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Assumption Sixth graders will enjoy a full, enriching outdoor education and team building program consisting of group daytime activities and whole grade level evening activities. They will work with Camp Counselors  as well as, some familiar faces from our school - Mrs. Cronin, Mrs. Kroeger, and Mrs. Kleckner and some courageous parent volunteers.   This marks our 18th year tradition at Assumption, which is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience camp with all classmates and teachers. Many ABVM grads site this as one of their best experiences.  Our three (3) day program beg...

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Patrol Leadership

Posted on October 07, 2019 in: General News

Safety Patrol has been in existance for many years, providing safety to younger students as they cross at pedestrian walkways.  At Assumption, our 8th graders are in charge of morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up to stop traffic, allow students to exit the cars, and watch them as they walk into the school buildings. Making our younger students be and feel safe is essential, and because of this a bond has developed between Alex (8th Grade Patrol) - and Brady (PreK student).   Each morning, Brady exits his car in anticipation of Alex meeting him.  Alex walks him to the Early Childhood ...

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    At Assumption, Partner Reading, is a cooperative learning strategy in which two students work together to read.  In our 2nd grade classes, this strategy has 8th grade students taking turns to read with their 2nd grade partner.   This model of fluent reading from our 8th graders to our 2nd graders helps them learn decoding skills with 8th graders offering positive feedback.  With this educational approach, the teacher has direct opportunities to circulate in the class, observe students, and listen for comprehension, and offer individual remediation.  ...

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Blessing of Our Pets

Posted on October 04, 2019 in: General News

Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Francis of  Assisi,  the patron saint of animals and of nature.  St. Francis saw God through all things created and he addressed every created being as his Brother or Sister. His poem, the Canticle of the Sun gives insight into his views on nature.   Our outdoor classroom was the perfect location to appreciate nature and our pets.  Our families brought their pets to school (or a picture of their pet) so that they could be blessed at our prayer service.  Fr. Nick presided, with Mrs. Cronin's 6th grade class leading our prayer service....

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Crusader - Our Therapy Dog

Posted on August 28, 2019 in: General News

CRUSADER - ASSUMPTION'S THERAPY DOG      will enjoy a second year as our favorite mascot and therapy dog!    Teachers and principal have witnessed the effects Crusader has on students and themselves. The benefits of having Crusader in the classroom and at school include: ●  Interaction with Crusader has been  promoting  self-esteem and focused interaction with other students and teachers. ● Crusader lifts the mood  in classrooms, often provoking laughter, and also brings smiles to those who are around him. We have also observed Cr...

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 Our ABVM Parent Teacher Organization is awesome!  Do you know that every PTO event raises money for your children's education or educational opportunities? Over the summer months, PTO representatives began the process of "Black Top" Art for students.  Pinterest offers many ideas and our parent volunteers have selected several.  You may have noticed these "colorful activities" painted on the upper lot for our younger students.  These artistic endeavors include Four-Square, Twister, Hop-Skip-Jump, and the Fish and Shark Walk.   Once the upper lo...

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This summer, Brandon D. joined other elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, Junior National Young Leadership Program in Washington D.C. JrNYLP is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom. Brandon was nominated to attend the forum by his fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Wyatt, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Brandon has been ranked among the top in his class excelling in both academic progr...

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One of the ways ABVM hopes to facilitate educational success, in 2019-2020, is through our school library. First, our entire library of resources is now on the "CLOUD", with the ability to send links for students to research topics of a teachers choice.  In addition, the Library has been "weeded" of 500 books that were no longer being selected (these were given to a local Children's Hospital) and 500 new books replaced them. Every two weeks, students will be visiting the library, as a class, to check out books and build a foundation in literacy and library skills.  The second goal ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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