Newsletter - Newshttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=Newsen-us2017-10-22T03:14:24.9378822-05:002017-2018 Performance Workshop Announced!http://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29815/3/2017 12:00:00 AMJoin us in congratulating our new 2017-2018 Performance Workshop members! We can't wait to hear these beautiful voices in concert next year. <br><br>Soprano:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jessica Bonnen '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Natalie Ledesma '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grace Daigre&nbsp;'18<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Christina Dunwoody&nbsp;'20&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mikayla Adeeko '18<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rachel Othon '19<br>&nbsp;<br>Middle:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Samantha Bernardy '18<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Isabel Bartram&nbsp;'19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Jasmine Garcia '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Camryn Crum '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mignon Perque '20<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Taylor Crawford '18<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Madeline Ryan '20<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>Alto:<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alex Faison '18<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Naimeh Roman '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Juliana Vega '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mariana Beer '19<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alyssa Dizon '18<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Camille Montoya '20<br><br><br><br>5/3/2017<br>Read More About the Student Life Centerhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29744/21/2017 12:00:00 AM<p>Today, as a school community we look toward our bright future. Guided by our bold strategic plan and carefully crafted master plan, we once again strive to thoughtfully and purposefully improve our campus home to continue ensuring our spaces enhance the limitless potential of our Academy women, each and all.<br>&nbsp;<br>Our campus will be transformed by our boldest project to date.Band and Orchestra Have a Successful Weekend!http://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29654/10/2017 12:00:00 AM<p><img width="589" height="361" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/band and orchestra tpsmea.jpg">Congratulations to our students on a great <strong>TPSMEA Concert &amp; Sight-Reading Contest</strong> this past Friday, April 7! Bands and orchestras from across the state competed for ratings from three judges judging three selections of the ensembles concert and one selection of sight-reading music, which the group has never seen before. The SJ/SAA Wind Ensemble (Varsity Band) and SJ/SAA Chamber Orchestra both received a Sweepstakes Award (one ratings from all judges) with an overall division one (superior) rating for the concert portion and overall division one (superior) rating for the sight-reading portion of their contest.Raffle Winners Announced!http://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29553/28/2017 12:00:00 AMThe winners have been chosen for 2016-2017 annual raffle! Thanks to all our students and greater community for your participation! We raised more than $196,000 for St. Agnes.Academy Women Represent at NCL-Houston Awardshttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29493/9/2017 12:00:00 AM<p>Congratulations to our 11 students who participated in the National Charity League this year. The mission and vision of the National Charity League is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.SAA Singers Receive Superior Scoreshttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29463/3/2017 12:00:00 AM<p>The following Academy women received the highest rating of a superior score on their recent solo performance at the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) Solo and Ensemble Festival!&nbsp;With their rating, they have qualified to advance to the state level.&nbsp; Congratulations to these fine singers!</p><p>Superior Scores- Advancing to State<img width="592" height="343" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; width: 592px; height: 343px; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/Choir%20Solo%20and%20Ensemble.jpg?171242"></p><p>Elizabeth Callegari<br>Christina Darby<br>Christina Dunwoody<br>Alexandra Faison<br>Caitlyn Gilliam<br>Stephanie Gredell<br>Jordan Hannah<br>Madelyn Hyzak<br>Caroline King<br>Natalie Ledesma<br>Camille Montoya<br>Rachel Othon<br>Kate Tentinger<br>Mia Venkatesan<br>Hannah Vossler<br>Sarah Wicks<br>LeeAnne Williams<br>Isabella Zambrano<br><br><br><br>3/3/2017<br></p>Tiger Girls Win Top Awards and Prepare for Nationalshttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29382/23/2017 12:00:00 AM<p>The Tiger Girls&nbsp;wrapped up two competitions recently, the Trendsetters Competition and the Crowd Pleasers 2017 Dance Competition, taking home&nbsp;several top&nbsp;awards.&nbsp;<br><br>At the Trendsetters Competition, hosted at Klein Collins High School, the Tiger Girls won numerous awards in various categories, highlighting their hard work, artistry and technical skill.High School Field Hockey National Academic Squadhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29252/1/2017 12:00:00 AM<p>Congratulations to our 19&nbsp;members of the High School Field Hockey National Academic Squad. St.SAA Scores Sweep in UST Essay Contesthttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29201/25/2017 12:00:00 AM<p>St. Agnes students scored a clean sweep in the University of St.Scholastic Art Competition Winnershttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=29171/23/2017 12:00:00 AM<p> This year our amazing art students won&nbsp;more total&nbsp;awards than ever before!&nbsp;The Scholastics Art Competition is the most prestigious and competitive art competition for high school students. Each of our participating students succeeded in helping St.Record Numbers for All-State Bandhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=290412/13/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>Please join us in congratulating the following band students who made the Region, Area, and All-State Bands!&nbsp;Together with Strake Jesuit, we&nbsp;set a record high&nbsp;of 14 students in the TPSMEA All-State Band and also have the most All-State Band Members from any one band program in the state of Texas!</p><p><strong>TMEA Region &amp; Area Band Results:</strong><br></p><p>Placed in TMEA Region Band:<br>Christopher Casillas &#8211; Tenor Saxophone<br>Alexander Mascorro &#8211; Horn<br>Maya Jaaskelainen &#8211; Horn</p><p>Placed in TMEA Freshmen Region Band:<br>Zachary Mascorro &#8211; Tuba</p><p>Advanced to TMEA 5A Area Contest:<br>Victor Chen &#8211; Oboe<br>Maya Jaaskelainen &#8211; Horn<br>Alexander Mascorro &#8211; Horn<br>Zachary Mascorro &#8211; Tuba</p><p>TPSMEA All-State Band Results:<br>Congratulations to all of our SJ/SAA Band Members who recorded an audition for the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Band! Please see the results below:</p><p>Placed in TPSMEA All-State Band:<br>Raeshma Raaj &#8211; Flute<br>Andre Chavez &#8211; Flute<br>Victor Chen &#8211; Oboe<br>Christopher Casillas &#8211; Tenor Saxophone<br>Noah Ryan &#8211; Trumpet<br>Elias Hugh &#8211; Trumpet<br>Michael Quindt &#8211; Horn<br>Maya Jaaskelainen &#8211; Horn<br>Alexander Mascorro &#8211; Horn<br>Jurist Chan &#8211; Trombone<br>Zachary Mascorro &#8211; Tuba<br>Nicolas Del Valle &#8211; Tuba<br>Alexander Niall &#8211; Percussion <br>Keenan Descartin &#8211; Percussion<br><br><br><br>12/13/2016<br></p>Spectrum Wins Remix Competitionhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=287410/26/2016 12:00:00 AM<img width="445" height="303" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; width: 445px; height: 303px; float: right;" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/spectrum win 2.jpg">Spectrum FRC #3847, the Strake Jesuit and St. Agnes Engineering Team, won The Remix tournament on October 22, 2016 in the Woodlands.National Accolades for Tommy Calaishttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=28229/19/2016 12:00:00 AM<p><img width="232" height="349" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/268A5228.jpg">Director of Student Activities and Theology teacher Tommy Calais has been nominated for the Earl Reum Award. This award, presented by the National Association of Workshop Directors, was designed to recognize individuals for their work with adults.National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalistshttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=28159/15/2016 12:00:00 AM<img width="400" height="282" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/National%20Merit%20Semis(1)WEB.jpg?85655?85658">Congratulations to our National Merit Scholarship Program participants this year! From approximately 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants. <br><br>From the 50,000 high scorers nationwide, about 16,000 have been named National Merit Program Semifinalists, representing the top scorers in each state, and approximately 34,000 others will be commended for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.Tiger Girls Amazing Summer Seasonhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27898/16/2016 12:00:00 AMThe Tiger Girls summer training season draws to a close as the 2016 &#8211; 2017 school year begins. During the season, the Tiger Girls officer lines attended Trendsetters Officer Camp where the Military and Social officer lines won multiple awards for outstanding technique, leadership, and artistry.Spectrum FRC #3847 Reaches Quarterfinals at FIRST UIL Robotics State Championshipshttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27918/1/2016 12:00:00 AM<p><img width="484" height="336" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/DSC_6842.JPG">Houston, TX - - Spectrum FRC #3847, the St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit engineering team, competed at the Texas Robotics Roundup/UIL Robotics State Championship - FIRST Division on July 30 in Austin, TX.AP Scholars Announcedhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27857/25/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>At St. Agnes Academy, students took Advanced Placement (AP) exams in May 2016, earning college credit before they graduated high school.Welcome New Faculty/Staff!http://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27816/27/2016 12:00:00 AM<div>From the Principal:</div><div><br></div><div>Welcome new faculty and staff! I am excited to introduce the following new employees who will be joining the St. Agnes community:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div><b>Carol Bailey</b></div><div><b><i>College Counselor</i></b></div><div>Carol has been working as a counselor since 2007 across the parking lot at Strake Jesuit.Read the Dominican Sisters Statement After Orlandohttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27806/16/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>STOP THE VIOLENCE:<br>A Response to the Murders of Members of the LGBTQ Community in Orlando, FL<br><br>The Dominican Sisters Conference, which unites 19 congregations of Dominican Sisters in the U.S., joins its voice with all who stand against the violence brought on the LGBTQ community in Orlando, Florida. We say unequivocally that violence against any group of people is reprehensible and a crime against all people.<br><br>It is our firm belief that all are created in God&#8217;s image, and deserving of safety, respect, freedom, and opportunity to live free of threat.SAA 2015 Yearbook Recognizedhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27836/15/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>The St. Agnes Class of 2015 Yearbook, Each &amp; All, has been recognized for Yearbook Excellence by Balfour.Coach Robbins Wins 5A Female Coach of the Yearhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27796/10/2016 12:00:00 AMCongratulations to&nbsp;Kristi Robbins,&nbsp;awarded the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 5A Female Coach of the Year! These&nbsp;coaches&nbsp;have displayed an outstanding amount of competition this year and this is a huge testament to the amount of hard work they have put into competing with honor.<br><br>Coach Robbins&nbsp;led her teams to a State Runner-Up finish in Cross Country and a State Championship in Track &amp; Field! We are so proud. Congratulations, Kristi!<br><br><br>6/10/2016<br>Orchestra Medals at State UIL Solo and Ensemble Contesthttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27786/1/2016 12:00:00 AM<p>Please join us in congratulating the following SAA/SJ Band Students who competed at the State UIL Solo&nbsp;and Ensemble Contest this past weekend in Austin! Our students earned 11 medals! Congratulations to the following St. Agnes students who competed:</p><p>Chloe&nbsp;Campo<br>Missy Parma<br>Raeshma&nbsp;Raaj<br><br>6/1/2016<br><br></p>Audrey Welsh Accepted to HGO Voice Studiohttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27705/6/2016 12:00:00 AM<p><img width="314" height="484" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/Audrey Welsh.jpg">St. Agnes junior Audrey Welsh auditioned for and was accepted as one of seven students in the Greater Houston area as a student of The Houston Grand Opera's Voice Studio.Allison Ho Receives Perfect Score on National Spanish Examhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27654/29/2016 12:00:00 AM<img width="400" height="310" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: right;" alt="" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/Allison%20Howeb.jpg">Allison Ho '19 made a PERFECT SCORE of 400 on the National Spanish Exam for Spanish 1. The American Association of Spanish teachers sent Allison a special medal.Smith and Nugent Receive Honors from TASSPhttp://archive.st-agnes.org/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=News&newsletterid=27644/28/2016 12:00:00 AM<p><img width="318" height="300" style="border: 5px solid white; border-image: none; float: left;" src="http://archive.st-agnes.org/html/IMG_9851 FBweb.jpg">Senior <strong>Jamie Smith</strong> was selected for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals All-State Academic Excellence Team.&nbsp; Jamie was chosen by the selection committee as one of the top twenty scholars in the state.