All Assumption parents are invited to begin the school year with fun and fellowship at the second annual Assumption Parent Cookout sponsored by the Assumption Parent Organization (APO). Join us for delicious barbecue and music at the Assumption Green Sports and Education Complex, 4500 Champions Trace Lane, Wednesday, August 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To help us with our planning please email Assumption's special events coordinator Joan Johnson by Monday August 1 at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a great opportunity to meet the parents of your daughter's peers and get to know Assumption faculty members and administration who will also be present. Plus, learn about the Assumption Parent Organization (APO), the Rocket Parent Network (RPN), and other ways you can be involved to make the most of your daughter's high school experience. Please click “Read More” below for addition information. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Some say high school is an awkward time in life. A time when you’re growing, changing, trying to balance school, family, and friends, all while trying to find yourself. However, for my classmates and me, high school was so much more. At Assumption, we didn’t simply sit in desks and learn from a textbook, we were taught how to be all-around good people.
At Assumption, I learned how to be compassionate. To live with compassion is to drop everything for someone who needs you. To live with compassion is to put other’s needs before your own. To live with compassion is to care for someone without even knowing her name. We have been given the gift of knowledge at Assumption, but more importantly we have been taught to be genuinely kind and compassionate people.
Every June, high school Advanced Placement teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather throughout the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams. AP Readers represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions in a unique setting in which academic conversations are fostered and encouraged between educators. This summer Assumption had eight faculty members invited to join this prestigious group as AP Readers including Jonni Stich Miller ’82 for AP Biology, Kelly Kirwan for AP English Literature and Composition; Jennifer Shirley for AP French Language and Composition; James Sutherland for AP Spanish Language and Composition; Lisa Wieland for AP English Language and Composition; Paula Spugnardi for AP Art History; Joy Moeller for AP Spanish Language and Composition; and Becca Schindler Joaquin ’97 (not pictured) for AP Human Geography.
“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” states Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP and Instruction at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of these talented educators.”
Assumption junior will take part in the James Graham Brown Cancer research internship this summer. Only 15 students in the Louisville area were selected for this eight-week program with KentuckyOne Health. According to the Brown Cancer Center's website, “The goal of the program is to afford students an opportunity to obtain hands-on wet-lab or computer-driven research experience through working with James Graham Brown Cancer Center faculty in their research laboratories.” Mary Grace has an interest in scientific research and looks forward to honing her observational skills at the Brown Cancer Center. Congratulations to Mary Grace for earning this exceptional STEAM opportunity.
Nine years ago, Assumption seniors had a dream — to create a flag football game for girls while raising money for charity. Friday, April 29, at Trinity High School’s Marshall football stadium, the ninth annual Pink and White Game united Assumption High School, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Xavier High School, and Trinity High School toward a common goal — to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. This year's event raised $25,000 for the Norton Cancer Institute Breast Health Program and has accumulated over $195,000 for breast cancer programs since its inception in 2008.
The evening began with a special student ceremony on the field to honor breast cancer survivors and remember loved ones who passed away from the disease. A halftime dance routine was performed by the boys’ high schools with St. X dancing to cheer on the Rockets and Trinity performing to rally the Valkyries. A sold-out crowd of 5,000 watched as the Rockets earned the win with a final score of 14 to 7.
In a check presentation ceremony on April 27 at Farnsley Middle School, Assumption's AP environmental science students were awarded a $3,000 grant from the Knollenberg Foundation by Mayor Greg Fischer. The award was received for the students' three-pronged plan to combat Louisville's urban heat island challenge on the Assumption campus. Representing the Archdiocese of Louisville, all-american speech champion, Assumption senior, Raegan Davis discussed the plan to mitigate the solar heat gain. The students propose planting deciduous trees throughout the black asphalt parking lot to increase the tree canopy and offset the high temperatures. In addition, students would like to install a trellis on the south wall to create a green wall of vegetation and decrease reflective heat. Lastly, the students would like to expand green STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education at Assumption to teach future generations of women scientific processes to care for the environment. Click the article to watch Raegan Davis' inspiring speech.
At the LouisvilleCatholicSports.com banquet on Sunday, April 24, Assumption senior Sabrina Fussenegger was presented the Academy Sports and Outdoors Student Athlete of the Year award which includes a $1,000 scholarship. Sabrina has lettered in Rocket softball and basketball all four-years at Assumption and has a 3.7 GPA. She will be playing softball for the Bellarmine Knights. Click the headline to read the full article at CatholicSportsNet.com.
Congratulations to Assumption senior Rachel Lancaster who signed to play in the NCAA for Northern Kentucky University. Rachel is ranked first in the state for discus with a 125 ft. 3 in. distance and second in shot put with a 37 ft. 6 in. throw. In addition to competing at the NCAA level in discus and shot put, Rachel will also compete in the hammer throw. She holds a 3.7 GPA and is majoring in Information Technologies.
Honor the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with a rousing performance of his final play ‘The Tempest’ as peformed by Assumption's Rose Theatre Company. The production opens Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m., with three additional performances Saturday, April 30, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in Assumption's Humana Foundation Peforming and Fine Arts Center. Adult tickets are $10 and student/senior tickets are $7. To purchased tickets using google chrome at www.showtix.com, click “Read More" below, click buy tickets, and search Assumption High School.
This Shakespearean classic centers on Prospera, a banished ex-duchess who has spent 12 years on an enchanted island with her only daughter, Miranda. Conjuring up a storm, Prospera is given the opportunity to re-encounter those who exiled her so long ago. A witty comedy, ‘The Tempest’ is an intriguing tale of redemption, and forgiveness, and it perfectly exemplifies the human condition. We see how the multitude of characters brought to the island by a tempest ordered by Prospera interact and manipulate one another, all while combining the realistic and the mystical.
‘The Tempest’ is a widely respected and brilliant Shakespearean play discussing the meaning of life and the importance of revenge and forgiveness. The Rose Theatre Company has interpreted the play in a new light by casting Prospera as a female. Students from Assumption High School, Trinity High School, St. Xavier High School, Atherton High School, and Jeffersonville High School have had a hand in creating this work of art and interpreting it for the Assumption stage.
The Rotary Club of Louisville presented Assumption senior Lilly Caudill with the Unsung Hero Award on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at a luncheon held at the Galt House Hotel. This special award is given to one high school senior from each school for their “service above self.”
Assumption’s college guidance counselor Leigh Jackson shared, “Lilly is a young woman who strives to focus on the positive. She is a quiet leader and uses her positive outlook in how she approaches every opportunity. Lilly is a talented, passionate, and accomplished Irish Dancer and has maintained her passion and commitment even through long recoveries from injury.” In addition, Mrs. Jackson added, “While Irish Dance certainly takes up a lot of Lilly’s time, she still manages to balance her commitment to her academics as a McAuley Scholar, as well as her activities, including serving as a Peer Leader, Summer Seminar Leader, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Rose Window literary magazine, Respect Life Club and as President of Tri-M Music Honor Society.”
Congratulations to Lilly Caudill for her service and achievement in our community as well as receiving this outstanding award!