School News and Events

Free Lunch during the Summer!

June 30, 2017

There are various programs that offer free lunch to kids in our area.

Please click on the this link to find out more

or you can text “FOOD” to 877877 to find the nearest location serving free lunch.


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First Annual IMS Academic Bowl

November 14, 2016

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade team for securing 2nd place in the science challenge at the first Annual IMS Academic Bowl on Wednesday, November 8th.

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Congratulations to our Maguire Scholars!

May 27, 2016

Congratulations to our newest Maguire Scholars:

Bryani S.

Precious M.

Peter P.

Vincent N.

Jaden D.

Sabri F.

Malan G.

Ky N.

Click here to read more about this.

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6th Grade’s field trip to Awbury Arboretum.

April 22, 2016

On  4/22/2016, our students from grade 6th visited the beautiful Arboretum.  Awbury Arboretum is a vibrant landscape with a rich history. “Arboretum” is also informally called a “Zoo for trees”. It is a place that has shrubs and trees preserved …

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SHI Food Drive

February 1, 2016

As a community of service, we are kicking off a food drive for the St. Helena Church Food Bank and a baby formula drive to support a special NDS project (who provides breakfast and lunch to our students). Students in …

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NDS Placemat Contest!

One of our student has been selected as a finalist in the NDS Placement Contest!

  • Sarah P., Grade 8th

Voting for the Placemat Contest is now open on the NDS facebook page!

To vote, simply “Like” the …

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2015 CYO Night at the Penn Relays Meet Program

April 14, 2015

CYO Night at the Penn Relays will run RAIN OR SHINE.  Only the South Stands will be open for seating this year.


Tuesday, April 21,2015

The University of Pennsylvania

Franklin Field



5:15PM* Athletes allowed on track/field …

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Fun-Filled Easter Festival for Grades Pre K – 4th

March 27, 2015

On March 26th  our Pre-Ks to 4th graders enjoyed a fun-filled Easter festival.

Students had the opportunity to visit 4 different stations and participate in the activities designed for them. There was a station for making crafts, students made beautiful …

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St. Helena Alum Mary Lou Quinlan Won the Biggest Fundraising Team Award at the IMS Dancing for our Future Stars Gala!

March 23, 2015

St. Helena Alum Mary Lou Quinlan and Dance Pro Kosta Trifunovic Won the Biggest Fundraising Team Award at the IMS Dancing for our Future Stars Gala on Saturday, March 21st!


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IMS Proudly Honors Teacher Annette Hanagan for Making an IMPACT

St. Helena-Incarnation PK-4 teacher Annette Hanagan won the prestigious IMS Teacher Impact Award on Saturday, March 21st!

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Each day, Independence Mission School (IMS) teachers are in classrooms making a difference in the lives of inner city students. IMS celebrated those …

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