Immaculate Conception School

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  1. Recess in the parking lot.
    King of the mountain during the winter on the huge snow piles.
    Father Richie smoking Camels during gym class.

    vidguy August 3, 2010 at 8:46 pm Reply
  2. I attended Immaculate Conception School from 1968-1972. In first grade I had Sister Alice Richard….she was an older woman (probably in her 50s, but looked older to me) and quite strict. I remember her spanking us if we were out of line. In second grade I had Ms. Hilton who married that year and became Mrs. Pritchard (I forget her first name)…she was very nice and let us bring in records to listen to. In third grade I had Miss Judy Englehardt….she was very nice also. In fourth grade I had Mr. Roderick McNeil who was a nice guy. I also remember this nun used to come every year (I don’t know what her title was, but she was part of the music program and visited us during music class (which was taught by Eileen Marshall). This nun used to have a round harmonica and she used to blow into it to get a certain tune, then she used to ask us a question done in song like “Where is the window”? Then we would have to answer her back in song “Over there”! Thar was so weird….I never questioned it as a kid, but as I got older and thought back about it, it never made any sense to me….lol. I left Immaculate after fourth grade as they had just opened the new R.A. Nock Middle School and I begged my parents to let me go there. Mom wasn’t too happy, but she granted my wish.

    Maria Hayes Gilfus February 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm Reply
  3. Oh boy do I remember ‘king of the snowbank’ during the winter months. Back then us girls were not allowed to wear pants – and I have scars on my knees from the ice on those banks. GOOD TIMES!
    Principal – Sister Rosemarie, then Sister Marie John
    Asst. principal – Mrs. Furlong, later in life I used to visit with her after she retired. Believe it or not she was a very sweet lady who had a most wonderful rose garden and knew how to brew a good cup of tea.
    First grade – Sister Barbara
    Second grade – Sister Mary, she is still teaching second grade and I got to have breakfast with her when I visited during Yankee Homecoming 2013 – she is still as sweet and awesome as ever
    Third grade – Mrs. Laplante (sp?)
    Fourth grade – Mr. McNeil
    Fifth grade – Sister Joan, I later heard she left the church all together. I wish her the best.
    Sixth grade – Ms. Soucy, all the boys had a crush on her
    Seventh grade – Mrs. Fancescone, she had the cool corvette.
    Eighth grade – Mr. Cuff
    Sister Elizabeth was the Librarian and another sweet soul.
    I remember Sister Ruth as well.

    Karon August 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm Reply
  4. I attended ICS from 1959-1968.
    First grade–Sister Alice Richard
    Second grade–Mrs. LeMaitre
    Third grade–Sister Geraldine
    Fourth grade–Sister Emiliana
    Fifth grade–Miss Brooks
    Sixth grade–Sister Ann Josephine
    Seventh grade–Mrs. McClure
    Eighth grade–Sister Mark (I loved her!).

    Principal: Sister Theresa Vincent……..very stern!

    I remember King of the Hill as well. I also remember Mr. And Mrs. Cunningham who ran the cafeteria. I loved the lunches!

    Witchy542 December 16, 2013 at 11:11 am Reply
  5. Oh wow Witchy542, I totally forgot about the Cunnignhams! During my time at the school (1975-81) they also were still involved in the cafeteria. I remember helping with the Annual Bean Supper they had at the school.

    I have very fond memories about attending that school and the people there…

    Karon December 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm Reply
  6. I went to ICS for first-third grade, 1962-1965

    For teachers I had:
    1st grade: Sr Emiliana
    2nd grade: Mrs. LeMaitre
    3rd grade: Sr Geraldine

    I remember the round harmonica well!. Sr Geraldine kept it in her pocket. I can still hear the swish of her beads as she walked around the classroom. I have to say, I was petrified of her! I remember her pulling the boys ears if they didn’t listen. School was so different then! Everything was so strict, but you were taught manners and respect. I remember if you forgot your tie you had to wear one of the opposite sex. We girls had funny little bow ties made out of the same plaid fabric as our skirts. If you forgot your beanie and it was church day, they made you wear s Kleenex on your head! Needless to say, I never forgot my things!!

    Pam January 30, 2019 at 10:14 am Reply
  7. Thanks, Pam for the memories!

    Shawn G - Moderator January 31, 2019 at 1:25 am Reply

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