Staff Spotlight of the week is first grade teacher, Shaine Donoho. Shaine graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 2006 with a degree in Elementary Education. This is her seventh year to teach first grade. She and her family have a special love for ACS because her son graduated with ACS's first 8th grade class.
"Annunciation is really more than just a school. The faculty, staff, and students became part of our family. We hope this will be true for you." -Shaine Donoho
Staff Spotlight of the week is Tracy Ferraez. This is Tracy's sixth year at ACS, and her 1st year teaching kindergarten. She previously taught prek at which time ACS was awarded "Best Prek" in the The Commercial Dispatch's Best of the Triangle Reader's Choice Poll. Tracy and her husband, Doug, have six children. Four of them have attended ACS, and their youngest is in 5th grade currently. She has a Bachelor of Arts from MSU in Business/Marketing, and a Bachelor of Science from MUW in Elementary Education.
"I absolutely love my job, and am grateful to God for putting me here at ACS." -Tracy Ferraez
Staff Spotlight of the Week is 2nd grade teacher, Lauren Colloredo. Lauren graduated from Mississippi State University in May 2016 with my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education. This is her third year of teaching, and also her third year teaching at Annunciation. Lauren has taught 1st and 2nd grade at ACS.
"My goal for our classroom will be to provide an optimal learning environment for your child that will be both challenging and nurturing. My philosophy for education is simple: I want children to WANT to learn. I do this by providing engaging and fun activities for students in the learning environment." - Lauren Colloredo
During Catholic Schools Week In Our Community Day, each class has participated in a service project that aims to help those less fortunate in our community. This year we have decided to do a school wide project. We are honored to be able to partner with our local soup kitchen, Loaves and Fishes of Lowndes County to provide lunches-to-go for children to bring home on the weekends. It is hard to imagine that the only meals some children in our town get are those they receive at school, but it happens every day. Your family has a chance to help alleviate this hunger. Our goal is to fill sacks for 1000 adults and children to take home. For this to happen, we need each child to bring enough to fill 5 bags. Zachary's is donating the paper sacks. We ask that you and your child discuss this service project and maybe even take them with you to purchase the food. It is the goal of Catholic education to send our children out into this world ready to do whatever they can to end social injustices like poverty and hunger. This is one small step in that education. We are asking each child to bring the following to school by January 25th. Each class will assemble their own bags during CSW. Thank you in advance for doing your part to stamp out hunger in Columbus.
5-14oz Chef Boyardee with pop tab
5- 16 oz bottle waters
5- breakfast bars- any kind but no nuts
“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” Luke 12:48