Happy New Year!
I am writing to update you on some of our latest accomplishments at the Catholic Schools of Broome County. We embarked on a number of projects over the summer of 2018 as part of our ongoing a “Shared Vision that will Enrich Our Future” Campaign. The CSBC celebrated a ribbon-cutting event at Seton on October 5th which included three blessings from the Most Reverend Bishop Robert J. Cunningham. Over 200 people were in attendance at the Ribbon Cutting and we cherished the special moments in dedicating two of our newly renovated spaces. The Seton Gymnasium was dedicated in honor of former administrator and lifelong supporter of our schools, William “Pete” Gallagher. The Concetta A. Mirabito and Thomas J. Mirabito Student Learning and Activity Center was also dedicated in honor of a wonderful couple who committed their lives to serving their community. If you have not yet had the opportunity to see the renovations to these areas, I hope you can stop by sometime and be amazed!
The new CSBC website was launched in October. The site represents a consolidation of all four school sites into a system-wide website. In addition to providing information for current families, the site will also be used as a marketing tool showcasing the updated branding for our schools, and it will also include a new CSBC video which is currently in progress.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released the state test scores this month. The CSBC scores were incorporated into the Broome-Tioga BOCES regional test score proficiency graphs. As in the past, the CSBC scores for both ELA and Math for grades 3-8 compared favorably to all of the other schools in our region. Congratulations to all our students and teachers for such excellent academic achievement! We strive to make the CSBC the best Catholic school in New York State!
Thank you to all who help make our schools so great. May God continue to bless all of our alumni, students, families, teachers, staff, board members and administrators.
Elizabeth Carter, PhD
President, Catholic Schools of Broome County