We are excited to announce that we have received the final blessing from the Diocese of Charleston to relocate St. Anne High School to the beautiful St. Philip Neri campus in Fort Mill. St. Philip Neri has agreed to continue this partnership until a permanent arrangement is made to meet the needs of K3-12. Bishop Gugliemone, in his ongoing support of the revitalization of Catholic education, has also granted permission for a study to be conducted to determine the most effective growth plan for Catholic education in our Deanery (York County). The Bishop writes, “I am excited to hear of the continued success of St. Anne School and look forward to working together as the project progresses. In the meantime, I will keep the faithful of St. Anne and St. Philip Neri in my prayers”.
Congratulations to Rileigh Pack, Grace Riginos, and the entire staff of the St. Anne High School literary magazine, Eustoria. The magazine was selected by the National Council of Teachers of English to receive the rank of Excellent in the 2016 NCTE Student Literary Magazine competition. The magazine was compared with those of other schools nominated in the same state during the year and was judged to be of highest quality. We are so proud of our innovative students and look forward to this year’s magazine. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Eustoria, please email email@example.com.
Congratulations to Carly Kennedy! Carly was selected to be the goalkeeper for the 2004 GPS FC Bayern National Team for the 2017 Season. The GPS FC Bayern National Team Program comprises the top players from throughout the United States and Canada who have excelled in their own regional environment and previous National Team Events. Carly has been selected as one of 18 players to compete in the prestigious Dana Cup in Hjørring, Denmark this summer! We are incredibly proud of you!
Getting in “the Habit of giving back!”
Bright and early on Saturday, May 30, 2015, 300+ runners/walkers gathered to support St. Anne School and compete in our school’s first ever St. Anne School Nun Run 5k!
St. Anne School Development Board set the wheels in motion for our run in early November 2014. Their vision became reality when participants, vendors and volunteers joined together for a morning of fun and excitement as the race started at 8:00am on Saturday, May 30,2015.
2015 Innovations in Catholic Education-Awarded by Today’s Catholic Teacher
St. Anne School is among 14 Catholic schools in the country to be named a recipient of the Innovations in Catholic Education Award for an innovative project promoting Catholic Identity. The award annually honors Catholic schools that have led the way by implementing exemplary, innovative programs to improve the teaching and learning of their students, faculty, and staffs. An article highlighting this achievement will appear in this month’s edition of Today’s Catholic Teacher. A team will be traveling to Orlando over Spring Break to attend the NCEA conference and accept the award.
The Hour of Code
This year students in kindergarten through 6th grade participated in the Hour of Code. Students helped write code using Blockly coding software on the code.org website. They learned about code, loops, and functions as they wrote code to make Elsa and Anna from The Movie Frozen create snowflakes and help the Angry Birds catch those pigs. At the beginning of the hour they were unplugged and helped Mrs. O’Donnell stack cups by giving programming commands to her as if she were a computer. They learned that trial and error is an important part of computer science. They also have a new respect for all of the games and websites that they use, now that they know a person had to create all of the code for it to work properly. Students will continue to explore programming in the coming year. They are looking forward to creating unique tasks for characters to perform using apps like Hopscotch, Daisy the Dinosaur, and computer programs like Scratch.
August 11 5:30-6:30 PM
New Family Welcome-Meet your Mentor Family! New Families are invited for pizza in the cafeteria. Please be sure to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org )
August 15 3-5:00pm (Families with last name A-L 3-4; M-Z 4-5)
Get the Scoop! Families are invited to meet their child’s teacher, visit their classroom and gather important information about the 2014-2015 school year. We will welcome you at the front door and hand you a list of tables to visit in the gym. At the final table you will be able to “get the Scoop” about your teacher. Parents must then escort students to their assigned classrooms. After visiting their classrooms, students can enjoy an ice cream treat in the cafeteria. Our St. Anne Parish Youth Group will also have hot dog dinners for sale from 4-6:30pm.
August 18 Orientation-ALL Grades 6:00-7:30 PM
Families are encouraged to attend orientation. The evening will start in the gym. The administrative team will be reviewing important information with you such as the Parent/ Student Handbook, Ren Web, and other general school policies. Parents will then go to their child’s classroom to meet with the teacher. We will rotate once, in case you have more than one child. If you are unable to find childcare, please contact Mary King at email@example.com to reserve a spot for your child. The cost for this is $5 per child. Please pay the night of orientation.
August 19 First Day of School (Early Release: 12:00 noon) Grades 1-9
August 20 First Day of School K3, K4, K5(Early Release:12:00 noon) Full Day Grades 1-9
Woo Hoo/Boo Hoo Social All parents of K3, K4, K5 students are invited to enjoy refreshments, visit with other families, and either “Woo Hoo” or “Boo Hoo” that your little one is off to school. Join us at 7:55am in the school cafeteria.
Notes/Suggestions: Spirit wear will be for sale during ‘Get the Scoop’ (new t-shirt design available). Bring your calendars to note volunteer opportunities and special upcoming events…See you soon!