#SaveHAA

May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 8:53 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon
By Jaclyn Asztalos

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May 1, 2013 Updated May 1, 2013 at 8:53 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The students of Holy Angels Academy are turning to twitter to make a last ditch effort after finding out about their closing at the end of the school year Tuesday afternoon.

Some of the tweets are suggestions on how to keep the school open while others are just showing support for the historic academy.

There are still a number of fundraisers being planned in part to help pay back the Grey Nuns, who donated $1 million of their retirement fund to try and save the school they founded over 150 years ago.

The school's biggest gala, the annual Holy Angels Gala, will still be held this weekend.

Alumna of the school are also holding an event to raise money on Monday.

The closure of the school is due to a decline in enrollment and the entire school community said the announcement was unexpected and devastating.

"You just would never expect it," said eighth grader Kaitlyn Dennee. "The teachers--everyone was crying. It was a huge hit."

"We could have tried to do something or at least prepare ourselves for this," said parent Kelly Brouillard. "It was like a punch to the gut."

"We show how much of a family we are and we're kind of hoping there's a chance to save us," said student Megan Myier.

The alumni fundraiser will take place at Fat Bob's Bar on Monday May 6th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The girls are now looking for donations and other fundraising ideas.

You can tweet your ideas using #SaveHAA. The girls say their school is not only important to them, but say it's a part of Buffalo's history.