Parent Newsletter: 6/17/2019
A Message from the Dean of Academics
Dear Parents, 
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful start to the summer!

As we successfully conclude another academic year, I’d like to offer a sincere thanks to you and your family for entrusting Saint Agnes School with your student’s (or students’) education and spiritual formation. It is a gift to have the support and partnership of so many wonderful and faith-filled families.

Below you will find important information about Report Cards, the Semester 2 Honor Roll, and lettering in academics.

K-12 Semester 2 Report Cards
Semester 2 Report Cards were made available to download and print via Educate on Friday, June 14. You may access your child's final grades for Spring 2019 as well as previous report cards in Educate. Please follow the directions below to access report cards online. 
1.   Log in to Educate/Cornerstone . (If you lost your password, choose "forgot password" under the log in; contact the Main Office with other log in issues).
2.  Select "Report Cards" under your student's name.
3.  Select the red Adobe PDF icon for the latest term (2018-2019 Semester 2).
4.  You may save and print the document once it opens.
NOTE: The Main Office will print and mail home final report cards, reporting both semesters’ final grades, this week.
K-6 Successful Learning Behaviors
Please see the full definitions for K-6 successful learning behaviors below. These are assessed by homeroom teachers on report cards as follows: (4) Consistently, (3) Frequently, (2) Sometimes, and (1) Rarely.
·     Respectful : Treats classmates, teachers, and adults with respect and courtesy.
·     Responsible : Follows directions, obeys rules, and can be relied upon by peers and adults.
·     Engaged : Displays an active and enthusiastic pursuit of learning the material in and out of class.
·     Expressive : Communicates his/her own ideas and emotions honestly and appropriately with others.
·     Attentive : Listens carefully to classmates and adults; observant of transitions between activities.
·     Organized : Uses time wisely; uses materials and space with care; observant of expectations and deadlines.
·     Diligent : Works carefully and thoroughly in class and on written work (homework, projects, tests, etc.).
7-12 Semester 2 Academic Honor Roll
I want to take a moment to praise the great work of our students, especially those who earned a spot on our bi-annual Honor Roll.  See honorees at this link . Congratulations to those students who earned a spot. At Saint Agnes School, our goal is that every student achieve the maximum capacity of his or her God-given potential.
  • For seniors who earned a spot on the Honor Roll, a certificate will be mailed to you soon.
  • For all other grades 7-11 students, you may pick up your certificate from the Main Office this summer or wait until you return in the fall to obtain your copy.
Lettering in Academics (Grades 9-12)
To qualify for a letter in academics, 9-12 students must meet the following criteria:
·        First letter (Academics patch: book or lamp)
·        2 consecutive semesters of Principal’s List (3.67 GPA and above)
·        3 consecutive semesters of Dean’s List (3.33-3.66 GPA)
·        4 consecutive semesters of Honor Roll (3.00-3.32 GPA)
To earn subsequent letters (bar patch):
·        1 semester of Dean’s List or higher
Learn where to obtain a letter or letter jacket at our Lettering in Academics page on our website .
May the Lord bless you and your family as you enjoy summer break!
Sincerely yours in Christ, 
Michael Adkins
Dean of Academics | Director of Lower School
Limited Spots Remaining to Sign Up!
Summer Series has already begun, but many great offerings will be starting soon! Sign-up today for science camps , acting workshops , and adult offerings like St. Francis de Sales' Devout Life or Women, Wine, and Portraiture. Full course and camp descriptions are available on   our website . Register online today!
2-12 Aleks, Online Summer Math Program - Register by Friday, June 21
Improve, strengthen, and challenge skills and abilities with a 3-month subscription to  Aleks , an online math enrichment program for students going into grades 2-12. Contact  Mrs. Cates   by Friday, June 21 to register. Click  here   to make a one-time payment of $35. Learn more and get recommendations on pacing as well as how to use Aleks time wisely  at this link .
Pre-8 Summer Reading List from National Endowment for the Humanities
Highlights of the Week
Campus Improvements: Parking Lot
Students might be out for the summer but A LOT has happened in two weeks!   #GoAggies
History Department Europe Trip Highlights
June 10 : Bonjour! #AggiesTakeParis

June 11 : Our Aggies met a WWII Veteran at the American Cemetery of Omaha Beach!

Homeward bound after a final hurrah in London.   #GoAggies
Recognizing All-State Choir Honorees
Singing the praises of our All-State Choir Aggies, who auditioned and received recognition as “the finest musicians and leaders among Minnesota’s most accomplished high school students.” Congratulations to Rose Birkey, McKenna Brown, Anna Gottwalt, Olivia Most, and alternates Francesca Keating and Emma Taggart! Next stop: All-State Camp in August at St. Olaf College.  #GoAggies
Mary M. Wins National Humanities Bee!
S/O to Mary M. ’26 for WINNING the NATIONAL Humanities Bee! Mary competed in Chicago Saturday against 22 other students (grades 5 and under) during the International Academic Competitions. After a close three rounds of 30 questions each, Mary prevailed in knowledge of all things humanities (literature, art, music, dance, film, religion, mythology, philosophy.) #WayToBeeExcellent  #GoAggies
Costa Rica Spanish Department Trip Concludes
Day 8, Costa Rica : Two-hours walking through the cloud forest, zip-lining, planting avocado trees in the rainforest to help preserve the future! 

Weekend adventures from our Costa Rica travelers!: Alligator boat ride, Ariel tram, nature walk and butterfly garden, beach life, pool time.

Evening Mass in Costa Rica , with a Rosary to start and a special blessing from the priest to end.  #GoAggies
Upcoming Events
Used Uniform Sale & Tech Giveaway - Monday, June 17
Join us tonight in the UAC Commons from 7:00-8:00 PM. Cash or check only, please. Please contact Mrs. Kathy Kilduff in the Main Office with questions.

Need tech hardware? The Saint Agnes IT Department is also giving away desktop computers, monitors, mice, keyboards, speakers, and more! Be sure to stop by for your tech needs! Please contact Mr. Chris Vance with specific inquiries regarding the tech giveaway.
Support our Athletics Department: Aggie Open Golf Scramble - Monday, July 22
Compete in our golf scramble at Como Golf Course and return to Saint Agnes to enjoy a catered dinner and cash bar in the air-conditioned Ubel Activity Center. $125 for golf and dinner. $40 for dinner only. Not a golfer but wish to support our athletic department or share your company name? Sponsorships available as well, starting at $200. To register or for sponsorship information, visit . Please contact Mike Streitz with questions at 651-925-8705.
2019 College Boot Camp - August 5-8
Incoming seniors can still register for college application boot camp on August 5-8, 2019! Complete at least one full college application, write and revise application essays, complete an activity resume, discuss college majors and careers, attend group workshops, meet with a guidance counselor for individual conferences (as needed), visit at least one college campus, talk with college admissions representatives. Cost is $90 and registration forms here . Please contact Mrs. Rachel Kemp with questions.
Summer Weight Room Hours
Come get #AggieStrong this summer! Please contact Mike Streitz with questions.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
8:00-10:00 AM and 3:00-5:00 PM
*No weight room July 1-5
Tibesar Makes Class AA Baseball All-Academic Team
Congratulations to Conrad Tibesar for being selected to the Class AA Baseball All-Academic team by the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association! 30 students are selected for this honor on the basis of having a superior GPA and playing a significant role on their team. The entire Aggie Baseball Team also earned All-Academic Team Honors with their cumulative team GPA of 3.51.  #GoAggies
Printable Saint Agnes School Calendar for 2019-20
View the 12-month calendar for the upcoming school year at Saint Agnes! Cardstock versions of the calendar will be printed and available for families before school begins.
Parent Newsletter
The Parent Newsletter will now be published bi-weekly into August, resuming normal weekly publications before school begins. Watch your inbox for upcoming newsletters July 1, July 15, and July 29! Please contact Katie Anderson with questions.
PT Kitchen Employment Opportunity
The Saint Agnes School Kitchen is looking for a few part-time employees to help prepare and serve food to the students. Job responsibilities include food preparation, food service, dishwashing, and basic kitchen maintenance. Most likely 1-2 days per week during the school calendar year (August-May), hours would be from 8:00 AM - 2:45 PM. Kelly is flexible and can work with personal schedules.

Please see the  job description  for more information. The kitchen is a great place to meet the students, meet volunteers, and have the same schedule as your kids! Please  contact Kelly DiPietro  with any questions.
Quick Links from Past Weeks
Photo Gallery: Links to snapshots from spring events at Saint Agnes!
Graduating Seniors and Alumni : Your theater talent is requested for “ Catholic Young Adults: The Musical, ” being performed at Saint Agnes in November! To sign up for auditions or learn more, go to
K-8 Families: Apply for Aim Higher tuition-assistance scholarships through summer application . Please contact the Admissions Office with questions at 651-925-8803.
Summer Student Pass for $29: Any current 9-12th grade student can get unlimited rides on buses and trains up to a $3.25 fare every day of the week from June 1 through September 3. Visit or view the flyer for more details.
Please submit Box Tops for Education to the school or parish office by the end of June!
Please bring cafeteria accounts to current by the end of the school year.
Allow families the chance to send their children to the school that is the best fit for them! Learn more about how to talk to our legislators about supporting school choice.
Coupons available for preschool, kindergarten, and new student uniforms. Shop through June 30 for 10-20% off everything at Donald's Uniform Store.
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