Dec 11

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Robotics Club

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

Opera Backstage Tour

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

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An Impromptu Concert

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

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Our Lessons Begin!

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

Sep 14

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Printmaking in Art

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

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