St. Anthony Grade School
For more than 165 years, St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School has served the people of Maui County and Hawaii under the guidance of members of the Sacred Hearts Order, Society of Mary, Marianists, Maryknoll Sisters, and the St. Joseph Sisters of Carondelet orders.
St. Anthony High School has an excellent reputation for maintaining high academic standards. During its sesquicentennial history, more than 15,000 students have graduated from this school. Many furthered their academic pursuits by earning degrees from institutions of higher learning and have established themselves in a variety of professional careers internationally.
The people of Maui recognize the positive contributions our students have made to improve the professional, economic, cultural and moral fabric of our island society. The spirit of community service encouraged at St. Anthony’s has also generated the devotion of invaluable time to countless community projects and volunteer work by our students and graduates.
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Wishing you joy and peace as we prepare for Christ’s birth.
COVETED HONOR. Congratulations to the St. Anthony TrojanBots for their award-winning debut at the FTC Robotics State Finals Tournament. Our team was selected among 24 state competitors for the coveted and respected Connect Award, a recognition given to the team that most connects with their local and engineering community. A true FIRST team is more than a sum of its parts, and recognizes that its schools and community play an essential part in its success. The winner of the Connect Award demonstrates respect and gracious professionalism toward everyone they encounter at an FTC event. A big mahalo to Joanna, Chris, Jalen, Maurica, Josh, Kailen, Hamilton, Jack, Yusuke and Jonathan, Mr.Ugale, Mrs. Bailey and Mr. Collier. Please see attached photo of the team.
CARNEGIE HALL REPEAT! Our hearts are beating proud for the St. Anthony Band student musicians and their director, Everett Yamashita. Following a 2013 appearance, the band has once again been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, and at another festival being held in our nation’s capital in April 2016. The band’s latest festival invitations were featured Sunday, December 14, on Page A3 in The Maui News. "This is an early Christmas present for our St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School ohana,” Principal Pat Rickard told The Maui News. “We are truly blessed to be invited back to Carnegie Hall for a second time."
GATE HELP NEEDED. Please consider volunteering at the gates during the upcoming Girls Soccer games played at the War Memorial Stadium, and at the Basketball Tournament held at the War Memorial Gym. Details are available by calling Ruth Ann DePonte in the Business Office, 244-4190, ext. 238. Schedule and needs for the Girls Soccer games are as follows: December 20, 2 Adults; January 8th, 2015, 1 Adult; January 16, 2015, 1 Adult; January 20th, 2015,1 Adult. For Basketball Tournament: December 19th 3-9 p.m., 2 Adults; December 20, 3-9 p.m., 2 Adults. Help with concessions is also needed on December 18-20.
Wednesday, December 17th ("B" Day, period 3 & 4 full credit finals)
Thursday, December 18th (Exam Make ups)
Students who do not have a full credit course on Wednesday will report to their period 3B and 4B class.
"The brave may not live forever,
but the cautious do not live at all."
This is a quote that closes off an e-mail Principal Patricia Rickard recently received from 1988 St. Anthony graduate Tyson “Titan” Gilroy. You may remember that Titan visited our campus earlier this fall to help launch the installation of the new photovoltaic system on campus as well as provide an inspirational talk to our student body. Titan is a former amateur boxer whose past has included homelessness and prison time. He has turned around his life and has become a successful American entrepreneur who produces his own TV show called Titan American Built on MAVTV.
Titan has provided us links to the two episodes featuring his Maui trip and visit to St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School. Note: The Maui visit is mentioned approximately eight minutes into Episode 105; and our island and school is prominently featured for more than five minutes in Episode 106. Mahalo nui loa to Titan and his TV crew for giving back to his alma mater! We hope you enjoy …
MAUI YOUTH RELAY FOR LIFE 2015. St. Anthony School will be participating in the 13th Annual Maui Youth Relay for Life which benefits the American Cancer Society and features participation from Maui's public and private high schools. Every student on campus was given a permission form on Dec. 1.
Forms are due December 18th and ALL students are encouraged to participate and help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The goal is to get 100 percent participation, even if a person cannot attend the event. Individual fundraiser goal is $100.00 by Jan. 9th. The school theme is "When The Saints Go "Relaying" In" with a Mardi Gras flare. The National Honor Society will also be coordinating the Survivors Dinner that evening. Parent volunteers as chaperones are welcomed as well. Prizes awarded as incentives. For more information, contact Art Fillazar at 244-4190, ext. 227 or 232.
BASKETBALL BENEFIT. The annual St. Anthony Invitational Basketball Tournament takes place from December 18 to 20 at the War Memorial Gymnasium in Wailuku. First toss-up takes place at 3:30 p.m., last game starts at 8 p.m. Tourney features boys basketball teams from the MIL and visiting players from Kauai and Corona, Calif. Proceeds benefit the St. Anthony basketball program. Concessions will be sold. A 3-day tournament pass will be sold on the event’s first day at $15 for each adult; a one-day adult pass costs $6. Students and seniors pay 1-day passes at $3 a piece. Adult volunteers are needed for gate sales running from 3 to 8:30 p.m. on December 19 and 20. Call Ruth Ann DePonte in the Business Office at 244-4190, ext. 228.
Attention all Swimmers: Christmas break practice schedule is as follows: All practices are held 4-6 p.m., at Sakamoto Pool. Remember your running shoes and your water bottle for all practices. Attendance is mandatory to these practices. No practice Friday, December 19. Practices the next two weeks are only the following days: Mondays and Tuesdays, December 22 and 23, and December 29 and 30, and Friday, January 2, 2015, and Monday, January 5, 2015. Mahalo and see you at practice.
Upcoming College Bound Scholarships:
GE Reagan Foundation, due January 8.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship, due January 9.
Gates Millenium, due January 9.
Mamoru & Aiko Takitani, due February 7. However, all materials for interested and eligible seniors should be submitted to the Director of College Guidance no later than January 16. Only one senior will be nominated to the next round and will automatically receive $1,000 for just applying. Every effort will be taken in nominating the best candidate. The top areas, among others that are evaluated, are Financial Need and Academics. Please see Website for more application eligibility and details http://www.takitanifoundation.org/
HMSA Kaima Scholarships, due February 13.
David Ishii Foundation, due April 15.
For a full listing and information on scholarships please visit www.connection.naviance.com/sasmaui, "colleges", "scholarships list".
"Concert Under the Stars" – Join us in giving thanks to the St. Theresa parish and the Maui Catholic community for supporting families seeking a Catholic education. The St. Anthony “Golden Royals” Jazz Orchestra will perform in a special outdoor concert set for 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 28th on the St. Theresa's Church grounds.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Wednesday, December 17 PTG meeting at 5 p.m., Alumni Center.
Thursday-Saturday, December 18-20 – St. Anthony Invitational Basketball Tournament, first toss-up at 3:30 p.m., last game starts at 8 p.m., War Memorial Gymnasium. Features teams from the MIL and visiting teams from Kauai and Corona, Calif. Proceeds benefit the school’s basketball program.
Saturday, January 3 – FIRST Robotics Competition Varsity Level Session Kickoff on Oahu. St. Anthony has a team competing.
Monday, January 12. Columbia University visit (grades 10-12 please register for visit on Naviance).
Wednesday, January 14. Internet Safety Night hosted by Maui Police Department, 6-7:30 p.m. in the St. Anthony Resource Center.
Friday, January 16 – St. Anthony Student Showcase, an evening of sharing our educational experience, 4-7 p.m., school campus.
Saturday, January 17 – St. Anthony Schools All-Campus Open House, 8-9 a.m., Preschool and Grade School; 9-11 a.m., Junior-Senior High School.
Wednesday, January 28 – “Concert Under the Stars,” 6 p.m., St. Theresa Church grounds.
Coaches call. The St. Anthony Golf and Wrestling Teams could use volunteer coaches to guide our athletes. If you’re interested, please contact Athletic Director Brian Millar at email@example.com, or call 244-4190, ext. 225.
Just in time for Christmas! We’ve got a new stock of hoodies and dry fit shirts on sale. Sizes include Youth Large and Youth Extra Large in the dry fit shirts. Contact the Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Development Director Claudine San Nicolas, 244-4190, ext. 268.
RENTAL LEAD. Mr. Collier, St. Anthony’s STEM/Robotics Coordinator is moving his family from Oregon to Maui in February.
They are looking for a two- or three-bedroom home that will accept their furry family members too, hopefully for less than $1,800 a month. If you have a lead, please feel free to email him at email@example.com
Box Tops for Education Did you know that Box Tops can be found on many of the brands you use to make holiday dinners, from potatoes to crescent rolls? Remember to clip those Box Tops and turn them into the SAS Main Office. They really add up! The holidays are a great time to collect extra BoxTops from family and friends. For a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.