Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements

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Our St. Columba Middle School Forensics team participated in the last competition of the year, and it was a big one. It took place at the Diocesean Center in Harrisburg. There were approximately 50 students who participated from all the diocesean schools. Our students competed in the Duos and Oral Interpretation categories with such pieces as Flowers for Algernon, Lyrics from Hamilton, A Fine Line, and On Air. Pictured here from left to right, back row Emily Marino and Gracie Viears, m...

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St. Columba School hosted the Faith Bee. This event included participants from St. Columba School and Parish. Students were challenged with questions about the Catholic Faith. After many rounds and loads of questions it came down to our last two competitors, Emily Marino and James Samayoa. These two went back and forth with religious knowledge until, finally, James Samayoa came out on top as the winner. The winner will compete in the diocesan Faith Bee later this April. Pictured here a...

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St. Columba's Middle School celebrated 3-14 with actual pie. After Mrs. Troiani's math class was finished working the ins and outs of the number PI they celebrated by having some pie. Here her 8th grade class shared pizza pie and some regular apple pie, blueberry pie, and chocolate mousse pie. Pictured here from  left to right are back row Emily Marino, Jacob Guerriero, Luke Traugh, Mason Laubach, and Caden Hopper. Middle row from left to right are Gracie Viars, Elise Ferdock, Emily...

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Saint Columba School's 5th-grade Social Studies class is learning about the culture of ancient Egypt. as part of their studies, they have created their own names using ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. The students painted paper with diluted coffee to give the paper the "ancient look". After that, the students took the antiqued paper, and using the hieroglyphic alphabet they drew their names using those hieroglyphic symbols.  Here in the center is Gemma Troianin workin...

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Rep. David Millard (far right) and legislative liaison for the PA Game Commission Josh Zimmerman (far left) visited our parish school to recognize Emily Shapeero (First Place) and Emily Marino (Second Place) as winners of the “Most Enjoyable Outdoor Experience” essay contest held last year. From left are Zimmerman, Mike Shapeero, Emma Shapeero, Emily Shapeero, Emily Marino, Mary Ann Marino, Mike Marino, and Millard. Our students received an ori...

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St. Columba School’s middle school is proud to share its fourth feature magazine and eleventh overall publication. First, click Read More then {CLICK HERE} to begin reading this issue. This year, we present our school’s homage to Brandon Stanton’s “Humans of New York” books and blog. The 36 Faces|36 Stories idea was pitched by our English teacher Sam Bidleman to encourage our students to experiment, to try something new, something other than our usual arti...

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St. Columba School's graduate of last year's 8th-grade class Emily Shapeero entered the 2020-2021 Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) Christmas Artwork Contest. It was recently announced that Emily’s original artwork came in first place in this nationwide contest. She will have her artwork displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. through the Advent and Christmas seasons this year, and she will also have her artwork fe...

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Our preschool is getting ready for Christmas. Mrs. John has the students working on knowing sizes, shapes, and colors with a touch of Christmas fun. Once the preschoolers had their sizes, shapes, and colors picked, they created their very own and unique Magical Elf. The students were so proud of their elves that they couldn't wait to show them off to their parents and grandparents. Of course, these elves had magical powers too. It is preschool Christmas magic. 

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St. Columba School has deep connections to our service men and women who have done so much for our country. The teachers throughout the school had many activities for the students to do this day designed to build our appreciation for these great people. Our kindergarten class created soldiers of their own in remembrance of all those who serve our country.

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Our St. Columba eighth graders presented their cases to the school as to why they should be elected as part of the 2021-2022 student council. Each candidate gave a speech outlining their platform and the value they would bring to the student body. The students voted later that day and soon we will install our new student council. Keep checking back to see who won the election of 2021-2022. Here Jacob Guerriero informs the middles school about his platform for school secretary. 

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St. Columba School's Pre-k students created a fine motor skill journal. Their first activity was peeling and sticking letter stickers to their journals. The letter they started with had to be the first letter of their names.  When they finished, they were able to decorate the cover of these journals with the remaining stickers. The class also sat on the floor to strengthen their trunk muscles. Mrs. John makes learning fun! 

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Last school year, Mr. Zeares, our middle school science teacher, introduced his classes to Generation Genius. This educational program was created by Dr. Jeff Vinokur. Generation Genius is used by millions of school children around the country. Emily Marino enjoyed Dr. Jeff's dancing lessons so much that she dressed like him for Halloween and interviewed him for our school's magazine. Dr. Jeff was inspired by Emily's enthusiasm so much that when he was interviewed on Philly Live he a...

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St. Columba School's Class of 2021 has officially graduated. Many of these students have been attending this school since their preschool days. They were nostalgic about leaving but excited to move onto the next step in their lives with some going onto Bloomsburg High School while others will be attending Central Columbia. From left to right starting at the back row: Maria Robinson, Mrs. Strohecker ( their Algebra & 8th-grade homeroom teacher), Calyssa Shannon, next row left to...

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