School News

Bank of America Charlotte LEAD for Women Symposium

The St. Anne High School Girl UP club was invited to attend the Bank of America Charlotte LEAD for Women Symposium this year. This symposium was a part of an ongoing effort by Bank of America to empower women to enrich their lives, as well as those of their families and communities, and help to create stronger economies worldwide.  The girls attended breakout sessions that focused on personal development, and were afforded an opportunity to have a private luncheon and question and answer session with some of the bank’s top leaders.  A special thank you to Mrs. Patricia Clement for inviting our girls to such an incredible event.  We are blessed!

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Mission Work in Guatemala

Katherine (St. Anne alum) and Spencer Lukas visited St. Anne for a presentation on their mission work in Guatemala. Katherine and Spencer’s work includes weekly feeding programs for local children, building homes for widows and orphans, installing stoves as well as water filtration systems for communities, and acting as in-country liasons for short term missionary groups. All this great work is done side by side with other missionaries, community leaders and fantastic Guatemalen friends.  We are very proud of their work!

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Catholic Schools Week

Mark your calendars for Catholic Schools Week!  The week long celebration begins on Sunday, January 29th and ends on Saturday, February 4th this year.  St. Anne students will kick off the week with mass at their parish in school uniform.  We’ll end the week with a bang with the Faculty vs. 8th Grade Basketball Game- a school tradition you don’t want to miss!  Be on the look out for more details in January!

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Author Visit

On Wednesday, December 14th, our students enjoyed a visit from author and St. Anne parent, CJ Bass!  CJ’s new book, “Why Me? Why Anyone?”,  about bullying prompted great discussion on the topic.  Many thanks to CJ for her inspirational reading of the book to our students and for the many signed copies.

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Martinson Scholarship 2016

Congratulations Kieu Mai

The Martinson Family (Ellie and Marty) have been involved in St. Anne School for more than 30 years!  They have supported and served our school in every possible way.  Still today, both Ellie and Marty volunteer reading to students and have served on several boards throughout this time.

The Martinsons, along with St. Anne School established the Kim Martinson Scholarship to honor their daughter’s life. Kim was an alumna of St. Anne School and active member of St. Anne Parish, whose life tragically ended at the age of 22 on December 29, 1997. This morning, we thank the Martinsons for their generosity, continued support and devotion to St. Anne School and excitedly announce the winner of the Kim Martinson Memorial Scholarship for the 2016-2017 school year. Today we congratulate Kieu Mai for being the recipient of the 2016 Kim Martinson Scholarship…and her family!

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John Paul the Great Arts Program


January 6, 2016

St Anne School in Rock Hill announced today the launch of John Paul the

Great Program for the Arts, a comprehensive fine and performing arts program for grades

K3-12. The program will include a certificate program for talented high school students,

opportunities in the fine and performing arts for all students grades K3-12, and scholarship

opportunities for high school students.

The program will be under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Pierce. Dr. Pierce earned a masters in

Performance Studies from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and received a PhD with distinction

in Theater History and Performance Studies from University of Pittsburgh.

Families interested in the arts program, applying to the high school program, or auditioning for

one of St. Anne’s arts scholarship should contact Mrs. Lisa Espinal at, 803-324-4814.

Mission Statement

John Paul the Great Program for the Arts is inspired by John Paul II’s Letter to Artists and is built

on the premise that the Arts are essential to the cognitive and spiritual development of the whole

person. We believe that the Arts are an essential component to a strong Christian community

and developing Catholic hospitality. The goals of the program are:

-to educate all St. Anne students in the Arts

-to train St. Anne students showing talent and drive in the Arts

-to create a nourishing Christian community that reaches out to the larger community

-to inspire our educators to innovate and imagine new forms of teaching

The program will do this by:

-providing core and elective classes in art, music, creative writing, and the performing arts

-innovating extra-curricular programming to supplement our strong core curriculum

-inviting guest artists and master teachers in to interact with the student body

-hosting programming (performances, exhibits, and concerts) that engages our students with

the school body, the parish, and the larger community

-employing the Arts across the curriculum in using the Arts Program to assist all teachers in

innovating instructional methods that include the arts.


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