AHA Principal Jennifer Moran

May 2017

 

Dear Parents and Students,

Very quickly, May has come upon us, complete with a flurry of responsibilities and occasions.  What a busy month it will be!

AP exams begin on May 1st and continue for two weeks. I know our students have been diligently preparing for these exams.  In fact, as I write this on a Saturday morning in my office here at Holy Angels, many of our classrooms are full of teachers and students reviewing one last time before they sit for their exams.  It takes love and dedication to commit oneself to teach an AP course AND to take an AP course.  I am thankful for both teachers and students who are passionate about challenging themselves, learning copious amounts of information and stretching in new and significant ways.  

All students should be looking ahead to the end of the fourth quarter and their final exams.  This is the last opportunity to pull up those averages and even though it is nearing the end of the year, every class, assignment and grade can demonstrate a student’s commitment to learning.

As anticipated, April showers have brought May flowers and with those beautiful blooms, many wonderful events and celebrations. Students will participate in our school-wide Service Day on Thursday, May 4th.  While Holy Angels is known for superior academics, that is not the sole mission of the school.  Our mission is to help each young lady reach the fullness of her potential so she, in turn, can use her gifts to help others. Service Day is an opportunity for all of us to do this together, in community. Year after year, we learn that in giving, we receive.  What a gift!

Seniors will be wearing their college gear on May 1st, attending prom on the 12th and attending their retreat on the 15th.  They will also have their last days together as a class.  When we gather for Mass on Ascension Thursday, it will be the last time our entire student body gathers together for celebration. While I am happy for our seniors, a little piece of my heart breaks that day as I know that the coming days will bring with them some “goodbyes.”  It is my hope that those words are “so long for now…” and not “goodbye.”  I would be remiss if I did not congratulate this graduating class whose members have broken the record on amazing acceptances and scholarship dollars.  To date, the class of 140 seniors has earned almost 18 million in scholarships.  Congratulations! I am happy to see the fruit of your work and investment in Holy Angels being realized in a very tangible way. Seniors and their parents will be receiving a special letter from me regarding all of the senior obligations and events surrounding graduation.

I look forward to spending time with mothers and daughters at the Fashion Show on May 16th and with students and their families at the Arts Dinner on the 24th.  I especially look forward to sharing Spirit Week with our students the week of the 15th, culminating on Field Day on the 19th.  We all need to celebrate the hard work we accomplished this year and the bonds we made along the way.  School will be closed on the 29th for Memorial Day.

May is the month dedicated to honoring Mary, Mother of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  I pray that she continues to hold our Holy Angels community close and filled with copious blessings.

 

Sincerely,
Jean Mullooly
Principal

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