An IB Thumbs Up for Annunciation!

Apr 21st, 2017

On April 10th and 11th, we welcomed International Baccalaureate (IB) Consultant, Ms. Kathy Couillard.  Ms. Couillard is the principal at Handley IB World School in Saginaw, Michigan. During her visit, Ms. Couillard toured our school, took part in the all-school morning meeting, observed teaching and learning in all K-5 and Specialists' classrooms, reviewed curriculum and instruction documents (planners), and met with parents and our staff.  After experiencing all of this, Ms. Couillard was able to help us craft an action plan for applying for authorization as an IB World School.  

We are excited (and proud) to share that Ms. Couillard is confident in our ability to move forward in applying for and requesting authorization.  She was impressed with the incredible dedication of our staff and our wide-spread commitment, as a community, to developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who actively contribute to creating a better and more peaceful world.  She was also impressed that we, as a Catholic school, chose to become an IB school – pairing our strong community of faith with the best way to teach children through the IB.  In short, she witnessed what we have worked so hard to accomplish - we have made incredible strides in our IB journey!

Annunciation is currently in its second year of being an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) candidate program. We plan to apply for authorization during the 2017-2018 school year and hope to achieve full authorization by May of 2018.  

You can be very proud of the hard work and transformation taking place throughout the school. Teachers and staff are learning and growing, becoming better and stronger educators, helping each child reach their fullest potential – making Annunciation School the place where each child can soar! We look forward to continue growth throughout the years as we seek to become the best Catholic school for your children. Thanks for your support and prayers in our journey together. Your family can be very proud to call Annunciation Catholic School your home.

Anne LaLonde Laux
International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
Enrichment Teacher & Coordinator

Jennifer Cassidy