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Artscapes

Artscapes is a select group of students who have shown an interest and talent in Art. Artscapes gives students an opportunity to share their talents with our school and local communities.  Students are invited to participate from grades 5 through 8. The art teachers select students with a talent and enthusiasm for the visual arts. Throughout the school year, the students are involved with a variety of service projects including Arcadia University's "Empty Bowl Project," Ancillae-Assumpta Academy's "Heart to Heart" program, and "Helping Hands," a group that supplies hats and scarves to children in need. Artscapes students will also design and construct works to be part of permanent displays throughout the school campus. Artscapes not only gives students an opportunity to work together as a team and further develop their art skills, but also offers a chance to learn new techniques not offered to the regularly scheduled art classes.

Robotics

There are three different opportunities for involvement in the Academy's extracurricular Robotics Program: The Robotics Club (for beginners in grades 4 - 8), the Golden Gears (Ancillae’s FIRST Lego League Team), and the Jr. FIRST Lego League for students in grades 1 - 3. 
Our Robotics Program uses the Core Values of the FIRST Lego League. It is not all about winning; it's about teaching our students the value of teamwork, learning about the problems facing the world around us and searching for solutions to solve some of these problems. Our biggest goal is to have FUN while we learn. In First Lego League Challenges teams are judged on The Robotics Competition (many tasks in 2 1/2 minutes); The Research Project ( 5 min. presentation on challenge topic); TEAMWORK (how well we work together as a team); Robot Design, Programming; and Gracious Professionalism.   For more information please see  http://usfirst.org.

Forensics

Forensics is offered to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to promote and encourage good public speaking and oral communication.  Speaking categories include original oratory, declamation, oral interpretation of poetry or prose, dramatic interpretation, and duo interpretation.  Students participate in intra- and interscholastic tournaments.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a national program offered to our girls in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Participants learn life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.  AAA is beginning season # 8 this spring!

Go to our school's GOTR page.  
Visit the Montgomery County GOTR website.

Intramurals

The Intramural Basketball Program is offered to boys and girls in grades 3 - 8. This includes members of the interscholastic basketball teams. It begins in early January and runs through February.  The teams are coached by parents on a volunteer basis.  Grades 3 and 4 play from 8:00AM to 10:00AM, grades 5 and 6 play from 10:00AM to 1:00PM, and grades 7 and 8 play from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.  Each student receives an individual playing shirt and there is a party for all participants and their families at the end of the program.

Reading Olympics

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy participates in Reading Olympics which is sponsored by the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. The goal of the Reading Olympics program is to increase reading for enjoyment and to promote reading achievement. Students collaborate with their teammates to read 45 books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists, and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are a celebration of reading. 

Student Council

Elected officers and class representatives support the school by promoting school spirit, developing a positive student morale, learning to solve problems and make decisions, and sponsoring academic, service, and social activities.  Regular student government meetings help to develop leadership skills.

Partner Sharing

The Partner Sharing Program connects students in different grade levels to form friendships through multiple meetings throughout the year.
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