Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements

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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2nd Trimester's Honor Roll
Our students again have acheived a high level of academic excellence. Here are the following stidents from 5th through 8th grades that have earned their way to the honor roll. From left to right - top row to bottom: Morgan Peirce, Damyan Petryshak, Reed Keck, Matt Getz, John Guerriero, Dominick Rosini. Rachel Marino, Mary Grace Duncan, Charles Hopper, Micheal McIlvried, Gavin Berger, Maryellen Fau...

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Spelling B-E-E Isn't as Easy as It Seems
The month of March is BEE time and the Spelling Bee is all part of the excitement. The words were challenging, our students were ready, but they weren't enough for our returning champion. James Samoya went head-to-head with Gavin, trading word after word, but for a third year in a row, Gavin Berger will represent SCS at the diocesan Bee. Congrats Gavin and Good Luck!

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Geo Bee Rocks the World
Saint Columba took a trip around the world (well, sort of) with the Geo Bee. This competition went non-stop for almost an hour. The competition were fierce, and it finally came down to Katie Campbell and Leyna Bieshline. Round after round, the two girls answered question after question, then Katie came out on top. She is now off to compete against the rest diocese. Good Luck, Katie!   ...

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DAR Essay Contest Winners
Saint Columba School has a strong showing again in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This year's essay topic was on Women's Suffage and its impact on the United States. Our winners are Mary Grace Duncan, Dominick Rosini, Rachel Marino, Charles Hopper, Morgan Pierce, Cameron Humphrey, and Damyon Petryshak. Congratulations and good luck on the next level.  ...

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Elks Essay Winners
Lila Oast, Emily LaRouche, and Mary Grace Duncan are proud Americans, and their essay explains why. The local chapter of the Elks hosted an essay contest title"What makes you proud of America." These three Saint Columba School students hit it with their entries and they now represent our school as their essay goes on to states. 

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St. Columba Competes
St. Columba Middle School students are competing in The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC).  This is the first time this competition has been offered in the state of Pennsylvania. The competition is an online virtual robotics and STEM competition.

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St. Columba's Student Editors
Mr. Webb's seventh grade ELA class holds the first edition of The Columba Review. This magazine is filled with reviews.

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