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SCS's Cross Country Team Gears Up
Our Middle School's Cross Country team is getting ready for the Fall season of 2021. Practices are held in the town park under the watchful eye of our coach, Mr. Zeares. Competitons are held throughout the Fall and our team has quite a few speedsters that look like they will be taking care of bu...

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SCS's Cross Country Team Gears Up
Our Middle School's Cross Country team is getting ready for the Fall season of 2021. Practices are held in the town park under the watchful eye of our coach, Mr. Zeares. Competitons are held throughout the Fall and our team has quite a few speedsters that look like they will be taking care of bu...

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Purple Makes Us Aware
St. Columba School showed its support for one of its own. Braely Wintersteen, a second grader, suffers from a rare condition known as Chiari Malformation. This condition causes constant pain to those who have it and difficulty swallowing. Our school had an all purple dress down day to show our suppo...

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Learning Those Letters
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...

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SCS Splashes Down
St. Columba School held its first ever POOL PARTY! The school was invited to Berwick’s Ber-Vaughn pool. The pool was reserved for two hours for St. Columba School students only. The students had tons of fun splashing, swimming, and climbing on the sea creatures. There were snacks too for ...

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St. Columba School Welcomes Fr. Mowery
St. Columba School begins its new school year with a new parish priest, Father Richard Mowery. At our first student mass, he introduced himself to the student body. He told us a little about himself during his homily. Then he reminded us about the importance of prayer as he traveled throughout the c...

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SCS is Back and Better Than Ever!
Welcome Back to Saint Columba School! Our first day was much anticipated and now it is here! Students came back reinvigorated and ready to learn. It was great to see old friends and new faces. From PreK to 8th grade all our students had a great first day! Mr. Morisco, our principal, enthusiastically...

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Emily Marino on Philly Live
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 ...

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Presenting Our Class of 2021
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...

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Fun Times at Field Day
St. Columba School's principal Mr. Morisco has brought back from our past the school's Field Day. There were many games, track and field events, and activities to fill the students' day. Students participated in a kickball tournament, dodge ball competition, discus, and ja...

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St. Columba's School Picnic
St Columba School has begun a new tradition. It is our annual school picnic This picnic gave the students, their families, faculty, and staff the opportunity to have a good time with fun, food, and games in the town park. Here our school principal Mr. Morisco races kindergarten s...

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May Crowning with First Holy Communion Class
St. Columba School's 2nd grade received their  First Holy Communion. A very special moment in their lives as Catholics. To further celebrate this time the class also held our school's May Crowning prayer service. Here the class places a flowered crown on Our Lady's head to hono...

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Confirmation for Our 8th Grade
On Saturday, May 8 St. Columba School 8th grade students received the sacrament of Confirmation. After much preparation for this sacrament the students were ready and anxious to receive this next step in their Cathoic Faith. A special treat for the students was that Monsignor Lawrence...

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Promise Made - Promise Kept
Mr. Morisco made a promise to the student body of Saint Columba School. The promise; if the students reached the school goal for the Race for Education funds he would allow the 8th grade to paint his beloved hair. Well, our students came through and raised enough money to paint the principal's h...

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SCS Grads Get Their Start Here
St. Columba School proves again that this is the place to get your start. Two grads of  St. Columba School are now 2020 graduates of Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.  There were 11,536  applicants for this prestigious medical school with only room for 212 ...

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7th Grade Loving the Landscaping
St. Columba School Seventh and Eighth Graders flank Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence as he blesses the landscaping project completed by both classes. This was the Seventh Grade's third community project of the year; this one completed with the help of Bloomsburg Home Depot manager Michael ...

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Racing for Rescues Donations
As St. Columba School's ongoing commitment to the community, Mr. Zeares' 6th grade religion class has created Race for Rescues. The students are collecting donations for the ASPCA in connection with the school's Clash at Columba. The Clash is a race between Mrs. Van Buren our P...

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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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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 o...

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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. L...

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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 que...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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It's a Boy!

Posted on February 24, 2021 in: School News, School Showcase

It's a Boy!
It’s a boy! That’s right, Mrs. Strohecker is having a boy, so her eighth grade class has a baby shower for their favorite math teacher. There were games, gifts, and decorations. But what would a baby shower be without food. Pizza, cupcakes, cookies, and more were all part of this wonderf...

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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 Will...

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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...

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Catholic Schools Week Begins
St. Columba School kick-off to Catholic Schools Week begins here with our parish mass. Monsignor Lawrence begins each Catholic Schools Week with this special mass. {CLICK HERE} to view our Catholic Schools Week kick-off mass. 

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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 ed...

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SCS Christmas Show is Here
Click on the photo then {CLICK HERE} and follow the link to Saint Columba School's Christmas Show. Thank you to all the students, Mrs. Trapane, and Mr. Bidleman ( our videographer) for making this event happen. Enjoy!   

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Christmas Comes to SCS
Tis' the season to be festive and we are being that. This Christmas we stayed masked up and handsanitized for our Yuletide games. There was tree decorating, an egg race in the form of cotton balls, cocoa to go, mixing to be done at home, and of course the classroom parties. All students were giv...

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Candy Canes a Plenty

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: School News, School Showcase

Candy Canes a Plenty
Mrs. John's preschool worked on colors and patterns this holiday season. The students showed off their skills by crerating candy canes with the colors red and white.  Left to right is Oliver Carney, Finley Morris, Quinn Brooks, Grayson Readler, Piper Morris, Helena Weinberg, Parker Ervin, a...

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Boxing Socks

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: School News, School Showcase

Boxing Socks
St. Columba School Seventh Graders finish packing their collected Warm Socks for Soles in preparation for nursing home pickups this coming week. The combined school and parish campaign ended with students distributing over 2,000 pairs to residents of regional facilities. Students include from left t...

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SCS Comes Up Big for Breakfast
Mrs. Tarantino, our Food Service Director, created a great way to bring breakfast cereal to Bloomsburg's local Food Cupboard. The students worked to earn boxes of cereal throughout the month of November. The work was easy. All SCS students had to do was purchase lunch every day during the m...

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SCS Welcomes Our New Student Council
After the student mass, Mr. Morisco, Monsignor Lawrence, and Mrs. Strohecker inducted our new student council for the year 2020-2021. From left to right are our student council president is Emily Shapeero, our school vice president is Maria Robinson, and the student council secretary is Calyssa Shan...

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Getting That Christmas Shopping Done Early
Our wonderful Saint Columba School volunteers hosted Santa's Shop. This allowed our students the opportunity to get their Christmas shopping done early. There were tons of gift items for students to choose from for that special someone like a terrific mom and dad.  Here sixth grade per...

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Winterfest A Big Success
Our annual Winterfest was a Season success again! Our fantastic volunteers and staff put together a Covid-19 Winterfest following all the recommended protocols. It was scaled down a bit, but the Dollar Tree was there, all the food, and Monsignor Lawrence's signature soup made this year's edi...

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Bus Safety at SCS

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: School News, School Showcase

Bus Safety at SCS
Matt Bond of Bond Busing demonstrated the importance of school bus safety to the SCS students. He covered everything in the bus from where the emergency exits are to the proper procedure of evacuating the bus if there was an accident. Here, Matt shows 5th grader Myles DiPippa and othe...

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Get Out the Vote

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: School News, School Showcase

Get Out the Vote
Saint Columba School gets the votes out. This is not for president but for a new school mascot, school logo, and school mask design. Every class participated, and our student council was in charge of counting all the votes. The winners were announced after Friday's mass. Stay tuned in to learn t...

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Seventh-grade co-chairs Socks for the Sole Drive
ST. COLUMBA COMMUNITY’S WARM SOCKS FOR THE SOLE DRIVE: HOW ARE WE DOING? Our drive toward 1,000 pairs of warm socks for the 450 residents in local nursing homes started with a generous pile of donated socks. On our first official day, our school students and their families sent in over 428 pa...

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Exploring Science with SCS Science Explorers
Ellla Stephens, 3rd grade mixes her chemicals together to make her "Matter Monster. " The students formed a hypothesis about what would happen when two unknown liquids were mixed together.  They discussed three states of matter and what happens during a chemical reaction.  In thi...

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4th Grade is Turtly Terrific
The fourth grade class at St. Columba School welcomed a special guest Friday morning!  Mrs. Colleen Tarantino (the school's Food Service Director) brought her pet African Sulcata Tortoise to visit the class for the day. Two year old Yoshi enjoyed the day crawling through dirt and munching o...

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Picture Day - Socially Distanced
Yes, we still have our pictures taken on Picture Day, but all photos of our wonderful students were taken "Socially Distanced." The mask came down temporarily once the student was socially distanced, then the photo was taken. We make sure we  follow those guidelines. Here Caden Hopper...

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Working Hard Then Taking A Break
Mr. Morisco, St. Columba School's new principal, gave ice pops to all the students as a thank you for doing such a great job with masks, social distancing, and hand washing. Here two preschoolers In the front Charlotte Coombe and Piper Morris is in the back, are at their snack sta...

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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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SCS Preschoolers Get Their First Lesson
Our SCS Preschool teacher Mrs. John is showing the preschoolers why it is important to wash our hands for 20 seconds. Mrs. John “sneezed” into her hands and had germs of “white paint” all over her blue gloves. She then washed her hands while they counted to 20 and all th...

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Monsignor Meets the Families
On our first day back, Monsignor Lawrence greeted the parents as they picked up their children from school. We were masked up and socially distance thanks to the markers on the ground that helped us be aware of the distance. 

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WE ARE BACK!

Posted on August 20, 2020 in: School News, School Showcase

WE ARE BACK!
That's right, Saint Columba School is back and ready for the school year. We are masked up, socially distance and we have plenty of handsanitizer ready to go. This school year will be different , but we are ready to learn. 

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8th Grade Presents St. Columba School
Before our 8th grade graduated, they created a presentation letting you know why SCS is best! Click on the Read More, then in the new window, {CLICK HERE} to see their presentation. 

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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. Her...

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Virtual Field Trip - Stellarium
If you feel like taking a trip right from your computer, click on the link to visit our galaxy. This virtual field trip will take you into the night's sky and allow you to see what is out there. All the tools are right at your fingertips. And you don't have to wait until night time. Take the...

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STEM from Bloom. U.
University science professors introduced their STEM club to the Saint Columba middle school. They demonstrated various aspects of the STEM program from how air flight works to geology. There were even rocks that glowed under black light. Eerie!

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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 f...

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WBRE News Reporter Visits SCS for Read Across America
In honor of Read Across America, Saint Columba welcomed special guest Revathi Janaswamy, a Digital Reporter for Eyewitness News Station WBRE, to read to the students. Ms. Janaswamy did an outstanding job encouraging the middle school students to read more books by reading The Raven by Edga...

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BTE Visits Pre-K & Kindergarten for Read Across America
Saint Columba School was happy to welcome back our friends at the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble to celebrate Read Across America. Elizabeth Dowd did an excellent job getting the Pre-K & Kindergarten students engaged and interested in several stories including the book, Lilly's Purple Plastic P...

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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...

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Forensics Duos Do It Big
Saint Columba School's Forensics team participated in the Duo Competition. Their host for this competition was Saint Joseph School. Our team didn't disappoint. We had Elise Ferdock and Emily LaRouche coming in First Place in their sixth grade level. In the 7th grade level, Erika Traupma...

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BTE Brings 'Ancient Thunder' to SCS
Our friends at the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble were back again. This time with their presentation of "Ancient Thunder: Stories from Greek Mythology". These tales were magically told by the cast. The stories included such mythological legends as Hermes, Athena, and King Midas. Violet Race, ...

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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 s...

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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 th...

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SCS Forensics Team Wins Big Again
Saint Columba School hosted this forensics tournamnet, and of course, our team did well. In the Front row from left to right are Gracie Viars who came in third, Calyssa Shannon came in second, and Emily Shapeero won frst place in their catagories. In the back row from left to right Saleah Shannon, S...

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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 Marin...

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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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Miss Bennet Welcomes SCS to BTE
Saint Columba's Middle School attended the BTE Christmas program called,Miss Bennet - Christmas at Pemberley. This is our school's Christmas tradition, and BTE did not let us down. The show was terrific and not to be a spoiler, but when they finally got together at the end none of the studen...

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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 ...

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Santa's Shop Comes to SCS
Volunteers at St. Columba School created Santa's Shop. This special shop gave our students the opportunity to purchase gifts for their family members at rock bottom prices. Every student had a list, they check it twice, and they found that special something for their moms, dads, brothe...

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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. Congratul...

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SCS at Treefest

Posted on December 02, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

SCS at Treefest
Our 8th Grade class, led by Mr. Zeares, decorated the Saint Columba School's Christmas Tree at Treefest. The town of Bloomsburg invited our school to create a unique tree that the entire town will visit. The family population at the school donated gift cards to accompany our tree to be distribut...

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Monsignor Tells Us About the Saints
On St. Cecilia's Feast Day, Monsignor Lawerence told us an important facts about the saints. He brought in a book listing the saints and what these saints are patrons of. He told us of the saints' feast days and how, by praying to them, they can help us through our days. 

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Generational Veterans at SCS
As part of the school's Veterans Day Observance we had two Veterans who were father and son. The father was Major Thomas Bedisky USAF. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and was a navigator on a B-52 bomber. His son Staff Sergeant Jason Bedisky US Army is a veteran of Operation Endurin...

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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...

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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 ...

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Heller Gas BIG Donation

Posted on November 01, 2019 in: School News

Heller Gas BIG Donation
Heller's Gas Company in Bloomsburg made a substantial donation to St. Columba School. They donated 50,000 to be used by the school.  Thank you very much for Heller's Gas generosity. 

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Day of the Dead

Posted on November 01, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Day of the Dead
Middle School students celebrated the Day of the Dead in their Spanish classes. Students created their own unique designs on their sugar skulls. Other students built ofrendas to honor a loved one who passed away. Also, these students decorated sugar skull cookies, and the best part, they ate th...

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National School Lunch Week Winners

Posted on October 23, 2019 in: School News

National School Lunch Week Winners
Saint Columba School went all out for school lunches. Mrs. Tarantino, our food services director, organized a lunch contest for the entire school fpr the 2019 National School Lunch Week. The First Graders were winners of the School Lunch Week Participation Contest with 98% participation for the...

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Getting Our Halloween Paint On
SCS middle school students took part in Bloomsburg's annual tradition during the Halloween season. Our students painted four different windows. Here Maria Robinson and Erika Traupman finish up their painting on the door of Kids Stuff on Main Street. 

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3rd Grade Honors St. Francis of Assisi
Mrs. Coombe's Third grade class honored St. Francis by having a unique fundraiser. The class decided to collect used blankets, animal toys, food bowls, and the like during the week of St. Francis' feastday. They then took those items and donated them to the Animal Resource Center in Millvill...

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Patriotic Songs of America at the Young Persons Concert
This year's Young Persons Concert was stirring in its patriotism. All the songs were written by American composers and helped the students appreciate these classic compositions. Of course, the entire concert had to begin with the Star Spangled Banner. The Bloomsburg University Orchestra per...

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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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8th Grade Sets Things Up
Our 8th Grade prepares our Bloomsburg Fair Stand display in the Educational Building. The school created their own planets in Mr. Zeares' Art Class. The theme was inspired by the verse found in Isaiah 40:26, and the end result was a colorful cornucopia of heavenly bodies. 

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SCS Cross Country Competes
Saint Columba Middle School Cross Country Team competes at Central Columbia field. The runners did well. They are learning valuable lessons like pacing and saving it for a big burst at the end. 

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Preschool Knows Nature

Posted on September 13, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Preschool Knows Nature
Our Preschool class gets a chance to meet and greet Mother Nature. Here a grasshopper lands on St. Columba Preschooler, Piper Morris, while having recess. The class got to examine this little insect and learn what it is and what it does for our environment. 

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Speaking Bilingually at SCS
Our Kindergarten class, as well as the rest of the school, began their Spanish classes. Students studying the Spanish language at Bloomsburg University relay that knowledge to our students. Jaclyn Palmer, an intern from Bloomsburg University, is shown with the Kindergarten class.  Miss Pal...

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The Fabulous Preschool Gets Going
Our top-notch Preschool had a full first week of activities and fun! The class spent time doing all sorts of things from recreating "Forky" from Toy Story 4 to making their own letter "E" out of tiny stickers.Here Elijah Orzolek practices his "E" and is loving it.

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We Are Back and Better Than Ever!
Saint Columba welcomes all the best students in the world back to school. Our first day was wonderful ! We reunited with old friends and made some new pals. There are so many new and different innovations this year. SCS is ready for the most monumental year ever. Jumping off the school bus and ...

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SCS Opens Its Doors for Meet the Teacher Night
Monsignor Lawrence welcomes students and parents to the new 2019-2020 school year. There was a huge turn out! Mrs. Tarantino, our new lunch lady, introduced herself and outlined her lunch program. She discussed some new innovations and had a sampling of food for the parents to try that she will be p...

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Race For Education
Our school's Race for Education enjoyed a brand new format this year. There was the race but also games and activites. The Coffee Lady came and we had ice cream and cake after we ate our lunches. Lots of fun for all. 

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Middle School Visits Penn State
Our outstanding middle school's field trip this year took the class to Penn State University. There they visted the Department of Meteorology. There they received a tour of the weather lab. Next, it was off to the Department of Astronomy where the students received a 3-D tour of Mars courte...

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Kindergarten Graduation
St Columba's Kindergarten class of 2019 graduated, but before they left us for the summer, the class had something special for us. The class performed their frog song. Each student played a role singing, dancing, and excitedly prancing across the stage. We wish them a happy summer and we will se...

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1st Holy Communion
Our 2nd grade, after much practicing and anticipation, recieved their First Holy Communion. Sister Lydia worked well with this class preparing them for this sacrament, giving them an understanding of the importance of the Eucharist. 

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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 Gordne...

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4th Grade Volcanoes Explode
Sister Jean's 4th Grade Class is learning about how our earth works. As part of that study, the class created their own volcanoes. They described their individually made volcanoes then demomstrated how they work. Here James Samayoa shows Mr. Zeares how his explodes with fury. 

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SCS Presents the Living Stations
Saint Columba's Middle School students present the Living Stations. This production, during Lent, dramatically recalls the Passion of Jesus. The students remind us all of the sacrifice and joy of this moment in our Faith. 

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SCS Drama Club in Cyberland
Karen Truesdell Riehl director of SCS's Drama Club presented Alice in Cyberland. After six weeks of practice, the 1st through 8th grades presented this production to the appreciation of their parents and peers. Juliet Lauck played Alice, and she, along with the rest of the cast, made the audienc...

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2nd Grade Gets Tied Up
Mr. Drumm was the guest reader for 2nd grade, but this was no ordinary reading of a book. Mr. Drumm read them the story of Mr. Tannen's Ties. The real-life tale of a principal at Lynnhusrt School. Like Mr. Drumm, Mr. Tannen has a tremendous amount of crazy ties, over 900 of them. As part of...

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Service Club Serves the Needs of the Community
Our Service Club is back. Students from all grade levels participate in this community out-reach club. Dr. Mary Katherine Duncan from Bloomsburg University heads this club. She guides the students to develop in themselves the sense of good work and self-worth that comes from helping others.&nbs...

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Pilgrimage for the Middle School
Students from 5th grade to the 8th grade went on a spiritual pilgrimage. In the morning, they visited the Grotto at Mt. St. Mary's University. They learned all about this holy place and enjoyed the beauty that surrounded them. At noon, the students attended mass at the Glass Chapel. After l...

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2nd Grade on the Road to 1st Holy Communion
Sister Lydia prepares her class of the great Sacrament of the Eucharist. But before they receive that sacrament, the class recieves first, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance. The class sports special t-shirts made up just for them to celebrate this special occasion. 

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Leprechaun Loop Huge St. Patty Success
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this year's Leprechaun Loop a great success. The runners had a great day to race, and the costumes were outrageous. From Mr. Zeares to all the SCS students that ran, it was a memorable day, and we await next year's loop challenge. 

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Dr. Seuss Day Sweeps SCS
SCS celebrates, in style, the creator of so many wonderful stories we are all familiar with, that being Dr. Seuss. SCS students came dressed in their favorite Dr. Seuss gear to make Dr. Seuss' birthday a fun experience. Students also used this day to read their favorite Seuss books to each ...

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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, Gavi...

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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 c...

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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 Pier...

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Wii Tennis Champions

Posted on February 15, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Wii Tennis Champions
As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebrations, the final four of our Wii Tennis Championships was held. After a tough back and forth where it was anybody's game, Matt Getz emerged as our school's overall champion. Gavin Berger was in fourth place, Jacob Guerriero was third, and John Guer...

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Pre-School Celebrates 100 Days of School
Saint Columba School's Preschool class celebrates their 100 days in school with their ants. Mrs. John our Preschool teacher chose a creepy crawly way to get to 100. Here two students use their counting chart and their helper ants to count to 100. 

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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 s...

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Volleyball Rivalry Continues
As part of SCS's Catholic Schools Week celebration, Monsignor  Lawrence leads his team of teachers against the 7th & 8th grade students. This continued rivalry in this friendly volleyball game left the teachers winning again. This is a three-peat for the teachers.  A great time was...

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Clyde Peeling's Reptiles Come to Visit SCS
Senior keeper of Clyde Peeling's Reptileland Kathryn Allen visited SCS during Catholic Schools Week. She brought with her many friends from an American alligator to a rattlesnake. Ms. Allen shared with the students tons of information like the difference between a venomous snake and a poisonous ...

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CSW Starts with an Open House
Saint Columba School opened its doors to start off the best week of the year aka Catholic Schools Week. Students brought their folks into the school after the Catholic Schools Week Mass and toured them around showing them all the sights and where all the learning happens. New families came as well&n...

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Kenya Comes to SCS

Posted on January 28, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Kenya Comes to SCS
Saiint Columba got a visit from the NED Show. The show focused on how kindness can influence people as far away as Kenya, Africa. People in Africa struggle to get the basic necessities such as clean drinking water. The NED Show demonstrated that we here at SCS have an impact on other people around t...

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First Grades Learns about Our Friendly Neighbor to the North
6th Grade students researched the differences in lifestyles between Canada and the United States. Dominick Rosini and Micheal McIlvried studied the foods of Canada and discovered certain foods only found in Canada. The first grade came to learn what these students found out about Canada's f...

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Pre-School is Ready so Let It Snow
Carson Golla gets dressed for the snow by his PreK classmates. Students figured out the perfect sequence on how to get ready for the snow in their winter unit. The students in Mrs. John's PreK class had a wintery blast selecting the proper warm weather clothes for Carson to wear. Carson for...

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St. Columba Follows the Yellow Brick Road
Saint Columba School, as part of our holiday traditions, attended Bloomsburg Theater Essemble's holiday play. This year BTE presented The Wizard of OZ. This festive fantasy included St. Columba's own 5th grader Emily LaRouche. The show also included St. Columba alums Isabel Benfeild, and Ana...

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Winterfest!

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Winterfest!
SCS went Christmas with the annual Winterfest. There were tons of gifts, tons of Dollar Tree items, and tons of festive frolic. Mrs. Luchas did an outstanding job organizing the entire event, from wrapping the Dollar Tree items with other volunteers,  to lining up all the Christm...

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Kindergarten Goes to the Food Cupboard
Students from Saint Columba Kindergarten recently visited the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard.  Students collected food to donate to the food cupboard and made thank you cards  for the food cupboard volunteers.

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Missionary Speaks to SCS

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: School News

Missionary Speaks to SCS
Father Michael Opoki of Our Lady, Help of Christians Church in Lykens traveled to St. Columba School to give an inspirational talk to middle school students about his experiences in his home country of Uganda. Fr. Opoki, a member of the Order of the Apostles of Jesus, offered a message of sharing an...

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Preschool Creates Their Turkeys

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: School News

Preschool Creates Their Turkeys
Our Preschool class readied themselves for Thanksgiving by creating their own turkeys. All the students needed for their turkeys were paper, paint, and their hand. The class learned nothing makes a great Thanksgiving turkey than their own hand.

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Fifth Grade Teaches the Lives of the Saints
The first grade were thrilled to learn about the lives of the saints. Maryellen Faus teaches students about a little known saint, St Eligius. His life as an ambassador to the French king is not what he is best known for. He is known for his miracles and his work with horses. The first grade enjoyed ...

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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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