St. Anne's Enrichment Options

Advanced Strings Ensemble

Advanced Strings  Ensemble rehearses Tuesday at 7:15 AM in the Music Room. Rehearsals begin in September. This ensemble is for experienced strings players who are able to read music.

Club Sponsor: Brittany Hensley (Violinist). 

Art Club

Art Club is open to students in Kindergarten through middle school as a Tuesday afternoon art activity period. Art clubbers will draw, paint, work with clay and participate in many creative activities. Art Club will be held on Tuesday afternoons at 3:05-4:30.
Club Sponsor: Rick Sigler, Art Teacher (Grades 3-8). 

Beginning/ Intermediate Strings Ensemble

Beginning/ Intermediate Strings Ensemble rehearses Wednesdays at 7:15 AM in the Music Room. Rehearsals begin in September. This group is for students who play a string instrument at the pre-Twinkle/Twinkle level. We will play pieces from the Suzuki repertoire, as well as supplementary music.

Club Sponsor: Brittany Hensley (Violinist).

Changemakers Club

The St. Anne’s Changemakers Club is for 5th through 8th graders who want to engage with organizations and people in the local Denver community. These students will be involved with volunteering, service, and making the world a better place through empathy, hands-on experiences, and perspective-taking. There is no cost for the club. Club sessions are held two Friday afternoons a month, year-round from 3:05-4:15 in the Lower School Flex Room; however, students do not have to commit to every meeting. 

Club Sponsors: Kelsey Smith (Spanish Teacher) & Stefanie Bakken (Spanish Teacher). 

Drama Club

The Lower School Drama Club is dedicated to cultivating imagination, improvisation, and teamwork. With countless activities and games at our disposal, every Drama Club class will explore a combination of ensemble work and individual technique. Rather than rehearsing a single play, Drama Club will work to develop as many exciting new skills as possible, culminating with a final, after-school performance open to family and friends showcasing the Club’s many performance-based games and activities. The structure of the final performance is meant to ensure that every child gets a chance to shine and every session leading up to the performance is exciting and new!

Club Sponsor: Jason Lemire(Drama Teacher). 

First Lego League

First Lego League is an international competition open to middle school students in the fall. The competition includes Lego robotics, completion and presentation of a new way to solve an international problem, and a team challenge. This Club runs from August - December. 

Camp Sponsors: Ruth Hund (LS Teacher) & Angela Moreira (LS Learning Specialist). 

Lower School Beginning Band

In lower school beginning band, we will explore traditional concert band music, folk songs, holiday carols, and other tunes. Students will receive a method book (“Essential Elements Book 1”) and supplemental materials. Lower School Band meets Wednesday Mornings from 7:15-8:00 am. 

Club Sponsor: Emmy Valet (Music Teacher).  

Lower School and Middle School Choir

Lower School Choir: Students in Grades 2 – 5 are invited to sing in the Lower School Choir. We will explore singing games, rounds, partner songs and movement. Lower School Choir meets Monday After School.

Middle School Choir: Grades 6-8 will explore three-part harmonies, music in a variety of styles, choreography, vocal technique, and sight singing. Middle School Choir meets Monday before School.

Club Sponsor: Emmy Valet & Joan Gilbert (Music Teachers). 

Middle School Jazz Band

This jazz band ensemble includes the following instruments: Woodwinds (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone); Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone); Rhythm Section (Keyboards, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Drum Set, Auxiliary Percussion); and Vocals (Soprano, Alto, Baritone).

Taking private lessons on your instrument outside of band to gain mastery of your instrument is strongly encouraged (but not required). We will explore both traditional jazz and popular repertoire. Jazz band meets on Friday from 7:15-8AM unless otherwise noted.

Club Sponsor: Emmy Valet (Music Teacher).

Spanish through Art, Movement and Games

Children will explore the Spanish language and culture through Art, movement, and games. 

Club sponsors: Jessica Cårdenas (Art and Spanish teacher) and Ana Dodson (Middle School Teaching Fellow). 

Tech Club

Technology Club (1st - 5th grade) meets on Mondays from 3:00-4:30 PMin the Lower School Techsperience Lab and Flex Room. Through coding/computer programming, robotics, and 3D design and printing, tech club members will enhance their computer skills, create awesome projects, practice problem solving, and learn prototyping skills. 

Club Sponsors: Glen Worthing (Director of Technology) & Jennifer Worthing (Technology Coordinator)

Non Affiliated Enrichment

Chess Club

St. Anne’s Chess Class 

National Chess Master Todd Bardwick will be offering a ten-session chess class for St. Annes starting. The class will be structured teaching in the first half hour. Students will then play chess with each other the second half hour while Todd gives suggestions, answers questions, and helps them to better understand chess strategies. The chess class will meet Wednesday after school in the World Languages Classroom from 3:15-4:15 pm approximately twice a month.

Signup through the Veracross portal.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is entering its 5th year at St. Anne's!  Girls on the Run is a fun, innovative, after-school program that combines training for a 5K mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. There is a place for everyone on our team; girls do not have to be "runners" to participate (but will enjoy it immensely if they are)!  We use the term running loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals. The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry. We hope to inspire your daughters to a lifetime of healthy physical and mental habits by promoting individual achievement, self-confidence, and team-building.

Learn more about the program and register online here:  http://girlsontherunrockies.org.

Tae Kwon Do

(1st - 8th grade) takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 PM in Comfort Hall.  Contact Gary Smith, Instructor: (303) 343-8975.

Private Music Instruction

Contact instructors listed below

Private Instrument Instruction at SAES: woodwinds (contact Emmy Valetpiano (contact Pierre de Klerk at (720)-241-5582); strings (contact Brittany Hensley).