Feb 1

3rd graders are avid penny collectors! Today they are wearing favorite sports jerseys, and besides being excited about the Collection, they are anxious to go Buddy Bowling with their 6th grade Buddies!

Jan 17

The final rounds of the 2018 Geography Bee were held on Tuesday morning. From a challenging field of 10 finalists, Ella Lee emerged as this year’s winner. Finley Huggins took 2nd place. Congratulations to Ella, Finley, and all who participated, including our judges!

Jan 9

Each year, the Knights of Columbus invites each Catholic middle/intermediate school in a selected region to nominate three students currently in fourth through eighth grade to participate in a Catholic geography bee. The first round is Thursday afternoon in the Pine Room at 1:20 PM. Parents are welcome! The final round will be next week.

For those new to the Geography Bee, here is a description of how it works:

Dec 28

Ascension's 2017 3-on-3 was lots of fun for the students and alumni who participated, as well as for the parents and fans!

3-on-3 Slideshow
Dec 27

Three on Three Basketball Tournament Parent Volunteers Needed

The annual 3-on-3 tournament is underway! Games continue today and through Thursday, December 27 from 9AM to 2PM. 

Dec 21

Yesterday was our Faculty Ugly Sweater day. We had about 20 Faculty members participate!

These were the top three winners

1st Place    Sharon Walsh - Fireplace Sweater

2nd Place    Mara Bowdy - Cat Sweater

3rd Place   Melanie Grimm - Big Foot/Alien Sweater

Dec 11

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 7

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

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!

Nov 29

Ascension fifth graders competed in the Fall Reading Olympics on Wednesday, November 29th. Eleven teams squared off to answer difficult questions about nine books. The Sensational Bookworms, comprised of Ella, Kelsey, Maya, and Grace, emerged with a one-point victory at the end of seven close rounds. They will go on to compete against the winning teams from 11 other Oak Park and River Forest schools on Friday, December 8th. Good luck Bookworms!  Read more and see our pictures!