What’s Happening at AHS

UPDATE: ZAPS – ACT Prep Seminar

Due to school closing, this seminar has now been restructured as a live online class. Contact us at 877-927-8378 or email mary@doorwaytocollege.com to find out how to join us.

ZAPPING the ACT seminar includes:

  • Five hours of focused strategy instruction by a highly trained instructor
  • 24 practice tests for the ACT and ZAPPING the ACT Study Guide
  • Specific strategies for each type of question on the ACT
  • General test-taking methods for lifelong success
  • Test-specific time-management techniques
  • Explanations for each question and answer on the practice tests
  • Unique system for analyzing errors to identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Instruction for writing a high-scoring Essay
  • Much more!

Click here to register

Iowa Youth Congress (IYC) & The State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC)

Iowa Youth Congress is a youth program consisting of up to 100 students, modeled after the Iowa House of Representatives. Youth between the ages of 14 and 18 are eligible. Originally established in 2006, IYC is a year-long program which begins each July. The program provides students the knowledge, abilities, and direction to advocate and enact change in their communities, and at the state-level. IYC brings students together from across the state to discuss issues that affect today’s youth. In addition, IYC members draft positions on youth issues, participate in an annual Mock Congress event, communicate their positions to legislators, and engage in service activities. For additional information about IYC please contact Claire Yocom (Claire.Yocom@iowa.gov) or visit the following website: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/iowa-youth-congress

The State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council accepts a maximum of 21 youth who serve two-year terms beginning in July. Youth between the ages of 14 and 21 are eligible. Originally established in 2001, SIYAC was formalized in Iowa Code in 2009 as an avenue for youth to inform state leaders and local communities on issues important to young people. Members meet quarterly to identify issues affecting youth, discuss community needs, form partnerships to meet those needs, draft positions on youth issues, communicate those positions to legislators, and plan and conduct service activities. In addition, SIYAC members participate in Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development (ICYD) Council meetings. The ICYD Council oversees the activities of SIYAC and seeks input from these youth leaders in the development of more effective state-wide policies, practices, and programs. SIYAC members also carry out two service projects, one in their respective communities and one statewide. For additional information about SIYAC please contact Reeva Neighbors (Reeva.Neighbors@iowa.gov) or visit the following website: https://humanrights.iowa.gov/cas/siyac

Iowa Youth Brochure



April Knight Postponed

Dear Assumption Family,

In light of the ever-changing conditions surrounding the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone this year’s April Knight. While we will all miss the opportunity to gather as a community in support of our great school, the health and safety of our Assumption Family must be our top priority. If you have already sent in your reservation, we will be in touch soon.

We are currently looking into options for a possible online auction and will keep you updated on any developments there. We are still planning to hold our Early Bird and Grand Prize Raffle drawings as scheduled. Please consider showing your support of Assumption while having the chance to win several great cash prizes by purchasing a raffle ticket or two! Our Early Bird Raffle drawing will be held as scheduled on April 15th, and our Grand Prize Raffle drawing will be held April 24th. You may purchase tickets via e-check here, or you may mail payment to school at 1020 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52804.

Unprecedented times present unique challenges for all of us. In times of uncertainty, family is there for each other, and our Assumption Family is no different. Thank you for your continued support of our mission through your support of April Knight. We look forward to being together again in the future.

One in the Spirit,
Andy Craig

Thank you to our April Knight Sponsors:

Blackhawk Bank & TrustEdward Jones Investments – Daniel M. Timmons, John J. Timmons, Mark E. Mayeski, Paul A. Schnell, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dan Laubenthal, Chris Caspers
Halligan · McCabe · DeVries Funeral HomePer Mar Security ServicesTimberlyn Lighting Management, Inc.US BankUtility Equipment Company

McDonald’s of the Iowa Quad CitiesTrevor Fennelly ’10 – Financial Advisor w/Edward JonesTwin State, Inc * Wyffels Hybrids, Inc

ICR Future Career and College Fair – Postponed

As we continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 we have determined that it is in everyone’s best interest to postpone the ICR Future Career & College Fair currently scheduled for Sunday, March 29.

We are currently working with our partners to ensure this important planning event for students and parents still takes place. Please stay tuned for additional details about the rescheduled event in coming days.

New Event Details

Sunday, May 31, 2020
12:30-3 pm
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Cedar Rapids, IA

Please plan to attend the ICR Future Career and College Fair in Cedar Rapids on May 31. The ICR Future Career and College Fair is unlike any other in Eastern Iowa, bridging the gap between career exploration and college/training selection, to help students make informed decisions that align career interests with education and training selection.

Students of every age have something to gain at ICR Future. From learning about different career fields from Iowa employers, to speaking with more than 100 colleges, universities, apprenticeship representatives, and career experts, there’s something for everyone. There are even breakout sessions on employer expectations, career training, college planning, Iowa’s job outlook and more

In addition to an expansive selection of colleges and universities, ICR Future will also feature the 6 Career Clusters represented by Iowa businesses, breakout sessions on career and college planning topics, as well as a section of exhibitors that specialize in ‘Earn As You Learn’ apprenticeship programs, and college and career planning and preparation.

Visit www.ICANsucceed.org/icrfuture for all the event details and updates of exhibitors and breakout sessions.

Service Hours Opportunity – Census

Assistance is needed in placing door hangers on apartments promoting the census.  The hanging period is designated for Friday, March 20-Monday, March 23.  There is no age requirements, but having some adult participation/supervision can be helpful.  Those placing hangers on doors are not interacting with anyone, they will just place the hanger and move on.

Please contact Ben Jobgen if you are interested in helping or have any questions.

Ben Jobgen – 563-888-2066

April Knight Corporate Sponsorships

If you would like to be a Corporate Sponsor for April Knight, please contact Susie Foster at susie.foster@assumptionhigh.org or 563-326-5313, ext (9) 281.

FAITH – $2,000

Blackhawk Bank & Trust

Edward Jones Investments – Daniel M. Timmons, John J. Timmons, Mark E. Mayeski, Paul A. Schnell, Tom Fitzpatrick, Dan Laubenthal, Chris Caspers

Halligan · McCabe · DeVries Funeral Home

Per Mar Security Services

Timberlyn Lighting Mnagement, Inc.

US Bank

Utility Equipment Company


WISDOM – $1,500



McDonald’s of the Iowa Quad Cities



Trevor Fennelly ’10 – Financial Advisor w/Edward Jones

Twin State, Inc.

Military Service Academy Day

Hosted by Congressman Dave Loebsack

Saturday, May 2, 2020
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Davenport Public Library – Eastern Avenue Branch
600 Eastern Avenue

Jr. and Sr. High students are invited to attend and learn more about life at a Service Academy, as well as the application and nomination process.

Program includes Q & A and information from:
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
U.S. Military Academy at West Point
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
University of Iowa Army R.O.T.C.
University of Iowa Air Force R.O.T.C.

Please RSVP:
Katie Carton – Academy Coordinator