Wednesday News

December 8, 2021

Kindergarten Students Praying the Angelus Prayer

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Each day, the morning announcements end with the Angelus prayer. Matilda Frost and Evelyn Zimmerman were in the hall when the prayer began. They participated in the daily prayer by praying to the Holy Family.

Immaculate Conception Triduum Continues

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Today is the final day of the first annual triduum celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The triduum will conclude with Eucharistic Adoration from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Confirmation Date

The eighth-grade confirmation date is set for Saturday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m. for Immaculate Conception Parish. Due to the fact that we are awaiting the naming of a new bishop, all sacramental events in the calendar are subject to change, so please remain flexible.

New Diocesan Algebra Requirements

Last week, the Office of Catholic Schools announced the new requirements for students to take Algebra I in the eighth grade. This is being done to ensure that students are academically prepared for a high school level class in the eighth grade. The requirements are:

  • The seventh-grade math teacher must recommend the student for Algebra I.
  • The student must show evidence of knowing and understanding the seventh- and eighth-grade mathematics standards. This will be done using the STAR assessment.
  • If the student meets the above requirement, and scores above the 80th percentile on the last three STAR assessments, and has an Algebra readiness score of "Exceeding," the student will take the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test.
  • The student must score at or above the 90th percentile on the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test.

This change goes into effect this spring for the seventh-grade students. Students who are currently in Algebra I are not affected. A letter from Daphne Irby, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning, is below. This letter goes into greater detail about the requirements and the reason for the change.

Thank you!

Thank you to all those that attended our Open House and Christmas Boutique last weekend. We were excited to open the doors and invite people in to see our wonderful Catholic school and high-quality student work on display throughout. If you missed the Open House and are still interested in receiving an individualized tour, please contact Mrs. Bryley at or call the school office at 614-267-6579.

We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who helped to make the Christmas Boutique a possibility. It is truly a blessing to have so many people who are willing to spend their time turning Marian Hall into a Christmas Wonderland. This is a wonderful community tradition at Immaculate Conception.

1D Fall Learning Fun!

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Christmas Program

Please join us for our parish Christmas program on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the church. All of our preschoolers will be performing along with our first and fourth-grade classes. We look forward to bringing the spirit of the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ into your hearts.

Preschool students should meet in Marian Hall no later than 6:45 p.m. First and fourth-grade students should report to their classrooms no later than 6:45 p.m.

December Dining Out Night

Dining Out Night is Tuesday, December 14 at Skyline Chili on Olentangy River Road. Join us for dinner this evening and a nice percentage of sales goes directly to our Home and School Association.

Clintonville Tree Lighting

From 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, the 13th annual Clintonville Tree Lighting will be held at the Whetstone Community Center. Hosted by Clintonville Rotary, the event will feature music by the Whetstone High School choristers and Vintage Brass, children's crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies donated by Weiland's Market. Santa will visit to have his photo taken with, and hear wishes of kids who attend. At about 7:00 p.m., festivities will move outside to the evergreen tree in front of the Whetstone Library window, where - after a community blessing -, the lights will be turned on by this year's honorary illuminator Mike Byrne. Guests may sing a couple of holiday songs, ending with "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

Now Hiring!

Part-time Kitchen/Cafeteria helper:

This is a part-time position requiring Monday, Wednesday, and Friday work hours from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. while school is in session. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter of intent to the principal, Colleen Kent at

Educational Aide:

This is a part-time position assisting students in our younger and middle-grade levels. If interested in this position, please send a letter of intent to the principal, Colleen Kent at

Bishop Watterson High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Students at Bishop Watterson High School who earn a 3.7 grade point average or higher earn a spot on the honor roll. Below is a list of the Immaculate Conception students and parishioners who have earned this honor.

  • Alaina Bennett
  • Finn Braam
  • Amelia Brown
  • Grace Cantwell
  • Colin Dawson
  • Maija Eglitis
  • Alexis Erkman
  • Owen Ferguson
  • Elizabeth Fields
  • Ryane Finnegan
  • Helena Flynn
  • Frank Gill
  • Mia Gill
  • Grace Greene
  • Elizabeth Haulund
  • Michael Hicks
  • Jude Hummer
  • Catherine Intihar
  • Chance Jacobs
  • Maren Jenkins
  • Parker Jenkins
  • Molly Leathley
  • Evelyn Lewis
  • Patrick Mangini
  • Colin McCandlish
  • Madeline McCandlish
  • Jacob McQuade
  • Jocelyn Miller
  • Davis Minzler
  • Grace Monaghan
  • Jack Monaghan
  • Elizabeth Morrison
  • Isabella Muetzel
  • Helena Musielewicz
  • Katie Nguyen
  • Benjamin Ortega
  • Joy Packard
  • Michael Ponesse
  • Samuel Ponesse
  • Thomas Price
  • Nora Racz
  • Benjamin Reing-Hurley
  • Ava Ross
  • Audrey Ruschau
  • Grace Sagraves
  • Brendan Scholl
  • Sophia Schultheis
  • Anna Stauffer
  • Benjamin Stauffer
  • Noah Stauffer
  • Lydia Steinbauer
  • Emily Summanen
  • Jack Summanen
  • Isabella Summerfield
  • Reese Tucker
  • Halli Valus
  • Kelsi Valus
  • Natalie Wallace
  • Samantha Wehrle
  • Lucas Wenning
  • Matthias Wenning
  • Joseph Wheeler
  • Isabel Winters
  • Mary Heink
  • Zoe Nolen
  • Elena Mumaw
  • Lily Grayem

Bishop Watterson Christmas Band Concert

Bishop Watterson will be holding their Christmas Concert at 7:00 p.m. tonight (December 8) in the auxiliary gymnasium. Students in the fifth-, sixth-, and seventh-grade band program will be performing along with the BWHS Marching Band.

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open for all new, incoming students for our preschool, or our K-8 school. All registrations are completed online through our website. To register, follow the instruction on our school website at, or request additional information by contacting our Enrollment Specialist, Mrs. Brittany Byrley at, or call 614-267-6579.

We are happy to give in-person tours of the school again during school hours. If interested in scheduling a tour, please contact Mrs. Byrley with the contact information above.

Our final day of school prior to Christmas break is Friday, December 17. This is a dress-down day for the students and our student Christmas party day. Due to the 1:30 dismissal, our parties will begin at 12:45 p.m. and end at 1:15 for the early dismissal.

Winter Sports Schedule

Please click the button above for this week's sports schedule. Come out and support your IC Rams!

Information Station

  • December 6-8 - Triduum Celebration for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
  • Thursday, December 9 - Feast of Juan Diego, School Bilingual Mass
  • Friday, December 10 - Immigration Day (Fifth Grade)
  • Tuesday, December 14 - Dining Out at Skyline Chili
  • Wednesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. - Parish Christmas Program
  • Thursday, December 16, Polar Express Day (First Grade)
  • Thursday, December 16, Grinch Day (Third Grade)
  • Friday, December 17 - Christmas Parties, 1:30 Dismissal, Dress Down Day
  • December 18-January 2 - Christmas Break

Immaculate Conception School

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