Mar. 15 – Gr’s. 3-5 grandparents to school mass & snack with children following
Mar. 16 -6:00-8:00pm Family Skate night (more info below)
Apr. 3-7 – Spring Break
Apr. 7 – Good Friday
Apr. 14 – Trip to Malibu Jacks for those students who sold 20 EMS tickets
May 5 – No school, Derby Eve holiday
May 23 – Graduation
May 26 – 11am dismissal, last day of school

Principal’s List
Gr. 8 – Carley Amon, Tatum Mullaney, Landen Blincoe, John Bowling, Piper Steurer, Christian Brandt & Salvator DeNardo
Gr. 7 – Gwen Baker, Ryan Cassetta, Aiden Lewis, Talin Ridge, Quenton Horton, Noelle Ising, Anderson Ward, Miles Heilman & Caleb Dykes
Gr. 6 – Evie Larosa, Lilly Adams & Joanna Logsdon
Gr. 5 – Christa Ising, Maggie McCulloch, Caroline Jansen, Kylar Evers-LaBelle, Rylie Flanders & Elizabeth Earley
Gr. 4 – Maya Larosa, Ella Amburgey & Hudson Kennedy

First Honors
Gr. 8 – Spencer Heitz
Gr. 7 – Emaline Davie, Ryan Yates & Bryson Betts
Gr. 6 – Lucy Broster
Gr. 5 – Harlan Bates, Avery Farris, Joseph O’Daniel, Charlotte Cochran, Ashlynd Koenig, Hannah Spencer, Emily Simmons, Molly Gregory & Elliott Horton
Gr. 4 – Annmarie Mullin, Louie Oesterritter, Calvin Heilman & Madison Yee

Second Honors
Gr. 8 – Sophia Murphy, Connor McDearmon, Hunter Kennedy, Ella McCoy, Lucas Gray & Abby Lile
Gr. 7 – Kamryn Benner
Gr. 6 – Alexander Henson, Samantha Rice, Leah Gordon & Max Cornell
Gr. 5 – Chloe Lile & Karson Shoats
Gr. 4 – Emily Sanderfer, Nanette Ridge, Emma Brown, William Karrer, Gabriella Sipes, Blakely Hayden & Vivienne Dunkle

Star Award
This award is given based on nominations from the faculty/staff who witness students demonstrating Self-Control, Teamwork, Accountability & Respect.
K-Emily Simon, Gr. 1-Maya Amburgey, Gr. 2-Kate Baines, Gr. 3-Cade Gossman, Gr. 4-Maddie Yee, Gr. 5-Molly Gregory,
Gr. 6-McKenna Lindsey, Gr. 7-Quenton Horton & Gr. 8-Landen Blincoe

These rates include fees for instructional supplies, technology, PTO and Cafeteria (formerly Book Bill).
They do not include the fees for school lunch, field trips, graduation fee, etc.
Tuition Assistance is available through the Catholic Education Foundation, apply at

Parishioner (Catholic) Rates:
1 Child – $7,930.00
2 Children – $12,110.00
3 or more – $14,280.00

Non-Parishioner Rates:
1 Child – $9,050.00
2 Children – $13,550.00
3 or more – $17,960.00

We invite all past alumni to join us for our Alumni Mass, on March 19th at 10:30 am mass, followed by light refreshments. Sign up here to help us plan: Follow this link to register your information with our Alumni committee:

One way to help at the Summer Festival is to make a cash donation. We will use the cash to purchase items for the booth.
Or, if you know of a business that would be willing to donate items, that is great too!

If you would like to shop, below are just a few suggestions of
items to purchase and donate.

Bottles of Bourbon or Wine, Laptop, One Weekend Night Stay at a Hotel, Restaurant or Entertainment Gift Certificates, Foursome of Golf, Battery Powered Yard Tools, or Baby Items.

Pampered Chef Catalog Party
You’re invited to shop a Pampered Chef catalog party! This party will generate products for the Ascension Raffle Booth. Share this link with a friend or two! Need some fresh tools in your kitchen? Great way to update your products PLUS the Outlet is available as a category!

This is just a shopping link – super simple…best for folks who just want to shop.

This is a fun new scrolling party… in this link you will see the entire virtual catalog, shop, see recipes, watch videos…super fresh and fun!

Online shopping closes on April 30, 2023.
The free products we earn will be in the Raffle Booth at the Summer Festival on June 2nd & 3rd.
Thank you for your support.

Please help us make the 2023 Summer Festival successful!
The Summer Festival is monetary support for our parish and school community.

Please contact Karen Morris 262-7064, Carleen Herde 693-9697 or Anne Ewing 558-8435 if you have any questions.

Our next meeting is March 14th at 6:30pm. Childcare will be provided.


6:00 to 8:00 PM, Robben’s Roost
FREE for everyone as a thank you from PTO!
Join Us For Skating, Door Prizes and Dessert

Please RSVP on the Facebook event so we have plenty of dessert for all!
* The class with the highest percentage of attendance will receive an out of uniform pass!

Date, $Prize, Winner, Seller & Grade
03/06 $25 David Baker, Gwen Baker Gr. 7
03/07 $25 Theresa Garrett, Julia Mullaney Gr. 5
03/08 $25 Katie Holzknecht, Logan Holzknecht Gr. K
03/09 $25 Joyce Gabiosa, John Guevara Gr. 3
03/10 $25 Truc Ly Nguyen, Riley Grote Preschool

Mark your calendars and save the date for this year’s Summer Festival. Serving as Ascension’s premiere fundraiser, the two-day event encourages fellowship, stewardship, and good ole family fun—not to mention monetary support for our parish and school community. It’s all hands on deck come June 2 & 3!

Stay tuned for ways to help or contact Festival Chair Adrian Bates at, now.

Summer Festival Sponsorship Opportunities
Currently seeking Summer Festival Sponsors. The success of the two-day fundraising event relies heavily on the contributions of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers. Several opportunities are available for individual or corporate support. Know a business that may be interested? Or you?—maybe it’s you!

Presenting Sponsor | $2500 | sold
Raffle Tix Sponsor | $1250 | 1 available
Gambling Tent Sponsor | $1000 | sold
Beer Tent Sponsor | $1000 | sold
Food Tent Sponsor | $1000 | sold
Cake Booth Sponsor | $600 | sold
Plant Booth Sponsor | $600 | 1 available
Gold Club Sponsor | $500 |unlimited availability
Longhorn Sponsor | $300 | unlimited availability

For more information about sponsor perks or to commit, contact Bailey Hoard at, today

Ascension will host six 2023 fish fries. Drive-thru will be offered from 4:30-5:30pm. Dine-in will be offered from 5:30-8:00pm.

Please click on the link below to volunteer and help us make this fish fry season an awesome one! Parents in each grade are kindly asked to work their assigned date with the final date open to all grades. This is a great opportunity to interact with others in our community and have some fun on Friday evenings! Thank you for your support

2023 Fish Fry Sign-Up
March 17th: 5th/6th grades
March 24th: 7th/8th grades
March 31st: all grades

Our 8th graders are fundraising for their Grand Canyon Trip and will host a Bake Sale – open for business at each of our Fish Frys during Lent.
We really need donations of baked goods of any kind, homemade or store bought, cookies, cakes, brownies, cupcakes, etc, etc. – EVERY Friday.
NOTE: If you donate a homemade item, please label it with a description.
Items can be dropped off in the office before school or in the cafeteria Fridays from 3-5 PM.
Thank you in advance for your love and support of our 8th graders!!
Natalie DeNardo (Sal) & Shelley Urquhart (Connor) Co-Chairs, Bake Sale Ascension 8th Grade Parents

4:30-5:30pm on Fish Fry Fridays. Students will run orders and food for the drive-thru (Lynnbrook parking lot). Students must work the entire hour and will be given one hour of service. Please report to the cafeteria at 4:20pm.
Sign up here:
Thank you!
Ascension Athletics

We have received 31% of our participation goal. Each adult is able to fill one out so please make sure your loved ones are aware; it is NOT one survey per household. The survey will remain open now through March 26th. If you prefer a paper copy, they are located in the gathering space. To submit the completed survey, please drop it off at the parish office. If you require special arrangements, don’t hesitate to contact the office at 502-451-3860 or To take the survey now, click here.

Join us on Monday, March 27th for our American Red Cross Blood Drive anytime between 2-6 PM. Sign up to save lives today!


Golf:  3rd – 8th grade co-ed
Registration closes 3/31/23
Practice start date TBD
*Additional cost may be involved if team plays in additional tournaments.
Contact Teague Ridge at with any questions.

Tennis:  5th – 8th grade co-ed
Registration closes 3/31/23
Practice start date TBD
*Additional cost may be involved if team plays in additional tournaments.
Contact Katie Earley at with any questions and/or if interested in coaching.

Softball:  5th – 8th grade girls
Registration closes 3/31/23
Practice start date TBD
Free until CSAA determines if this sport will be offered
Contact Teague Ridge at with any questions and/or if interested in coaching.

Baseball:  5th – 8th grade boys
5th – 8th grade
Registration closes 3/31/23
Practice start date TBD
Free until CSAA determines if this sport will be offered
Contact Teague Ridge at with any questions and/or if interested in coaching.

Girls volleyball will remain a fall sport at this time.

Go Longhorns!
Teague Ridge,
Kristin Jansen,

The School Board has been working on the development of an updated mission statement for our school for the past couple of months. The need was recognized as our current mission statement no longer reflects who we are as a school. During the process, there were lots of wonderful discussions and many ideas about who we are and where we are going.

Most of the discussions revolved around Christ and commitment to our Catholic faith, which, paired with the recent Catholic identity surveys, made me feel enthusiastic about who we are and where we are going.

I said it before, we have work to do as we continue to improve in the area of Catholic Identity; however, as I listened to the words of Fr. Mike Schmitz at the CEF salute to Catholic School Alumni Dinner last Wednesday and his reminder that our job as Catholic schools is to, graduate saints and disciples: a monumental task, but one which fits the concept of mission.

To do so, requires more than the work of just our pastors, administrators, faculty and staff. It takes our families, parishioners and communities to continue the work we do in school at home and beyond.

I feel enthusiastic about our foundation in Christ and excited to share our new mission and vision in the near future.

Did you know that Ascension is a Box Tops school? During this challenging time, our teachers and students need more help than ever. No matter what school looks like, Box Tops for Education is a fast and easy way for you to help out from home.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy participating products and use the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and automatically adds Box Tops to your school’s earnings online. Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your e-receipts and earn Box Tops. Twice a year, our school gets a check!

The PTO uses money earned from Box Tops to fund our iPad program and other classroom needs for our students!

Here’s how YOU can help earn money for our school!
• DOWNLOAD the Box Tops app and select our school to support. This ensures that your Box Tops purchases count toward our school’s earnings.
• SHOP for Box Tops products and use the app to scan your receipt to add to our school’s earnings online.
• LOOK for any remaining Box Tops clips on packages. If you find some, clip them and send them to school!
• SPREAD THE WORD about Box Tops!
FUN TIP: You can also use the “Invite Friends” feature in the app to ask friends and family to help support our school!

Your earnings may seem small, but they really do add up. The more people that participate, the bigger the impact we can make. So let’s give our teachers the support they need and help give more kids the opportunity to dream. Little by little, we can help make a BIG difference.

Student’s who are absent should be phoned in or emailed to Ms. Thomas by 8:15am. There is a 24 hour message system for you to phone in absences, 451-2535 ext. 22.
Also, it is very important that your child/ren arrive at school on time daily! Students should be in their class and chair by 7:55am. If your child is late, you must come in to sign them in. Thank you!