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Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

Thursday, November 8

Immaculée Ilibagiza Visits ICCS

International speaker and author, Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide that took the lives of her family and more than one million others, spoke to 5th-8th grade students on Wednesday. Immaculee's incredible message of faith, hope, healing and forgiveness was inspiring and spiritually moving for many. To learn more about Immaculee's amazing story, or to purchase any of her books, log on to

Special thanks to the Hurt Family for bringing this dynamic and inspirational speaker to our school community.

2nd Quarter Progress Reports

All grades have been updated in OnCourse, parents are reminded to check their student's mid quarter progress at

Parents needing to request a conference should email the teachers directly. Contact information for all faculty and staff members can be found on the ICCS website, under the Faculty/Staff tab.

If you are having trouble accessing your OnCourse account, email

Southern Drifter Outerwear Orders

The ICCS uniform outerwear orders have arrived! Please pick up your orders at Southern Drifter in the Prien Lake Mall at your earliest convenience. For more information, please contact Southern Drifter at 337-936-0104 or at

Abraham's Tent Donations

The ICCS Book Fair has been collecting donations for Abraham's Tent this week. TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to send in your donations. Non-perishable food items and paper goods are being accepted.

Abraham's Tent serves free hot meals to the homeless and needy 365 days a year.

Grandparents Celebration NEXT WEEK

Our Grandparents' Day celebration will take place on Thursday, November 15th (PK-3rd grade) and Friday, November 16th (4th grade-8th grade). Important event details went home with students earlier this week. For more information, please contact Kay Morgan at We look forward to welcoming all Grand-panthers next week!

ICCS Panther Run Shirt Order

An additional 2018 ICCS Panther Run long-sleeve dri fit shirt order will be placed next week. Available shirt sizes include youth small, medium and large; women's x-small, small, medium and large and men's small, medium, large and x-large. All shirts are $20 each and can be paid for with cash or check (make checks out to ICCS PTO). For more information, or to order a shirt, please contact Julie Standing, 2018 Panther Run Race Director, as soon as possible at ORDER DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14.


Service Project Update

Our 1st grade students have completed a project based learning unit about animal defenses. Endangered sea turtles were studied throughout the unit. The students have decided to collect donations for the Sea Turtle Conservancy as their class service project.

Through sea turtle research, conservation and advocacy, the Sea Turtle Conservancy is addressing the threats to sea turtles and the natural habitats upon which they depend. Each person contributing a monetary donation to the conservancy will receive a bookmark designed and created by 1st grade.

Specific details regarding donations will be communicated soon. Please be on the lookout for more information in next week's Panther Press.

2nd Grade Retreat and First Reconciliation

Our 2nd graders participated in a special Reconciliation Retreat on Tuesday, helping them to prepare for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation that took place last night.

Thank you to Mrs. Lori Brown, Ms. Emily DeRouen, Mrs. Rose Viau and Father Rommel for leading our 2nd grade students on their sacramental journey throughout this year!

Fungi and Bacteria, OH MY!

Mrs. Brittany Ebersole's 7th grade students tasted a variety of foods that were produced with bacteria or fungi this week. Kimchi, mushrooms, bread and Brie cheese were on the menu. Bon Appetit!


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Thu, Nov 8: 2nd Quarter Progress Reports

Fri, Nov 9: Veteran's Day Mass (3B), 8:30 a.m. in the Gym. All Veterans are invited to attend!

Fri, Nov 9: Book Fair Ends

Tues., Nov 13: ICCS Football Team Banquet, 6:00 p.m. in Cafeteria

Thu, Nov 15: Grandparent Event (PK-3rd), 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Fri, Nov 16: Grandparent Event (4th-8th), 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Mon, Nov 19 - Fri, Nov 23: Thanksgiving Holiday

Tue, Dec 4: 7A Retreat, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wed, Dec 5: Advent Blessing (1B), 8:30 a.m. in the Gym

Thu, Dec 6: St. Nick's Day

Fri, Dec 7: December Birthday Mass (7B), 8:30 a.m., Location: TBD

Fri, Dec 7: 3rd Grade Retreat

Sun, Dec 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

ICCS Mission Statement:

Strengthening spirits... minds... bodies... Through the teachings of Jesus Christ.

2018-2019 School Theme

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