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Thank you to all who gave to the 2017 alumnae giving competition #RivalsUnite4Girls! Winner will be announced Tuesday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. via social media.

The Assumption Green Sports & Education Complex offers 11 acres of athletic fields centered around an environmentally friendly building with education space for science classes and community groups.

Good Friday Prayer Service 2016

The Class of 2016 will be attending a variety of prestigious universities next fall.
The Assumption Chamber Choir earned a Distinguished Rating (highest rating) at the 2016 KMEA state competition.

New mascots Roxie Rocket and Rosie the Rocketeer cheering at the 2016 Pink & White Game which raised $25,000 for breast cancer.

Sophomores leave for the ACTS (A Christian Through Service) agencies as part of Assumption's four-year service learning program.

Assumption's Air + Space Academy sponsored by the National Air and Space Education Institute.

Assumption's Rose Theatre Company receive a standing ovation at their 2015 fall musical performance of Stephen Sondheim's “Into the Woods.”

Assumption has over 70 student clubs and organizations – more than any girls’ high school in Louisville!

The Class of 2016 earned over $17.8 million in college scholarships and completed nearly 24,000 service hours.

Leaders from Assumption's Operation Smile Club taking part in international We Day 2016! 

Members of the Class of 2017 celebrating their Junior Ring Ceremony.

Thank you to all the Assumption alumnae who participated in the 2017 #RivalsUnite4Girls giving competition! The winner will be announced Tuesday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. on social media.

Mary Grace Stachnik ’17 was selected for the prestigious James Graham Brown Cancer Center summer research internship.

Congratulations to Assumption's KHSAA 2016 State Field Hockey Champions!

Students, faculty, and staff collected over 10,000 canned goods for Dare to Care at the ninth annual CANstruction event.

Our Ash Wednesday service is one of 14 all-school prayer services and Masses held throughout the year.

The 36th annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction “A Night at the Oscars” was a great success!

News & Announcements

Mock Crash Staged at AHS for Prevention Assembly

A powerful prevention assembly conducted by the Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Fire, and EMS brought to light the serious and deadly consequences of distracted driving to Assumption's student body this morning. Sergeant Kevin Hamlin narrating a mock car accident involving two vehicles and seniors Lauren Deines, Lucia Croce, Holly Wurth, and Jenna McKune. The student actors were covered in artificial blood and bruises to realistically depict injuries from the crash which concluded with a simulated arrest and student fatality. Local news stations WAVE3 and 32WLKY covered the scene which was followed by an all-school question and answer session with LMPD Sergeant Ruby Ellison in the Assumption gym. Click “Read More” below for additional coverage of the assembly.

#RivalsUnite4Girls Winner To Be Announced March 28

The second annual #RivalsUnite4Girls alumnae giving challenge between all four Catholic girls high schools was March 13-24. Last year’s #RivalsUnite4Girls increased Assumption’s alumnae participation from 7% to 17.2%, and we hope that the 2017 surpassed that result. The winner of #RivalsUnite4Girls will be announced via social media on Tuesday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m. Thank you to all of our alumnae who participated in this important giving challenge. Your gift helps more girls receive a high quality, college preparatory, Catholic education at Assumption High School.

Advanced Theatre Performance Featured on WHAS-TV

WHAS-TV Reporters Jonathan Wahl and Sara Wagner spotlighted Assumption’s advance theatre class performing bits from their production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. The live broadcast was featured on Good Morning Kentuckiana from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Monday, March 20. Scenes highlighted included senior Lauren Chambers (Lucy, act one) singing to senior Kristen Karem (Schroeder, act one) and a song and dance number with senior Maddie Harrington (Snoopy, act two) singing “Suppertime” while tap dancing with senior Kristen Bell (Woodstock). Tickets are on sale now for performances Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m. Click read more below to purchase tickets online.

Alum Named 2017 Salute to Catholic School Alumni Honoree

Dr. Carole C. Pfeffer will be featured as a 2017 Salute to Catholic School Alumni Honoree at the 27th annual Salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner sponsored by the Catholic Education Foundation on March 14 at the Galt House Hotel. Dr. Pfeffer is one of six Catholic school alumni to be celebrated at the event which hosts keynote speaker Cardinal Joseph William Tobin C.Ss.R., D.D. of Newark, New Jersey. An alumna of Assumption High School from the Class of 1970, Dr. Pfeffer was an English teacher and assistant principal at Assumption from 1974 to 1987. She currently serves on the Assumption High School board of directors and is the provost at Bellarmine University. Please click “Read More” to see an additional article on the event. Congratulations to Dr. Pfeffer!

Assumption Senior Attends President’s Address to Congress

As a guest of Congressman John Yarmuth, the U.S. representative of Kentucky’s third congressional district, senior Emma Nunn attended President Trump’s first joint address to Congress on February 28. Emma was in Washington, DC on an ARISE (Assumption Rocket Immersion Service Experience) trip learning social justice advocacy with the Sisters of Mercy during Assumption’s tenth annual Mission Week. She was asked to accompany Rep. Yarmuth for her advocacy of immigration reform. Click “Read More” to see the full article covered in “The Record Newspaper.”

Students Raise Funds to Supply Teacher/Computers for Cambodian School

Through monies raised during a uniform-free day on Dec. 9 combined with a donation from Assumption, $5,290 will be donated to Change: Hope Through Education School in Cambodia. This donation will pay to have electricity hooked up to the school, cover an electricity fee, two new computers, the salary of a computer/English teacher, English language textbooks for first through sixth levels, a CD player with an English language CD, and a GPRS internet connection. Click ”read more” to learn how Assumption founded the school in Cambodia and have reignited efforts to help Cambodian girls escape human trafficking.

Rocket Spectacular 2017 Was a Record-Breaking Success

The 36th annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction was a grand affair as we rolled out the red carpet on February 4, 2017. Over 425 a-list guests filled the Convocation and Athletic Center to enjoy an glamour- filled night. The night included a gourmet dinner by Bristol Catering, live and silent auctions, and exciting raffles capped off with a star-studded Rocket Raffle prize of $20,000 — won by Annie Filley Boehnlein ’94. The Oscar goes to our generous supporters; as the event raised a net revenue of $260,000 — all-time high. Sponsor a Student alone raised $99,500! Additionally, the Rocket Raffle surpassed its goal with over $100,000 worth of tickets sold. All proceeds will benefit the financial needs of our students. We are deeply grateful for our volunteers, staff, faculty, parents, students, alumnae, friends, and businesses who made the event a tremendous success. Mark your calendar for Rocket Spectacular 2018 on February 3, 2018.

In Appreciation for Catholic Schools

I am blessed to say I have attended a Catholic school for almost six and a half years now. Attending Catholic school, particularly Assumption, has shaped me into the person that I am today. Coming from a background of a public school I have the advantage of having both perspectives on how Assumption, and other Catholic schools, truly cultivate communities of knowledge, service, and faith.

The education I have received in Catholic schools has been the best, hands down. Students and teachers have a genuine desire to learn and to teach others. Everyone takes education so seriously it makes it easy to be eager to learn. I have appreciated the many academic services Catholic schools provide to help students who are struggling. They don’t want to let anyone fall behind and teachers dedicate so much of their own time and effort to make sure each student has an equal chance to learn and succeed.

Volunteer work was an elusive topic before I entered Catholic school. I knew it existed and I would probably need to do some to be accepted into college, but that was the extent of my knowledge. Assumption not only expect us to do service, they require it. Though, it honestly didn’t feel like work. I enjoyed my experiences so much I still look for ways I can volunteer and help others in my community. Catholic schools are so great about getting students linked up with agencies and giving them multiple opportunities to serve. I am proud to say I have served over 100 hours at various places and thanks to the encouragement from Catholic schools I intend to keep serving for a long time. I honestly don’t know if I would’ve developed a passion for volunteer work if I hadn't attended a Catholic school like Assumption.

Alum Tammy Cammack Hailey ’94 Is New Head Soccer Coach

We are excited to welcome alumna Tammy Cammack Hailey '94 as Assumption's new head soccer coach for the 2017 soccer season. Coach Hailey played soccer for the University of Louisville during college. She held the assistant coach’s position at Assumption under Sam Hayward from 1998 to 2001 and also coached club for Mockingbird Valley. Most recently Coach Hailey coached club soccer for Falls City.
She is a registered nurse currently working for Humana, is married, and has three children. Welcome back to Assumption Coach Hailey!

Legendary Volleyball Coach Ron Kordes Is Finalist for National Coach of the Year

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced the advancement of Assumption High School volleyball coach Ron Kordes as a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association national coach of the year in the sport of volleyball. Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the NHSACA national coach of the year in nineteen recognized sports categories.

Coach Kordes was selected for this national honor by Kentucky’s high school coaches’ association. This selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning percentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.

Over the 28 years of Ron Kordes’ leadership, Assumption volleyball has earned four national titles; 19 state championships, with 2015 being the most recent; 14 Kentucky Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year awards; one National Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year award in 2014; and one National Player of the Year award. Coach Kordes marked his 1,000 win during the 2016 volleyball season with a career 91% winning percentage (1019 wins and 104 losses).

“We are extremely grateful to have Coach Kordes’ invaluable leadership at Assumption for nearly three decades, ” expressed Assumption athletic director Angela Passafiume. “His selflessness, integrity, and emphasis on teamwork have been an extraordinary influence on hundreds of young women athletes at Assumption. His outstanding coaching has also prepared many of our Rockets for collegiate success in the NCAA.”

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