Dear SKS Parents,

The blog pictures above are from: Scholarship Winners, SKS Forensics Team, SKS Choral Performers, H&S Speaker Series, and The Science Fair.

                            Academic Scholarship Winners

Pictured in the grotto are our academic scholarship winners from the Class of 2018. I am proud to announce the following students who have received scholarships for next year at select high schools:

Lucy Curry                Archbishop Carroll

Mary Finley              Archbishop Carroll and Academy of Notre Dame de Namur

 Grant Grube             Archbishop Carroll

Hayden Kennedy      Malvern Prep and Archbishop Carroll

Isabella Philipp         Archbishop Carroll

Katarina Philipp       Archbishop Carroll

Nolan McCormick    St. Joseph’s Prep

Samantha Ondik      Archbishop Carroll

Amy Werner             Villa Maria Academy


The total dollar amount of scholarship grants awarded to these students over four years is in excess of $200,000. We are SKS proud!


  SKS Shops

The SKS Shops  was a HUGE success!  Preliminary numbers  are in excess of  $25,000!  I did some shopping myself and got a great baseball hat for the beach. Rebecca Roe ran with this with the help of many volunteers who pitched in.   We are grateful to Rebecca for leading the way along with: Megan Hope, Kathleen Flanagan, Tara Flowers, Emily Murray, Maureen Vandergeest, Carolyn Carson, Bridget Hintze, Kristen Hartz, Lauren Duffy, Ryan Longstreth, Kate Curry, Christina Fogli, Noelle Hagan, and Gina Genesio. Apologies if I missed anyone!


SKS Forensics

 Our SKS Forensics team presented to the SKS Aberdeen Club, our senior citizens from the parish a few weeks back. Once a month we send a group over to the luncheon to interact with the seniors. We had Irish Dance performances, our SKS Choral groups have sung, we have even performed science experiments over there!   It’s a pleasure to see the joy our students bring to the seniors. Forensics also participated this past weekend at the Cardinal O’Hara Tournament. Sasha Reeder was awarded 1st place, with Kathleen Sisian placing 5th in prose.  The duo of Chloe Steinman and Katie Whelan placed 4th in the same category.


Science Fair

The SKS Science Fair was held on April 19th in the gym. Students in the 4th, 6th and 8th grades proudly displayed their experiments in the gym on Thursday night  and Friday during the day. The event was well attended and you can see some the great work done by our scientists in the pictures. The Science Fair promotes creativity, critical thinking, and organizational skills that all involve problem solving. These are important real life skills.

                   Archdiocesan Choir Performers

Elyse Terzian, Sophia Twohig, Kate Ryan and Ava Terribile represented our school at the Archdiocesan Music Festival last Tuesday night at the Kimmel Center. There were five hundred performers from Catholic elementary and high schools from the five county area. We are proud to have these girls represent SKS.


Home & School Speaker Series:

                                                                                          How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids!

Lisa Corcoran, a respected and well known speaker from the area in parenting expertise, spoke last week to about thirty parents on the above topic.   She offered problem solving scenarios and there was a great dialogue with parents who were able to attend. It was great to see some dads there too!

Here is a summary of Lisa’s presentation. Please consider visiting her website: where there are videos on parenting that can help all of us.

SKS High School Night

We received favorable feedback and thanks for High School Night here at SKS last Tuesday evening. Eleven high schools were here to showcase their prospective offerings to our families of the 6th and 7th grade.  I spoke before the presentations about the high school admissions process.


GO Run and the SK5K

Thanks to Megan Hope and Jim Sharkey and many volunteer parents who are making Go Run a success. We have over ninety Go Runners out there getting ready for the SK5K! I am registered for that SK5K Walk/Run on Saturday May 15th.  Are you? We are calling in weather connections to the Blessed Mother to guarantee 70 degrees and sunny. Thank you to Jess Di Lucia, Emily Feeney, and Colleen Fisher who have lead the way to organize this always a tremendous community event.  You can register online for the event.