Apr 17

 The other day the 5th/6th grade orchestra spent a break mugging for the camera! They are rehearsing "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter among other things, getting ready for the concert on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 in the Pine Room!

Apr 12

It was just too nice outside to have a rehearsal inside!

Mar 21

Haphazardly Ever After by Jeff Fluharty, directed by Mrs. Eileen Lippi! Presented Thursday at 4:30 and Saturday at 2:00.

Prepare for some wacky fun in this fractured fairy tale!  The setting is a castle, but this king and queen are having a hard time with their royal offspring — four obnoxious, bratty, adult children. They are longing to be empty nesters! Can they find a way to solve this dilemma and find peace in the castle? Can this royal family live happily ever after?

Mar 6

On Saturday, March 3rd, eight Ascension students participated in the Band Solo Festival. Students perform on their instruments and are evaluated by judges for musicianship. Mr. Shepera is pleased to announce the results:
4th graders Emerson Diebold, alto sax, GOLD, Morrison Luban, trumpet, GOLD, 5th grader Grace Treese, clarinet, GOLD, 6th graders Karla Armadillo, clarinet, GOLD, Declan Huggins, trumpet, GOLD. 7th graders Adrian Salgado, alto sax, GOLD, Dario Santoy, alto sax, GOLD, and 8th grader Finley Huggins, clarinet, GOLD. Congratulations on the outstanding accomplishment!

Dec 20

Mrs. Coffman surprised students at lunch this week by having her Orchestras entertain! On Monday the Sinfonia played, and on Tuesday the Chamber Orchestra played. Thanks for getting us in the Christmas spirit!

Dec 19

Mrs. Coffman's orchestra were in fine form on Tuesday night, December 18. What a wonderful evening in the Christmas Cabaret setting of the Pine Room! Four distinguished alumni performers joined the Chamber Orchestra for a great finale. Congratulations to string players (and parents) for your dedication to practicing! See pictures and movies of the  performances in our Gallery.. Mrs. Coffman, you are an Ascension Treasure!

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Chamber Orchestra performs Frosty the Snowman
Dec 17

Ascension's Bands will present a Winter Concert at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 18 in the Pine Room. The bands are directed by Mr. Charles Shapera. Immediately after, the stage will be turned over to Mrs. Coffman's string orchestras for their concert at 7:00 PM. The Pine Room is beautifully decorated with student art work for Christmas. Please join us! All are welcome!

Dec 15

Last night was our Christmas Concert! We heard a small selection of seasonal pieces from the advanced band as preludes, and then heard the lovely voices of our primary students in song, directed by Mrs. Leanna. The Chamber Orchestra played under the direction of Mrs. Coffman, and joined the children on some familiar carols.Thanks to Mr. Anderson for accompanying, as always! What a wonderful way to celebrate the season! More pictures Have been added to the Gallery!

Joy to the World
God Rest You, Merry Gentlemen
Chamber Orchestra, Good Christian Men Rejoice
Go Tell it on the Mountain
Dec 11

Ascension and Code Play Learn offer a robotics/programming class at the school that meets once a week to learn programming.  This winter’s class is working with Sphero Robots.  These robots are water proof so I asked our Art teacher, Ms. Grimm to work with us on an art project with the class.  Weworked with the students to create a painting using the robots to draw it.  It turned out really well!

Nov 14

The 7th graders visited tbe Lyric Opera on November 14th.  Here is one group of students on the backstage tour. The students will attend a performance of Puccini's Turandot later. Today they learned about the stage, sets, props, costumes, wigs and more. The best part was trying on opera costumes!