Congratulations to St. Anne Parish School on being a TreeRing Green Yearbook School! Since 227 yearbooks were sold, we’ll be working with our partner, Trees for the Future, to plant that many trees in your school’s name.
Julia B., Thomas S. and Emily N. have been named Saint Viator Scholars! Based on the results of the placement test given in January, they placed in the highest percentile among Saint Viator’s Class of 2022.
The Saint Viator Scholar is but one of our scholarships acknowledging academic achievement and success. The Saint Viator Scholar is awarded to incoming freshmen who have scored in the 98th and 99th national percentile on the placement test. We salute these students’ achievements and offer our congratulations to their parents as well as to the St. Anne faculty on a job well done!
Meghan O’Donoghue has done it again! She represented St. Anne for a third straight year at the IESA State Cross Country meet in Bloomington, IL. She put in another great performance with a time of 12:32 for 2 miles.
Congratulations to our very own Tyler H. on his successful National Geographic Geography Bee Competition!! He only missed ONE question, making his official place 20th out of 100 participants.
Students were asked to write essays showing how their lives have been affected by attending St. Anne Parish School. They had the opportunity to choose from a variety of formats to write an essay that shows what St. Anne Parish School means to them. Here are a few wonderful samples from our students. Mr. Jim Blake
Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Saint Anne Parish School as a Common Sense Certified School: Digital Citizenship.
Saint Anne has demonstrated its commitment to taking a whole-community approach to preparing its students to use the immense power of digital media to explore, create, connect, and learn, while limiting the perils that exist in the online realm, such as plagiarism, loss of privacy, and cyberbullying.
“We applaud the faculty and staff of Saint Anne for embracing digital citizenship as an important part of their students’ education,” said Jessica Lindl, Head of Common Sense Education. “Saint Anne deserves high praise for giving its students the foundational skills they need to compete and succeed in the 21st-century workplace and participate ethically in society at large.”
Saint Anne Parish School has been using Common Sense Education’s innovative and research-based digital citizenship resources, which were created in collaboration with Dr. Howard Gardner of the GoodPlay Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The resources teach students, educators, and parents tangible skills related to Internet safety, protecting online reputations and personal privacy, managing online relationships, and respecting creative copyright. The free resources are currently used in more than 90,000 classrooms nationwide.
The Saint Anne Green Team has applied for and received the SWANCC small grant to be used for larger recycling and composting sorting lunchroom bins with better signage. The committee plans on promoting healthier lunch choices for all with continued education and the provision of water bottles and reusable lunch bags for the faculty. Finally, our efforts in the cafeteria will result in the collection of food donations for Project Hope’s pantry.
7th Grader Austin Tuerck was selected to represent Saint Anne Parish School at the ILMEA District 7 Junior Band Festival in November. Austin auditioned against students from Lake, McHenry, and Northern Cook County; and was chosen among the top 25 junior high flautists in District 7. Congratulations Austin!!
Congratulations to seventh grader Meghan O’Donoghue who had a strong finish in the IESA Cross Country Meet. She finished 38th out of 233 official runners with a personal best time of 12:51. All of us at Saint Anne Parish School are proud of you!!!
Meghan O’Donoghue will be representing Saint Anne again this year at the IESA State Cross Country meet in Bloomington, IL Saturday October 15th. She put in another great performance this past weekend in Aurora with a personal best time of 13.43- for 2 miles. Good Luck to Meghan!