October 20, 2022
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Each year, the school chooses a scriptural theme to guide its decisions and to keep the community focused on a common vision. It gives us direction and reminds us that Christ is the reason for our school. This year, students are reminded that courage and strength are necessary and important in all situations.
The school continues to grow with new enrollment this year and as we come out of the pandemic, there are over 80 new students enrolled in the past three years. We work to make sure that every family feels welcomed and that there are multiple chances.
With new enrollment and funding through grants, we are positioned to support students in different ways. We’ve been able to continue with positions that were new last year- a school counselor to support the social and emotional needs of students, and a development director to focus on advancement. The school also has a reading specialist and a Title I teacher from the school district to help with reading support. All of these new positions allow us to provide quality instruction like we always have with an average student/teacher ratio of 19:1. The positions allow for intervention around reading and math, but they also create an environment of enrichment for the students ready for the next challenge. High school teachers in Whatcom County tell us that students from Assumption are well prepared for the rigor of high school instruction.
We encourage every family in Whatcom County to schedule a tour and see into our amazing classrooms. We are a Catholic school, and we welcome children from all faiths and backgrounds. We are so proud of what we do and how we serve the children in this community with compassion, fairness, and joy.
Dan Anderson, Principal