Viking Society Newsletter

"If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing."
— St. Katharine Drexel
Dear Vikings,

Can you believe we are a full month into 2021?! There are so many great things happening at AWHS, take a look through this newsletter to see what has happened and what is yet to come!

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, click here to update your information so that we may add you to the list. *Please note: your contact information is used strictly for this purpose, it is kept private and is never distributed or sold.

As we begin the month of February, please know that the love and commitment that you've shown AWHS and our Viking students/families over the past year is appreciated and you are in our prayers every day.

God's Blessings,

The Development Department at Archbishop Wood High School

Sarah Hale : Director of Institutional Advancement
Lisa James ('06): Director of Marketing & Communications
Samantha Williams ('08): Director of Community Relations
Catholic Schools Week 2021

This week is Catholic School's Week and we are honored to celebrate our Catholic education here at Archbishop Wood!

Take a peek to see what we've been up to!
*Adjustments have been made to the above schedule due to inclement weather.
As a result, all students, teachers, staff, and community members will be celebrated this week into next week.

AWHS Alumni Networking Group
On January 28, 2021 the first virtual event for the Alumni Networking Group was held. Were you unable to join? Catch us at the next event on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST.

Click HERE to register!

AWHS Alumni Golf Classic
Save the Date for the 30th Annual Alumni Golf Classic!

When: Friday, May 7, 2021

Sponsorship Information and Registration Forms will be available soon, stay tuned!

Attention AWHS Class of 2004
Attention Wood Class of 2004! Please update your contact information by clicking HERE.

Beth Keeley and Brian Halamar would like to get in touch with you about establishing a class scholarship in memory of Alex Sakuma.

Thank you!
Are you a graduate of AWHS's Class of 1986 and the parent/guardian of a current Wood freshman?!

Please contact Sarah Hale at shale@archwood.org or 215-672-5050 ext. 227 for some exciting news!

AWHS Softball Clothing Drive

Stuck inside with nothing to do?! Try cleaning out your closets to support the AWHS Softball team!

Drop off is at AWHS on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 9-11:30am.

Contact Colleen for more details 215-840-3501.

Cameras Installed in Gymnasiums for At-Home Viewing

Thank you to our Archbishop Wood Maintenance Staff members: Adam Schmidt and Dave Flood for getting our cameras set up in the school gymnasiums so that we can stream games this winter!

Go Vikings!

AWHS Prayer Garden

The AWHS Prayer Garden is a beautiful sanctuary to pray, meditate, & reflect. Personalized stone pavers, benches, trees & plants provide a lasting tribute for alumni, family, friends, faculty, members of the community, & more!

Click HERE for more info.

Vikings in the Spotlight...
Congratulations Gary Martin '22 on his record setting Cross Country mile run performance!!!

Great article featuring two of our AWHS Seniors (Kaitlyn Orihel and Noelle Baxter) who are now in their ninth season playing together!

Check out the great work Mike Fitzgerald '81 is doing in our local community. Mike is a perfect example of graduate who exemplifies the pride and spirit of being a Viking by using the time God has given him to serve others.

Congratulations Kyle Pitts on being named the best Tight End in college football.

YOU + EITC = Happy AWHS Families!
Did you know that you can redirect your PA Taxes to Archbishop Wood to help families in need of tuition assistance?!

Do you have two minutes to spare? Watch the video above that breaks down how it works!

To learn more, please contact Sarah Hale shale@archwood.org or by phone 215-672-5050 ext. 227. 

Archbishop Wood House Flags
Vertical Viking
Vertical Crest
Horizontal Viking
Horizontal Crest
The substantial size and high quality material of these flags (lined and double sided) is one that we are very pleased to provide for our Viking community.
We know that not only will your flags be seen, but they will last a very long time and weather all the seasons!

Click HERE to order your flag.

Live out of the area? No problem, we can ship your flag order to you!
Please email Ljames@archwood.org with any questions.

AWHS Is Now On Instagram...Follow Us!

Hey Vikings!

We're now on Instagram. Follow us to stay up to date with all that is going on at AWHS!

Click HERE to access.