Aug 18

The Teachers and staff have been back to school for a whole week (and some, for more than that!) Here's another look at the special breakfast on Monday, with words of welcome from Mrs. Polega and a blessing from Fr. Hurlbert. It looks delicious!

Aug 15

While students are busy getting the most out of the last of summer vacation, Ascension teachers are on the job! They attended the mass of the Assumption together, followed by a delicious breakfast by their fans in Home and School. Fr. Hurlbert led them in prayer. Each day will have meetings and time to put classrooms back together. You will find some changes when you arrive on Monday morning! 

Aug 14

Athletics at Ascension are very popular extracurricular activities. The Ascension Athletic Program consists of four sports played interscholastically with other Catholic grade schools. School begins next week, but you can register for Fall sports now! Register for Cross-Country Registration (co-ed Grades 5-8) and Fall soccer (co-ed, grades 3-8) today!

Aug 14

Did you know that the Windmills 10U travel softball team won the NAFA National Championship in July? Quite an accomplishment for Ascension students Margaret Price (Grade 5) Samantha Steinhofer (Grade 6) . Congratulations to you and to all your teammates and coaches!

Jul 29

Our Ascension School website include the minutes of each School Board meeting! In fact, minutes are archived on the School Board Page for the last several years of meetings. Be "in the know" about our school! Accomplishments, events and plans for the future are all included in the monthly minutes. You can also meet the School Board members on the School Board Page.

Jul 25

Along with all the fun in the sun this summer, you've probably been wondering what the new school flooring will look like. Wonder no more! Thanks to Mr. Sengstock, here's a sneak peek at the 2nd floor of school.  Now, back to your summer vacation!

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!