Feb 19

February 14-21 was an extremely busy week at Ascension! Starting off with Valentine's Day, we had a wonderful Mission Day prayer service, followed by a very exciting Mission Day itself. Green Club met and as usual our classrooms were active with curriculum subjects, specials and STEM projects!

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 12

Along with our regular educational activities, students are celebrating African American History Month. Through Dr. Martin Luther King we are  learning ways of peace and love. We also are discovering noteworthy African Americans of the past and present. After Chinese New Year it's almost Valentine's Day!

Feb 6

Fr. Hurlbert, Faculty and students celebrated mass a week late due to the freezing cold last Wednesday. The introduction to mass and the readings and petitions were read with clarity and fluency by students from Grade 3. Ms. Rodde gave an inspired homily on last week Tuesday's theme of Heroes and Superheroes, relating them to Jesus and His powers.

Dec 22

The 4th grade presented the story of Jesus' ancestors, leading up to His birth in Bethlehem. Pictures in our Gallery!

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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 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!

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 1

Today's 10:00 Mass for All Saints was beautifully led by the 5th grade. In conjunction with the All Saints Day Mass grade 5 students will be organizing a collection for those less fortunate. We will be collecting hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves for Housing Forward. Please send in gently used hats, gloves/mittens, and scarves to donate.