Upcoming Academy Events in 2018

January 18, 2018


Photo Credit: Mei Lamison/Achona Online

From Jan. 12, 2018, there are 146 days left in the second semester.

During the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year, there are many upcoming events for Academy girls to look forward to. From school plays, to the Junior Ring Ceremony, to Prom, student’s planners will be booked throughout the coming months.

Here are the main events occurring during this semester:

Jan. 12 – Unplugged Vocal Performances

Students will be performing songs that they have prepared at the Bailey Center on Friday night.

“I am very excited to participate in this event. I love to sing, and I get to perform with my friend. We are singing ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran,” says Rylie Schindler (‘20).

Jan. 13 – So You Think You Can Dance

This coming Saturday, student dance performances will be held at the Scarpo Family Theater.

Photo Credit: Sam Garateix/AchonaOnline The performance is directed by Sam Garateix.

Jan. 26 – Junior Ring

The class of 2019 will receive their class rings during this ceremony.



Jan. 30 – Poetry Out Loud

During this assembly, one representative of each grade will read a poem to compete against their peers.


Jan. 29 – Feb. 2 – Catholic Schools Week 

During the week of activities, students will have Community Service Day and play Jagball.

Feb. 3 – Girls Rising Art Show

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education and empowerment, will be hosting an art show on Saturday at the Bailey Center.

“By taking my own photos I realized that art really inspires people to change. Not only to change their mindset but to tell stories and gain perspectives of someone else. I am using this art to change how girls are viewed around the world,” says Haley Palumbo (’18).


Haley Palumbo (used with permission)
There are two student representatives per grade in Girl Rising.

Feb. 11 – Talent Show

The talent show will benefit the class of 2018’s senior endowment. Peers, teachers, parents, and friends, can come watch students perform.

“I was in the talent show last year and I had a really good time. I performed an Irish dance from the musical ‘Lord of the Dance’ and I won,” said Maddie Boback (’20).

When Boback competed last year, she became the first freshman to win the talent show.

“It was a super fun event, my Grandpa came to see me dance, so it was really special for me.”

March 12-16 – Mini-Course Week and Mission Trips

During this week students will either be able to stay at various locations providing service work, stay at school and attend fun mini-courses, participate in an internship, or go on college trips.

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March 23 – Spring Comedy

All acting students at Academy, under the direction of acting teacher, Jared Porter, will be working together to put on a comedy for their fellow peers.

“Students in our acting class are the participants in this spring comedy. All students involved have an active role in the selection of the production. It’s a play for students selected by students,” says Alexa Fredericks (‘20).

March 29 – April 6 – Easter Spring Break!

Whether you’re traveling with family or staying home with friends, Spring Break is a week to relax.

Photo Credit: Sophia Montero (used with permission)
A popular activity among Academy girls during spring break is to go to the beach with friends.

April 12-20 – Cinderella

Academy’s 2018 Spring Musical will be “Cinderella.” The production will take place at the Bailey Center in the Scarpo Theatre.

April 20-25 – Arts Fest

Student’s artwork will be on display for a week for peers and visitors to observe.

Photo Credit: Katelyn Chau (used with permission)
“I’m so excited for Arts Fest this year. I think it’s a great opportunity for our school’s artists to show off their work that they have done,” says Katelyn Chau (’20).

April 16 – 21 – Spirit Week

During this fun week of games and activities, organized by Golden Girls, all grades will compete against each other for the spirit stick.

April 21 – Prom

Juniors and seniors will be dancing their way through prom on April 21.  

“I love dancing and hanging out with my friends. Last year I couldn’t make it to formal, so I’m super excited to go to prom with all of my friends this year,” says Caitlyn Asher (‘19).

May 10 – Seniors Running of the Halls & Pool Party

Seniors will say their goodbyes to Academy by running through the hall and jumping into the pool.

May 16 – Senior Farewell Field Day

All students will join each other outside for a day of games and activities to honor the senior class. Golden Girls, with the help of TLC,  will be in charge of the event.

“The senior farewell day will be a fun way for all of us to join together to wish our seniors luck as their off to college,” says Joely Barkett (‘20).

May 23 – Silver Coffee and Senior Induction Ceremony

The class of 2019 will be recognized as alumni of  AHN.

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May 29 – Class of 2018 Commencement

The class of 2018 will have their graduation ceremony at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

“I’m super excited for graduation. I am excited to see how Academy has prepared for the real world. I cannot wait to use the lessons ‘I’ve learned here and apply them to life in college,” says Nyla Jacobs (’19).

June 1 – HS Grades 9-11 Awards Assembly

Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors will be recognized for their achievements throughout the school year.

Photo Credit: Caitlyn Asher (used with permission)
“I think the awards ceremony becomes more interesting and exciting sophomore year because you, your friends, and other classmates are being inducted into many honors societies and feel more included in the ceremony,” says Asher.
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