Dec 11

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Lego League Competition

Chicago West Speer Academy hosted First LEGO League on Sunday, December 10.  Ascension Technology Club sent 18 team members.  Mr. Matt Mueller, Ms. Mindy Dillon ,and Mr. Jason Huggins served as team moderators.  The competition celebrates students’ dedication for engineering, research and robotics!

Dec 11

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Ballet Legere's The Nutcracker

Monday, December 11, grade 1 to grade 8 attended Dominican University’s performance of The Ballet Legere’s The Nutcracker.  The holiday treat was sponsored by the Ascension Home and School Association and an anonymous donor.  Students sat with their Buddies! Ascension School is proudly represented with Hannah Howorth as Clara and Elizabeth Schmiedeler as an angel.  Congratulations, Hannah and Elizabeth! Thanks, Home & School and generous donor!

Dec 10

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Alum at the Army/Navy Game

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 Annapolis, MD. We're proud of you, Dan!

Dec 7

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Our New Dictionaries

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 7

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Enter the Geography Bee!

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!

Dec 4

Permission Slips!

Home and School is sending grades 1 - 8 to the Nutcracker Ballet at Dominican University on December 11. We need a Nutcracker permission slip for each child A.S.A.P.! 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament permission slips are due Tuesday!

Dec 4

Ax of Murder

You've heard of haunted houses, but — a haunted PLAY? Come join the fun and help solve the mystery as a group of theater people try to figure out if a haunted play is out for revenge! Who is next to be murdered?! Ascension's Aspiring Actors are directed by Mrs. Lippi. Performances are on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:30 PM. and Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 PM. Cost is $7.00 per adult and $4.00 per student. Hope to see you there!

Nov 30

First Friday — December 1

Attention parent!  Join us for 8:15 Mass with Fr. Bob followed by coffee & conversation in the Pine Room.  Enjoy the company of fellow parents and get to know Mrs. Polega, who will be joining us.

Nov 29

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What's a Sky Dome?

Home and School sponsored the SkyDome presentation today in the Gym.

Nov 27

We Need Cookies!

Calling all Bakers! Cookies needed! The AWC Cookie Walk & Christmas Market is this Saturday! To sign up to bake go here.