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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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