Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements

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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Elks asks the question "What does Freedom of Speech mean to me?" & SCS answers
The Elks asked our middle school writers to enter into their contest, "What does Freedom of Speech mean to me?" and SCS did not disappoint them. Our students did their research on this Constitutional amendment then got to work. There were quite a few entries but our school winners are in second place, Alex Holoviak and taking first place Mary Grace Ducan. Congrats to them both on a job w...

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D.A.R. Announces SCS Winners
St. Columba's middle school has come up big again in the annual  Daughters of the American Revolution's essay contest. This year's essay topic was on the Pligrim's voyage to the "New World".  Students had to place themselves on the Mayflower, the ship the Pilgrims used to get to North America, and after research, write an essay focusing on life on the ...

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First Trimester Honor Roll Recipients
Saint Columba recognizes the achievements of our middle school students who have worked hard and earned their way onto our Honor Roll. All from left to right - Front Row: Chase Williams and Rogan Smith, Middle Row: Caden Hopper, Emily LaRouche, Emily Marino, and Elise Ferdock, Back Row: Rachel Marino, Leyna Beishline, Charles Hopper, Emily Shapeero, and Mary Grace Duncan. Congrats to all! ...

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SCS Preschool and Their Bears
St. Columba Pre-K students show off caves they made for their bears to hibernate in. Quinn Brooks, Charlotte Coombe and Jonathan Ervin have their hibernation books ready to read to their sleeping bears. 

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National Winner from SCS
St. Columba School's 8th grade student Mary Grace Duncan (right) won the Missionary Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest. Mary Grace's Christmas artwork was chosen out of thousands of contestants from around the country. She was invited to the Basilica National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. where her artwork will be on display throughout the Advent...

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SCS Forensics Team Continues Its Winning Ways
SCS' Forensics Team won big recently at Our Lady of Lourdes Forensics Competition. Our winners are in Sixth grade 1st place Emily LaRouche, 2nd place Elise Ferdock; Seventh grade 1st place Emily Shapeero, 2nd place Erika Traupman, 3rd place Calyssa Shannon, 5th place Gracie Viars. Congratulations to all!

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Following Directions the Mr. Zeares Way
Mr. Zeares's 2nd Grade learned a valuable lesson in following directions. Mr. Zeares set the gymnasium up with numerous obstacles. The 2nd graders then paired up with one student covering their eyes and the other guided their partner through the obstacles with directions like two steps forward, one step left, and then move forward again. The objective was to make it successfully acro...

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Making Pizza the Kindergarten Way
Our Kindergarten class had an exciting opportunity to get more out of a book than the story. The class read a book titled Pizza at Sally's. Here the class learned the origins of the ingredients to make pizza. Then the best part, the class took what they learned from the story and built their own pizzas. 

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Our First Grade Sharpens Their Skills
Mrs. McCarthy's First Grade class uses their white boards to practice their spelling skills. If they make a mistake, no problem, wipe and it's gone. A great way to get those spelling words practiced and ready for the test.  

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Pre School Celebrates Sports Week
St Columba preschoolers, Alex Orzolek listens to Colton Augustine read his "Sports" book.  Each child in the class made their own "Sports" book to share during sports week. The class then played basketball as part of the week's acitivites in the gymnasium. 

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7th Grade Tech Conference
Our 7th Grade class created a WebQuest with Mr. Drumm and Mr. Webb. This project was based on thier favorite authors. The class had to research, and then build this interactive tech display for the Tech Conference in Harrisburg. While there, they met our representatives David Millard and John Gordner. The class got a photo op. with Congressman Gordner as he checked out their display.  ...

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