much we love all the things that they do."
And get together to gather a dollar or two.
A gift for those who do so much
Would definitely their hearts reach out and touch
So open your checkbook and write out a check
Put it into the envelope, oh what the heck!
It’ll save you time and frustration
trying to find just the right treasure
So you can spend more time doing
those things that you pleasure.
Give what you can no gift is too big or too small
Just remember, a merry Christmas to all.

If you'd like to give online, please click here.
Mid-Term Exam Snacks
Exam will be here soon and we need LOTS of snacks to fuel our hungry girls! All snacks are appreciated along with small water bottles. Suggestions include individual cracker and snack packets, fruit, muffins, baked goods, nuts, bars, and individual cereal boxes. Snacks may be dropped in the Administration office prior to the week of Dec. 15 or brought to the auditorium lobby the morning of Dec. 16. The girls look forward to the break between exams to recharge and refuel!

Dads' Club

Upcoming Dads' Club Events:

• Help with the ISEE entrance exam parking and logistics. Jan. 24, 7:30-8:30 a.m. / 11 a.m.-noon. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Steve Harding.
• 6:30–8 p.m. Feb. 2,  general meeting. Guest Speaker TBA.
• 7-10 a.m. Feb 21, set-up and staff the St. Agnes Academy Hospitality Tent for the Steps for Students 5K. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Dennis Hoelscher.

For information regarding ways to connect with the Dads’ Club, please visit our website or contact Dads’ Club President Joe Berno.

Booster Club

Thanks to all who made the Fall Athletics Awards Ceremony a success! Thanks to all who attended the Christmas Party – hope you all can make the ‘end of the year’ May party, too! Save the date for the next Booster Club meeting on Feb. 9. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Booster Club!

Gina Sessums – Booster Club President

spirit store


Have you been shopping for Christmas? Have you gotten your Saint Agnes tree ornament, wine glasses, pint glasses, sofa throws and yard signs? We’re open, ready to serve your needs and there is such a wide selection of items to choose from.

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