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SHE'S THE FIRST 5K

She's the First 5K


Join Immaculate High School as they host the 5th Annual 5K Fun Run in memory of Rebecca Draper-Townsend on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Race begins at 9 a.m. at Tarrywile Park, 70 Southern Blvd. Danbury. Online registration is $25/person and if you sign up by May 10 you will receive an event T-shirt. Sponsorships are available! 

 

IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS BRING ARTWORK ON THE ROAD

Fine Arts teacher Leslie Quinn received a Foundations in Education grant for her idea to have Immaculate students bring their artwork on the road. The grant provided the ability to purchase portable kiosks to initiate a “Pop Up Arts” program in Danbury and surrounding communities.

The Pop Up Art Exhibit arrived in March at St. Rose School and from April 4 - 25, 2022 could be seen at the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown.

Paintings, drawings, linoleum prints, watercolor, collage, ceramics, and digital art from the AP Art and Design students and Portfolio students were highlighted in the exhibits. Save the date to see these and other student works at the Fine Arts Show on May 16 in the IHS Learning Commons from 5-7 p.m. 

 

APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, CAITLIN DOHERTY '22

The Social Studies department is pleased to name Caitlin Doherty as the Social Studies Student of the Month. In addition to the required classes of Modern World History, Economics, and Politics and Government, Caitlin has also chosen to take AP US History, AP Psychology, and AP US Government and Politics.  A senior at Immaculate, she has shown a consistent dedication to hard work in her social studies classes over the last three and a half years.  She always gives her best effort, no matter how minor the assignment, and she constantly contributes to the learning of her peers through her valuable additions to group assignments and class discussions.  We thank Caitlin for all her contributions to our classes and wish her the best of luck in College!

This month’s nominees included Robin Zhang, Amanda Hoyt, Aidan Doolabh, Anna Kopec, and Olivia Esposito.
 

SHORT STORY CONTEST WINNER PAULINA GARCIA

Immaculate is pleased to share that the Danbury Cultural Commission recently announced senior, Paulina Garcia of Danbury has won first place in their short story competition for her piece, November First. On May 19 at Western Connecticut State University White Hall, Paulina will be presented with an award and check recognizing her success. There were 16 students that submitted 17 stories from high schools in Danbury including Immaculate, Danbury High, the Alternative Center for Excellence and the Wooster School. The Cultural Commission supports and helps fund performing arts programs for Danbury residents free of charge and funds local arts, cultural and ethnic activities. Congratulations Paulina on this recognition!
 

IMMACULATE CNA STUDENTS 

It has been an exciting time for our Certified Nursing Assistant(CNA) students as they complete their clinical training and prepare for their certification tests. Recently, recruiters from OrthoConnecticut and Mary Brinson from The Village at Brookfield visited the CNA class to discuss medical assistant positions available. 

The CNA course at Immaculate is just one of our Innovative Programs that prepare students for the future. These hands-on certification programs offer students the opportunity to learn more about careers in advanced healthcare, technology, and graphic design. Visit https://www.immaculatehs.org/academics/innovative-program to learn more!


SENIOR NATHANIEL VARDA BECOMES EAGLE SCOUT
 

Senior Nathaniel Varda who recently made Eagle Scout with Troop 135 in Brookfield was recognized at a ceremony on April 23. Nathaniel began Cub Scouts in 2010 and went on to Boy Scouts in 2015. This past November, Nathaniel was promoted to Eagle Scout after completing a special project with the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary in Newtown where he built eight bird houses for the Sanctuary from February to May 2021.  President Mary Maloney, Principal Wendy Neil and Assistant Principal Steven Santoli offered Nathaniel their congratulations for this great accomplishment.

 

BRAVO! SEUSSICAL

A big round of applause to the Immaculate High School wild, witty and wacky cast of Seussical for their performances held on April 8 and 9 at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown. Students, families, alumni, community members and friends were taken on a whimsical, musical reimagined world of Dr. Seuss during the three performances. We look forward to another great production in the Fall- more details to come!

 

BRAVE ENGINEERING TEAM WINS MERIT AWARD

Congratulations to the Brave Engineering team who competed at the International Real World Design Competition in Washington, DC and received the 2022 United States Design Viability merit award.  Team members Nikolas Badinelli ‘22 (Danbury), Paulina Garcia ‘22 (Danbury), Carolyn Jandura ‘22 (Redding), Mario Perez ‘22 (Newtown), Nicole Radlliff ‘24 (New Fairfield), Ava Viola ‘23 (Sherman) and Yipeng (Simon) Zhao ‘24 (Danbury) presented their N-21 BE Eagle drone.

 

SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT IMMACULATE

Summer Enrichment Program

Spend your Summer with Immaculate! Classes are offered to students entering Grades 3 - 12. The program gives students an opportunity to learn and grow over the summer. Incoming freshmen have even more to gain from our summer program, with the opportunity to meet new friends and teachers and build new skills.

Upperclassmen have the opportunity to take classes in Introduction to Advanced Logical Reasoning in Geometry, Fundamentals of Algebra, Reading, Writing & Language: Strategies for the New SAT, College Prep Essay, and STEM: Fields of Engineering. These classes provide for a more productive Fall semester. Also offering a special music class, Summer Sings Again, for students entering Grades 3 - 8. Questions, contact: llemme@myimmaculatehs.org

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