Next week, we will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week. This week provides an opportunity for us to appreciate how much Catholic schools have been and continue to be an important part of our lives. Morning prayer each day will include students expressing gratitude for being able to learn and grow in Catholic schools. Additionally, on Tuesday, January 28, student representatives will attend the Archdiocesan Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week. During this special week and always, we thank you for sending your daughters to our Catholic school. At Assumption, we feel blessed to have the opportunity to educate your daughters both academically and spiritually.
- We will dismiss at 12:25 p.m. on Friday, January 31, to allow for the set-up of Rocket Spectacular. After-school supervision will not be provided, so please make arrangements for your daughters to be picked up at 12:25 p.m.
- PARENT PRAYER: The Parent Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning from 8:00-8:30 a.m. in the chapel at St. Catherine’s Convent, which is right across Tyler Lane from AHS. Just look for the sign! If you are unable to attend but would like them to pray for a particular intention, please email it to our campus minister MARY ANN STEUTERMANN. We hope you find comfort in knowing that we are praying for your intention even if you can’t be present.
BILL FROM WKU FOR DUAL CREDIT: We were informed last week that bills went out to dual credit students from the WKU Bursar’s Office that were in error. If your daughter says she applied for her KHEAA Dual Credit Scholarship to cover her class at WKU, you can ignore this paper bill. She can double check by logging into her https://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/home account and check that is says that the money has been disbursed to WKU for Fall 2019. If you have any questions, please send your daughter to see Mrs. Fieldhouse with her computer and her login information.
JANUARY SCHOOL SAFETY WEEK: Next week is our annual second semester School Safety Week, and we will be practicing all four of our emergency drills during the week: lockdown drill, fire drill, earthquake drill, and severe weather/tornado drill. Kentucky state law requires that all schools practice each of these drills once within the first month of school and again during January. This is a good time to remind you that, in the case of a true emergency/disaster, parents will be notified and kept informed via our SwiftReach Alert system; students will be released only to their parents or other authorized guardians and will have to be signed out before leaving; students who provide their own transportation to/from school must have parent/guardian permission to leave verified by school personnel prior to leaving, provided it is safe for them to do so; if it is safe to enter the school building, parents will gather in the school theater to await the release of their daughters; if the building is not accessible, parents will gather in the back parking lot of the American Legion property to await the release of their daughters. School Safety Week is also a good time for you to double check that your emergency contact information in PowerSchool is correct—if there were an emergency involving your daughter during the school day, do we have the correct cell phone number to be able to contact you? When you are logged into PowerSchool, click on SwiftReach Alerts to see this information.
PRACTICE ACT and TEST PREP OPPORTUNITY: All members of the class of 2021 will be taking a practice ACT on Friday, January 31. This practice test is provided through our partnership with TorchPrep who will score this test and provide a test results information session to our students on Tuesday, February 18. In addition, we are offering all students the opportunity to partner with TorchPrep, an innovative test training program that cracks the code on improving ACT scores. TorchPrep has continually yielded outstanding ACT scores for our students. Last year, Assumption students who participated in TorchPrep saw an average score increase of 2.2 points. All courses include 30 hours of direct training, four full-length simulated tests, TorchPrep training manual, customized study plan, and guaranteed results. The training program will take place at Assumption June 8 – June 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day. More information about programs, registration, and fees can be found at www.torchprep.com. All members of the class of 2021 will also be taking the National ACT during the school day on March 24.
SENIOR ASSEMBLY: Parents of Seniors – On Friday, January 31, seniors will participate in an assembly centered around the award-winning documentary, The Hunting Ground. Current statistics indicate that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in college. The documentary features the stories of several victims of campus sexual assault and shows the emotional aftermath on the victims and their individual journeys for justice. At the assembly, seniors will view the documentary and hear from guest speakers about campus resources, consent, and bystander empowerment. We hope that this program will spark a discussion at home about the prevalence of sexual assaults on college campuses. If you would like to view the documentary with your daughter to foster a follow-up discussion at home, the documentary is available for purchase or rent on Amazon.com: Amazon Link. If you have any questions about this documentary or the assembly planned for seniors, please contact Abby Asfahl via email at email@example.com.
New time for Cheer! CHEER AND DANCE TEAM PREVIEWS: Our Assumption cheer and dance teams will be competing in the UDA and UCA Nationals in Orlando. Dance will compete first on the weekend of February 1-3 and cheer will be February 7-9. While we can’t all be there in person to cheer them on, we will have the opportunity to see their competition routines. The Dance Team will preview both of its routines on Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 p.m. in the gym, and the Cheer Team will preview all three of its routines on Sunday, February 2, at 1:00 p.m. Please join us!
COLLEGE TOPICS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFERENCES: On Sunday, February 2, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. the Learning Differences Program will host a panel of former PSP students who are currently attending local colleges and are using their accommodations at the post-secondary level. They will discuss various college issues for students with learning differences. This will be a great opportunity for you and your daughter to listen to their personal stories, discuss the challenges/successes of college, and ask alums various questions about their experiences. This meeting will be in the Media Center, so please use the CAC/gym entrance and an ambassador will greet you!
2020-2021 REGISTRATION – Save the dates!
- CURRENT FRESHMAN PARENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION NIGHT: Attention, all freshman parents–on Wednesday, February 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria, dean of studies Theresa Schuhmann will provide information about the registration and course selection process for all freshman parents. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this important informational session in order to assist your daughters in planning their course of study for their sophomore year.
- 2020-2021 COURSE SELECTIONS: On Thursday, February 6, and Tuesday, February 11, our teachers will be conferencing with all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors regarding their course selections for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration will open on Thursday, February 13.
- FINANCIAL AID FORM: The financial aid link for 2020-2021 has been added to the school’s website. The due date is February 28, 2020, and the form must be submitted online to FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment. FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION LINK
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY (NHS) APPLICATIONS: Any sophomore or junior who is interested in applying for NHS received an email about this process on Friday, January 10 and a reminder email on Tuesday, January 21. A student must have at least a 3.70 unweighted cumulative GPA, no more than one demerit on her discipline record at the time records are checked, and outstanding experience in leadership and service which includes 20 documented hours on X2Vol of community service for sophomores or 40 documented hours for juniors (not including sophomore ACTS). Any student who wishes to apply MUST attend one of three application meetings. In other words, attendance at one of the meetings is mandatory. Students will learn how to apply and what can and cannot be considered for the application. Students already inducted and granted membership in NHS do NOT need to attend one of these meetings or re-apply to the organization. Two meetings were already held on Wednesday, January 22, at 3:05 p.m. (theater), Thursday, January 23, at 7:25 a.m. (media center). Students may still attend the last scheduled meeting on Monday, January 27 at 7:25 a.m. (theater). Parents, please ensure that your daughter accommodates her transportation, work, practice, etc., because no other arrangements will be made to share the information. Meetings will last about 25-30 minutes. Applications are due by 3:10 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 (the Thursday before Mission Week). Hard copy applications must be turned into the Guidance Office by 3:10 p.m. and date stamped. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE! Questions about applying to NHS can be directed to NHS adviser KELLY KIRWAN.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS: Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction 2020 – February 1, 2020. Volunteer Opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering to help with set-up or tear down of Rocket Spectacular, please contact Laura Matis @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Schweitzer@ email@example.com
- Thursday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Dads needed)
- Sunday, February 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (Dads needed)
- ROCKET RAFFLE TICKET: LAST CALL: Would you like to be the winner of $20,000 cash? You just might be the winner. All you need to do is purchase a ticket for $25.00 and see what happens. The drawing will take place at Rocket Spectacular on Saturday, February 1. You don’t have to present to win.
ARCHDIOCESAN PARENT PRESENTATION: The Archdiocese of Louisville invites all parents to a special presentation. Roy Petitfils, a Catholic author, speaker, and psychotherapist in private practice, will present “What Teens Want You to Know but Won’t Tell You” on Wednesday, January 29, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Xavier High School. No registration is required. Please see the flyer in this link for additional information: ROY PETITFILS PARENT PRESENTATION