Jul 5

Ascension boosters  Grade 2 and up formed a festive contingent of Oak Park's 4th of July parade this year! Student participants received a bright red Ascension Chargers tee and the chance to toss treats to the crowd along the way. The weather was hot and sunny, but they braved the elements and even got a cool shower along the way. Thanks to the Development Office for organizing our group and to all the students, alumni, and parents who marched!

Jun 8

Today is finally here! School will be over and summer vacation will begin! Students and teachers worked in their rooms before the Prayer Service at 10:00. Fr. Hurlbert, Mrs. Polega and the third grade helped us to think of our mission to do God's will and to help others. We celebrated teaching anniversaries, teachers who are moving on and Ms. Rafa, who is retiring! We are enjoined to "Go and Make a Difference!"

Jun 6

Students in grades 5, 6, and 7 gathered to meet the candidates for Student Council offices – all 20 of them! Mr. Sengstock moderated as each student presented his or her qualifications, strengths and ideas. After a secret ballot, at the end of the day results were announced. Congratulations to all the students who ran for office!. Your 2018-2019 Student Council Officers are: President- Dario Santoy, Vice President- Hannah Howorth,  Activity Director - Linnea Drever,  Treasurer -Violet Meyer and  Secretary.- Michael Nelligan. Homeroom representatives will be elected in the fall.

Jun 5

After the excitement of last night's graduation and after-party, what could be more fun than a trip to Great America? Here is the Class of 2018 in a much more casual mood! Have a great summer!

Jun 4

Ascension's 8th graders graduated last evening after the 7:00 mass. We are so proud to send you on your way to your future in high school and beyond! Congratulations to the Class of 2018 and their families. We will miss you!

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Tossing the caps!
Jun 4

It's time to elect Student Council officers for 2018-19! Today the 2nd floor halls were decorated with fun and colorful posters, aiming to sway the vote. Tomorrow is Button Day, followed be speeches by the candidates on Wednesday and, naturally, the election.

Jun 4

We are packing up Ascension's Library! All the books will be stored for the summer while the new Library Resource Center is constructed. Today is stage 1 –packing and more packing. Trtemendous thanks to all the volunteer book packers for their great efforts!

May 31

Today both kindergarten classes performed favorite songs for parents and guests in the Pine Room. Congratulations to all!

A slideshow of the kindergartners and friends.
A Little Spanish Song
An excerpt of "Whenever There's A Rainbow."
May 31

Yesterday the Ascension Class of 2014 spent the afternoon with us! It was a joyous get together, greeting each other and the new principal, Mrs. Polega. The students spent time with the soon-to-graduate Class of 2018 and offered some friendly advice in the Q&A session. They paraded through the school as current students clapped and cheered! We are so very proud of all of your accomplishments, and wish you all the best as you embark upon your next adventure! Enjoy comparing yourselves to your 2014 graduation picture!

The Class of 2014 walks the halls to cheers!
May 30

Last evening many student musicians participated in the Spring Recital. Bravo! Their success is a credit to their fine instructors, Mrs. Becky Coffman and Mr. Mark Anderson, and to the students who attended lessons and practiced all year. Congratulations to all! Our mini-gallery shows performers in action.