Dec 13

Primary grades celebrate the Advent season through prayer and activities. Visit the school and you will see many Advent wreaths and poems about Jesus. Second graders are learning about Christmas traditions from countries around the world.

Dec 12

 Today was our final all-school mass of the year. Our first graders participated as readers, lectors, and petition readers. The story of St. Juan Diego's vision of Mary was presented by three 7th graders, from the vision to the visits to the local Bishop, concluding with the shower of roses from his cloak, now miraculously picturing the Virgin of Guadalupe. After communion, the first graders sang La Guadalupana in Spanish; trey had been prepared by Ms. Bowdy, Mrs. Blatner and Ms. Sefton.

Dec 11

Ms. Robak and Mrs. Coffman have been very busy these last weeks, rehearsing students for the Christmas Concert! The Concert takes place in Ascension church and starts at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 13. A long-standing Ascension tradition, the concert features songs and carols of the Advent and Christmas season and Scripture readings telling the Christmas story. Ms. Robak says the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders are ready and anxious to sing out – especially the finale! Mrs.

Dec 11

My goodness, what a lot of activity at Ascension this week! The Technology Club Robotics team entered a competition, 3rd graders found out that taking the Oregon Trail was mighty dangerous, a hunt was on for the Gingerbread Man, and many preparations are being made for Advent and Christmas.

Dec 9

Lucky Mira and Gwenna attended Ballet Legere's Nutcracker Ballet on December 8 at Dominican University with Mrs. Creed. She offered the outing as a Blue Tie Auction event. Their Mom joined us as we were thrilled to watch Ascension's Hannah Howarth and the entire Company.

Dec 9

Our Tech Club competed in the qualifying round of a robotics competition on December 8, 2018. 

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Dec 7

Look who is visiting the Ursuline Center?  Thanks to Ms. Grimm and our 5th grade artists “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” in the library! Bonus! Mrs.Claus stopped in Ms. Kane's room!

Dec 5

Where do you learn to become a dastardly, vile villain? You go to Villain School, naturally! Ascension's Aspiring Actors (directed by our own Mrs. Lippi) will present Villain School on December 13, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pine Room, and December 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Pine Room.  You won't want to miss the Drama Club's first play of the season! Brng the family!

Dec 4

November came to a close with many projects in the arts, reading, science (bones and vertebrae!) and Advent and Christmas.  7th graders toured Lyric opera, Flat Stanley traveled and 2nd graders are learning about Christmas Around the World!

Dec 3

Children of all ages were delighted when Mr. Claus himself arrived at Ascension's Cocoa With Claus on Sunday! Crafts, food, fun, carols, and the magic of the season all contributed to a wonderful afternoon. Thanks, Santa! Thanks to everyone who helped make Cocoa with Claus so memorable! .

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