The St. Anne Catholic School Girl Up Club recently hosted a workout class led by Ms. Jill Thieman at the Charlotte Gymnastics Academy. The event was called ‘Burn for Bikes’ and all funds raised were donated to the Girl Up initiative, SchoolCycle, which aims to help eliminate one of the biggest obstacles keeping girls out of school: distance. The idea behind the initiative is that a bike can help a girl travel quickly and safely to and from school. That way, she can obtain the education she needs to create a better future for herself, her family and her community. Together, the event raised enough to transform the life of one girl in Malawi by providing a bicycle for her. Throughout this giving season, the SAS Girl Up club has raised enough money to provide 28 bicycles to girls in Malawi and will continue to support SchoolCycle.
WHAT A DAY! We had a great turnout for our FIRST High School Open House at the SPN Campus! Students and Parents were presented with an overview of academic programs and student life. This was a wonderful way for all to learn first- hand what it’s like to be a student at St. Anne High School. Our 8th graders also took part in student-led break out groups, and were excited to get their first exposure to a “college fair” in Mr. Hiser’s room. Feedback has been very positive as one parent remarked, “You guys could not have done a better job today!” Thank you to all who attended!
Our high school students have been very busy this summer! Summer adventures have included a mission trip to Ecuador, sailing lessons at Camp Seagull, visiting Pope Francis, starring in performances with the Children’s Theater of Charlotte, art classes with a grandparent, studying genetic treatments for hemophilia at the University of Pennsylvania, mission work in Fayetteville, NC, and much, much more. We are so proud of our students!
A big THANK YOU to Dr. Jerry M. James for providing a fantastic professional development opportunity for St. Anne faculty this summer! Dr. James is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Center for Arts Education in New York city. Dr. James conducted a workshop at St. Anne on the use of creativity in reaching children. Dr. James has an MFA in Visual Arts from Yale and a doctorate in Education from Columbia University. He’s also a very talented painter and musician (blues guitarist)!
As part of the JPG Guest artist program, Shakespeare Under the Stars campers had the opportunity to work with Professor Laura Rikard! We were honored to host Professor Rikard, who has taught at Brown University, is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Miami, and teaches commedia dell’arte in Italy in the summers. An accomplished performer as well, Professor Rikard has performed at Carnegie Hall and on stage with Sir Paul McCartney. She lead a fantastic workshop on the Italian physical comedy that influenced Shakespeare’s comedies.
This year’s Nun Run will be held on Saturday, September 16th from 8AM – 11:30AM.
Our third annual Nun Run benefits ALL students at St. Anne School. It is a morning of friendship and fellowship that continues our efforts to help raise funds needed to support tuition assistance, technology advancement, STEM equipment, and much more! *** Remember to register before September 1st for a guaranteed Race T-Shirt!
It’s more than a 5K. It’s a race to support our students!
We are so proud of rising 11th grader, Alex Riginos! Alex was selected to serve as a Teen Advisor for Girl Up and spent a week in Washington D.C. at the 2017 Girl Up Leadership Summit this summer. While in D.C., Alex had the opportunity to work with other Girl Up Teen Advisors from all over the world and was able to lobby at the capitol for a day. Way to go, Alex!
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”.