School Showcase

School Showcase

 

St. Columba School showed its support for one of its own. Braely Wintersteen, a second grader, suffers from a rare condition known as Chiari Malformation. This condition causes constant pain to those who have it and difficulty swallowing. Our school had an all purple dress down day to show our support for Braely as she endures this condition. The color purple was chosen by the Chiari Malformation Awareness organization. Here our third graders show their support from left to right Chase Hinc...

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St. Columba School held its first ever POOL PARTY! The school was invited to Berwick’s Ber-Vaughn pool. The pool was reserved for two hours for St. Columba School students only. The students had tons of fun splashing, swimming, and climbing on the sea creatures. There were snacks too for all the students, because what's a party without snacks? Everyone had a great time, and we look forward to more of these events throughout our school year.  

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St. Columba School begins its new school year with a new parish priest, Father Richard Mowery. At our first student mass, he introduced himself to the student body. He told us a little about himself during his homily. Then he reminded us about the importance of prayer as he traveled throughout the church asking students, teachers, and parents questions about prayer. Welcome aboard Father Mowery. We look forward to many great years together. 

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Welcome Back to Saint Columba School! Our first day was much anticipated and now it is here! Students came back reinvigorated and ready to learn. It was great to see old friends and new faces. From PreK to 8th grade all our students had a great first day! Mr. Morisco, our principal, enthusiastically greeted the student body with vacation questions and new procedures for this school year. Together we will make the 2021-2022 school year the best one yet!     

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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'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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