• Mario Carr

Ascension Catholic Elementary School turns 50


When Ascension Catholic Elementary School opened 50 years ago, the only storm sewers were ditches running along New Street.

The school was also surrounded by forests, farms and the average home at a development on Hampton Heath was less than $20,000.

Times have changed.

On Thursday, May 14, 2015, members of the Ascension Catholic Elementary School community in Burlington gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of their school.

The day began at St. Patrick Parish with a Celebration of the Eucharist in Thanksgiving of the 50th Anniversary of Ascension School. The parish pews were filled to capacity with students, parents, current as well as former staff and trustees, alumni, and guests as Monsignor Raymond Modeski presided over the Mass.

A student choir, led by Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Hrycaj, provided a heartwarming musical accompaniment to the celebration. Following the Mass, guests returned to Ascension School where they gathered in the library for refreshments and a peek at the photographs on display, spanning the 50 years since Ascension's inception.

Later that evening, parents and students were invited back to the school for an Open House which featured a Fun Family Photo Booth and a Talent Show. Congratulations to the entire Ascension Catholic Elementary School community as you look back upon half a century of wonderful memories, and look ahead to many more years of excellence in Catholic education.

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