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Preparing for Pack the Place and Spreading School Spirit

Ascension's 8th grade girls are preparing for their last Pack the Place.  Players and fans alike spent time during lunch making posters to decorate the gym and unite around the teams.  Join us in cheering on the Chargers this Friday, January 19, in the Ascension gym.  The games begin at 5 pm. 1/17/2018   1/18/2018


Ascension's 18th Annual Geography Bee - Ella Reigns

Which ocean includes Nikumaroro Island?  Ella knows, and her answer  (the Pacific Ocean) helped propel her to victory in Ascension's annual Geography Bee.  Ella will now take a state qualifying exam in her quest to compete in the State Competition.  Congratulations, and best wishes, Ella!! 1/16/2018


Christmas time with our Buddies

'Twas the week before Christmas break,  and our 8th grade visited our 1st grade buddies.  Together, we made Christmas cards for our valued Ascension staff and read Christmas stories. 12/18/2017



Prologue to the Gospel of John

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God....

In December, Father Hurlbert encouraged our 8th grade students to memorize and recite the Prologue to the Gospel of John.  Our class had two students achieve this impressive feat, and Father Hurlbert presented each with a framed Latin text of the Prologue.  Thanks, Father! 12/13/2017



Ascension goes to the Nutcracker!

Ascension students were treated to a live performance of the Nutcracker at Dominican University.  Our 8th grade students sat with their 1st grade buddies and enjoyed a Grade A performance. 12/11/2017



Learning About Our Lady of Guadalupe

After an insightful lesson from Father Hurlbert, 8th graders pose with his picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 12/6/2017

Preparing for Advent and Christmas

After a lesson from Father Hurlbert, Ascension 8th graders assembled and decorated the Room 206 Christmas Tree. 12/1/2017


Readers are Leaders

Our Student Council President uses the final minutes of the day to wrap up an exciting passage in To Kill a Mockingbird. 11/15/2017


A Special Tour of Our Church

Father Hurlbert works with Ascension's Class of 2018 on a weekly basis.  In November, our class journeyed to Church and learned about the paintings in the Dome, features of the Altar, and the spiritual messages in the stained glass windows.  11/15/2017


Buddy Bingo - An Ascension Halloween Tradition

8th grade students hosted their first grade buddies from Ms. Rippin's 1st grade for three fun rounds of Buddy Bingo.  A good time, and candy, was had by all.  Thanks to Home and School for organizing this memorable event. 10/31/2017


Halloween Fun

While studying the War of 1812, Ascension's 8th grade History class was invaded visited by Mrs. Boockmeier's Kindergarten class.  While showing off their wonderful costumes, the Kindergarten students wowed the 8th graders with their knowledge of state capitals. 10/31/2017  


Mapping America

The Lewis and Clark Expedition traveled more than 7,000 miles, reaching the Pacific Ocean and documenting more than 100 plants and 100 animals along the way.  Ascension's 8th grade prepares a map activity to illustrate this fantastic journey of discovery. 10/23/2017


Doing our part for the Souper Stadium Challenge

Eighth graders in Room 206 stand with their classroom donation to the Souper Stadium Challenge food drive.  10/6/2017


Time to Testify...  Ascension's 8th graders attack their first History test of the year. 

Number of A's: 20  10/5/2017



7th graders enjoy a beautiful October day with a game of basketball after lunch 10/5/2017



High School Visits

On October 4, local Catholic High Schools visited Ascension's 8th grade to offer many fine options for continuing a Catholic education.


Meeting the Buddies!

On Thursday, September 28, Mr. Sengstock's 8th grade homeroom spent the end of the day with Ms. Rippin's 1st grade.  The buddies huddled and created posters that show how Love, Kindness, and Respect can be demonstrated at Ascension.  Here they are in action...  


Grade 6 conquers their first study guide of the year.  9/21/2017


Israel is so hard to see.  It's barely the size of New Jersey!


Labeling Turkey makes me Hungary hungry!


Remember - a millennium is NOT a million years!


Jumping rope in the shade on a very hot last day of meteorlogical summer. 

"Down in the valley where the green grass grows..."  9/21/2017


Irons Oaks Field Trip!!!

On Monday, September 18, Ascension School's Class of 2018 went to Irons Oaks to tackle their Team Challenge Course and High Ropes Course.  Here is a glimpse at some of the fun we had!

Here is our balancing activity.  Working together, our group kept the giant seesaw level for more than 3 minutes.  To prevent distraction, they decided to sing "100 Bottles of Bleach on the Wall."


Getting 16 students through a hula hoop in just over 10 seconds.


Tarzan Time (Jane, too)!


Talk the talk and walk the blocks...


Aftermath - Talking it over...


On to the High Ropes Course... Geared up and ready to elevate!


Michael and Chris will be hoisting up participants and administering the Super Wedgie Deluxe.


Belay on! Climb on! Wedgie on!!


No fear here!


Do not attempt at home...



$47.50!  Our 8th grade homeroom elected to help families affected by Hurricane Harvey by donating to the Texas Diaper Bank. http://texasdiaperbank.networkforgood.com.  Over the course of one week, anonymous donations from our homeroom to this treasure chest totaled $47.50.  We aspired to follow Jesus by offering individual alms discreetly, without blowing a trumpet (Matthew, Chapter 6).  9/11/2017


Enjoying and selling ice cream to raise money for 8th grade field trips.  9/8/2017


For some reason, several 7th and 8th grade students decided to lie across the green space during lunch recess    9/8/2017


Last period of the day - beginning Religion Class in a prayerful state of mind.   8/30/2017


Enjoying Ascension's beautiful green space during lunch recess  8/24/2017


Grade 8 conquers their first history assignment of the year - Be sure to define federalism, not feudalism!  8/23/2017


Looking Sharp: Ascension's Class of 2020 enjoys their first day of Junior High - 8/22/2017


Day One - Must organize the lockers...


Ascension School Class of 2018 - The Last First Day of School / Solar Eclipse Day


August, 2017 - A wonderful new school year awaits...

A beautiful school year awaits...