JANUARY 21, 2022
Welcome to our new Rocket Report! We’ve redesigned our weekly newsletter to make it easier for our parents to read and navigate. While you will still find all the important news that you have come to rely on from the Rocket Report, we have streamlined the format. Each week we will open with a brief special message which will highlight a unique aspect of our school or provide an important update. The special message will be followed by school wide announcements, class specific news, recognition of the good work that our students are doing, and news from the athletic department. We hope this new format better serves our parents and helps us meet our goal of keeping you informed and up to date on the latest happenings here at Assumption.
To keep our families informed of the impact of COVID on our school, we continue reporting our positive COVID cases each week via the Rocket Report.
- This week, (reporting from Friday 1/14/22 up to Thursday 1/20/22); we had 45 total positive COVID cases; 39 were students and 6 were staff.
- Since the start of this semester, we have had 154 positive COVID cases. Of these 154 cases; 135 were students and 19 were faculty/staff.
COVID TESTING CLINICS: Both PCR and rapid testing are offered at these clinics. Results will be emailed. Please use the link provided to schedule an appointment.
- Saturdays – January 22 & 29, & Feb 5: 12:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Michael Link: https://wildhealthtesting.com/stmichael
COVID VACCINE CLINICS:
- Friday, January 21: 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Trinity High School
- Tuesday, January 25: 3:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Bernard
- Saturday, January 29: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at St. Michael
- Friday, February 4: 3:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius
- Friday, February 11: 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Trinity High School
We are excited to share with you the newly completed senior courtyard that the Class of 2022 will be the first to enjoy once the weather gets warmer! Located in between the CAC and new cafeteria, seniors will have the opportunity to utilize the space during their lunch. An extra special thank you to Greenscapes who generously donated the landscaping.
12:30 DISMISSAL: We will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28, to allow for the set-up of Rocket Spectacular. After-school supervision will not be provided, so please make arrangements for your daughter to be picked up by 12:45 p.m.
PARENT PRAYER: Our parent prayer group continues to meet each Tuesday morning from 8:30 -9:00 a.m. in our new chapel. This group is more than just prayer; it’s community. It’s a chance for parents to pray for their daughters and their daughters’ friends and time to get to know more Assumption parents. Please park in any open space and enter the school through the main entrance. Please join us for any or all of these opportunities!
During LEAD & Learn time this week, on Tuesday and Thursday, students alternated class meeting and homeroom. During that time, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors received direction in homeroom on how to set goals regarding standardized testing and in class meeting heard information to prepare them for the upcoming registration process for the 2022-23 school year. Seniors had an opportunity to engage with each other during class meeting through an activity led by their class president and Mrs. Deweese. In homeroom on Thursday, they participated in a direction activity as Mrs. Scudder led them through a reflection about how to make purposeful choices during their second semester as they work to make it hard to say good-bye to Assumption in May. On Friday, all students were in homeroom for an opportunity to receive some important information about purposeful planning for the summer.
Next week, students will participate in a direction activity to provide information about procedures for learning in case of digital learning/virtual learning in inclement weather. On Tuesday and Thursday, students will alternate between class meeting and homeroom. In homeroom, students will receive direction about making positive health choices and in class meeting will hear information about how to make an academic reset as part of our Love Yourselves Even Better in this New Year programming.
STANDARDIZED TESTING RESULTS: Your freshman and/or sophomore daughter received her PreACT score and an error analysis worksheet in LEAD & Learn this week. Please ask her to show them to you as well as the goals she has set for herself. She will also be working with her English, math, science, and social studies teachers during the next few weeks on error analysis activities. Juniors who took the PSAT were given their College Board log-in information as well as ACT practice resources to prepare for the APRIL 19 DISTRICT ACT they will take at AHS. Please ask your daughter to show you these resources and ask her about her preparation plan as well as her goals. If you have any questions regarding standardized testing, don’t hesitate to reach out to Judy Fieldhouse or your daughter’s counselor.
AP EXAM FEES DUE FEB. 28: If your daughter registered to take an AP Exam or submit an AP Portfolio for this spring, she was emailed an invoice on Thursday, January 20, with the amount due. Please check with her about the exams and fees due and contact Kathy.email@example.com if you have any questions.
DRESS DOWN DAY: On Friday, February 4, the Environmental Concerns Committee is sponsoring a Dress Down Day. Students may be out of uniform on that day if they bring in at least $3 and follow the directives in the student handbook for Dress Down Day attire. The money raised from the Dress Down Day will help purchase one (or possibly two) 2 kW solar arrays for Assumption High School. This project was initiated by senior Katherine Hudson who stated, “Adding solar panels is a small step at a local level that will help make the community of Assumption more sustainable. Hopefully our actions will encourage the broader community to invest in clean energy.”
REGISTRATION, TUITION, AND FINANCIAL AID – Please check your email for a special message that was sent yesterday regarding Registration, Tuition, Financial Aid, and Scholarships. If you did not receive the email, you may also read it here. As a reminder, the deadline for applying for Financial Aid is now earlier than in previous years and applications are now due January 31, 2022. Information regarding the Financial Aid process and how to apply can be found here: FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION LINK. As a reminder, you are required to file every year to receive assistance. .
2022-2023 COURSE SELECTIONS: On Monday, February 7, and Tuesday, February 8, our teachers will be conferencing with all current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors regarding their course selections for the 2022-2023 school year. Registration will open on Thursday, February 10.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS – ROCKET SPECTACULAR: Assumption High School’s 41st annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner & Auction is just ONE WEEK AWAY on Saturday, January 29, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. Tickets are about to be sold out., so get yours here! Any questions, contact Tricia Ferree: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WHEEL OF CHANCE: We have added even more exciting Wheel of Chance raffles that are currently available to purchase. Click here to get your tickets!
- TUITION RAFFLE: You could win free AHS tuition for your daughter during the 2022-2023 school year! Tickets are $100 apiece and there are only 300 chances available. Click here to get your tuition raffle ticket!
CURRENT FRESHMAN PARENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION NIGHT: Attention, all freshman parents–On Wednesday, February 2, 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.
These students who were recognized after entering their artwork in a regional Scholastic Art Competition .
The Gold Key recipients whose artwork will automatically be considered for national-level recognition are Haley Magnuson for her film “I Am Me” and Katie Hall in Photography.
The Silver Key recipients are Emily Delk in Drawing, Haley Magnuson in Photography, Hadley Snyder in Painting, Claire Monsour in Photography, and Rachel Porter in Photography.
The Honorable Mention recipients are Liesel Greseth in Painting, Izzy Hass in Photography, Haley Magnuson received 2 awards in Photography, Rachel Porter 2 awards in Photography and Chloe Mason in Photography.
*the Freshman basketball team for defeating Sacred Heart Academy!
*Taylor Nelson for coming in first place in the St. Albert Archery Tournament with a score of 290.
*the Swim & Dive team for winning the Brown Bear Sprint Meet.
Next week in Athletics:
Saturday, January 22 – Archery at Butler County at 9:00 a.m., Basketball at Hart County 5:00 p.m., Swimming & Diving at Union 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 26 – Basketball is playing in the Louisville Invitational Tournament vs. Notre Dame @ Valley 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 29 – Archery @ Sacred Heart 9:00 a.m., Basketball Freshman Jamboree at Central Hardin,
Please follow Rocket Sports on Social media for schedule updates and scores!