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Staff Spotlight

ACS Staff Spotlight of the week is music/theatre teacher, Mrs. Celsie Staggers! She has been a member of the ACS family for the past 9 years. Mrs. Staggers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Music with an emphasis on voice from Mississippi University for Women. Some of her notable accomplishments are her 19 published songs including the national best seller "All the World is Winter" available in three voicings for ensembles of all sizes.

Mrs. Staggers also offers private lessons in voice and beginner piano. In addition to the Music Theory the students learn in class, this gives them confidence and something to be passionate about.

"While not everyone is the best reader, the greatest artist, or strong at math, some students truly excel in music when given one-on-one guidance. Studies show the arts strengthen your reading and math abilities as well; so it's a double win all the way around." - Celsie Staggers
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Staff Spotlight

ACS Staff Spotlight of the Week is sixth grade homeroom and middle school math teacher, Tiffany Cooper. Tiffany is starting her fifth year at ACS.

Tiffany received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi University for Women in the fall of 2009. Her degree extends to the concentrations of math and English for sixth through twelfth grades. This will be her 9th year teaching. She taught one year in public school and three years at Victory Christian Academy prior to joining ACS. She has taught many different subjects; however, her true passion is math. In the spring of 2018, Tiffany was voted Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.

"I know God had a hand in bringing me to this amazing school family. I look forward to fostering an excitement for math this year. Thank you for being wonderful supporters of this fabulous school! God bless!" - Tiffany Cooper
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Save the Date!

On October 26th, we will hold our Annual Art Auction with an Understanding Mississippi theme at the Town Creek Pavilion, West Point. The funds raised by this event will support our commitment to providing the highest quality education possible for our students. We ask that you participate by selling raffle tickets, selling event tickets, donating a silent auction item, sponsoring the event, and/or by simply giving your time to help set-up, clean-up, etc. Forms to sponsor the event and donate an auction item went home in brown envelopes on Monday, August, 27th. There is an extra incentive for parents; for every 2 sponsorships you sell, you will receive 2 hours of volunteer credit.  

Your first opportunity to get involved is by selling raffle tickets, which went home in the brown envelopes on August 27th. The first drawing will be held at Beats on the Blacktop, and the prize is a set of Beats by Dre. You must be present to win. The grand prize drawings will take place the night of the Art Auction. Grand Prize #1 is an Apple Watch. Grand Prize #2 is one semester of free tuition for one child. You do not have to be present to win at the Grand Prize drawings. 

Raffle tickets sold prior to September 20th should be turned into the office for the first drawing. Other tickets should be turned into the office by October 24th. The student/family with the most ticket sales will win a $100 gift certificate to the Uniform Company. If you need additional raffle tickets, please contact the office.

It's never too early to buy your event tickets. The order form also went home in brown envelopes on August 27th.
 
For more information, contact Katie at marketing@annunciationcatholicschool.org or by clicking the headline.
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Staff Spotlight

The ACS Staff Spotlight of the Week is 2nd grade teacher, Jenni Browning!  Jenni earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Millsaps College. She has taught various grade levels in public school districts around our state, but second grade is her favorite! This is her 8th year at ACS and 19th year as an educator! She was recently recognized by The Commercial Dispatch for being Among the Best Elementary Teachers. 

If you walked into her classroom at any point in the day, you would see a variety of activities taking place. From read-a-louds, singing, and collaborative learning to independent work, quiet reading, and movement; her primary goal is to facilitate a loving, creative, and engaging learning environment where all children can succeed.
 
"It is so exciting to watch students grow in their love and proficiency of math, reading, and writing, and I love helping them explore the wonderful world around us. Additionally, it is a blessing to help our students grow in their faith and understanding of God’s incredible love for us." -Jenni Browning
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Best of the Triangle 2018

ACS is honored to be voted Best Preschool and Among the Best Private Schools by The Commercial Dispatch and its subscribers. Second grade teacher, Jenni Browning was voted Among the Best Elementary Teachers!
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Staff Spotlight

ACS would like to welcome STREAM Coordinator, Dr. Hope Durst! Hope is a product of Annunciation Catholic School (1991-1997). She is a lifelong resident of Columbus, and a member of Annunciation Catholic Church. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English and Social Studies, a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, and a doctoral degree. She previously taught in public education as a middle school English Language Arts teacher as well as worked at MSU in higher education.

"I look forward to getting to know each child and carrying out our school’s mission of building character, fostering community, and developing the skills and interests in each student so that they may become life-long learners." - Dr. Hope Durst
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