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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.

ECC Students for Life members attend local anti-abortion event

Earlier this month, anti-abortion activist Kristan Hawkins was the keynote speaker at the "Life Matters" event at the Red Fern. Kristan was hired in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Students for Life exists to abolish abortion by...

High school English students pen letters to US leaders

Recently, Mrs. Messineo's AP Language and Composition class had a debate about the gridlock in Washington over the building of the border wall. Students were challenged to write a letter to President Trump and to Nancy Pelosi suggesting a more God-like and virtuous...

Host families needed for ECCHS International Student Program

Elk County Catholic’s International Student program is in need of host families for the 2019-2020 school year. Housing is needed beginning mid-August through the last day of school. Host families will be given a stipend of $8,000 to host a student for the 10-month...

Northwest Savings Bank contributes to St. Leo School endowment

Kevin Oknefski and John MacDonald from Northwest Savings Bank presented a $7,500 check to Lynne Kucenski, principal of St. Leo School, this past Tuesday. The funds will support the St. Leo School Monsignor Paul Olmsted Future Fund, which aims to continue the school’s...

ECC FBLA Chapter fares well at State Leadership Conference

Earlier this week, the ECC FBLA Chapter attended the organization's State Leadership Conference in Hershey. The club had a great few days networking with other students, competing in their respective events, and enjoying some downtime as a group. The chapter also...

Fifth-graders crush their year-end reading goal

At the beginning of the school year, the fifth grade students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School set out to read 1,000 books by the end of the school year. They also set a third quarter goal of 350 books. But when the numbers were tallied recently, the total...

ECCSS Pizza Hut “Fun”draiser Night – April 9-10

Join us for some pizza on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10! Our St. Marys Pizza Hut Wingstreet will donate 20% of your purchase on these dates to ECCSS! Be sure to present one of the coupons in the attached picture to the server or cashier at the time of...

Job Opening: Cafeteria/Custodial Assistant

St. Marys Catholic Elementary has an immediate opening for a cafeteria/custodial assistant. Flexible schedule between four and six hours per day around the core hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. whenever school is in session. This position involves both cafeteria staff duties...

Good luck, ECC FBLA members!

Good luck to our ECC FBLA Chapter as they participate in the FBLA State Leadership Conference today, April 8 and tomorrow, April 9 in Hershey. A total of 21 students and two advisers are attending this year's conference. Most of the attending students will be...

SMCES Fine Arts Night – Thursday, April 4

All are welcome to attend the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School "Fine Arts Night" tonight, April 4 at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with the fourth and fifth grade performance of "Seussical Jr.". Afterward, all are invited to the "gallery" (cafeteria) to view the...

Tickets available now for Velveeta!

Join us on Saturday, May 11 at Edgewood Hall in St. Marys for the best 80s band around – Velveeta! The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. More information, including how to purchase tickets, is available by visiting www.eccss.org/velveeta....

Congratulations, “Newsies”!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of "Newsies" on four outstanding performances this past weekend!! We are so proud of you all! Thank you for sharing your talents with our community! Check out these great pics from the show's dress rehearsal! =D [gallery...

Gardner’s Easter Candy Pick-Up – Thursday, April 4

Reminder: Families that participated in the Gardner's Easter Candy fundraiser can pick up their orders on Thursday, April 4 in the ECCHS/SMCMS cafeteria parking lot between 2:30 and 5 p.m. If high school or middle school students would like to take their orders on the...

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