Four Heads Are Better Than One

By IMS Staff

Students Work Together at 2nd Annual IMS Academic Challenge


On Monday, November 13, 2017, we held our 2nd Annual IMS Academic Challenge! The event was sponsored by St. Cyril School and 13 out of 15 IMS schools participated this year. Each school team consisted of 4 students from 7th or 8th grade who came together to show what they know and compete in the academic areas of Writing, Social Studies, Math and Science.

It’s true what they say – two heads are better than one, and in this case it was four! Over the course of two and a half hours, the school teams completed each of the challenges and we witnessed students working together and being ingenious.

It was a wonderful event that showcased our students’ academic abilities, problem solving techniques, collaboration and creativity.  We are already looking forward to next year’s event!

Congratulations to our winning teams!


3rd place                 St. Frances Cabrini

2nd place                St. Veronica

1st place                  St. Helena/Incarnation

Social Studies:

3rd place                 St. Cyril of Alexandria

2nd place                St. Marin of Tours

1st place                  St. Barnabas


3rd place                 St. Malachy

2nd place                St. Raymond

1st place                  Holy Cross


3rd place                 St. Veronica

2nd place                St. Helena/Incarnation

1st place                  St. Cyril of Alexandria

This event was made possible thanks to our dedicated parents, teachers, administrators and central office staff. A special thanks to Sister Barbara, principal of St. Cyril for hosting the event.  Another special set of thanks to 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Jeanne Bellwoar, and Assistant Principal, Ms. Terri Power, for organizing and planning the event.

We also would like to recognize Chief Academic Officer, Mr. Gregory Vincent, Director of Mission and Ministry, Sister Anne McGuire, and Director of Community Partnerships, Rosemary Haenn for their attendance and support with the event. In addition, several teachers and administrators from various schools volunteered to judge and score the four events four us – we appreciate their time and talents very much.