Search

Announcements

Model UN for Middle School; 4 ABVM Students chosen for  Honor Model UN
The 9th session of the Model UN for Middle School students was hosted on April 25th by Civitas, a St. Louis-based not-for-profit organization. The Assumption 8th graders attended the session, along with Mrs. Chassiniol, Mrs. Clasen, and Parent Chaperones.   Thd Model United Nations programs and activities promote active citizenship and world awareness for high-school and middle-schools students attending public, private and parochial schools. The program encourages both adolescents  to engage in compassionate critical thinking.  Th...

Read More >

While the 8th graders were experiencing the Chrism Mass at the Basilica St. Louis on Holy Thursday, in Mid-town St. Louis, the current 7th graders (Class of 2020)  provided a powerful rendition of the Passion of Christ to our student body, faculty, parents and parishioners. Under the direction of Mrs. Joan Ryan, with coordination by Mrs. Rachel Martin, students read the Passion according to Luke, while classmates acted the parts.  The faces of all involved showed the seriousness of the production, particularly, when Jesus was crucified, and there was a moment of silence when the audience knelt. The Passion ...

Read More >

Dan Killeen, author and illustrator of five (5) children's books, visited Assumption on Thursday, April 11.  Three groups of students, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 gathered in Hall C to meet Mr. Killeen, hear about his journey to become an author and illustrator, then listen to a story and watch him draw a character from his books.                    Dan grew up in the St. Louis area, attended Catholic schools, and after graduating from Desmet Jesuit in 1989, attended Indiana University, where he studied Business.  During his grade school years, Dan had been t...

Read More >

Friday, April 5th might have been overcast, but beams of light shone from the faces of our  Montessori through 8th graders as Grandparents and Favorite Adults approached the school.  Mrs. Renaud, took the picture below of her students as they scampered to the window to watch the parade of grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles, and family friends arrive. Gathering together in classrooms, visitors and students worked on projects together: some read together, others put together booklets, while others worked with the Chromebooks to discover information about Dinosaurs.  The older ...

Read More >

Over the last month, our 5th graders have been studying the skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.  In order to show their expertise in the area, they were given a project.  Students were grouped into teams of two, and each team was given a variety of recipes.  Each recipe had  incorrect ingredient amounts - as an example 3 and 1/3 eggs. THE CHALLENGE?  For each ingredient in the recipe, the team was expected, as an example: to add 1/3, subtract 1/5, multiply by 3/8 and divide by 3/7 which would result in the actual ingred...

Read More >

This year, we piloted and partnered with St. Dominic High School to offer Spanish to our 7th and 8th graders after school on the SD campus.  Seven of our students, after their year of classes, took the Spanish Advanced Placement Test at St. Dominic and seven (7) of the eight (8) placed in Honors Spanish I next year, with one (1) student placing in Honors Spanish II. The Placement Test included both written and verbal abilities and was the Semester I final exam for the High School.  In order to place in Honors, a student must achieve above a 90%. For 2019-2020, we will again partner with ...

Read More >

On Tuesday, March 26th, Assumption sent sixteen 7th & 8th grade students to compete with othert area Catholic Middle School teams in the Academic Bowl  held at St. Dominic High School. Our sixteen students were mixed to form two teams with  7th and 8th graders on each.  The total teams in attendance was 17 with  a variety of  trivia questions  being posed to all.  The trivia questions ranged from academia to entertainment.    Here are a few sample questions: This phenomenon is transmitted through all materials by molecular collisions. The speed n...

Read More >

Robotics has captured students from 2nd grade through 8th grade at Assumption.  The RoboBandits,6th, 7th, and 8th graders, competed throughout the 2018-2019 season and ended in 9th place in a field of 32 teams.  What is most amazing is that our team competed against High School Robotics Teams!  The only Middle School in the top 10, Assumption's RoboBandits proved themselves to be confident, talented, and "ready to rumble". As members of F.I.R.S.T. ( For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the RoboBandits were a Tech Challenge team (grades 7-12) that was...

Read More >

The National Junior Honor Society of Assumption Elementary School celebrated the inaugural induction of its first members on March 4, 2019.  The National Junior Honor Society is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle school students. More than just an honor roll, these five main purposes have guided local chapters since 1929: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; to encourage responsible citizenship; and to develop character in the students of middle and high schools. Today, more than one million stu...

Read More >