School Showcase

School Showcase

 

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 administered this sacrament. Monsignor, unfortunately, will be retiring from St. Columba and this class will be the last to receive this sacrament from him. Pictured here from left to right are Maria...

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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 hair. So what color will his hair be painted? There was a poll put out to the students and the winning hair color was "Rainbow". So, Mr. Morisco covered his face and clothes and let his hair ...

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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 students. And with that type of competition, our grads earned their way in. Here from left to right are Ryan Erwin, MD, and Dan McGraw, MD. Congratulations, you both make SCS proud! 

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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 Yohn who set up a donation of shrubs, trees, flowering plants, and bulbs and Brown's Landscaping...

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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.E. teacher and Mr. Zeares our Science teacher and former P.E. teacher. Here 6th grader Nick Lo...

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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 out, scrubbed the Mary statue clean, and also prepared the area for new plants and mulch. Here Elise ...

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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. Louis beat out 14 other competitors to come out on top. 

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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 question were answered until finally our virtual student Calyssa Shannon came out on top. Pictured is M...

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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. Columba School seventh-grader Emily Morino (right), who interviewed him along with Seventh grader ...

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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 create a game with a cow playing a chicken. With their Surface Pros and a camera mounted ...

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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 if they were green. 

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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 as their favorite author or fictional character which was all part of the fun during this great wee...

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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 wonderful celebration for our Mrs. Strohecker.

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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 Williams in 4th grade. The overall Spelling Champion was Cael Williams. Pictured here from left to right...

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