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Gloucester schools consolidation

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Mern Sibley speaking to the Gloucester School Committee Sept 14, 2016 about elementary schools merging

If you missed it, you’re in luck. Busy night of democracy was captured by Dave from Cape Ann TV- direct link if the video isn’t showing below.

The Chair of the School Committee, Johnathan Pope, opened with a power point presentation that went for the first 49 minutes. Questions from the floor began immediately after Pope’s background talk. First question up at minute 50–no surprise –concerned a clarification about the cost of West Parish, quickly followed by Mern Sibley’s remarks at minute 51 which received a large applause as did others throughout the evening. Some residents came prepared to speak. Some were spontaneous. The path to the mike was steady and fascinating. A few residents had more than one take like parent Kylie Mione  who is also by profession a teacher at Veterans.

Here’s a link to the Elementary School Plan Proposal August 2016

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Councilor Ward 1 Scott Memhard Facebook page has several posts about the school proposal.

The audience numbered less than 100 and included Councilors Memhard, Lundberg, Cox and Ciolino.

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Chair Johnathan Pope, School Committee, 9/14/16

St. Ann School group photo

Everyone is sad to see St. Ann’s School go.  Last week I took a series of final group photos.  The children were squirmy in the hot sun, so there’s no one photo where they all are smiling and looking at the camera. I hopped into one of photos, since it was my last week at St. Ann’s too (albeit the church in my case, not the school)!

_Group photo with me

Special thanks to all the people who kept the school alive for so many years – the parents, teachers, administration, donors, etc.

Please comment if you have good memories of this school that you’d like to share! But let’s not get into the “blame game” about why it is closing. The school board, the principal (Michele Butler), and everyone involved have done whatever they could to avoid this situation. Let’s focus on the positive, and on thanking the hard work of all the people who made the school the special place it was.

Matthew Green

 

“Top Secret Science” at St. Ann School

On Friday Feb. 2, Michael Bergen of “Top Secret Science and Math” came to do some activities with the students of St. Ann School.  I’m not sure who had more fun, he or the kids!  I stopped in to take some photos and to see what he would do (I love hands-on science stuff…).  I couldn’t stay long, but I got some shots that show how much fun everyone was having – the kids making rubber balls from water and powdery crystals, and Michael Bergen throwing fire from his hands…

 

 

Fr. Matthew Green

St. Ann School welcoming students from charter school

From school principal Michele Butler:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann is happy to accept qualified transfer students from the charter school. We are pleased to be able to offer a pro-rated, discounted tuition for Gloucester Community Arts Charter School students who meet our admissions criteria.

We offer a quality, affordable Catholic education, and we also value the arts. Our students recently performed at our annual Christmas concert, and they are currently in rehearsals for our talent show, which will feature individual and group acts from all grades.

We offer weekly art and music classes taught by professional educators who are also active in their own fields. Gemma Amero Flavin, a local artist, teaches art two days a week. Lori L’Italien, a choral artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, teaches music once a week.

The flyer below provides additional information about our programs. If you are interested in learning more about transferring to St. Ann School, please call the office at 978-283-3455.

Click here to download the flyer: St Ann School handout 2013

St. Ann School Book Fair

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St. Ann School of Cape Ann Barnes & Noble Book Fair
January 12th, 2013 9 am – 9 pm

Barnes & Noble Peabody (behind Northshore Mall)

A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchase will benefit our school!

Can’t attend our book fair at Barnes & Noble? Visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 1/12/13 through 1/17/13.

Please use our special Book fair ID #10968485 at checkout so that we can get credit for your purchase!

St. Ann School welcoming students from charter school

From school principal Michele Butler:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann is happy to accept qualified transfer students from the charter school. We are pleased to be able to offer a pro-rated, discounted tuition for Gloucester Community Arts Charter School students who meet our admissions criteria.

We offer a quality, affordable Catholic education, and we also value the arts. Our students recently performed at our annual Christmas concert, and they are currently in rehearsals for our talent show, which will feature individual and group acts from all grades.

We offer weekly art and music classes taught by professional educators who are also active in their own fields. Gemma Amero Flavin, a local artist, teaches art two days a week. Lori L’Italien, a choral artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, teaches music once a week.

The flyer below provides additional information about our programs. If you are interested in learning more about transferring to St. Ann School, please call the office at 978-283-3455.

Click here to download the flyer: St Ann School handout 2013

St. Ann School Christmas Concert

Last Thursday, St. Ann School had its Christmas concert.  Kudos to their choir director, Lori L’Italien, for her great work with the kids!  The cuteness factor of the little kids was off the charts.  Here are a few photos:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr. Matthew Green

St. Ann School Christmas Concert

All are welcome to join us for our annual
St. Ann School Christmas Concert!

It will be held on Thursday, December 20 at 1:00 pm in St. Ann Church
(60 Prospect St. in Gloucester).  

The children have been working very hard to prepare for this year’s concert, which includes many traditional Christmas carols.

We hope to see you there!

Thank you,

Michele Butler, Principal of St. Ann School

St. Ann School Open House Tonight

Current and Prospective Families are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming Open House Event:

All Grades, PK – 8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Preschool Only
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 am

St. Ann School provides an academically rigorous,
faith-based curriculum with a full range of exploratory
subjects and extra-curricular activities
for students in Grades PK – 8.

For more information, please contact:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann
60 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-3455 www.stannsschool.com

St. Ann School of Cape Ann – Where Faith and Education Meet

St. Ann School Open House coming up soon

Current and Prospective Families are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming Open House Event:

All Grades, PK – 8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Preschool Only
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 am

St. Ann School provides an academically rigorous,
faith-based curriculum with a full range of exploratory
subjects and extra-curricular activities
for students in Grades PK – 8.

For more information, please contact:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann
60 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-3455 www.stannsschool.com

St. Ann School of Cape Ann – Where Faith and Education Meet

St. Ann School Open House next week

Current and Prospective Families are cordially invited to join us for an upcoming Open House Event:

All Grades, PK – 8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
6:00 – 7:30 pm

Preschool Only
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
9:00 – 10:30 am

St. Ann School provides an academically rigorous,
faith-based curriculum with a full range of exploratory
subjects and extra-curricular activities
for students in Grades PK – 8.

For more information, please contact:

St. Ann School of Cape Ann
60 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-3455 www.stannsschool.com

St. Ann School of Cape Ann – Where Faith and Education Meet

St Ann School 8th Graders Graduation

Last night, St. Ann School celebrated the graduation of it’s 8th grade class with a Mass and graduation ceremony, followed by an great dinner! Here are few of my photos.  For a full slideshow, follow this link.

 

The statue is St. Ann teaching her daughter, Mary. A very appropriate image for the school!

To see all the photos, click here:

“Let the Music Take You!” Photos and video of the student concert at St. Ann School

On Thursday, May 31, St. Ann School had it’s “Celebration of Art”, which included both a show of visual artwork produced by the students (which I covered yesterday) and a concert in which all the students participated. Here are some photos and video!

Some excerpts:

Some students waiting for their turn…

Several students also read essays they had written about what the American flag means to them.

The patriotic grand finale:

For all my photos of the event, in a slideshow, click here!

-Fr. Matthew Green

Photos of St. Ann School’s Celebration of the Arts

On Wednesday, St. Ann’s School had it’s Celebration of the Arts – much like what the public schools had a couple of weeks ago, but just for one school.  It included a student concert and an art show.  Here are a few photos of the art – I want to make a video with some clips from the concert too, but that won’t be ready on time for today’s post…

An overview of the gym, where much of the art was on display:

The 8th graders made some creative self portraits:

The show as also about creating art on the spot. Here, students make trading cards to swap with each other.

Click below for a complete slideshow

-Fr. Matthew Green

Catholic Schools Week at St. Ann School

St. Ann School, seen from the intersection of Prospect and Pleasant streets.

Catholic Schools Week is a time when we are able to open our doors to the
community at large and showcase the very best we have to offer at St. Ann
School. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2012 is Faith, Academics, and
Service, which are all areas of strength at St. Ann School.

On Tuesday, 1/31, our K – 8 students were entertained by Jedlie, who
presented “The Challenge – To Live as Jesus Taught Us” (www.jedlie.com).
Through magic, stories, humor, song, and dance, Jedlie presented a faith-based
program for our students that encouraged them to treat each other with respect
and to stand up for one another.

Jedlie works a magic trick for the kids at the school

Our students have spent the past month collecting warm weather gear for
families in need, and we will wrap up the week with a Patriots Spirit Day on
Friday to raise money for Catholic Charities.

For more information about St. Ann School, please visit www.stannsschool.com
or call 978-283-3455.

From the principal, Michele Butler

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