Another successful night filled with coffee and talent! The second collaborative Coffee House between St. Anne Church and School, was just as much fun as the first. There was a “small but sweet’ group of talented individuals and plenty of entertainment, including a closing song written by Dr. Pierce.
St. Anne School is 65! We’re so excited to celebrate our 65th year of welcoming children of all faiths! We are grateful for all those who have helped us reach this amazing milestone! Thank you to the surrounding community and parishes. We couldn’t have made it without your support!
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!
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!
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!
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.
St. Anne Catholic Church celebrated First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 14th. Twenty- three 2nd graders from St. Anne School received their First Holy Communion along with many parish children. The children were very excited to be able to receive Jesus in this special sacrament.
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!
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
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.