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Kindergarteners and first graders at ICS map it out

ICS kindergarteners and first graders study maps as a part of an extended study pilot program. 

Members of the Immaculate Conception kindergarten and first grade took a little closer look at maps this week. ICS in Port Clinton is testing a pilot program that will eventually be school-wide as they move toward a Continuous Progress educational system. The program is being taught by Mrs. Susie Adams and Miss Karly Cross. A teacher-selected group of students are being challenged with topics that give them the opportunity to explore and learn in a hands-on setting. This week the eight students took an up close and in depth look at maps. 

Each student was asked to bring in a map from home. The selection produced maps of Ohio, groups of American states, Lake Erie, a Hawaiian Island and even Walt Disney World. The children looked at the differences and similarities in these maps and concluded that more detail can be placed on maps that are zoomed in and the larger the scope of the map the less detailed the map can be. The children also noted differences in maps such as symbols, color, keys, drawings vs. aerial photographs and inserts. The group will explore other fun and challenging topics in both science and social studies through the end of the school year.

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ICS fifth grade class digs through history at Johnson’s Island

 

Dr. David Bush tells the ICS fifth grade the history behind the cemetery at Johnsons Island. 

The fifth graders at Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton spent Monday being archeologists. Mrs. Jane Drusbacky’s class once again had the experience of participating in the Experiential Learning Program in Historical Archaeology offered by the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology of Heidelberg University. 

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ICS says thank you

The students and staff of Immaculate Conception School have a lot to be thankful for and are truly counting their blessings. Because of the generosity of many people in the community, the school’s 28th annual “Happy Birthday” Auction was a huge success. The spirit of the event was full of laughter, good food, friendship, and most of all the love of a school and its children. The school auction truly is a vital lifeline in the providing of necessary funds needed to continue providing a faith filled education in Port Clinton, Ohio. Whether you donated an item or a service, gave a cash donation, bought a raffle ticket, or attended the event itself, we send our heartfelt thank you. 

Without the generosity of our community, our local businesses, our parishioners, and our school families, the success of this event would not have been possible. Immaculate Conception School is proud to be a part of the Port Clinton Community and will continue to serve in any way it can to give back because a “small act really does make a difference”. From Immaculate Conception school, we say thank you and God Bless you!

Friends of Immaculate Conception School

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