School Showcase

School Showcase

 

Catholic Schools Week - Burble, Fizz, KaBoom!
As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebration the Box of Light with Rand Whipple brought us a science assembly called Burble, Fizz, KaBoom. Rand demonstrated in his own fun-filled way with tons of audience participation the basics of chemistry. He had students make liquid lasagna, he showed how marshmallows can be smashed, and then he helped students make their own slime. Here Ivy Faleski ...

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Feast of St. Blaise during Catholic Schools Week
St. Columba School celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Blaise on Friday February 3rd. Father Mowery blessed the throats of all the students in school as is the tradition in the Catholic Faith. The martyr St. Blaise is the patron saint of ailments of the throat hence the blessing of throats. A great way to end Catholic Schools Week.  Here Myles DiPippa 7th grade receives his blessing from F...

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100 Days In!
It is hard to believe, but Saint Columba School is 100 days into the 2022-2023 school year! Time is just whizzing by, but we did take time to recognize this milestone during our busy Catholic Schools Week activities. Here Mrs. Nestico's kindergarten class are sporting their 100 Days in crowns that they colored themselves. In the back row from left to right are Brennen Bentz, Parker Ervin,...

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SCS Math Wizard!
Mrs. John's preschool/pre3 class student Alexander Ervin is a Math Wizard on the IXL Math Program. He was able to earn 100% and three ribbons on the number recognition 1 - 2- 3 program. An outstanding feat for such a young student. 

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The Teaching Mass
St. Columba School's student masses are every Friday. Well, Father Mowery during this student mass did something a little bit different. Father took the time and explained why the mass is said and done in the manner which all Catholic masses are said and done. He told us why the Book of the Gospel is processed in yet the book is not processed out. Also we learned why water is added to the wine...

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SCS Christmas Extravaganza is a Hit!
St. Columba School presented their annual Christmas concert to family and friends. This show was led by our music teacher, Mrs. Trapane. Students practiced for weeks in preparation for the big night filled with festive seasonal songs and a retelling of the Nativity by the Middle School students. Pictured here in the back row from left to right are 4th grader Chase Hinchliffe, 3rd grader Coope...

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Deck the Halls
St. Columba School's 6th grade and Kindergarten teamed up during Sister Suzanne's religion class to create their very own and unique Christmas ornaments. The two classes paired up and were given a clear Christmas ornament. From there they worked together to fill the inside of the ornament or paint the exterior to make a festive decoration for their own Christmas trees at home. Pi...

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'Tis the Season
St. Columba School is preparing for the big day, Jesus' birthday, with our Advent wreath. Each week we light a candle to help remind us why this season is so important. Pictured here are Mrs. Coombe's 3rd graders from left to right are Mariella Reese, Aria Wiley, and Cooper Williams. 

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SCS Science
St. Columba School's 5th grade science class was learning about animal habitats. How these animals in the wild construct homes that prevent destruction from the elements and predators. Here Ella Stephens, left examines the interior of a hornets nest  held by Mr. Zeares, her science teacher. 

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SCS Goes Caroling
The entire population of St. Columba School visited our friends at B.T.E. The reason... to watch our friends in action as they brought to us their version of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. We filled the first six rows of the theater and when the lights dimmed our school was taken back in time to the 1800's. Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts, and Tiny Tim all made us feel that Christmas...

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Total Treefest with St. Columba
St. Columba School created one of their most beautiful additions to this year's Treefest. Our friends at BTE have been sponsoring this event for over 34 years now. Once all the trees have been decorated including ours, they are then donated to area families who are in need of a special Christmas. 7th grader Mya Reese and 8th grader Saleah Shannon are excited that their tree will make some fami...

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Turkey Time in Pre-K
St. Columba School's PreK class used sponges and paint to create the feathers of a turkey on a paper plate.  They created a body and then added a "sign" to tell what they are thankful for.  It was part of our "being thankful" unit, just in time for Thanksgiving. Left to right...Leiana Orzolek, Dirk Davis, Charlotte Carney, Eleanora Wills, Wyatt Vargo, Na...

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Apples - Tasting the Best
St. Columba School's kindergarten class had a tasty lesson about apples.  The students tried Red Delicious, Green Granny Smith, and Yellow Golden apples. Then the class voted for their favorites. They made a graph showing which apple got the most votes and the winner was Red Delicious, which is kindergarten's favorite tasting apple. Pictured here from left to right...

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SCS Salute to Veterans
St. Columba School honored veterans as part of our school's Veterans Day salute. After our school mass, we performed the "Empty Table" ceremony. This is to honor those men and women in the service who have fallen, are imprisoned, or are missing in action. Each item was placed on the table and Mrs. McKinnon read the significance of each item as they were placed. At the end of the cere...

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Wrapped Up in Each Other
St. Columba School's preschool had a Halloween mummy fest. Mrs. John's preschool students, as part of their Halloween celebration, had a mummy wrap. They paired up as one student became a mummy and the other wrapped their partner up for some frightening fun.  Leiana Orzolek is the "mummy" and Savannah Sheehe is the wrapper.

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