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COVID-19 Update

Update as of March 14, 2020

After consultation with medical and educational professionals and considering the recommendation of Governor Tate Reeves, the Diocese of Jackson Office of Education has revised the directive for the closing of schools and early learning centers to include the full week, Monday - Friday, March 16 - 20, 2020. Please be assured that we are monitoring this everchanging situation closely and will update you as decisions are made for the health and welfare of all. Thank you for your patience and support.
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Draw Down 2020 - Canceled

In order to continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID - 19, we have decided to cancel our 2020 Draw Down fundraiser event. According to the CDC and the ordinances put in place by the City of Columbus, no gatherings of ten or more individuals should take place until further notice. Those of you who have already purchased your tickets, thank you! You have several options for redemption of these tickets:
1. During these hard times we will happily accept your ticket purchase as a donation toward our school development fund, which you will receive an acknowledgment for from our Development
2. Your ticket purchase can be applied to existing tuition balance.
3. Your ticket purchase can be carried over for next year's Draw Down.

Unless we hear from you, your ticket purchase will be considered a donation. If you would like to choose options #2 or #3, please contact Jennifer Schippel at no later than April 15th.

We continue to pray for healing and look forward to the time we can all be together again and continue our long standing-traditions.
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Beauty and the Beast, Jr. - Canceled

Join us for our annual middle school musical. This year our students will be presenting Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. under the direction of our fabulous theater teacher, Mrs. Celsie Staggers. These students have been working on their parts, costumes, and props all year long. You will not believe how incredibly talented our middle school students are until you see it for yourself. This event is open to the public and family friendly! Tickets can be purchased at the door of the ACS gymnasium on the night of the performance. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

*ACS students who attend either performance will receive a uniform pass for Monday, March 30th.
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Due to the recent sinkhole that has developed on the south end of Gardner BLVD., our regular drop off/dismissal route has changed. Please see the suggested route for drop off and dismissal for the next few days/week.
You will still enter the drop off/pick up line from Maxwell Lane.
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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
1:00 Tom Cloverly 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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