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Holy Assumption School has a real family atmosphere. With approximately 120 families, everybody knows or at least recognizes each other. It's not uncommon to hear a sixth grade student address a child in second or third grade on a first name basis. Our eighth grade students volunteer their time to assist the kindergarten students during lunchtime. There is a sense of family and an overriding feeling of concern for one another.

Our principal, Gerard Steffe, takes the time to sit and eat his lunch with our students. His presence in the cafeteria reinforces that Holy Assumption School is a family.

This family atmosphere ties in well with the varied and exciting student activities. Our music director, Mrs. Donald, makes sure that the students have the opportunity to perform "on stage", by presenting scheduled performances throughout the school year. She often combines a lower grade with an upper grade so that the whole school becomes involved.

Each grade level participates in the weekly celebration of Mass. Lectors are chosen and each grade level takes a turn doing readings and creating their own petitions. Through many opportunities to be "on stage", leadership and responsibility are encouraged.

Holy Assumption School also has a church choir and an instrumental concert band. These groups perform periodically before a loving, supportive, and appreciative audience. We think it is fantastic to watch these students grow and achieve!

Our school is a nurturing place for children to thrive in an atmosphere of unconditional love and support.

 

Holy Assumption provides a variety of field trips and activities for all of our students. Kindergarten and first grade often combine classes to visit sites of interest to enhance thematic units discussed during class. Second grade spends much of their time preparing for their spiritual growth as they receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Third and fourth grade combine classes to go on field trips for research projects and to get to know their communities. Fifth grade is actively involved with their community through activities done with the Beta Club. They plant gardens, extend a helping hand to a local nursing home, and much more! Sixth grade has been recognized by the state for its work with recycling. They are becoming actively involved with doing their part to protect their environment. Seventh grade is responsible for collecting and counting our missions' money. Eighth grade prepares to be confirmed and also to venture out upon a new journey after graduation. They are actively involved with the school by volunteering to help with several kindergarten projects. The entire student body celebrates a special graduation liturgy in June honoring the eighth grade and kindergarten students.

 

More school activities include Catholic Schools' Week, Field Day, Carnival, Presidential Fitness, and many motivating school assemblies. During Catholic Schools' Week, the whole school, including parents, grandparents, and the entire community, gets involved. We reach out to the needy by fixing "care packages" for the poor or unfortunate. It is a week-long celebration that welcomes the community into our classrooms and provides exciting assemblies to promote school pride and the togetherness that makes Holy Assumption School a forerunner for generosity, compassion, leadership, and excellence in education. This atmosphere is there all year, each year, as we strive to reach out to the community by collecting canned goods and assorted sundries on an ongoing basis. The children have also reached out by writing letters to our service people, missionaries, and many others who serve our community. The students here at Holy Assumption School are becoming concerned and active citizens of our community.

 

 

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