September 28, 2018 - Assumption High School

 
September 28, 2018

Dear Parents,
We have much to celebrate this week! Today was AMAZING as our Assumption
community took a “Walk on the Red Carpet” for the annual Walk for Assumption. We
are especially proud to announce that we reached our AHS community wide goal of
2,710 tickets and our school wide stretch goal of 3,300 by selling 3,356 tickets AND
raising $83, 900 for financial assistance. This is more than we have ever raised for the
Rocket Raffle and the Walk for Assumption combined! This has certainly been a day
where the entire community has risen to the occasion and we could not be more proud.
Thank you for encouraging your daughter to participate in our student fundraiser for
financial aid! #RocketsRise
With our record-breaking sales, we have earned two incentives this year. Friday,
March 29 (the Friday before Spring Break) is now an official day off of school and our
students get to wear Halloween costumes to school on Wednesday, October 31.
Many thanks to all of our terrific APO members who helped with the student walk
collection and t-shirt distribution. It was two busy successful weeks. We could not have
done it without each and every one of you!
Additionally, on Monday, we celebrated Mercy Day in union with the Sisters of Mercy
across the world. At our Mercy Day Celebration assembly, we honored Erin McHugh
'12 and Kathy Spath Mullen '78 with the “Who Will Tell the Story?” medal given to
alums who have lived out the values of the Sisters of Mercy. In addition, we honored
three students and two faculty and staff who were selected by their peers as the 2018
Models of Mercy. Recognized were Claire Burgin (sophomore), Emma Able (junior),
Emily Lewantowicz (senior), Pam Conway (faculty), and Amy Schelb (staff).
Congratulations to all of our award recipients!
 CALENDAR NOTES:

•   ACADEMIC BANQUET: A reminder to those who have RSVP’d to attend the
    Academic Banquet this Sunday, September 30, at 1:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza –
    Louisville Airport Expo Center.

CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   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!

•   PARENT PRAYER: The Parent Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning from
    8:15-8:45 a.m. in Assumption’s chapel. If you are unable to attend but would like the
    group 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.
•   ALL SAINTS DAY MASS AND CHAPEL REMEMBRANCE: The Assumption
    community will celebrate All Saints Day on Thursday, November 1, with a Mass at
    St. Raphael at 10:05 a.m. We will be honoring the saints who have come before us
    as well as those in our own lives. Because November 2 is All Souls Day, we will
    also remember those close to us who have died. During the Mass on November 1,
    we will recognize the AHS alumnae who passed away in the last year. Apart from
    the Mass, we will also have a special chapel recognition for people in our community
    who have lost a loved one during the past year. We will scroll these names on the
    screen in the AHS chapel during each block on November 1 and 2 while playing
    prayerful music. Any interested student, faculty, or staff member will be invited to
    come to the chapel for a brief time during her study block for prayer and
    remembrance for any loved ones who have died. Students will be asked to submit
    the names of these loved ones during October, and we invite you to do so as well. If
    you have lost a family member in the past year, please send this person’s full name
    to GAIL KING by Friday, October 26.

UNIFORM NEWS: QUARTER-ZIP SWEATSHIRTS: Quarter-zip sweatshirts are once
again available for purchase! The folks at Shaheen's were able to find a different
supplier for the sweatshirts so students who still want to purchase them won't have to
wait until January to do so. To make this happen, we are going with a slightly different
sweatshirt that has a banded bottom, but no worries. The new sweatshirts look like the
ones sold previously in terms of color and softness, the price is the same, and either the
original ones or these new ones will be perfectly fine for students to wear to school as
part of the uniform instead of the sweater. We are thankful to Shaheen's for working
with us and for us to meet all our students' uniform needs.
PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES: Conferences are scheduled
for Tuesday, October 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in order to give students and parents the
opportunity to meet with teachers about students’ progress. All parents are invited to
attend, but parents of students with a D or F in in a class or classes as of October
9, the date of the conferences, are required to attend. Our next official grade update
will be on Monday, October 1. We recommend, however, that you check your
daughter’s grades on PowerSchool between October 2 and October 9 to make plans to
attend if needed. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions that cannot
be addressed at parent/teacher/student conferences, please contact your daughter’s
dean – JUDY FIELDHOUSE (students whose last names begin with A-K) or THERESA
SCHUHMANN (students whose last names begin with L-Z)
MOTHER-DAUGHTER BUNCO: Mother-Daughter Bunco Night is scheduled
for Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. All moms and daughters are
invited. Cost is $5 a couple. There will be snacks and prizes. Please contact DAWN
DEWEESE for more information.
TESTING DAY: Wednesday, October 10, is the National Testing Day for all freshmen,
sophomores, and juniors. It is a late arrival Wednesday, with the tardy bell ringing at
9:05. We will dismiss at approximately 12:30 p.m. So as to not disturb any testing, we
wait for all rooms to finish before we dismiss. If your daughter is in our Learning
Differences program and qualifies for extended time testing, please ask her what time
she will finish. All juniors will be taking the PSAT, sophomores will be taking the
PreACT or PSAT (depending on her English class), and freshmen will be taking the
PreACT test. Please encourage your daughter to maximize the benefits of this day by
getting a good night’s sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, and bringing her calculator and
pencils with her on Testing Day. There is no make-up day for these tests and no
replacement for the valuable feedback they provide for both the school and your
daughter, so attendance on this day is very important.
TESTING DAY FOR SENIORS: Since seniors are not involved in taking standardized
tests on Testing Day, Wednesday, October 10, they are excused from coming to
school on this day. We strongly encourage seniors to use this day for making college
visits. Since Thursday and Friday of that week, and Monday of the following week, are
Fall Break days, this is a great opportunity of make a visit to an out-of-town college.
CARPOOL LINE: Parents, thank you so much for your help in making the carpool line
move as smoothly as possible by pulling all the way up to the car in front of you before
stopping. You may have noticed our ambassador encouraging your daughter to exit
your vehicle as soon as it stops, and that really helps move the line along. Also, please
help your daughter be ready to exit the car as soon as you stop in the carpool line
anywhere between the two crosswalks—the first one where an administrator with a stop
sign helps the girls cross safely from the main parking lot and the second one near the
entrance to the CAC where there is a student with a stop sign helping with the flow of
people and vehicles. Students may enter the building via the doors at the Arts and
Sciences wing or the CAC. Thank you very much for your assistance!
REMINDER ABOUT DELIVERIES: In an effort to teach our students about being
accountable for their own belongings as well as to limit the number of visitors to school
during the day and effectively monitor those visitors coming into the school, we have a
policy that does NOT allow for student deliveries. Parents – please do not bring items
(lunches, homework, bake sale items, sports equipment, food for meetings,
presentations, papers, etc.) to school to drop off for your daughters. Our main office
staff and athletic office staff have been instructed not to accept those deliveries. Thank
you for your cooperation with these efforts.
NOTE FROM ATHLETICS: WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS: A current, complete
physical is required to try out and participate in any Assumption sport. Documentation
can be found here: KHSAA Physical. Please note: two parent and two student
signatures are required on this form for it to be considered complete. In addition, an
athletic fee of $150 is required for participation. If you have questions, please contact
the Athletic Office at 271-2555 or CHRISTY HULSWEDE . Please be sure to check
your weekly Rocket Rundown for updates to these tryout dates and times as well as
upcoming sporting events.

•   Swim Tryouts will be on October 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and October 2 from 7:00-
    9:00 p.m. at St. Xavier High School pool.
•   Basketball Tryouts will be held October 15 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. and October 16
    from 3:30–6:00 p.m. in the AHS gym.
•   Archery Tryouts will be held on October 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Highland Hall
    (formerly American Legion) across the street from school. Students with last names
starting with A-K will try out from 6-7 p.m., and students with last names starting with
   L-Z will try out from 7-8 p.m.

ACT FOR THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Any junior applying for the
Governor’s Scholars Program, and who wishes to use her ACT score as part of that
application process, has one more opportunity to take the ACT on October
27. Students can register for the test through Friday, September 28, without paying a
late fee; however, students who register after that date can pay a late fee through
October 14 and register for the October administration. Students will be hearing initial
information about the application process from Kelly Kirwan via email next week and in
class meetings in the next week or so. More thorough informational meetings will be
held in late September/early October. Please encourage your daughter to check her
email carefully about these upcoming meetings.
GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (GSA): Parents, is your sophomore or junior
daughter interested in applying for the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) this year?
Did you know that GSA has already been posting information for potential applicants at
this site: GSA Information 2019? Did you know that students can learn a lot about the
application process by attending a GSA Informational Meeting here at school? Erin
Clark Quinlan, from the Governor’s School of the Arts, will be at Assumption for two
informational meetings on Thursday, October 18, at 7:20 a.m. and again at 3:00
p.m. Both meetings will be held in our Theater. Any student who is serious about
applying to this competitive creative and performing arts summer program should
consider attending one of these meetings to better understand the application process
and audition/portfolio requirements. Further questions? Contact junior counselor, ABBY
ASFAHL or sophomore counselor, KRISTIN WALSH, or College Counselor, LEIGH
JACKSON
AHS TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivia Night is back on Saturday, October 20, in the AHS
Gym. Assemble a team of your most knowledgeable friends, challenge your rivals, and
compete for gift cards, door prizes, and, of course, bragging rights! Doors open at 5:30
p.m. We will have snacks and drinks. The cost is $10 per person, but teams of six or
more get one person free. The maximum team size is eight. Reserve a spot for your
team or send any questions by email to LIZ BENDER. All proceeds support the AHS
Speech and Debate Team. Thank you for helping us get the word out. We look forward
to seeing you there!
ALUMNAE, FACULTY, AND STAFF ART SHOW: Assumption alumnae are invited to
submit artwork, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, graphic design, and much
more for the first ever Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Art Show. Artwork will be on display
in Assumption’s Rose Theater from October 16-31. Individuals are welcome to come
view the artwork Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Alumnae interested in
submitting a piece should drop off their artwork the week of October 1-5. Anyone with
questions should contact LAUREL GRANDINETTI.
OCTOBER VAN/BUS SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE
GREEN: Please see the October bus/van schedule below for days and times
transportation is available to the Green. The van/bus runs to the Green will end next
week and resume in February with the start of spring sports.
OCTOBER      date   Time bus leaves school   Practice or game before 5:00pm   Sport and level
Monday       1      4:15 (bus)               Game/practice                    Soccer/Field Hockey
Tuesday      2      3:30 (bus)               Open field                       Softball
Wednesday    3      No bus/van               Late practices
Thursday     4      3:30 (bus)               Open field                       Softball
Friday       5      No bus/van               none

DISCOVER ASSUMPTION DAY: On Sunday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m., we will host
Discover Assumption Day for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade prospective
parents. Please let all future Rocket parents know that we would love to see them on
this fun afternoon of “discovering” all that Assumption has to offer. For more information
and registration, click here or contact ELISABETH CASSADY.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS:

•   Walk for Assumption 2018 and Rocket Raffle: The walk was a great success!
    Your support of the event is so appreciated. Thank you to all are parent volunteers
    who helped to make our walk collections and t-shirt distribution run so smoothly. It
    could not have happened without you! We reached our school-wide goal and will
    receive the Day off of School on Friday, March 29,2019!
•   Rocket Spectacular Benefit Dinner and Auction 2018: Saturday, February 3, 2017.
    Mark your calendar--you won’t want to miss it! Our theme this year is “That’s
    Amore”. Join us as we experience Italy.

SPRING BREAK 2020 TRIP TO GREECE AND ITALY: Spend Spring Break 2020 in
Greece and Italy! Dr. Wieland and Mrs. Conway will be taking students (moms
welcome, too) to Greece and Italy for Spring Break 2020. Interested? Attend a trip
interest meeting on Monday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 9, at 4:30
p.m. (before parent-teacher-student conferences) The meetings will be held in Room
304. Parents and students are both encouraged to attend! An early registration
discount is available until November 1, 2018, so don’t delay! If you can’t make the
meeting, but want information, let us know ASAP! Contact DR WIELAND or MRS
CONWAY if you have any questions.
ROSE AWARD NOMINATIONS: The Rose Award is a $5,000 grant endowed by an
anonymous donor to recognize an Assumption employee who serves as a role model
and is a positive influence in our community. Alums, students, current and past parents
are invited to nominate a current administrator, faculty, or staff member who has made
a significant difference in their lives. Past winners are: Katie Caswell, Cindi Baughman,
Kelly Kirwan, Kathy Fleischer, Mary Pat Sexton, Dawn Deweese, Angela Lincoln,
Rebecca Pate, Barry Hayworth, Jackie Metry, Beth Hicks, Doug Sumey, Sally Craven,
Mary Margaret Ralph and Judy Ribar. These individuals cannot win again. The
nomination form is available on our website at:THE ROSE AWARD
NOMINATION . Nominations are due by Friday, October 26 and must include a
detailed description (three paragraph minimum) supporting your nomination. The award
will be presented at the Thanksgiving Celebration on Tuesday, November 20. If
chosen, your nomination submission may be read at the prayer service.
Sincerely,
Martha Tedesco
Principal

September 21, 2018
Dear Parents,
On “Wellness Wednesdays” at Assumption, we take five minutes for a mindful moment
at 11:25 a.m. We use this time to practice mindfulness and to expose our students to
different ways to be mindful. At times we also use these minutes to mindfully reflect
upon important topics that are affecting our community. This week, Mrs. Lang and I
took this time to ask our community to be mindful about a topic that has profoundly
impacted many of us emotionally and spiritually as Catholics: the unfolding scandal of
the sexual abuse of children by priests that most recently came to light again in
Pennsylvania. We believe that all of us who attend or work in a Catholic school,
whether we are Catholic or not, grapple with the Catholic Church and faith during
troubling times like this. As a Catholic school community, we felt that it was important
for us to share a brief message about this with our students.
Our campus minister, Mary Ann Steutermann, recently had an article published in The
Record, the local archdiocesan newspaper, on this topic. Guided by many of Mrs.
Steutermann’s words, we talked with your daughters about the difference between our
Catholic faith and our Catholic institution, the importance of not judging all priests based
on the unspeakable actions of some, the many things that the Catholic church still does
very well such as being one of the strongest voices for social justice in the world, and,
most importantly, how it is right to be angry and hurt but it is also right to speak up, like
Mrs. Steutermann did in her published article. We, as the community of Assumption
High School, are proud of our Catholic identity despite the problems in the institution
because the core of the Catholic faith remains powerful and life affirming. We are a
community where faith guides….and it is this Catholic faith that will continue to guide us
through this moment in the Catholic church and all moments in our community that may
be difficult.
To see Mrs. Steutermann’s article entitled “Why I Remain Catholic,” please click on this
link: Why I Remain Catholic by Mary Ann Steutermann
CALENDAR NOTES:

•   WALK FOR ASSUMPTION: The Walk for Assumption will be held on Friday,
    September 28. Arrival time for the Walk is 9:05 a.m., and we will dismiss at 11:30
    a.m. The building will not open until 8:15 a.m., and after-school supervision will not
    be provided on this day. Please make arrangements for your daughter to be
    dropped off after 8:15 a.m. and picked up by 11:45 a.m.
•   MERCY DAY CELEBRATION: On Monday, September 24, we join schools
    across the country who are sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy to celebrate our
    common identity and mission. At our assembly, we will celebrate the different ways
    that we make mercy real as individuals and as a community. Additionally, we will
    award two alumnae with “Who Will Tell the Story?” medals to honor their special
contributions in living out the values of the Sisters of Mercy, and we will also
    highlight the Sisters’ critical concern of nonviolence. We welcome you to join us at
    10:15 a.m. in the gym for this special celebration.

CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   PARENT PRAYER: The Parent Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning from
    8:15-8:45 a.m. in Assumption’s chapel. If you are unable to attend but would like the
    group 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.

CARPOOL LINE: Parents, thank you so much for your help in making the carpool line
move as smoothly as possible by pulling all the way up to the car in front of you before
stopping. You may have noticed our ambassador encouraging your daughter to exit
your vehicle as soon as it stops, and that really helps move the line along. Also, please
help your daughter be ready to exit the car as soon as you stop in the carpool line
anywhere between the two crosswalks—the first one where an administrator with a stop
sign helps the girls cross safely from the main parking lot and the second one near the
entrance to the CAC where there is a student with a stop sign helping with the flow of
people and vehicles. Students may enter the building via the doors at the Arts and
Sciences wing or the CAC. Thank you very much for your assistance!
REMINDER ABOUT DELIVERIES: In an effort to teach our students about being
accountable for their own belongings as well as to limit the number of visitors to school
during the day and effectively monitor those visitors coming into the school, we have a
policy that does NOT allow for student deliveries. Parents – please do not bring items
(lunches, homework, bake sale items, sports equipment, food for meetings,
presentations, papers, etc.) to school to drop off for your daughters. Our main office
staff and athletic office staff have been instructed not to accept those deliveries. Thank
you for your cooperation with these efforts.
WALK FOR ASSUMPTION: On Friday, September 28, we will hold our 36th annual
Walk for Assumption, an event to which our students make contributions to support
financial assistance at Assumption. This year’s theme chosen by the students is “A
Walk on the Red Carpet”. In order to participate in the Walk for Assumption, students
must sell a minimum of three Rocket Raffle tickets and turn in a signed Walk permission
form. Tickets cost $25 each, and the purchaser is entered into a drawing for $20,000,
which will take place at our Rocket Spectacular on Saturday, February 2, 2019. If the
school reaches our goal of 2,710 tickets sold, not only will we have an amazing Walk for
Assumption, but students will earn the day off from school on the Friday, March 29,
2019, the Friday before spring break! We are encouraging the girls to reach out not
only to their parents but to other people in their lives who would like the opportunity to
support her and the community of Assumption through the Walk and the Rocket
Raffle. We hope that over the next week you will help your daughter brainstorm ways
that she can sell her tickets to help support financial aid and to make the Walk a
success!
Collections of the students’ contributions will continue to take place at lunches the week
of Monday, September 24. The deadline for collection is Wednesday, September
26, at 1:30 p.m.
Walk collection/Walk permission forms for sophomores, juniors, and
seniors: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors should turn in their three Rocket Raffle
tickets and a signed permission slip by Wednesday, September 26, in order to
participate in the Walk. The first three Rocket Raffle tickets and permission slip must be
turned in together. Students may continue to turn in Rocket Raffle tickets up until the
deadline in order to support our efforts.
Walk collections/Walk and Sleepover permission forms for freshmen and Walk
Sleepover: On Thursday, September 27, freshmen are invited to a Walk Sleepover in
the gym. The cost of the Walk Sleepover is $5. In order to participate, freshmen need to
turn in their Walk permission slip, sleepover permission slip, a minimum of three
Rocket Raffle tickets, and $5. The two signed permission slips, tickets, and $5 are due
by the end of lunches on Wednesday, September 26. All freshmen are asked to turn in
both permission slips even if a freshman is not planning to attend the sleepover.
Freshmen should arrive for the sleepover between 8:00-8:30 p.m. and enter through the
doors at the gym lobby. Please contact DAWN DEWEESE or THERESA
SCHUHMANN if you have any questions about the Freshman Walk Sleepover. Pick up
time on Friday, September 28, will be 11:30 a.m.
Walk/Sleepover Permission Forms
For the safety of our students, to participate in the walk each student must turn in a
Walk Permission form signed by her guardian. A student may not sign the form on
behalf of their guardian; a signature on a check is not a substitute for a signature on a
form. Guardian signatures are only valid on the AHS Walk Permission form/s.
ACADEMIC BANQUET: The deadline to RSVP for Academic Banquet was Monday,
September 17. We are unable to accommodate any additional reservations.
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.
PARENT/TEACHER/STUDENT CONFERENCES: Conferences are scheduled
for Tuesday, October 9, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in order to give students and parents the
opportunity to meet with teachers about students’ progress. All parents are invited to
attend, but parents of students with a D or F in in a class or classes as of October
9, the date of the conferences, are required to attend. Our next official grade update
will be on Monday, October 1. We recommend, however, that you check your
daughter’s grades on PowerSchool between October 2 and October 9 to make plans to
attend if needed. No appointment is necessary. If you have any questions that cannot
be addressed at parent/teacher/student conferences, please contact your daughter’s
dean – JUDY FIELDHOUSE (students whose last names begin with A-K) or THERESA
SCHUHMANN (students whose last names begin with L-Z)
ROCKETTIME PREVENTION PROGRAM: During RocketTime on September 21,
students will view a prevention-themed video made by Capt. Mike Halbleib. As the
father of two Assumption students, he has a passion for helping students and parents
through his law enforcement expertise. We invite parents to view the video so that they
may discuss the prevention lessons at home with their daughter so that we may all work
collaboratively to help our girls make safe choices. A link to the video is available on
the Rocket Parent Network page of the Assumption website: PREVENTION VIDEO
NOTE FROM ATHLETICS: WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS: A current, complete
physical is required to try out and participate in any Assumption sport. Documentation
can be found here: KHSAA Physical. Please note: two parent and two student
signatures are required on this form for it to be considered complete. In addition, an
athletic fee of $150 is required for participation. If you have questions, please contact
the Athletic Office at 271-2555 or CHRISTY HULSWEDE . Please be sure to check
your weekly Rocket Rundown for updates to these tryout dates and times as well as
upcoming sporting events.

•   Swim Tryouts will be on October 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and October 2 from 7:00-
    9:00 p.m. at St. Xavier High School pool.
•   Basketball Tryouts will be held October 15 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. and October
    16 from 3:30–6:00 p.m. in the AHS gym.
•   Archery Tryouts will be held on October 17 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Highland Hall
    (formerly American Legion) across the street from school. Students with last names
    starting with A-K will try out from 6-7 p.m., and students with last names starting with
    L-Z will try out from 7-8 p.m.

TESTING DAY FOR SENIORS: Since seniors are not involved in taking standardized
tests on Testing Day, Wednesday, October 10, they are excused from coming to
school on this day. We strongly encourage seniors to use this day for making college
visits. Since Thursday and Friday of that week, and Monday of the following week, are
Fall Break days, this is a great opportunity of make a visit to an out-of-town college.
ACT FOR THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Any junior applying for the
Governor’s Scholars Program, and who wishes to use her ACT score as part of that
application process, has one more opportunity to take the ACT on October
27. Students can register for the test through Friday, September 28, without paying a
late fee; however, students who register after that date can pay a late fee through
October 14 and register for the October administration. Students will be hearing initial
information about the application process from Kelly Kirwan via email next week and in
class meetings in the next week or so. More thorough informational meetings will be
held in late September/early October. Please encourage your daughter to check her
email carefully about these upcoming meetings.
AHS TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivia Night is back on Saturday, October 20, in the AHS
Gym. Assemble a team of your most knowledgeable friends, challenge your rivals, and
compete for gift cards, door prizes, and, of course, bragging rights! Doors open at 5:30
p.m. We will have snacks and drinks. The cost is $10 per person, but teams of six or
more get one person free. The maximum team size is eight. Reserve a spot for your
team or send any questions by email to LIZ BENDER. All proceeds support the AHS
Speech and Debate Team. Thank you for helping us get the word out. We look forward
to seeing you there!
ROCKET PARENT NETWORK: This is your last chance to join the Rocket Parent
Network and/or order a directory. The Rocket Parent Network is a trustworthy group of
Assumption parents united to providing a drug- and alcohol-free social environment for
teens. Parents commit to chaperoning their daughters and their friends to be sure that
alcohol and drugs are not used while at their home. Membership dues are $10 per year,
or $30 for four years. A directory is free in a parent's first year of membership and may
be purchased for $5 per year in subsequent years. If you would like to join the RPN,
please visit this website: ROCKET PARENT NETWORK for a membership form. If
you would like to order a parent directory, please contact Kim Steinke at 458-9551 ext.
2539 or by e-mail at KIM STEINKE.
 MOTHER-DAUGHTER BUNCO: Save the date! Mother-Daughter Bunco Night is
scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. All moms and
daughters are invited. Cost is $5 a couple. There will be snacks and prizes. Please
contact DAWN DEWEESE for more information.
ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS:

•   Walk for Assumption AND Rocket Raffle –We are off to a great start with Rocket
    Raffle ticket sales! There are great incentives the students are working hard to earn.
    Our school-wide goal is 2,710 tickets; if it’s reached the students will earn the Friday
    off before Spring Break! Each student must sell three Rocket Raffle tickets to
    participate in the walk on Friday, September 29. Tickets can be purchased online by
    using this link: https://one.bidpal.net/redcarpet/welcome Please share with your
    family and friends. Who wouldn’t like the chance to win $20,000 cash?
•   Walk for Assumption Rocket Raffle Ticket Collections – Students have been
    asked to turn in their sold Rocket Raffle tickets each day in the cafeteria from
    Monday, September 17 – Wednesday, September 26. Information on sold online
    tickets is also available during lunch periods. There are APO parents ready to help
    students with all ticket questions.
•   Rocket Spectacular Decoration Committee – Interested in sharing your talents
    and having fun meeting other AHS parents? Join us for our next decoration meeting
    and work session as we plan our Italian theme, “That’s Amore”. Contact Bonnie
    Adams at bonnieindy@yahoo.com or Tricia Ferree at TFerree@varsity.com for more
    information.
•   Rocket Spectacular Donation Committee – Interested in helping solicit donations
    for the largest AHS fundraiser? We can use your helping to secure great items for
    our guests to bid on. To join the team, contact Laura Matis
    at lauramatis@yahoo.com or Tammi Dierken at tammid@twc.com

ALUMNAE, FACULTY, AND STAFF ART SHOW: Assumption alumnae are invited to
submit artwork, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, graphic design, and much
more for the first ever Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Art Show. Artwork will be on display
in Assumption’s Rose Theater from October 16-31. Individuals are welcome to come
view the artwork Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Alumnae interested in
submitting a piece should drop off their artwork the week of October 1-5. Anyone with
questions should contact LAUREL GRANDINETTI.
SEPTEMBER VAN/BUS SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE GREEN:
Please see the September bus/van schedule below for days and times transportation is
available to the Green.

                                            Practice or game before
SEPTEMBER date     Time bus leaves school                               Sport and level
                                            5:00 p.m.
Monday       24    3:05 (van)               Practice                    Field Hockey
Tuesday      25    3:30 (van)               SC practice/SB open field   Soccer/Softball
Wednesday    26    4:00 (bus)               game                        Field Hockey - Frosh
Thursday     27    3:30 (van)               SB open field               Softball
Friday       28    No bus/van               No events

ROCKET NIGHT: Volleyball Rocket Night is on Tuesday, September 25, with
freshmen playing at 5:30, JV at 6:30, and varsity at 7:30 p.m. vs Notre Dame. All grade
school students and alumnae will receive FREE admission, and FREE limited-edition t-
shirts will be given out to the first 150 future Rockets or alumnae at each night. For
more information, click here.
DISCOVER ASSUMPTION DAY: On Sunday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m., we will host
Discover Assumption Day for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade prospective
parents. Please let all future Rocket parents know that we would love to see them on
this fun afternoon of “discovering” all that Assumption has to offer. For more information
and registration, click here or contact ELISABETH CASSADY.
SPRING BREAK 2020 TRIP TO GREECE AND ITALY: Spend Spring Break 2020 in
Greece and Italy! Dr. Wieland and Mrs. Conway will be taking students (moms
welcome, too) to Greece and Italy for Spring Break 2020. Interested? Attend a trip
interest meeting on Monday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. or Tuesday, October 9, at 4:30
p.m. (before parent-teacher-student conferences) The meetings will be held in Room
304. Parents and students are both encouraged to attend! An early registration
discount is available until November 1, 2018, so don’t delay! If you can’t make the
meeting, but want information, let us know ASAP! Contact DR WIELAND or MRS
CONWAY if you have any questions.
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

September 14, 2018
Dear Parents,
We are excited to announce that senior Emma Bartley has been recognized by the
National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a National Merit Semifinalist and has scored
a perfect 36 on the ACT. Additionally, seniors Lydia Cardwell and Rachel
Woods have been named National Merit Commended students for their excellent
scores on the PSAT as well. We are so proud of the academic achievement of these
students!
Today we held our annual Walk for Assumption kick-off assembly and talked to your
daughters about the importance of financial aid. We reminded them that participating in
the walk is one way they can help secure the future of AHS by contributing to our
financial aid funds. We also reminded them that we all have a responsibility to look to
the future of our school. We charged them with helping secure our future by being an
advocate for Assumption in their own communities. As we prepare to recruit the future
members of the Class of 2023, we shared with them our latest video that we are
showing on our grade school recruitment visits. It is a video that our recruitment team
members took part in filming – a true collaborative student effort! The video will be
shared with our entire AHS community via Facebook today. We welcome you to view
the video and, like your daughters, share with prospective students and their families
your love for Assumption. Our entire community has a hand in building the Class of
2023, and we can’t wait to see what our future holds!
ASSUMPTION RECRUITMENT VIDEO
CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   MERCY DAY CELEBRATION: On Monday, September 24, we join schools across
    the country who are sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy to celebrate our common
    identity and mission. At our assembly, we will celebrate the different ways that we
    make mercy real as individuals and as a community. Additionally, we will award two
    alumnae with “Who Will Tell the Story?” medals to honor their special contributions
    in living out the values of the Sisters of Mercy, and we will also highlight the Sisters’
    critical concern of nonviolence. We welcome you to join us at 10:15 a.m. in the gym
    for this special celebration.

•   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!

•   PARENT PRAYER: The Parent Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning from
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. in Assumption’s chapel. 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.
WALK FOR ASSUMPTION: On Friday, September 28, we will hold our 36th annual
Walk for Assumption, an event to which our students make contributions to support
financial assistance at Assumption. This year’s theme chosen by the students is “A
Walk on the Red Carpet”. In order to participate in the Walk for Assumption, students
must sell a minimum of three Rocket Raffle tickets and turn in a signed Walk permission
form. Tickets cost $25 each, and the purchaser is entered into a drawing for $20,000,
which will take place at our Rocket Spectacular on Saturday, February 2, 2019. If the
school reaches our goal of 2,710 tickets sold, not only will we have an amazing Walk for
Assumption, but students will earn the day off from school on the Friday, March 29,
2019, the Friday before spring break! We are encouraging the girls to reach out not
only to their parents but to other people in their lives who would like the opportunity to
support her and the community of Assumption through the Walk and the Rocket
Raffle. We hope that over the next week you will help your daughter brainstorm ways
that she can sell her tickets to help support financial aid and to make the Walk a
success!
Collections of the students’ contributions will take place at lunches the weeks
of Monday, September 17, and Monday, September 24. The deadline for collection
is Wednesday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m.
Walk collection/Walk permission forms for sophomores, juniors, and
seniors: Sophomores, juniors, and seniors should turn in their three Rocket Raffle
tickets and a signed permission slip by Wednesday, September 26, in order to
participate in the Walk. The first three Rocket Raffle tickets and permission slip must be
turned in together. Students may continue to turn in Rocket Raffle tickets up until the
deadline in order to support our efforts.
Walk collections/Walk and Sleepover permission forms for freshmen and Walk
Sleepover: On Thursday, September 27, freshmen are invited to a Walk Sleepover in
the gym. The cost of the Walk Sleepover is $5. In order to participate, freshmen need to
turn in their Walk permission slip, sleepover permission slip, a minimum of three Rocket
Raffle tickets, and $5. The two signed permission slips, tickets, and $5 are due by the
end of lunches on Wednesday, September 26. All freshmen are asked to turn in both
permission slips even if a freshman is not planning to attend the sleepover. Freshmen
should arrive for the sleepover between 8:00-8:30 p.m. and enter through the doors at
the gym lobby. Please contact DAWN DEWEESE or THERESA SCHUHMANN if you
have any questions about the Freshman Walk Sleepover. Pick up time on
Friday, September 28, will be 11:30 a.m.
Walk/Sleepover Permission Forms
For the safety of our students, to participate in the walk each student must turn in a
Walk Permission form signed by her guardian. A student may not sign the form on
behalf of their guardian, and a check on signature is not a substitute for a signature on a
form. Guardian signatures are only valid on the AHS Walk Permission form/s.
CLUB INTRO WEEK FOLLOW-UP: We hope your daughter took advantage of the
opportunity to explore what our clubs have to offer, to talk with current club members,
and to write down upcoming club meeting dates during Club Introduction week and our
club introductory meetings this past week. We encourage you to ask her about the
clubs that interest her this weekend—you may even ask her which club meetings she
attended during PM RocketTime on Tuesday and Thursday. Information on clubs can
be found in our STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK. We also encourage students to look
for club meeting dates via our RocketTime Club and Co-Curricular LMS page, as well
as on our PowerSchool LMS club pages on which club moderators will post club
information.
BLOODMOBILE: On Monday, September 17, and Tuesday, September 18, the
National Honor Society will be hosting the Bloodmobile sponsored by the Red Cross
from 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. at Assumption. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to give.
Parents, please ask your daughter if she is signed up to give. If she is, please make
sure that she eats a good dinner the night before and a good breakfast the morning
prior to her donation. The Red Cross also recommends that donors drink a lot of water
to stay hydrated both before and after donating. In the past, we have had some
openings available and would like to invite parents to donate. If you would like to donate
on behalf of Assumption on September 17 or 18, please
email Kelly.Kirwan@ahsrockets.org by Friday, September 14, and she can provide you
with times that are available. If you have never given blood, this is a wonderful way that
you can make a difference. In advance, thank you for considering!
ACADEMIC BANQUET: The annual Academic Banquet is Sunday, September 30, at
the Crowne Plaza. RSVPs are due Monday, September 17. If you have any
questions, please contact KATHY FLEISCHER.
ROCKET PARENT NETWORK: This is your last chance to join the Rocket Parent
Network and/or order a directory. The Rocket Parent Network is a trustworthy group of
Assumption parents united to providing a drug and alcohol free social environment for
teens. Parents commit to chaperoning their daughters and their friends to be sure that
alcohol and drugs are not used while at their home. Membership dues are $10 per year,
or $30 for four years. A directory is free in a parent's first year of membership and may
be purchased for $5 per year in subsequent years. If you would like to join the RPN,
please visit this website: ROCKET PARENT NETWORK for a membership form. If
you would like to order a parent directory, please contact Kim Steinke at 458-9551 ext.
2539 or by e-mail at KIM STEINKE.
MOTHER-DAUGHTER BUNCO: Save the date! Mother-Daughter Bunco Night is
scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. All moms and
daughters are invited. Cost is $5 a couple. There will be snacks and prizes. Please
contact DAWN DEWEESE for more information.
 ASSUMPTION PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) NEWS:

•   Walk for Assumption AND Rocket Raffle – It’s here! Today was Walk kick-off
    day! The girls are gearing up for the Walk, which will take place on Friday,
    September 28. Today, your daughter received three tickets to sell to participate in
    the Walk. Each ticket is $25.00 per chance to win $20,000. Students can sell paper
    tickets or they can also sell tickets online. Please ask her about the exciting
    incentives she can take part in. Additional tickets are available in the Advancement
    Office. All proceeds benefit the financial needs of our students.

MOTHER DAUGHTER ALUMNAE RETREAT: Assumption alumnae are invited to
bring their mother or daughter to the 2nd annual Mother Daughter Alumnae Retreat
on Saturday, September 22, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Mount St. Francis
Retreat Center. All participants must be 18 years or older. To help with planning
purposes, all attendees should RSVP by Monday, September 17 by clicking here.
Registration is $25 per person and covers retreat materials and lunch. Please send your
registration fee to Assumption to the attention of Gail King before September
17. Checks should be made out to Assumption High School. Anyone with questions
should contact ABBY BLANDFORD.
ALUMNAE, FACULTY, AND STAFF ART SHOW: Assumption alumnae are invited to
submit artwork including drawings, paintings, sculptures, graphic design, and much
more for the first ever Alumnae, Faculty, and Staff Art Show. Artwork will be on display
in Assumption’s Rose Theater from October 16-31. Individuals are welcome to come
view the artwork Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Alumnae interested in
submitting a piece should drop off their artwork the week of October 1-5. Anyone with
questions should contact LAUREL GRANDINETTI.
REQUESTS FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES: If your daughter needs to miss school for a
reason that is not medically related, the absence must be approved in advance for it to
be excused and make-up work completed. Requests for driver’s testing, college visits,
participation in club sports or other activities, etc., need to be made in writing and
received at least a week ahead of time if at all possible. Your daughter may bring your
written note to the attendance office or you may email your request
to attendance@ahsrockets.org (as long as you are making the request in advance).
Please do not contact your daughter's teachers directly to ask them to excuse her from
class because absences must be approved by the administration and not individual
teachers.
REQUESTS FROM THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE/HEALTH ROOM:

•   EARLY DISMISSALS: If you know when your daughter comes to school in the
    morning that she has a medical appointment during the school day that will require
    her to leave school, please send a note requesting the early dismissal with your
    daughter that morning and have her bring it to the attendance office before If you are
    making an appointment for your daughter after she leaves for school in the morning,
    please email Mrs. Burnam or call her in the attendance office to let her know AND
    tell your daughter to stop by to see Mrs. Burnam between classes to get information
    about the appointment and an early dismissal slip.
•   GOING HOME SICK: If your daughter emails or otherwise contacts you during the
    school day to tell you that she needs to come home sick, please tell her to see Mrs.
    Burnam in the health room/attendance office before you jump in the car to come get
    her. Mrs. Burnam is a fully licensed RN who can assess your daughter's health
    situation and consult with her to determine if she does, indeed, need to leave school
    because she is ill. If this is the case, Mrs. Burnam will then contact you to come to
    school and pick up your daughter. She can also advise parents, based upon her
    professional analysis, if the student's condition seems to be worthy of a doctor’s
    visit.
The unannounced pickups mentioned above require Mrs. Burnam to leave the
attendance office/health room to find students, and we simply do not have a surplus
of office staff to cover the attendance office/health room in her absence. More
importantly, when she has to leave the health room/attendance office unattended, other
students who need her services are unable to get them. Thank you in advance for your
help with these issues--you are helping us make sure that the health needs of all our
students are being met.
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.
SEPTEMBER VAN/BUS SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO THE
GREEN: Please see the September bus/van schedule below for days and times
transportation is available to the Green.

SEPTEMBER   date   Time bus leaves school   Practice or game before 5:00pm   Sport and level
Monday      17     3:30 (van)               SB open field                    Softball
Tuesday     18     3:30 (van)               SB open field                    Softball
Wednesday   19     No bus/van               Late practices and games
Thursday    20     3:30 (van)               SB open field                    Softball
Friday      21     No bus/van
Monday      24     3:05 (van)               Practice                         Field Hockey
Tuesday     25     3:30 (van)               SC practice/SB open field        Soccer/Softball
Wednesday   26     4:00 (bus)               game                             Field Hockey - Frosh
Thursday    27     3:30 (van)               SB open field                    Softball
Friday      28     No bus/van               No events

ROCKET NIGHTS: There will be two Rocket Nights to celebrate past, present, and
future Rockets this fall. Soccer Rocket Night is on Wednesday, September 19, at
the Assumption Green. JV plays at 6:00 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. vs West
Jessamine. The Volleyball Rocket Night is on Tuesday, September 25, with
freshmen playing at 5:30, JV at 6:30, and varsity at 7:30 p.m. vs Notre Dame. All grade
school students and alumnae will receive FREE admission, and FREE limited-edition t-
shirts will be given out to the first 150 future Rockets or alumnae at each night. For
more information, click here.
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

September 7, 2018
Dear Parents,
September has arrived, and school is in full swing! Students have been busy this past
week studying for first tests, playing in and attending various sporting events, beginning
rehearsal for the fall musical, and participating in the first senior and sophomore retreats
of the year. We are so proud of the hard work that our girls have shown as they have
participated in activities to expand their mind, body, and spirit!
CALENDAR NOTES:

•   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!

•   GRANDPARENTS DAY: This holiday is celebrated nationally each year on
    September 11, but at Assumption, we celebrate it in a special way in
    October. Please invite all grandparents – and the whole family – to mark their
    calendars for Assumption’s Grandparents Mass on Sunday, October 21, at 2:00
    p.m. at St. Raphael Church.

CALENDAR CHANGES: We want to make you aware of the following changes that
have occurred on the calendar since the student planner was printed and the website
calendar was published. We have shared this list with your daughters and encouraged
them to make these changes in their school planner.

•   RPN Mother-Daughter Bunco has been moved from October 8 to October 9.
•   All School Semi-Formal Dance/Junior Prom has been moved from November 17
    to February 16.
•   Student Leader Winter Workshop has been added to January 15 from 12:30-4:00.
•   Junior Practice ACT has been moved from January 14 to February 1 (12:25
    dismissal day).
•   Seniors – The Hunting Ground has been added to February 1 (12:25 dismissal
    day).
•   National ACT for Juniors has been moved from February 19 to April 24.
•   College Scholarship Info Night has been moved from March 7 to March 6.
•   ACTS Agency Fair has been added to April 23 (Locker Break + RocketTime).
•   ACTS Prayer Service has been added to March 19 from 10:35-11:20 (last 20
    minutes of H block, along with Locker Break and RT).
CAMPUS MINISTRY:

•   PARENT PRAYER: The Parent Prayer group meets each Tuesday morning from
    8:15 – 8:45 a.m. in Assumption’s chapel. 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.

REQUESTS FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES: If your daughter needs to miss school for a
reason that is not medically related, the absence must be approved in advance for it to
be excused and make-up work completed. Requests for driver’s testing, college visits,
participation in club sports or other activities, etc., need to be made in writing and
received at least a week ahead of time if at all possible. Your daughter may bring your
written note to the attendance office or you may email your request
to attendance@ahsrockets.org (as long as you are making the request in advance).
Please do not contact your daughter's teachers directly to ask them to excuse her from
class because absences must be approved by the administration and not individual
teachers.
REQUESTS FROM THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE/HEALTH ROOM:

•   EARLY DISMISSALS: If you know when your daughter comes to school in the
    morning that she has a medical appointment during the school day that will require
    her to leave school, please send a note requesting the early dismissal with your
    daughter that morning and have her bring it to the attendance office before If you are
    making an appointment for your daughter after she leaves for school in the morning,
    please email Mrs. Burnam or call her in the attendance office to let her know AND
    tell your daughter to stop by to see Mrs. Burnam between classes to get information
    about the appointment and an early dismissal slip.
•   GOING HOME SICK: If your daughter emails or otherwise contacts you during the
    school day to tell you that she needs to come home sick, please tell her to see Mrs.
    Burnam in the health room/attendance office before you jump in the car to come get
    her. Mrs. Burnam is a fully licensed RN who can assess your daughter's health
    situation and consult with her to determine if she does, indeed, need to leave school
    because she is ill. If this is the case, Mrs. Burnam will then contact you to come to
    school and pick up your daughter. She can also advise parents, based upon her
    professional analysis, if the student's condition seems to be worthy of a doctor’s
    visit.

The unannounced pickups mentioned above require Mrs. Burnam to leave the
attendance office/health room to find students, and we simply do not have a surplus
of office staff to cover the attendance office/health room in her absence. More
importantly, when she has to leave the health room/attendance office unattended, other
students who need her services are unable to get them. Thank you in advance for your
help with these issues--you are helping us make sure that the health needs of all our
students are being met.
KEES (Kentucky Educational Excellence Scholarship) GPA: Parents receiving
KEES reports from the KHEAA may notice a difference in the GPA reported on their
daughter’s KEES Scholarship report verses the Assumption High School student
transcript mailed home to you in July. KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance
Authority) and the state of Kentucky use a different GPA scale than Assumption High
School; therefore, when calculating your daughter’s GPA for her KEES scholarship
money, you will need to use whole numbers for all calculations:
A+, A, and A- = 4.0
B+, B, and B- = 3.0
C+, C, and C- = 2.0
D+, D, and D- = 1.0
F=0
Please refer to the KHEAA website for more information at KHEAA WEBSITE. Detailed
explanations of Assumption’s GPA, grading scale, quality points, and weighted GPA
information may be found on page 51 of the STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOK. You
may also contact our registrar KATHY FLEISCHER regarding any questions about your
daughter’s transcript.
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
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