Archbishop Wood


 APRIL 2022

Dear Friends of AWHS!

Happy Spring! Now more than ever, we want to wish you health and happiness in this new season, and prosperity in the coming days.

We have a number of upcoming events and opportunities waiting for you to get involved this Spring, Summer and even next Fall! We would love to have you JOIN US!

If you are new to this newsletter, WELCOME! The AWHS Development Department sends out a monthly e-newsletter on the first Thursday of every month to keep you in the know! If you are not on the mailing list and would like to subscribe to this monthly e-newsletter, please email so that we may add you to the list. *Please note your email address is used strictly for this purpose, your information is kept private and is never sold or distributed.

God's Blessings,

The Development Department at Archbishop Wood High School

Sarah Hale: Director of Institutional Advancement

Lisa James ('06): Director of Marketing & Communications

Regan Gallagher ('16): Major Gifts Officer

The April 2022 Viking Society Newsletter is brought to you by...

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Archbishop Wood Alumnus, Fran Dolan '10 made his very first gift to Archbishop Wood's Viking Fund. On top of this, Fran also pledged to give every year from here on out to Wood's Viking Fund.

Archbishop Wood High School has certainly made a lasting impact on Dr. Dolan. During his time at Wood, Fran was involved in Mathletes, Student Council, Medical Careers, Community Service Corps, Basketball, and so much more. Most recently, in mid December, after graduating from Temple University's School of Dentistry, Dr. Dolan opened his own Dental Practice (Dolan Dental) right here in our backyard of Warminster, PA.

We are so grateful for alumni like Fran who exude the Viking Spirit, both during their time at Wood and beyond. It is alumni like Fran that further our mission of sustainability and directly help keep Archbishop Wood's doors open for all the future Viking families who desire a Catholic education.

*Pictured here is Dr. Dolan with Archbishop Wood's Major Gift Officer, Regan Gallagher ('16) after her visit to his office.

Thank you Dr. Francis Dolan for your generous contribution to Wood's Viking Fund - you are a shining example of the importance of philanthropy when it comes to your alma mater!

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Grandparents & Godparents

Appreciation Day 2022

Archbishop Wood is SO EXCITED to celebrate our current Viking Families and their Grandparents & Godparents! 

Grandparents & Godparents Appreciation Day

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

8:00 A.M. Mass

If you haven't already, click here to RSVP!

RSVP deadline is Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Enjoy a light brunch with your Grandchildren/Godchildren after mass until 11:00 AM

Questions? Please contact Ms. Lisa James at 215-672-5050 ext. 228 or by email at



Archbishop Wood High School is currently working on a new project called the "Oral History Project" to collect the stories and tales of alumni like you. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact that Archbishop Wood High School has had on your lives and who you are today.

As long as we have your information updated, you will be seeing emails in your inbox and postcards in your mailbox regarding this project. The emails and postcards you will receive are official correspondence from the Archbishop Wood Alumni & Development Office, distributed by our partner PCI. Once you receive the emails/postcards, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your memories as an Archbishop Wood Alum.

*Pictured here is the sample email you will receive in your inbox! This is not spam or junk mail - this is legitimate. Thank you!

Click here to learn more about this project!



3 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths

1 block from the beach

Check in Friday, May 27, 2022 after 3:00 PM

Check out Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by 10:00 AM

  • Sleeps 10 in total (8 in beds, 2 in pull out sofa bed)
  • Linens included except for beach towels (Bring extra towels if need be)
  • Beach chairs included
  • Beach tags included (but not needed for Memorial Day weekend)
  • 2nd refrigerator in garage for additional food and/or beverages
  • Wifi and Direct TV included

Click here to view the beautiful shore house. (House on the left).

Click here to purchase raffle tickets! ($50.00 per ticket).

Winner will be chosen at the AWHS Annual Alumni Golf Classic on Friday, May 6, 2022.

(You do not need to be present to win!)

THANK YOU to John Iannarell from the AWHS Class of 1982 for this generous donation to support the students of Archbishop Wood High School and our Tradition of Excellence for the Leaders of Tomorrow!



Sat. May 7th - Sun. May 15th

Week of Giving Phone-A-Thon Volunteers Needed!!!

Are you unable to make a gift, but can donate your time and talent?! We are looking for volunteers to reach out to fellow Wood alums to support their alma mater and the sustainability of Catholic Education.  

Click here to sign up!

Once you sign up, we will contact you with more information regarding the phone-a-thon which will be held during Wood's Annual Week of Giving -- Saturday, May 7, 2022 - Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Thank you for your support!


The Kendra Scott Giveback event, hosted by Archbishop Wood is back, just in time for Mother's Day and Graduation!!!

Shop In-Person or Virtually Online!

The virtual event will run from Thursday, April 28, 2022 through Monday, May 2, 2022.

The in-person shopping event will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Wood's cafeteria - where students can shop during their lunch periods!

20% of all purchases will come back to Archbishop Wood by simply using the giveback code GIVEBACK-BSYEF at checkout!

Click here to browse the collection online!

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Archbishop Wood is very excited to announce a new elective course called “Fundamentals of Real Estate!” Class of 1982 alumnus, John Iannarelli, who has been presenting Real Estate seminars to Wood students throughout the year, has created and will be presenting this course for future business leaders.

“Fundamentals of Real Estate” will be an elective course for Wood Seniors. 25 students have signed up already! If you are the parent of a rising Wood student, please tell your child of this amazing opportunity to learn about Real Estate.

All of us at AWHS wish to thank John Iannarelli for sharing his time and talent with his alma mater and advancing the school's Tradition of Excellence for the Leaders of Tomorrow!

Course description: 6701 Fundamentals of Real Estate Elective (1 Cr, HL, Grade 12) Note: Space is limited. Office of Academic Affairs reserves the right to cap enrollment. The world of real estate offers many exciting careers and opportunities for the informed, prepared, and professionally mentored students. It is an applicable course for any student who may someday purchase a home, invest in property, or even decide to pursue the real estate business after high school. The goal for this course is for students to understand the world of real estate so that they can use that knowledge and apply it in their own lives after high school. Students will be challenged to think big, start small, and to develop the necessary skills and habits to create their future world in real estate.

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Brad Fox Day 5K/1K

This year Archbishop Wood will host the 10th Annual Officer Brad Fox 5K Run / 1K Walk on Saturday, April 30, 2022 to honor the Warminster native and USMC Veteran who was killed in the line of duty in September 2012 working as a K-9 Officer with the Plymouth Township Police Department.

Since its inception, the Officer Brad Fox 5K Foundation has distributed approximately $450,000 to select charities, primarily through this annual event in Brad's honor.

“We’re honored and excited that Wood once again opened its campus to us so that we could honor Brad on the road that bears his name. This is a great partnership between our foundation, the Warminster community and the Wood family. Bringing our event to Wood so that we can run it on Brad’s road,” Event Director, Darren Meehan (’92) said.

Runners and walkers who register before the deadline will receive a commemorative bag, including a race t-shirt, drinkware, and finisher’s prize.

To register for the 5K run or 1K walk, visit

... Vikings In The Spotlight ...


Our Junior Theology classes had guest speakers visit at the end of March to talk about vocations.

Wood Alumnus and Seminarian, Declan Cole (‘17) was among the group of special guests.

It was wonderful to witness the gentle conversation held between the students and Declan as he spoke about his personal experience and calling.

Declan did a wonderful job teaching about how choosing a life of vocation works, while also answering many of our students questions and debunking the myths of joining the priesthood.

Thank you to Seminarian, Declan Cole and special shout out to Fr. Dave Friel (‘03) for your help in coordinating todays special visit with our Theology Department.


The Student Council, in coordination with St. Anne's Church, collected medical supplies and equipment, baby necessities and formula, hygiene supplies, socks, blankets and towels to send to the Ukraine.

This was a community collection and our students and families, along with Mary, Mother of the Redeemer parish, truly overwhelmed us with generosity. The StuCo and their parents made a caravan trip on Sunday, March 20th to St. Anne's to drop off our collection.

We are so grateful to everyone who donated and helped and we will continue to pray for the people in Ukraine.

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Congratulations to AWHS Junior, Pat McKeown who represented Archbishop Wood last weekend at the annual Orchestra Festival held at Lansdale Catholic and sponsored by the Archdiocese

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It is always heartwarming when our teachers receive messages from our Viking parents. Pictured here is AWHS Junior, Tiara Reed at this past weekend's Archdiocesan Art Exhibit.

"Thank you so much for encouraging Tiara in her art work, she loves your class, all she talks about is her art work...Thank you!" - Tiara's mother, Jennifer Reed.

Tiara also participates in the AWHS Baking Club and has most recently been working with her teachers and the administration to start up AWHS's very first "Anime Art Club."

Tiara is an excellent example of the diverse talents, abilities, & interests of the Archbishop Wood student body & we could not be more proud to celebrate it!


Congratulations to Archbishop Wood’s Performing Arts Program on a job well done with their Spring Show, Godspell!

Watching you perform each number - it was evident that you all put your heart and soul into your performance and we were thrilled to see you back up on stage!

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Congratulations Wood Girls Basketball on your State Championship win in Hershey!!!


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Congratulations Gary Martin on winning the Boys Mile National Championship!!!

Everyone at Archbishop Wood, including your coaches and team are so proud of you!


Mrs. Morton’s 4th period HL Algebra 2 students spent class celebrating Pi Day with our favorites from Our Lady of Confidence students. They enjoyed the food and spent time working on a Pi Day activity together!


Students in Ms. Morris’ AP Language and Composition class held an Education Symposium where they played the roles of experts in different aspects of Education.

The students were responsible for researching each expert’s arguments, presenting a speech, and answering questions while staying in character.

Experts who were present included Carol Ann Tomlinson, Diane Ravitch, and Nikole Hannah-Jones amongst others.


We popped into Ms. McLaughlin's Biology class! The students were working on an open investigation inquiry, where they are studying the rate of photosynthesis.

Students each picked their own variable to study and then applied their findings to global warming, pollution, biofuel, and agriculture.


Class of 1971 - 50 Year Reunion

  • Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 5:00 to 9:00 PM
  • The Bucks Club, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA 18929

Cost $70 ($80 at the door) includes Dinner, DJ, Photo Booth, and more! (Cash bar.)

For more information and/or to RSVP, please contact Joe Fite at or call 215-675-1338

Michael S. Monaghan Concert

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
  • AWHS Auditorium 655 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Tickets $15.00 ($10.00 for Children & Seniors) Purchase at the door or email

Join us for an exciting evening of music to benefit The Michael S. Monaghan Scholarship Fund which is awarded every year to incoming and current Archbishop Wood students!

John D. McKinney Memorial Scholarship Beef & Beer

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Ukrainian American Sports Center: 1 Lower State Road North Wales, PA 19454

All proceeds go directly to the John McKinney Memorial Foundation.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by clicking here! $40.00 per person

For more information, please email:

Class of 1970 50th Reunion (Girls)

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 1:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. 
  • AWHS 655 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Questions please email 

To register click here. Please note: Registration Closes March 8, 2022

Mary D'Alonzo Scholarship Fundraiser

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 6:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Angelo’s Italian Kitchen 1144 Horsham Rd, Ambler, PA 19002

Details: $125pp includes food, beer, wine, scholarship contribution & 2 raffle tickets for donated basket items; additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the door.

Payment Method: Venmo Alyssa (@Alyssa-Mary) or give cash / check to Joe Sr. & provide email address upon payment. Once payment is made you will receive an email confirmation to show at the door to receive your raffle tickets. Deadline for registration/payment is 4/25/22

Questions: Please contact Alyssa D'Alonzo / (215) 301-3870

Class of 1982 Reunion - 40th Reunion! 

  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 

Questions? Contact Jeff Kleeman at

Please click here to update your contact information in order to receive Reunion details.

Viking Society Event & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony  

  • Friday, October 7, 2022 - Time: TBD 

Scholarship Mass & Garden Blessing

  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 - Time: TBD
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Archbishop Wood High School

Warminster, PA


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