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!

Oct 20

Ascension's string student were treated to a lunchtime concert by SatorDuo in advance of the concert at Ascension Church on Thursday night. SatorDuo, a violinist and classical guitarist, are based in Italy and tour the world sharing their music. Many thanks to Fr. Bob Hutmacker for bringing SatorDuo to our school! The students were awed and delighted, and even received autographs!

Sep 27

Mrs. Coffman's kindergartners show their good positions during their recent lesson in the Music Studio.

Sep 14

In Art class, second graders are learning how to manipulate water colors through different techniques to create different expressions as well as experiment with color mixing. They are also learning about the history of printmaking and creating their own prints on top of their water colors. See what's happening in the Art Room on my Teacher Page.

May 6

Thanks to Ascension's fabulous Home and School, students were treated to a presentation of Donizett's comic opera, The Elixir of Love on May 5th. "Opera for the Young" came with portable sets and props, and Mrs. Leanna trained the 5th graders to sing the chorus parts, while the 4 professionals sang the arias, duets, trios and a quartet! Students were thrilled and amused  , since the opera was now set in the Old West. Thank you, Home and School!