Jun 12

Ascension has some new student  gardens!  These gardens and their upkeep support more STEM learning in our students. Thanks to HOME team members, teachers, staff, our amazing students and also to some donors.  We are grateful. Currently we have 4th and 5th graders involved with their dynamic teachers and STEM learning. Well done, everyone!

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Jun 6

This short film was made by the 3rd graders as part of their initiative to train the school on correct zero waste sorting and recycling practices. Isn't it great? Be sure to practice the same sorting at home over the summer!

3rd grade Zero Waste video
May 28

After a long weekend, activities resume! There is so much to accomplish in the next 7 school days, including the last day of Kindergarten and Graduation!

May 21

It is almost the end of this school year, and that means looking ahead to next year! Believe it or not, our sale of school supplies for next year is open now! Ordering is easy, and the School Tool Box kits will have everything your child needs for the fall – the teachers made the lists!

May 14

May has always been a very busy month at Ascension, especially for our 8th graders. The Class of 2019 had two field trips last week, and 7th graders have also been on the move! It's an exciting time for all students, having made strides the whole year, culminiating in wonderful projects and activities. And ice cream!

May 8

On May 7tn Green Club held it's final meeting of the year. They made bookmarks out of recycled materials!  Ms Kane also entertained members with some videos that gave ideas on how to continue being green over summer break!  What an awesome year! See highlights from the meeting on the Green Club Page!

Apr 29

On Monday, April 29, 2019, 8th grade students took a field trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. This trip is the culmination of a semester-long unit on the Holocaust. Students heard a survivor speak about her experiences in Kiev, Ukraine. 

Apr 13

Monday, April 15 will be a very special evening at Ascension School! The Spring Orchestra concert will begin at 6:30 PM in the Pine Room. Featuring students of Mrs. Becky Coffman and Mr. Mark Anderson, the concert will feature Beginners, Intermediates and the Chamber Orchestra. It's sure to be a lovely, enjoyable evening of music, and all are welcome!

Mar 26

News from Mrs. Vainisi! " We visited Good Harvest School in Kigali yesterday and distributed school supplies. It was great seeing so many kids excited about them. An added bonus—they were studying prepositions! They could tell me what prepositions were and how they were used! That definitely warmed this English teacher’s heart. ❤️"

A big THANKS to all who contributed supplies for the students of Rwanda!

Mar 18

We always knew that Ascension was amazing, but this demonstrates the depth of caring for kids around the world. For students in schools in Rwanda, Ascension donated the following:
15 First Aid Kits—Thank you, Project CURE!!!
237 Toothbrushes 
138 Tubes of Toothpaste
84 Sticks of Deodorant 
53 Boxes of Markers
91 Boxes of Crayons
484 Pens
712 Pencils 
462 Glasses
Thank you, Ascension, for continuing to support these kids! -- Mrs. Vainisi-Montelauro