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Santa Barbara Catholic School
274 W Santa Barbara,
Dededo, GU 96929
info@sbcs.edu.gu
tel : +1.671.632.5578
fax : +1.671.632.1414
Principal: Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM

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2nd Quarter Sports Schedule

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments

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15th Annual Ice Cream Festival

Posted on Nov 3, 2017 in Ice Cream Festival, SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments

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Sylvan’s 2017 My Favorite Teacher Awards

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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It is that time of the year when Sylvan Learning Center recognizes the island’s favorite teachers!
The top 10 schools with the most teacher votes will be selected for Sylvan’s 2017 My Favorite Teacher Awards. The teachers will receive a Sylvan MFT award certificate, an educational prize package, and a feature in the Pacific Daily News. 10 teachers will also be randomly selected in a raffle and will receive an educational donation and be featured in PDN with the students who voted for them.
We are trying something new this year and kindly asking if you can forward this email and link to the school faculty and staff to be shared with parents/guardians. We are hoping to reach more families and obtain all the votes we can from the students.
 
If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us or call 477-0700 for immediate assistance.
We thank you in advance for your time. Wishing all the schools a happy voting.☺
Kind Regards,
Ixora Guerrero
Admin. Assistant
Sylvan Learning Center

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The Living Rosary

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in Living Rosary, SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments

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1st Quarter Parent Teacher Conference

Posted on Oct 22, 2017 in Parent Teacher Conference, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on 1st Quarter Parent Teacher Conference

October 20, 2017

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Sister Maria’s Feast Day/Birthday Celebration

Posted on Oct 22, 2017 in Feastday | Comments Off on Sister Maria’s Feast Day/Birthday Celebration

A special mass was held in the Petrie Gym in honor of Sister Maria Rosario Gaite’s Feast Day, which will be on the 25th. Sister Maria Rosario will be off island then so her SBCS family celebrated in advance today. Happy Feast Day, Sister Maria Rosario! We love you! 🎉#sbcslife

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Anti Bullying Presentation

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in Anti-Bullying, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on Anti Bullying Presentation

The 8th grade class attended a presentation called “UnSelfie – Bullying, Cyber Bullying, Sexting Prevention”, presented by the Bullying Prevention Team of the Judiciary of Guam headed by Mrs. Joleen Respicio.

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Archbishop Byrnes visits Santa Barbara Catholic School

Posted on Oct 17, 2017 in Archbishop's Visit, Mercy Day, Mercy Week, News, Sisters of Mercy, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on Archbishop Byrnes visits Santa Barbara Catholic School

Mercy Day celebration at Santa Barbara Catholic School was made more special this year with a visit from Archbishop Michael Byrnes on Friday, Sept.  22.

The archbishop presided over the morning Mass held at Santa Barbara Catholic Church. Afterwards, he went on a tour of the school with Principal Sister Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM leading with the Sisters of Mercy Traveling Museum that showcased SBCS history from 1950.

Surprise performances from the K4 and sixth grade classes came next. He also stopped by the Art Room of Mr. Julius Cena and viewed student artworks and displays.

Archbishop Byrnes then visited the Ysrael Building which houses the Computer Lab and Science Lab. He even got his turn under the digital microscope!

Capping the visit was a luncheon with select SBCS eighth graders, faculty & staff where the SBCS Honor Choir serenaded everyone with their version of the classic “What a Wonderful World.” Students also had a chance to ask the archbishop questions which ranged from “Do you play any sports?” and “Who influenced you to be priest?” to what his views are on climate change – all of which he gamely answered.

Santa Barbara Catholic School’s Mercy Day celebration continued throughout the day as classes engaged in community outreach activities and visited the office of Sister Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM to personally greet her “Happy Mercy Day.”

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Guam International Coastal Clean Up 2017

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 in Coastal Clean Up, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on Guam International Coastal Clean Up 2017

September 16, 2017

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Sisters of Mercy traveling Museum

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 in Sisters of Mercy, SY 2017-2018, Traveling Museum | Comments Off on Sisters of Mercy traveling Museum

The Sisters of Mercy Traveling Museum opened it’s doors on Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017. An opening ceremony was held to bless the museum. Alumni, Sisters of Mercy, SBCS students, and other guests enjoyed a trip through the ages of the history of the Sisters of Mercy and most especially the history of Santa Barbara. The traveling museum will be open until Sept. 22, 2017. So come on down to Santa Barbara and enjoy a walk through time at the traveling Museum.

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September 8 Prayer Service

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 in SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on September 8 Prayer Service


Sept. 08, 2017

To celebrate the birthday of Mother Mary, Santa Barbara held a special prayer service to honor her. The students also presented her with flowers and sang Happy Birthday.

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Faith Formation at Santa Barbara

Posted on Sep 19, 2017 in Faith Formation, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on Faith Formation at Santa Barbara

 

By Jhoanna Co
From the Umatuna Si Yu’os

“I learned that God really loves us.”

“I liked that we got to know more about our classmates, their lives.”

“I like the activities… they taught us more about God.”

These were some reflections of fourth grade students at Santa Barbara Catholic School who were first to experience a retreat this academic year held on Aug. 29 and 31, 2017.

SBCS conducts retreats annually as part of the school’s Faith Formation program, and students from 4th to 8th grade are able to participate after they’ve received the sacraments of Penance and Eucharist usually during 3rd grade.

Retreats are designed to help students form and deepen their relationship with God and one another, as well as to strengthen the Mercy charism of the school.

The themes that the school adapts are grounded on the following Mercy Core Values (common to Mercy Schools all over the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas):  Dignity of the Human Person, Compassion, Justice, and Stewardship of the Earth.

“The most helpful part was when we all sat down together and prayed as a family,” said one student.

“I learned that God’s love is stronger than any love in the world,” said another. At the end of the day, the students came away from the retreat refreshed and centered on God.

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