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Missed the debut of the commercial? No problem!

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2014 Commercial from ECC School System on Vimeo.

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ECCSS closed for Good Friday

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Elk County Catholic School System will be closed on Friday, April 18 in celebration of Good Friday. Classes will resume on Monday, April 21.

Wishing everyone a blessed and joyous Easter Sunday!

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Baseball game location change – Wednesday, April 16

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The varsity baseball game scheduled for Wednesday, April 16 at Kane will now be played at Berwind Park starting at 4:15 p.m.

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Rescheduled athletic events

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TRACK & FIELD 
Meet that was scheduled on Tuesday, April 15 at St. Marys Area will now be held on Thursday, April 17.  The start time is moved to 3:30 p.m.

BOYS’ TENNIS
The tennis match vs. DuBois Area that was rescheduled for Monday, April 21 will now be played on Thursday, April 17 starting at 3 p.m.

The tennis match vs. DCCHS that was started yesterday and rained-out during the first set of play will be completed on Monday, April 21 starting at 3:30 p.m.  These matches will be played at Benzinger Park and Memorial Park.

The tennis match vs. Brockway that was scheduled for today (Tuesday, April 15) will now be played on Friday, May 9 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Benzinger and Memorial Park.

A tennis match at DCCHS will be played at City Park in DuBois on Friday, May 2 starting at 3:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL
The Varsity and Junior Varsity softball games scheduled at Sheffield that were rained-out yesterday has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 30 in Sheffield starting at 4 p.m.  The Junior Varsity game will follow the Varsity game.

The Varsity and Junior Varsity softball games scheduled at Brockway that were rained-out today have been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29 starting at 4 p.m.  The Junior Varsity game will follow the Varsity game.

BASEBALL
The Varsity and Junior Varsity baseball games scheduled at Brockway that were rained-out today have been rescheduled for Thursday, May 8 starting at 4 p.m.  The Junior Varsity game will follow the Varsity game.

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Cancelled events for April 15-16 – Athletics and Scrip

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All ECC sporting activities are cancelled for Tuesday, April 15.  This includes:
Track and Field at SMA
Boys’ Tennis vs. Brockway
Varsity Baseball at Brockway
JV Baseball at Brockway
Varsity Softball at Brockway
JV Softball at Brockway

Also, the ECCSS Scrip shipment won’t arrive this week until Wednesday afternoon; therefore, the Scrip Office won’t be open until Wednesday evening. The hours will be extended from 5:30 – 7 p.m., and the office will also be open Thursday morning from 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

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ECCSS receives grant from the Palumbo Charitable Trust

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Palumbo pic croppedRecently, Elk County Catholic School System was the recipient of a grant in the amount of $150,000 from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust. The funds will benefit two aspects of the school system; $100,000 has been designated for the funding of all advanced placement and dual enrollment courses at the high school level while the remaining $50,000 will be set aside for scholarship funding and tuition assistance.

When Mr. Palumbo established his trust, he delineated five categories of prominent importance to help guide the trustees in their determination of which applicants should receive funding. One of those categories of importance was Catholic education.

Mr. Bob Ordiway, trustee of the Palumbo Charitable Trust, made the following statement regarding the decision to honor ECCSS’s grant request: “Speaking on behalf of Mr. Don Fleming and myself, we feel that by supporting Elk County Catholic School System’s application for these two areas of education will provide resources in preparing these students for their futures, whatever direction they choose. Whether in pursuit of future studies or entry into the workforce, they will be better prepared as critical thinkers and responsible members of our communities.”

ECCSS president Mr. Sam MacDonald expressed his gratitude for the grant when he said, “Elk County Catholic is extremely blessed to have the longstanding support of many generous donors, and the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust has long been a leader in this regard. Their strong support allows us to provide a high quality Catholic education to every family that chooses to pursue it for their children. The Palumbo Trust has been instrumental in helping us instill the values of faith, hard work and academic excellence in the people who will lead our communities into the future, and for that we are immensely grateful.”

Pictured in the above photo, from left to right, are Mr. John Schneider, principal of St. Marys Catholic Middle School; Mr. Don Fleming, trustee of the Palumbo Charitable Trust; Mr. Bob Ordiway, trustee of the Palumbo Charitable Trust; Mr. Sam MacDonald, president of ECCSS; and Mrs. Sandy Florig, principal of Elk County Catholic High School.

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Indoor Ensemble “Friends and Family” Show at SMAHS

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The ECC Indoor Guard and Drum Line, along with St. Marys Area’s three indoor teams, will perform during the “Friends and Family” Show on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the St. Marys Area High School gym. All are welcome to attend to observe these talented kids in action!

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2014 ECCSS “Race for Education” online donations

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By now, you should have began receiving this year’s “Race for Education” request sponsorships in the mail!

If you attempted to make an online donation through PayPal prior to Monday, April 14, you may not have had much luck. However, we are happy to report the problem has been rectified and online donations are now being successfully accepted! So, if you were not able to make your online donation before, please try again. If you are still having trouble even after reading this message, please email advancement@eccss.org and we will be happy to assist you.

Also, please note that you are still able to make an online donation even if you do not have a PayPal account. You will be prompted to enter your credit card information and “check out as a guest.”

You can donate to this year’s “Race for Education” by clicking here and filling out the online form. If you prefer, you can also, of course, make your donation via check or cash.

Thank you for your support of our schools!

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ECCSS Spring Student Wellness E-Newsletter

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The ECCSS spring Student Wellness E-Newsletter is here! Click here to get some healthy eating tips and suggestions on how to boost your energy levels as the weather changes and summer approaches!

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IU9 Band Festival taking place at ECCHS

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The IU9 Band Festival is currently underway today, April 11 at Elk County Catholic High School. 267 students from the participating schools of Otto-Eldred, Port Allegany, Austin, Coudersport, Northern Potter, Oswayo Valley, Johnsonburg, Ridgway, St. Marys Area High School and Middle School, Cameron County, Kane, Smethport, Bradford, Bradford-Fretz Middle School, and, of course, Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School have been practicing their music for months in preparation for a concert to be held tonight at 7:30 in the ECCHS Auditorium. The guest conductors are Mr. Frederick Ellsworth (junior IU9 conductor) and Mr. Daniel Sensening (senior IU9 conductor).

All are invited to attend tonight’s concert to listen to these talented young musicians! Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students. We hope you will join us!

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ECCSS is now accepting online memorial donations

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Did you know you can now make online memorial donations to ECCSS? Simply click on the button on the right side of the ECCSS homepage (the “Gifts from the Heart” button) to fill out the form and make a donation in memory or in honor or someone. The URL for this form is www.eccss.org/memorials.

You can email advancement@eccss.org if you have any questions about filling out the form or payment information. We would be happy to assist you.

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Baseball game vs. DCC change for Friday, April 11

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The baseball game that was scheduled at DuBois Central Catholic for Friday, April 11 will now be played at BERWIND PARK in St. Marys starting at 4:15 p.m.  This will be a VARSITY game only.

The game that was originally scheduled to be played at Berwind Park against DCC on Wednesday, April 23 will now be played at DCC starting at 4 p.m.

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ECC Indoor Guard and Drum Line faring well so far this season

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marron flgs up autocorrect croppedThe Elk County Catholic High School Indoor Guard and Drum Line season is well underway. Both teams have been competing in Tournament of Indoor Association Chapter XI contests throughout the past month.

“Christine” is the name of the Indoor Guard show, and the music is comprised of selections from Phantom of the Opera. This year’s Guard, under the direction of Lori Schreiber, has 11 members with two seniors - Tori Gleixner and Danielle Healy.  Their drill was written and choreographed by Jim Schaffer.

The Drum Line show is centered around the government shut down, and the team has 16 members. There are no seniors but there is a strong group of longtime and new members.  Director Alyssa Renwick, along with assistant Jeff Beimel, are both alumni of the program and have enjoyed working with the students.  Their drill was written and arranged by Liz Wagner.

Both groups are doing well and have brought home a number of 1st Place wins this season.  So far they have competed at Shade Central, Windber, Ebensburg and Westmont high schools.

The indoor groups will be performing on Saturday, April 12 at St. Marys Area High School at the TOB Chapter XI competition.  They then will go on to Tyrone for Chapter Championships on April 26.  Their final performances will take the students to the All Chapter East Coast Championships in Wildwood, New Jersey on May 1-4.

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ECCSS, a Catholic school of the Diocese of Erie, rooted in the Gospel values of Jesus Christ, serves students throughout the region. Committed to the highest standards of academic excellence, our mission is to develop the whole student in mind, body, and spirit while nurturing the God-given talents of each.

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