Mar 20

Student Council raises $267.56 for Ascension’s Children Lenten Project benefiting Rwanda. The money was raised in March by selling lollipops and by conducting three split-the-pot raffles at Boys’ Pack the Place games. Student Council exemplifies "Service!"

Mar 19

Students and staff stay focused as they anticipate a week of Spring Break. The 8th graders study wave interference, while first graders determine greater than or less than. The Drama Club presented The enchanted Bookshop at two performances.Many classes celebrated St. Patrick's Day and dancers performed after Friday's fish fry. Mrs. Vanisi is so grateful for all the donations for the children of Rwanda! We are having a Book Fair in the Ursuline  Center, and the Pine Room hosted Ben Franklin, thanks to Home and School!

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 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 4

Many thanks to Mrs. Boockmeier's class for decorating the hallways! Their "I can help" signs are wonderful. Mrs. Vainisi will be taking the suitcases you see in the main hallway to Rwanda during Spring Break. What generous hearts we have at Ascension!

Feb 20

Rwanda movie
Click the watch the Children's Lenten Project video!

Feb 15

Mission Day formally began at the 9:00 Prayer Service today, February 15. We were happy to welcome Mr. Mark Jacobs, who explained his connection to Rwanda. and the His Chase Foundation, which will benefit from today's Mission Day. Mrs. Vaninisi also spoke about her visits to Rwanda and that special connection she has made with the children of Noel Orphanage.

Feb 4

The Family Service Project Day in the school gym on Saturday February 2nd finished off Catholic Schools week. From 1:30-3:30 families came together to assemble care packages and Valentine's day cards for our local chapter of Meals On Wheels, the Hines Veterans' Administration Hospital and residents of the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola Hospital! Many thanks to Home & School and to Cheryl Bernard  for the pictures in our Gallery!

Nov 20

November 20, 2018
Ascension students were extremely generous today, donating non-perishable food items for the St. Martin's Food Pantry. Grade 4 did an outstanding job providing leadership in readings and intercessions. Student Council managed the collection, boxed the items and helped with delivery to the pantry.  See our Gallery and a video.

The school food collection
Nov 18

Our Amazing Blue Tie Auction took place on Saturday, November 17 in the school gym. Wonderfully displayed items received plenty of attention from guests who were happy to bid! A delicious dinner was served, courtesy of Chef Vogel, and then the live auction began. A highlight of the evening was the Auction Video, encouraging our guests to fund Ascension's Mission with STEM curricula during the next year. Alumni John Pollard described his incredible parents, this year's honorees Jill and Chip Pollard. Enjoy our pictures and the 2018 Paddle Raise Auction video!

2018 Auction Video