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Sep 10

After several weeks of training our intrepid Ascension runners took to the grassy hills and dales at Downer's Grove for the first Cross Country meet of the season. Ascension competed with 26 other teams in the suburban parochial league meet on Saturday. The Chargers were led by the 7th Grade Boys who finished 2nd in the team competition. Individual ribbon winners (top 25) were as follows:
Rosie Nowicki (24) - 5th Grade
James Zimmer (15) - 7th Grade
Evan O'Brien (19) - 7th Grade
Ross Esposito (21) 7th Grade
Lizzie Brunick (18) 7th Grade

Sep 9

Parents meet in church at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 13. Mrs. Polega will introduce you to our faculty, Home and School Association and School Board. Parents will move to the school for presentations by homeroom and Junior High teachers, as well as Specials teachers. See samples of student work and take a peek at the work in the Library Resource Center, too! The evening runs until 9:00 PM. Join us!

Sep 7

Ascension students attend Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center in Olympia Fields to be exposed to team building, leadership training, and problem solving skills outside of the classroom. Students spend half of the day in groups of 12-14 tackling physical challenges at  ground level. This part of the experience requires collaboration and brainstorming solutions at the ground level.  

Sep 7

Early Childhood, Kindergartners and Mini-Chargers were delighted when a super-favorite character came to visit them today. He was very interested – you might say curious about the children and was thrilled when they wanted to hear one of his adventures. Mrs. Boockmeier read aloud from one of Margret and H.A. Rey's storybooks. Many thanks to our Development team for this wonderful enrichment presentation.

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Sep 5

Please save the date for Ascension's biggest event of the year - the Blue Tie Auction! This year we will be celebrating a wonderful couple who have devoted decades to our school community, Jill & Chip ('77) Pollard.

The Blue Tie is a wonderful opportunity to show your support of our school while enjoying fabulous food, bidding on amazing items and dancing the night away with friends new and old!