What’s Happening at AHS

2018-2019 Yearbooks

If you have not yet ordered a yearbook for this year, there is still time.  The cost is $60, and the money is due by April 1st in order to receive a yearbook.  After April 1st, we will start a waiting list.

Please turn your orders in to Shelli Miller or Penny Trier.

Thank you!

2019 Football Schedule


Mon16-SeptDav. WestHome6:00Junior Varsity
Mon23-SeptSolonHome6:00Junior Varsity
Mon7-OctDeWittHome6:00Junior Varsity
Thu10-OctClear Creek-AmanaHome5:00/7:15Freshman/Varsity
Mon14-OctClear Creek-AmanaAway6:00Junior Varsity
Mon21-OctLibertyHome6:00Junior Varsity
Thu24-OctNorth ScottHome5:00/7:15Freshman/Varsity
Mon25-OctNorth ScottAway6:00Junior Varsity

Iowa Class 3A

First Round Playoffs


Iowa Class 3A

Second Round Playoffs

Fri14-NovIowa Class 3A SemifinalsUNI-Dome7:00Varsity
Fri21-NovIowa Class 3A ChampionshipUNI-Dome7:00Varsity


ZAPS ACT Test-Prep Seminar

Reserve a Space for Your Student Today!

Our strategy intensive seminar is the perfect companion to content-based test-preparation your student may be utilizing.

ZAPS ACT Test-Prep Seminar

Assumption High School

Wednesday & Thursday, March 27 & 28, 2019

Time: 6:30-9:00 PM

Seminar Fee: $95.00

Register at www.doorwaytocollege.com

Or call 877-927-8378

Sophomore Parents – Sophomore Retreat Treats – March 19th

Sophomore parents, we are looking for donations of dessert/sweet/snack and fruit for the Sophomore Retreat on Tuesday, March 19th.  Donations can be dropped off in the AHS Front Office any time the morning of March 19th bfore 10:00 a.m. If you have a container you would like returned, please remember to label it. If you know what you plan to bring, please put that in the notes on the sign-up.  Thank you so much for your support of our AHS community!

Click Here for Sign-Up Genius


Knight Notations

The Knight Notation Jazz Choir participated in the Solon Vocal Jazz Festival in Solon, Iowa on February 15th.  The ensemble peformed well and received a score that was 35 points higher than last year’s score.  Congratulations, Knight Notation!  Ensemble members include: Nathan Seutter ‘19, Madeline Murphy ’21, Kelly Anzola ’19, Abby Schauer ’19, Jon Herrington ’19, and Melanie Comer ’19.

Choir News

Congratulations to soprano Abigail Schauer ’19 on her selection to participate in the Iowa State Honor Choir in Ames on February 10th and 11th.  She was 1 of only 100 singers from across the state selected to participate.  Way to go Abby!


Featured Alumnus – Dan Bush

Dan Bush

In a series of interviews with notable alumni about their experiences at Assumption, we recently caught up with 2002 graduate Dan Bush, Co-Owner of Armored Gardens and the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel in Davenport, as well as Analog Arcade Bar (Davenport & Moline).

Q. What are you doing now?
I just opened our second Analog Arcade Bar location in Moline. I also have a restaurant called Armored Gardens, and a small music venue called the Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel.

The QC used to have this 3-on-3 basketball tournament called Hoopfest back in the 90’s. It was such a fun event and we don’t have anything like it anymore. I’m currently trying to revive it.

Q: How did you become Co-owner at Analog Arcade Bar, Armored Gardens, and Triple Crown Whiskey Bar & Raccoon Motel? 
After moving back from Chicago after college, I really wanted to bring bigger city concepts to the Quad Cities. Most of my AHS classmates moved out of the area after high school and haven’t come back, and my goal is to get people to want to stay after high school (or come back).

Q. How did you come up with the unique concepts for each of your establishments?
I legitimately don’t know. I’ll be driving or going for a jog and an idea will pop in my head and then I think of the steps needed to do it. There is no process. Maybe there should be?

Q: What made you want to go into the restaurant and entertainment industry? 
I get bored easily, and the hospitality industry is always presenting new challenges that constantly keep my brain occupied. I realized early on that I wasn’t cut out for a standard desk job and I really find this work fulfilling.

Q. What is a typical day like for you?
There really isn’t a typical day, and I think that’s a big reason why I love my job so much. It doesn’t trap me in monotony. I try to set aside time every week to research something new whether it be a new concept or a new product.

Q: What do you enjoy most about the restaurant and entertainment industry?
I have a job where my product is selling fun. Seeing people having fun in a place I helped create is worth all the headaches (of which there are plenty).

Q. What are some of the things you learned at Assumption?
Assumption has been able to compete academically, athletically, and in the arts with much bigger schools because the collective standard of the faculty, staff, and student body is elevated. People really don’t talk about standards enough, but it really is the difference maker in life. Lower standards mean cutting corners and that makes long-term success difficult. But Assumption instills a standard and work ethic that turns successful students into successful alumni.

Q: How do you feel your time at Assumption has helped you in your career thus far?
I love that Assumption encourages its students to get involved in a variety of different things. As Coach Kacz used to say, “We don’t want one trick ponies.” In four years I played 3 sports, was on the newspaper staff, sang in the choir, performed in plays, and did countless other activities. The best part is that no one ever told me I needed to focus on one thing. I love that, and it shaped how I think now.

Q: What are a few of your favorite memories from your time at Assumption?
Although there were many, being the first quarterback to lead the Knights to four straight National Championships definitely takes the cake. Still waiting for my statue.

Q. Looking back on your time at Assumption, what are some of the experiences that helped prepare you for what you’re doing now?
I remember how Mrs. Brennan would have us rehearse for plays and how Coach Norton would have us practice in basketball. There was an intense focus on the preparation. When it comes time to perform or compete, things are kind of out of your hands at that point. It’s the time you spent (and how you spent it) beforehand that truly yields fantastic results.

I really can’t remember many games, but I remember the practices.

Q: Who were some of the biggest influences during your time at Assumption?
There were so many. Mrs. Carmine Draude (counselor) was definitely a big influence on my life. She really pushed me and made me want to be better. I remember Mr. Dave Simpson ’82 was the first teacher to talk to me like an adult and I always appreciated that.

Q: What suggestions or advice do you have for students who may want to pursue a career in hospitality?
Work. Find a place in the area you are interested in that recruits from within and outwork everyone around you. I’ve had jobs that I did for the paycheck and I’ve had jobs where I loved the work and the latter is better every single time.

Q: Do you have any last words of encouragement for the Class of 2019?
You have one life to live. You don’t get a second shot at it, so don’t waste it. Stop focusing on what you think others want/expect of you and focus on figuring out what YOU want. Try something, then try something else, and repeat this process until you have found that thing that gets you excited to wake up on Monday’s and do it. It’s that simple if you let it be that simple.

Thanks, Dan. We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule for the interview. Congratulations on all the great work you’re doing!


The next ACT test date is scheduled for April 13, 2019 with a registration deadline of Friday, March 8, 2019.  (Late Fee registration period is March 9th – March 25th) Attached you will find the ACT registration flyer, giving you instructions on how to register, as well as the preparation booklet. Students are welcome to pick up a hard copy of these materials in Student Services.  JUNIORS, if you have not already done so, you are strongly encouraged to take the ACT by the end of your junior year. 

Dates and Registration

Preparing for the ACT

Mock Trial Team Advances to State Tournament

Congratulations to the Assumption Mock Trial Team on advancing to the 2019 Iowa High School Mock Trial State Tournament, April 4-6 in Des Moines! The ten-member team took home second place honors at the St. Ambrose Regional held March 1 in Davenport. Team members are: Katie Engel, Alex Foley, Molly Johnson, Adam Laubenthal, Victoria Maca, Noah McCracken, Madeline Murphy, Bailey Petersen, Catherine Roe and Robert Thompson. Mr. Mitch Caffarini and Mr. Ryan Beckenbaugh ’09 serve as the team’s advisers. Adam Laubenthal and Robert Thompson were both named Outstanding Witness at the competition.