A very Happy Easter to each and every one of you! What a joy it is for every true Christian to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It is not just the end of our period of penance and sacrifice, but the beginning of a new life in Christ the risen Lord. Through the observance of the 40 days of lent, we have gone through a dying experience. Through the Holy week we once again brought to our minds the celebration of the last supper, the agony of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, His betrayal, His condemnation, His journey to Calvary and His shameful death on the cross. Everything seemed to end there on Calvary for all those who were with him throughout his ministry. On that first Easter morning, the women came to the tomb looking for Jesus who was crucified. In many ways they too had died with him as their spirits were destroyed and their hopes seemed betrayed. We have tried to relive those days of darkness which the first followers of Jesus experienced, so that their immeasurable joy at finding that Jesus had risen would be also in our hearts at this Easter. We have gone through the death experience so that we might rejoice with Jesus on the day of his resurrection as coming back to a new life filled with joy and hope.
The Assumption faculty and staff hope everyone will enjoy a relaxing and exciting Easter vacation! When students return to school, we will already be several weeks into the fourth marking period. We are very proud of the hard work that all of our students have exhibited during the past three marking periods. We look forward to a wonderful fourth quarter as we near the end of the 2014-2015 school year.
April and May bring numerous opportunities for the students, staff and parents to come together to celebrate accomplishments and participate in special activities. Our 8th graders will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 25th. On Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd our students will present Music Man in Jordan Hall. Our second graders will receive the Sacrament of First Communion on May 9th and then participate in our annual May Crowning on May 12th. Graduation for our Kindergarteners will be on May 29th at 9:00 am and then 8th grade graduates at 7:00 pm in the Church. These events are, of course, are in addition to many spring field trips and year-end celebrations. Watch for details concerning our upcoming Field Day, class outings, and year-end parties on the portals and school website.
God bless you,
Assumption Catholic School is centrally located near downtown Jacksonville and adjoining to Bishop Kenny Catholic High School’s campus. Founded in 1923, Assumption is a thriving school with over 600 students in preschool through 8th grade. Assumption’s curriculum stresses academic achievement within a Christian community where children feel loved and respected by their peers as well as their teachers. United with each other in meaningful liturgy and prayer, the students can further come to an understanding of the Christian life.
The curriculum is marked by current content and fresh approaches to methodology. There is emphasis on principles rather than fact, on learning through problem solving rather than by precept. We offer our students an array of reading, research, multimedia resources, and technology options so that they may succeed in the rapidly changing world.
In addition to these formal studies, Spanish, art, drama, music, media research and technology, and physical education are woven into the curriculum. Students are also given the opportunity to participate in team sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, softball and cross country. Together, with the Assumption families, we strive to build the student’s character and Christian values, leadership abilities, and dedication to service through daily religious prayer and instruction by teachers, priests and sisters.