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Today at Ave Maria Academy

List of 20 news stories.

  • 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
  • Band Concert

    This is the fourth year for our band program and twenty-three, 4th-8th grade band students held an impressive performance for their family and friends. The students are instructed by Mr. Pete Enblom with McPhail Center for Music. They played a number of songs, and impressed the school with their talents in such a short time of learning their instruments. We hope that the upcoming 4th graders will be interested in this growing program at Ave Maria. 
  • May Crowning

    On Friday, May 10th the students, staff, family and friends of Ave Maria Academy honored Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth with a beautiful votive Mass, procession, and crowning. God blessed us with the presence of His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke as well as sunshine and warmth. Praise God for His Goodness and Beauty!
  • Ave Maria Academy Presents Singin' In The Rain

    Fifty-two amazing 5th-8th grade students made up this year’s drama club. Last week, they performed Singin' In The Rain for two separate shows. The students and grandparents loved seeing the show on Friday, and it was a packed gym of family and friends on Saturday night! 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!
  • 1st Grade Reading Campout!!

    They are always ready for S'MORE Knowledge! The 1st graders had a fun time reading under their tents.
  • 6th Grade Apostolic Field Trip – Trillium Woods Nursing Home

    For the 6th grade apostolic field trip, they went to Trillium Woods Nursing Home and Care Facility, where some students shared their God given talents such as playing a musical instrument, singing, juggling, tap dancing and more! Students played games with some of the residents, as well as read to them.
  • Ave Maria Academy Gala 2019

    The winter weather on Saturday, March 9th did not stop over 250 guests from enjoying the 16th annual gala at the Minneapolis Marriot Northwest in Brooklyn Park, MN.  The evening successfully fulfilled what Ave Maria Academy believes:  faith, reason, virtue and community. 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.
  • Both girls basketball teams win the championship title.

    The B team and the Junior Varsity girls basketball teams both ended the season winning the championship game in the NSPSL tournament. The B Team had one loss and the Junior Varsity team finished the season undefeated. Go Crusaders!
  • Maple Grove Fire Department

    The Kindergarten students learn about fire safety from the Maple Grove Fire Department.
  • Quarter 2 Honor Roll

    An amazing 62 students studied hard and achieved honor roll this quarter.
  • Family Dance

    The family dance was a huge success. DJ Bill was behind the turntable and the students danced the entire afternoon to a few of their favorites like the Macarena, The Chicken Dance and the Hokey Pokey. They also collected Jam and Jelly for Catholic Schools Week to bring to the local food bank.
  • 5th Grade Ecosystem Dioramas

    The 5th grade students presented dioramas of various ecosystems including taigas, tundras, deciduous forests and coral reefs in Science. Come visit the 5th grade room to take a closer look! These students are really creative! 
  • Story Time

    The kindergarten students enjoyed a gingerbread story with our Principal Mrs. Danielson. Followed by the story, they got to eat gingerbread cookies!
  • Christmas Pageant

    The Ave Maria Academy Christmas Pageant was held on Friday, December 21st at 6:30pm. The students, under the direction of Mrs. Elizabeth Kira and Miss Mia McCoy, sang a variety of Christmas songs. The older grades performed a Christmas play that was narrated by the students. The band played throughout the evening and then the concert ended with the entire school singing Oh Come All Ye Faithful.
  • Geography Bee

    7th grader wins longest Geography Bee in school history!
    Ave Maria’s 2019 Geography Bee was held on Thursday, December 13th. Two students from each class in grades 4-8 advanced to the All School Geography Bee.
    In an amazing competition the contestants were lowered to 2 students – 7th graders, Jackson Day and Katia Szwejbka. After 15 championship round tie-breaker questions Katia Szwejbka persevered and won the Geography Bee! Jackson Day took 2nd place while 4th grader James Laney took 3rd place. Congratulations Katia!
  • Grandparent's Day

    We welcomed our grandparents to Ave Maria Academy 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, Arianna Roban, Board Member, Brenda McGrath, and Annual Fund Chairs, Mark & Terri Schoenfelder. With over 200 grandparents in attendance, it was like a large family gathering!
  • All Saints' Day

    The celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints’ Day was a joyous one. Saints were all over the place as all the students and teachers dressed up as saints they look up to and admire. The Parade of All Saints was led by the upper school students, into the gymnasium, singing the Litany of Saints. Then, in front of peers, family, and friends, the students went on stage to introduce themselves and the saints in which they were dressed. The festivities ended with a pizza lunch and recess with their buddies. What a day!
  • Girls Volleyball B Team

    The girls volleyball B Team won their league championship with a first place trophy. GO CRUSADERS!!
  • Mass of the Holy Spirit 2018

    Praise. Honor. Proclaim.
    The 4th-8th grade students had a wonderful experience as they joined thousands of other Catholic school students from across the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in the celebration of Holy Mass. This took place at U.S. Bank Stadium! 

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