What parent volunteer opportunities are available at AHS?

Many hands make the load lighter for the work done within the Assumption community!  Assumption is very grateful for all who sacrifice time to volunteer. A variety of support organizations exist within the community.  If you would like to help out in a way other than those listed below, please contact the school at 326-5313 ext. 200.

APRIL KNIGHT 
Contact: Susie Foster – 563-326-5313 x 281, susie.foster@assumptionhigh.org

Committees Meet: Monthly August-December; bi-weekly/weekly January-April
April Knight began in 1987 as a time to gather and celebrate our school. It represents Assumption’s largest fundraiser and helps fund facility improvements, classroom materials, technology upgrades, and student activities in Academics, Athletics and Fine Arts, benefiting all students at Assumption High School.  This festive and very fun evening, which includes fantastic food, adult beverages, music, dancing and live and silent auctions, is held in the creatively transformed gym at Assumption. Additionally, cash raffle tickets are sold by our students February – April culminating in the drawing of the winners the night of the event.  Many hands contribute to the great success of April Knight and we have a place for you, whatever your talent! Help make the evening a success by selling raffle tickets, procuring auction items, decorating, helping during the auction, putting your computer skills to work, assisting with check-in, check-out, set-up, or clean-up.

Gift Gathering Parties or Parents Class Fundraiser

The parents of each 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 April Knight Committee is currently looking for a family in each grade to volunteer to host a gift gathering party at their home as well as other parents to assist with financial and food/drink donations.  If you are interested, please reach out to Susie Foster at 563-326-5313 x 281, susie.foster@assumptionhigh.org.

ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB
Contact: Wade King – 563-326-5313 x 245 or wade.king@assumptionhigh.org
Meets: Bi-monthly
The Athletic Booster Club raises funds to support Assumption’s Athletic Programs. Funds help with the purchase of athletic uniforms, send athletes to state competitions, and underwrite the cost of seasonal sports banquets. There are several volunteer opportunities surrounding sports button sales, clothing sales, football tailgaters, the annual golf outing, and the Snowball Shootout. The Booster Club is looking for board member successors as well as additional members to head up new and exciting projects!

BACKSTAGE ANGELS
Contact: Liz King Powers – 563-326-5313 x 228 or elizabeth.powers@assumptionhigh.org 
Meets: monthly
Backstage Angels is a group of dedicated theater parents who help with Assumption’s theater program in several areas, including selling concessions, tickets, and flowers for each play, assisting in finding props, providing meals for the cast and crew the week of a show, and helping to fundraise for large projects. Backstage Angels are a key ingredient in what make the Knight Players so successful. Whether you have a son or daughter on stage or behind the scenes, or you simply have a love of the arts, plan to attend the next Backstage Angels meeting!

CENTURY CLUB 
Contact: Wade King – 563-326-5313 x 245 or wade.king@assumptionhigh.org
The AHS Century Club consists of parents and community members dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and advancing the athletic programs of AHS. The club supports projects to improve facilities and equipment necessary to provide an adequate athletic program for the school. The Century Club’s only fundraising is done through membership dues which are collected in conjunction with an annual Steak Fry held in August. There is a Century Club Board which meets as needed for event planning, key decision making and annual review.  The Century Club meets once a year at the annual Steak Fry – all are encouraged to attend!

KNIGHT NETWORK PARENT ORGANIZATION 
Contact: Bridget Murphy – 563-326-5313 x 289 or bridget.murphy@assumptionhigh.org

Meets: Meetings are held according to the school calendar in the AHS Library.  Most meetings begin with a social at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m.
Knight Network’s role is to support the mission of Assumption High School, to promote volunteerism, and to allow opportunities for parents of Assumption students to get to know one another better. This mission is fulfilled through supporting school events in the form of food, volunteers, and financial contributions. Knight Network provides refreshments for class retreats, NHS, and Catholic Schools Week. Members also decorate the school for Christmas and organize the candy distribution on St. Nick’s Day (a student favorite). This group plays a major role with regard to volunteer efforts for April Knight and Post Prom. Knight Network values the teachers and staff at AHS and provides monthly teacher treats for staff meetings. Lunch or dinner is also provided during conferences and select teacher in-service meetings. Knight Network is proud to be an integral part of AHS. Getting involved with this organization is an easy way to get to know people and support the AHS family. Please consider joining the Knight Network, as many hands make light work!

MUSIC BOOSTERS
Contact:  Erin Mahr – 563-326-5313 ext.235 or erin.mahr@assumptionhigh.org
Meets: Bi-monthly
Music Boosters supports Assumption’s music program by raising funds to support the band and choir instructors’ needs in various areas including instrument purchase and upkeep, sheet music, uniform replacement, and sending students to summer music camps. Last year the music boosters raised funds to help students take a trip to Minneapolis, where they sang for Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary, saw a Peter Schikle concert, saw the Chameleon Theater Company’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and participated in masterclasses at Luther College.

PARENTS IN PRAYER

Contact:  Bridget Murphy – 563-326-5313 x 289 or bridget.murphy@assumptionhigh.org

Meets:  Monday mornings from 10-11AM in the AHS Chapel throughout the school year. Please consider joining fellow Assumption parents in prayer. The group meets every Monday in the Assumption Chapel from 10-11 a.m. The AHS Chapel hosts parents/family/friends to lift the needs of students, faculty, and community in prayer.  A large focus of prayer comes from submitted prayer requests.  If interested in attending or submitting a request for prayer, please call the AHS Front Office 563-326-5313 x 200 or email shelli.miller@assumptionhigh.org.

How do I sign my student up for bus service to/from Assumption High School?

Assumption students living in Davenport are eligible for bus service through the Davenport Community School District and Durham School Services. For additional information or to sign up for busing, please contact their office at 386-1436.

Assumption provides free transportation to students living in Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley School Districts. Please contact Jackie Guldenpfennig, Assumption’s Transportation Director, at 326-5313 x 220 or jackie.guldenpfennig@assumptionhigh.org.

How much does lunch typically cost? How do I set up my student’s lunch account?

Our school lunch price is $3.25/meal and ala Carte, snack, and beverage items are also offered at an additional cost. Menus are posted in the cafeteria, as well as in the daily announcements.  Our cafeteria uses a computerized payment system.  Each child has a student ID # (on Student ID card which is created during Student Registration in August) which will also be used as their lunch PIN number they will input at the time of purchase.  Cash or check is always accepted.  Students’ parents are encouraged to prepay accounts by making a payment at the school or by making an online credit card payment at EZSCHOOLPAY.com. Online payments should be reflected in the student account within fifteen minutes.  There is no charge to register for this service, and parents are able to view account activity and request low-balance reminder emails through such an account. Account set-up requires the 6-digit student ID #. There is a fee to make credit card payments, which is currently $4.00 per transaction.  Students are notified by cafeteria personnel when they have $12.00 or less remaining in their account and are encouraged to deposit additional funds.  Account balances are not allowed to go below zero. Parents may check balances free of charge using the EZSCHOOLPAY.com website.  If parents or students have questions concerning the school lunch program, please contact Sharon Deyo, Knight Café Manager, at sharon.deyo@assumptionhigh.org.

How can I check on my student’s progress at Assumption?

There are several ways to check:

  • Parents and students may check regular academic progress through our online gradebook and student information system, JMC, at jmc.assumptionhigh.org.  Information and passwords concerning parent and student access to JMC is provided to families via the parent email address provided at application.  Families can also request this information by contacting Mrs. Shelli Miller at shelli.miller@assumptionhigh.org or 563-326-5313 ext. 200.
  • E–mail a teacher
  • Call a teacher or Student Services representative
  • Schedule a meeting with teacher and/or Student Services representative

Parents/Guardians will receive email progress reports through JMC several times throughout the year.  Semester report cards are issued twice each year.  Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in October and February as indicated on the school calendar.   Conferences are held on a drop-in basis (no appointment necessary) in the school cafeteria during posted times, and families have the opportunity to meet with teachers individually.

Are students allowed to have cell phones at school?

Cell phones are allowed during passing time and lunch periods.  Use of cell phones during class or study halls is strictly prohibited unless permitted by a teacher for educational purposes.  Inappropriate use of a cell phone will result in the confiscation of the phone.  Confiscated phones must be picked up in the Principal’s office by a parent/guardian. Repeated violations of cell phone privileges will result in further consequences as outlined in the Code of Conduct.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes, all students are expected to comply with the Assumption High School Code of Conduct.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct and discuss it with their students.

What should a student do if he/she is sick?

If a student becomes ill at school, he/she needs to report to the attendance office so a parent/guardian can be contacted for permission to go home. The front office has a phone available for student use. Students may not leave without parental permission and without checking out in the attendance office. 

When a child is absent from school, parents/guardians must call the attendance office at 326-5313 ext. 227 before 9:00 a.m.  In order for an absence due to illness to be considered “excused,” a doctor’s note must be turned in to the attendance office upon the student’s return to school.  Students are allowed a maximum of 10 “unexcused” absences per class per semester.

What about school dances at Assumption?

A multitude of developmental opportunities present themselves during the high school years, and we are happy to partner with families in making sure those opportunities are positive for students.  At Assumption, we are not only committed to the formation of academics; development of character, Catholic values, social maturity, and responsibility are also high on the list of our educational objectives.

Attending formal high school dances at Assumption has traditionally been a privilege reserved for upperclassmen.  All students in grades 10-12 may attend Homecoming and Turnabout, while the spring Prom is reserved for juniors and seniors only.  These dances are intended to be fun, supervised, age-appropriate social opportunities for our students.  Students attend these dances either as singles or with dates, and permission for a student to bring a guest from another school can be requested.  Attire is expected to be modest and align with the Catholic values upheld at Assumption High School.

Assumption Administration feels strongly that the rationale behind beginning the opportunity to attend a “dated dance” at sophomore year is appropriate.  The Freshmen Formal, a non-dated dance for all AHS freshmen, is a fun opportunity for the incoming class each fall.