Catholics Schools Week

Catholics Schools Week

Forensics Final
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...

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Students v Teachers Volleyball 2022
This annual Catholic Schools Week event has been a route for seven years going. The students can't seem to beat those teachers. This year's edition of 8th graders versus the teachers though was a real barn-burner. As always it is the best out of three competition and the students came close in every match, but ultimately the teachers prevailed. Well, there is always 20223. 

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Twins Dress Down Day is the Best
Throughout Catholic Schools Week, students had different dress-down days as part of the week's celebration. The most popular by far has been Twins Dress Down Day. All the students and teachers got into it as they did their best to look like the other. It was a "funderful" day and here is just a sample. 

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Stewie Comes to SCS
Stewie came to St. Columba School. Who is Stewie? He is the Stuart Tank that is part of the Stuart Tank Memorial Association of Berwick. Dave Kavach, Tom McLaughlin, and Adam Hartzell presented a slew of items including pictures, blueprints, and artifacts all dealing with the construction of the Stuart tank in Berwick during World War II. The Stuart Tank factory was so important to ...

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The Rosary Comes Alive During CSW
All our St. Columba School students gathered in our church to pray the rosary. The rosary was led by our 8th grade and a virtual rosary. The virtual rosary kept track of the prayers which really helped our younger students keep track with their own rosaries. Each student held a candle as well to celebrate each prayer of the rosary. 

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CDE Exotics Brings Reptiles to SCS
Cameron English of CDE Exotics knows quite a bit about exotic animals from around the world, and he brought a few of them here to St. Columba School. Cameron educated our student body on the care these animals need and precautioned the students in adopting some of these animals. People must be fully prepared for all the requirements these reptiles must have to enjoy a healthy life. He in...

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The magic of CSW with Matt Cadabra
One of our terrific Catholic Schools Week assemblies was Matt Cadabra. This high-energy magician performed great feats of prestidigitation aka magic which astounded the St. Columba student body. Matt Cadabra even brought his ventriloquist friend who made everyone laugh with his wisecracks and jokes. It was quite the show. 

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Ice Cream Sundaes for CSW
Our wonderful Saint Columba School volunteers created an outstanding ice cream sundae bar. The volunteers received an order form for sundaes from each student in school and tailor-made these delicious creamy desserts. From preschool to 8th grade each student received their very own personalized sundae. Thank you volunteers for making this a great event.

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Q & A with Father Mowery
As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration, students had the opportunity to ask Father Mowery all sorts of questions. Some questions students asked were, "When did you decide to become a priest?", "What is your favorite saint?", "Do you hunt?", "How are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?", and "what's your favorite flavor of ice cream?" F...

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Middle School Dodgeball
Our students had a friendly competition. They chose their dodgeball and went at it to discover which class would be the winner. The winner was everyone because they had such a great time. 

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