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

Mar 15

Ascension 4th grade students are getting in the spirit for Saint Patrick's Day this weekend.  On Wednesday afternoon both classes visited the Ursuline Center for a combined lesson on Limericks, a popular and fun form of poetry.  The poems consist of 5 lines and are often short, funny, rhyme and have a bouncy rhythm.  Ms. Ford  taught the students the components of a Limerick and Mrs Douglass provided examples.  After, the students worked independently or with a partner to create their own Limerick.  It was an afternoon filled with creativity as well as quite a few giggles.

Mar 12

Within the week the school gathered for prayer on Ash Wednesday and for sports at Boys' Pack the Place! Students also studied measurement and regrouping in math, created Lenten projects, reviewed Charlotte's Web, learned about Creation and animals, and learned about famous women for International Women's Day!

Mar 11

Remember to bring supplies for Rwanda.  Let’s fill up the suitcases! This year we're accepting supplies and monetary donations to benefit His Chase Foundation, an organization that supports the education of over 250 orphans in western Rwanda. To reach our $15,000 goal we need children and adults alike to contribute to this worthy cause. 

Go to our crowdfunding page to learn more and donate online.
Mar 5

The Green Club is painting pots to help empowering gardens!!  We’ll plant flowers in them and hand them out after church with a coupon to empowering gardens.   Just another way our ascension kids are helping out in our community! See more on the Green Club Page!

Feb 27

The Fair will be held in the Ursuline Center Monday, March 18 - Thursday, March 21. More details on Mrs. Flowers's Page. Support our Library!

Feb 21

Eight Ascension 8th graders were chosen to participate in a Leadership Conference at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie on Wednesday, February 20. Hundreds of 7th and 8th grade students from the Chicago metropolitan area participated and developed action plans for their schools. Students learned that while many injustices occur in society, they can take a stand and do something.

Feb 20

It's Run-a-Thon Registration Week! The Kathy Adams Run-a-Thon is the number one way that students can help their school! This week, we ask that parents go online to register their Ascension students. The registration includes consent to participate and choosing your t-shirt size  Please register all of your students at the same time. Please register you student(s) by this Friday, Feb. 22nd.   Instructions     Register Here