School Showcase

School Showcase

 

Working Together Poetically
Saint Columba School's 1st and 3rd grades teamed up to do some poetry brainstorming. The group worked on fun poetry topics, rhymes, and word webs to create classicly creative poems. Pictured here from left to right are Charlotte Coombe, Amia Wiley, Caroline Myers, Will Humphrey. 

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Student Masses are Back!
The new school year begins, and with that comes our Student Masses! Father Mowery leads Saint Columba School with the school mass. Our weekly masses features student readers and servers. St. Columba School students are active participants in our weekly masses, truly a joy and privilege.  

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We Are Back and Better Than Ever!
St. Columba School is back! Our students had a great summer, full of fun and relaxation, but now, it is time to get back in the saddle at our favorite school. Students streamed through our doors with smiles and excitement ready to learn new things, renew old friendships, and make new friends. Here our kindergarten is anxious to meet their new teacher and jump into the world of kindergarten fun!&nb...

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Chris Getz Wins BIG!
Saint Columba's middle schooler Christopher Getz was awarded second place in the state of Pennsylvannia for his entry in the 2022 Elk's Essay Contest. The Elk's invited Chris to reread his speech to the crowd. The orginaztion then recognized Chris' acomplishment with a plaque commemortting his big second place win in the entire state. 

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Celebrating Sister lydia
St. Columba School celebrated Sister Lydia's commitment to the faith, and her continued dedication to her calling and dedication to Saint Columba School. She continues to teach and prepare our second grade for one of the best sacraments The Holy Eucharist. Thank you Sister Lydia for all you do!

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Farming Our Students
Students from St Columba’s first grade and kindergarten classes enjoyed learning about soybean farming from Mr. John Esslinger.  Mr. Esslinger visited the school as a part of the 2022 Ag Literacy Week sponsored by Pennsylvania Friends of Ag Foundation and the PA Farm Bureau. Pictured here are the Kindergarten and first grades. From left to right back row Benjamin Parker, Finley Morris, ...

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Children's Museum Fieldtrip for Us
St. Columba School's kindergarten through third grade took their first field trip in toes years (thanks covid). These students went to our own Bloomsburg Children's Museum. Our students toured the museum with tons of hands-on activities including a little classroom. Who knew you could go fishing for trout too, from a boat, and inside a building as our wonderful anglers are d...

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BTE Takes Us to Coal Country
St. Columba School hosted the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble for their production of Patchworks Life & Legends of the Coal Towns. This is the 25th anniversary of this production which was specifically written for schools. The ensemble presented stories of an immigrant coal mining family in Pennsylvania as they try to navigate their way through small town America and poor working conditions. In th...

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Living Stations at SCS
St. Columba School ended their observation of Lent with our Living Stations. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades participated in bringing the 14 stations to life.Our music teacher, Mrs. Trapane prepared the students for weeks in advance of this presentation to the school and parish. Pictured here is 8th grader Tessa Fazio, left portraying Mary. She is mourning the death of her son Jesus played by...

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Faith Meets the Bee
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 ...

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PI = PIE
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, M...

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Write Like an Egyptian
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 ...

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Leprechaun Loop is Back and Better Than Ever!
A St. Columba School tradition continues with our annual Leprechaun Loop. Yes, the pandemic interrupted the Loop for two years but now it's back and better than ever. This fundraiser for the school gathered over 200 runners and this crowd did push hard as they competed for the best times in their age groups. The Bloomsburg town police lent a hand as they redirected traffic making a clear ...

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Mrs. Smiley We Will Miss You!
St. Columba School recently lost one of its greatest volunteers, Mrs. Alicia Smiley. Mrs. Smiley dedicated a big chunk of her life to St. Columba School. She volunteered in the school cafeteria and spent much time with the students as well. Her family requested that our school observe her passing not by wearing black and mourning her, but to celebrate her life by wearing bright happy colors that w...

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Preschool Does Dental Care
St. Columba's preschoolers are learning about the importance of dental care. One of the more important dental care lessons they learned was flossing. Mrs. John, our preschool teacher, brought in ice cube trays for the students. In between the ice cube mold, she placed black play-doh. The students were then given floss to clean the bad stuff out between their teeth. Pictured here cleaning away ...

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