Anthony Alumni

Spring 2021 Update for TAS Alumni & Supporters

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Anthony Alum (and Parents!)

One evening during the recent snowfall, a TAS father sent an email to the “Panther Dads” asking for snow-shoveling volunteers. The next day, 30 dads arrived and cleared all driveways and parking lots on campus so that teachers and students could safely enter the building. What a community we have! I am always awestruck by the support and loyalty of our parents, whether it is shoveling snow, sewing costumes for a play, shelving books in the library, working the book fair, building a set for a musical, manning the scoreboard or concession stand at a game, or substituting in the classroom, the dedication to our school is utterly remarkable.

I especially love when that allegiance remains even after our graduates leave us for their next phase in life. Alumni are such a vital part of our community and always will be. Each of you has a chapter here in the book of TAS; you are an important brick laid in our foundation. TAS wants to reconnect with you, to learn about the path you're on, and to let you know you are ALWAYS welcome back to the place that started you down the road you travel today. If you are receiving this as a TAS parent, please forward it on to your child - and let us know their email address.


Shana Nolen

Head of School

TAS 50/50 Campaign

Exciting news: an anonymous donor has agreed to donate $100,000 IF and only if we raise $100,000 from now through May.

This past fall, The Anthony School Board of Trustees undertook the launching of a campaign to cover planned exciting enhancements that fall both outside our budget and outside the revenue from our Annual Fund. We are planning for a digital upgrade to our security system. We are looking to purchase additional laptops and iPads for our students and teachers as we extend our coding curriculum to include computer science and computational thinking.

We are also attempting to pay down the debt on our most recent building that houses our cafeteria, kitchen, stage, science lab and upper middle school classrooms; that was the goal of our last capital campaign – a dozen years ago – that got stopped dead in its tracks with the market crash of ’08. Fifty percent of funds raised will go toward reducing that debt while the other fifty percent will be placed toward our security upgrades, new technology and subsequent curriculum enhancements.

Being a part of this school is nothing short of inspiring. Everyday yields the opportunity for ideas and growth. Authentic creativity abounds within these walls. We are fully present each day as we educate our students; we are, at all times, both “in the moment” and planning for the future of our school and its students. TAS Alum and Supporters - you know firsthand that our students are ready for the world when they graduate from The Anthony School!

Please join us in supporting this endeavor. Generous gifts and pledges can advance The Anthony School as we move forward toward our centennial year. It's time to give today!

Shana Nolen, Head of School
Debra Fiser, MD, Campaign Chair

Donate to the 50/50 Campaign Today

Click here to help us reach our goal!

COVID-19 Vaccines

Kavanaugh Pharmacy came to TAS to administer COVID-19 vaccines to our teachers and staff. We appreciate their willingness to ensure our staff was vaccinated!

TAS Alumni Spotlight: Laura Stanley

  • What years did you attend TAS? 1970-84
  • What is your favorite TAS memory? Dodgeball and skating in gym class; typing class - making those pictures on Fridays by following Mrs. Moon’s line by line puzzle directions. I loved the blooper jar in Mrs. Boswell’s classes! Real voting machines for school elections. And I always thought it was so fun when our class was rewarded for good behavior with a lunch trip up to McDonald’s for lunches.
  • How did TAS prepare you to be successful? TAS not only gave me a stellar education but gave me the tools to succeed in future learning, including the ability to process and judge the world around me accurately. I am still grateful for the comprehensive coursework which taught me both practical skills and gave a solid educational foundation for moving forward.
  • Tell us about your degree and occupation. I attended Mt. St. Mary Academy for high school. I earned a BS from TCU in Radio-TV-Film and Journalism; I earned my Graduate Gemologist diploma from Gemological Institute of America, and an MBA from Webster University. I am a 3rd generation jeweler and gemologist specializing in custom design, appraisals, and personal shopping; by appointment only. My website is

Stay in Touch

We want to stay in touch with our alumni! Are you a parent of an alum? Please forward this information to your child (and their friends) and ask them to provide us with their contact information. Click here to update your alumni contact information and help us keep our contact lists up-to-date!

We will add them to our email lists to keep them updated on our future alumni events (as soon as we can safely gather in larger groups) and exciting things happening at the school.

Facebook Group: The Anthony School Alumni

We recently started a Facebook group for TAS Alumni. If you haven't already joined, we encourage you to join today. We are here to support each other, share information about TAS, and promote alumni events.

Class of 2020 Donation

As last spring ended in a different manner, our TAS Class of 2020 looked for a way to give back. The students were not able to go on their planned graduation trip. Instead, they donated money to The Anthony School as well as Potluck Food Rescue and the Brooklyn Project Foundation (both charities they had supported during their time as students at TAS).

The students (and parents) voted to donate money to TAS to update our landscaping as well as provide updates to interior and exterior signage. We are pleased to share that Hocott's Garden Center took care of updating the front flower beds and installing a brick walkway to lead into the school. In a few weeks, Hocott's will deliver spring flowers for our students to plant in the front beds. We can't wait to see the spring color.

Thank you, Class of 2020, for your fabulous support.

Looking for a way to give back to TAS? Reach out to Shana Nolen or Melissa Wolfe to chat about ideas.

2021-2022 Enrollment

It's that time of year! We are planning for next year. If you know any families interested in The Anthony School, it's time for them to reach out to us to learn more. Please tell your friends to reach out to Ann Vanhook to schedule a tour.

Support TAS ParentCrew

As always, ParentCrew (our parent teacher association) is working hard to support the school, students, teachers, and staff. We would like to say thanks to Tacos 4 Life and The Pizzeria for hosting proceed nights to support TAS ParentCrew in January and February. Mark your calendars (and check our social media) for more details on the following nights:

  • Hill Station - eat dinner on the patio (or grab takeout) at Hill Station on March 16! 15% of proceeds from the evening will be donated to TAS ParentCrew.
  • Purple Cow - eat lunch or dinner (or grab takeout) at Purple Cow (Cantrell or Chenal locations) on April 13! 15% of proceeds will be donated to TAS ParentCrew.
  • Belle & Blush - On April 26-27, plan to do your Mother's Day shopping! A portion of the proceeds from those days will be donated to TAS ParentCrew.
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