On behalf of Assumption High School and the Office of Advancement, we would like extend our heartfelt thanks for making this year’s Rocket Spectacular such a success. It was a “roaring” good time! Our guests came dressed in costume from the 1920’s, and the energy that filled the room made it a night to remember. This year’s record-breaking attendance of 530 guests filled the gym with excitement. Guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner, bid on both the silent and live auctions, and took a chance on several unique raffle items.
We reached our goal and sold over $115,000 in Rocket Raffle tickets. The lucky winner of the $20,000 Rocket Raffle was Mike Turner, father of Maya ’20. The lucky winner of the Tuition Raffle was James Gries, father of Gina ’23. Our three student speakers, sisters Hawa, Kadieone and Kadietwo Fahnbulleh ‘20, shared their story with our guests during the Sponsor a Student segment of the live auction and raised a record-breaking $115,000! Stay tuned as we will have more great news to share and final numbers soon.
Our sincere appreciation for the many ways that your contributions made the night a success. Whether you bought Rocket Raffle tickets, secured or donated an auction item, volunteered your time, or attended the event, YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE and we couldn’t have done it without you. As you know, every dollar raised benefits the financial needs of our students.
- WINTER BREAK: School will be closed for Winter Break from Friday, February 7, through Monday, February 10. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 11.
- 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. 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. There is no school on Friday, February 28. More details about Mission Week were sent in a Special Message from the Principal email on Tuesday, February 4. Please be sure to check your email for this important message!
- 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.
IMPORTANT 2020-2021 REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
- New this year! REGISTRATION FEE AND TUITION SELECTION VIA MYSCHOOLBUCKS: Parents or guardians of current freshman, sophomore, or junior students were emailed a letter from Mary Lang announcing our tuition for the 2020-21 school year earlier this week. Parents/Guardians will need to log into their PowerSchool Parent Portal and pay their $225 registration fee using MySchoolBucks, which can be found on the left-hand side library of the parent portal. When your daughter registers for her classes, please provide her a copy of the receipt from the MySchoolBucks form to attach to her printout of her registration form. If you are unable to pay the online $225 registration fee or have other arrangements with our finance office, please contact TAMMY FINCH. If you have any questions about registration, please contact your daughter’s dean or our registrar KATHY FLEISCHER.
- PARENT POWERSCHOOL LOG IN FOR 2020-2021 REGISTRATION: We will continue meeting with freshman, sophomore, and junior students during Rocket Time over the next week to prepare for our online registration for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a great time to have a conversation with your daughter about her classes for next year. More detailed information will follow, but please make note that you will need to log into your parent PowerSchool account to register your daughter for classes next year. Please mark your calendars for February 13, when online registration opens and you may work with your daughter to select her classes, and February 20 and 21, the dates we will collect your daughter’s printed and signed registration form and $225.00 fee receipt. If you have forgotten your parent username or password for PowerSchool, when you go to the login screen for PowerSchool, just click on the link “Having trouble signing in?” and follow the directions to obtain a forgotten username or forgotten password
- 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
- 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.
MISSION WEEK PERMISSION SLIPS FOR JUNIOR AND SENIOR PARENTS: In the next week, juniors and seniors will be completing detailed permission slips for Mission Week activities. Please plan to sit down with your daughter and her tablet PC to review her Mission Week plans as your electronic signature will be required at the end of the form. Please ask your daughter about this if she does not mention it to you. The deadline for both junior and senior permission slips is February 14.
BETA CLUB INFORMATION FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: Qualifying sophomores and juniors will be invited to join Beta Club this month for the 2020-2021 school year. Beta Club is an organization dedicated to honoring academic achievement and encouraging school and community service. Qualifying students must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and no more than two demerits on their discipline record. Members are required to attend 75% of scheduled meetings unless they have an excused absence from school. They must complete 20 service hours their junior year and 20 service hours their senior year. Members must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA and may not accumulate more than two demerits (equal to six detentions) throughout their membership. Parents/Guardians of qualifying students will receive an invitation letter by email. Qualifying students will receive an email invitation as well. There is a one-time membership fee of $15 to join. Details for the application process, which includes attending one of two possible discernment meetings and a discipline check, will be included in the invitation emails. *Current junior class Beta Club members will not receive an invitation as they are already members, and their membership will roll over into their senior year as long as they attend the discernment meeting and meet all qualifications at the end of the school year. This was communicated to the students directly at their junior class Beta Club meeting this January.
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.
SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS: Information for spring sports tryouts is below:
LACROSSE – at the Green
Saturday, February 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 17, from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. (bus transportation provided)
Questions: email Coach Saunders at LaCrosse.Coach@ahsrockets.org
SOFTBALL – at the Green
Saturday, February 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Green
Monday, February 17, 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. (bus transportation provided)
Tuesday, February 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (bus transportation provided)
Questions: email Coach Pinkston at firstname.lastname@example.org
TENNIS– at Advantage Tennis Club (4014 Dutchman’s Lane 40207)
Monday, February 17, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 19, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Questions: email Coach Frank at Steve.email@example.com
TRACK – Any student interested in spring track should contact Coach Haworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPRING SPORTS TRANSPORTATION TO THE GREEN: The bus transportation to the Athletic Complex/Green will begin on Tuesday, February 11. This is a free service. The bus will leave 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.|
|Monday||10||No bus||No school – Winter Break|
|Tuesday||11||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|Wednesday||12||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|Friday||14||No bus||As of 1/28 no scheduled practices|
|Monday||17||3:00 p.m., 4:10 p.m.||LAX, TR, SB|
|Tuesday||18||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR, SB|
|Wednesday||19||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR, SB|
|Thursday||20||3:00 p.m.||LAX, TR|
|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|
ROCKET PARENT NETWORK (RPN) NEWS: RPN Webinar Recommendation: Teen Sexting – What’s The Issue?
There are so many important topics to discuss with our teens when they are given a smartphone and maybe one of the most difficult is the topic of sexting. A study by JAMA Pediatrics released in 2019 revealed at least 1 in 4 teens are receiving sexually explicit texts and emails and at least 1 in 7 are sending sexts. Although most teens are not sexting, they are, however, more likely to receive a sext. Operation Parent of Oldham County is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 11, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Mary Beth Uberti, director of Program Development at Operation Parent, will discuss why teens sext, legal issues, emotional implications of sexting and conversations to have with your teen about sexting. Click here to register.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO): Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction 2020:
Parents, we cannot thank you enough for all your help and support in making this year’s event such a record-breaking success! It truly takes the dedication and time of many to pull off such an amazing evening. With everyone working together, we are able to ensure that financial assistance continues to be available for our students.