Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all we do. Beyond the visible sacramentals of our faith, worship and prayer are part of every school day. Students come to know the person of Jesus Christ by learning and living their faith in action through service. Faith formation is woven into the fabric of our Catholic education.

Academics

Whether it be advancing to kindergarten or graduating from high school, each student at ECCSS is prepared. Our students are able to read, write, calculate, think critically and work as a team. At every grade level, our students are equipped for what lies ahead due to a committed, diverse and passionate group of faculty and staff members that hold various degrees and certifications. The solid foundation provided in our schools ready students for their next steps.

Student Life

Students at the Elk County Catholic School System are presented with many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The Crusader sports program is one of the strongest and most respected in the area. Many extracurricular activities are available to students to further develop different aspects of their personalities.

Creative Programs

Our school system offers many opportunities for students to develop their artistic sides. We boast excellent music, art, and drama programs, and our instructors in all three departments are well-versed in their respective areas of expertise. ECCSS also hosts a number of summer camps that are geared toward those students who are drawn to the arts.

COVID 19 Updates

7/29/20-PIAA Return to Competition Guidelines:

GATHERING LIMITATIONS:
In the Preliminary School Sports Guidance document which was released by the Governor’s Office on June 10th and updated on July 15th, any sports-related activities in Yellow or Green phased counties must adhere to the gathering limitations set forth by the Governor’s Plan for Phased Reopening (25 in yellow, 250 outdoors and 25 indoors in green). During the Yellow and Green phases of reopening, sports-related activities at the PK-12 level are limited to student athletes, coaches, officials, and staff only.

For more PIAA information click here.

 

7/10/2020 UPDATE:

2020/21 Back to School Communication click here.

2020/21 Important Tuition Update click here.

 

UPDATE:

ECCSS School Board voted on their Return to Play plan on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  In this plan parents of athletes and coaching staff will be required to review and sign a Participation Waiver and Coach & Staff waiver prior to the first session that the athlete attends.  Return to Play plan will be effective beginning Monday, July 6, 2020.  Parents can return their signed waiver to their child’s coach or to Aaron Straub by email to: strauba@eccss.org.  Questions please contact ECCSS Athletic Director, Aaron Straub at 814-834-7800 x 207.

For the Return to Play pdf please click here.

 

K-12 schools in Pennsylvania can open for in-person learning on July 1.

June 10, 2020-The Wolf Administration today issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases.

Public and private K-12 schools under the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PISAA) in the yellow and green phase can resume voluntary sports-related workouts. Schools must first develop an athletic health and safety plan in alignment with the Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools guidance, that is approved by the local board of directors and posted on the school’s website.

League and team staff must review CDC guidance for youth sports. Coaches and other adult personnel should wear face coverings and screen athletes for symptoms before practices and games. All participants must follow safe hygiene and social distancing practices, avoid unnecessary physical contact, and clean and disinfect equipment and facilities. Teams are encouraged to stagger drop-off and pick-up times at outdoor locations and designate entrances and exits to facilities.

 

 

 

Band Camp

Band Camp

  This year, with the challenges presented by the Coronavirus, our marching band will be modified into a "Pep Band" that will play for our Varsity Football Team home games. The Pep Band will be open to students from grades 7 through 12. Band Camp will be held...

Renovation underway at SMCES

Renovation underway at SMCES

Renovations are under way in the Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School's Cafeteria for new floors, and tables. This renovation is a joint effort by Queen of the World Parish and SMCES. We look forward to our students seeing the new and improved cafeteria when school...

SLS Burrito Bowls are Back!!

SLS Burrito Bowls are Back!!

  Due to the great turnout in July we will again be holding a Sunday Supper in August! Thank you to all who came out to support St. Leo School on 7/26/20. We sold out in one hour!! Stop by and pick up a delicious homemade Burrito Bowl! Date: Sunday, August 30th...

Attention ECCHS Alumni!

Attention ECCHS Alumni!

  The Alumni Association is currently looking for a Secretary and VP to take over for the current officers. Terms are held for two years. The Alumni Association meets twice yearly in the Spring and Fall and currently assists with Fall & Winter Spirit Nights...

**Correction on Sports PE Date**

**Correction on Sports PE Date**

  CORRECTION: THE SECOND DATE FOR ECC SPORTS PHYSICALS IS 8/4/2020 NOT 8/11/2020. Please note that if you cannot make the July 28th or August 4th date you will be responsible for scheduling an appointment with your family physician, Q-Care, or from another...

ECCHS Class of 2020!

ECCHS Class of 2020!

  ECCHS Class of 2020 celebrated a Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, July 26th at Queen of the World Parish. Special thanks to Father Jeff Noble and Queen of the World Parish for use of the church, Fr. Ross and Fr. Justin for celebrating the Baccalaureate Mass,...

ECCSS PTO Fall Apparel Fundraiser

ECCSS PTO Fall Apparel Fundraiser

  ECCSS's PTO Fall Apparel orders available now! The web store will remain open till 8/30/20. Orders will be distributed in mid-to-late September. Visit: store.xtremewear.com/eccss Questions please contact: Xtreme Wear @ 814-375-9961 PTO contact Ashley Steele @...

ECC Music Booster Fundraiser

ECC Music Booster Fundraiser

Help support the ECC Music Boosters and show your school spirit by ordering your Crusader Face mask now!! Orders received before 8/17 can be picked up in the ECCHS Cafeteria Parking Lot from 10-3 or 6-8. Orders placed between 8/18-9/7 can be picked up on 9/14 from...

Class of 2024!

Class of 2024!

  SAINT MARYS CATHOLIC MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLDS END OF YEAR WORSHIP SERVICE FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 On Wednesday evening, July 22, eighth graders from the Saint Marys Catholic Middle School held an end of year worship service at the ECC Auditorium. The evening began...

ECC Grad Wins $5000 “Dirty Jobs” Scholarship

ECC Grad Wins $5000 “Dirty Jobs” Scholarship

  Sabatino (Sam) Cerroni, a recent Elk County Catholic High School and St. Leo School graduate, has been awarded a national Work Ethic Scholarship through the Mike Rowe Works Foundation. Mike Rowe is famous for his work on the Dirty Jobs series on Discovery...

Crusader Pride Contest Winner!

Crusader Pride Contest Winner!

  The winner of our Crusader Pride Contest is the Chapman family! Pictured are Jonathon and William, SMCES students enjoying a cool summer treat at Brandy Camp Creamery in St. Marys. The Chapman family will receive 4-tickets to Waldameer and Waterworld in Erie!...

Important updates from ECCSS!

Important updates from ECCSS!

  ECCSS student families please check your emails for communication from your principal and ECCSS Administration regarding ECCSS's Back to School Plan and Tuition Updates. If you have any questions please contact the following: SMCES: Principal, Deb Slay @...

Friday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Friday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Friday's Alumni Spotlight is Erin Wachter! Erin is a 2006 ECCHS Graduate. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Vincent College (2010) and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Kentucky (2016). Current position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry at...

Box Tops Summer Fun Sweepstakes!!

Box Tops Summer Fun Sweepstakes!!

Scan your grocery receipts with the Box Top app to enter our school for the Summer Fun Sweepstakes for a chance to earn up to 10,000 bonus box tops for our school!! That is $1,000 for our school by just doing your regular grocery shopping. Don't worry if you do online...

Thursday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Thursday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Thursday's Alumni Spotlight is Kristy Hanes! Kristy is a 2013 ECCHS graduate. She graduated from Penn State Dubois in 2017 with a Bachelors in Business Management and Marketing. Kristy owns Kristy’s Krystal Klean Kars in Kersey, PA. She started the business in...

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