Coach Clem serves as our middle school PE teacher, health teacher, and athletics director here at Ascension. Each year, Coach Clem looks forward to having excited students participate in a sport or two and encouraging the athletes as they progress through their season. Ascension participates in the Tri-Valley Christian Athletic League and offers Girls Volleyball and Flag Football in the fall, Boys and Girls Basketball in the winter, and Boys and Girls 5 v 5 Soccer and Co-Ed Volleyball as winter sports.
All three of her own children are alumni of Ascension Lutheran School who attended here Kindergarten through 8th grade. She loves this school and the individual attention that each teacher gives to their students! She also finds it special that our elementary teachers know students all the way through their middle school experience. The caring community that allows parents to be involved and feel welcome on campus for all grades is another aspect she feels to be valuable.
This summer, Coach Clem is excited to go house boating on Lake Powell with friends and family – something she’s always wanted to do. An interesting fact that you might not know about Coach Clem – Somewhere along her family tree, she is related to Ulysses S Grant (18th President of the US).
Our students are looking forward to the 2017 Fun Run on November 17! The Fun Run is an exciting track and field challenge that serves as an opportunity for students to test themselves physically while raising money for the school. Money raised through donations to the Fun Run from parents, family, and friends will be used to enhance programs at Ascension Lutheran School including our Makerspace and the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom Areas.
Fun Run is sponsored by PALS (Parents of Ascension Lutheran Students), an organization that supports the school, students, and teachers while promoting fellowship among the Ascension Lutheran School families.
View Fun Run 2017 Flyer for additional details for participants.
Athletic Equipment Drive – In conjunction with the Fun Run, PALS is sponsoring an Athletic Equipment Drive. Beginning November 1, bring in a piece of new or gently used Athletic Equipment to earn your first bracelet for this year’s Fun Run! View Athletic Equipment Drive Flyer for additional details and a list of requested items.
Congratulations to our Girls’ Middle School (grades 7 and 8) Volleyball Team who won the Thousand Oaks Teen Center League Championship on November 30th. The league was comprised of 11 middle school teams from throughout the Conejo Valley. Ascension beat La Reina in the semi-finals and then advanced to the championship game against Los Cerritos to claim the title in a very competitive three-game match.
Ascension Lutheran School’s Boys 7th and 8th-Grade Basketball Team defeated Beacon Hill, 48-39, to win the Tri-Valley Christian Athletic League Championship on Friday, February 26. The team fought back from an 8 point deficit after the half to win the game. The Crusaders were coached by Ascension alumnus, Tyler Clem, who plays on the Varsity Basketball Team for the Thousand Oaks Lancers.
Ascension’s Girls’ 7th and 8th-Grade Basketball Team won their championship game vs. Ventura Missionary School with a score of 37-24 on Wednesday, March 2. A team of five, these girls fought hard the entire season! The crusader girls were coached by Athletic Director, Jolayne Clem.