Academic Achievements

Academic Achievements

St. Columba's preschool greeted a special guest reader, Crystal Davis, who read a story about farming to our students. She discussed what she did on her farm and how crops are grown. Crystal helped our students understand through the story the importance of farming in our area and country.

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1st grade went experimenting with Mrs. McConnell. The students created oobleck. Using water, cornstarch, and food coloring, they mixed everything together. While mixing they observed the reactions of this concoction and learned how a liquid can become a solid. They even had a scientific journal to record their observations and draw conclusions.

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Will Humphrey represented SCS well. He went up against 35 other students from the other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Will was one of only two 4th graders to compete. After it was all over, his mom and dad took him out for a well earned burger and fries from Longhorn Steakhouse. Congrats, Will! Mom and dad are so proud of you! 

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Our 1st grade created their very own "self-controller boxes", inspired by the book 'But It's Just a Game' in Mr. Drumm's class. This book teaches kids to gain a balance between tech and real life in the form of the self-controller box. Inside these boxes students placed reminders on how they can control their lives by being more self-aware at home and at school. The students had a great time creating these boxes. 

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St. Columba School's 3rd graders were studying the fascinating world of fossils. The class was interested in how they were made so their teacher Mrs. Coombe created a fossil pit of sorts. The students picked an object such as a seashell or a plastic dinosaur. They then mixed plaster of Paris into small trays, pressed their objects into the soft mixture and waited for their own fossils to be made.  Once the allotted time was up the students revealed their very own self-mad...

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St. Columba School held our annual Spelling Bee. Our 3rd and 4th graders battled it out, spelling word after word correctly. Eventually, the competition came down to two 4th grade students, Camron Boyle and Will Humphrey. They spelled one word after another until our winner was crowned, Will Humphrey. Will Humphrey will represent St. Columba School at the Diocese of Harrisburg's Spelling Bee later this year.  

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Our 3rd grade class learned about the importance of procedures. Taking the right steps in the right order. Their textbook, as part of this lesson, provided a recipe for Flan. The daring Mrs. Coombe and her fearless 3rd graders brought in the ingredients and off to the school's kitchen they went. The class stirred and stirred, chilled, mixed, and finally the flan was done. It was full of sugary goodness. 

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Bloomsburg's local Rotary Club visited St. Columba School's 3rd grade. And with this visit they brought all the students a donation of dictionaries. These students now have their own personal dictionaries that they can use in school and out for the rest of the year. Pictured here from left to right are Mrs. Howe, school principal, Max Lombard, Jonathan Ervin, Ben Parker, Maryn Berger, Evan Skrypski, and Mrs. Coombe 3rd grade teacher. 

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St. Columba School's Kindergarten class celebrates the fall with an apple tasting lesson. Mrs. Benscoter diced up the apples for her students. The students removed the seeds and counted how many each apple had. They then counted their slices of apples and matched them to the seeds. Finally, the best part was the eating. Mrs. Benscoter gave the students a little caramel dip to add to this tasty counting day. 

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After our school mass, Father Mowery took the time to teach our elementary students about the Monstrance. He showed them how it is used. He asked students if they knew who belongs in the Monstrance. He also asked our students if they knew why the Monstrance was used. Some of our students were on the right track, and Father Mowery filled in the missing pieces. Now, our students are excited for our next Adoration because they know they will be spending time with Jesus in the Monstrance.

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St. Columba School's 3rd grade investigated bridge construction. The students had to create their own bridge designs then build their bridges using toothpicks and marshmallows. These tasty bridges taught these students about the tensions bridges must endure in order to be safe for us to travel across. 

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Our preschool students made their very own shape people. They chose the shape and color they wanted their person to be, and then they added a face using one of the emotions discussed with their teacher Mrs. John. They discussed what a happy face looks like, excited face, joyful face, angry face, and so on. The students then created these emotion faces on their shape people. Students learned shapes, colors, and what emotion faces look like. Sounds like a fun time!

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On our first day and in our first Physical Education class, Mr. Zeares was literally being ordered around by the students. But this is how it was done. Mr. Zeares sat behind another student. On the table in front of Mr. Zeares were the makings for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (the peanut butter was actually marshmallow fluff). Then the student, without looking, gave Mr. Zeares instructions on how to make a proper peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Well, those sandwiches were not anything on...

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St. Columba School students earned their way to the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders student MVP game. These students were selceted by the faculty and staff at SCS to attend a special MVP game with the RailRiders. Students revceived two free tickets to the game, the opportunity to walk on the field, and a shout out on the video board during the game. It was a great time and special opportunity had by our SCS students. Pictured here are some of our winners from left ot right ella Reese,...

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Saleah Shannon has been a fixture here at St. Columba School. For ten years she has attended our school, and now, it is time to say goodbye. Saleah has graduated and will be attending Central Columbia High School next year. Thank you Saleah for some great times and greater memories and congratulations!  Good luck in the future in all you do. We here at St. Columba will be pulling for you and praying for you. 

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