Rocket Report – Friday, November 12, 2021
On Wednesday, we had 18 Assumption seniors take part in an athletic signing ceremony committing to 15 different university athletic programs. Congratulations to our senior student athletes!
Tomorrow we welcome prospective students and their parents to Assumption for Open House. We look forward to sharing every aspect of our unique community with them. Thank you to everyone who helped with our Open House preparations. We ask that you keep our entire community and the future of Assumption in your prayers this weekend especially!
HEALTHY AT SCHOOL: To keep our families informed of our COVID cases on campus, we will continue reporting our COVID cases each week via the Rocket Report.
- Since the start of the school year, we have had 35 total COVID cases.
- This week (reporting since 11/5/2021) there were no new COVID cases. That makes the third week in a row that AHS has had no reported cases.
This past week, leaders from our area Catholic high schools met with the Archdiocese to discuss COVID health and safety protocols including moving to a mask optional policy. The Archdiocese will be meeting with our local health department to discuss this matter in more detail. Once that occurs, we will be sharing more information with our families regarding any changes to our COVID protocols. We remain grateful to our families for all their support during this time.
- OPEN HOUSE HOLIDAY: Monday, November 15, is our Open House holiday, and school will be closed.
- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS: Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! Please note: Assumption will close for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26.
- ASSUMPTION 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!
TESTING ALERT SYSTEM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16: We will be conducting our annual test of our weather and emergency alert system on Tuesday, November 16, at 5:00 p.m. All parents who have set their options in PowerSchool will be sent a test message to their email and/or phone via text or voice. If you do not receive the message as you expect, please check your options by logging into PowerSchool or contact our IT Department for assistance. Please email Brent Miller or call him at 271-2527.
THANKSGIVING LUNCH: On Tuesday, November 23, FLIK will serve a traditional Thanksgiving Lunch both as a fixed price meal and a la carte. The lunch menu will be sliced turkey and dressing with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, and a dinner roll. The fixed price is $8.00, and the a la carte prices are $4.25 for turkey and $1.50 per side. Dessert is $2. In addition, several but limited options will be offered through our deli, pasta, and grab and go bars for those students who prefer something other than the Thanksgiving lunch menu.
DUAL CREDIT TUITION DUE TO WKU, JCTC, AND UL: Students enrolled in a dual credit class this semester need to make sure they pay any tuition owed by the beginning of December. Students should log into their accounts on www.KHEAA.com to double check which colleges they chose for disbursement for the Dual Credit Scholarship and then need to log into their JCTC, WKU, and/or UL account to pay any remaining tuition due for this semester. This includes all first semester and yearlong DC courses except for PreCalculus and Calculus, which will register for credit in January. If you need help knowing which course is associated with which university, consult this sheet from our website: Dual Credit Information 2021 – 2022. If you have any questions, contact JUDY FIELDHOUSE .
COLLEGE APPLICATION DEADLINE REMINDERS: If your daughter is applying to a college with a December 15 deadline, her TRAC form is due to Guidance by Thursday, November 18. If your daughter is applying to a college with a January 1 deadline, her TRAC form is due to Guidance by Monday, November 22. If you have any questions about the college application process or deadlines, please reach out to Leigh Jackson (A-K) or Kim Habich (L-Z).
AP CAPSTONE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: On Thursday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m., parents and their daughters are invited to attend the AP Capstone Program information night in the Media Center. Access will be available through the CAC entrance. The AP Capstone Program is an “innovative program [that] equips students with the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills that are increasingly valued by colleges.” If your daughter is a freshman or sophomore who may take AP Seminar her junior year, or if she is a junior currently enrolled in AP Seminar, then we highly recommend that you and your daughter attend this meeting as it will provide information about the benefits of completing the AP Capstone certificate or diploma. Assumption is the only Catholic high school in Louisville, one of only 23 high schools in the state of Kentucky, and one of only 2,000 schools in the nation to offer this robust research experience. The program will last one hour. Any questions? Contact Kelly Kirwan.
LEAD & LEARN UPDATE: During LEAD & Learn Time this week, we focused on coming together as the community of Assumption to support, promote, and execute a successful Open House this Saturday as we look toward welcoming the Class of 2026. Next week, students will have the opportunity to engage with their homeroom family and classes in class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday and will then give thanks for the value of friendship in homeroom on Friday.
CANSTRUCTION: The can collection for Canstruction on Monday, November 22, is in full swing. Please encourage your daughter to help fight hunger in the Louisville community by bringing in can goods for Dare to Care between now and November 22.
COMPETITIVE SUMMER PROGRAMS: Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) is available for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in innovation in business. The application will be available on November 15, 2021. Information about GSE can be found at http://kentuckygse.com/. On Wednesday morning, November 17, Assumption has invited the executive director of GSE to come and speak to interested students. This is a Lead and Learn day, and the meeting will take place before school at 8:30 a.m. in the theater. Even if a student is not enrolled in a business course, we encourage any freshman, sophomore, or junior to attend. For more information about GSE, go to https://kentuckygse.com/. Further questions? Contact SANDY MAXTED or KELLY KIRWAN or any guidance counselor. Students may earn scholarships to attend schools in Kentucky if they are selected for any of these programs.
ASSUMPTION FATHERS’ CLUB – Strengthening Father/Daughter Relationships, Serving the Assumption Community, and Socializing: We heard from many of you, and we are very excited to announce a new opportunity for dads to get involved –the Assumption Fathers’ Club. The focus of this group is to strengthen the father/daughter relationship and increase father involvement in the Assumption community from the time your daughter starts as a freshman through her senior year. It is a great way to enhance your daughter’s high school experience and to allow you to get to know other current AHS dads. More exciting news will be coming in our Rocket Reports. Since this club is just starting, we are in the process of developing the mission, purpose, social activities, etc. There will be a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, in the Assumption cafeteria for those interested in assisting in the club’s development. Please RSVP to Tricia Ferree by November 16 if you plan on attending this formation club meeting. Any questions? Contact Tricia Ferree or Chad Dierken at 502-939-3175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS – ROCKET SPECTACULAR SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES: We are excited for our 41st annual Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction on Saturday, January 29, 2022. All proceeds benefit the financial needs of our students, and there are many ways you can support this effort!
- Sponsorships: Several levels of support are available, and with your sponsorship you will receive promotional opportunities and tickets to the event. Interested in sponsoring? Contact Tricia Ferree: email@example.com before November 26, 2021.
- Donations Needed: We are currently collecting donations for our live and silent auctions. In the past, donors have asked if there are any specific items that were needed, or if they could purchase and donate. For this reason, and to simplify the process, we have created a “WISH LIST” on Amazon. Please know that all donations will be graciously accepted. https://bit.ly/AHSWishList22 Any questions, contact Tricia Ferree: firstname.lastname@example.org
BUS DRIVER NEEDED: Assumption High School is seeking a bus driver for daily short runs to athletic fields, local retreat centers, and field trips. Applicants should be able to provide the following: High school diploma or GED and a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a school bus endorsement to transport students. Applicants must have evidence of a good driving record, be 21 years of age or older, and pass a background check. Applicants may stop by or contact the main office for an application. If you have questions or need more information, contact the school at (502) 271-2523 or email Robin.Swartzwelder@ahsrockets.org.