Prepare

Self-advocacy, leadership, and grace are practiced continually as students rise to be the role models for the younger students on campus and prepare to enter their high school experience.

 

Learning for the Future

Students learn and practice Shared Responsibility, Human Interdependence, Dynamic Creativity, and Global Empowerment throughout their journey at Ancillae.  Experiences both in and out of the classroom help them realize the skills necessary to be successful and realize their potential as 21st century contributors.  See how we make that happen!

First Episode!

Ancillae's media team has been hard at work this fall getting together the first Gator Life episode of the year.  The students demonstrate ownership of community engagement through this student news program. Take a look!

 

Self-Knowledge

Each year our fifth graders take the Murphy-Meisgeier Type Indicator for Children.  School counselor, Amy Hubley, met with parents to review their child's personality type, what it means, and how we use this data here at school. We appreciate the opportunity to work closely with families to help our students gain a better understanding of the ways they learn and the best ways for them to study.

 

Mindful Breathing

Fifth grade students benefit from Mindfulness classes presented by the Center of Mindfulness and Wellness.  This week they focus on Mindful Breathing and use a stretch tool to visualize the air filling their lungs.

Robotics Academy is Open!

This self-paced Robotics Curriculum uses the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot kits. Students learn how to code the robot to move and make decisions. Based on the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy program, students will discover through failure and multiple attempts to engage their robots in Sumo Wrestling and perform a simulated Search and Rescue Mission. 

Permission to Fail

Students in our 6th-8th grades recently received certificates of failure in Advisory class!  This session helped students see that it was okay to actually fail and that by "failing forward" they can use each failure as a step on the journey of learning.

Excel Training

One of the important skills practiced during the Science Fair process in junior high is understanding and presenting data.  Students learn to carefully record observations while performing their experiments to ensure good data.  Keeping track of results is critical to preparing relevant and meaningful graphs.  Students receive training in Excel during math classes to convert data into charts and graphs that demonstrate their experiment findings.

World 1:1 Program

Ancillae-Assumpta Academy proudly offers our 1:1 World Program in which all fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are issued an iPad for use in school and at home. This program provides students with a digital device to maximize their opportunities for learning and to empower students to become self-directed learners. The 1:1 World Program promotes access, engagement, individualization, and authenticity in the learning process. The program engages students in personalized, student-centered learning. Inherent in the collaborative and creative use of the iPad are the RICE values of shared responsibility, human interdependence, dynamic creativity, and people empowerment.