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.
Announcements (mouseover to pause):
MAHALO PTG. Thank you to the PTG for welcoming us back from fall break with a generous gift bag and best wishes for a new quarter. The staff and faculty at St. Anthony appreciate all your support!
PTG POSTPONEMENT. Tonight’s PTG meeting has been postponed until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Alumni Center. All parents are welcome to attend.
TITAN VISIT. We’re hosting this week Class of ’88 graduate Titan Gilroy, a successful entrepreneur and former amateur boxer, who made the time to share his inspirational story with students and staff at a special assembly on Tuesday, Oct. 14. (To read more about Titan, pick up the Oct. 13 edition of The Maui News; subscribers can view the story online at www.mauinews.com.)
You can also read a Wall Street Journal article, December 2, 2008 at http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB122818101524870939.
Mr. Gilroy had a productive career as an amateur boxer, but has also been in trouble with the law. He's turned his life around since his boxing days and owns a machine shop that produces parts for NASA, BMW and HNu Photonics. He’ll be starring in a reality TV show “Titan American Built” premiering Oct. 24 on MavTV. A short preview can be at http://www.mavtv.com Titan is currently on island to help install solar panels for the church and school's new photovoltaic power system. Mr. Gilroy’s TV crew is taping footage for the reality show on our campus.
TESTING SKILLS. Congratulations to all the students who took the PSAT/NMSQT! Results will be issued between December and January. The PSAT/NMSQT assesses critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyond. The PSAT/NMSQT helps students become college ready. It provides detailed feedback on skills, access to scholarships and personalized online tools, and excellent practice for the SAT.
For more information check out: https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt
SHOT FORMS. Final reminder: 7th & 8th graders must submit their Flu Vaccine forms on Thursday, Oct. 16.
SURVEY SAYS. Parents and guardians are asked to submit the “Annual Income Eligibility Parent Survey” to the school office by Thursday, Oct. 16. The form was distributed in September and helps to determine whether our school qualifies for federally-funded Title I services for next school year. The supplementary resources will help target improvements in academic achievement, especially in the core areas of reading and math.
DIVE IN. There will be a short informational meeting after school at 2:45 p.m. on Monday Oct. 20, in Coach Jim Reynolds’ classroom for all students interested in St. Anthony swimming and diving team. Practices start in early November. Check out the meeting even if you have never swam before and would like to learn how to compete in this fun, lifelong sport. 7th and 8th graders are also welcome, and so are any students interested in springboard diving. Coach Jim, Coach Karl, and Coach Annette look forward to seeing you all at the meeting. Go Trojans!
The Making a Difference – Maui Youth and Family Services Maui Youth and Family Services will be having two parent nights on campus at 5 pm. Oct. 17th in Room 21, and 5 p.m. again, Oct. 24 in the library.
The parent night presentations will cover information about "The Making a Difference" curriculum that will take place in religion classes starting at the end of October through the beginning of December. It is an evidence based abstinence approach to STD's, Teen Pregnancy and HIV prevention. Grades 8-12 families are welcome to attend either parent night to get more information about this program. Students in grades 8-12 need to have signed a consent form to participate. Please see attached forms below if you have not turned it in to your religion teacher yet, or you can turn in the forms after either night presentation.
GET YOUR DINNER AUCTION TICKETS. Tickets for the November 15 Strength in Unity Gala are now on sale. The next general Gala Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Alumni Center. Call Ruth Ann Deponte in the Business Office at 244-4190, ext. 228; or e-mail email@example.com
STRAPPING UP. The school band is looking for old belts, adjustable bag straps, or harness straps of any size or color. The bags can be broken or torn as all we really want are the straps. We are working on a percussion project and want to reuse these items to build our instruments. These items can be dropped off at the band room. Feel free to direct questions to Mr. Yamashita at 244-4190, ext. 226, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
RAISING DOUGH. Aunty Betty Ventura and her crew are back at it this month with baking bread and providing proceeds to benefit student financial assistance. Juniors and their family and friends are serving as October’s volunteer crew on Tuesdays, our designated bread sale days. All help is welcomed. To place an order, call Aunty Betty by 5 p.m. Mondays, 878-1897; or on bread sale day, call by 12 noon, the school Business Office, 244-4190, ext. 228. It’s $6 for a delicious fresh loaf!
CARD RETURNS. Money and unsold cards from the Trojan Card sales that started in August were due Sept. 30. Students who do not return unsold cards to the Business Office will be asked to pay for them. Mahalo for supporting our SAS Athletic Program.
SMILE FOR ST. ANTHONY. Parents and guardians are asked to sign off the photo release forms distributed Sept. 10 during homeroom. See attachment. Please return the forms to the Main Office. Another option: Scan a signed form and e-mail: email@example.com. Don’t forget to circle the give/not give permission option.
FORMS PLEASE. Please sign and submit as soon as possible the important forms at the back of the 2014-2015 handbook. If you have not yet received your handbook, please contact the school immediately. Mahalo for your cooperation.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Wednesday, October 15 – PSAT for grades 9-11.
Friday, October 17 – 12:30 p.m., University of Colorado, Boulder.
Fridays, October 17, and October 24 – 5 p.m., Maui Youth and Family Services Parent Meeting for Making a Difference. Meet in Room 21 on Oct. 17; or in the library on Oct. 24.
Thursday, October 23 – 6 p.m., Gala Committee meeting, Alumni Center.
October 20-29 – Terra Nova testing for 7th and 8th graders.
Wednesday, November 5 – Veteran’s Day Tribute Concert, 5:30 p.m., St. Anthony Church Center.
Wednesday, November 12 – Patriotic Program in appreciation of our U.S. Veterans, 8:15 a.m., St. Anthony Church Center.
Thursday, November 13 – 8 a.m., Seattle University.
Saturday, November 15 – 5-9 p.m., Strength in Unity Gala, King Kamehameha Golf Club House.
Thursday, November 20 – 6-8 p.m., Colorado Colleges Forum Presentation.
Horatio Alger Association scholarship due Oct. 25.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship due Oct. 31.
College Visit Dates – Please check Naviance for dates and to register!
*see Naviance for more college visit and scholarship listing*