Be sure to check out our annual Traditions Magazine at the bottom of this newsletter!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!
50th ANNIVERSARY HOMECOMING CELEBRATION
LESS THAN 2 MONTHS AWAY!!!
COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND 2015
OCTOBER 9, 10 & 11th
An opportunity like this only comes once every 50 years!
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Click on any of these frequently asked questions to find the answers:
What are the various events taking place over the weekend?
What is the cost to attend?
How do I register? Note that no walk-ins will be permitted, only 150 "Weekend Passes" can be sold (the Alumni Tailgate at Tarrywile can only accomodate 150 guests), and special pricing ends on 10/1/15. The first 50 to register for the "Weekend Pass" will be put into a drawing to win great IHS 50th commemorative gear.
Are there any hotel rooms blocked off for the event?
Note: Must reserve hotel rooms by September 11, 2015 to receive special rate!
How can I sponsor the event, or place a congratulatory ad in the program?
Where can I find information about the 50th on Facebook?
How can I submit a photo to be used in the reunion decor?
What alumni are on the 50th Homecoming Weekend Planning Committee?
If you are an IHS Hall of Famer, former IHS football player or cheerleader, or former IHS Homecoming king or queen, you are invited to join us on the field for our halftime ceremony. Please email Denise at email@example.com if you can join us on the field!
Spread the word to fellow alumni and alumni parents! We hope to fill the gymnasium for the Sunday morning Mass, 10/11 at 9:30 a.m., as we pray together for the future of Immaculate High School.
50th ANNIVERSARY SPONSORSHIP & PROGRAM BOOK OPPORTUNITIES
Here are some examples of the many ways that you can partner with Immaculate in celebration of 50 years of excellence:
Fireworks Sponsor - $5,000
Hear your name or business announced over Mustang Valley as our postgame fireworks show begins! Recognition in all 50th event signage.
True-Blue Sponsor - $2,500
In addition to event signage, receive 6 tickets to the 50th Anniversary All-Alumni Reunion, 2 tickets to the Homecoming game, 2 tickets to the Alumni Tailgate Party, and a full page ad in the program book!
Family MustangFest Sponsor - $1,500
This is a great opportunity to be the lead sponsor for our Saturday morning event for the whole family! This event includes inflatables for the kids, a professional magic show, touch-a-firetruck, pumpkin decorating, face painting, festival games, and more! Your name will be featured at this special event, and noted in our 50th Anniversary Program Book.
Decade Sponsor - $500
You will be recognized at your decade station (i.e.; The '70's) at the All-Alumni Reunion!
Well-Wishes Ad (2 lines of text) - $50
IN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH, OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE 50 "WELL-WISHES ADS" FROM OUR ALUMNI! HONOR A FAVORITE TEACHER OR COACH, REMEMBER A DECEASED CLASSMATE, TEACHER, OR PARENT, OR SEND A CONGRATULATORY NOTE TO IMMACULATE ON THIS SPECIAL MILESTONE.
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IHS ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Thank you to the many IHS alumni who have attended the golf outing in the past, including alumni such as Kamil, John, Paul & David!
The 26th Annual IHS Golf Tournament is on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at Richter Park in Danbury. Please join us for a great day of golf as we support Immaculate High School. This is an event you don't want to miss...last year our foursomes SOLD OUT!
Register today by clicking here!
ALUMNI SOCCER GAMES ~ AUGUST 29TH
Calling all mens and womens alumni soccer players to join us for our annual afternoon of games, as we take on the current IHS soccer teams in Mustang Valley. Womens game begins at 2 p.m. Men are to meet at 3:15 p.m. for pictures, followed by 4:00 p.m. game. To RSVP, please email Joe King at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen (King) Wolyniec at SNJ@wolyniec.net. Join us after the games at Pippa's in Danbury!
Gerard '86 and Maggie (Palumbo) '88 Ryan
Gerard & Maggie Ryan pictured with their 3 children, Jake (18), Tyler (15) and Max (10).
Gerard and Maggie started dating in May of 1991, two days before Gerard was commissioned in the Air Force. They got married three years later, and now are raising their sons in Triangle, VA. Little did Gerard and Maggie know when they were in Mustang Valley - Gerard as an IHS football player, and Maggie as a cheerleader - that they would be together some 30 years later.
Gerard is a 23 year Air Force Special Operations Colonel, stationed at the Pentagon. He recently returned from a 1-year deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gerard worked as the Senior Advisor to the Afghan National Security Advisor and Director, Presidential Information Coordination Center (PICC). The PICC was modeled after the White House Situation Room to provide a coordinated message to the President of Afghanistan. While at Immaculate, Gerard played football, ice hockey and was on the Sudent Council. He travelled on 2 trips to Europe, which were put together by Mr. Muchanski. Gerard went on to graduate from Fordham University.
Maggie was a cheerleader and ran track at Immaculate. She belonged to various clubs, including the yearbook committee and dance committee. After IHS, Maggie graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a B.A. in History. She is currently a Lead Stager for Staged Interior. She does home staging and design for properties in Northern Virgina and Washington D.C. She has been a military spouse for over 20 years, which has kept her busy with various volunteer and leadership roles. Spending family time is very important to the Ryan family, as Gerard has had to be away for extended periods over the years with the Air Force.
When asked what Immaculate means to Gerard, he commented, "IHS helped to prepare me for the future by instilling discipline both on and off the field and to be respectful of otheres and their views. I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Muchanski's World War II History class. That prepared me well for a career in the military, as I understood how WWII shaped our National Security, our Allies perspectives and meeting today's threats. Mr. Couch's Physics class also instilled a great deal of discipline in me. The sense of community from IHS, is still something I enjoy in the Air Force every day." He added, "IHS has been a special place for me to remember and think about. I think that I really appreciate my experience, the older I get. I have seen many things in the world, but not many places that have the closeness we enjoyed together at Immaculate."
Maggie shared, "Immaculate allowed me to be confident in myself. The staff taught me to set goals and not to limit myself." She continued, "Immaculate means connections and happy memories. High School can be difficult and awkward, but I can honestly say that my graduating class was a great group of people, that I have wonderful memories of and whom I still stay in touch with."
Thank you to Gerard and Maggie for their many sacrifices for our country and for being another shining example of just how wonderful our alumni are! We look forward to seeing them and their fellow alumni at Immaculate for our 50th Anniversary Celebration in October. MUSTANG PRIDE!
The first phase of Immaculate High School's front entrance renovation will be complete in time to welcome students on the first day of school. Although aesthetics were considered as a reason for the front entrance to be re-constructed, the construction is mainly being done to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and guests. In addition to the building construction, funds are still being raised to enhance the walkways and to address the need to improve front entrance parking for handicapped persons and for drop-off. Your donation, no matter the amount, will help us make a difference for so many. Simply click here to contribute to our efforts. Thank you in advance for your generous support!
2015 Edition of Traditions Magazine
Please click on the magazine image above to view a digital copy of our annual Traditions Magazine. An honor roll of 2015 donors can be found, as well as a listing of alumni giving by year. If you have a story that you would like to share for our Class Notes section of our next edition, please email our Director of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR COLLEGE-AGED
ALUMNI AS THEY HEAD TO SCHOOL!
ONCE A MUSTANG...ALWAYS A MUSTANG!