Wednesday News

November 18, 2020

As we move towards Thanksgiving, it is important to take a moment and appreciate what we have all done over the past few months to keep everyone safe, healthy, and in school. We started this year with a plan and many questions. We wondered if the kids could still attend Mass. We wondered if the kids would accept wearing masks all day. We wondered if they would still enjoy recess. We wondered if parents would keep children home. We wondered how parents would react to children being sent home. We wondered how the teachers would provide the engaging lessons they typically do while social distancing.

We are happy to report that students, parents, and teachers have all exceeded any expectations we had of them. One grade attends Mass each week while the rest of the school watches the live stream. The kids have adjusted to the masks and are creating new games at recess. Parents understand why students have to stay home. The teachers continue to knock it out of the park.

But we are not done yet. We are able to stay open because everyone has been following proper safety protocols in and out of school. It is even more important to follow these protocols as the positive numbers throughout the country continue to increase. Please continue with the things that have kept us safe for so long. Mask wearing, washing hands, social distancing all work to help prevent the spread of this disease.

This continues as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. Spending time with loved ones is important and necessary. It is important to know that this disease spreads quickly when people are crowded together indoors. The greater number of people at a celebration leads to a greater chance that someone will be carrying the virus. It's for these reasons we encourage all families to continue with things that have kept them safe throughout the holidays.

It is only with the diligence of all that we are able to have face-to-face instruction with all students five days a week. Please take a moment to review the Center for Disease Control's guidance for celebrating Thanksgiving.

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Below are two documents from Columbus Public Health. The first is a list of frequently asked questions and the second is a flow chart of what should be done in case of exposure. Please take a few minutes to review these

First Reconciliation

Please continue to keep the second grade families in your prayers as they are receiving the sacrament of their First Reconciliation this week. Miss Golamb's class participated in this last night. Families with students in Mrs. Byrley's class will participate tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

First Quarter Academic Awards

Each quarter, the Junior High teachers will recognize those students in their homerooms that have done well academically. Sixth grade teachers will begin recognizing these students at the end of the third quarter. To earn Honor Roll recognition a student must earn at least Ms in all assessed standards for all subjects, and earn four or more Es in at least four different subjects. To earn Merit Roll recognition a student must earn at least checks in all assessed standards for all subjects, and earn two to three pluses in at least two different subjects.

Seventh Grade Honor Roll

  • Ava Gill
  • Cecilia Keller
  • Lydia Musielewicz
  • Hugh Robinson

Seventh Grade Merit Roll

  • Sal Delfino
  • Elliot LaMantia
  • Grant McGee
  • Elise Meyer
  • Sophia Reing-Hurley
  • Adeline Reineck
  • Kaitlyn Scholl

Eighth Grade Honor Roll

  • Luke Conway
  • Cate Dahman
  • Isabella Muetzel
  • Sydney Schultheis
  • Claire Smith
  • Matthias Wenning
  • Joe Wheeler

Eighth Grade Merit Roll

  • Edie Deberson
  • Tanner Foley
  • Luke Gibbons
  • Grace Greene
  • Mary Leathley
  • Cal Mangini
  • Jocie Miller
  • Grace Monaghan
  • Ben Ortega
  • Lydia Steinbauer
  • George Smith

Girl's Volleyball Team Earns Blue Card

Immaculate Conception's volleyball team received a blue card for "best socks." The team was wearing socks which honored female saints. They first wore the socks on All Hallows' Eve and continued to wear them after this when they were noticed by the official.
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New Monitoring Software - GoGuardian

Access to GoGuardian Parent

GoGuardian Parent was created to help provide additional educational support to administrators and teachers by allowing parents to see what sites and documents their children are browsing and providing parents with additional internet controls at home. The app gives parents a bird's eye view of the apps and websites that their kids are on most often and control over school-issued devices during out-of-school hours. With this perspective, parents can be made aware of what types of browsing behavior schools are seeing from students so they can all work together to encourage more effective internet browsing habits at home and at school.

What's the intention of the app?

By providing insight and controls over student browsing activity, our goal is to empower parents to take a more active role in their children's online learning. We aim to create a greater sense of transparency with student browsing to help bring about a greater sense of accountability on both the parent's and the student's part. We also believe that transparency and insight will increase the likelihood of productive student browsing habits on a more consistent basis.

What is included in this app:

  • Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited)
  • 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions
  • Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours
  • Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time

To access the app, please follow the below instructions:

  1. Download the app
    1. iPhone: Visit App Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button.
    2. Android: Visit Google Play Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button.
  2. After the app is successfully downloaded and installed, open it up and enter the email address registered with the school. Note: If you forgot your registered email address, please reach out to your school administrator.
  3. Login/Check Email: Check your email on your phone for a link to log in to the app. Tap the "Verify your email", and it will take you straight to the app. Note: If you don't have access to your email through the device you used to log in, tap on "Login with verification code", and copy and paste the verification code from the email into the app.

If you have any questions, you can reach out to our technology coordinator Mrs. Kister at

Getting to Know our Staff

Victoria Cobb - Fifth Grade Teacher

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High School: Bishop Watterson High School (Columbus, OH)- Go Eagles!

College: I received two degrees from the University of Dayton in 2019. One of my degrees is in Middle Childhood Education and the other is an Intervention Specialist degree.

Years at Immaculate Conception School: This is my first year at Immaculate Conception! I am so excited to be apart of the IC family.

What is your favorite thing about Immaculate Conception School: This is my first year here and I am so grateful to be a part of such a great school! I am so blessed to work with such amazing and supportive parents/ guardians. I recently needed materials for the students to complete a STEM Challenge and the parents brought in the materials we needed so that we could complete it. I can always count on them to support their kids and help them to be the best they can be!

Favorite Saint: My favorite Saint is St. John Baptist de la Salle. He dedicated his life to improving schools and he is the patron saint of teachers. His story is extremely inspiring and serves to remind us how valuable education is.

  • What are some of your hobbies? Like most people, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog. I also like to spend my free time hiking, traveling, and exploring new places. I am big into service and I volunteer at the animal shelter as much as possible. I am a huge animal lover, in the summer I volunteer and run a dog walking/ dog sitting business. I am an avid reader and I’m always on the lookout for the newest children’s book to share with my students.
  • Do you have pets? I have a 9 month old long-haired dachshund, his name is Leonardo (see picture). He is sassy and sweet as can be!
  • What was the last book you read? Dex: The Heart of a Hero. I read this book to my students on the first day of school to talk about our hopes and dreams for the year. The main character is a dachshund, that’s one of the many reasons I love the book so much!
  • What are your favorite sports teams?
  • I love Dayton Basketball, Blue Jackets Hockey, Ohio State Football, and all Cleveland teams.
  • What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am extremely proud of my college degrees, it was hard work but so worth it! I won Teacher of the Year last year at my school and that was a huge accomplishment for me too. I have always dreamed of being a teacher so I feel extremely grateful to be able to do what I love everyday!
  • What is your ideal vacation destination? I love traveling, so far I have been to Spain, France, and Peru. I would love to continue my travels by going to Italy! Pasta is my favorite food so I think I would enjoy the cuisine there.
  • What are your favorite foods? I absolutely love pasta and I have the worst sweet tooth- it gets me into trouble!
  • Where did your name come from? My mom’s best childhood friend was named Amy Victoria. My mom thought it was a simple and pretty name and once I was born she thought the name fit me. Fun Fact: My nickname is Tori.
  • Who is your hero? My hero is my mom. She raised me on her own and still remains my biggest fan. She is such a selfless person and inspires me to be a better person each and every day.

Andrea Smith - Sixth Grade Teacher

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High School: St. Mary Central Catholic HS, Sandusky, OH

College: Bowling Green State University-Bachelor of Science in Education, Marygrove College, Masters in Math Education

Years at Immaculate Conception School: 7

What is your favorite thing about Immaculate Conception School: I truly enjoy seeing the bright faces of my students every day. They are a joy to be around.

Favorite Saint: My favorite saint is St. Bernadette Soubirous. She was a young girl who showed immense faith and put her trust in Mary and God. She is a great role model for all young people.

  • What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy reading in my free time.

  • Do you have pets? I have a cat named Lily and a dog named Poppy.

  • What are your favorite sports teams? Go Browns!!

  • What is your ideal vacation destination? Hawaii or anywhere on the ocean.

  • What are your favorite foods? I love tacos and spaghetti

Bishop Watterson High School Honor Roll

At Bishop Watterson High School, a student must earn 3.7 or higher grade point average on a 4.0 scale to be recognized as being on the Honor Roll. Below is a list of the students and parishioners from Immaculate Conception School who have earned this distinction.

Alaina Bennett

Luciann Boehm

Finn Braam

Amelia Brown

James Byrne

Adam Coyne

Chelsea Doon

Kendall Eagle

Maija Eglitis

Alexis Erkman

Owen Ferguson

Elizabeth Fields

Helena Flynn

Frank Gill

Mia Gill

Austin Gray

Gavin Greene

Chance Jacobs

Maren Jenkins

Parker Jenkins

Grace Jenkins

Magdalene Johnson

Rosemary Kay

Lindsey Kish

Evelyn Lewis

Sophia Lewis

Aiden McAninch

Madeline McCandlish

Riley McGee

Davis Minzler

Jack Monaghan

Mya Montgomery

Evelyn Morrison

Elizabeth Morrison

Helena Musielewicz

Samuel Ponesse

Landon Purcell

Nora Racz

Benjamin Reing-Hurley

Audrey Ruschau

Jeffrey Schloss

Brendan Scholl

Anna Stauffer

Noah Stauffer

Jack Summanen

Sophia Summerfield

Xavier Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Isabelle Thomas

Reese Tucker

Kelsi Valus

Natalie Wallace

Ashley Ward

Samantha Wehrle

Kensington Wheeler

Mary Heink

Mary Kate Kirkpatrick

Lily Grayem

Saint Charles Preparatory School Honor/Merit Roll

Saint Charles Preparatory School recently announced its first quarter Honor and Merit Roll students. In order to be listed on the Honor Roll, a student must have earned a grade point average of 3.50 or better on the 4.00 grading scale. Students on the Merit Roll have achieved a grade point average between 3.00 and 3.49. Gentlemen who have earned a grade point average greater than 4.0 are indicated with a 4.0+. We congratulate the following Immaculate Conception School alumni for their academic achievement.

Honor Roll

Wyatt Abbott 4.0+

Tate Bennett 4.0+

Andrew Miller 4.0+

Angus Moore 4.0+

Quinn Moore 4.0+

Alexander Smith 4.0+

Cole Abbott

Thomas Clark

Xavier Isbell

Sean Moore

Paul Rivera

Merit Roll

Alex Fabro

Upcoming Dates of Interest

  • November 25-27 - No School: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 9: Feast of Juan Diego - Bilingual Mass
  • December 11: Interim Reports go home
  • December 18: Last day prior to Christmas Break/1:30 Dismissal