Saint Cecilia Catholic School Science Fair
The SCCS Science Fair is an exciting annual event that encourages students to think like young scientists. This unique opportunity for scientific discovery helps students develop skills in writing, oral presentation, creative thinking, and problem solving.
Over a 5 week period, students design a science project that uses the scientific method to solve a problem. Younger students are welcome to participate if they choose. Teachers help each student develop a project, which can be an experiment that answers a question, a collection that puts things in groups, or an exhibit that gives information. After conducting their experiments, students organize, chart, and explain the results. Students then create displays showing their results.
The SCCS Science Fair is held in early spring each year. Judges spent time with each student, carefully reviewing the work and asking many questions. We are proud of all of our students for their hard work and dedication!
Washington State Science & Engineering Fair
The Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) is open to all public, private, online and home schooled students in grades 1-12 in the state of Washington. This premier educational Fair draws over 600 students from throughout Washington State. Over $1,000,000 in scholarships and prizes are awarded each year to “promote future scientists and engineers.”
In 2014, 27 St. Cecilia Catholic School students qualified for, and 16 participated in, the WSSEF, held at Bremerton High School. Every student earned an award – 11 second prizes, 2 third prizes, and 4 honorable mentions. In addition, two of our alumni also participated from their high schools. Aiden Dorsey, a sophomore at O’Dea High School, won a first place prize. Emily Velasquez, a junior at Holy Names Academy, won second place. SCCS provides a challenging and comprehensive curriculum for all students. We are very proud of our science teacher, Kate Schrock, for encouraging high standards in the instructional process. Congratulations to all our young scientists
2015 Science Fair participants and winners:
- Grades 1st-4th division: Finnley Shaffer, Jacob Dorsey and Hugh Ogilvie.
- Grades 5th-8th division: William Sewell, Stefan Van Patten and Grace Schmitt.
- 35 students qualified for State: William, Grace, Caroline, Macario, Ryan, Ashton, Brian, Maggie, Elwyn, Elsie, Asessandro, Elana, Allie, Stefan, Emma, Zak, Mary, Ella, Grayce, Cormac, Hannah, Eoin, Siena, Imani, Christopher, Annie, Adam, Jacob, Kate, Jenia, Myla, Finnley, Jack, Hugh, Brydie.
Law Day Award
Law Day celebrates and strengthens the American heritage of Liberty, Justice and Equality under the law. We are happy to announce that two St. Cecilia Catholic School students placed 2nd and 3rd in the Law Day Essay competition in Kitsap County. This is the second year that SCCS students have participated and won, writing essays based on originality of thought, clarity of expression, depth of reasoning and organization. 2nd Place winner Sam Maher-8th grader, received $250.00 and third place winner Caroline Muma, 7th grader received $150.00. Student essays are based on opinion only, no research is required. St. Cecilia students are provided opportunities to understand programs through our Social Studies Programs, Literature and writing programs. It is a proud day for us! Congratulations to our winners, their parents and our teachers.
Grandparents & Special Friends Day
Grandparents & Special Friends Day is held in the spring each year. Our entire school – students, staff & families – look forward to this exciting and fun celebration! This is one of the most wonderful and heart-felt days of the school year, as the generations mix together to celebrate family and friendship. We have a campus full of grandparents & special friends, arriving from near and far. The students are excited to celebrate Mass, perform their plays, show off their classrooms, and share the day with their grandparents and guests.
The day begins with Mass, followed by a welcome and student performances in Conger Hall. After a light brunch, students and guests visit the classrooms.
In conjunction with Grandparents & Special Friends Day, each spring we hold an all-school musical. Under the direction of our music teachers, every student in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade participates. In 2012 students performed “Dig It,” in 2013 “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark,” in 2014 “The Music Man, Jr and in 2015 “School House Rock.” The entire community enjoys the opportunity to be watch our young performers.
We offer a number of interesting field trips throughout the year. Our students’ outings have included trips to the Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Art Museum, historical sites on Bainbridge Island, the Naval Undersea Museum, the Suquamish Museum, National Geographic live presentations at Benaroya Hall, the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Shakespeare Company, the pumpkin patch and fire station, as well as Christmas caroling at nursing homes. In addition, our 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in a NET (National Evangelical Team) retreat. We are always adding new field trips to enrich the student experience and support our curriculum.