Mustang Tradition - Alumni Newsletter - April, 2014


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Coming Soon...


Honoring Tradition...Investing in the Future

We are excited to show our alumni the design plans for the upcoming front entrance renovation.  This project will enhance the security, functionality and aesthetics of our building.  Details of the campaign will be coming soon.  The front of our building will match all of the wonderful things happening inside the doors.  Our alumni will have the opportunity to forever leave their mark, honor someone, or remember a loved one, while giving back to their alma mater.  Stay tuned! 

Alumni Scholarship Donor Opportunity

Without scholarships provided by generous donors, many talented and deserving students would not have the opportunity to pursue their dreams of an Immaculate education.  We are thrilled that an increasing number of alumni are choosing to send their children to IHS.  With an increase in enrollment, comes an increase in the number of applicants for Alumni Association Scholarships.  Please consider sponsoring an incoming freshman with a $500 donation towards an Alumni Scholarship!  You will be invited to join us in the fall at our annual Alumni Scholarship Luncheon, as a way for Immaculate H.S. and scholarship recipients to express their gratitude.  Please contact our Alumni Coordinator at for more information! 

Alumni Spotlight ~ Mary Raymond

Mary Raymond '77 is an IHS alumna who has given back to Immaculate High School in more ways than one can count.  Mary joined IHS's faculty in 2002 and is currently the Fine Arts Department Chair and director of the many outstanding performances that have taken place at IHS over the years.  This past weekend, Mary led over 70 students in a memorable performance of Les Miserables.  Simply put, Mary's dedication to her alma mater is felt by all who work with her, including students, parents, fellow faculty, and alumni. She and her husband Gary, also an alum, both give of their time, talents and resources to make sure that Immaculate High School continues to be the BEST!  They have seen four of their children graduate from Immaculate and currently have a junior at IHS.  As you will see from the testimonials of alumni who attended Les Miserables, Mary has made a indelible mark on Immaculate High School's Fine Arts program and she makes alumni near and far proud of their alma mater!

Reviews of "Les Miserables" by IHS Alumni

"Congratulations to the cast and crew of Les Miserables for an incredible show!! I am in awe of the talent of these kids! I was brought to tears by their performances. The hard work and dedication of everyone involved in this production was amazing! Mary, you bring out the best in these kids----every year!! You have created memories for them that will last a lifetime---the evidence was in their faces Saturday night as they took their final bows. They all knew they were part of something special!! Can't wait to see some of these kids on Broadway!" - Marcey (Chapman) Briscoe '89

"Professional production from start to finish! Outstanding voices, stellar set design, and incredible orchestra. More talent than schools three times our size." - Maureen (Brew) Arsenault '69 - faculty

"To Mary, Peggy, and all cast and crew of Les Mis...IT WAS AMAZING!!!! As an alumni, with kids in it, it was Immaculate High School at its finest. Thank you guys at IMMAC for bragging rights to this school!"  - Marianne (Urkiel) Mitchell '81

"Ms. Mary Raymond...your talent surpasses any words we can express. What you brought out in those students each and every night was amazing. The casting of those kids was perfect!!! Can't wait till next year!!" - Carol (Elston) Clarke '78

"It amazed me how spectacular this production was. The best I have ever seen at IHS or any high school. Congrats to Mary Raymond. Proud to be a Mustang!" - Kathy (Mahoney) Wakeford '77

"Congratulations to Mary and the cast and crew off Les Mis! Every year I go to the play and think "you can't top this"! This year was the best ever!! Such talent and so beautifully put together...Marty and I loved it and are so proud of IHS and all who participated!" - Jennifer (Brockelman) Lynch '79

"I attended the Saturday matinee and from beginning to end it was truly a top rate performance. Congratulations to all involved..... your time and effort was evident." - Tim Gorman '85

"What this music and fine arts program is doing now is incredible! Thanks for the great show you put on for us.  You all deserve a standing ovation!" - Maggie (Bierwirth) Kent '91


Following up on the great success of Immaculate's production of "Les Miserables", we invite all alumni to join us at Tarrywile Mansion this Saturday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m..  The wine tasting is a great evening of music, food, wine, and an opportunity to connect with your fellow alumni. All proceeds benefit the Fine Arts Department, which has over 300 students at Immaculate involved in chorus, concert choir, band, guitar ensemble, art, the fall dramas and the spring musicals!

The wine tasting is sponsored by IHS alumnus Jonathan Wichman's, Central Package in Bethel.  Wonderful appetizers are provided by Event Caterers and Chef Joseph Yorio.  Reservations can be made online by clicking here.  Tickets are $35 per person/$60 per couple by May 2nd. Tickets at the door on May 3rd are $40 per person/$70 per couple.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to purchase wine to pick up after the event, please use our online order form by clicking here.  You may make a donation of any size to support the Fine Arts department by clicking here!   Thank you for your support!



Help Needed - Classes of '06 - '13

Alumni from the classes of 2006-2013 are asked to complete an online survey to assist with the dissertation of Sister Florencia Silva, of the Diocese of Bridgeport. Please take a moment to fill out the survey and be as honest as possible by clicking here.  Note that the survey is anonymous.  Hundreds of people are being surveyed and no one will be identified.  The bulk of the processed data will be used for her dissertation. Thank you for your help!

Class Notes - Traditions Magazine

Have you moved, changed jobs, married, earned a degree, or had a baby? We love to fill our annual Traditions magazine with notes on what our alumni are up to.  Please email your photos, including those from alumni gatherings, to or mail them to:  Alumni News, Immaculate High School, 73 Southern Blvd., Danbury, CT, 06810. 





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