Jul 14

Working with the Cook County Farm Bureau, Mr. Sengstock spent three days at various farms learning more about Illinois agricultural production, science, technology, and economics. Did you know that Illinois grows more pumpkins than any other state? Did you know all milk is free of antibiotics? Have you heard of the EverCrisp apple?  It’s the next big thing in the apple business. The 13 destinations on the trip included visits to a dairy farm, a beef farm, a vineyard, an apple orchard, a goat farm, a wool fiber mill, a distillery, and a dog treat factory. 

Jul 5

Ascension boosters  Grade 2 and up formed a festive contingent of Oak Park's 4th of July parade this year! Student participants received a bright red Ascension Chargers tee and the chance to toss treats to the crowd along the way. The weather was hot and sunny, but they braved the elements and even got a cool shower along the way. Thanks to the Development Office for organizing our group and to all the students, alumni, and parents who marched!

Jul 1

Our hard-working office staff needs a break! The School office will be closed from July 2 through July 9. Forms may be dropped off at the Parish Center. The Parish Center is closed on Wednesday, Independence Day. Have a happy, safe 4th of July!

Jun 15

Thanks to Mr. Sengstock, here is a picture of our gym now that the classrooms are cleared and the floor replacement is underway. Fingers crossed that good progress is made every day this summer!

Jun 13

The school office will move to the Kindergarten classroom (98-1), off the courtyard starting Wednesday, 6/13/18. 

June office hours are: Monday through Thursday 8AM to 3PM and Friday 8AM to Noon.

July office hours will be: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8AM to 1PM. You can send school-related paper work to the Parish Center at 808 S. East Avenue.  

Jun 13

Even though school is out for summer, the good news from Ascension keeps coming! Recently our 4th, 6th & 8th Grade Soccer Teams won the Championships of the Forest Park League. Congratulations to all players and coaches! Have a great summer!

Jun 8

Today is finally here! School will be over and summer vacation will begin! Students and teachers worked in their rooms before the Prayer Service at 10:00. Fr. Hurlbert, Mrs. Polega and the third grade helped us to think of our mission to do God's will and to help others. We celebrated teaching anniversaries, teachers who are moving on and Ms. Rafa, who is retiring! We are enjoined to "Go and Make a Difference!"

Jun 7

It's never too soon to start thinking about a brand new box of colorful crayons, fresh pencils anf folders for every subject! We are ready with the 2018-19 School Supply List and aneasy way to get everything – order a School Supply Kit from SchoolToolBox! This is the place for all the information you need!

Jun 6

Students in grades 5, 6, and 7 gathered to meet the candidates for Student Council offices – all 20 of them! Mr. Sengstock moderated as each student presented his or her qualifications, strengths and ideas. After a secret ballot, at the end of the day results were announced. Congratulations to all the students who ran for office!. Your 2018-2019 Student Council Officers are: President- Dario Santoy, Vice President- Hannah Howorth,  Activity Director - Linnea Drever,  Treasurer -Violet Meyer and  Secretary.- Michael Nelligan. Homeroom representatives will be elected in the fall.

Jun 5

On Wednesday morning 6th and 7th-grade students will gather in the Pine Room. It is time to elect new officers for next year's student council. Each candidate will speak and then students will return to homeroom for voting. Good luck to all candidates! Results late tomorrow.