1/2/2020
An Update from the Assistant Headmaster
Dear Families,
 
I hope you are enjoying time celebrating Christmas together with family and friends! Here are a few notes as we come back to school next week:
·      The second semester begins on Monday, January 6.
·      Copies of Semester 2 schedules for Grades 7-12 will be available in the UAC Commons that morning for students who wish to pick one up. Schedules can also be reviewed by both parents and students on Educate. Requests for schedule changes may be made after school in the Guidance Office, or parents may email one of the school counselors. Written parental permission is required prior to any changes being made, and a $75 schedule change fee applies to most changes.
·   Report cards for first semester will be available to download and print via Educate next week. We are happy to create printed copies of report cards upon request. Please contact the Main Office for Lower School reports cards and the Guidance Office for Upper School. Further details on report cards will come with next week's newsletter.
·       For all families with high school students: The due date for registration to receive Dual-Enrollment credit from the University of Mary for eligible high school courses is Monday, January 6. See below in this newsletter for additional information.
·      The re-enrollment period for current students, to reserve your spot for the 2020-21 school year, will be opening soon! More information will be forthcoming in the next week; Watch for an email from TADS.
·      Current 8th Grade Families: Save the date for the Freshman Placement Test: Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 AM. All current 8th grade students looking to transition to the high school next year must take the exam.
·      We have two very important admissions events coming up, please see below from the Admissions Office for more details. Our most powerful means of advertising and recruitment continues to be word of mouth. If you know someone for whom a Saint Agnes education might be a great fit, please encourage them to come and check us out.
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Yours in Christ,
Mr. Karl Hendrickson
Assistant Headmaster
Upcoming Events
Christmas Break Office Hours
Thursday, Jan. 2: 8-2
Friday, Jan. 3: 8-2
January Dates
06 –     School Resumes
Dual Enrollment Forms Due
07 –     Upper School Showcase (6:30 PM)
10 –     Final Raffle Turn-In Day
11 –     9th Grade Placement Exam (8:00 AM, Gruden Gym)
13 –     Upper School Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Naughton (8:45 AM, Helene Houle Auditorium)
14 –     Lower School Showcase (4:30 PM Dinner, 5:30 PM Program Begins)
17 –     Skyline Conference Fine Arts Festival (St. Croix Prep High School)
18 –     Art Night 2020 (7:00 PM, Helene Houle Auditorium)
19 –     Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast (Schuler Hall)
               Musical Fair (1:30 PM, Helene Houle Auditorium)
20 –     MLK Jr. Day, No School
               Offices Closed
21 –     Feast of Saint Agnes, Virgin & Martyr
K-12 Mass with Archbishop Hebda (8:45 AM)
               Pilgrims depart for DC March for Life
22 –     JH/HS Pro Life Club field trip to Prayer Service for Life & Rally at the Capitol
27-31 – Catholic Schools Week
31 –     Lower School Virtue Assembly (9:30 AM, Helene Houle Auditorium)
Dual-Enrollment Registration Deadline for Spring Semester or Full-Year Classes - Mon., 1/6
Our second and final round of Dual-Enrollment registration is now open!  The 16 additional courses now available are full-year classes or classes that are offered only Semester 2. (Our previous registration in October was for Semester 1 courses only).  Payment & UMary registration form are due on Monday, January 6, 2020. Please contact Mr. Michael Adkins with questions.
Art Night - Sat., 1/18
Mark your calendar to attend Art Night 2020 on Saturday, January 18 at 7:oo PM. Art Night will feature the one-act play Teen Court . You will also experience an array of individual talent, artwork displays, and improv demonstrations. The jazz band will end the night with a couple of songs. Please join us! A free will offering is appreciated. Please contact Mrs. Tricia Roddy with questions.
Musical Fair - Sun., 1/19
Save the date for this year's Musical Fair! The Musical Fair will be Sunday, January 19 at 1:30 PM in the Helene Houle Auditorium. There will be a couple of new twists to the fair as well as the announcement of the spectacular new musical. Don’t miss it! Please contact Mr. David Johnson with questions.
Pre-8th Grade Yearbooks On Sale - Fri., 1/31
Order your Pre-8th Grade Yearbook online ! Yearbook sales will go through January 31, 2020. Please contact Mrs. Richtsmeier with questions.
Father/Daughter Dance - Sat., 2/29
Save the date for this year's Father/Daughter Dance! Young ladies in Grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend with their dad, grandfather, godfather or other male role model. Watch the newsletter for more information on how to attend or volunteer for this annual event. 
Admissions
7-12 Upper School Showcase - Tues., 1/7
Future Aggies interested in grades 7-12 are invited to come experience junior high and high school at Saint Agnes! Tour our campus with student ambassadors. Learn what makes our upper school experience unique. Meet with faculty members, administrators, current parents, and students to have all your questions answered. Our program will begin at 6:30 PM in the Helene Houle Auditorium and end by 8:30 PM.
 
Please  consider inviting friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners,  and anyone you think would be a good fit for Saint Agnes School.  More information is available  on our website.  Contact Mr. Joseph Olson  or call 651-925-8803 for more information.
Freshman Placement Test - Sat., 1/11
Save the date! On Saturday, January 11, from 8:00-10:30 AM, our 8th grade students and 8th grade students from other schools will be taking their freshman placement exam. Parents are welcome to stay and hear an address from Dr. Kevin Ferdinandt on the state of the school and from Mr. Joseph Olson on the admissions/enrollment process and financial aid/tuition management. Please RSVP below and contact Mr. Olson with questions at 651-925-8803.
Pre-6 Lower School Showcase - Tues., 1/14
Future Aggies interested in preschool through 6th grade are invited to  come experience lower school at Saint Agnes ! Meet with faculty members, administrators, and current parents to have all your questions answered. Our program will begin at 5:30 PM in the Helene Houle Auditorium.
 
Please  consider inviting friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners,  and anyone you think would be a good fit for Saint Agnes School.  More information is available  on our website.  Contact Mr. Joseph Olson  or call 651-925-8803 for more information.
Athletics
Come Cheer on the Aggies This Week!
(R) January 2: Girls Hockey vs. Mankato West @ Minnehaha Academy Ice Arena, South Campus (Varsity 2:00 PM)
(F) January 3: Girls Hockey @ Waseca Community Arena (Varsity 2:00 PM)
Boys Basketball @ St. Paul Academy and Summit School (C-Squad 4:15 PM, JV 5:30 PM, Varsity 7:00 PM)
(S) January 4: Wrestling Invitational @ Cannon Falls HS (Varsity 10:00 AM)

For field locations, updates, and more information, please visit our Skyline Conference website . Please contact Mr. Mike Streitz , Athletics & Activities Director, at 651-925-8705 with questions.
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