Fire/EMS Career Exploring Program

The Coal Valley Fire Department is looking for motivated students ages 15-20 who have a passion for helping others and who are interested in learning more about the exciting world of fire-fighting and emergency rescue!

Join us at the Coal Valley Fire Protection building on 18th Ave. in Coal Valley on Wednesday, October 3rd anytime between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to learn about our Fire/Rescue Exploring program.

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of members in your community? This is the program for you.

Don’t live in Coal Valley? No problem. This is the perfect opportunity for students at Moline, UT, Rock Island, and other local schools. Family and friends are welcome. If you are under the age of 18, please bring a parent to this informational meeting.  Questions? Email  or Call/Text (563) 349-8051

Quad City College Fair

Explore The Possibilities

Visit With Over 60 Colleges and Universities

Monday, October 8

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Ambrose University – Rogalski Center

For a current list of participating colleges and universities, please visit:

Pre-Register for the College Fair at

You will be able to easily provide your contact information to colleges of your choice during the fair using a simple QR code on your phone.

For details about this event please contact Ms. Kelly Bush in Student Services.

Senior Parents – FASFA Information

Hello senior parents,

If your student is going to college next year, an important step in the process begins October 1. The first step of the financial aid process is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, and guarantees every student an opportunity for federal student loans. It is recommended that every student file the FAFSA form.

The FAFSA form becomes available on October 1st — which means you can file the FAFSA next week! Every college or university has its own deadline for the FAFSA — some as early as December 1st — so check out to find the priority dates for the schools your student is applying to.

This year senior families should use 2017 taxes to file the FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year. The FAFSA is solely based off of 2017 taxes, so you won’t have to update the FAFSA with 2018 taxes. Visit to file the form.

The extended timeline is beneficial to families because it will allow students to receive their financial aid award letters earlier in the spring semester. This will give students more time to make a final decision about where they want to go to school. Students may receive financial aid award letters as early as January or February, and they still have until May 1st to make their final decisions.

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing your FAFSA, the Iowa College Access Network offers free resources for college planning and financial aid. You can visit their website, to schedule an appointment, or call their toll free number, 877-272-4692 to talk to an advisor.

You can also visit a FAFSA Ready Iowa event which offers free assistance without an appointment. Visit to find a location near you.

Stay on top of the process, and file your FAFSA as soon as possible!

Notre Dame Bus Trip – Saturday, October 13

Come and visit the beautiful campus of the University of Notre Dame! On Saturday, October 13,  the Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities will be driving round trip leaving early morning from the Schnucks parking lot.

The Club’s allotment of football game tickets  (against the Pitt Panthers) have already been sold, but there remain 10 seats on the bus for anyone who would like to visit campus or who can find their own tickets to the game.

The round trip bus package (excluding game tickets) is $65 and includes the coach and driver, a tailgate lunch and selection of beverages including bottled water, assorted soft drinks and beer.

Please contact Rob McMonagle at (563) 343-1291  to reserve your seats or to ask questions. His email is: After Rob confirms that you have a seat on the bus, please make checks  payable to Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities and send to Robert McMonagle, 1810 East River Drive, Davenport, IA 52803.

Upcoming College Visits

The following college representatives will be visiting AHS in the cafeteria during both A and B lunch. If you are interested in attending any of these colleges, please stop by and speak with these representatives.

  • Iowa School of Beauty, Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Western Illinois University, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Michigan Technological University, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • University of Iowa, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
  • Monmouth College, Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • University of Notre Dame, Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Central College, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  • Kirkwood Community College, Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Hawkeye Community College, Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Scott Community College, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

FAFSA Ready Iowa

Financial Aid Made Easy

  • Receive professional help filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Ask questions and get advice on paying for college
  • Learn about scholarships
  • Understand your next steps

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Scott Community College – Belmont Campus


Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Scott Community College – West Davenport Campus


Or contact Lupe Hernandez for an appointment at (515) 273-7291 or by email at

For more information visit:



Taking the Road Less Traveled – Iowa State University

Taking the Road Less Traveled is a one day conference for 8-10th grade girls to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math college majors through hands on activities and presentations.

$15 per student
Fall 2018: October 25 (8th grade) & November 8 (9-10th grade)
Spring 2019: April 4 (8th grade) & April 11 (9-10th grade)

For more information and to register go online to

Understanding Financial Aid Presentation

Student Services has invited a representative from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) to provide a free presentation on financial aid for sophomores, juniors and their parents on Tuesday, April 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Assumption High School Library. 

Topics will include:

  • Financial Aid Process
  • FAFSA Application Review
  • Understanding FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs – College Comparisons
  • Financial Aid Options
  • Scholarships Process
  • Where to Go for Help

For more information, contact Mrs. Lynn Day at 563-326-5313 ext. 238.

About ICAN

The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has 10 Student Success Centers in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids/Hiawatha, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Sioux City, and Waterloo, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit

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…


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


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


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


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

To use Career Cruising go to 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