ST. ANN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
St. Ann Catholic School provides students with a variety of before and after-school activities. Here are some of the activities currently being offered.
St. Ann students compete in a variety of sports throughout the school year. The Athletic Association offers boys and girls the opportunity to play basketball, volleyball, golf, track and field, cheer, soccer, softball, and baseball. The St. Ann gym is filled with banners from the numerous City/County and State Championships won over the years. Parents help run the concession stand for on-site sports such as soccer and basketball. The Athletic Association is always looking for parent volunteers to act as coaches for the various sports.
The St. Ann Garden Club is a very popular activity for students and families. With a 12 acre campus, St. Ann has space for a fruit orchard, a wildflower meadow, rainwater creek, 25 garden beds, dozens of chickens, honeybees, and more. The garden club maintains and cultivates this space on a weekly basis. Partnering with the land and animals on campus to grow organic, all-natural produce is an amazing experience for St. Ann students.
The creek that runs through St. Ann’s property is the headwaters for a tributary of the River Des Peres and the Mississippi River. The objective of the Stream Team is to work towards solutions that will lead to good water quality in the creek. The students in the Stream team monitor the water quality, plant vegetation to stop erosion and mark storm drains in the neighborhood. Students have learned that any liquid that goes down a drain in our area remains untreated and ends up in a stream. The Stream Team also has the opportunity to participate in Clean Stream Days on the Meramec and Mississippi Rivers. The Stream Team is led by Mrs. Cheryl Thomas.
The Student Council is composed of students elected by their classmates in grades 4 through 8. The elected officers are president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, religious chair, and spirit chair. Students in grades 4-8 may submit their names to fill the positions of class representatives or to serve on the religious or spirit committees. The names are drawn during an all-school Mass.
The Rock Student Newspaper
‘The Rock’ Newspaper is a fun opportunity for middle school students to flex their writing skills and offer reports, opinions, cartoons, illustrations, and more to be shared with the wider school community
Students in grades 5-8 have the opportunity to participate in Bellarmine Speech League in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Students develop and improve their public speaking skills by memorizing and performing material in Humorous, Serious, and Duet categories. Students may compete in up to three Speech Meets with teams from other schools during the school year. Ribbons are awarded to participants based upon the total score received from two judges. There is a final Speech Meet at the end of the year where trophies and ribbons are awarded. For more information about the Bellarmine speech league visit their website: www.bellarminespeechstl.com
Rock-Botics Robotics Team
The St. Ann Robotics team competes against other Catholic schools in the Clavius Robotics league annually. This team-oriented program connects St. Ann students with the building, coding, and programming skills they’ll need to make their machines complete tasks, navigate obstacles, and race for the best times. This club is open to students in 7th and 8th grade.
St. Ann Catholic School has arrangements with a music school to offer in-school music lessons.
Palmer Music Education offers instrumental lessons Information about their services and fees can be obtained by calling (636) 225-3040.
You can also contact the school office to find out more about this program.
The Liturgy choir sings for the all-school Mass each Wednesday
Drama Club puts on two plays every year.
Located down the street just off Natural Bridge, Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serve girls ages 5-18. Their programming is focused on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face. Girls Inc. is able to pick up its participating St. Ann students from school each day.
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
St. Ann School has an active Boy Scout Troop that has been in existence since Nov. 27th1951. Troop 516 has a pack for boys age 6-11, a troop for boys age 11-18, and a Venture Crew for young men and women age 14-21. To date, this Boy Scout Troop has produced 38 Eagle Scouts! The Boy Scouts are an integral part of the St. Ann Community. Their Scouting for Food program collects canned goods for local food pantries.
In addition to these service activities, the Scouts participate in the Pinewood Derby, camping, hiking, skiing, laser tag and float trips. This troop of 39 boys is led by dedicated, caring adults.
If you are interested in having your child join the St. Ann Scouting program, or if you need more information, please contact Karen or Mike Hubbard at 314-381-3874.
St. Ann Cheer program is open to middle school students who want to show some school spirit by learning cheers, going to some basketball games to pump up the crowd, and leading the school in pep rallies twice a year. Students will gain skills such as dancing, cheering, and stunting.