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Dec 10

The United States Naval Academy Band posted from yesterday's Army/Navy Game in Philadelphia. That's Musician First Class Daniel Coffman, Ascension Alum, on the right. Dan completed Basic Training at Great Lakes this summer and is a trombonist in the Naval Academy Band at Anapolis, MD. We're proud of you, Dan!

Dec 08

Fifth grade students have been researching  and writing about a European explorer to the "New World" as integrated Social Studies and Language Arts learning. On Thursday, each class shared information and materials relating to their explorer with a fourth grade class. They are experts on their subjects, so if you have any lingering questions about Hernando de Soto, Juan Ponce de Leon, Hernan Cortes, or Francisco Pizarro, just let us know!

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Dec 07

Ascension Parish and the children of Ascension choose to be Christmas Angels for others. Every class does what they can to help. Third graders are participating! Donations were collected to purchase gifts for children in need. Bring donated gifts and gift cards to the gym on Friday, December 8 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Dec 07

The Rotary Club of Oak Park and River Forest presented third graders at Ascension with their own student dictionaries. Rotary members described the mission of alleviating polio throughout the world through their polio vaccination program. We are grateful for the many years the Rotary has remembered Ascension School and presented third graders with dictionaries. They love them!

Dec 07

Ascension School will be conducting its 18th Annual Geography Bee in January. Interested students in grades 4 to 8 have two opportunities to take the 50-question qualifying exam to earn one of the 35 participant spots in the Bee.  We must have permission slips for students to stay after school to take the qualifying exam on December 14. Here is the permission slip. More details in this week's Mailing!