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In this workshop, local partners at Backflip will help students tap their creativity to make a video in a format of documentary, motion graphics, or live action.

Teachers will walk them through the stages of film production. We’ll explore how movies are made, what digital technology is based upon, and how it works, and we’ll get to view some cool video to see how the pros do it.

Summer workshops are a fantastic way to engage the mind and keep boredom at bay this summer for any student entering 5-9th grade. Workshop is held 10 AM – 2 PM daily.

REGISTER

Visit www.ambroseacademy.org/workshops for a more detailed description of each workshop and to register.

COST

Attend one Summer Workshop for $200/student or register for BOTH weeks for $350/student!

Get ready to get your hands dirty and become a scientist, farmer, chef, and taster for a week!

We will approach our themes from all sorts of angles, with many hands-on experiments, a visit to a farm, learning about soil and the critters in them, and tracing the path from soil to ice cream. Learn to put skills acquired to the test in the field.

Summer workshops are a fantastic way to engage the mind and keep boredom at bay this summer for any student entering 5-9th grade. Workshop is held 10 AM – 2 PM daily.

REGISTER

Visit www.ambroseacademy.org/workshops for a more detailed description of each workshop and to register.

COST

Attend one Summer Workshop for $200/student or register for BOTH weeks for $350/student!

Join St. Ambrose Academy for a faculty speaker event featuring Ms. Theresa Klinkhammer, SAA religion teacher and Director of Student Ministries. Ms. Klinkhammer will share a talk based on a text that is a part of our senior high religion curriculum and is especially timely for Catholics who want to incorporate their faith more into their daily lives.

Blessed Columba Marmion was a leader of the liturgical renewal in the early 20th century. His book, Christ in His Mysteries, shows how we enter into the mysteries of Christ’s life by living liturgically.

This talk will first delve into Marmion’s thought concerning participation in Christ’s mysteries and then explore this idea through looking at the power of the propers of the Mass, especially those of the Easter season.

For an even richer behind-the-scenes musical experience, come to the St. Ambrose Academy Musical Dinner Theater on Thursday, March 24, 2022!

Be the first to see this year’s musical, enjoy a reception, catered dinner, behind-the-scenes program, and tickets to the preview performance on the evening before the show officially opens.

This will be a night at the theater that will entertain and delight – don’t miss it!

Tickets on sale now! Space is limited so reserve your seats today at www.ambroseacademy.org/dinner-theater.

Schedule of Events

5:00-5:30PM | Reception at St. Christopher Parish, Verona

5:30-6:45 PM | Dinner & Program at St. Christopher Parish, Verona

7:00-9:30 PM | Preview Performance at 300 Richards Street, Verona

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
for the Success of the New Building Campaign

On Monday, February 14, there will be an all-school pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin – the only approved apparition site in the United States! – to beg Our Lady’s intercession for the success of our building campaign.

We would like to issue a warm invitation to families and those who care about our mission to join us, whether in person or in spirit!

Details

If you are interested in coming to the Shrine on Monday, February 14, you will find the St. Ambrose group at the 11:00am Mass at the Shrine. The group will pray afterwards (some kind of novena/prayer and personal prayer) while smaller groups of ~20 take turns visiting the apparition site.

If you are unable to meet us at the Shrine in person, we encourage you to pray in a particular way for the students and the success of our building campaign this coming Monday.

With the Lord’s blessing and the collaboration of many, we will continue to see a flourishing of the faith among young people and families in south-central Wisconsin!

For the success of the New Building Campaign, on Monday, February 14 there will be an all-school pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI to beg Our Lady’s intercession for our new building.

This is the site of the only approved Marian apparition in the United States. Mary appeared to Adele Brise in 1859 and told her, “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation. Teach them their catechism, how to sign themselves with the sign of the cross, and how to approach the Sacraments. That is what I wish you to do. Go and fear nothing. I will help you.”

This call from Our Lady had been of great importance to the St. Ambrose community, and we trust that Our Lady will give us her help in the building project.

We will depart at 8:00am sharp and return around 3:30pm. We would love for many parents, families, and friends of SAA to accompany us on this journey of faith. Please contact Miss Klinkhammer if you would be willing to chaperone or if your family would like to caravan with us.

Because of Catholic Schools Week, the day-long Eucharistic Adoration for the month of February will be moved to Friday, February 11. We will need parent-adorers from 8:00am-3:00pm.

Coach: Mr. Hamm

Junior High Basketball participates with the ALCS teams during the MAISL season. Practices will start the week of November 15, first games are scheduled for the first weekend in December, and the season will end either on March 6 or 13 with a league tournament. The fee to play is $120.00.

Parents will need to provide transportation to ALCS for practices that will be held after school hours.

Please help the students and staff at St. Ambrose celebrate the feast day of Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro with delicious “Cocol” Sweetbread Rolls on Tuesday, November 23.
You can help us by baking one (or more!) dozen rolls following the recipe in this link. Please individually wrap each roll in a ziploc baggie so we can serve the students during lunch on Tuesday. Please send the rolls to St Ambrose by the end of the day on Monday, November 22.
We also would appreciate having 1-2 parent volunteers to help serve the rolls during lunch time on Tuesday, November 23.
Just in case you missed it, here is a WEBSITE LINK TO THE RECIPE.

Coach: Mr. Highman

Junior High Basketball participates with the ALCS teams during the MAISL season. Practices will start the week of November 15, first games are scheduled for the first weekend in December, and the season will end either on March 6 or 13 with a league tournament. The fee to play is $120.00.

Parents will need to provide transportation to ALCS for practices that will be held after school hours.

Coach: Mr. Hassell

Junior High Basketball participates with the ALCS teams during the MAISL season. Practices will start the week of November 15, first games are scheduled for the first weekend in December, and the season will end either on March 6 or 13 with a league tournament. The fee to play is $120.00.

Parents will need to provide transportation to ALCS for practices that will be held after school hours.

Coach: Justin Schmiesing

Junior High Basketball participates with the ALCS teams during the MAISL season. Practices will start the week of November 15, first games are scheduled for the first weekend in December, and the season will end either on March 6 or 13 with a league tournament. The fee to play is $120.00.

Parents will need to provide transportation to ALCS for practices that will be held after school hours.

Coach: Barb Schmiesing

Junior High Basketball participates with the ALCS teams during the MAISL season. Practices will start the week of November 15, first games are scheduled for the first weekend in December, and the season will end either on March 6 or 13 with a league tournament. The fee to play is $120.00.

Parents will need to provide transportation to ALCS for practices that will be held after school hours.

All school audition day. Be prepared for choreography and vocal audition. Important information is below:

Please note that auditions will be a bit different this year. There will be 3 distinct groups with different audition times as follows. Students should oly be at auditions during their audition times listed below.

6th & 7th Graders – 3:45pm-4:40pm. Parents should pick up these students promptly at 4:40pm. They will not need to come back to callbacks on Friday.

8th Grade & Up Boys – 4:30pm-5:30pm. Students should gather in classroom 1 when they arrive and can review the choreography together until called to the gym. Parents should pick up these students promptly at 5:30pm.

8th Grade & Up Girls – 5:20pm-6:30pm. Students should gather in classroom 1 when they arrive and can review the choreography together until called to the gym.

Boys should wear dress pants and button up shirt with either jazz shoes or dress shoes that they can dance in.

Girls should wear either nice dress pants and blouse, or a skirt/dress (not too short) with either leggings or shorts underneath since they will be kicking. They should wear either jazz or character dance shoes, or flat dress shoes they can dance in.

Performance dates are March 25, 26, and 27, 2022.

All school audition day. Be prepared for choreography and vocal audition. Important information is below:

Please note that auditions will be a bit different this year. There will be 3 distinct groups with different audition times as follows. Students should oly be at auditions during their audition times listed below.

6th & 7th Graders – 3:45pm-4:40pm. Parents should pick up these students promptly at 4:40pm. They will not need to come back to callbacks on Friday.

8th Grade & Up Boys – 4:30pm-5:30pm. Students should gather in classroom 1 when they arrive and can review the choreography together until called to the gym. Parents should pick up these students promptly at 5:30pm.

8th Grade & Up Girls – 5:20pm-6:30pm. Students should gather in classroom 1 when they arrive and can review the choreography together until called to the gym.

Boys should wear dress pants and button up shirt with either jazz shoes or dress shoes that they can dance in.

Girls should wear either nice dress pants and blouse, or a skirt/dress (not too short) with either leggings or shorts underneath since they will be kicking. They should wear either jazz or character dance shoes, or flat dress shoes they can dance in.

Performance dates are March 25, 26, and 27, 2022.

All school audition day. Be prepared for choreography and vocal audition. Important information is below:

Please note that auditions will be a bit different this year. There will be 3 distinct groups with different audition times as follows. Students should oly be at auditions during their audition times listed below.

6th & 7th Graders – 3:45pm-4:40pm. Parents should pick up these students promptly at 4:40pm. They will not need to come back to callbacks on Friday.

8th Grade & Up Boys – 4:30pm-5:30pm. Students should gather in classroom 1 when they arrive and can review the choreography together until called to the gym. Parents should pick up these students promptly at 5:30pm.

8th Grade & Up Girls – 5:20pm-6:30pm. Students should gather in classroom 1 when they arrive and can review the choreography together until called to the gym.

Boys should wear dress pants and button up shirt with either jazz shoes or dress shoes that they can dance in.

Girls should wear either nice dress pants and blouse, or a skirt/dress (not too short) with either leggings or shorts underneath since they will be kicking. They should wear either jazz or character dance shoes, or flat dress shoes they can dance in.

Performance dates are March 25, 26, and 27, 2022.

There will be a winter gear drive this week lead by the St. Vincent de Paul Youth Service Council. Please consider donating hats, warm gloves or mittens, scarves, hand warmers, or warm socks.

The deadline for items is Friday, November 19.

A donation box will be in the workroom of the school.

Students should wear dress uniforms; boys should remember to wear their ties. All students should wear button-down shirts with 3/4-length or full sleeves; sleeves should not be rolled up. Photos will be taken in the morning.

Faculty that teach in the afternoon will be able to take their picture on retake day.

Interested in auditioning for the St. Ambrose spring musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers? Come to the audition workshop on Friday, October 29, from 4:30-6:30pm.

Attendees will: meet the directors, receive an introduction to the show and its characters, learn the audition choreography, and receive music and tips for vocal auditions.

To register for the audition workshop, add your name to the sign-up sheet on Mrs. Hineline’s office door or send her an email.

Questions? Ask Mrs. Hineline, musical director!

The plan is for each student join the region group closest to where they live or where families are already transporting other children for school. Assignments will be emailed as soon as possible. Please email or call Michelle LeVeque with any questions, requests, comments, or concerns.

Middleton Region: Drop off and pick up location is St. Peter Catholic Church. Arrive in time for Mass at 8:15am. Pickup at 3:00pm.

Mount Horeb Region: Drop off and pickup location is St. Mary of Pine Bluff. Arrive in time for Mass at 7:00am. Pickup at 3:00pm.

Madison Region: Drop off and pickup location is at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Arrive in time for Mass at 8:30am. Pickup at 3:00pm.

Verona Region: Drop off and pickup location is St. Christopher Parish. Arrive in time for Mass at 8:30am. Pickup at 3:00pm.

Students should bring a sack lunch, snack, water bottle, work gloves, dress for the weather with school spirit wear, and a positive attitude.

The St. Ambrose School building will also be a location option in case transportation or another factor is an issue for families.

Parents can still sign up to chaperone and will earn 8 service hours for their involvement.

The new diocesan Xavier Mission Team is putting on an awesome retreat at Camp Gray for the Junior High students on Friday, October 15. We will take a bus to Camp Gray. Lunch is provided by the Camp Gray staff. Students will be outside for part of the day, so they should dress in weather-appropriate clothing. Students may wear SAA spirit-wear or solid-colored sweatshirts, jeans, or athletic pants (no leggings or tight clothing).

Please fill out the linked permission slip and Camp Gray waiver and give them to Mrs. Gilmore in the front office by Tuesday, October 12. The $25 fee will be billed through your FACTS account.

We are in need of parent chaperones for the trip. If you would like to chaperone, please email Miss Klinkhammer.