ACS in the Community

It started with an idea and culminated in an afternoon Pep-Rally Presentation during the 2014 Catholic Schools Week. The idea was to have 8th grade students from Assumption Catholic School build a gaming and learning computer from the bottom up. Once the computer was fully operational, the children would then donate it to Kier's Kidz, an organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Mr. Gary Chardyczak, a member of the Board of Trustees of Kier’s Kidz and the computer teacher at Assumption Catholic School came up with the idea and presented it to the 8th grade class. The students at Assumption Catholic Schools enthusiastically took up the challenge and spent weeks in the lab learning how to build a computer system from the ground up. The students, with the assistance of Mr. Chardyczak, researched and purchased the necessary parts, installed each component and software.

On Friday, January 31, 2014, the students and Mr. Chardyczak presented the computer to Dr. Larry Perfetti and Mimi Hickman Perfetti from Kier’s Kidz Charity. The computer will be made available to young cancer patients for their enjoyment.

Kier’s Kidz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Information about Kier’s Kidz can be found online at Assumption Catholic School is an Advanced Ed accredited elementary school featuring full-day Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through 8th grade education on a single campus. Information about Assumption Catholic School can be found at

On the left picture: Gary Charydczak, ACS and Board of Trustee Member for Kier’s Kids; Dr. Larry Perfetti and Mrs. Mimi Hickman Perfetti.