HIGHLIGHTS FROM ASCENSION CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
from Mark Pellegrin, Superintendent
WELCOME TO NEW BEGINNING!
As we begin a new school year, I am reminded that God welcomes us to fresh starts and new beginnings every day. In Psalms 40:3 it reads, “He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed.They will put their trust in the Lord.” At Ascension Christian our hopes and prayers are that all of our students and families will experience a renewed relationship with Jesus that will catapult them to an amazing year of growth and maturity as Christians. We are thankful that you have chosen Ascension Christian as a partner in your child’s life. Together, we will create a loving, Christ-centered environment of educational excellence where every student has the opportunity to belong, believe, and become a light for the world. This is our mission and our promise to support you and your student to their highest potential spiritually and academically. We invite you to find a place where you can get connected to Ascension Christian School and serve. We hope that you will offer your gifts and talents as support for all students. Let’s work together to make Ascension Christian a “City on a Hill” where new beginnings are offered every day.
2016 ACT SCORES
The 2016 ACT scores at Ascension Christian have reached another milestone. The composite scores have increased from 21.5 to 22.7 for the 2016 seniors. The scores continue to surpass the state averages and national averages in all subject areas. School Principal Kadie Benz said everyone is so proud of their achievement.
“Each year we can only speculate as to what the scores might be. These scores are exceptional. We are so proud of what these students have accomplished. “
The ACH ACT Report is available here. ACT REPORT
ASCENSION CHRISTIAN CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Ascension Christian music directors Dr. Borislava Iltcheva and Aaron Farrell organized the annual Christmas concert at Ascension Christian High. Students from the elementary, junior high and high schools were excited to perform for faculty, parents, friends, and relatives. The concert featured performances by students concentrating in piano, violin, and cello. Students performed various Christmas carols and other works.
Ascension Christian School Piano Lab
Through the generosity of the Lamar Family Foundation, Ascension Christian was awarded a grant to support the development of a music program at the school. The piano lab at the school is one of the most impressive labs around, said Ascension Christian music director Dr. Borislava Iltcheva.
“I teach in numerous schools and I’m telling you this is one of the finest piano labs anywhere around. I am so appreciative of the Lamar Family and the vision they have to provide children with the opportunity to learn music.”
Ascension Christian School also supports students in learning string instruments such as the violin, viola, and the cello. Because of the grant students are able to take music classes as young as K4 through high school.
2016-2017 SCHOOL GOALS
The leaders of Ascension Christian have determined a focus for the school year with the following goals. From these goals there are action plans and expected outcomes.
PROVIDE A RICH CHRISTIAN CULTURE
DELIVER EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
PROVIDE INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING STRATEGIES
ENHANCE S.T.E.M. AND THE ARTS