Welcome to Room 206! View Student Council activities on the Student Council Page.
Mr. Sengstock is the 8th Grade homeroom teacher for Room 206.
May 10, 2019 was a beautiful day to visit the Lincoln sites in Springfield, Illinois.
Lincoln's Tomb and his house.
The obelisk atop the Tomb and a bronze of the statue in the Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln's Tomb and rubbing Lincoln's nose for luck
Outside the Tomb, inside the Capitol
Inside the Capitol
Grandparents' Day, May 3, 2019. Our last one!
On Monday, April 29, 2019, 8th grade students took a field trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie. This trip is the culmination of a semester-long unit on the Holocaust. Students heard a survivor speak about her experiences in Kiev, Ukraine. Pictures are in this blog.
8th graders are getting ready for the Triduum Prayer Service. Here are three view of practice.
8th graders had their graduation pictures taken in February. Presumably, the boys were looking equally great!
8th graders on Mismatched Clothing and Crazy Hair Day! 8th grade won the Volleyball games 2-1/
Student Council has been gathering gifts for the Christmas Angel Project.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition lasted 863 days and traveled 7,689 miles. This week, the 8th grade mapped this epic voyage.
We knew it would happen–the temperature dropped and lunch recess was very chilly!
The 8th graders at Ascension took a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago on October 11, 2018.. More on Ms. Grimm's page
Last Friday in September, First Dance of the year 9/28/2018
Phase 1 - Before the lights go down...
Phase 2 - Let the Music Play
Getting ready for the first dance of the year
Our Student Council Activity Director organizes the final batch of permission slips. 9/28/2018
Gold in September - a fantastic charity
Ascension Student Council sells lollipops and raises a hearty sum for childhood cancer research. 9/28/2018
Prepping for a History Test
Notes and flashcards and study guides (oh, my!). 9/27/2018
It's called Test Hair. 10/1/2018
Look who finally saw Hamilton!
Thank you for a memorable night, Class of 2018. What a wonderful gift! 9/27/2018
**The 8th Grade goes to Irons Oaks**
Objective: Team Building and High Ropes Course
On Friday, September 7, the Class of 2019 arrived for a 10 hour day of outdoor activities to enhance leadership training and problem solving skills outside of the classroom. On the ropes course, in harnesses and helmets, students conquered different challenges, explored new horizons, took risks, and pushed themselves to new levels. 9/7/2018
Step 1: Arrival
By the dawn's early light...
Step 2: Delay
When the bus is tardy ,we entertain ourselves with games & conversation.
Step 3: Terra Firma
Half of our day involved working as teams to tackle tasks involving collaboration, cooperation, trial & error, and critical thinking skills.
Step 4: Reach for the sky
Owning the Course...
Step 5: Back to Earth.
The Activity Director Directs an Activity
Linnea purports to manage our History Class as students arrive. 9/6/2018
If it's August there will be ice cream.
Members of the Class of 2019 will sell lots of ice cream to help cover the cost of this year's field trips. 8/31/2018
Love, Kindness, Respect, and Service
Ascension School ended August with an afternoon prayer service. Our inaugural gathering included a food drive for our friends at St. Martin de Porres.. 8/31/2018
Ascension's Class of 2019: Sharing, Gathering, Carrying
Designing Boats to make Pennies Float
Ascension's 8th graders wound down the month of August experimenting with foil, pennies, and water. How many pennies will each boat hold? 8/30/2018
Step 1: Craft your watercraft
Step 2: Float your boat
Step 3: Record your data
Our 8th grade students have a variety of ways to use our expansive green space during lunch recess.. 8/27/2018
It's only the second full day of school and we already have HOMEWORK?!
Yes, yes we do... Cue maniacal teacher laugh.
Make sure you're defining federalism and not feudalism.
At least I gave you time to start the assignment in class, right?
Ascension's Class of 2019 - As 8th grade begins...
Here are some pictures of our freshly minted 8th graders during their last first day of school at Ascension. 8/20/2018
Must use magnets, not tape,
Need to have that scrap book for Mrs. Vainisi.
Negotiating the stubborn locker shelves, one last time.
Catching up with friends.
Ascension's Class of 2019 - As 7th grade ends...
The new school year is off to a great start, and our 8th graders are gearing up for a memorable final year together. Here they are in the final days of 7th grade, enjoying their status as the oldest students in the building. June 2018
Ending our History Class in tasty fashion.
Getting Ready to deliver election speeches as Student Council candidates.
Checking out the view from the lectern.
Stand and Deliver.
Nothing quite like the last day of school.
At last - on to summer vacation.