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.

School Closing Updates

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.

Gatherings of all participants, including players, athletic staff, officials and spectators are limited to 25 in the yellow phase and 250, or 50 percent capacity, in the green phase, as outlined in the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.

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.

Parents and other spectators should practice social distancing, wear face coverings and not enter the field or bench areas. Parents should monitor children for COVID-19 symptoms and evaluate children at higher risk for severe illnesses.

 

 

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...

Seeking Girl’s Varsity Tennis Coach for Fall Season

Seeking Girl’s Varsity Tennis Coach for Fall Season

  ECCHS is still looking for a girl's Varsity Tennis Coach for this fall. We would like to thank Pete and Linda Meier for their many years of coaching! The Meier's have since moved and we are now in search of someone to take over this great program. Games are...

Still accepting teams for golf outing!

Still accepting teams for golf outing!

There is still room for a few more teams for this Saturday's golf outing at Leaning Pines! This year marks the 10th anniversary of ECCHS Athletic Association's Golf Outing. We will be scheduling registration and tee times in order to properly social distance. Thanks...

Wednesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Wednesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Wednesday's Alumni Spotlight is Wendy (Gahr) Noll! Wendy graduated from ECCHS in 1987. She earned her B.S. in Agriculture with a concentration in Environmental Science from West Virginia University. Wendy has been employed as a Soil Scientist and GIS Specialist...

Tuesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Tuesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Tuesday's Alumni Spotlight is Tori Dippold! Tori is a 2015 ECCHS graduate. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from University of Pittsburgh (2019); and currently is obtaining her Master's in Health & Exercise Science (Spring 2021) at Colorado State...

Crusader Pride Contest!

Crusader Pride Contest!

Crusader Pride Contest! ECCSS families show your school pride by sharing a summer photo wearing your favorite school t-shirt, or hat and what you are most looking forward to when school starts. One random winner will be picked to win 4-tickets to Waldameer and Water...

Monday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Monday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Monday's Alumni Spotlight is Abbi Petrosky! Abbi is a 2012 ECCHS Grad. and currently resides in Warren, PA. Abbi received a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Science in Sports Management, Strategic Sport Analysis from California University of Pennsylvania....

Elk County Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Elk County Community Foundation Scholarship Recipients

  The Elk County Community Foundation awarded a total of 170 scholarships to local students this year, adding up to a sum of nearly $242,000 in scholarship funds. The recipients of these scholarships are graduating seniors from the surrounding area. Out of the...

Thursday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Thursday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Thursday's Alumni Spotlight is Emily Fritz! Emily is a 1992 ECCHS graduate and earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education from Edinboro University. Emily continued her education at Indiana Wesleyan University where she received her...

Wednesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Wednesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Wednesday's Alumni Spotlight is Emily Agosti! Emily is an alumni of the ECCHS class of 2010 and the Penn State University class of 2014 where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications. She currently resides in Lansdale, PA where she works as a Staffing...

Tuesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

Tuesday’s Alumni Spotlight!

  Today's Alumni Spotlight is Tony Hanes! Tony graduated from ECCHS in 2015 and received his B.F.A. in media arts/graphic design from Robert Morris University. Tony currently works as a designer at a high end florist as well as doing freelance graphic design work...

Alumni Spotlight!

Alumni Spotlight!

  Today's Alumni Spotlight is Mrs. Sara (Kucenski) Anderson! Sara is a 2012 graduate of ECCHS. She earned her degree in Early Childhood and Special Education from Slippery Rock University. Sara is going into her 5th year teaching kindergarten at St. John the...

Office Closed

Office Closed

Reminder: The following school offices will be closed over the week of the 4th. SMCES-Closed 7/1-7/3 ECCHS-Closed 6/28-7/5 SLS-Closed 7/3

Accepting Golf Outing Registrations

Accepting Golf Outing Registrations

Accepting team registrations for the 10th Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing. Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Leaning Pines Golf Course Teams will request a tee time at time of team entry between 8:30-10:30 am. Teams please arrive 15 mins prior to your scheduled...

Alumni Spotlight!

Alumni Spotlight!

Our first Alumni Spotlight is Emma Daghir! 👩‍🎓 Emma is a 2014 ECCHS graduate. She receved her B.S in Environmental Biology and teaching certification in Secondary Biology from Edinboro University. Emma currently resides in Saint Marys where she...

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