McCort Mirror

AP Testing

AP Testing

Mattie Updyke, Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

As we grow closer and closer to fun events like HonorsFest, prom, and the end of the school year, there is one thing that looms over the advanced placement students here at McCort-AP testing. Here at McCort, when you take an advanced placement class you must test out (or apply for dual enrollment...

Fiddler on the Roof: The Musical

Fiddler on the Roof: The Musical

Katie McCreery and Jared McIntosh

April 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Last week, Bishop McCort held their annual spring musical, "The Fiddler on the Roof." The show was quite a success for the cast and crew. Noah Hughes acted as "Tevye," the male lead in the musical. He truly fit the part, spending weeks preparing for the major role. In the musical, Noah's character is...

Mr. Shetler’s Birthday

Mr. Shetler’s Birthday

Keyli Smith, Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On April 11, Mr Shetler walked into his classroom to a surprise. As he walked in, Joe Hochstein and Jeff McKissick were there blowing up balloons for his big day. Later on, Mads and Ms. Piatak brought their classes down to Mr. Shetler's room to sing happy birthday to him in French and English. This was...

Will Bako Go Down in Penny Wars?

March 16, 2018


Filed under Student Life

Penny wars is a fundraiser for Mini-THON. Each homeroom is given a jar which is filled with coins and dollar bills. Each silver coin decreases the amount in the jar, where dollars increase the value. Last year, Bako's homeroom raised the most money, giving them a donut party. This year, the top three...

Musical Preview

Musical Preview

Mattie Updyke, Writer

March 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Musical season has come upon Bishop McCort High School once again! We are officially six weeks out from the first performance April 12th, and the drama club is slowly but surely putting the finishing touches on this year's production of "Fiddler on the Roof." The show, set in Russia during the early...

Mini-THON Update

Mini-THON Update

Katie McCreery, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The 2018 Bishop McCort Mini-THON is well underway! Most recently, we have been challenging each homeroom to raise money through our annual penny wars. Mr. Bako has a nice lead over other homerooms, so don't forget to drop by his room and toss in some silver coins in his bucket! We also have had a bake...

Back-to-Back for Bako?

Back-to-Back for Bako?

Alayna Moore, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

At Bishop McCort "Penny Wars" is taken very seriously. What is Penny Wars? Penny Wars is a fundraiser created by the Mini Thon Committee to help raise money for the upcoming Mini Thon. The object of the fundraiser is to see which homeroom can collect the most pennies to raise the most money. Homerooms...

Chinese New Year Presentation

Chinese New Year Presentation

Jerod Diamond and Luke Tercek

February 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On February 15, 2018, the students of Bishop McCort were enlightened on the Chinese New Year and its history. Yuxin (Hubert) Liu was the master of ceremonies and skillfully navigated an interactive presentation. Student inspired, the presentation was created by the Chinese exchange students, who wanted...

Music Program applies for NBC Scholarship

Music Program applies for NBC Scholarship

Mattie Updyke, Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

After the devastating flood that swept the music wing last June, the music department needed a way to ascertain the funds to put on our spring production of Fiddler on the Roof and other improvements to our chorus, orchestra, and band. In January, a way to come up with the money for such performances was foun...

A Preview of Mini-THON

A Preview of Mini-THON

Katelyn McCreery, Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

On March 17th, 2018, Bishop McCort will be hosting its 4th annual Mini-THON. All of the proceeds go straight to Penn State's Hershey Children's Hospital. Last year, the school exceeded its goal, and Crusher students hope to do the same this year. In the past couple months, the Mini- THON committee has...

Breakfast With Santa

Breakfast With Santa

Lexi Tavalsky and Zaondra Zasadni

December 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Last weekend, on December 9th, 2017, Bishop McCort held their annual Breakfast With Santa event. Put together by l'education en vogue, this event was a big hit. The students that helped dressed as elves to add more Christmas spirit to the atmosphere. Many children came to enjoy a delicious breakfast,...

Chris Herren: Drugs and Alcohol: A Story

Chris Herren: Drugs and Alcohol: A Story

Greg Kutsick, John Isenberg

December 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Bishop McCort was graced by the presence of former NBA star Chris Herren, who shared his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. Johnstown is having its own problems with drug addiction especially with the heroine and opioid epidemic. By speaking to the youth of the community, there is hope in reducing...

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