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.
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.
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!
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.
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.