I want to begin by thanking our parents for your continued support of Assumption Catholic School and for your encouraging words during my first few months as principal. This school has such a welcoming nature and I see a faith-filled community in our students, parents and staff members. It’s one of the many reasons that I am happy to lead Assumption Catholic School to a new level of excellence. I want our parents to know that our staff members are working very hard to carry out the mission and vision for our school and that has me convinced that Assumption Catholic School’s future will continue to be bright.
Beautiful fall weather is upon us. Our fall festival is behind us as are our parent-teacher conferences. Our basketball teams and cheerleaders had a great season, the National Junior Honor Society’s first service project, Buddy Bears, was a huge success and our various clubs and activities keep our students and staff busy. Our second quarter will be filled with joyous occasions: the All Saints Day Mass and Parade of Saints, annual Thanksgiving food drive, volleyball and soccer and the annual Advent Student Retreat facilitated by the Sisters of the Home of the Mother.
On behalf of the faculty and staff I want to wish our families and their loved ones a most joyful and blessed Thanksgiving. For those who will be traveling, I wish you safe travels and safe returns. I am most grateful for all you do for Assumption Catholic School.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into God's presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God! It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
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.