Nov 13

Eleven new photos are just a sample of what's new! Report cards go home this week and Saturday is the Auction!

Nov 12

Mrs. Flowers is so grateful to have the Ursuline Center filled with books and technology for Ascension students. She   is gratified to see how teachers are anxious to use the room, as exemplified by the 4th graders research on voting in early November. She has shared some pictures with us!

Nov 9

6th graders have written short original compositions for rhythm instruments. Working in groups, they practiced with non-pitched percussion. Yake a look on Ms. Robak's Teacher Page. 

Nov 2

 Today our talented music teacher, Ms. Robak, lead children in music and movement! She brought along tambourines and other instruments that were perfect for little hands and sang song and played musical games with the children. Complimentary treats and coffee were served.

Oct 11

The 8th graders at Ascension took a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago on October 11, 2018. The purpose of the trip was to demonstrate to the students the differences between Impressionism and other forms of art. 8th graders will then choose a painting and reproduce it, using techniques they learn in art. See more on Ms. Grimm's Page.

Sep 26

In 4th grade Spanish students are creating comics, using their current vocabulary. Each comic depicts two characters greeting each other, asking each other’s names and how they are doing, and bidding farewell. Students love when two school subjects can be used in one project!

Sep 4

Late last school year, 7th grade Mixed Masterpieces were entered in the Fenwick Art Contest. These paintings combine two masterpieces into one. May was a busy month, so here are a few samples, done by students who are now in 8th grade. Very impressive!

May 30

Last evening many student musicians participated in the Spring Recital. Bravo! Their success is a credit to their fine instructors, Mrs. Becky Coffman and Mr. Mark Anderson, and to the students who attended lessons and practiced all year. Congratulations to all! Our mini-gallery shows performers in action.

May 29

Last week we had the pleasure of hearing Mrs. Coffman's orchestras play in concert. Tonight individual students will each play a piece her or she has been working on during lessons and at home. You will be amazed at the prowess of these young violinists, violists and cellists! Please come to the Pie Room at 4:30 (youngest students) 5:30 (middle-grade students) or 6:30 (older students) or come and stay for all three! All are welcome!

May 23

Mrs. Coffman's orchestras performed last evening to a very appreciative assembly! There are 5 videos.

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Sinfonia Calypso
Philharmonic William Tell Overture
5th/6th Orchestra plays Mahler-- With a Twist
Chamber Orchestra plays Selections from Les Miserables
Combined Orchestras play Dona Nobis Pacem (excerpt)