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Open House

Please join us for our Open House for prospective families on Saturday, February 1st from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Open House is an excellent time to visit our school and meet our staff. Spots will fill up quickly for the 2020-2021 school year. You don't want to miss it!
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Catholic Schools Week 2020

Sunday, January 19th – Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church (9:00 and 11:30). Non uniform passes given to students who attend either Mass in their school uniform.

Sunday, January 26th – Mass at Annunciation Catholic Church (8:00 and 10:30). Non uniform passes given to students who attend either Mass in school uniform.
Pancake Breakfast at ACC Activities Center (9:00 – 10:15)

Monday, January 27th - In Our Community
8:00 CSW Kick Off Assembly – ACS – Loaves and Fishes Speaker
Elementary service project – Loaves and Fishes (lunches-to-go)
Middle school service project – Life Choices Pregnancy Center (baby shower)
Scholastic Book Fair Begins

Tuesday, January 28th – In Our Nation
8:45 Morning Assembly – ACS – Wamble-Hurley Gym
Morning assembly followed by a short program.
9:30 ACS In Our Nation Day Parade
Donuts and coffee served to military guests.
Dress-up day for students – come in patriotic attire

Wednesday, January 29th – In Our Parents/Donors/Volunteers
Students will show their appreciation to parents, donors, and volunteers who support our school with time, talent, and/or financial gifts. We are so thankful for all the generous support we receive.
10:00 – Reception for 1963 Society Members

Thursday, January 30th – Grandparents Day
8:30 Mass – Wamble-Hurley Gym
Grandparents are invited to attend.
9:15 – 11:00 Grandparents Day Celebration Classroom Receptions
Family Photos – Gym
*Each family will be gifted one 5x7 photo. Additional packages available for purchase.

Friday, January 31st - In Our Students
9:00 Brandon Styles Show – Wamble- Hurley Gym
1:45 CSW closing ceremony and games – Wamble- Hurley Gym
Non Uniform Day

Saturday, February 1st – Open House
10:00 – 12:00 Open House for Prospective Students
All faculty and staff will be present to give tours and answer questions. If you know any families who are interested in our school, please tell them about our Open House.

*Contact Katie Fenstermacher at for volunteer opportunities or more information.
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The New ACS is Open for Business

Yesterday, we celebrated the Grand Opening of the new ACS expansion building with a Ribbon Cutting and Reception. There was a wonderful turnout of supporters which included parents, alumni, parishioners, and community members. We are truly so blessed to have such a great group of individuals who value the importance of a Catholic education. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening

On Thursday, November 21st Annunciation Catholic School (ACS) will hold the much anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony and reception for the new building expansion. Talks of expanding the campus have been ongoing for several years due to increasing enrollment every year. ACS enrollment has almost doubled in the last seven years, and the school has seen a 97% increase in that time. After much discussion and research, school administration decided the best plan of action financially would be to build on the current location.
ACS began a capital campaign last spring to raise the 3 million needed to move forward with an expansion. The new expansion will include 6 new classrooms, computer/STREAM lab, science lab, library and administrative offices. The front of the school will also get a revamp. During the ceremony, representatives from each committee that worked on the expansion will be present, as well as Bishop Joseph Kopacz and Catherine Cook, Superintendent, to cut the ribbon on this exciting new venture. The ceremony will also include speakers that consist of staff, students, and parents of our school.
Principal, Joni House states, “"The construction of this new building is more than just walls and ceilings, it is the opportunity to continue our mission of higher learning in a Christ-centered environment. It gives us the opportunity to accept additional students each year and offer a more STREAM focused curriculum."
“What an honor it is to work along so many others who have sacrificed personally and financially to provide an ever expanding learning environment for our Annunciation Catholic School students and faculty. As we continue our school's mission of building character, fostering community and creating lifelong learners, we can't help but remember those sacrifices of so many in our school's history. They formed the foundation that we have the privilege to be building on. The new opportunities that will be afforded our students and faculty is absolutely amazing. What a challenge and opportunity.” – Father Jeffrey Waldrep, Pastor of Annunciation Catholic School and Church
ACS will celebrate Mass in the school gym, followed by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception at 9:15 a.m. The celebration will continue at 5:00 p.m. with a Grand Opening celebration to include a BBQ dinner, light music, and guided tours of the facility. ACS would like to invite all friends, family, and supporters of the school to attend either event.
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ACS 2019 Art Auction

On November 8th, we will hold our Annual Art Auction with an Anchored in Faith 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. 

It's never too early to buy your event tickets. The order forms will be going out in brown envelopes periodically between now and the event. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. This year, tickets can be purchased through the office or ONLINE at Click the headline of this post to purchase tickets online.
For more information, contact Heather at or by clicking the headline.
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Box Tops

The fall Box Tops submission date is October 28th. Please turn in all clipped box tops to the office by Friday, October 25th. Keep using the app for future submissions! For more information about the Box Tops program visit:
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Choose Kindness

We would like to thank the ladies of Junior Auxiliary of Columbus for presenting their program, Choose Kindness, to our 2nd - 4th graders. Choose Kindness was started to address bullying in the younger grades to hopefully combat the behavior before it starts. The goal is for students to take away the following from this program: the ABCs of a positive bystander, the difference between bullying and conflict, and the various ways to address bullying in a positive manner.
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Pinwheels for Peace

ACS students will create pinwheels and then write their thoughts about "war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others". On International Day of Peace they will "plant" their pinwheels as a public statement and art exhibit/installation.

On September 19th keep a lookout for the pinwheels – the spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and the world!

Parents are welcome to join us on September 19th, immediately following Mass, as we "plant" our pinwheels.
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