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“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” ― Charles Dickens
Monthly Message From Mr. Puricelli
At ICS, we are blessed to work in an environment that proudly boasts a faith-filled curriculum and an environment that nourishes spiritual growth, supports strong intellectual values that lead to academic excellence, reaches out to the wider world in service, builds a strong Christ-centered community, and walks with students in building character and personal growth fostering moral integrity. These values, and so many more, help our ICS community to educate the whole child and allow each child to be known and loved.
Welcome to the new school year! Many of us may be holding on to the last days of summer, yet the reality of school is here. As a child, I always liked the beginning of a new school year. My father would take me to Cunetto's Pharmacy (pre-Walmart days) to purchase notebooks, pencils, pens, and all of the other necessary supplies. As I grew older, I always placed great importance on having new supplies each year. As an adult, I have reflected on that importance of having new supplies and have come to understand that new beginnings are very important. The past is past. Last year is last year. We cannot change the past, but we can change the future. Our students have every opportunity to build upon the excellence of past years, change and grow in areas of challenge, and continue to delve into territories unknown. What a great gift to be a student! Michelangelo is often misquoted as having said, "Ancora imparo," I am still learning! No matter the originator, the sentiment holds!