Alumnae of Academy Immaculate Conception and Marian Heights Academy
"...perpetuation of friendship and mutual encouragement..."
Academy Immaculate Conception is a girls boarding school owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Benedict for 130 years. It opened in 1870, three years after the sisters founded Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. The school was established to provide an education for girls who wished to acquire proficiency in the fine and practical arts. The school name was changed to Marian Heights Academy in 1973, and in 2000, the sisters closed the Academy due to increasing operating costs, decreasing enrollment, and concerns about the future of girls boarding schools.
The Academy Alumnae Association was formed in 1925. All attendees and staff of Academy Immaculate Conception/Marian Heights Academy are members of the Alumnae Association. A board of directors provides leadership for the association. The Academy Alumnae Reunion is held annually on the last Sunday in June.
Academy Alumnae Reunion, June 29-30, 2013
Classes who graduated in years ending in 3 or 8 will celebrate special anniversaries at the reunion. The class of 1963 is the “golden anniversary class.” We hope for record attendance for anniversary classes and classes not celebrating anniversaries.
Please register for Alumnae Day by June 12. Use the form in Jottings or register online. We need to know in advance how many are coming in order to set up for the dinner and order the food.
Alumnae raffle – The Board will have a raffle of special items they contribute. You can purchase tickets on any of the items for $1 or 6 for $5. Winning tickets will be drawn at the reunion dinner on Sunday.
The $25 fee charged for Alumnae Day helps cover the cost of the meal, setup, continental breakfast, and the publication of Jottings, the alumnae newsletter. Payment may be made when you register (by June 12) or when you check in on Alumnae Day.
If you need accommodations for the weekend, check the hotel list on page 7.
Alumnae Reunion Schedule
Saturday, June 29
• You are welcome to visit and spend time on campus.
• Gathering of the “girls” in MHA gym from 2 to 7 p.m.
• Tickets may be purchased on raffle items displayed in gym
Sunday, June 30
• Sign in/confirm registration/pay if you didn’t pre-pay (near Assembly) – 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Continental breakfast in the Assembly – 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
• Mass in the monastery church – 10:30 a.m.
• Dinner in St. Gertrude Hall in the monastery – 12 noon
• Annual meeting following the dinner: class recognitions/photos, winning tickets drawn for raffle, attendance prizes, announcements
• Visiting throughout the afternoon
All times are Eastern Daylight
Register by June 12 if you want to be included in the meal count on Alumnae Day, Sunday, June 30.
We hope to see you in June!
Jottings is the newsletter for alumnae of Academy Immaculate Conception and Marian Heights Academy. It is published twice a year.