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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PACIFIC NEWS CENTER | Home of the Spartans Celebrate Mes Chamorro

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Chamorro Day, News, SY 2014-2015 | Comments Off on PACIFIC NEWS CENTER | Home of the Spartans Celebrate Mes Chamorro

From the Pacific News Center
Written by Roselle Romanes

There was a big fiesta at Dededo today! In celebration of Mes Chamorro, Santa Barbara Catholic School students enjoyed a fun-filled day of activities while learning about the Chamorro culture.
The Home of the Spartans sure know how to throw a Chamorro Day event!

Santa Barbara Catholic School students danced the Cha Cha, competed in coconut race games, and learned about local legends. Teacher Jenice Cabe says the 8th graders were in charge of teaching the younger kids.

Cabe says, “They’re teaching them about the legends of Guam through shadow puppet theater. We also have weaving going on and Senator Frank Blas Jr.’s War Survivor Memorial for our 8th graders.”
First, we visited the gym. SBCS Kinder Teacher Terry Scavetta says, “Our kinders are dancing with the 5th graders. The big kids and teaching them the Cha Cha and they’re really having fun.”
Next we attended the weaving class. Students Joanna and Chloe tell us that they were taught how to weave coconut leaves into a bracelet, a Cross, and even a centipede.
From the many different activities planned throughout the day for the Spartans, Cabe says this is all about teaching the younger generation the Guam culture.
Cabe says, “We need to teach them about the culture because it’s who they are. We’re such a mixed plate of people on island that they need to know who they are as Guamanians so we try to perpetuate that with the children.”

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GuamPDN: Ron Rocky Coloma has won the 2014 Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in News, Spelling Bee | Comments Off on GuamPDN: Ron Rocky Coloma has won the 2014 Scripps Regional Spelling Bee

Written by Pacific Daily News

The 2014 Scripps Regional Spelling Bee has named a winner: Santa Barbara Catholic School sixth grader Ron Rocky Coloma.

Coloma won the competition when he spelled the word “pastiche” correctly.

Coloma was one of 56 students from across the region competing for the win earlier today at the LeoPalace Resort Hotel Belvedere.

Coloma will represent Guam during the national competition in Washington, D.C., where he will represent Guam in the 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee scheduled for May 25.

There were originally 57 students scheduled to compete, but one school wasn’t able to send their representative, leaving a total of 56 spellers.

Read more:  Coloma spells ‘pastiche’ to claim prize

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Melaleuca January Launch

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Melaleuca January Launch

Everyone is invited to the Melaleuca January Launch on January 10, 2012, 6PM-9PM at the SBCS Cafeteria.

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