August 23, 2017

Our two graduates, Luke Bednar and Lucia Bosonetto, and faculty and friends of Immaculate Heart of Mary School, were honored with a commencement address by Professor Ryan Topping, D.Phil. (Oxon.), of Saint Thomas More College in Merrimack, NH. A native of Saskatoon, Canada, Dr. Topping earned an MA in Philosophy from the University of Manitoba and a Doctorate in Theology from the University of Oxford. He is currently a Fellow at Thomas More. Our speaker has authored several books and has written extensively on Catholic themes and luminaries, from Saint Augustine, to Dante, to G.K. Chesterton.

Dr. Topping peppered his incisive talk with just the right amount of humor to keep a counseling exhortation from being overly admonitory. Presenting his theme of life “as a story,” he stressed that the...

At the beginning of August, four of the teachers of Immaculate Heart of Mary School were able to attend two seminars on Teaching Writing: Structure and Style. The seminars were taught by IEW's senior educational consultant Linda Mikottis, who did a fantastic job of presenting the methods and materials. Here at IHM, we are excited to put into practice the training we received and to implement this wonderful program in our classrooms.

IEW stands for Institute for Excellence in Writing, and Andrew Pudewa is the director. Here is a description of their program from their IEW Handbook for Administrators and School Leaders:

Our methodology presents a powerful method of teaching writing, which consists of two main components.

Structure refers to organizational models for writing, which are explored...

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