School News

  • September

    ICCS Principal Kadesha Gordon (R) accepts a check from the Germantown Knights of Columbus from Bishop David P. Talley. Sondra Morris, principal of St. Benedict of Auburndale looks on. SBA was also awarded funds by the Knights.

    Germantown Knights of Columbus Donate to ICCS Scholarship Fund

    Germantown Christian 49ers, Inc. Frank P. Lamanna, Sr., Scholarship Chairman, and Frank McFadden, President, of the Germantown Christian 49ers, Inc., this morning, Friday, Sept. 29, presented checks totaling $4,230 to Bishop David P. Talley. The checks were presented in honor of the Germantown Knights of Columbus Council 7449. Our two Catholic Schools that are recipients of the funds in 2023, to be evenly divided as designated by our Office of Catholic Schools, are: St. Benedict at Auburndale Catholic High School, 8250 Varnavas Dr., and Immaculate Conception Cathedral School, 1669 Central Ave. All monies go into each school’s Scholarship Endowment Fund and earmarked for students that require assistance based on financial need as determined by the Pastor or School Administration. The Germantown Christian 49ers are committed to the ideals of Catholic Education.
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  • ICCS Marks End of Summer with Splash Party

    ICCS students celebrated the end of summer last Friday with an all-school "Splash Party." Students in all grades enjoyed a large water slide, sprinklers, popsicles, and plenty of sunshine. Photos with members of the Memphis Fire Department added to the day's fun.
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  • ICCS Music Director Continually Trains to Benefit Students

    June LaPorta
    ICCS music teacher Dr. Nix is a local and national member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and participates in many professional development Saturdays throughout the year to hone his teaching skills and develop new music class activities.

    Dr. Nix attended this past Saturday's Professional Development, with special presenter Natasha Thurmon, focused on giving grace to your students and self.

    Pictured with Dr. Nix is Leiza Collins, music teacher at St. Louis Catholic School.
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  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra Presents Tunes and Tales for Students

    The Memphis Symphony Orchestra visited ICCS on Friday, Sept. 8, providing our students with a wonderful in-school field trip.  Students enjoyed Tunes and Tales, a story set to music featuring the strings section from the Orchestra.
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  • August

    ICCS Staff Recognized at Diocesan Conference

    June LaPorta
    Three ICCS staff members were among the outstanding Catholic School educators and staff recognized at the Renaissance & Revival Schools Conference at St. Benedict at Auburndale High School on Thursday, Aug. 3. L-R: Cathy Armstrong, director of recruitment and enrollment, The Good Samaritan award; 2nd-grade teacher Joseph Beck, St. John Bosco Heart of Christ award; 4th-grade teacher Caylen Follis, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Innovation in Teaching award.
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  • May

    8th-Graders Graduate, Look Toward High School

    On Thursday evening, May 18, 10 ICCS 8th-graders received their Middle School diplomas at a graduation ceremony following Mass in the Cathedral.
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  • ICCS Students Enjoy a Day at AutoZone Park

    ICCS students enjoyed an all-school field trip last Thursday at AutoZone Park to watch the Redbirds play. The outing was a celebration for the success of the annual Run for Faith student fundraiser, in which students collectively raised more than $15,000 from individual sponsors. First-grader Wyatt Harrison who raised the most money and 7th-grader Eli Copous who had the most pledges, had the honor of throwing the first pitch of the game.
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  • ICCS Annual May Procession Ceremony

    ICCS students celebrated the annual May Crowning tradition this morning during the all-school Mass. In a ceremony led by Cathedral Pastor Fr. Robert Szczechura, 8th Graders Stella Grace Cook and Will Bradley had the honor of placing the crown of flowers on the statue of the Blessed Mother in the Cathedral. 

    Pre-k and kindergarten students also participated in a May Crowning ceremony in the library. 
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  • April

    8th-Graders Receive Sacrament of Confirmation

    Congratulations to our ICCS 8th-graders who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, April 16, at The Cathedral. Confirmands were Hayley Stevens, Stella Grace Cook, Evelyn Gerstner, Trey Sims, Israel Nava, and Dylan Clark. Not pictured is Will Bradley who was confirmed in an earlier ceremony.
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  • March

    Middle School Knowledge Bowl Team Takes Second Place in Competition

    ICCS's Middle School Knowledge Bowl Team brought home the second-place award in an area Knowledge Bowl competition held Saturday, March 25, at St. Benedict-Auburndale Catholic High School.
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  • 1st- and 2nd-Graders Visit Memphis Botanic Garden

    On a beautiful pre-spring day, ICCS 1st- and 2nd-graders enjoyed a tour of Memphis Botanic Garden.
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  • Students Create St. Joseph Altar

    June LaPorta
    In celebration of St. Joseph's Feast Day, ICCS students recently participated in the ancient Catholic custom of creating a St. Joseph Altar surrounded by food to share with the less fortunate. Following Mass, students gathered in the cafeteria, where Deacon Bill Pettit explained St. Joseph's significance in The Church and  bestowed a blessing on the Altar. Following custom, food from the Altar will be shared with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to be distributed to individuals in need.
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  • 8th-Graders Honored at Annual Pinning Ceremony

    June LaPorta
    Students, faculty, friends, family, and other guests recognized our 8th-graders at ICCS's traditional 8th-grade Pinning Ceremony in the Cathedral on Friday, March 10. Cathedral Pastor Fr. Robert Szczechura blessed the school pins that were then presented to each 8th-grader by an alumnus of ICCS. The Pinning Ceremony is a longstanding ICCS tradition to celebrate the achievements of our 8th-grade class and acknowledge the transition they will soon make to high school.
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  • ICCS 7th-Grader Named Memphis Catholic Diocese Super Student of the Month

     ICCS 7th-grader Eli Copous who was chosen as the Diocese of West Tennessee Catholic Schools "Super Student of the Month" for March. Catholic Schools superintendent Nic Antoine announced the award this morning at an all-student assembly in the Cathedral. Eli was nominated as a Super Student by ICCS Spanish and religion teacher Javiera Navarrete who noted his extraordinary service to the school, respectful manner, and kindness to others. That's an ICCS student!
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  • February

    Former Memphis Mayor AC Wharton Visits 4th-Grade Class

    After their social studies lesson on the levels of government and the duties of each, our 4th-graders had a visit from former Memphis and Shelby County Mayor and current ICCS grandparent, AC Wharton, Jr., who spoke to students about his experiences in government. The key takeaways were to be inquisitive and learn as much as possible, be adventurous, and have the desire to serve.
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  • Students Attend Ash Wednesday Mass

    Immaculate Conception Cathedral School students of all faiths received the Imposition of Ashes this morning at Ash Wednesday Mass in the Cathedral.
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  • January

    Middle School Students Participate in ICCS 'Knowledge Bowl'

    On Friday, January 13, ICCS Middle School students competed in teams in our first campus "Knowledge Bowl." Congratulations to the winning team and to all who participated in this exciting event. 
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  • Perfect Attendance, Second Quarter

    ICCS Second-Quarter Awards Ceremony

    June LaPorta
    ICCS recognized students for academic achievement, attendance, and citizenship at the Second-Quarter Awards Ceremony held in the Cathedral on Friday, Jan. 13. 

    Students received certificates in the following categories:  Principal's List, all As; Honors, all As and Bs; and Perfect Attendance.  The event concluded with the presentation of the Wildcat Award, an honor bestowed quarterly upon one student in each grade who exemplifies good citizenship by being kind and polite and assisting their classmates and teachers without being asked.
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