Six St. Anne School grade 8 students came together to design and paint a mural for the Wyland Foundation-sponsored national art challenge titled “Save Our Water.” The students used nine various sized canvases and acrylic paint. Their mural included a wishing well and a beautiful ocean below it. The students call the mural “Wishing the Ocean Could Look Like this Again.”
The start of the school year ushered in a new character education program at St. Anne called Second Step. During the first semester, student leaders from the Associated Student Body had a hand in leading some of the Middle School lessons associated with the program. The students also met with Head of School Steve Cunningham to share ideas about what character means at St. Anne, and what it looks like in action as a part of the culture of the school.
Yesterday’s rain didn’t deter prospective students and parents from attending St. Anne’s annual Admissions Open House. Students, faculty, parents and administrators showcased the unique strengths and characteristics of a St. Anne education to numerous visitors throughout the day.
St. Anne School grade 8 students were able to experience a one-of-a-kind retreat this week with an organization called National Evangelical Team or, more affectionately coined as “NET.” The topic of the retreat was Strength in Numbers and focused on the value of authentic friendships and how being true to each other empowers each of us to reach our full potential.
Students in Middle School social studies are learning about countries around the world, focusing on each country’s effect on world history. As part of that study, students in Eric Hartman’s NOW Plus class explored Italian culture and the history of Italy including food, landmarks, traditions, the language, and more. This week, students worked in pairs to focus on one aspect of Italian culture or Italy, to create a documentary-style media film, to share what they learned about their chosen topic.