Enrichment activities are provided to all students throughout the school year. St. Ann invites a variety of of ever-changing authors, athletes, mobile learning units and community service workers to visit our students. All enrichment activities occur during our normal school hours, provide age-appropriate content and occur on-site under the supervision of our teachers and staff. Following is a sample of past visitors some of which we schedule annually.
The Audubon Zoo's Wetland Express outreach program offers our 4th graders an up-close, hands-on experience with some our wetland's most important inhabitants. The Wetland Express helps student's make connections to wetland animals and their habitats. This visit takes place during the 4th grader's annual "Fais do-do" festival.
Frank Levy is a 30 year veteran teacher of writing, speech and dramatics at the elementary school level. His live performances immerse students in a complete interactive theatrical learning experience where books literally come to life! Our 6th & 7th graders enjoy historical performances that have included "Alexander the Great," "The Louisiana Purchase," "The Boston Tea Party," "The Battle of New Orleans," and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves."
McCadd - Mount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive Decisions
Mount Carmel Academy's high school students visit our 6th & 7th graders and provide information through skits, music, statistics, speeches and personal testimony on a variety of topics. Students talk about peer pressure, the dangers of smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, cyberbullying and self-esteem. After the presentation our students are invited to participate in an interactive session where they can wear "drunk goggles" and perform motor skills tasks in order to help them understand the effects and dangers of impairement.
Sally Farrell received her training at the Wild Bird Rehabitlitation Center a part of the New Orleans Audubon Zoo Institute. She is a raptor rehabilitator and educator. Our 3rd graders are introduced to live, non-releasable raptors with an accompanying lecture, supplemented with audio and visual aids such as photography, taped bird calls, owl castings and feather displays.