Principal Dispatch—September 2019

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First Month is in the Books.

Upon completion of the first month of the school year, I am encouraged by the positive energy around campus. I want to personally thank all the parents who came out to our Curriculum Night. We are honored to partner with you to provide a well-rounded education—one that requires everyone getting involved in student learning. Whether it be volunteering, ensuring your child is well-rested and prepared for school, or consistently reviewing homework on a nightly basis, all efforts will result in heightened student engagement in school.
Here are a few highlights from the first month of school:
  • Thirty AP Scholars were recognized for their achievements on the AP Exams. (Read more…)
  • Class of 2023 Kazma Scholars Mass (pictured below).
  • Extra Curriculars are in full swing, giving our students multiple outlets to explore their personal interests and passions.
  • Knights Football is off to a 3-0 start!
  • On Friday, September 13, we celebrated Youth Football Knight and a #PinkOut in honor of Julie D’Agostino ’11, who lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis in 2015.
  • Knights Volleyball is on an 11-game winning streak, starting the season undefeated!
  • Sophie Hurt ’21, was selected as the Suburban Life Most Valuable Athlete. (Read more…)
As you can see, our students, teachers and—you, our parents—are making great strides in academics, athletics, and extracurriculars.
Additionally, we are pleased to host several presentations that aim to educate our students on the dangers of vaping and understanding cyber safety and the appropriate uses of social media:
  • October 3—Vaping: What You Need to Know Presentation will be held all day during school, brought to us by the DuPage County Health Department.
  • November 20-21 and in Spring 2020—Cyber Safety Presentation that will cover general Internet safety, good digital citizenship, and tech life balance. Here’s an article about social media, stress, and anxiety.
Presentations like these will help all of us better understand the world we live in today.
Lastly, on October 16—all Freshmen will take the PSAT 8/9 and Sophomores/Juniors will take the PSAT. These exams serve as benchmarks for college readiness and provide important practice for standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT.
May Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception continue to guide and protect you. Go Knights!
Tom Schergen, Principal

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