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It’s time to sign up for parent-teacher conferences! K-12 conferences will be held at the following times:
- 3:30–5:30 p.m. Wed. 19 Nov.
- 3:30–5:30 p.m. Thu. 20 Nov.
- 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Fri. 21 Nov.
Follow the links below to sign up for K–5 and 6–12 grade conferences. To help us keep on schedule, please sign up for multiple 15-minute slots if you need extra time.
If you have any difficulty signing up, please contact Mr. Spence.
On Thursday evening, November 20, we will have a concert in honor of Saint Cecilia in the St. Joseph room starting at 6:30 PM featuring the high school choir. Students and their parents who interested in performing please see Miss Asper or Mr. Storey before Nov. 12th. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served afterward. All are welcome to attend.
School will close at noon on Friday, October 31st to allow for chapel-related plumbing work, so the All Saints’ Celebration will now be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 30th. Students should wear their uniforms to school and will change into their costumes at lunchtime. Your child should bring a bag to collect candy in. We recommend parents bring at least 250 pieces of candy to distribute. Little siblings are welcome to attend!
The annual Ladybug – Warthog football game was held under blue skies last Friday in front of a record setting crowd of students, alumni and parents.
The Warthogs, who signed former Ladybug head coach Mr. Spence as a free agent during the off season, entered the game confident they could squish their opponents.
But former Ladybug standout player and now first-year coach Mr. Zlatos (HFA ’10) vowed that the Ladybugs would make the Warthogs squeal.
In a hard fought game that saw both teams move the ball up an down the field, the Ladybugs pulled away in the last quarter to record a 34-18 victory!
After the game, families enjoyed a fantastic spaghetti dinner organized by the booster club.
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Tomorrow at 2:15pm, the Warthogs will play the Ladybugs in what seasoned critics are calling the match-up of the century. Coaching prodigy Eric Zlatos (HFA class of ’10) is pushing his Ladybug team to the limit, hoping to recapture his own glory days on our field. The Warthogs are led by grizzled pragmatist Patrick Spence, who coached last year’s Ladybugs to an undefeated 1-0 season but notoriously clashed with the team’s corporate management, going so far as to demand a stipend while praying before games. Mr. Spence announced over the summer that the Warthogs’ Booster Club President, Pumbaa Clune, had made him a generous offer.
The Ladybugs will be eager to avenge that desertion, much like the citizens of Athens after Alcibiades’ defection to Sparta during the Peloponnesian War. But can their indignation overcome the pinpoint
quarterbacking of Kevin Dow, the prison-hardened fury of the Warthogs’ line, and the tactical prescience of their backfield?
Come by at 2:15 for the game, or show up for the Spaghetti Supper at 5 to congratulate the victors! Please RSVP to Kathy Dean if you plan to make dinner.
October 6, 2014 – Proclaimed by Pres. Reagan in 1987: School yearbooks not only chronicle educational achievement and school tradition but are a part of them. For nearly two centuries American students have produced yearbooks to commemorate the accomplishments of the school year and to compose a lasting record, written and pictorial, of campus, classmates, teachers and school staff. In later years, alumni treasure their yearbooks for the memories they hold of times gone by and friends of long ago. The students who compile yearbooks likewise treasure all that the experience can teach them about teamwork and about writing, the graphic arts and business skills. The practical cooperation and specialization that students learn in yearbook production stand them in good stead when they enter college or pursue other opportunities.
Introducing the HFA yearbook staff for the 2014-2015 edition: editor-in-chief Shane McCrum and his editors Amanda Tutts, Amber Westhausen, Abi Clune, Kate Santschi, Monica Kopeck and staff Colette Kosten, Cecilia Belleville, Kiana Skojec, Louis Skojec, Ben Johnson and yearbook teacher Mrs. Matwijec.
“Yearbooks allow all students at HFA to see themselves and their friends in print as a part of the school story and are valuable keepsakes that everyone in the HFA community can hold onto forever. Creating a yearbook is a great way for students to learn important skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and media literacy. The real-life experience gleaned in yearbook can lead to personal and professional success, no matter what career choice they pursue.” – Mrs. Matwijec
Copies of the HFA yearbook can be ordered by emailing to Mrs. Matwijec at firstname.lastname@example.org or through one of our staff.
If anyone (student or parent) has pictures they would like to submit for us to consider, please email them to Mrs. Matwijec.