Principal Dispatch—November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Next week is Thanksgiving, and it is a time to gather with family and give thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon us. In the recent weeks, our community has experienced tremendous emotions, and I am so grateful to be a part of the IC Catholic Prep family. I have seen how we come together in times of victory and despair. I have witnessed how we take care of each other no matter the circumstance. I find it reassuring that we collectively derive so much strength from each other and our faith in Christ.
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Here are a few highlights from the previous month:
  • Marvelous Ms. Mabel continues to be a calming presence on our campus (Facebook).
  • We observed the All Saints Day Mass (read more).
  • The Class of 2023 participated in the Freshman Retreat, experiencing a whole lot of fun while coming together in mind, body and spirit (read more by Nicholas Zanoni, Knight Times).
  • The Knights Theater hosted a Youth Knight during their highly successful Fall Play production of WCKY (read more).
  • We hosted our second successful Open House and welcomed nearly 90 middle school aged students to our campus for the annual Math Contest.
  • We announced the October Students of the Month, Tommy Ryan and Frankie Chaidez (read more and also pictured below).
  • Students were inducted into National Honor Societies, including World Languages of Spanish, Italian and Latin (read more).
  • Approximately 50 individuals attended the League of Knights Tailgate Party in South Bend for the Notre Dame vs Navy football game (Instagram).
  • Field trips to NBC Sports Chicago studios and Soldier Field in Chicago provided our students experiential learning outside of the classroom.
  • Ciao Italia (Italian Club) marched in the 2019 Chicago Columbus Day Parade (read more).
  • We hosted Cyber Safety presentations this week for our students and we will host a similar presentation for parents on December 4th.
  • Fall sports have all wrapped up their seasons and there is much to celebrate:
May Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception continue to guide and protect you. Go Knights!
Tom Schergen, Principal

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