11/04/2019
Highlights of the Week
Vaughn W. Competes in State Cross Country Meet
Congratulations to Vaughn Wolf '21 for representing Saint Agnes in the Class A State Cross Country meet at St. Olaf College on Saturday! He finished the race in 17 minutes and 2 seconds, placing 54th out of 175 runners! #GoAggies
Pillars of Educational Philosophy | Faith (2 of 3)
"We were really looking for a Catholic School where we could realistically live out our faith... It really helps that the faculty believe what they are teaching. I feel like people are looking out for the best of [our children's] minds, souls, and bodies... It gives a lot of peace of mind, as a mom... That's an important witness that we can't find anywhere else." - Kenna Millea (Current Parent) #GoAggies
All Saints' Day Highlight Reel
Happy Feast of All Saints! #GoAggies
Lower School Boys Schola Beginning this Winter
Rehearsals starting soon! Gentleman in Grades 4-6 are invited to learn about the magnificent tradition of Gregorian Chant and join the Lower School Boys Schola at Saint Agnes! Talk to Mr. Gockowski for more details: Rehearsal starting soon!  #SoliDeoGloria #GoAggies
8th Grade Practices Works of Mercy
8th Grade preparing for the Feasts of All Saints’ & All Souls’ this weekend with a cemetery visit. Students prayed for the departed souls buried at the cemetery, raked leaves as an act of service, and created rubbings of headstone art. A beautiful afternoon to put the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy into practice! #Let'sGoAggies
Upcoming Events
Mozart Requiem Mass for Commemoration of the Faithful Departed - Monday, November 4
We look forward to welcoming you tonight at 7:30 PM as the Twin Cities Catholic Chorale and Orchestra present W. A. Mozart's Requiem Mass, K 626 , in celebration of All Souls' Day. (The traditional All Souls Day Mass has been moved to this date since the Solemnity falls on a Saturday this year).
 
Please join our parish and school community in prayer for the Faithful Departed. For more information, please contact Joseph Olson at 651-925-8803.
Freshmen Parents' Meeting - Tuesday, November 5
All parents of current freshmen are invited to a special meeting with Assistant Headmaster Mr. Karl Hendrickson to reflect on the unique aspects of freshman year and how parents and the school can work together for the academic, spiritual and social development of their children. The meeting will be from 1:45-2:45 PM the afternoon of Tuesday, November 5 in the Helene Houle Auditorium. The session will be recorded for any families who are unable to attend. Please contact Mr. Hendrickson with any questions. 
K-6 Walk-In Weekday - Tuesday, November 5
Know of any K-6 families who would be a good fit for Saint Agnes School? Please consider inviting friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners , to come visit during this next Walk-In Weekday. RSVP's are encouraged. and more information is available on our website. Contact Mr. Joseph Olson  or call 651-925-8803 for more information.
Parents at Prayer Eucharistic Adoration - Wednesday, November 6
Join us this Wednesday, November 6 for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament! Our First Wednesday daily Mass (at 6:30 AM) will be moved to the Upper Church. Exposition will follow from 7:00 AM until 8:45 AM. With our K-6 students in attendance, we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Lower School Mass at 8:45 AM. Please consider joining our school community in prayer!

NHS Game Night for Grades 9-12 - Saturday, November 9
The National Honor Society will host a Game Night for students in grades 9-12 on Saturday, November 9 from 6-9:00 PM. Activities will include volleyball, video games, cards, and board games. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Students are asked to bring a $3 donation for admission that will be donated to charity. Please contact Mr. Walter with questions.
Aggie Give Day - Wednesday, November 13
Please show your support of Saint Agnes and be part of our big Give Day challenge ! Join us Wednesday, November 13 and help us reach our goal of $150,000! Every donation matters and makes a difference.
Ticket Discounts for Catholic Young Adults: The Musical - November 15-16, 21-24
Saint Agnes families are offered a discount on tickets ($20 each for up to 6 tickets using discount code "StAgnesFamily") for this forthcoming production (written by Archdiocesan priest Fr. Kyle Kowalczyk) to be held at Saint Agnes School on November 15-24. Recommended for audiences in high school and older, Catholic Young Adults: The Musical lasts approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. Learn more and buy tickets online .
Parents
A Message of Gratitude from the Lower School Library
Thanks to the parents who patronized the Library Book Fair during conferences! We received 16 books worth $177 for the library. There is nothing better than new books to entice our eager readers. We appreciate your ongoing support!
Register Now for 2020 AP Exams
Due to changes applied by the College Board, AP Exam registration has moved to the Fall. Registration is now open. The deadline for registering for AP Exams is Monday, November 11.  Please thoroughly read this letter for information on AP Exams, including how to pay and register for exams. The two-part process is slightly different than in years past. Mrs. Kemp will be available to assist students with setting up a College Board MyAP account after school at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7. Please contact Mrs. Kemp with any questions.
All-School Fundraiser Kicks Off Soon!
Our kick-off to the annual  all school fundraiser  is fast approaching! November 26 is the official kick-off with a morning car raffle roll-out at Convocation for the students. A letter will be mailed home next week with more details and exciting incentive prizes announced. Remember – 100% of the proceeds stays at Saint Agnes School!
Athletics
Football Finishes Season 9-2
Congratulations to the football team for finishing a fantastic season! They ended with a 9-2 record. Coach Flood and the team thank all our Aggie fans for supporting them through the season. #GoAggies
Come Cheer on the Aggies This Week!
(R) November 7: Girls Swim & Dive All Section Prelims @ Stillwater Middle School (5:30 PM)

(S) November 9: Girls Swim & Dive All Section Finals @ Stillwater Middle School (1:30 PM)

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.
Quick Links & Past News
Admission Application Process Open for New 2020-21 Students: The admissions application process is now open in TADS for the 2020-2021 academic year. We recommend that any current families with children that will be joining us next year as NEW preschool-12th grade students should apply now to reserve your seat. Note: This is NOT re-enrollment time for current Aggie students; re-enrollment will begin in January 2020.Please call the Admissions Office for assistance or any questions at 651-925-8803. Preschool | Kindergarten | Grades 1-8 | Grade 9 | Grades 10-12
Dual Enrollment Update: Dual Enrollment registration for The Creed (9th Grade), Sacraments (10th Grade), Apologetics (11th Grade), A History of Catholic Dogma (12th Grade), and Photojournalism is now open! Read the parent letter or Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Other courses will open for registration in December. Download the enrollment application to register. Please contact Mr. Michael Adkins with questions at 651-925-8756.
Host Family Opportunity: Is your family interested in hosting an exchange student through the KoAm Education Alliance? Please contact Admissions Director Mr. Joseph Olson at 651-925-8803 for details. 
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