School Showcase

School Showcase

 

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 attending Central Columbia. From left to right starting at the back row: Maria Robinson, Mrs. Strohecker ( their Algebra & 8th-grade homeroom teacher), Calyssa Shannon, next row left to...

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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 javelin throwing events, as well as corn hole, ring toss, and other games. Here 5th grader Myles DiPippa passes the baton off to his classmate Mya Reese. It didn't matter who won, it just matte...

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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 student Evan Skrypski. In an includible feat of skill and endurance, Evan won! 

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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 honor her during her month of May. From left to right starting at the top row: Chase Hinchliffe, Peyton Broyan (3rd Grade), Monsignor Lawrence, Next row: Charles Kurian, Aaron O'Young, Ace Wolfe. Bott...

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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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