Dec 11

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Lego League Competition

Chicago West Speer Academy hosted First LEGO League on Sunday, December 10.  Ascension Technology Club sent 18 team members.  Mr. Matt Mueller, Ms. Mindy Dillon ,and Mr. Jason Huggins served as team moderators.  The competition celebrates students’ dedication for engineering, research and robotics!

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!

Dec 11

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Ballet Legere's The Nutcracker

Monday, December 11, grade 1 to grade 8 attended Dominican University’s performance of The Ballet Legere’s The Nutcracker.  The holiday treat was sponsored by the Ascension Home and School Association and an anonymous donor.  Students sat with their Buddies! Ascension School is proudly represented with Hannah Howorth as Clara and Elizabeth Schmiedeler as an angel.  Congratulations, Hannah and Elizabeth! Thanks, Home & School and generous donor!

Dec 10

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Alum at the Army/Navy Game

The United States Naval Academy Band posted from yesterday's Army/Navy Game in Philadelphia. That's Musician First Class Daniel Coffman, Ascension Alum, on the right. Dan completed Basic Training at Great Lakes this summer and is a trombonist in the Naval Academy Band at Annapolis, MD. We're proud of you, Dan!

Our School Christmas Concert!

Dec 8

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The Grade 5 Exploratorium

Fifth grade students have been researching  and writing about a European explorer to the "New World" as integrated Social Studies and Language Arts learning. On Thursday, each class shared information and materials relating to their explorer with a fourth grade class. They are experts on their subjects, so if you have any lingering questions about Hernando de Soto, Juan Ponce de Leon, Hernan Cortes, or Francisco Pizarro, just let us know!

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Dec 7

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Christmas Angels Due Friday!

Ascension Parish and the children of Ascension choose to be Christmas Angels for others. Every class does what they can to help. Third graders are participating! Donations were collected to purchase gifts for children in need. Bring donated gifts and gift cards to the gym on Friday, December 8 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

Dec 7

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Our New Dictionaries

The Rotary Club of Oak Park and River Forest presented third graders at Ascension with their own student dictionaries. Rotary members described the mission of alleviating polio throughout the world through their polio vaccination program. We are grateful for the many years the Rotary has remembered Ascension School and presented third graders with dictionaries. They love them!

Dec 7

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Enter the Geography Bee!

Ascension School will be conducting its 18th Annual Geography Bee in January. Interested students in grades 4 to 8 have two opportunities to take the 50-question qualifying exam to earn one of the 35 participant spots in the Bee.  We must have permission slips for students to stay after school to take the qualifying exam on December 14. Here is the permission slip. More details in this week's Mailing!