Springtime at Annunciation
Spring has definitely sprung and the bees aren’t the only things buzzing around! During the last few months of school, students have been growing in their faith and their knowledge. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s been happening:
- The 7th grade class has grown in their faith while practicing to reenact the The Way of the Cross in the Cathedral on Good Friday.
- 1st grade has been studying and reporting on ecosystems, which culminated with a trip to Cosumnes River to see how plants and animals live together.
- Annunciation students began publishing their very own school newspaper, The Saint Sentinel.
- Many parents and students worked long hours after school preparing to participate in the County Science Olympiad and represented the school well.
- Students have also been staying after school for Chess Club, weekly Rosary Club, and Study Hall.
- The 2nd grade class has been busy preparing for their First Communion, which will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, and their first school Mass on May 7th. Mrs. Haley said she is amazed at the insight and knowledge her students expressed in their recent Holy Week reports.
- 4th grade students studied the California gold rush through books, videos, and discussions, then had that knowledge come alive at the Coloma Outdoor Discovery School, where they hiked, panned for gold, and learned to Square Dance. Mrs. Rainwater said the students arrived as Greenhorns and left a few days later as Sourdoughs.
- And 6th grade students have worked their way through the Ancient World in history, from unit rates to Geometry in Math, writing with voice and detail in Lit. and Language Arts, Bible Study, and earth science
- All students are truly becoming active Christians who put their faith into action and are quality academic producers, effective communicators, and problem solvers.
Welcome to Annunciation School
Annunciation School was founded in 1956 in the building formerly housing St. Mary’s High School. Under the auspices of the Diocese of Stockton and the Cathedral of the Annunciation, the school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as the Western Catholic Education Association. Annunciation School is a K-8 Catholic parish school that adheres to our stated philosophy with the expectation that our graduates will embody our Student Learning Expectations by graduation. The curriculum is currently transitioning from the California State Standards to the Common Core State Standards, with the infusion of religion instruction. For the past many years, our administration, faculty and staff have been entirely comprised of lay ministers. Our students seem to thrive in this pastoral setting with elevated expectations, as evidenced by their performance at the high school level where the majority fully participate, maintain the work ethic nurtured here, take on leadership roles, and continue through to graduate from college.
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