A Year in Review 2020-2021

June 16, 2021 marked the end of an extraordinary school year.  We started the year not sure if we would make it in person more than a few weeks, and yet, defying expectation, we  made it safely through the entire year with the whole school attending in person 5 days a week!

Our protocols kept students and faculty safe; there was no instance of Covid spread within the school. Our teachers taught in person and simultaneously online for students who were quarantined at home. Through all of this, our students thrived; they worked hard and had fun learning.

Our standardized test scores were outstanding, our Math  League team made the “elite eight” in the state, our Science Olympiad teams were laden with medals, and our middle school students won statewide and national scholastic writing awards. Two-thirds of our eighth-grade class earned scholarships to Catholic high schools. On top of all the academic success, St. Ann’s students enjoyed a wonderful school year filled with as many “normal” experiences as we could safely allow. They experienced  hands-on learning, participated in the intellectual life of the classroom, continued their faith formation, and benefited from numerous opportunities for social interaction. 

Academic Highlights:

  • Two-thirds of  the  students were awarded scholarships to  Catholic high schools totaling over $410K 

  • National Junior Honor Society -Twenty nine members inducted into the St Ann Chapter

  •  Middle States Accreditation favorable  Mid -Term Review. 

  • Virtual Science Olympiad
    • Grade 6-8 :  team earned top 10 with  54 medals 
    • Grades 4 -5 :  Every one of our students earned a medal in at least one event
      • 4th grade team ranked  third  among  16  teams with 11 medals
  • National Scholastic Writing Competition
    • Rafferty Hill, 7th grade, won a Silver Medal , one of only  2,000 students out of 230,000 entries who achieved  national recognition.
    • Our school had 8 State award winners 

Faith Formation:

  • 8th graders received Confirmation 
  • 2nd graders received First Holy Communion 
  • Virtual Stations of the Cross produced by 7th Grade 
  • In person Masses  for individual classes  and Pre-recorded Mass for school

Community Service:

  • 8th Grade Chairs for Charity project raised over $2K for Make a Wish Foundation

  • Ronald McDonald House -  hundreds of items collected  during  Spirit Week 

  • Rock your Socks campaign - Raised $648 to  support Down Syndrome Association of Delaware

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Sunday Breakfast Mission
  • Friendship House Code Purple -  collected  food and toiletries for homeless 
  • Catholic Schools Week  - Pencil Wars collected thousands of  school supply items for a local Title I  School
  • Over $2,000 raised for the American Heart Association. 

Other Activities:

  • Teacher vs past and present 8th Grade students volleyball game

  • Dr Seuss' birthday celebrated by Kindergarten
  • St Patrick's Day shenanigans and dress up day
  • Inaugural Bike and Trike Day

  • End of Year party

  • Field Day

  • Talent Show

National Junior Honor Society

Science Olympiad

4th and 5th Grade Science Olympians

6th grade mouse trap vehicle

First Holy Communion

Celebrating Dr Seuss

Scholastic Writing Competition Award Winners

Teachers vs 8th Grade Volleyball

8th Grade Class of 2021

The Teachers

Field Day

Bikes and Trikes Day

Pencil Wars

End of Year Party

Obstacle Course