May 6

The Elixir of Love

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!

May 3

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Art Show on Thursday and Friday

Please join us Thursday May 4, 2017 in the Pine room for a presentation of student –chosen artwork from the past school year. The display will be open from 4:30 to 5:30PM Thursday evening and from 8:30 AM to 1 PM on Friday, May 5, as we celebrate and welcome Ascension Grandparents. Artwork will be on display from students in grades 6th through 8th, and we will be highlighting the Eighth Grade Masterpieces.

As the Masterpieces are photographed they will appear in the Masterpiece Gallery 2017.

Apr 28

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Activities in the Music Room

What a busy Spring it has been! The 5th graders saw a performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 8th graders saw Chicago at Drury Lane and the first graders have made homemade percussion instruments - membranophones and idiophones! Pictures of the activities are on Mrs. Leanna's Teacher Page. Get ready for Opera for the Young on the afternoon of May 5, Grandparents' Day!

Apr 12

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Mystery Solved!

Mrs. Lippi and her drama students presented another fun play, "The Hound of the Clackervilles." Thanks to Ms. Makowski, we have production photos in a Gallery!

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Apr 5

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Ascension’s Aspiring Actors Present:

The Hound of the Clackervilles by Craig Sodaro

Mar 28

Congratulations, String Students

Congratulations to Mrs. Coffman and Sarah Coffman on the wonderful spring orchestra concert tonight! Kudos to Mary Rose and Liam, the 8th graders in Chamber Orchestra. Well done! 

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Mar 22

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Band Festival Awards

Ascension sent 13 soloists to this year's solo festival, in Schaumburg who performed extremely well.   Paulina Harnisch received a GOLD medal with a PERFECT SCORE! In addition, 7 other Ascension musicians earned gold medals and 6 musicians earned silver! A complete list is in this week's Weekly Mailing.

Jan 25

The Magic Flute

Recently Mrs. Leanna and  the 7th graders attended an afternoon matinee of Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Mozart's the Magic Flute. Produced as a "play-within-a-play," this lively interpretation has been a hit with young and old alike.

Silent Night, verse 2
Away in a Manger
Dec 16

Sounds of the Season

Ascension School Orchestra, bands and Primary students filled the church with joyful carols, hymns and seasonal favorites at the annual Christmas Concert on December 15. Click for more!

Nov 20

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Lyric Opera Tour

7th graders attended the Back Stage Tour of Lyric Opera! They are preparing to see Mozart's The Magic Flute! Students loved trying on costumes and holding shields and weapons!