Academic Decathlon Team

The Academic Decathlon Team competed on January 27, 2018 at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. They took second-place among small schools at the tournament.

In the “Honor” category, Audrey Jestel earned one gold and one bronze. Garrett Daniel earned two bronzes, one silver, and three golds. Nicholas Carber earned two bronzes, one silver, and two golds.

In the “Scholastic” category, Lauryn Bergert earned three bronzes, six silvers, and one gold!

Congratulations to the team!

Winter Blood Drive Donors – Thank you!

Thank you to all our Winter Blood Drive Donors from Assumption High School!  Our group provided 37 donations for local hospitals. With those donations, we were able to provide up to 148 products for patients in need.

Winter Information Knight – Wednesday, January 10th

All families interested in learning about everything AHS has to offer are encouraged to attend the Information Knight Session on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 PM in the AHS Tech Lab.

This is an informative session for parents to learn about academic offerings and financial aid options.  Assumption High School offers a challenging curriculum designed to give students a solid foundation in preparation for life beyond high school.  Please join us to learn more!

Any K-8 student in attendance will be partnered with a group of AHS Student Ambassadors for a variety of activities and a tour of the school!  Please park in the main student entrance.  There will be AHS Student Ambassadors showing families to the Tech Lab.  Contact Kris Thomas, AHS Director of Admissions, with questions:  (563) 326-5313 ext. 230 or

Winter Blood Drive Donors – Eligible for Prize

If you were a blood donor at the Winter Blood Drive on December 18th, you are eligible for one of three items through the Blood Center.  You may redeem at: and use the code: SEASON2017 or call 319-382-0873.

  1. Lifesaver T-Shirt (gray, long sleeve)
  2. $10 electronic Amazon Gift Card (email delivery)
  3. $5 plastic Gift Card (Choice of Starbucks, Subway or Target)

You must call the number or visit the website listed to redeem your gift.

This is available to anyone that has given blood between the dates of November 13-December 31, 2017.

The deadline to redeem is January 7, 2018.

Art Club – Festival of Trees and Art Displays

Assumption Art students and Art Club had another great year displaying for Quad City Arts Festival of Trees.  The pictures show art displays from students in Art Foundations, Graphics, Advanced Studio Art and Ceramics. Art Club participated again by creating and donating a tree for auction at Festival of Trees. Students pictured with the finished mask-themed tree are: Marissa Shell, Alexisciel Dinh and Kenneth Nguyen. Art Club members not present include Collin Burnett, Hannah Lerch and Amanda Herrington.

Art Club Tree – 2017

AHS Ceramic Cone Wreath

Art Display

Art Display – 2

Band and Choir Christmas Concert – December 17th

The Assumption choirs and bands will present its Christmas Concert this Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. in Sunderbruch Auditorium at Assumption High School.  Let us help put you in both a festive and Christ centered mood as Christmas approaches.  There will be no charge for admission, but free-will donations are gladly accepted.

Academic Decathalon

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!

FCA – Movie on December 3

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 !!