St. Anne’s offers students other activities which are sponsored by the school or parish. They include:
The youth of St. Anne Parish are invited to serve at Mass and other liturgical services. Servers are usually recruited in 4th through 8th grade as high school students. These students will perform altar serving tasks at any selected Mass service, as well as weddings and funerals. Please see the Parish Rectory Office for more information.
Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts:
Boys interested in scouting may join St. Anne’s Cub Scout Pack 1478 (grades 1 – 5) or Boy Scout Troop 1478 (grades 5 and up). The Boy Scouts of America encourage boys to learn their duty to God, country, family and self. Scouts learn to make wise decisions, keep themselves healthy, and become self-reliant. They participate in camping, hiking, outdoor exploration, and healthy competition. The Cub Scouts meet as a group at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month and as a grade 2-3 times each month. There is a membership drive in September, although a boy may join anytime. The Boy Scouts meet every Tuesday during the school year at 7 p.m.
Any 5th through 8th graders who are interested in playing chess or checkers during their lunchtime are invited to join in the activities every Friday. We have several chess and checker boards for all to play. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we will have fun playing and competing during this time. Any parents who would like to volunteer to oversee the matches are welcome to come. Please see the office for more information.
St. Anne Catholic Grade School is a member of the Eastside Catholic Forensic League. The league exists to provide students in grades five through eight with an opportunity to participate in a number of oral interpretation and public speaking events. With the leadership of teachers and parents as coaches, students practice acting out literary pieces and memorizing them for competition with other schools in the league. Categories to chose from are Prose, Duo, Poetry, Drama, Multiple, Storytelling and Declamation. Through this experience, students will gain self confidence, the ability to communicate, and the enjoyment and appreciation of a variety of literature. See Mrs. Reed for more details.
There are four levels of Girl Scouts that the young ladies of St. Anne have the opportunity to join. In Kindergarten and 1st grade, girls may join the Daisy Girl Scouts. The Daisy program has been around for over 15 years. The program offers your daughter a safe, nurturing, socially enriching experience. The next level of Girl Scouts is Brownies. These young ladies are in grades 2 and 3. The third level is considered Junior Girl Scouts and is available to girls in grades 4 and 5. The final stage is the Cadette Girl Scout. This level is reserved for girls in grades 6 through 8. Each Girl Scout Troop offers girls the opportunity to learn and believe in herself, develop an awareness of others and a sense of personal responsibility; build a sense of personal worth and develop a growing awareness of her world; develop a concept of good citizenship and learn how to work in small groups; and finally, they find guidance as she grows physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Girl Scout Troops meet twice a month for 1 ½ hours.
St. Anne Student Council is composed of eighth grade officers, seventh and eight grade class representatives, and moderators. Officers consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The purpose of the student council is to introduce pupils to student government, to involve students in problem solving, and to build the Christian leaders of tomorrow.