Immaculata Catholic High School may be closed forever, but efforts are being made to chronicle its venerable history.
Kathy Greenamyre, a member of the Immaculata graduating class of 1968, is leading an effort to create a documentary film about the school and its history.
Greenamyre, founder of The Power of Storytelling, a video production company, and a videographer are in the process of filming the recollections of Immaculata alums.
The clips will be packaged in a documentary film about the history of the school.
The documentary committee is looking for photos, information, documents, etc., that would be appropriate for the film.
The committee is also looking for people who have a poignant memory to share about their memories of the high school.
She said the plan is to videotape the remarks of numerous people about their school memories and edit the best of them into a film.
Greenamyre said the film ultimately will be posted on YouTube. There also will be DVD copies available for purchase.
Greenamyre said a Facebook page has been created to allow people to keep abreast of the progress of the video project.
The video committee includes Greenamyre, Marti Sachse Judson, class of 1968, and Mary Ann Sachse Brown, class of 1966.
The committee was present at the school’s Legacy Event June 2-3 when they distributed information about the project to visitors.
She said the goal of the project is to recount the 100-plus years of Immaculata, beginning with the first high school in 1909.
Key topics in the documentary will be former principals, faculty and students, as well as activities and sports at the school.
Email Greenamyre at firstname.lastname@example.org to share information.
Donations are also welcome to offset production costs associated with making the film.
Greenamyre said the initial estimate to produce the film is between $20,000 and $25,000.
Donations should be made payable to The Power of Storytelling, Attn: IMac Film, 5234 Granada St., Roeland Park, KS, 66205.