Career Cruising Information

Assumption High School is very excited to announce a new program called Career Cruising. Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program designed to help students achieve their potential in school, career and life.

Career Cruising will…

BUILD SELF AWARENESS

Students will learn about themselves—their interests, skills, preferences and aspirations—so they can explore the opportunities right for them.

EXPLORE OPTIONS

You will learn about career possibilities and educational pathways by exploring rich, engaging content.

CREATE A PLAN

A dynamic, actionable plan outlines the steps needed to achieve career, school and life goals.

MAKE IT REAL

Plans are then brought to life—whether for a career, job or college—by taking informed action.

To use Career Cruising go to www.careercruising.com. Sign into your account that has set been set up specifically for you.

Log In:

Username: SCCS-(your first name).(your last name)  Example: SCCS-john.doe

Password: (your password is the same one you use to get onto your AHS Computer; typically your initials and lunch account number)

If you have any questions on career and/or college planning please contact Mrs. Day in Student Services or email her at lynn.day@assumptionhigh.org.

Featured Faculty – Sr. Anthony

Sr. M. Anthony Worrell, O.S.F.

How are you connected to AHS?

I currently teach Junior Theology at Assumption.

What do you love most about working at Assumption?

We have Jesus.  What more could a girl ask for? Having the Real Presence of Jesus in our school chapel is an incredible privilege and one I am deeply grateful for. The hidden and humble Jesus of the Tabernacle is a constant reminder that we believe in a God that wants to be with us always.  Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the clearest indication of Assumption’s commitment to Catholic identity.

What are some things you enjoy doing in your free time?

Ah, free time.  My free time was joyously sacrificed the day I professed vows with the Franciscan Sister of Christ the Divine Teacher.  I have learned to remind myself that time is also a fellow creature of God, obedient to the Divine will.  God orders time so much better than I do – it is more fun to participate in His timeline rather than try to create my own!

What advice or encouragement do you have to share with current and future students?

I would say our students, current and future, desperately need to discover and form their ability to reason.  Part of what makes humanity different than animals is the gift of reason.  In this, we are capable of grasping truth.  Find the truth that is universal and eternal.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Ps 89:16 – “Happy the people who know you, Lord, who walk in the light of your face.”

 

Featured Student – Emilio Amaya

Emilio Amaya – Class of 2018

What is your favorite academic subject/class?

Math/Calculus

What are some things you enjoy doing outside of the classroom?

I enjoy being the team manager for the football team.  I help with scouting, data tracking during games, set-up of equipment before practice, and more.

What do you love most about being an Assumption student?

I love the community at Assumption.  Everyone, from the teachers to the students, is friendly and always willing to help.  It is a great environment.

What advice or encouragement do you have to share with younger students?

Freshman year is important.  Your grades and what you get involved with will still matter when you are a senior and are applying to colleges.

What are some of your future plans, hopes, and dreams?

I hope to attend the University of Notre Dame and study engineering.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Proverbs 16:9 – “In his mind a man plans his course, but the Lord directs his steps.”

Featured Parents – Chris and Gina Cain

Chris and Gina Cain

How are you connected to AHS?

We are the parents of Emily, a 2016 AHS graduate, and Matthew, who is currently a senior.  Gina also was a longterm substitute teacher at AHS during the spring of last year.

Why did you choose an Assumption education for your students?

We were transferred to the area when Emily was a freshman.  We wanted a smaller school atmosphere with a faith-based Catholic education. Assumption was the perfect fit for Emily. The staff and students immediately welcomed her. Within just a couple weeks, Emily felt comfortable at her new school, and we knew we had found the right place for her and our family. Two years later, Matthew began his freshman year, and it’s hard to believe he will soon be a graduate of Assumption as well!

What advice or encouragement do you have to share with current and future students and families?

We have been so pleased with the education our children have received at Assumption. We would encourage all students and families to get involved at Assumption and experience the family atmosphere. After graduating from AHS, Emily left with many wonderful memories and felt very prepared for her studies at Marquette University.  Matthew will be heading off to college next year, and he, too, feels AHS has prepared him well for his next chapter.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Psalm 46:10 – He says: “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.”

HDC Job Opening

Resident Assistant – Part time position available to high school students. This position assists with teaching independent living skills to youth and adults with disabilities in a relaxed, residential setting. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50 lbs. Hours begin after school and end as late as 9:00 PM and include 1st and 2nd shift weekend hours. Students may apply on-line; we also have paper applications at our locations.  http://handicappeddevelopment.org/

Direct Support Professional (High School Students):  The position will work in a group home to assist individuals in activities of daily living and to gain independence. Position will provide personal care. Shifts will typically begin at 3:30pm/4:00pm and end around 8:00pm/9:00pm.  Will be required to have the ability to lift 50lbs.

 

Students may apply on-line; we also have paper applications at our locations.   http://handicappeddevelopment.org/

JFK Pumpkin Run

JFK is preparing for our annual fall fest (Pumpkin Run) on October 20th, and would like to extend an invite to any Assumption student that would like to earn a few service hours by volunteering at the event.

They have an online volunteer sign up at http://signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48abaf2da0ff2-pumpkin

They also have positions available for the Haunted House setup that are not advertised online. This will take place on Thursday evening, October 19th and is perfect for hard workers that don’t mind getting a little sweaty and dirty. This usually begins around 6 or 7 PM but they will let you know the exact time as it gets closer. They will also need a few more hard workers to help tear it all down at the end of the night.  (This position is advertised in the online signup page.)

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Schuster at:  call/text (563) 343-4319 or  alspjs04@yahoo.com 

FCA Mtg.- October 1st

All students are welcome to join us at Karlee Grenier’s home 3719 Lake View Court Bettendorf – on Sunday October 1st from 6:45- 8:30. We will  have snacks, tons of fun and a special speaker. Mr. Steve Goldermann will share about how success and integrity can and should work together.

Questions: Call or text Brad Merritt 529-1820.

Homecoming 2017- Spooky Knight

Monday, October 2nd

Regular Schedule

Twin Day ($3.00)

Decorate Doors with 3rd Period class

Homecoming Tickets sold at lunch ($20 per person)

Seniors vote for Homecoming Court

Tuesday, October 3rd

Regular Schedule

Halloween (11th and 12th graders) vs. Christmas (9th and 10th graders) ($3.00)

Homecoming Tickets sold at lunch ($20 per person)

Volleyball game at Muscatine (Freshmen 4:30, Sophomores 5:45, Varsity 7:00)

Boys Golf Regionals in Cedar Rapids 9a.m.

Wednesday, October 4th

Regular Schedule

Groutfits (11th and 12th graders) vs. Neon (9th and 10th graders) ($3.00)

Homecoming Tickets sold at lunch ($20 per person)

Powder Puff Football Game- Junior Girls vs. Senior Girls 5:00 pm (AHS Freshman Football Field)

Thursday, October 5th

Mass Schedule – Homecoming Mass 9:55 a.m.

Regular Uniform Day

Court Dresses up for official 2017 Homecoming Court photo following Mass

Seniors vote for Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming Tickets sold at lunch ($25 per person)

Cross Country in DeWitt 4:45 p.m.

7:00 pm- Public Pep Rally in the Gym (Monetary and non-perishable food donations collected to benefit Student Hunger Drive)

  • Dancing with the Studs
  • Homecoming Court introductions and crowning of the King and Queen

8:30 pm- Bonfire

Friday, October 6th

Mass Schedule – Over-Under/Tug of War Competition (4th Period Classes)

AHS Spirit Day (No charge)

Door Decorations Judging after 2nd period – Winning classes get donuts on Friday.

Homecoming Tickets sold at lunch ($25 per person)

Boys’ State Golf -Marshalltown

Varsity Football at Brady Street Stadium vs. Center Point-Urbana 7:30 pm

Homecoming Banner Showcase at halftime following marching band performance.

Saturday, October 7th

Boys’ State Golf –Marshalltown

Varsity Volleyball – Center Point-Urbana

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Homecoming Dance in the AHS Cafeteria. (Unlimited Streets of Italy personalized pizzas will be brick-oven baked throughout the evening for all attendees – cost included in ticket price.)

Event Policies:

  • Students are expected to arrive within 30 minutes of the starting time.
  • Students are to be in attendance until the last 30 minutes of the event unless parent notification is made to school officials.
  • When a student leaves the event, he/she must leave the school and cannot return.
  • All dress must be modest, appropriate, and respectful.
  • All dancing must be appropriate for a Catholic educational setting.  Students not meeting this expectation may be asked to leave the event, and parents will be notified.

Out of Uniform Note: Students will pay for out of uniform during lunch periods and be checked in their 6th hour class.  Students who do not have proper out of uniform verification will be issued Dress Code violations.  Day-specific hand stamps will be used to serve as a pass.  The daily hand stamp must be shown to the student’s 6th hour teacher whenever out of uniform.  Reminder- All out of uniform collections during Homecoming Week will benefit the Student Hunger Drive.  Help AHS in supporting this worthy cause!