About: Academic Decathlon is the premier scholastic competition for high-school students (it’s one part paper-and-pencil testing, one part speech-giving, and one-part Quiz Bowl). This club presents students with a unique, interdisciplinary approach to developing their academic and interpersonal skills by bringing together academics, communication, and teambuilding in a competitive framework that reinvigorates learning. Because each Decathlete participates in all ten Decathlon events, students participating in the program enjoy a well-rounded scholastic experience that enables them to develop their strengths and overcome their weaknesses. Decathlon events include subject tests in seven academic categories (Art, Music, Economics, Literature, Science, Math, and Social Studies); students also participate in three subjective events (Essay, Interview, and Speech).
Requirements: Participating in Academic Decathlon requires studying on one’s own, preparing a speech, preparing a study guide based on one of the seven academic categories (of your choice), once-a-week attendance at our 10-minute meetings, and intention to compete at the January regional competition. The club meets Friday mornings from 7:30 to 7:40. Meetings begin the first Friday in October.
Competitions: There are two competition weekends: regionals are held January 27th, and state is in March. If we should make it to the national competition, it is held in April.
Academic Decathlon encourages personal and academic growth, looks great on resumes, and will not take a ton of your time!
If you are a JUNIOR or a SENIOR & a competition combining multiple-choice tests, a 5 minute speech, and a quiz bowl event sounds like an activity you might enjoy, please simply show up to any of our Friday meetings during the month of October, and we’ll talk to you about joining the team!
Come see an amazing movie “Wonder” this Sunday, December 3rd at 7:20 for a great price of only $5 for the first 60 high schoolers who text Mr. Merritt their name at 563-529-1820. We’ll have special giveaways, too!! Get texting !!
Volunteer Opportunity – Please sign up via the link below to help out as the Knight Players prepare to present: Ho, Ho, Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles. Performances will be at 2:00 p.m. on December 9th and 10th with a Children’s Theatre Workshop for grades 1st-6th on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Help is needed preparing/serving a meal during tech week as well as selling tickets/flowers the day of the performances. Thank you in advance for your help!
Signup Genius – Ho, Ho, Ho
SAVE THE DATE for the Assumption Knight Player’s production of Ho, Ho, Ho! The Santa Claus Chronicles! Performances will be at 2:00 p.m. on December 9th and 10th with a Children’s Theatre Workshop for grades 1st-6th on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Please see attached ”AHS Theatre Workshop” flyer for additional information, and contact Mrs. Powers at email@example.com with any questions!
AHS Theatre Workshop
AUDITIONS AND TECH SIGN UP for the spring musical, The Addams Family, will be held on Monday, November 27th at 3:30 in the choir room. Please see the attached “Musical Auditions_Tech Information” for additional details, and contact Mrs. Powers with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Auditions – Tech Announcement
This week is Red Ribbon Week brought to you by Students Against Destructive Decisions!
It is a time that community groups, governments, and businesses commit to creating a healthy, drug free future for America. Since 1988, students have made commitments during this national celebration to the intolerance of the illegal use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs. We also focus on making healthy choices.
Tuesday (11-7) Theme: “Do-nut do drugs. They put holes in your brain!”
Enjoy donut holes by the student entrance today! And today we are having a healthy eats contest! Tweet a picture of any healthy meal you eat today @assumption_SADD and we will make a poll for the top pics to choose a winner!
Wednesday (11-8) Theme: “Only Dum-Dums do drugs”
Pledge to be drug and alcohol free on the sign at lunch and receive a Dum-Dum! Today we choose the winner from the healthy meal challenge, so hopefully you tweeted your healthy meal to assumption_SADD!
Thursday (11-9) Theme: “Decisions and Consequences”
Today will be a theater simulation of the consequences of negative decisions over the intercom at the beginning of classes.
Friday (11-10) Theme: “Know Your Stuff”
Prizes drawn from Red Ribbon Week Toilet Talk. We hope you took time to read and learn some of the facts and figures from the restroom newsletter. We will be asking trivia questions at lunch and giving out prizes from the prize box! Happy Veteran’s Day. Thank a veteran!
Happy Red Ribbon Week!
We will not meet on Monday this week, but plan on Tuesday after school. We will finalize plans to assemble the tree at the RiverCenter on Sunday November 12th.
Anyone wanting to design a mask for the tree, and can’t make the meeting, please stop by and get one.
This Saturday, November 4th, in the AHS Cafeteria & Small Gym, is our annual Teen Knight. We collaborate with Hand-in-Hand and offer a fun night for the special needs teens from our community. We offer games, crafts, karaoke, dancing, and sports activities. We need student volunteers to run the different “stations”.
Set up begins at 5:00 PM, the event runs from 6-10 PM, clean up will go no-later than 10:15 PM.
We currently have 28 teens and their aids coming on Saturday, and we are in serious need of more volunteers.
Please consider this great opportunity to interact with kids from the community and receive 5 plus service hours in the process!
If you are signed-up (in Mrs. Imborek’s Room), please remember to contact Grace about your activity supply list, and bring an 8 pack of pre-packaged food/juice boxes to the event for the snack table.
Art Club is again creating a Festival of Tree tree. Our theme has Mardi-Gras masks as ornaments. We are looking for gift cards, any kind, to put in one big mystery box under our tree. Please consider a contribution. All money from the sale of trees goes to non-profit Quad City Arts. They help fund art visits and activities for the schools in the Quad City area. We participate in their pastel competition every year.
Any student wanting to help create masks is welcome to join Art Club every Monday and Tuesday now through the week of November 11th. We will be assembling our tree November 12th. Thanks!