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In grades 3-5, students are provided with several opportunities to live the Gospel and reach out to help those in need. Different classes visit nursing homes, make rosaries for the foreign missions, and make cards for the parents of newly baptized members of our parish. In addition students participate in various school-wide Lenten and Advent outreach projects, such as providing Bags of Hope for the homeless of Seminole County and collecting socks and underwear for the poor children in our community. Support for our Sister Diocese of San Jaun de la Maguana in the Dominican Republic has been on-going. At various times students have collected bikes, shoes, and school supplies for the children in remote mountain towns. Other past service projects have included: filling backpacks with school supplies and sending them to students in Haiti, participating in canned food drives, and providing Christmas gifts for children living in the Holy Land.
Annunciation Catholic Academy’s enrichment program is for students in grades 3-5. The mission of the enrichment program is to develop and challenge gifted students. Our program allows students opportunities to pursue relevant, interesting, and motivating knowledge as an extension of their studies. The goal of the enrichment program is help students develop activities and investigations that extend the key concepts and skills of the core curriculum as well as motivate student curiosity. Projects and lessons emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, reasoning and communication skills. Students must have a verified IQ within the gifted range to qualify for the program.
Students in grades 3-5 participate in a variety of special activities each year. The entire school looks forward to the third grade Little Saints Wax Museum in November, as well as the fourth grade musical production. The fifth grade classes enjoy learning experiences through the D.A.R.E. program and Adopt-A-Pilot, a program with Southwest Airlines whereby a pilot visits the class throughout the year teaching lessons on geography, aviation and physics. Each year students participate in a spelling bee and show school spirit with Pep Rallies during Catholic Schools Week. While enriching students’ learning, these special events also help to build sense of community across grade levels.
The intermediate grades enjoy a variety of field trips each year. Religious field trips have included visits to Basilica of the Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe for a tour, rosary walk and Mass and a visit to the Hermitage located on the parish campus to learn about the religious life of sisters. A love of history is promoted by traveling to St. Augustine during the study of Florida history. Emerging young scientists have been inspired by visits to Sea World, the Orlando Science Center, the Central Florida Zoo, and Wonder Works. Our artists have enjoyed the trips to Orlando Philharmonic Young People’s Concert and various other musicals and plays. A student favorite is the trip to EPCOT to explore traditions of other cultures. Each year we encourage growth and learning outside our school walls.
Junior Quill Society
The Junior Quill Society is a group of select students in grades 3 to 5 who have been inducted as members of the Society based their abilities as writers. These students demonstrate excellent writing skills and a love for the written word. Meetings are held after school twice a month. The members explore different writing genres, share their personal writings, published articles for the school newsletter, sponsor writing contests for the primary and middle school students, instruct younger grades in the writing process, and attend presentations from guest authors.