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Today at Ave Maria Academy

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  • Ave Maria Academy Presents Peter Pan Jr. (click for pictures)

    The 5th-8th grade students made up this year’s drama club. Due to school closure the play was cancelled in May and took place this past weekend with an outdoors performance. The student's rehearsed for the past few weeks to make this show a huge success. Not only did the cast learn their lines, songs, and dances, but they also created and painted the set and ran their own backstage! Congratulations to everyone in drama club for a great performance!
  • Recap of Ave Maria Academy Gala 2020

    What a gorgeous evening we had on Saturday, March 7th with 230 guests enjoying the 17th annual gala at Edinburgh USA Golf Club in Brooklyn Center, MN.  The evening successfully fulfilled what Ave Maria Academy believes:  faith, reason, virtue and community.
     
    Family and friends came together for an amazing evening of fun and generosity.  The gala raised over $212,000!  We are so grateful for the presence of so many of our families as well as the generosity you put forth in making this event possible.  

    To see images from the event visit our gala page: https://www.avemariaacademy.org/news--events/gala
     
  • Coding Club

    5th - 8th grade students displayed projects that they had been working on using the Arduino Uno Microcomputer kit during coding club.  
     
    Projects ranged from sounding buzzers and moving servo motors to multi colored LED lights and a custom built “Lie Detector” with 3-D printed box. All students did a great job in the short 3 classes they had and seemed to have a great time.
     
    A special thank you to Mr. Doug Sabers that helped out with Coding Club as well.
  • Mother/Daughter Event

    It was a great turn out for this year's PreK-4th grade mother/daughter event. The theme was "warm up with mom". Moms and daughters enjoyed hot cocoa, painted mugs, and made valentines for a group of retired Sisters. A good time was had by all!
  • Movies & Macaroni

    To kick off Catholic Schools Week, families gathered in our gymnasium for Movies & Macaroni on Sunday afternoon. They watched Mary Poppins Returns and enjoyed popcorn with their friends. Each family also donated boxes of Macaroni to support a local food bank.
  • Rocks and Minerals

    The 4th graders are studying rocks and minerals. They are testing hardness, luster and color.
  • Pre-K 3 building fine motor skills

    Playing with Play-dough is one way that Pre-K 3 students build hand strength to help support fine motor development and it is fun too!
  • Ave Maria Academy’s 2019 Geography Bee

    Two students from each class in grades 4-8 advanced to the All School Geography Bee. It was an amazing competition between contestants and 4th grader Andrew Sullivan was the winner. Congratulations!
  • Feast Day of St. Nicholas

    Pre-K 3 students enjoyed The Feast Day of St. Nicholas today! They learned about St. Nicholas, enjoyed a treat and made a fun project to remind about this special day. St. Nicholas, Pray for us!
  • Grandparent's Day

    We welcomed our grandparents to Ave Maria Academy today to celebrate Grandparent's Day. This is an annual tradition in which we honor and offer our gratitude to them. The students sang a lovely arrangement of songs and we heard from 8th Grader, Nicholas Gerlach, Grandparent, Kathy Hayes, and Annual Fund Chairs, Brady & Kim Day. With over 200 grandparents in attendance, it was definitely a large family gathering!
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    The upper school students (grades 6th-8th) got the opportunity to go on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI today. This trip is very fitting for our students to make this journey and encounter the richness of the Faith as they experience the pilgrimage and opportunity to offer special prayers to Our Lady.

    The grounds of the Shrine are extensive and include a votive candle chapel, a memorial to the unborn, an outdoor stations of the cross and a rosary walk. The students took part in Holy Mass, toured the shrine and its grounds, stations of the cross with the friars, a holy hour including rosary, evening prayer with the friars, and Benediction.
  • Science Fair

    The Ave Maria Science Fair had many talented young scientists creating projects and competing against their classmates. Congratulations to our 1st place winners – David Bakke: 8th Grade, Ruby Ryan: 7th Grade & Brooke Huegel: 6th Grade.
  • Mom's Night Out

    Thank you to all the moms that took time from their busy schedule and family to come out and help make our Fall Fondue Moms Night a success! We had good food and even better company, as we welcomed new AMA moms and caught up with others. Many laughs were shared.
  • Virtual Reality

    The 8th graders got to use Virtual Reality goggles compliments of CSCOE's STEM lending library through the University of St. Thomas.
  • Crusader Classic 5K

    Even though we had to cancel the race, the students had some fun this week with a 5K spiritwear day, ice cream social, and class goal parties. 
  • Buddies & Applesauce

    The Pre-K Four students and their 5th grade buddies made applesauce.
  • Physical Science Class

    The 8th grade physical science students measured the changing mass of gum from chewing.
  • New Playground

    Thank you to all of the families that came out tonight to celebrate in the ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing in honor of our new playground. And a special thank you to the volunteers and donors that helped make this dream come true for our students.
  • Summer Camp

    Summer camp is off to a great start! What a fun experience for all of the kids. They created some science experiments, The Bakken Museum made a visit to teach them about coding and circuitry, KidzArt helped the students create a masterpiece, and then they finished off the week with a field trip to the Science Museum. 

  • 2019 Ave Maria Golf Classic

    It was a beautiful day for golf! With 120 golfers, and a full day of fun in the sun, the Ave Maria Golf Classic was a huge success. Hope you can join us next year at Medina Golf & Country Club on June 1, 2020.
    Congratulations to the winning team with a score of 53.
    Doug Sabers, Dan Sabers, Dave Mydland & Dave Hastings
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