Seton Catholic Central
The 2017-18 school year was full of great accomplishments.
Mathletes: Once again, our Mathletes program achieved success both on the state and local levels. On the state level, first place on the “A Team” went to Evan Wu, and second place went to Nancy Zhang. On the “B Team”, second place was given to Tommy Kimura. All of the Mathletes from Seton competed hard and had great results. On the local level Seton Mathletes once again dominated the field by winning the competition for the third year in a row. In the local competition, Wyatt Breese came in first. Both Allen Liu and Evan Wu tied for second place, along with a student from another school district. Each participant received a certificate for participation and the winners received a scholarship.
Students traveled to Emmitsburg, MD and connected with Sister Anne Lamoreaux, who is a Daughter of Charity and taught at Seton Catholic Central in the 1980’s. Students wanted to strengthen their ties with the Seton Shrine, as the chapel at Seton Catholic is set to be renovated. Sr. Anne Marie donated her class 1 relic of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to the school and chapel. Students arranged a ceremony celebrating her gift, as well as presented a donation to Sr. Anne Marie for her mission “Seeds of Hope”. This is a mission which will allow schools to be able to afford retreats for their students. The students also visited the National Shrine located at Mount St. Mary University. It was an amazing trip that allowed students to strengthen their faith and connection to Mother Seton.
Students at Seton Central excel both in and out of the classroom. Seton continues its dominance on the athletic field. Seton athletics had State Finalists in boys basketball and baseball. Girls basketball went to the Semifinals for the second straight year. Girls tennis continued their dominance with their 6th straight Section IV Title and Girls lacrosse won their first Section IV title in school history. This year proved to be one of the most decorated in school history.
2017-18 Boys Basketball: Division, STAC, Section IV, Regional, State Finalist
2017-18 Girls Lacrosse: Section IV Champions
2017-18 Girls Basketball: Section IV, Regional, State Semifinalist
ALL SAINTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This year was full of great events for our students. Students kicked off the year with a “Welcome Back Social” full of ice cream and fun. Our students hit the ground running in our “Race for Education” event. Students, friends and families raised over $12,000 during this campaign and had some Halloween fun while doing it!
Our Christmas concert was another wonderful event held at Our Lady of Sorrows church in Vestal. Students from pre-k through sixth grade joined together at the blessed event. Students also participated in caroling in Rec Park, alongside other Seton students.
All Saints welcomed singer/songwriter Jared Campbell to All Saints School. He gave a performance we won’t soon forget. Students from St. James, St. John’s and All Saints attended the great show. His songs are said to be uplifting, thought provoking and emotionally heartfelt. Jared mixes humor, stories of life on the road and personal experience to relate to the audience set before him.
Interaction among all grade levels is an important part of All Saints. The students in fifth and sixth grade work with students in first grade, helping them to develop reading and comprehension skills. Students in third grade also work with the Transitional Kindergarten program, providing these students with a buddy” in the school.
The fourth, fifth and sixth grades went to the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the MOST Museum in Syracuse. Both trips provided an educational opportunity for students to learn about science, math and technology.
The school year ended with the All Saints OM Team placing second out of seventy-one teams in the World Competition in Iowa. Students from grades one through six worked on the project advancing through several weeks of competition. These students put in many hours and it showed!
St. James Elementary School
St. John the Evangelist Elementary School
For the past three years, the Catholic Schools of Broome County have recognized a teacher for their outstanding contributions to our children, their families, and their colleagues. St. John’s was thoroughly excited to learn that John Kocik would be honored at the 2018 Green Tie Dinner and receive the Richard Bucci Teaching in Excellence Award. St. John’s was beyond pleased that Mr. Kocik was selected and felt very fortunate they had the opportunity to work with him each day (Mr. Kocik retired in June 2018).
Some students had their Easter vacation cut short because they did so well at the OM Regional Competition. Our lone remaining team of OM students presented their skit, “Spontaneous” at Binghamton University in April, along with teams from across the State of New York. The SJE team placed seven out of fourteen teams. SJE is extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication shown by students and staff.
Pictured here are three third graders that won awards at the 2018 NYS Invention Convention. Isaiah Merke, Kenzi Kondrup, and Natalie Dang all received recognition at the convention for their innovative inventions and how their prototypes would work if fully developed. Several other third grade students from SJE participated as well.