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Middle States Review

Middle States Review

Greg Kutsick and John Isenberg

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

A very important event that is taking place at McCort is the Middle States Review. For three days we are judged by a supreme force of education consultants, who's duty is to examine and grade schools to determine education quality.  Many students will be interviewed to give insight on a McCort student's...

Bishop McCort Hosts Spiritfest

Bishop McCort Hosts Spiritfest

Gabrielle Slagel and Coryn Thomas-Porter

October 31, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Saturday September 28,2017, Bishop McCort will be holding a cheer competition. Every year Bishop McCort Varsity Cheerleading hosts a competition the last week of October. There are 19 all-star cheer teams  and 17 school cheer squads attending. Bishop McCort Senior Rec and Junior Rec are competing....

Powder Puff Game Revived

Powder Puff Game Revived

Carnell Andrews and Zach Goins

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Powder Puff is underway at Bishop McCort. Powder Puff is when the junior and senior girls sign up to play a flag football game in support of breast cancer. Coaches are the junior and senior football players. Practices started about 2 weeks ago. The game is on October 21st and the cost is to be announced....

Moodle at McCort

Moodle at McCort

Taylor George and Taylor Kmecak

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

This year at Bishop McCort Catholic High School we have a new program that all students use which is called "Moodle." The program consists of teachers in each class putting their assignments and daily lessons on the site for the students in their class to be able to go and check up on their assignments...

PSAT Testing

PSAT Testing

Alexis Tavalsky and Zaondra Zasadni

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Next week the students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade will be taking the PSAT's. The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test is a timed test given to students across the country to help prepare them for the real SAT's. It takes approximately two hours and forty-five minutes to take. It also teaches students...

Homecoming Week at Bishop McCort

Homecoming Week at Bishop McCort

Phil Russo, Journalist

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

Each year homecoming is a big spirit week for every school, but here at McCort, we take spirit week to an entirely different level. We start out the week with pajama day, the students and staff get to come to school in their comfy Pj’s. Tuesday is decade day. Each grade is given a different decade ...

Mrs. Little Joins Guidance Department

Mrs. Little Joins Guidance Department

Alexis Tavalsky and Zaondra Zasadni

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Who's Who at McCort?

Alexis and Zaondra had the pleasure of interviewing the school's new guidance counselor. They learned a lot about her in this process. Here at Bishop McCort, we do our best to get to know everyone, as well as make them feel welcome. Here are the questions she was asked. Q: What made you come to...

Mr. Cotchen Returns to McCort

Mr. Cotchen Returns to McCort

Austin Dressick, Writer

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, Who's Who at McCort?

Many Bishop McCort students were thrilled by the news of former biology teacher/dean of discipline, Mr. Cotchen, was returning for the new year. I had the pleasure of getting to interview him for his big return.   Q: What was your last year at McCort and what former positions did you hold be...

Calling All Entrepreneurs and Fine Scholars

Calling All Entrepreneurs and Fine Scholars

John Isenberg and Coryn Thomas-Porter

September 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Student Life

Business 101 This 2017-2018 school year, Bishop McCort introduced a new elective class open to Juniors and Seniors. This class is none other than the infamous Business 101 class, taught by Dr. Randy Frye, and Ms. Sandy Schrum. Randy and Sandy commute daily from both Saint Francis University and Penn ...

Phillips Wins Athletic Award From Ryan Young

Phillips Wins Athletic Award From Ryan Young

Zach Goins, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Last Monday Ridge Phillips received an award from "Farmers Insurance Ryan Young Agency." Ridge quoted, "Playing football at Bishop McCort is really an honor. It is a privilege to give everything for my team while wearing red and gold, knowing that so many great players have played here before me. The...

Junior Retreat

Junior Retreat

Samantha Garlesky

May 16, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life

On Thursday,  May 18th, the junior class will be going on retreat at Duquesne University. While there, junior class will tour the campus, and  learn  about the educational opportunities that are offered at Duquesne. Many of the seniors from McCort decide to attend Duquesne University each year. The...

Envirothon Win

Envirothon Win

May 1, 2017


Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

On April 26, 2017 the Bishop McCort Envirothon team went Disaster's Edge to compete for the win. Envirothon is an event where you go and take a test in forestry, aquatics, soils, wildlife, and a current event issue. McCort team 1 placed 5th out of 20 teams McCort team 3 came in 8th place ...

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