Student leadership is fostered through involvement in the Student Leadership Commission. Our school theme and mission encompass Growing Servant Leaders from the Inside Out. Students in grades 3 – 8 serve as leaders. Only middle school students may serve on the Executive Board. President and Vice President Positions are reserved for students entering eighth grade. Seventh grade students act as the Treasurer and Secretary. Sixth Graders fill the role of Commissioner. All students participate in the activities planned by the Student Leadership Commission. These activities include service projects and spirit-building events. Participation as a leader or representative in Student Leadership Commission is contingent upon academic eligibility and behavioral appropriateness.
The Saint Anne Scholastic Bowl Team has been developed to harness the intellectual abilities and deepen the skills the students are learning in the classroom. This program is available to the 6th-8th grade students and events are during and after school and on Saturdays at various locations. Practices include skill building in understanding how to breakdown questions, use deductive reasoning, and create relationship with information. The head coach is Mr. Terry Ehardt.
Rainbows is a grief support program serving children and youth, kindergarten through junior high school, who have experienced or are experiencing losses due to death, divorce, or other life transitions. Rainbows meets weekly either during lunch and recess or after-school depending on age. There is no cost to participate. A child may enter the program at any time. If you would like to learn more about this group or sign your child(ren) up, please contact the school counselor at 847-381-0311 ext 232
Be part of a program that … inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running. Enjoy a celebratory 5k running event at the end.
The STEM Robotics Academy is a comprehensive after school program where children design, build, program and learn robotics. Using a creative educational approach that supports Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), this class is led by Chasewood Learning’s teacher-led instruction followed by fun, engaging and dynamic activities.
Chasewood’s Lego Engineering Academy is a STEM after-school enrichment program where children learn and build models based on engineering concepts. Models such as powered cars, cranes, and windmills are examples of Chasewood’s teacher-led instruction followed by fun, engaging and dynamic activities.
Cub Scouts is the elementary school program of Boy Scouts for boys in grades 1-5. Scouting is about family, serving God, developing values, having fun, adventure, and developing friendships. Scouting involves activities with their Den (grade) and with the Pack (school). Annual activities include Pinewood Derby, museum overnights, camping, service projects, rocket launch and kite fly…plus more! Our boys learn while having fun and earning badges.
Girl Scouts is a comprehensive program that offers science, art, sports and business experiences to girls of all ages. At Girl Scouts, girls have opportunities to expose them to the world in ways their ordinary school day does not. We design activities to teach girls about themselves and their world. Programs are offered with special designations for each grade level as follows:
- Daisies: Kindergarten – 1st Grade
- Brownies: 2nd Grade – 3rd Grade
- Juniors: 4th Grade – 5th Grade
- Cadettes: 6th Grade – 8th Grade
Beginning in 5th grade students are offered the opportunity to become altar servers for St. Anne school and parish masses. This is an opportunity for those who are interested to learn more about the mass structure and how to help the school and church with mass preparation and assistance.
St. Anne Parish School has joined the 3D Printing Revolution. Students now have the opportunity to participate in a new after school extra-curricular experience…3D Printing and Engineering Class. This class teaches students how to create Computer Aided Designs (CAD) and then print them in 3D out of plastic. The students learn the engineering process while designing kid friendly items. Students also have the ability to explore and use the software to create their own projects. This program is open to students in grades 4-8.
Students will learn to sew at their own pace and creativity. Skills that they will acquire include:
- Cutting and sewing
- Hand and machine sewing
- Fashion design and sketching
The fashion and sewing club will embrace the children ideas and teach them as well as guide them through the wonderful art of cutting and sketching.
As part of the course, students will work on different projects such as:
sewing and notions bag, accessories, pillows, shirts, nightgowns, blouses, shorts, and more
Chess Club We are privileged to offer a Saint Anne’s chess program, which is run by the reigning U.S. Champion, Grandmaster Yury Shulman. The program runs after school immediately following school dismissal. It is open to all students. Students are engaged in learning chess, leadership programs, researching and presenting on history and geography related to chess, organizing tournaments, and serving the local community. Chess students are featured periodically in local and national newspapers, if they wish.
Allows young chefs to:
- Explore new tastes – all fresh and globally inspired.
- Learn culinary skills.
- Nourish their bodies and minds.
All tools, ingredients and expert chef instructor provided. We come to you!
District 220 Speech Tournament includes our students in a wonderful annual opportunity to showcase their performance talent alongside other students from community schools. Students work with a coach to perform a chosen and approved script. On the day of the tournament, the students perform their piece for a panel of judges. They are judged against a standard and receive ribbons and awards for achievement in a variety of areas of performance skill. Students in grades 4-8 are welcome to perform.
Band & Choir
Band is offered at Saint Anne School as one of the many extra curricular activities the school provides. The program is offered for a fee on-site to any student in grades 4 through 8. Practices are held on Wednesday’s (Junior High before school, 4th/5th during school), and Friday’s (before school 5th grade, during school 4th and Junior High). The SAS band has three evening concerts per year, as well as a solo/ensemble and honors band festival.)
Taking part in the Children’s Choir will give you the opportunity to have fun learning new and exciting liturgical music and to share your musical gifts with your family and your faith community. This choir, made up of children in grades 2-8, sings at our parish Family Masses, which take place on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 9:00AM from October through May. Rehearsals are held on Monday afternoons from 4:00-4:45 PM.
Students of St. Anne school in grades 2nd through 8th have the opportunity to share their musical gifts during our school liturgies. School Mass Choir members learn and grow in the area of liturgical music ministry by becoming confident leaders of song. The School Mass Choir meets during school and sings at our school mass Wednesday liturgies.
For more information and sign-up, please e-mail Danielle Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Secret Santa Shop
- Hour of Code
- Donuts for Dad
- Spelling Bee
- Preschool Movie Night
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Parish Trivia Night
- Speech Contest
- Lenten Reconciliation
- ACT Summative Testing
- 1st Eucharist Retreat
- Pasta Bingo Night
- 8th Grade Annual Washington D.C Trip
- 7th Grade Annual Springfield Trip
- 6th Grade Annual Chicago Trip
- Book Fair
- May Crowning
- 2nd Grade First Holy Communion
- Senior Walk
- Graduation Banquet
- Field Day
- Kindergarten and 8th Grade Graduation