St. Anne Catholic School offers a wide variety of clubs and activities for all of our student to enjoy.
Jr. High officers and representatives are elected in a school-wide election typically held sometime in September. The council then serves for the entire year. Student council meets every two weeks. They are in charge of hosting the monthly bake sales and raffles to raise money for various student activities, charitable donations, and needs in the community. Among all of this, they still participate in several service projects.
Chosen grades get to participate in their own classroom spelling bees (typically grades 5 - 8 are eligible, however this can be subject to change). The top two winners of the classroom spelling bee's move on to compete at the school-wide level, with the third place winner being considered the alternate. The school spelling bee usually takes place in January or February. The winner of the school-wide spelling bee will continue on to the County Spelling Bee, with the runner up considered the alternative. The next levels, if qualified, are at state level, and then national level.
Geography Bee -
This is an exciting opportunity for grades 4-8 to participate in their own classroom Geography Bee. The top three winners of each classroom's Geography Bee move on to compete at the school-wide level. This year's competition will take place during Catholic Schools Week. We are extremely happy to say that St. Anne's has had previous winners move on to the state Geography Bee. Our last state contender was Jack Bontjes, 8th grader at the time in 2017.
Any student can participate in Math Counts, however, as competition nears - the students will compete against each other to determine the team. Math Counts usually begins around the second quarter with the competition being held in February at Sauk Valley Community College. Among the schools that compete are: Byron, St. Anne's and St. Mary's of Dixon.
The 2021-2021 Special Olympic Volunteer opportunity took place on Friday, October 1st. The Jr. High was able to assist with the Special Olympics Ramp Bowling event held at Park Lanes in Loves Park, IL. Students had a chance to monitor lanes and scoring, along with being paired and assisting a competitor. Our students were also able to help hand out awards. This was a wonderful service project and the students did a wonderful job!
Our students get a chance to join an exciting fundraising opportunity where they will learn heart healthy skills and have fun jump roping or shooting hoops, all while supporting the American Heart Association. More information will be sent home regarding the grades participating, fundraising forms, and parent authorization forms.
Junior Achievement of the Heartland educates more than 55,000 students in communities such as: the Quad Cities, Dubuque, Muscatine, Burlington, the Sauk Valley Area, the Illinois Valley Area, and many more. This program fosters the future successes and economic health of our young people and the communities in which they live. This is accomplished by producing elementary and secondary programs focused on work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. JA reinforces the relevancy of the school's curriculum and empowers our young people to own their economic success. JA CLASSROOM VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! CONTACT DAWN CAMLIN. All JA volunteers are provided with training and a kit of materials.
Dixon Downtown Architectural Tour and Project - Contact Mrs. Halla ([email protected])
The Dixon Main Street Architectural Tour is a fourth grade sponsored activity. The students are served lunch and treated to a walking tour of downtown Dixon. Downtown Dixon provides such an abundance of history that our students find this activity fun, informative, and extremely interesting. After this wonderful tour the students then have an opportunity to make a model of the building, from Dixon, in which they were most interested. The models are judge by the Dixon Main Street committee and awards are given out at one of the St. Anne's awards ceremonies. The students make absolutely amazing projects with such creativity.
Every child who reads at least 1,000,000 words during the school year will see a drawing of their self on a bulletin board in the school hallway. This drawing will stay up until they graduate from 8th grade. Each year they read an additional 1,000,000 words a sticker will be added to their photo. We, as teachers, believe that instilling a love of reading in each of our students will lead to greater success both inside and outside of school.