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2020 Student Council

Posted on October 13, 2020 in: General News

The Assumption Student Council provides students leadership experience by being involved in the school community. Our 6th – 8th grade students have been designated by their peers and their teachers as leaders in the school. Student Council’s main mission is to serve the student body and facilitate programs and projects that promote service. They are dedicated to providing opportunities for Assumption students to serve the school community, the neighborhood community, and our global community. This year’s tallies are in and our Student Council (StuCo) has the following leadership: Ethan Dowdy, President...

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Pope Benedict XVI recommended that children be taught to appreciate spending time in the presence of the Eucharist as part of their preparation for First Communion.  Likewise, Pope Francis has used Matthew’s verse, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them; for it is such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” (Mt 19:14) to promote having children attend Eucharistic Adoration. The first week of each month, our students attend Eucharistic Adoration.  Of course, this year is a bit different, so last week students watched a video that explained what Adoration is and why it is impo...

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Blessing Bags

Posted on October 05, 2020 in: General News

During the past weeks, our 4th grade classes have been discussing service and  how to help others, during Religion classes. Students and teachers brainstormed some ideas on ways they might help others in our community.  “Blessing Bags” were decided upon, which required the students to bring in donations.  Within days, our students had donations of toothpaste, deodorant, socks, and snacks. Since these items were going to another group of people, students wore masks and gloves and assembled over fifty (50)  hygiene bags and over fifty (50) snack bags! These bags will be handed out, by a vol...

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If you would talk to our 2nd grade scientists, they would tell you that objects (matter) can be sorted and classified by properties and that those properties include color, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency.  2nd graders also studied how the properties of materials determine their use. Here are some of the investigations they completed in class: While looking at the properties of straw, sticks, and bricks, they had to determine what properties made bricks the best suited to build a house.  Working together they brainstormed a list of possible structures that could be built with different mat...

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Frog Legs aren't just for eating!

Posted on October 02, 2020 in: General News

They always say frog legs taste like chicken, and I would have to agree.  However, at school, we’re not eating those frog legs, we are dissecting them.  Yes, our Middle School students have studied the various systems of the human body: muscular, circulatory, skeletal, digestive and reproductive systems and are now investigating these systems in frogs. We use grass-frogs that are formaldehyde-free and we have them injected with dye so that the veins are blue and arteries are red. This helps our students identify easily the circulatory system.   It is interesting for our students because, when dissec...

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