It is with great pride that we share how our school spirit has been witnessed in so many ways these past few weeks.
During this month of October students have been praying daily to our Blessed Mother, teachers participated in a very reflective retreat, seniors participated in a community service day at Rogers Park, several students volunteered to help clients of the New Heights Community Center learn to use basic technology, and others made rosary beads for use in our Chapel to pray for peace. The Fall athletic teams raised monies for Play for the Cure (for breast cancer awareness) and the IHS chapter of She's the First. Our National Honor Society partnered our school community with Danbury Mayor Boughton's efforts to collect personal hygiene and baby items for hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. Our annual Spirit Week hosted fun theme days for all students and a homecoming game where our football team defeated Vinal/East Hampton/Goodwin 36-14. The week ended with a school colors day that raised $2,500 for the St. John Paul II Secondary School community in Texas for hurricane relief.
A continuous review of our academic programs by school administration and dedicated staff has proven to enhance the challenging and rewarding experiences for students where recognition is so deserved. The naming of four Commended Students, Marina Kolitsas, Kevin McCoy, Nicole Palmieri and John Palladino, were announced earlier this month. John was named a Connecticut Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. He is one of 220 Connecticut students and one of 16,000 students nationwide to be eligible for the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, which represents less than one percent of U.S. High School students who took the PSATs during their junior year. And, once again, we are proud to announce that our student SAT average scores rank #1 in the Diocese of Bridgeport and that we have been recognized by Niche to be in the top ten Catholic schools in Connecticut.
The Immaculate School Advisory Board, a board of volunteer professionals in Catholic identity, finance, marketing, capital needs and development, has worked for more than a year to compile a realistic and progressive three-year Strategic Plan that represents the contributions of all constituents and provides a framework for future achievable school goals and objectives. The plan will be shared with school families and staff on Tuesday and will be posted on our school website for public review.
This edition of our monthly newsletter identifies the significant pride and spirit within our Immaculate High School building. If you were unable to attend the Open House to learn more about why 485 students have decided that Immaculate is their school of choice, please contact Admissions Director Tom Burns about our school programs, registering for our HSPT placement exam and completing an application for enrollment and financial assistance.
Mary R. Maloney
Mary, my Mother, I entrust to your loving hands the entire ribbon of my life. In your hands there is no knot which cannot be undone.