Assumption Literary Guild
Reading literature that supplements the required literary curriculum is a valuable extension of student learning. The Assumption Literary Guild allows students the opportunity to strengthen their reading abilities and enjoyment of reading through guided instruction that is both fun and functional.
Students wishing to participate in the Assumption Literary Guild may select books that interest them from a diverse list (provided by each English teacher). After reading a book, the student must set up a time to meet with the book’s assigned teacher during his or her office hours. (Students should email the teacher in advance to set up a date & time.)
The teacher and student will then conference together, one-on-one, and the student will be prompted with both specific and open-ended questions. Once the five-to-ten-minute conference is finished, the teacher will inform the student whether or not his or her conference has demonstrated knowledge of and engagement with the novel and earned a passing mark; if so, she will record one point for the book.
As of 2020/2021, each book conference is worth one point. (Note: Book conferences from 2017-2020 have been “grandfathered in” at their former value of 1, 2, or 3 points.)
Students who have earned three points by the May 1st of their senior year will be recognized at the Senior Honors and Awards ceremony as members of the guild! Seniors who have read 10+ books will be recognized as “distinguished members.” The senior with the most points will be recognized as “president” of the guild with a special certificate.
Assumption Literary Guild:
- Club Member (3+ books)
- Distinguished Member (10+ books)
- Highest Score (by grade) = GUILD PRESIDENT!
Congratulations to our 2020 Iowa High School Music Association All-State musicians!
Annette Baker – Soprano I
Madeline Murphy – Soprano II
Noah McCracken – Euphonium
Join us March 6th & 7th at 7:00 p.m., and March 8th at 2:00 p.m. for the Assumption Knight Players musical production of Freaky Friday!
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.
Reserved seating on sale NOW at www.showtix4u.com/events/78. General admission tickets available at the door!
Below are a couple pictures from when some of the cast from the Musical “Freaky Friday” went to visit the grade schools this week. The play will be held on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00. It will be held in Sunderbruch Auditorium.
ACT club meets on WEDNESDAYS from 2:55 to 3:20.
- Why not build your ACT knowledge, confidence, and understanding a little bit each week instead of cramming right before the test?
- Anyone may join at any time!
- We meet from September to April.
- 1st Tuesday of the month- Reading with Mrs. Smyth in E-6
- 2nd Tuesday of the month- Math with Mrs. Eliopulos in A-1
- 3rd Tuesday of the month- Science with Mrs. Wallace in S-3
- 4th Tuesday of the month- English with Mrs. Smyth in E-6
If there is a 5th Tuesday, you will meet in Mrs. Smyth’s room for Reading or English.
This year’s spring musical will be Disney’s Freaky Friday! Auditions and tech sign up will be held Wednesday, January 8th in the choir room – we hope to see many of you there! Please see below for additional information, and feel free to contact Mrs. King Powers or Mr. Loes with any questions.
Please click on the link below for details.
Spring Play Auditions
Make sure you find time during the Thanksgiving break to check out the fabulous art display at Festival of Trees in the RiverCenter in Downtown Davenport. Assumption art students work, along with other Iowa and Illinois High School art will be displayed as well as all the other great designed Christmas trees, doors, wreaths, ornaments and other holiday goodies. The Festival of Trees runs from November 23 through December 1. This fund-raiser supports the arts.
Make sure you get a chance to get to the RiverCenter to attend the Festival of Trees November 23 through December 1, 2019. Assumption Art Club did a wonderful job following the theme of Christmas Around the World by creating hand-made ceramic ornaments in various designs related to many countries of the world. The tree turned out great!
Thanks Art Club for your creative hard work!
Mr. Seneli will be holding a meeting regarding a non-school sponsored trip to Costa Rica and Panama. The meeting is to provide information and open enrollment. The trip will take place in June, 2021. There are limited spots on the tour. Come hear all the details including the itinirary, activities, academic opportunities and cost of this trip, as well as, the official opening of enrollment.
When – Tuesday, November 12th
Where – Mr. Seneli’s Classroom (D2) – Assumption H.S.
Time – 4:30 PM
Costa Rica and Panama Flyer