Thursday, 30 April 2015


Here is a sample of Assumption student responses to their TRY DAY Ringette sessions.

"It was nice to try a new sport. I enjoyed it a lot."
Haidar A.

"Simply in one word: FUN!!"
Tanner F.

"It was a great experience. I would play it again in a heartbeat!!"
Sergio R.

"I enjoyed watching the game as well as playing!! "
Eman K.

"It is a great sport that requires true teamwork"
Akot A.

"It is harder than it looks. Being a goalie is extremely difficult and really challenging"
Abdul M.

"I like playing the sport. Come to think of it I’M GOOD!!"
Zhania G.

"It’s intense and requires a lot of running. I got a good sweat out of it"

"It was fun!!! "
Jeffrey D.

"I’m glad we were able to try a new sport"

"It is way different than hockey even though it looks the same. I like it better."
Natasha T

"It is a great workout, much more exciting than going to the gym!"
Selena B.

Assumption's TRY DAY Ringette a great success!!

Students of various grades participated at lunch and during classes in trying out the old Canadian sport of Ringette during the month of March!!!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Public Speaking - CHAMPION

2 Raiders in SW Ontario's Top 3!!

The Optimist Club sponsors an annual public speaking competition and a pair of Raiders established themselves as the best around!

In March, Tejas Pandya and Allison Nguyen presented speeches titled "how my optimism will press me on to greater things".  At the club level, each student finished among the top 3 and advanced.

The second round of competition (zone level)  was open to all the qualifiers in the Windsor/Essex Region, and again Tejas and Allison were among the top 3 finalists. Each won scholarship money for their efforts after this win.

The 3rd round of competition (regional level)  was 2 weeks ago in Sarnia.  Once again, Tejas and Allison each landed among the top 3 speakers and subsequently qualified for the finals.  

On Saturday, the top speakers converged for the grand finals.  Both of their performances were simply outstanding.  Tejas was chosen by the panel of judges as the overall winner, and recipient of a $2500 scholarship.    Allison came in 3rd place  (a grade 12 from London was ahead of her - but she will likely win next year!!)

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Christian Vegh plays lunchtime set at Windsor Star News Cafe

Check out The Windsor Star article featuring ACS's Christian Vegh! There are videos of him playing his guitar as well!

Talented musician Christian Vegh performs at the Windsor Star News Cafe on April 22, 2015. (JASON KRYK/The Windsor Star)

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Zaheem Riberdy advances to finals!

Two Windsor high school students have been selected as finalists for the Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch Competition.

Zaheem Riberdy, a Grade 11 student at Assumption, and Raymond Tran, a Grade 10 student at Kennedy, will participate in a Dragon's Den-style competition for high-school students as part of the Discovery Conference April 26-28 in Toronto.

Discovery is Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference.

Riberdy created Kustom Kicks, which applies high-end custom designs on shoes. Tran's company, TeaSchool, proposes a new student menu featuring tea beverages.

To reach this stage, students were required to make a two-minute video of their business idea.

A portion of their score was based on online voting with regional judges accounting for the other 60 per cent of the grading. The top three contestants from the Southwestern Ontario region advanced to Toronto.

The top six in Toronto will receive a reserved spot in Ontario's Summer Company program and funding to put their business idea into practice.

To view their pitch videos and that of the other finalists, visit

Zaheem Riberdy holds up a shoe he is working on at Assumption High School in Windsor on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Riberdy has started a business customizing shoes and is entered in a contest run by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development. (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE/The Windsor Star)

Alessio Symons Dean's award

Congratulations to Alessio Symons of Assumption Robotics

Alessio will be going to  St. Louis as a Dean's List finalist to compete to become a Dean's List Winner. He will  be meeting the top executives of Google, Microsoft, GM, Dean Kamen(Inventor/founder of FRC and designer builder of the segway) and many top tier universities and companies. The event hosts around 25,000 people, and Alessio will be competing for the top 10 slot among 100 that have been chosen to receive the award.

The Dean's List Award began in 2010 to celebrate outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary. In an effort to recognize the leadership and dedication of the FIRST most outstanding FRC students, the Kamen family sponsors this award for the selected top students. There is a Dean's List Nominee, Dean's List Finalist, and a Dean's List Winner.

Check out the ACS Robotics website for more information about the program:

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Congrats Jacob Rothera: University of Windsor Faculty of Human Kinetics Book Award

The University of Windsor Faculty of Human Kinetics Book Award  recognizes students who have maintained outstanding academic performance and have made exceptional contributions to their schools and communities through athletics, leadership and volunteer activities. 

This year Assumption is honoured to have Jacob Rothera receive this award.

When you see Jacob, be sure to congratulate him!

W.E.C.S.S.A.A. Spring Sports Season Off and Running!!

The Assumption Purple Raider athletes are off and running for the 2015 Spring season. The school is being represented by the following teams

Senior Girls Soccer
Senior Boys Soccer
Senior Girls SloPitch
Senior Boys Fastball
Track and Field

Here are the results as of today for each of the teams

Senior Girls Soccer

Tuesday, April 7, 2015               Herman               3  Assumption 2
Thursday, April 9, 2015              Catholic Central 1  Assumption 1
Tuesday, April 14, 2015              Brennan              4 Assumption  0

Senior Boys Soccer

Wednesday, April 8, 2015           Brennan              1  Assumption 0
Friday, April 10, 2015                 Westview            1  Assumption 0
Monday, April 13, 2015              Amherst              2  Assumption  0

Senior Girls SloPitch

The season will begin next week!

Senior Boys Fastball

The first game of the season is Monday, April 20, 2015 versus Cardinal Carter

Track and Field

The first meet of the WE.C.S.S.A.A. season will be April 16 at Sandwich Secondary School.


Our Raider Badminton team did well at All City Tournament on Monday and Tuesday this week.  Kieran Bujold earned 4th place and Dico Angelo earned 6th place in Senior singles.  Shanna Tobin and Tyler Santilli played mixed doubles and will play as alternates at WECSSA next week.  Junior Players also did well, Declan Bujold and Alessandro Kerr played Junior singles, and both qualified as well.  Playing mens doubles :  Alex Dumitru and Auggie Valore will be competing as well in WECSSA.   Impressive skills were displayed by all Raiders who represented Assumption!!

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Zach D'Zouza Smile4Miles 6th Annual Tournament

Zach D'Zouza Smile4Miles 6th Annual Tournament LINK

Register before April 24,2015 at the link above. Teams are made up of 6 players with an minimun entry fee of $150. The tournament will take place on Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Tecumseh and L'Essor soccer fields. The kickoff starts at 9 am, with awards being presented at 4 pm.

Please help this great cause!!!!


Music Express Student Talent Show Applications - Sat June 6

Music Express is sponsoring a Talent Show at Art in the Park on Sat June 6.

There are Junior and Senior categories and we welcome all kinds of talent.  Our Judges are top notch professionals and there are cash prizes.  After the Talent Show, Music Express will perform a short concert as well.  

Click for more information.

Click for Application.

Music students prep for Nashville Music competition

Assumption High School concert band getting ready for their music festival competition in Nashville this weekend. Special thanks to alumni, superintendent, and professional musician Mike Seguin for coming in and giving the students some expert tips.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Jakov Novak, Christian D’Agnillo and Jacob Schwab's drone!

Jakov Novak, Christian D’Agnillo and Jacob Schwab (left to right) are seen with their drone at Assumption High School in Windsor on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The trio have started a business doing drone photography and are entered in a contest run by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development. (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE/The Windsor Star)

Read The Windsor Star article!

Zaheem Riberdy's custom shoe business!

Zaheem Riberdy holds up a shoe he is working on at Assumption High School in Windsor on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Riberdy has started a business customizing shoes and is entered in a contest run by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development. (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE/The Windsor Star)

iClimb 2015

On Feb 25, 2015, ACS students participated in The United Way's iClimb event at the WFCU center in order to raise awareness for mental health issues.
Students participated in a variety of events, including climbing 1000 steps in the arena, a free throw shootout, and boxing.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Senior Girls Soccer vs. Catholic Central

1-1 close to halftime

Girls' first soccer game Tues

With a record four grade 9's starting in their first ever game in the purple jersey and a solid crew of senior members: the ACS Girls Soccer team took the field to start the 2015 WECSSAA SOCCER SEASON.  The Raiders got on the board first in the 22nd minute with Victoria Cope finishing smoothly for her first goal of the season.  Herman equalized just 3 minutes later and then pulled ahead in the 31st minute with a penalty kick on a questionable handball call by the referee.  The Raiders, playing against the wind, went into half time down 2-1.  With a renewed vigour and the wind at their backs ACS drew even just 2 minutes into the second half thanks to a lovely finishing header by Victoria Cope off a perfect Carly Malenfant corner-kick.  The Raiders pushed hard for a winning goal but it was not meant to be as Herman scored from a broken play to pull ahead for good.  The Raiders did not quit, hitting the post two times in the last 20 minutes.  The  Raiders played a cool, calm, and collected, yet determined game and deserved a better result.  Good job ladies.  

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

ACS Robotics

The Easter weekend your ACS Robotics team participated in The Greater Essex Regional at the University of Windsor's St. Denis Centre next door. 46 Teams from all around the province and the United States where there including one team from as far away as California. After the 80 qualification round had been completed, we found ourselves in 23rd position.
The robot and team drivers performed well enough at the end to impress the top 8 seeds. ACS 4716 was chosen by one of the top seeds to assist them in the playoffs. During the semi final your school robot performed perfectly falling just short on moving on to the quarter finals.  
This year's Robot operated exactly as designed. The Robot achieved all goals set out in the early planning stages of this year's event.  This was a great opportunity for all those involved to learn that proper planning and executing that plan leads to achievement.
Congratulations to Mr. Costello and the Robotics team!