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2nd Grade on the Road to 1st Holy Communion
Sister Lydia prepares her class of the great Sacrament of the Eucharist. But before they receive that sacrament, the class recieves first, the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance. The class sports special t-shirts made up just for them to celebrate this special occasion. 

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Leprechaun Loop Huge St. Patty Success
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this year's Leprechaun Loop a great success. The runners had a great day to race, and the costumes were outrageous. From Mr. Zeares to all the SCS students that ran, it was a memorable day, and we await next year's loop challenge. 

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Dr. Seuss Day Sweeps SCS
SCS celebrates, in style, the creator of so many wonderful stories we are all familiar with, that being Dr. Seuss. SCS students came dressed in their favorite Dr. Seuss gear to make Dr. Seuss' birthday a fun experience. Students also used this day to read their favorite Seuss books to each other. 

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Spelling B-E-E Isn't as Easy as It Seems
The month of March is BEE time and the Spelling Bee is all part of the excitement. The words were challenging, our students were ready, but they weren't enough for our returning champion. James Samoya went head-to-head with Gavin, trading word after word, but for a third year in a row, Gavin Berger will represent SCS at the diocesan Bee. Congrats Gavin and Good Luck!

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Geo Bee Rocks the World
Saint Columba took a trip around the world (well, sort of) with the Geo Bee. This competition went non-stop for almost an hour. The competition were fierce, and it finally came down to Katie Campbell and Leyna Bieshline. Round after round, the two girls answered question after question, then Katie came out on top. She is now off to compete against the rest diocese. Good Luck, Katie!  

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DAR Essay Contest Winners
Saint Columba School has a strong showing again in the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This year's essay topic was on Women's Suffage and its impact on the United States. Our winners are Mary Grace Duncan, Dominick Rosini, Rachel Marino, Charles Hopper, Morgan Pierce, Cameron Humphrey, and Damyon Petryshak. Congratulations and good luck on the next level. 

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Wii Tennis Champions

Posted on February 15, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Wii Tennis Champions
As part of our Catholic Schools Week celebrations, the final four of our Wii Tennis Championships was held. After a tough back and forth where it was anybody's game, Matt Getz emerged as our school's overall champion. Gavin Berger was in fourth place, Jacob Guerriero was third, and John Guerriero was second. 

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Pre-School Celebrates 100 Days of School
Saint Columba School's Preschool class celebrates their 100 days in school with their ants. Mrs. John our Preschool teacher chose a creepy crawly way to get to 100. Here two students use their counting chart and their helper ants to count to 100. 

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Elks Essay Winners

Posted on February 15, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Elks Essay Winners
Lila Oast, Emily LaRouche, and Mary Grace Duncan are proud Americans, and their essay explains why. The local chapter of the Elks hosted an essay contest title"What makes you proud of America." These three Saint Columba School students hit it with their entries and they now represent our school as their essay goes on to states. 

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Volleyball Rivalry Continues
As part of SCS's Catholic Schools Week celebration, Monsignor  Lawrence leads his team of teachers against the 7th & 8th grade students. This continued rivalry in this friendly volleyball game left the teachers winning again. This is a three-peat for the teachers.  A great time was had by all, and the students promise they will bring victory next year.

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Clyde Peeling's Reptiles Come to Visit SCS
Senior keeper of Clyde Peeling's Reptileland Kathryn Allen visited SCS during Catholic Schools Week. She brought with her many friends from an American alligator to a rattlesnake. Ms. Allen shared with the students tons of information like the difference between a venomous snake and a poisonous snake. She even allowed her friend Penny, the boa constrictor, to be closely inspected by students. Here, Sister Jean wears Penny while Blaise Kissinger wonders why anyone would wear a snake. 

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CSW Starts with an Open House
Saint Columba School opened its doors to start off the best week of the year aka Catholic Schools Week. Students brought their folks into the school after the Catholic Schools Week Mass and toured them around showing them all the sights and where all the learning happens. New families came as well to register new students for the new school year. Here,  Audrey and her friends took advantage of the interactive poster outside of the second grade calssroom. Catholic Schools Week fun! 

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Kenya Comes to SCS

Posted on January 28, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Kenya Comes to SCS
Saiint Columba got a visit from the NED Show. The show focused on how kindness can influence people as far away as Kenya, Africa. People in Africa struggle to get the basic necessities such as clean drinking water. The NED Show demonstrated that we here at SCS have an impact on other people around the world including Kenya. Annabelle Faus, Sonna Krick, and Chritopher Getz shared with everyone how their kindness can change their school and maybe the world. 

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First Grades Learns about Our Friendly Neighbor to the North
6th Grade students researched the differences in lifestyles between Canada and the United States. Dominick Rosini and Micheal McIlvried studied the foods of Canada and discovered certain foods only found in Canada. The first grade came to learn what these students found out about Canada's food. Among the food presented, only found in Canada, were Nanaimo Bars, Kinder Surprise, Coffee Crisp Candy, and ketchup chips. Dominick and Micheal discuss here the ketchup chips only found in Canada. The first graders then got a chance to taste this food.  

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Pre-School is Ready so Let It Snow
Carson Golla gets dressed for the snow by his PreK classmates. Students figured out the perfect sequence on how to get ready for the snow in their winter unit. The students in Mrs. John's PreK class had a wintery blast selecting the proper warm weather clothes for Carson to wear. Carson for sure won't be getting cold any time soon. 

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St. Columba Follows the Yellow Brick Road
Saint Columba School, as part of our holiday traditions, attended Bloomsburg Theater Essemble's holiday play. This year BTE presented The Wizard of OZ. This festive fantasy included St. Columba's own 5th grader Emily LaRouche. The show also included St. Columba alums Isabel Benfeild, and Anastasia Ferdock. Thanks, BTE for another wonderful Christmas production.  

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Winterfest!

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: School News, School Showcase

Winterfest!
SCS went Christmas with the annual Winterfest. There were tons of gifts, tons of Dollar Tree items, and tons of festive frolic. Mrs. Luchas did an outstanding job organizing the entire event, from wrapping the Dollar Tree items with other volunteers,  to lining up all the Christmas vendors. Thank you for another great success.

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Kindergarten Goes to the Food Cupboard
Students from Saint Columba Kindergarten recently visited the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard.  Students collected food to donate to the food cupboard and made thank you cards  for the food cupboard volunteers.

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Missionary Speaks to SCS

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: School News

Missionary Speaks to SCS
Father Michael Opoki of Our Lady, Help of Christians Church in Lykens traveled to St. Columba School to give an inspirational talk to middle school students about his experiences in his home country of Uganda. Fr. Opoki, a member of the Order of the Apostles of Jesus, offered a message of sharing and caring for children around the world and for being missionaries here at home.

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Preschool Creates Their Turkeys

Posted on January 02, 2019 in: School News

Preschool Creates Their Turkeys
Our Preschool class readied themselves for Thanksgiving by creating their own turkeys. All the students needed for their turkeys were paper, paint, and their hand. The class learned nothing makes a great Thanksgiving turkey than their own hand.

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Fifth Grade Teaches the Lives of the Saints
The first grade were thrilled to learn about the lives of the saints. Maryellen Faus teaches students about a little known saint, St Eligius. His life as an ambassador to the French king is not what he is best known for. He is known for his miracles and his work with horses. The first grade enjoyed his story.

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