School News and Events

Why This IMS Parent Chose Catholic School

November 19, 2019

Three parents, who made three different school choices, share advice on how to decide where to send your kids

Every parent wants the best education for their child, but it can sometimes be hard to know which option is the …

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IMS Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2019

October 4, 2019

Welcome to the start of a new school year!

I want to extend a special welcome to our new families – we are so happy to have you as part of the IMS family. By this time, I hope that …

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Prayer for the Victims of Gun Violence

March 15, 2018

On the one month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL all of the Independence Mission Schools held a prayer service to remember the 17 slain victims.  While many schools around the country staged …

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Celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All Week

January 15, 2018

Our school began the celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 12, 2018 and we will continue the celebration all week long.  All of the teachers have prepared lessons that will …

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Celebrating Academic Achievement

December 20, 2017

The 2017-2018 First Trimester Award Ceremony was held on December 20th in the School Hall. Students and parents eagerly waited to hear which names Principal Patricia Wright would call to be the honored recipients of the awards for Achievement in …

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4th Grade Journalists in the Making

November 6, 2017

Our school has partnered with Healthy News Works (HNW) to implement a hands-on approach to simultaneously teaching students about writing,  journalism, and health related topics.

Denise Foley of HNW has been visiting our fourth grade students once a week to …

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Alumni Weekend 2017

Five years ago St. Raymond of Penafort began an annual tradition of inviting anyone and everyone to revisit our parish and school.  Each year since 2012, organizers of the Alumni Mass have invited anyone who had ever graduated or attended …

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Howley Family Foundation Visit

September 20, 2017

We were happy to be visited by the President (Lorie Howley) and Executive Director (Meg Mitkus) of the Howley Family Foundation. The mission of this foundation is to award academic scholarships and to provide tuition assistance to elementary, high …

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Students Raise over $3K with Rice Bowls

April 22, 2017

St Raymond of Penafort Students raised $3121.88 for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) during the Lenten Season.  Ted Miles and Joanne Kratz represented CRS and accepted check at the monthly mass for the school with all students present.  Children learned about …

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Catholic Schools Week 2017

January 25, 2017

We began celebrating National Catholic Schools week at our school with Career Day on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  We invited parents, alumni, parishioners, and community members to talk to our students about their jobs. At St. Raymond of Penafort School, …

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