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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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CSW 2018 Student Appreciation Day

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Catholic Schools Week, Sports, Student Appreciation Day, SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments


January 30, 2018

Tuesday was student appreciation day. Students were treated to a presentation from the FDMS Honor Guards. Then, spent the day playing sports and games. And, yes, there was also those volleyball and basketball games which pitted SBCS faculty plus Fr. Fran Hezel against the SBCS varsity players, much to the delight of the students. It was like a full day recess!

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Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Service

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Fatima, SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments


January 23, 2018

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima paid a visit to the Santa Barbara Catholic School. The school held a special prayer service in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.

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Career Day 2018

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Career Day, SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments


January 11, 2018

The 8th Grade class had a day of presentations from various professionals in different fields and also a presentation from the Father Duenas Memorial School and Academy of Our Lady of Guam.

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CSW 2018 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day

Posted on Feb 5, 2018 in Catholic Schools Week, SY 2017-2018, Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day | 0 comments


From January 28 to February 3, Santa Barbara Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week or #CSW18 as part of the National Catholic Educational Association celebration. Daily activities highlighted this year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

The week started with faculty appreciation on Monday, where faculty and staff who have served the school for more than five years were honored. Special awards were also given to teachers who garnered the most student votes in Sylvan’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. Throughout the day, select students served as faculty and staff “mini-mes”. This fun activity gives the students a chance to shadow their adult counterparts and know what is like to be a faculty or staff at SBCS.

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Catholic Schools Week Activities 2018

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Catholic Schools Week | 0 comments

Below is the calendar of activities for the archdiocese and the school. All are invited to come and celebrate!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2018

THURSDAY
Jan. 25, 2018, 3 pm
Governors’ House
SIGNING OF THE PROCLAMATION OF CSW 2018
Representatives from different schools, school administrators witness the proclamation of Catholic Schools Week 2018 signed by the governor
SATURDAY
Jan. 27, 2018,
8 am to 12 noon
Ypao Beach Ampitheater
FAMILY PICNIC
All families are invited to come;
Schools are bringing food to share; Families may also bring food to share. Food trucks will also be available.
There will be activities and games for students.
SUNDAY
Jan. 28, 2018,
9:30 mass at the
Agana Cathedral
Masses in Different Parishes
CSW Opening Mass
Representatives of different schools are invited to come to this Mass to be officiated by Archbishop Byrnes.
Students are enjoined to proudly wear their Catholic schooluniform when they attend Mass this Sunday
MONDAY
Jan. 29, 2018
Opening; Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day

  • Whole Day Activity: “Mini-Me”
  • Selected Junior High Students will be the “mini-me” of all the Administrators, Faculty and Staff;

9 am Mass, Fr. Fran Hezel, SJ
10 am Awards for 5, 10, 15, 25 and 40 years of service at the Petrie Gym

TUESDAY
Jan. 30, 2018
Student Appreciation Day
8-9:45 – Games for grades K-3
9:45 a.m. FD Honor Guards Presentation
1 p.m.– Sports Jam for grades 4-8
WEDNESDAY:
Jan. 31, 2018
Spirit Day
Students are asked to come to school wearing jeans and any SBCS shirt that they have to show school spirit. (ex. sports, Christmas play, Spring play, fun run)
THURSDAY
Feb. 1, 2018
1 PM Talent Show
As entrance “fee” the students bring canned goods to donate to the Sisters of Mercy for their Travelling Pantry.
FRIDAY
Feb. 2, 2018
7:30 am to 12 noon
FD Phoenix Center
Catholic Schools Educators Conference
No school for students; Teachers and staff come together for a conference.
Registration begins at 7:30 am; Mass caps the conference from 11-12 noon.

Let us gratefully celebrate together our identity as Catholic schools and give thanks to God for the many blessings He has granted us!

Thank You.

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First week of Advent

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 in Advent, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on First week of Advent

 

Principal Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM, lead faculty and staff at Tuesday’s Advent prayer and blessing of the wreath. After lunch, students also witnessed the blessing of the wreath and Christmas tree in the cafeteria, and took part in a short prayer service. These rituals remind us of our commitment to stay alert and awake for the coming of our savior Jesus Christ. #sbcslife #catholicschools #firstweekofadvent

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IIAAG Boys Volleyball Schedule 2018

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SBCS Celebrates Catholic Schools Week 2018

Posted on Feb 8, 2018 in Catholic Schools Week, SY 2017-2018 | 0 comments

by: Jhoanna Co

From January 28 to February 3, Santa Barbara Catholic School celebrated Catholic Schools Week or #CSW18 as part of the National Catholic Educational Association celebration. Daily activities highlighted this year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”

The week started with faculty appreciation on Monday, where faculty and staff who have served the school for more than five years were honored. Special awards were also given to teachers who garnered the most student votes in Sylvan’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. Throughout the day, select students served as faculty and staff “mini-mes”. This fun activity gives the students a chance to shadow their adult counterparts and know what is like to be a faculty or staff at SBCS.

Tuesday was student appreciation day. Students were treated to a presentation from the FDMS Honor Guards. Then, spent the day playing sports and games. And, yes, there was also that basketball game which pitted SBCS faculty plus Fr. Fran Hezel against the SBCS varsity players, much to the delight of the students. It was like a full day recess!

This year’s celebration was also made special with a visit from Sr. Pat McDermott, President of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and Sr. Aińe O’Connor, a member of the Institute Leadership Team. Sr. Marian Arroyo, Guam administrator of the Sisters of Mercy, also joined them for the visit. They viewed the Sisters of Mercy Traveling Museum, the Ysrael Hall and toured the Campus. The SBCS Honor Choir also serenaded the sisters during their visit.

Wednesday was Spirit Day. SBCS students got the chance to show off their school pride by wearing their favorite SBCS shirts from previous Spring plays or Christmas plays. Some school athletes wore their uniforms, too.

The week was capped with a Talent Show on Thursday, where students were able to shine as singers, dancers, musicians and performers. As “entrance fee”, the students brought canned goods, dry goods, hygiene products, and cleaning supplies for the second lenten “Feed the Hungry Food and Supplies Drive” of the Mercy Action Marianas Traveling Pantry.

On Friday, SBCS faculty and staff attended the 2018 Catholics Educators’ Conference, held at at the Father Duenas Memorial School Phoenix Center in Mangilao.

Mrs. Victoria Ramos, SBCS Kinder teacher and 40-year service awardee, sums up this experience best, “Celebrating Catholic Schools Week reminds me of how unique we are, what we do and how we teach. Teaching in a Catholic school, too, has strengthened my faith and that is something I will always treasure.”

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Q2 Exam Schedule

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Ice Cream Festival 2017

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SBCS Ice Cream Festival 2017: A tradition of sweet success

Posted on Nov 25, 2017 in Ice Cream Festival, SY 2017-2018 | Comments Off on SBCS Ice Cream Festival 2017: A tradition of sweet success

 

SBCS students, families and friends line up for ice cream

 

 

 

By: Jhoanna Co

 

Santa Barbara Catholic School held a successful Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, November 18.  Now on its fifteenth year, the SBCS Ice Cream Festival often boasts of sweet treats from famous brands like Haagen Daz, Dreyer’s, Marble Slab, Blue Bunny, Nestle, Magnolia Ice Cream and more!

The day started off with an Ice Cream Song & Dance number from the littlest SBCS students, the K4 class. This was followed by a rousing rendition of

Beaudy of Fun Forte’s welcomers together with SBCS faculty Mrs. Madeline Fernandez, a student volunteer, and Mrs. Miriam Piana, event coordinator are ready to serve ice cream.

“Rock & Roll is Here to Stay” and “Lolly Pop” by the SBCS Honor Choir. SBCS students Marianne Fernando and Juliana Fernando rendered a ballet dance.  Different classes also showcased their talent like the 5th Graders performing the Filipino dance “Subli”; the 4th Graders performing a latin inspired dance to the song  Despacito, and 8th graders dancing to Grupo Heavy and also singing with their ukulele.   The guests were also treated to performances from Step-up Dancers, LA DANCE, The Little Zin Shop, Urban Studio, SKIPP Entertainment,  and Danz Jazz Studio.

What made this year special was the addition of carnival games, a jump house, and a mini-train ride! Beaudy of Fun Forte also provided awesome greeters dressed as ice cream clowns.

“They had so much more activities this year, and I enjoyed

Principal Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM and Sr. Cabrini Taitano, RSM try their hands at some carnival games.

it very much!”, sixth grader Mason shared.

 

SBCS PTO Officers and members from different grade levels organized the carnival booths obstacle course, and ice cream photo booth. Student emcees for the day were Isabella Dangan, Caleb Murphy, Juliana Lacson, Ethan Alvarez, Madel Sibal, Arvin Fermo, Ayezah Bagro, Shaniel Javelosa together with PTO President Mr. Ron De Lima.

“This year’s Ice Cream Festival would not have been possible without the support of our generous sponsors: Foremost, Triple J 5 Star Wholesale, Luen Fung Enterprises, Micronesian Brokers, Mt. Lam Lam, Dickerson & Quinn, and Quality Distributors. We are really grateful for them. Thank you also to all the Teacher and Parent Volunteers! We salute you!,” said Mrs. Miriam Piana, Events Coordinator at SBCS

SBCS 4th grade students performed a latin inspired dance to the hit “Despacito”

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Trick or Treat 2017

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November 03, 2017

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