Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements

St. Columba School's graduate of last year's 8th-grade class Emily Shapeero entered the 2020-2021 Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) Christmas Artwork Contest. It was recently announced that Emily’s original artwork came in first place in this nationwide contest. She will have her artwork displayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. through the Advent and Christmas seasons this year, and she will also have her artwork fe...

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Our preschool is getting ready for Christmas. Mrs. John has the students working on knowing sizes, shapes, and colors with a touch of Christmas fun. Once the preschoolers had their sizes, shapes, and colors picked, they created their very own and unique Magical Elf. The students were so proud of their elves that they couldn't wait to show them off to their parents and grandparents. Of course, these elves had magical powers too. It is preschool Christmas magic. 

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St. Columba School has deep connections to our service men and women who have done so much for our country. The teachers throughout the school had many activities for the students to do this day designed to build our appreciation for these great people. Our kindergarten class created soldiers of their own in remembrance of all those who serve our country.

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Our St. Columba eighth graders presented their cases to the school as to why they should be elected as part of the 2021-2022 student council. Each candidate gave a speech outlining their platform and the value they would bring to the student body. The students voted later that day and soon we will install our new student council. Keep checking back to see who won the election of 2021-2022. Here Jacob Guerriero informs the middles school about his platform for school secretary. 

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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 cover of these journals with the remaining stickers. The class also sat on the floor to strengthen their trunk muscles. Mrs. John makes learning fun! 

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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 much that she dressed like him for Halloween and interviewed him for our school's magazine. Dr. Jeff was inspired by Emily's enthusiasm so much that when he was interviewed on Philly Live he a...

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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 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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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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