The month of May was a very special time at Immaculate. In addition to daily intercession prayers to our Blessed Mother, we celebrated our Ascension Thursday Mass with Rev. Tim Iannacon of St. Edwards Church, New Fairfield. In addition, students continue to take leadership roles by volunteering to help others, including elderly neighbors who are housebound, local shelters, Church ministries and local hospice programs.
This past week we welcomed our youngest Mustangs, the Class of 2025! Students were greeted by our School Chaplain, Dean of Students, Dean of Student Counseling, Principal and Admissions Director and learned about next steps in their Immaculate High School journey. In addition to a BBQ meal and entertainment by our student musicians and vocalists, students played a scavenger hunt game, visited the school spirit wear store and went home with an “Immaculate Bound Class of 2025” lawn sign.
Our Fitness Center is completed and will open for student use in July 2021. Our dedication of the Center was made to the Basile Family, Edward Killian III and the Rizzo Families for their stewardship as well as to Clancy Moving & Logistics, Earthmovers Inc., Enhance A Colour, F&M Electric, NY-CONN Corporation, Rizzo Companies, Silent Watchman, The Summit at Danbury, David Sousa Plumbing & Heating and Wilshire Real Estate Advisors for donating their time and talent to complete the project. We are also thankful to Msgr. Robert E. Weiss, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church for his invocation and blessing of the Center.
The annual school musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU and annual school drama play, MEDEA, were tremendous successes! We are extremely proud of student performers who worked tirelessly to video record their productions. A special thanks to the producers and directors, Kathleen Czel, Matt Farina and Alexa Wild for their amazing support and enthusiasm.
Students have completed their AP exams, our sports teams are ending a successful spring season, our school Spirit Week celebrated teachers, staff and seniors with enthusiasm, fun and gratitude, the Class of 2021 is preparing for their prom and graduation and we have outdoor festivals planned for our underclassmen. We continue to employ all social distancing protocols and look forward to ending our school year celebrating our students and their accomplishments.
Our vision and our ability to be successful during challenging times is reflective of the collaborative commitment and efforts of our teachers, staff, parents and School Advisory Board as well as the tremendous support of alumni and friends most recently at our virtual Light the Way Gala which raised over $188,188 with $93,725 going towards our Annual Fund goal of $225,000. The selfless efforts, dedication and generous contributions are what enable us to provide every student an excellent, personally rewarding Catholic high school experience.
It is without a doubt that we are a genuinely blessed, vibrant, faith-filled school community.
We are Immaculate strong,
Mary R. Maloney