Thirty-one years ago I began my tenure as principal at Immaculate Conception School. In September 1987 we were excitedly preparing for a few special guests, First Lady of the United States, Nancy Reagan and His Holiness Pope John Paul II. I knew even then that we were on special ground, and that sense of spirit, dedication, faith and joy has remained constant.
Over the years it has been a tremendous privilege to witness the growth and progress of hundreds of students supported by outstanding teachers, committed parents and countless volunteers who all have embraced the ICS mission. It fills me with pride to see where life takes our graduates~ first, to quality Catholic high schools and then to wonderful college and university programs. Most importantly, they grow into fine, well-rounded, involved citizens and caring, nurturing and spirited adults. I am pleased that this year (2018-19) four of our classroom teachers are ICS grads. Our families have demonstrated their pride and sacrifice by supporting and strengthening our mission and ministry over the decades. We have many families that have been connected to ICS over several generations. Currently, there are about 12 parents who are graduates and now have brought their own children home to ICS. This sense of tradition and promise for the future sustains our spirit and calls us to continue to strive to become better, to do better.
It is a major priority in the ICS mission to do just that – “prepare students for life.” We invite you to visit our campus, tour our grounds and see ICS in action. I have always said that I have the greatest job in the world. I felt that 31 years ago… I am even more convinced of it today!
Mary Ann Murphy