Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements

7th Grade Spruces Up for Spring
As part of St. Columba School's commitment to service, Mr. Bidleman's 7th grade religion class and 8th grade are landscaping the front of their school. This service project included donations from the community from businesses like Home Depot. The class ripped all the weeds and dead plants out, scrubbed the Mary statue clean, and also prepared the area for new plants and mulch. Here Elise ...

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Violin Virtuoso in Preschool
Our Saint Columba School music teacher Mrs. Trapane introduced the violin to our preschool. The students were able to use the bow and pluck the strings. They really enjoyed this opportunity to try their hand at the violin. Here Quinn Brooks looks like he is ready for the concert hall.

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Geography Bee the Tops
St. Columba School has a winner. Louis Venturi 7th grade celebrates as he gets the final question correct during this hard fought Geography Bee competition that lasted an hour and 20 minutes. There will not be a diocesan Geo Bee this year so the students were going for school bragging rights. Louis beat out 14 other competitors to come out on top. 

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Religion Bee has a Winner
St. Columba School held their annual Religion Bee. Students in grades 7 and 8 answered challenging questions about their faith. After many rounds, we came down to our two finalists. Eigth graders Emily Shapeero and Calyssa Shannon, who attended the competition virtually. Question after question were answered until finally our virtual student Calyssa Shannon came out on top. Pictured is M...

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Generation Genius & St. Columba School
A producer from NBC10’s Philly Live! contacted our ELA program, inviting one of our students to participate in a television news segment about the impact of Dr. Jeff Vinokur’s popular YouTube science program “Generation Genius” in the state. Dr. Jeff specifically requested St. Columba School seventh-grader Emily Morino (right), who interviewed him along with Seventh grader ...

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Stop Motion Moves in Tech Class
Saint Columba School's 6th graders in Mr. Drumm's Technology class are creating their own stop-motion videos using different materials. Some are using claymation while others like Liam Berger (right) & Blaise Kissinger (left) are using paper cutouts and their own basketball court to create a game with a cow playing a chicken. With their Surface Pros and a camera mounted ...

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Green Eggs and Preschool
Mrs. John's celebration of Read Across America week included the classic Green Eggs and Ham book. And in preschool they just don't read books; they sometimes live them. Mrs. John made Green Eggs for her students using eggs, food coloring, and elbow grease. The students enjoyed the eggs even if they were green. 

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Our Principal Reads
As part of our Read Across America Celebration, our principal, Mr. Morisco, read the Dr. Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham, but with a twist. The students are learning Spanish so he read the book to the 7th grade class in Spanish then they together translated the book. Also students were dressed as their favorite author or fictional character which was all part of the fun during this great wee...

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SCS Spells Excellence
Saint Columba School held its annual spelling bee. Even though there will be no diocesan spelling bee this year, the diocese asked the school to continue the tradition with an in-house version. Grades 4 through 6 competed with the last two contestants being Maya Reese in 5th grade and Cael Williams in 4th grade. The overall Spelling Champion was Cael Williams. Pictured here from left to right...

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 Saint Columba School's Catholic Schools Week Events
Click on the photo then {CLICK HERE} and follow the link to Saint Columba School's Virtual Tour.  {CLICK HERE} to view our assembly from Folk's Butterfly Farm  {CLICK HERE} to view our Living Rosary - this is only aportion of this wonderful moment during our special week  {CLICK HERE} to view a Q & A with Monsignor Lawrence - questions provided by the ...

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SCS Magazine is Here!
The 2021 edition of SCS, the magazine of St. Columba School is now available on Issuu at this address:  https://issuu.com/bidleman/docs/scs2021. Our magazine is the product of interviews and writing of our fifth, sixth, and seventh-grade students with eighth-graders serving as publication editors who also either selected or designed each page layout. Interviews were assisted by parents, an...

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6th Grade Science are Phasing with the Moon
Our 6th Grade Science class were examining the phases of the moon. Their science teacher Mr. Zeares, as part of this examination, had the students create their own phases of the moon using Oreo cookies. Here Rogan Smith shows off her work. Of course, they ate their work when the class was over. 

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Preschool Celebrates Earth Day
Mrs. John holds a Zoom Class with her preschool class on Earth Day. They all made Earth Day headbands to wear during the meeting. The class even did a recycling game. Mrs. John showed the class items, and they used smiley/sad faces to say yes or no to the items recyclability. Here Mrs. John is wearing her Eath Day headbands as she watches her students play the game.  ...

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6th Grade Gets Foreign Chocolate
Our 6th Grade Geography class visited the European country of Belgium. While the class was on its virtual tour, the class found a city named Bruges. This city is renowned for its chocolate, and one of the best loved chocolate stores there is B by B. The students investigated the B by B website and found that they could purchase chocolate. So the class pooled its money, and in two short weeks, they...

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St. Columba School Gets Their Geo Bee Champion
St. Columba School hosted its annual Geo Bee. The competition included students from fourth grade all the way up to eighth grade. Round after round flew by and question after question. The competition narrowed to the two finalists, 6th grader Louis Venturi and 8th grader Rachel Marino. The two battled it out geographically with Rachel Marino finally prevailing. She will represent&nb...

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