On Monday and Tuesday of this week, St. Anne School welcomed Mr. Kurt Jaeger to get some fresh eyes on its physical education and athletics programs. Mr. Jaeger came to St. Anne from Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minnesota, where he served for more than a decade as director of athletics. There were a number of observations that Mr. Jaeger said were distinct about the culture of the school and the physical education experience.
St. Anne teachers recently attended a training presentation in reference to how different cognitive challenges such as attention, memory, phonological processing, and many other areas, affect a child’s ability to take in, retain, and put out information. Teachers were also given recommendations on how to help struggling students in the classroom as it pertains to specific challenges they may be experiencing.
Students in Mr. Eric Hartman's N.O.W. Plus class recently heard a presentation about the dangers and reality of “The Dark Web” and ethical hacking from Britt Bohn, regional vice president of the western region at Synack, a civilian ethical hacking organization that detects and manages vulnerabilities in systems and web application infrastructure.
A new tradition was started this year as Kindergarten through grade 8 St. Anne students were asked to submit their best original Christmas-themed art for possible inclusion on the school Christmas card. This year’s card featured the work of Tessa Koelliker, grade 6 (card front); Zach Alderson, grade 7 (card back); Catherine Cadieux, grade 6 (card back); and Natalie Pacourek, Kindergarten (envelope). Their artwork with included in the card mailed to St. Anne families.
The 3rd Annual Youth and Young Adult Choir Festival for Epiphany is quickly approaching and the nine St. Anne School students who will be singing for the Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis, and the Papal Mass for the Feast of Epiphany at St. Peter's Basilica in front of Pope Francis are taking every moment they can to practice.