August 31, 2018 - Assumption High School

 
August 31, 2018

Dear Parents,
We hope you and your daughters are transitioning well into this school year. Please
continue to contact your daughter’s guidance counselor or dean with any questions or
concerns, as needed, throughout this school year. We are here to help make this year
a great one for your daughter and you!
CALENDAR NOTE: School will be closed on Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day
holiday. We wish everyone a safe and restful holiday weekend!
CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   FRESHMAN PARENT MASS: This Mass is a beautiful way to celebrate your
    freshman daughter’s high school journey as a community of faith. It will be
    celebrated on Sunday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic
    Church. Please come even if your family isn’t Catholic. Siblings are invited as well
    – please bring the whole family!

•   PARENT PRAYER BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 4: All AHS parents are invited to
    begin the day in prayer once a week on Tuesdays from 8:15-8:45 a.m. in
    Assumption’s chapel on the second floor of the CAC. We pray for EACH student,
    faculty, and staff member at AHS by name. Also, parents at Sacred Heart, Trinity,
    and St. Xavier share the same weekly prayer that we do. Please join us every
    Tuesday or just any Tuesday you can make it! No need to RSVP. Please park in
    the CAC lot in any open space and take the elevator or stairs to the second
    floor. We will begin on Tuesday, September 4. If you are unable to attend but
    would like them to pray for a particular intention, please email it to our campus
    minister at maryann.steutermann@ahsrockets.org. We hope you find comfort in
    knowing that we are praying for your intention even if you can’t be present.
•    GOSPEL REFLECTION: The reflection on the Sunday gospels written by Mary
    Ann Steutermann, director of Campus Ministry, was linked in the email that includes
    this Rocket Report link. We invite you to take a few minutes for yourself to read and
    reflect. You’ll be glad you did!

CLUB WEEK: Is your daughter looking for a way to get involved at Assumption? Here
is her chance! Club Week will take the place the week of September 10 and three of our
RocketTimes will be devoted to getting involved at AHS. On Monday, September
10, all students will meet in homerooms during RocketTime to receive information about
all the clubs and organizations Assumption has to offer, including information about club
membership and meeting dates. Whether she is an animal lover or an adventure
seeker, we have a club for your Rocket! Students will have the opportunity to attend
two introductory club meetings of their choice during PM RocketTime on Tuesday,
September 11, and Thursday, September 13. Please encourage your daughter to
take full advantage of this chance to explore new opportunities. We hope you will also
mark your calendar for September 10-13 and touch base with your daughter about the
clubs that she found interesting. A list of the clubs offered is available in the STUDENT-
PARENT HANDBOOK. Any questions, please contact BECCA JOAQUIN.
ACADEMIC BANQUET: Invitations were sent out Monday morning to parents and
students via email for our annual Academic Banquet on Sunday, September 30, at
1:00 p.m. At this banquet, we honor the academic accomplishments of the following
groups of students – sophomores, juniors, and seniors who earned a 4.0 GPA during
the 2017-2018 school year; newly inducted Beta Club members; newly inducted
National Honor Society members; freshman McAuley Scholars and newly inducted
McAuley Scholars; and seniors recognized by the National Merit Scholarship
Corporation. We ask parents to check their email closely for information about
attendance and the RSVP deadline of September 17. If you have any questions,
please contact KATHY FLEISCHER, registrar.
COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS: Leigh Jackson
and Kimberly Habich, college counselors, visited every senior English class August 20
through August 24. Our counselors provided detailed information about the college
application process to every senior. To further assist seniors and their parents with the
college process, there will be a college information night for all seniors and parents
on Thursday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. Admission representatives
from a variety of colleges and universities will discuss the college application
process. This panel will provide helpful hints and advice to seniors as they begin their
own college process. If you have any questions, please contact LEIGH JACKSON.
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP: On Monday, September 24, we are
hosting a College Financial Aid Workshop beginning at 6:30 p.m. in our media center for
our seniors and their parents. Heather Boutell, director of financial aid at Bellarmine
University, will be our guest speaker and will walk seniors and parents through all they
need to know about financing their college education. If you have any questions, please
contact our college counselors, LEIGH JACKSON or KIMBERLY HABICH.
ATTENDANCE MATTERS: If your daughter is absent or coming in late on any day,
please call the attendance line at 502-458-9551, press 1, and report the absence/late
arrival before 8:30 a.m. If you need for your daughter to be excused early for a medical
appointment, please send a note with your daughter the morning of the early dismissal
and have her bring it to the attendance office before 8:05/9:05 a.m. This helps us keep
classroom interruptions to a minimum and protects the time for instruction of our
students. Also, please bear in mind that absences not related to illness/medical
appointments need to be approved ahead of time in order to be excused. To request an
excused absence in advance (for something like driver’s testing, a club team
competition, a family wedding, etc.), you may email your request
to attendance@ahsrockets.org. Requests need to be submitted one to two weeks in
advance of the planned absence; we cannot excuse absences if requests are received
the school day before or the day of the absence. Remember to review the handbook for
all attendance-related information starting on page 41 of the Student-Parent Handbook.
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICKUP: The only place students should be dropped off
in the morning or picked up in the afternoon is in the carpool line. Students may not be
dropped off or picked up in any of our parking areas, along Tyler Lane (even if
cars are stopped at the light), in the parking lot at Strathmoor Presbyterian
Church, and definitely not along the side of Bardstown Road. We continue to
receive reports that students are being dropped off and/or picked up in places where
they shouldn't be--and this is causing problems for those who park in the various lots
and with our traffic flow. We need parents and others who drive our girls to/from school
to be good role models and follow our rules and guidelines in this regard; doing
otherwise is counterproductive to our efforts to teach the girls to do the right thing, to
show concern for others, and to be considerate members of the community. If drivers do
not want to wait in the carpool line, students may be quickly dropped off or picked up at
Gardiner Lane Shopping Center near Krispy Kreme and walk the short block
to/from campus. We will be issuing detentions to students who are dropped off or picked
up in illegal areas--please be sure to follow the rules so you don’t cause your daughter
to receive one.
MANDATORY FRESHMAN GUIDANCE PROGRAM: The Mandatory Freshman
Parent Drug/Alcohol Education Programs will be held on Wednesday, September 5,
OR Monday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. Please plan now to attend one of our
mandatory parent education programs. 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 concerning drug and alcohol
prevention. We know that what parents say and do makes a difference in the choices
their daughters make. At this meeting, you will hear from Cindi Baughman, dean of
students; and a local therapist from Innerview who will present vital information about
drug and alcohol prevention. It is a program that will be worth your time and
attention. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend. The program will begin
at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center and will last approximately one hour.
RPN FEATURED ARTICLES: During the 2017-18 school year, the Rocket Parent
Network (RPN) made a commitment to provide educational information to parents in an
effort to keep our teens drug and alcohol free. Archived articles and additional
information about the RPN may be found on the RPN website. While drug and alcohol
education and prevention were a top priority and remain at the forefront of our
programming, we want to provide resources for parents that focus on the overall
positive growth and development of teens. In that spirit, we are starting off the school
year with a reminder about e-cigarettes and vaping. We encourage you to read a
recent article from the CDC: Take the time to learn more about the dangers of e-
cigarettes for young people. This article is also posted on our RPN website. As a
reminder, Assumption has updated the Student/Parent Handbook regarding
smoking/vaping. Please see pages 31 and 71 for additional information.
SEPTEMBER BUS SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE GREEN: Due to
fewer than anticipated numbers of students needing transportation to the Green for
athletic practices this fall, we are downsizing and using the school van(s) to transport
student athletes to the Green for the next few weeks. Please see the September
bus/van schedule for days and times transportation is available.

SEPTEMBER    Date   Time bus leaves school   Practice or game before 5:00 p.m. Sport and level
Monday       3      No school - holiday
Tuesday      4      3:30 (van)               practice                          Soccer
Wednesday    5      4:00 (van)               game                              Field Hockey
Thursday     6      4:00 (bus)               game                              Field Hockey
Friday       7      No bus/van               none
Monday       10    3:05 (van)            practice                       Field hockey
Tuesday      11    3:30 (van)            practice                       Soccer
Wednesday    12    No bus/van
Thursday     13    4:30 (bus)            games                          Field Hockey
Friday       14    No bus/van            none

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!

Sincerely,
Martha Tedesco
Principal

August 24, 2018
Dear Parents,
We are so thankful for all of the parents who were able to come to Mock Schedule Night
last night. We hope you enjoyed meeting your daughter’s teachers and learning about
her classes. Most importantly, we hope that you were able to witness what it means to
be a part of the community of Assumption. In our community, we are blessed with
teachers who truly love what they do and it shows. We are proud of our rigorous
academic program and our students who work so hard, but what makes Assumption
different is that our teachers share their love for learning and for their students on a
daily basis. They are here to take care of your daughter as a whole person – mind,
body, and spirit. And this is why your daughter loves coming to school and may even
think that, at Assumption, learning is fun!
CALENDAR NOTES:

•   SCHOOL PICTURES: School pictures for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will
    be held on Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31, during study
    halls. There is NO uniform break for school pictures. Pictures will be made in your
    daughter’s school uniform. Please help your daughter make sure her uniform is
    clean and in good repair for her school portrait. All students must have their pictures
    taken for our yearbook. Students will receive envelopes with purchase information in
    their homerooms.
•   9:05 WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE REMINDER: We will continue our 9:05
    Wednesday schedule for the remainder of the year.
•   BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERVISION REMINDER: The school doors
    open at 7:15 a.m. each school day, and supervision is provided in the cafeteria
before school from 7:15-7:55 a.m. (until 8:55 a.m. on 9:05 schedule days) and after
    school from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   PARENT PRAYER BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 4: All AHS parents are invited to
    begin the day in prayer once a week on Tuesdays from 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. in
    Assumption’s chapel on the second floor of the CAC. We pray for EACH student,
    faculty, and staff member at AHS by name. Also, parents at Sacred Heart, Trinity,
    and St. Xavier share the same weekly prayer that we do. Please join us every
    Tuesday or just any Tuesday you can make it! No need to RSVP. Please park in
    the CAC lot in any open space and take the elevator or stairs to the second
    floor. We will begin on Tuesday, September 4. If you are unable to attend but
    would like them to pray for a particular intention, please email it to our campus
    minister at maryann.steutermann@ahsrockets.org. We hope you find comfort in
    knowing that we are praying for your intention even if you can’t be present.

ATTENDANCE MATTERS: If your daughter is absent or coming in late on any day,
please call the attendance line at 502-458-9551, press 1, and report the absence/late
arrival before 8:30 a.m. If you need for your daughter to be excused early for a medical
appointment, please send a note with your daughter the morning of the early dismissal
and have her bring it to the attendance office before 8:05/9:05 a.m. This helps us keep
classroom interruptions to a minimum and protects the time for instruction of our
students. Also, please bear in mind that absences not related to illness/medical
appointments need to be approved ahead of time in order to be excused. To request an
excused absence in advance (for something like driver’s testing, a club team
competition, a family wedding, etc.), you may email your request
to attendance@ahsrockets.org. Requests need to be submitted one to two weeks in
advance of the planned absence; we cannot excuse absences if requests are received
the school day before or the day of the absence. Remember to review the handbook for
all attendance-related information starting on page 41 of the Student-Parent Handbook.
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICKUP: The only place students should be dropped off
in the morning or picked up in the afternoon is in the carpool line. Students may not be
dropped off or picked up in any of our parking areas, along Tyler Lane (even if
cars are stopped at the light), in the parking lot at Strathmoor Presbyterian
Church, and definitely not along the side of Bardstown Road. In the past week, we
have seen cars just parked and waiting on Tyler Lane and in the parking lot in front of
our gym and students who pay to park at Strathmoor reporting that they couldn’t get into
or out of their spaces because parents were blocking them. These practices interfere
with the flow of traffic and create dangerous situations for both students and other
drivers. We need parents and others who drive our girls to/from school to be good role
models and follow our rules and guidelines in this regard; doing otherwise is
counterproductive to our efforts to teach the girls to do the right thing, to show concern
for others, and to be considerate members of the community. If drivers do not want to
wait in the carpool line, students may be quickly dropped off or picked up at Gardiner
Lane Shopping Center near Krispy Kreme and walk the short block to/from campus. We
will be issuing detentions to students who are dropped off or picked up in illegal areas--
please be sure to follow the rules so you don’t cause your daughter to receive one.
SCHOOL SAFETY WEEK: Next week is Assumption High School Safety Week, and
we will be practicing all four of our emergency drills during the week as required by
Kentucky law. We will have a lockdown drill, fire drill, earthquake drill, and severe
weather/tornado drill. This is a good time to remind you that in the case of a true
emergency/disaster, parents will be notified and kept informed via Emergency Alerts;
students will be released only to their parents or other authorized guardians and will
have to be signed out before leaving; students who provide their own transportation
to/from school must have parent/guardian permission to leave verified by school
personnel prior to leaving, provided it is safe for them to do so; if it is safe to enter the
school building, parents will gather in the school theater to await the release of their
daughters; and if the building is not accessible, parents will gather in the back parking
lot of on our east campus (former American Legion property) to await the release of
their daughters. Please be sure that you are signed up for Emergency Alerts in
PowerSchool and that we have current and accurate contact information for you and
others we could call upon if there would ever be an urgent situation involving your
daughter. Also, please note that the person you designate as an emergency contact is
the person we would contact only if we cannot get in touch with a student’s
parents/guardians—the name you provide as the emergency contact should not be the
same as either the first or second contact because we will attempt to get in touch with
them first/before going to the emergency contact.
MANDATORY FRESHMAN GUIDANCE PROGRAM: The Mandatory Freshman
Parent Drug/Alcohol Education Programs will be held on Wednesday, September 5,
OR Monday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. Please plan now to attend one of our
mandatory parent education programs. 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. We know that what parents say and do makes a difference in the choices
their daughters make. At this meeting, you will hear from Cindi Baughman, dean of
students; and a local therapist from Innerview who will present vital information in the
area of drug and alcohol prevention. It is a program that will be worth your time and
attention. At least one parent or guardian is required to attend. The program will begin
at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center and will last approximately one hour.
POWERSCHOOL LEARNING INVITATION: On Monday, August 20, we emailed
parents of any new students an invitation to join our PowerSchool Learning
Management System (LMS). Your daughter uses the LMS to access information about
each of her classes, such as daily class agendas, upcoming due dates for tests and
assignments, and electronic documents that her teachers have prepared for her
classes. If you would like to see this information too, you will need to setup this optional
account. The email invitation had a URL link for you to click and an eight-character code
you will need to register for your particular daughter. If your daughter is a returning
student and you never set this up last year but would like to do so this year, please
email Joyce.Koch@ahsrockets.org for your code. Once you have completed the
registration for the LMS, you will be able to log in and see her class information too.
Here are a couple of links that you may find helpful. How do I accept an invitation as a
parent? and What can parents see and do in a class?.
AUGUST BUS SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE GREEN: Below is
information for our fall sports athletes regarding after-school transportation to
practices/games at the Green.

AUGUST       Date   Time Bus Leaves School Practice or Game before 5:00 p.m. Sport and Level

Friday       24     No bus                  None

Monday       27     3:05                    Practice                         Field Hockey V/JV

Tuesday      28     3:30                    Practice                         Soccer V

Wednesday    29     4:30                    Game                             Soccer JV

Thursday     30     3:30                    Practice                         Soccer V

Friday       31     No bus                  None

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH FLIK FOOD SERVICE: Our lunch provider, FLIK, has
openings for full-time cashiers and food service worker positions at Assumption High
School. Please click on this link for more information: FLIK JOB POSTING. This
position includes a 10% discount for parents of Assumption students.

Sincerely,
Martha Tedesco
Principal

August 17, 2018

Dear Parents,
The beginning of the 2018-2019 school year has been a great one. It has been
wonderful to have our faculty, staff, and students return to the building refreshed and
excited to start another year. We are happy to share that we have welcomed 903
students this school year who come to us from 55 different zip codes and 85 grade
schools. Additionally, our average class size is 18 and our student teacher ratio is
9:1. As we reflect upon these numbers, we know that we are so blessed to be starting
the year with a strong community who will truly make sure that this is a year where, as
our school theme states, all Rockets Rise!
CALENDAR NOTES:
•   9:05 WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE: We will begin our 9:05 Wednesday schedule
    on Wednesday, August 22.
•   MOCK SCHEDULE NIGHT: We will have our annual Mock Schedule Night on
    Thursday, August 23, beginning at 6:30 p.m.; parents should report to their
    daughter’s homeroom for opening prayer and for a copy of their daughter’s schedule
    of classes.
•   BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL SUPERVISION REMINDER: The school doors
    open at 7:15 a.m. each school day, and supervision is provided in the cafeteria
    before school from 7:15-7:55 a.m. (until 8:55 a.m. on 9:05 schedule days) and after
    school from 3:15-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   GOSPEL REFLECTION: Like last year, Mary Ann Steutermann, director of Campus
    Ministry, will be sharing a reflection on the Gospel readings twice a month. The
    reflections will be linked to the Rocket Report on Fridays. The first reflection can be
    found on our website by clicking this link: GOSPEL REFLECTION. May these
    reflections give you insight, perspective, and focus for your worship on Sundays.
•   FRESHMAN PARENT MASS – Save the date!: This Mass is a beautiful way to
    celebrate your freshman daughter’s high school journey as a community of faith. It
    will be celebrated on Sunday, September 9, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic
    Church. Please come even if your family isn’t Catholic. Siblings are invited as well
    – please bring the whole family!

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR FORMS:

•   YELLOW STUDENT INFORMATION FORMS: Your daughters were given a yellow
    personalized student information form in homeroom Monday morning. Please check
    with her if you have not seen this form as you will need to review the information we
    have on file for your daughter regarding contacts, phone numbers, email address,
    and home address. A parent or guardian will need to make any updates or
    corrections, sign it, and have your daughter sign it. She can turn it into homeroom
    or the main office. It is due today (Friday, August 17), but we will be happy to take
    it on Monday.
•   HANDBOOK AGREEMENT FORM: The 2018-2019 Student-Parent Handbook is
    available on the school’s website: 2018-2019 STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK.
    Parents, please review the handbook carefully as it is part of the legal agreement
    between you and Assumption High School—it lets you know what you can expect
    from us and what we expect from you and your daughter. You may want to consider
    putting a shortcut to it on your desktop so you can quickly find out how to request an
    early dismissal for a dental appointment, what time detention begins, what time we
    dismiss on semester exam days, etc. It contains a wealth of information about all
    things Assumption. Your daughter will be asking you to sign a Student-Parent
    Handbook Agreement Form verifying that you have read and agree to be governed
    by the rules and policies in the handbook. The printed form is on the first page of her
Student Planner and must be signed by both the parent and student and returned to
    your daughter's homeroom teacher by Friday, August 24.
•   BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS: Please be sure to complete and return to school the
    forms that were mentioned in the summer back to school mailing: Parent Directory
    Opt-Out form, Grandparent Mass Information Form, Retreat Form, and the
    Rocket Parent Membership Form. The forms can be found on the “Start the
    School Year” link in PowerSchool. Please have your daughter return these forms to
    the main office.

CARPOOL LINE “NO IDLING” REMINDER: A message to parents from the
ECC: The Environmental Concerns Committee has made many changes over the
years to help AHS be a more sustainable community. Several years ago, a no idle sign
was put by the main entrance to the CAC so in the afternoon drivers would turn off their
cars while they waited to pick up their students. The no idle zone is so important
because car exhaust can damage not only the environment but our health. Idling puts
off hazardous pollutants such as carbon dioxide and can cause serious health problems
such as asthma, heart disease, chronic bronchitis, and cancer. It also causes serious
environmental issues; carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming. If you
idle for one hour, you waste about $2 on gasoline, and the more you do it the more it
adds up. Instead, we invite parents to shop at the campus store or simply arrive just a
few minutes before school dismisses. We thank everyone for helping the earth and
invite everyone to take part in a greener community.
POWERSCHOOL LEARNING INVITATION: On the afternoon of Friday, August 17,
we will be emailing parents an invitation to join our PowerSchool Learning Management
System (LMS). Your daughter uses the LMS to access information about each of her
classes, such as daily class agendas, upcoming due dates for tests and assignments,
and electronic documents that her teachers have prepared for her classes. The email
invitation will have a URL link for you to click and an eight-character code you will need
to register for your particular daughter. Once you have completed the registration for the
LMS, you will be able to log in and see her class information too. Here are a couple of
links that you may find helpful. How do I accept an invitation as a parent? and What can
parents see and do in a class?.
DROP/ADD DEADLINE: Our drop/add period for classes ends on Tuesday, August
21. If you or your daughter has questions about her schedule, please contact the
appropriate dean of studies: Student Last Name A-K: JUDY FIELDHOUSE, Student
Last Name L-Z: THERESA SCHUHMANN
DUAL CREDIT COURSE REGISTRATION: Attention, parents of students enrolled
in dual credit (DC) courses: If your daughter is enrolled in DC Public Speaking, she
has finalized her registration for this course through KCTCS this week. In late
September, she will want to keep an eye out for an email from KHEAA to take
advantage of the Dual Credit Scholarship to pay for two classes for every student in
the state of Kentucky throughout his or her high school career. If you daughter is
enrolled in DC Personal Finance, DC Intro to Business, DC English IV, DC World
History, DC Spanish III/IV, or DC French III/IV through WKU, she will receive her
registration information next week and will also want to respond to the email from
KHEAA to allocate her Dual Credit Scholarship monies to the appropriate school.
COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT FOR SENIORS AND PARENTS: Leigh Jackson
and Kimberly Habich, college counselors, will be visiting every senior English
class August 20 through August 24. Our counselors will provide detailed information
about the college application process to every senior. To further assist seniors and their
parents with the college process, there will be a college information night for all seniors
and parents on Thursday, September 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. Admission
representatives from a variety of colleges and universities will discuss the college
application process. This panel will provide helpful hints and advice to seniors as they
begin their own college process. If you have any questions, please contact LEIGH
JACKSON.
ACT PREP: TorchPrep is offering a couple of options for prepping for the ACT in
September and October. We had a great group of AHS students participate in the June
workshop and had amazing results. Please visit their website for additional information
about their five-week boot camps and “Weekend Warrior” program: TorchPrep
SCHOOL PICTURES: School pictures for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be
held on Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31, during study halls. There is
NO uniform break for school pictures. Pictures will be made in your daughter’s school
uniform. Please help your daughter make sure her uniform is clean and in good repair
for her school portrait. All students must have their pictures taken for our yearbook.
Students will receive envelopes with purchase information in their homerooms.
TRACKING SERVICE HOURS: We are tracking community service hours with x2vol,
and we would like to notify you that the school will have access to each of our students’
accounts so that we may assist your daughter with reporting and monitoring her service
hours. Mrs. Moore is visiting all freshman theology classes before August 30 to instruct
students on how to use x2vol. Please contact KATELYN MOORE, service learning
coordinator, if you have any questions or comments.
SECURITY AT ALL-SCHOOL EVENTS: As you know, the safety of our students is
always a top priority at Assumption. Out of an abundance of caution for the safety and
security of our community and our guests, we have always had a security presence
when our community gathers for major events that occur outside of the school day such
as school dances, Senior Honors Assembly, and graduation. We wanted to let you
know that this year we have decided to extend this practice and have two security
officers present for all-school assemblies, prayer services, and masses.
AUGUST BUS SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE GREEN: Below is
information for our fall sports athletes regarding after-school transportation to
practices/games at the Green.

AUGUST       Date   Time Bus Leaves School   Practice or Game before 5:00 p.m. Sport and Level
Friday       17     No bus                   None
Monday       20     3:05                     Practice                          Field Hockey V/JV
Tuesday      21     3:30                     Practice                          Soccer V
Wednesday    22     4:30                     Game                              Soccer JV
Thursday     23     3:30                     Practice                          Soccer V
Friday       24     No bus                   None
Monday       27     3:05                     Practice                          Field Hockey V/JV
Tuesday      28     3:30                     Practice                          Soccer V
Wednesday    29     4:30                     Game                              Soccer JV
Thursday     30    3:30                 Practice                      Soccer V
Friday       31    No bus               None

PARENT ORIENTATIONS: Special thanks to our freshman, sophomore, and junior
parents – we had wonderful attendance at our parent orientations. If you were unable
to join us for the informative evening, you may access the FRESHMAN PARENT
ORIENTATION, SOPHOMORE PARENT ORIENTATION, and the JUNIOR PARENT
ORIENTATION presentation through these links. Thanks also to our administrators and
staff who presented on these two important evenings. Please feel free to contact us if
you have any questions.
FLIK LUNCH ACCOUNTS: MySchoolBucks, the company that handles the Flik online
deposits, is accepting online payments now at www.myschoolbucks.com. All of the
balances that were left from last year have been carried over to the new school year. If
you plan to write a check for your daughter’s lunch account, please be sure to make the
check payable to FLIK and to include your daughter’s name and ID number in the
memo line, especially if your last name is different than your daughter’s. Your daughter
can drop off the check in the cafeteria drop box during school hours. Thanks for your
help with this!
APO (ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION) UPDATE:

•   MOCK SCHEDULE NIGHT: Take a minute to stop by the cafeteria on Mock
    Schedule Night – Thursday, August 23 - to meet your APO Officers and Class
    Representatives. We are available to answer questions and share opportunities to
    get involved in the 2018-2019 school year.

NORWAY/DENMARK/SWEDEN TRIP: Attention, all world travelers! Assumption will
be taking a school-sponsored trip to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden for nine days in
June of 2019. All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to attend this once in a
lifetime trip. There will be an informational meeting about the trip on Tuesday, August
28, at 6:30 in room C102. Please contact SARA STOVALL for more information.

BACK TO SCHOOL FOR MOMS RETREAT - rescheduled: This retreat at Loftus
House on the property of Mount St. Francis, has been rescheduled. It will now take
place from 9:00 – 2:00 either Saturday, September 15, or Thursday, September
20. Judy Ribar, associate retreat director at the Mount, will introduce some ideas for
stress relief, mindfulness, prayer, and finding balance. Cost for the day is $25 and
includes materials and a meal prepared for you by the staff at The Mount! Contact Judy
with any questions at assocdir@mountsaintfrancis.org or call Karen at 812-923-8817 to
register for the day.
INTRAMURAL KICKBALL: On Sunday, August 19, we will have our annual
KICKBALL EXTRAVAGANZA! Each homeroom will have a team and there will be a
winner for all grade levels. We will also select a “spirit” champion in each class based
on team spirit including costumes and cheering during games. The games will take
place at the Assumption Green. The seniors and sophomores will play from 2:00-4:00
p.m. and the freshmen and juniors from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please encourage your
daughter to participate. Parents are welcome to attend and cheer on their daughter’s
team!

Sincerely,
Martha Tedesco
Principal

August 10, 2018
Dear Parents,
Today we were thrilled to welcome our newest students to the community of
Assumption! We enjoyed getting to meet the Class of 2022 and hope that they had a
good and informative day. We look forward to having our entire community together on
Monday.
CALENDAR NOTES:

•   MONDAY, AUGUST 13
    • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES: Day 1 Special Schedule: 8:05 a.m. – 2:55
      p.m. Students should wear their uniforms – NOT SPIRIT WEAR. All students
      should report to homeroom first to receive a printed copy of their
      schedules. Students should bring their tablet PCs but not textbooks. Cafeteria
      services will be provided for lunch.
    • FRESHMAN AND JUNIOR PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHTS: On Monday,
      August 13, at 6:30 p.m., we will have mandatory parent meetings for our
      FRESHMAN parents and our JUNIOR parents (parents only, not students). We
      ask our freshman parents to meet in the Convocation and Athletic Center
      (CAC/gym) and we will direct you to classrooms for various presentations. This
      meeting will last approximately two hours. Our junior parents should meet in The
      Humana Foundation Performing and Fine Arts Center, our theater. This meeting
      will last about an hour. Important information about the school year will be
      shared at these meetings, and you will have the opportunity to meet with other
      parents and our administrators and staff.

•   TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
    • SECOND DAY OF CLASSES: Day 2 Special Schedule: 8:05 a.m. – 2:55
      p.m. Students should wear their uniforms. All students should report to
      homeroom first. Students should bring their tablet PCs and textbooks as lockers
      will be assigned. Cafeteria services will be provided for lunch.
    • SOPHOMORE PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHT: On Tuesday, August 14, at
      6:30 p.m., we will have a mandatory parent meeting for
      our SOPHOMORE parents (parents only, not students). This meeting will take
place in The Humana Foundation Performing and Fine Arts Center, our theater,
       and should last about an hour.

•   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 (NOTE: Regular 8:05 start time. 9:05 Wednesday
    start times will begin on Aug 22)
    • OPENING LITURGY AND THIRD DAY OF CLASSES: Day 3 Mid-Day Event
       Schedule: 8:05 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. Students should report to B block class and
       bring their tablet PCs and any needed books with them. Students should wear
       their uniforms and look especially nice for liturgy which will be celebrated with
       Archbishop Kurtz. Parents are welcome to attend. Mass will begin at 10:05 a.m.
       at St Raphael Catholic Church.

CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   OPENING SCHOOL LITURGY: We invite all of our families to attend our opening
    school liturgy on Wednesday, August 15. In addition to asking God’s blessing on
    the school year, we will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of the
    Blessed Virgin Mary with Archbishop Kurtz as celebrant. We will begin Mass at St.
    Raphael at approximately 10:05 a.m. (Please note earlier mass time than
    originally communicated due to accommodating St. Raphael’s opening school
    mass on the same day).

CARPOOL LINE: Many thanks to the freshman parents who did an excellent job in the
carpool line this morning. As more parents will join the carpool line on Monday’s first
day of school for all students, we offer the following tips. We suggest that parents and
students plan to arrive between 7:20 and 7:40 to avoid the heavy traffic in the morning
and plan to pick up after 3:10 p.m. to avoid the heavy traffic in the afternoon; our school
doors open at 7:15 a.m. each school day, and we provide supervision in the cafeteria
from 7:15-7:55 a.m. (until 8:55 a.m. on 9:05 Schedule days) and in the cafeteria from
3:15-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and until 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Also, please be sure to
follow the proper procedures for dropping students off in the morning and picking them
up in the afternoon--you received the link to the Carpool Procedures and Traffic
Flow document in the summer mailing and it's available of the school website.
Everything moves much more quickly and smoothly when everyone follows the rules!
BACK TO SCHOOL FORMS: Please be sure to complete and return to school the
forms that were mentioned in the summer back to school mailing: Parent Directory
Opt-Out form, Grandparent Mass Information Form, Retreat Form, and the Rocket
Parent Membership Form. Please have your daughter return these forms to the main
office.
STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK: The complete version of the Student-Parent
Handbook is available on our website at this link: STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK
2018-2019. Please take time to review the handbook as we will be reviewing highlights
of the handbook with your daughter next week.
FLIK LUNCH ACCOUNTS: MySchoolBucks, the company that handles the Flik online
deposits, is accepting online payments now at www.myschoolbucks.com. All of the
balances that were left from last year have been carried over to the new school year. If
you plan to write a check for your daughter’s lunch account, please be sure to make the
check payable to FLIK and to include your daughter’s name and ID number in the
memo line, especially if your last name is different than your daughter’s. Your daughter
can drop off the check in the cafeteria drop box during school hours. Thanks for your
help with this!
FRESHMAN PARENT MASS: This Mass is a beautiful way to celebrate your freshman
daughter’s high school journey as a community of faith. It will be celebrated on Sunday,
September 9, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Please come even if your
family isn’t Catholic. Siblings are invited as well – please bring the whole family!
ATHLETICS & ROCKET RUNDOWN: Please join us at The Assumption Green Sports
and Education Complex for field hockey and soccer games, at the gym for our volleyball
home games, and at the courses for our cross country meets and golf matches. All of
our athletic team schedules can be found on the Athletics page of our website -
- ATHLETICS. Additionally, the athletic department will email out the Rocket Rundown
each Monday morning to share athletic successes and upcoming events.
GUIDANCE CONNECTIONS: The Assumption Guidance Department invites you to
join them on Facebook and/or Twitter to stay up to date with deadlines and guidance
programming for students of all grade levels. On Facebook, “like” the Assumption
Guidance Parent Page. On Twitter, follow @AHSGuidanceDept.
APO (ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION) UPDATE:

•   APO PARENT COOKOUT: We hope you had a great time meeting new parents,
    along members of our faculty and staff as we kicked off the 2018-2019 school year.
    Thank you to parent Joe Hanna, father of Mary Rose’20, who entertained us with his
    guitar. Also, thank you to the Glass family for a great barbecue dinner catered by
    Martin’s BBQ. Looking forward to many exciting events this year!
•   ROCKET SPECTACULAR BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION: Mark your calendar
    for our 38th Annual Rocket Spectacular which will take place on Saturday, February
    2, 2019. This year we are heading to Italy with a great theme “That’s Amore”.
    Rocket Spectacular is our largest fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting the
    financial needs of our students. Tickets are $100.00 per person which includes a
    gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions, games of chance and the Rocket Raffle -
    You could be the lucky winner of $20,000 cash. More details to come.

JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH FLIK FOOD SERVICE: Our lunch provider, FLIK, has
openings for full-time cashiers and food service worker positions at Assumption High
School. Please click on this link for more information: FLIK JOB POSTING. This
position includes a 10% discount for parents of Assumption students.
BACK TO SCHOOL FOR MOMS RETREAT: Now that the kids are back to school,
can you take some time for yourself? Can you “gift” yourself with five hours with other
moms, to practice some strategies for a successful school year, for you? Consider
attending Loftus House on the property of Mount St. Francis, from 9:00 – 2:00 either
Saturday, August 11, or Thursday, August 16. Judy Ribar, Associate Retreat Director at
the Mount, will introduce some ideas for stress relief, mindfulness, prayer, and finding
balance. Cost for the day is $25 and includes materials and a meal prepared for you by
the staff at The Mount! Contact Judy with any questions
at assocdir@mountsaintfrancis.org or call Karen at 812-923-8817 to register for the day.
NORWAY/DENMARK/SWEDEN TRIP: Attention, all world travelers! Assumption will
be taking a school sponsored trip to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden for nine days in
June of 2019. All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to attend this once in a
lifetime trip. There will be an informational meeting about the trip on Tuesday, August
28, at 6:30 in room C102. Please contact SARA STOVALL for more information.
INTRAMURAL KICKBALL: On Sunday, August 19, we will have our annual
KICKBALL EXTRAVAGANZA! Each homeroom will have a team and there will be a
winner for all grade levels. We will also select a “spirit” champion in each class based
on team spirit including costumes and cheering during games. The games will take
place at the Assumption Green. The seniors and sophomores will play from 2:00-4:00
p.m. and the freshmen and juniors from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Please encourage your
daughter to participate. Parents are welcome to attend and cheer on their daughter’s
team!

Sincerely,
Martha Tedesco
Principal

August 6, 2018
Dear Parents,
Today, we are sending out a special edition of the Rocket Report. The Rocket Report is
sent by 12:00 p.m. each Friday during the school year with the exception of those
Fridays which are school holidays. This is our primary method of regular
communication with our families, and we hope this weekly report keeps everyone
informed of important information. Please check your email each Friday, and let us
know if your email address changes so that we have accurate contact information. In
case you miss it or want to look back at a previous issue, the Rocket Report is always
available on our website, www.ahsrockets.org, under the parent link. The
administration, faculty, and staff are excited to begin another new year with you.
VERY IMPORTANT – TRAFFIC FLOW AND CARPOOL PROCEDURES: Below is the
link to very important information about traffic for drop-off and pick-up each day. Please
read carefully. Students dropped off between 7:15-7:55 a.m. (8:55 a.m. on
Wednesdays) must report to the cafeteria. Students can move to their first block class
at 7:55 a.m. (8:55 a.m. on Wednesdays).
 CARPOOL PROCEDURES AND TRAFFIC FLOW
PARENTS OF SENIORS AND JUNIORS WHO WILL BE DRIVING TO
SCHOOL: Please make sure your daughter reviews the specific directions about how to
access her on-campus parking spot provided with her parking tag. In order to alleviate
traffic congestion on Bardstown Road, students who park on the main campus may not
enter from Bardstown Road in the morning. All student drivers will enter from Tyler
Lane by following their specific directions, even those who are parking in the St.
Raphael lot.
 FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL: The following gives an outline of our opening of school
activities, events, and general schedule:

•   Friday, August 10 – 8:05 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Freshman First Day. Freshmen should
    dress casually – shorts are appropriate. They do not need to bring their tablet PCs
    or their books. A special pizza lunch will be provided for all freshmen. Please reply
    back to this email by Tuesday, August 7 if a GLUTEN FREE option is required.

•   Monday, August 13 – 8:05 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. – First Day of Classes - Day 1 Special
    Schedule. Students should wear their uniforms – NOT SPIRIT WEAR. All students
    should report to homeroom first to receive a printed copy of their
    schedules. Students should bring their tablet PCs but not textbooks. Cafeteria
    services will be provided for lunch.

•   Tuesday, August 14 – 8:05 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. –Second Day of Classes - Day 2
    Special Schedule. Students should wear their uniforms. All students should report
    to homeroom first. Students should bring their tablet PCs and textbooks as lockers
    will be assigned. Cafeteria services will be provided for lunch.

•   Wednesday, August 15 – 8:05 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. – Opening Liturgy and Third Day
    of Classes - Day 3 Mid-Day Event Schedule. Students should report to B block
    class and bring their tablet PCs and any needed books with them. Students should
    wear their uniforms and look especially nice for liturgy which will be celebrated with
    Archbishop Kurtz. Parents are welcome to attend. Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. in
    the gym.

UNIFORMS: All students should be in full uniform on Monday, August 13 (NOT
SPIRIT WEAR – spirit wear Mondays will begin on August 20). We ask for your help in
improving the look of your daughter’s Assumption school uniform for the 2018-2019
school year. A few uniform reminders: please take time this week to assess her
current uniform shirts, sweater, and skirt. Please pay special attention to your
daughter’s skirt to assure that it is in good condition, fits, and its length is no more than
three inches above the knee. You may need to purchase socks specifically for the
purpose of wearing to school as they must be solid black or white and must be clearly
visible above the top of the shoe; new this year; socks may have a small black or white
single logo on them. Also, athletic, casual, or dress shoes must be primarily solid black,
white, brown, tan, or gray. They may not be patterned or embellished; fluorescent and
neon colors are allowed only for laces, soles, and logos, not as the main/solid color of
the shoe. IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM SHAHEEN’S: the quarter-zip sweatshirt has
been a big hit with AHS students and they are completely sold out of all but a few of
them in just a couple of sizes; more are on order with the manufacturer, but they are not
likely to arrive until December. Since the sweatshirt is optional, not required, students
who are waiting for quarter-zips to arrive can simply wear their uniform sweaters in the
meantime. If your daughter wants a quarter-zip sweatshirt, we would advise that you go
ahead and order it with Shaheen’s now and they will notify you when the next stock
arrives,
TABLET PC ORIENTATION: If your daughter has not attended Tablet PC Orientation
for the freshmen, she must attend the session in room 214 on Friday, August 10 from
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The last freshman or transfer parent orientation will be Friday,
August 10, in room 212 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Parents please come to the Tyler Lane
entrance.
TABLET PC PICKUP: Any sophomore, junior, or senior who has not yet picked up her
Tablet PC may come to the Boeckmann Lab to retrieve it on Friday, August 10 or
Monday, August 13 from 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The lab will be closed August 6
through August 9.
TEXTBOOKS: All students should have their textbooks at this time. If your daughter
still needs textbooks, please access the 2018 - 2019 Booklist from MBS .
OPENING SCHOOL LITURGY: We invite all of our families to attend our opening
school liturgy on Wednesday, August 15. In addition to asking God’s blessing on the
school year, we will be celebrating the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary with Archbishop Kurtz as celebrant. We will begin Mass at St. Raphael
Church at approximately 10:30 a.m.
FRESHMAN AND JUNIOR PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHTS: On Monday, August
13, at 6:30 p.m., we will have mandatory parent meetings for our FRESHMAN parents
and our JUNIOR parents (parents only, not students). We ask our freshman parents
to meet in the Convocation and Athletic Center (CAC/gym) and we will direct you to
classrooms for various presentations. This meeting will last approximately two
hours. Our junior parents should meet in The Humana Foundation Performing and
Fine Arts Center, our theater. This meeting will last about an hour. Important
information about the school year will be shared at these meetings, and you will have
the opportunity to meet with other parents and our administrators and staff.
SOPHOMORE PARENT ORIENTATION NIGHT: On Tuesday, August 14, at 6:30
p.m., we will have a mandatory parent meeting for our SOPHOMORE parents (parents
only, not students). This meeting will take place in The Humana Foundation
Performing and Fine Arts Center, our theater, and should last about an hour.
PHYSICALS AND IMMUNIZATION CERTIFICATES: ALL STUDENTS (returning,
incoming freshmen, transfers) are required by state statute to provide a new
Commonwealth of Kentucky Certificate of Immunization Status which must be on file
with the school by the first day of classes on August 13. Also, incoming freshmen and
transfer students need to have updated physicals for the 2018-2019 school year on file
with us by August 13. If you haven’t already submitted these forms, please bring them
to the attendance/nurse’s office or to the main office on or before the first day of
school. You can use this link to access the AHS Physical Form if you need one. If you
have any questions, please use the links provided to you via our summer mailing or feel
free to contact our school nurse, LAURA BURNAM RN.
JOB OPPORTUNITY WITH FLIK FOOD SERVICE: Our lunch provider, FLIK, has
openings for full-time cashiers and food service worker positions at Assumption High
School. Please click on this link for more information: FLIK JOB POSTING. This
position includes a 10% discount for parents of Assumption students.
BACK TO SCHOOL FOR MOMS RETREAT: Now that the kids are back to school,
can you take some time for yourself? Can you “gift” yourself with five hours with other
moms, to practice some strategies for a successful school year, for you? Consider
attending Loftus House on the property of Mount St. Francis, from 9:00 – 2:00 either
Saturday, August 11, or Thursday, August 16. Judy Ribar, Associate Retreat Director at
the Mount, will introduce some ideas for stress relief, mindfulness, prayer, and finding
balance. Cost for the day is $25 and includes materials and a meal prepared for you by
the staff at The Mount! Contact Judy with any questions
at assocdir@mountsaintfrancis.org or call Karen at 812-923-8817 to register for the day.

Sincerely,
Martha Tedesco
Principal
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