Countless hours of preparation have gone into planning a purposeful and meaningful Mission Week for your daughters. As we prepare to officially begin, Campus Minister Mary Ann Steutermann shares this reflection on why your support and, most importantly, your prayers, are an essential part of our preparation too. This year’s 13th annual Mission Week experience is designed to be a special experience of growth and transformation. Through the varied activities students engage in, they are called to reflect upon the gifts they bring to the communities of which they are a part and how the actions they take have the potential to change the world. Our Mission Week theme is the same as our school theme this year: “Find Your Way.” We invite your participation by holding us all close in prayer as we find our way to new understandings and adventures–those traveling, those teaching, those serving, those learning, those reflecting, those planning and adapting plans. Our parent prayer group will not be meeting this week due to the changed schedule, but we invite you to take some time on Monday to offer this prayer for the week:
Be with us, Merciful God, as we seek to be
Your voice, Your hands, Your love
in the world this week.
Help us be open to growth and new opportunities.
Give us the strength to always be people of Mercy.
- MISSION WEEK: Mission Week is Monday – Thursday, February 24-27. We will begin school each morning one hour later at 9:05 a.m. and dismiss each day at 2:55 p.m. We believe that Mission Week activities are so important that we suspend classes for the week; all students are required to attend and participate in the activities scheduled, both on and off campus. All attendance policies apply during Mission Week–if your daughter is ill and unable to participate on a given day, please call the attendance office as usual. If at all possible, please do not schedule medical appointments for your daughter on days when she will be participating in activities off campus. There is no school on Friday, February 28.
- BEFORE-AND AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERVISION: During Mission Week, before-school supervision will be provided in the cafeteria as usual beginning at 7:15 a.m. each day. After-school supervision will also be provided each day in the cafeteria until 4:30 p.m. as usual.
MONDAY OF MISSION WEEK DETAILS: The week of February 24-27 will be our 13th annual award-winning Mission Week. Our theme this year is “Find Your Way.” Below are a few details about Monday:
- MONDAY PROGRAM: On Monday of Mission Week, all students who are not on mission trips experience the same opportunities, while the rest of the week their activities are based on their grade level. Monday will begin with internationally recognized author, speaker, and humanitarian, Immaculée Ilibagiza, who has a powerful message about faith, hope, and forgiveness in the face of the greatest adversities. Since we “find our way” in life in mind, body, and spirit, students will participate in a session related to each of these three topics. For the “mind” segment, students will see our student-written, directed, and produced BLOOM Theatre productions, and they will participate in various “body” and “spirit” activities based on their choices from among several options. It will be a day to remember!
- STUDENT DETAILS: We would like to share information given to students this week about Monday. Please remind your daughter of the following:
- Students may wear spirit wear as usual.
- Students do not need to bring their tablet PCs.
- Students will need to bring a bagged lunch.
- Students who wish to purchase one of the keynote speaker’s books should bring $15.
- Students will be instructed on Monday about attire, lunch, and other details for the remainder of the week for their particular class level.
- Students need to check their email daily during Mission Week for important information.
- PARENT PRAYER GROUP ON TUESDAY MORNINGS: Parent prayer will not be held on Tuesday, February 25, due to Mission Week.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE: The Father-Daughter Dance will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 8:00-11:00 p.m. in the gym. This dance is open to ALL students— freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. We encourage all to attend and dance the night away with their fathers or father figures! Tickets may be purchased in advance during lunches on Tuesday, March 3 – March 6 for $20, or at the door the night of the dance for $25. The dance theme is “March Madness” and is basketball inspired! Guests are invited to dress for the theme, but of course, themed attire is not required. Music will be provided by the band Famous on Friday. Hope to see you there!
SUMMER ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES: Academic opportunities for the summer have been UPDATED. You can find these on our guidance department page by clicking here: SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES 2020. There are numerous opportunities available with many costing less than $1,000. Programs are grouped according to areas of interest like STEM or Creative Arts/Design or General Summer Pre-College Programs, etc. Applications are due in March and require the assistance of guidance for transcript releases, recommendations, and other documentation. Please contact LEIGH JACKSON or KIM HABICH with any questions.
2020-2021 REGISTRATION: Registration for students wishing to return to Assumption next school year was originally due today, Friday, February 21. In light of the fact that we were off campus for a digital learning day on Thursday, February 20, we have extended the deadline for submission of returning student registration to Tuesday, February 25. Completing the process included logging into PowerSchool; acquiring student, teacher, and parent signatures; using MySchoolBucks to select a tuition payment plan and paying the $225 registration fee; and submitting the registration form with the MySchoolBucks receipt. If your daughter has not completed a registration for her classes for the 2020-2021 school year but you want her to return next year, please have her submit the form and registration fee documentation at the registration table on Monday or Tuesday before or after school. If the registration is not submitted by Tuesday and you still plan for your daughter to return, the process must be completed but a $275 registration fee will apply. If you have any questions, please contact Registrar Kathy Fleischer at Kathy.Fleischer@ahsrockets.org or 271-2505. If your daughter does not plan on returning next year, contact Kathy Fleischer for an official withdrawal form.
FINANCIAL AID FORM: The financial aid link for 2020-2021 has been added to the school’s website. The due date is today, February 28, 2020, and the form must be submitted online to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION LINK
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS: Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now on our website. Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. via email on March 4, 2020. Please contact Advancement Services Manager JACKIE BLOYD with questions. Scholarship winners will be announced at our end-of-year celebration. You may access the applications through the following link – SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS.
BLOOM THEATRE PROJECT: Bringing Life Onstage and Offstage through Ministry (BLOOM) is Assumption’s social justice theatre project. This year’s production, titled “Embrace the Journey,” will take place on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, at 7 p.m. The project features six student-written plays based on the theme, “Find Your Way.” The Advanced Theatre class invites you to experience these original works FREE of charge. General admission. No tickets required. If you or anyone in your party requires assistance or handicap accessibility, please contact COLLEEN MURPHY.
SENIOR CITIZEN PROM: Assumption High School’s Junior Class Beta Club members will be hosting “Senior Prom: Roaring Twenties” for senior citizens at Assumption High School on Saturday, March 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Assumption gym. There will be plenty of food and delicious desserts prepared by the Junior Class Beta club. There will also be live music played by The Prime Time Band (with horn) enjoyed by the senior citizens. There is no cost, but we have limited seating. We ask that guests call in advance to reserve their place: Terry Langley or Erica Lasley at 271-2531. Please share with any interested senior citizens!
ROCKET PARENT NETWORK (RPN) NEWS: The RPN wants to keep you updated with information about vaping and e-cigs by featuring informational articles for AHS parents. A recent article from NPR discusses vaping flavors and new disposable vaping pens. These disposables have become very popular among teens due to loopholes in the recent partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes. Click here for more information and links for nicotine cessation help. We also want to let you know that Operation Parent of Oldham County will be hosting a free webinar entitled, “Teen Substance Abuse-The Risks, Consequences, and What We Can Do.” This webinar will be held on March 4 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. This webinar will dive into teen alcohol abuse including usage trends and the dangers of binge drinking, blackouts, and alcohol poisoning. Parents will be provided some recent information regarding social host laws. Click here to register.
SPRING SPORTS TRANSPORTATION TO THE GREEN: The bus transportation to the Athletic Complex/Green began on Tuesday, February 11. This is a free service. The bus leaves from the CAC parking lot at 3:00 p.m. Students MAY NOT leave the Green once they arrive on the bus. Snacks can be brought from home or purchased from the vending machines at school and taken with them. Please help us by reinforcing these expectations with your daughter.
|February||Date||Time Bus Leaves School||Practice or Game before 5:00 p.m.|
|Friday||21||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|Monday||24||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR, SB|
|Tuesday||25||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|Wednesday||26||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|Thursday||27||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|Friday||28||No bus||No school|
AHS SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPENING SOON: We are eager to announce that registration for the 2020 camp schedule will open on Monday, March 2. Assumption will be offering over 40 stimulating enrichment and athletic summer camps for girls and boys in grades K-9, including 22 new camps! Click here to learn more. Please contact LAUREN LEGA with any questions.