Thank you for your assistance and participation in all the wonderful activities for Catholic Schools Week. I believe that we truly lived the theme Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.
During the month of February, our teachers in grades 2-8 will be preparing our students for the annual Iowa Test of Basic Skill testing that will take place on March 2-4. These tests provide insight into important aspects of students’ skill development. Please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest, eats breakfast and arrives at school on time. Tardy students will not be allowed to enter classrooms once testing has begun. Students should bring a reading book to class to enjoy reading while other students are finishing their tests. Encourage your child to work carefully, read each question and review their answers. Many tests are timed, so students must work quickly, but not rush. Help your children to be positive about the test and themselves! Any students who arrive after 8:00 am will not be allowed to enter their classroom until after the testing sessions. Assumption Catholic School will do our best to accommodate any students who are absent due to illness during the testing period.
Help your Child be ready for the ITBS Tests!
Lord God, help me to feel the power of praise. "As words without thoughts never to heaven go," so the highest praises are never sung alone, but rendered with service and love. May I have the heart to sing thy praises far and near, and rejoice in him from whom all blessings flow. Amen.
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.