ACT And SAT Exam Preparation Courses

Black Hawk College will be hosting ACT and SAT Exam Preparation courses. These courses are designed to help increase student exam performance by reviewing test taking tips and the four sections including Reading, Math, English, and Science.  This course examines calculator usage and includes practice tests and study guide.  For more information call 309-793-8223 or go to:

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

April Knight FUNdraiser – Calling for Hosts

Calling for Hosts:  The Parents of each grade-level class at Assumption hold a social FUNdraiser during the school year.   The purpose is two-fold, an opportunity to meet other parents and raise money to purchase a gift donated to the April Knight Auction.  The adults-only party is a relaxed, casual and social atmosphere.   All class parents are invited to attend with a per person suggested donation.

Any parent wanting to can become a “Party Host”  which involves an additional financial support to underwrite the cost of the party.  This will be $100 total.  All monies raised go to April Knight/Assumption High School.   All areas of the school – academics, athletics, fine arts, technology, tuition and special projects are supported by April Knight – ALL students benefit.  Please contact Susie Foster if you are interested or have any quesitons: or 563-326-5313 x 281       Thank you!

2018 Assumption Cheerleading Kids Clinic

2018 Varsity Football Cheerleaders

What: 2018 Assumption Cheerleading Kids Clinic
Download: 2018 Cheerleading Kids Clinic Registration Form
For Girls and Boys Grades PreK-8 (Fall ‘18)
Where: Assumption High School Small Gym
When: Tuesday, September 25
Time: Starts 5 p.m./Ends 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $30. Includes snack, AHS Cheerleading T-Shirt and Cheer Bow.
Deadline: September 17
Payment: Due on or before September 25th – Make checks payable to: Assumption Cheerleading
Performance: Thursday, Sept. 27, at halftime of the Assumption Varsity Football game vs. Central DeWitt at Brady Street Stadium (approx. 8:15 p.m.)
Download: 2018 Cheerleading Kids Clinic Registration Form
Contact: Head Coach Brittany Nylin at

HDC Job Openings

HDC has the following job openings for students:

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS): $8.75/hr.  Part time positions to assist individuals with disabilities in group homes, apartments, and family home settings with activities in daily living, including personal care and accompanying out to community events. Hours begin after school and end as late as 9 pm and include 1st and 2nd shift weekend hours.

*This position is easier if student has a car.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT: $8.75/hr. 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. Position will provide personal care to individuals. Will be required to have the ability to lift 50 lbs. Hours begin after school and end as late as 9 pm and include 1st and 2nd shift weekend hours. Position is required to work a minimum of one weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) every other week. No C.N.A. required.

Contact:  Emily White @

Service Hour Opportunity – September 5th – 3:00- 6:00 PM

River Bend Food Bank has their September distribution this Wednesday, September 5th from 3:00pm-6:00pm,  and are actually in great need of additional help. They need about 40 more volunteers. If any of students might be interested they would love to have them come to help. They need help setting up, distributing food, assisting guests and cleaning up afterwards. If any of students are interested in helping, please sign up to volunteer online! The next big distributions are October 3rd and November 7th. You can also check out other volunteer opportunities on:

Donation Time Link


Wednesday, September 5th from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. See Volunteer Link below:

Volunteer Link- River Bend Food Bank


Parent Prayer Hour- AHS Chapel

Extended to ALL parents is an INVITATION to come together for an HOUR OF PRAYER every Thursday morning at 9AM in the beautiful AHS Chapel!   Originated 8 years ago, the chapel continues to gather parents & AHS community supporters to lift to God our students, alumni, staff & extended community through the rosary and other prayers.  Each student in the school is prayed for often  & specifically by name.  Students’ petitions submitted anonymously into the school’s “Prayer Boxes” are read out loud and prayed for.  Please note that there is no obligation for your attendance every week—all “prayer warriors” are welcome whenever it works for your schedule!  If you have petition requests, but are unable to attend, please provide your prayer request to  one of our prayer leaders: Joanie Vonderhaar (563) 505-5420 or Laurie Verdi (563) 505-5189.