We Are Companions on this Journey
July 27, 2011
I would like to welcome you as we begin on this new journey of the 2011-2012 school year! This year promises to be filled with excitement as Immaculate Conception School celebrates our 150th year of Catholic education!
Immaculate Conception School has a long tradition of inspiring a life-long journey of learning to all our students. God’s presence is felt in every child. Immaculate Conception School students live the message of the Gospel by reaching out to others. Our school promotes excellence in academics that enables our students to have a strong foundation for a bright future.
Our Immaculate Conception staff is dedicated to providing a challenging education that invites all students to strive for excellence. It is our desire to form a strong working partnership with you as parents. You have entrusted to us your greatest gift from God…your child!
God has sent new gifts to Immaculate Conception School this year! We are pleased to welcome the newest members of our school family.
Father Charles Persing, M.Div.,M.A.
Father Charles has recently been appointed by Bishop Joseph P. McFadden as the new Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church. Father Charles is a real blessing to our children at Immaculate Conception School! He captured a place in the hearts of our young ones forever when he arrived to meet them in the “traditional Immaculate Conception School uniform”! Father could be seen walking the school hallways in a navy blue Immaculate Conception polo shirt and uniform Khaki pants.
Father’s presence in our school will nurture the students to seek a strong relationship with God. Father Charles explained to the children that they would see him not only at Immaculate Conception Church but in their classrooms too! One little first grader responded by pumping her arm in the air with a loud “Alleluia”… talk about excitement being in the air!
Our upper grades missed Father’s first visit to our school because they were on a field trip. Imagine their excitement days later when they received a letter from Father Charles! He wrote about how much he looked forward to meeting them because they were the leaders of Immaculate Conception School. What great lessons Father Charles will bring to these older students as they develop a solid Catholic foundation filled with scripture and prayer!
Mrs. Carolyn Carpenter
Immaculate Conception School would like to welcome Mrs. Carolyn Carpenter as our new 4th grade teacher! Mrs. Carpenter comes to us from St. Vincent’s School where she recently taught 4th grade. Mrs. Carpenter holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Towson State University and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from McDaniel College. She is the proud mother of three boys. Mrs. Carpenter is known as a teacher who possesses a positive, can-do spirit that is brought into the classroom. Her innovative teaching style helps her students learn and grow! Immaculate Conception School welcomes Mrs. Carpenter to be a “Companion on this Journey” with us!
Mr. Brian Colgan
Immaculate Conception School is proud to announce the addition of Mr. Brian Colgan as our school music director. Mr. Colgan is well known in the Adams County area for his musical talents. Musical notes can be heard throughout the halls every Thursday at Immaculate Conception School as our students benefit from this talented musician! We look forward to “singing God’s praises” as Mr. Colgan instills a love of music in our students! Immaculate Conception School welcomes Mr. Colgan to our ICS family!
We are proud of Immaculate Conception School and what we have to offer. There is good news in education today! You will find it at Immaculate Conception School! We welcome students of all backgrounds and faiths to be “Companions on this Journey” with us!
May God’s blessing be with you and your family,
Mrs. Donna Hoffman, M.Ed.
Principal of Immaculate Conception School