September 9, 2022
Today we came together as a community for our Walk Kickoff Assembly! The Walk for Assumption is a time when our students come together not only to walk, dress up, celebrate class colors, and share lots of laughter, but it’s also a time that we focus on achieving an important goal together.
This year’s Walk will be extra special because we are traveling back to the ‘80s with our walk theme, chosen by our Family Council! It’s important to know that all funds raised from the Rocket Raffle ticket sales directly benefit the financial needs of our students and their families. This year 39% of our student body received some form of tuition assistance, and this number continues to grow.
The Walk for Assumption will take place on Friday, September 23 – just two weeks from now! As we shared with the girls today, this is the only schoolwide fundraiser that is hosted in conjunction with our annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4, 2023! To participate in the Walk, each student needs to sell a minimum of three Rocket Raffle tickets by Wednesday, September 21 (tickets can be turned in during their lunch period). The raffle drawing itself will take place at our Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction where our $20,000 winner will be announced!
Our schoolwide goal is to sell 3,500 Rocket Raffle tickets. While getting the day off school the Friday before Spring Break as an incentive is awesome, the real excitement comes from achieving this goal together and supporting one another.
All students will be coming home with their tickets today, or tickets can be purchased here Rocket Raffle – Assumption High School (ahsrockets.org). They have lots of incentives in addition to a day off to help motivate them to sell! We encourage them to ask friends, family members, and neighbors. We can’t wait for this year’s Walk, and we know that together we can exceed our goal!
Faith Guides at Assumption, so prayer opportunities are an important part of the student and parent experience. In addition to Masses, prayer services, and daily morning prayers, students of all faiths are invited to the chapel at the beginning of each lunch period every Wednesday for Five-Minute Prayer. It changes every week but always provides five minutes to prayerfully reflect, unplug, and remember that we are always in the presence of God. Please encourage your daughters to attend! Parents also have a special weekly prayer opportunity as well. Every Tuesday from 8:30-9:00 a.m. in the AHS chapel, parents meet to pray for our school, our world, and our individual intentions. Throughout the course of the year, every student is prayed for by name, and parents receive a special invitation to the service that specifically references their daughters. You are invited to attend as often as you are able!
FRESHMAN PARENT MASS: This Mass is a beautiful way to celebrate your freshman daughter’s high school journey as part of a community of faith. It will be celebrated on Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Please come even if your family isn’t Catholic. Siblings are invited as well – bring the whole family!
MANDATORY FRESHMAN GUIDANCE PROGRAM: Freshman parents, the last opportunity to attend a mandatory Freshman Parent Drug/Alcohol Education Program is on Monday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. You do not need to pre-register; just come on the night most convenient for your schedule. This is an important program designed to familiarize you with the school philosophy and policies in the area of drug and alcohol prevention. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend one of these meetings.
ASSUMPTION PARENT PRAYER: Our parent prayer group will meet on September 13 from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the AHS chapel and will continue to meet each Tuesday morning throughout the school year. Please park in any open space and enter the school through the main entrance. During the year, we pray for every student by name twice. Next week, we will be praying for the BIRR Family Juniors. Please join us for any or all of these opportunities!
GRANDPARENTS DAY: This holiday is celebrated nationally each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day, but at Assumption, we celebrate it in a special way in October. Please invite all grandparents – and the whole family – to mark their calendars for Assumption’s Grandparents Mass on Sunday, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Church.
Last week, students focused on the Engagement component of our LEAD program by attending two club meetings of their choice during LEAD and Learn time. Be sure to ask your daughter which club meetings she chose. Next week, our Lead and Learn time will focus on mental health and suicide prevention by presenting students with information about mental wellness resources available to them. Additionally, freshmen will attend a class meeting in which they will hear about the upcoming freshman sleepover on September 22. All students will be encouraged to read by learning about the 40 Book Challenge, and students will receive information about the upcoming LEAD and Learn Day planned for September 28.
FROM THE GUIDANCE & COUNSELING DEPARTMENT: September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we wanted to let you know that students will have a suicide prevention program during LEAD & Learn Time on Monday, September 12 (sophomores and juniors) or Tuesday, September 13 (freshmen and juniors). Our focus for this program will be on destigmatizing mental health and providing students with a road map for resources and help. As you continue to dialogue with your daughter on the topics of mental health and suicide prevention, we wanted to provide you with some helpful resources:
- Mental health from a teen’s perspective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BByqa7bhto&t=11s
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
- Crisis Text Line: https://www.crisistextline.org/text-us/
In addition to these resources, please reach out to your daughter’s school counselor if we can provide any support or assistance in the area of mental health.
WALK FOR ASSUMPTION: On Friday, September 23, we will hold our annual Walk for Assumption, an event to which our students make contributions to support financial assistance at Assumption. This year’s theme chosen by the students is “Walk the ‘80s”. In order to participate in the Walk for Assumption, students must sell a minimum of three Rocket Raffle tickets and turn in a signed Walk permission form. Tickets cost $25 each, and the purchaser is entered into a drawing for $20,000, which will take place at our Rocket Spectacular on Saturday, February 4, 2023. If the school reaches our goal of 3,500 tickets sold, not only will we have an amazing Walk for Assumption, but students will earn the day off from school on Friday, March 31, 2023, the Friday before spring break! We have many more fun incentives that will be coming home on Friday, September 9, 2022, along with their Rocket Raffle Tickets and Walk permission form. We are encouraging the girls to reach out not only to their parents but to other people in their lives who would like the opportunity to support her and the community of Assumption through the Walk and the Rocket Raffle. We hope that over the next week, you will help your daughter brainstorm ways that she can sell her tickets to help support financial aid and to make the Walk a success!
Collections of the students’ contributions will take place at lunches the weeks of Monday, September 12, and Monday, September 19. The deadline for collection is Wednesday, September 21, at 1:30 p.m., the last lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Tricia Ferree in Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORK IT WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE: The Achievement Center is hosting three Work It Wednesdays in September in the Media Center from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. This is a great opportunity for students to receive extra support in their classes from peer tutors, study groups, or the AC teachers. It is also the perfect environment to work on homework and projects. Students receive an email each Monday to reserve their spot. Mark your calendar now for September 14 and 21.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY: On Tuesday this week, sophomores and juniors received an email with information about applying to the National Honor Society. While applications won’t be available to sophomores and juniors until January, now is a great time to encourage your daughters to get involved in clubs. One of the requirements necessary for consideration is current involvement in three clubs. For more information about the criteria students must meet, view this link: NHS CRITERIA. Questions? Contact Kelly.Kirwan@ahsrockets.org.
MONITOR AND MANAGE YOUR DAUGHTER’S HP ELITE LAPTOP: You should have received an email about apParent, a mobile app available to you at no cost so you can monitor and manage your daughter’s school-issued laptop after school hours. This app, if you want to install it, will allow you to view your daughter’s device screen, lock your daughter’s device with a custom message, and view 24 hours of your child’s web browsing history. Your daughter’s teachers can control their computers from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. You can use the app outside of those hours on school days and all day on weekends and holidays.
DUAL CREDIT REGISTRATION AND KHEAA SCHOLARSHIPS: Mrs. Fieldhouse was able to visit our Dual Credit classes over the past two weeks to help students apply to our dual credit partner school as well as held a LEAD & Learn session today on how to apply for the KHEAA Dual Credit and Work Ready Scholarships. Students want to apply for their KHEAA scholarships by September 15. Please follow this tutorial and reach out to Judy Fieldhouse or Kathy Fleischer if you have any questions regarding dual credit: DUAL CREDIT AND SCHOLARSHIPS TUTORIAL. We are so thrilled that your daughter is taking advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school!
SCHOOL PICTURES UPDATE: School pictures taken this week will be ordered online and available for viewing beginning Tuesday, September 6. As stated on the card that your daughter received after she had her picture taken, please go to this link to order her picture: www.shop.studioillumination.com. Simply enter “AHS” plus your daughter’s Assumption ID number as the code to access your daughter’s picture. BIG Photo asks that all orders are placed within 10 days to have the photos delivered to Assumption.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS: ROCKET SPECTACULAR: We are excited to announce that Saturday, February 4, 2023, will mark the 42nd year for the annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to celebrate this special occasion with you. This year’s theme is “Run for the Rockets; a Derby Experience Like No Other!” For questions or information on how to get involved in the 2023 event, please contact Tricia Ferree, email@example.com. Interested in sponsoring the event? Please visit https://www.ahsrockets.org/support-ahs/rocket-spectacular/
GIVE FOR GOOD LOUISVILLE: Assumption is participating in Give for Good Louisville, a 24-hour giving day focused on celebrating area nonprofits, on Thursday, September 15. This giving day is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville. Click here to learn more. Any questions, contact Abby Martin.
METRO UNITED WAY AND UPS: Do you, your spouse, or a family member work for UPS? If so, you have an opportunity to help Assumption. As a UPS employee, you can designate your Metro United Way gift to AHS. Whether you give through payroll deduction, cash, check, or stock gifts, you may designate your gift to AHS by simply writing in Assumption’s tax ID, 61-1133759, on the MUW pledge form. Your gift will be included in our annual Fund for Assumption campaign to support need-based financial assistance and school programs. Please consider directing your gift to: Assumption High School, 2170 Tyler Lane, Louisville, KY 40205, Tax ID number: 61-1133759. Many thanks for your support of Assumption!
DRIVER’S ED: AHS and the Kentucky Driving School will be providing a driver’s education program towards the end of September. Click here to learn more.
FRESHMAN WALK SLEEPOVER & WALK COLLECTIONS/PERMISSION FORMS: Next Monday, September 12 in the class meeting, freshmen will receive detailed information about participating in our traditional Freshman Pre-Walk Sleepover. On Thursday, September 22, freshmen are invited to a Walk Sleepover in the gym. The cost of the Walk Sleepover is $5. In order to participate, freshmen need to turn in their Walk permission slip, sleepover permission slip, a minimum of three Rocket Raffle tickets, and $5. The two signed permission slips, tickets, and $5 are due by the end of lunches on Wednesday, September 21. All freshmen are asked to turn in both permission slips even if a freshman is not planning to attend the sleepover. Freshmen should arrive for the sleepover between 8:00-8:30 p.m. and enter through the doors at the gym lobby. Please contact DAWN DEWEESE or THERESA SCHUHMANN if you have any questions about the Freshman Walk Sleepover. Pick up time on Friday, September 23 will be 11:45 a.m.
The Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Volleyball teams for defeating Mercy
The Varsity soccer team for defeating Dixie Heights in the first round of the Lexington Catholic Lady Knights Challenge
The Varsity Field Hockey team for defeating Atherton 10-0
Next week in Athletics:
Monday, September 12
- Golf vs Sacred Heart @ Seneca Golf Course 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 13
- Field Hockey @ Manual: Freshman 5:00 p.m., JV 6:15 p.m., Varsity 7:30 p.m.
- Golf vs Manual @ Hidden Creek 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14
- Field Hockey vs Ballard: Freshman 5:00 p.m., JV 6:30 p.m.
- Varsity Field Hockey vs Villa Duchesne (MO) 7:30 p.m.
- Varsity Volleyball @ Mater Dei (CA) 8:00 p.m.
- Volleyball vs Manual. Freshman 5:00pm, JV 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 15
- Field Hockey vs Collegiate. JV 6:30 p.m., Varsity 7:30 p.m.
- Golf vs Mercy @ Cherokee Golf Course 4:00 p.m.
September 16 and 17
- Volleyball @ Durango Classic in Las Vegas
Saturday, September 17
- Freshman Volleyball @ Freshman LIVT
- Soccer @ Ryle. JV 11:30 a.m., Varsity 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 18th
- Field Hockey vs Sacred Heart. Freshman 5:00, JV 6:15, Varsity 7:30
Please follow Rocket Sports on Social media for schedule updates and scores!