Scecina’s search for principal begins

By President Joe Therber   Dear Scecina Community, I first want to thank you for your attention and support that have enabled our students’ learning and growth through the first 15 weeks of the school year. How time flies when you’re having fun! During the next couple of weeks, a very important process will begin:...

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Hybrid eLearning Day on Monday, Nov. 18

This Monday, November 18, 2019, is a unique day of school. We are calling it a hybrid eLearning day. Some students will be conducting eLearning at home while other students will arrive at school to focus on an ISTEP Fall testing session. If your student is required to come to Scecina on November 18 for...

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Scecina passes $4.8 million toward $6 million capital campaign goal

By President Joe Therber   Dear Crusaders, It’s a pleasure to update you on the progress of Scecina’s first capital campaign, Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time. A month ago, at the campaign kickoff event on campus, we announced the $6 million goal and the campaign’s six priorities. The event was a wonderful celebration and...

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Scecina graduate’s Project Play is serious business

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications The kids didn’t have any toys to play with. Or the toys were inappropriate or broken and missing pieces. That was heartbreaking – and just unacceptable — for Scecina graduate Angie (Bewsey) Lacy ‘88. For 24 years, Angie has been an occupational therapist with the Central Indiana First...

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Frank Sergi gives ‘that little extra’ to Scecina

Scecina volunteer Frank Sergi paid tribute to his late wife, Scecina graduate Trish (McMahon) Sergi ’73, and many other “saints” as he received the Father Tom Service Award on Oct. 24. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the death of Father Thomas Scecina, the school’s namesake, who perished aboard a Japanese POW ship during...

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Scecina volleyball team rolls to Regional match

Update: On Oct. 26, the volleyball team lost to Southmonth in five sets. Congratulations on a great Scecina, Crusaders! Scecina’s volleyball team is on a roll and ready for the IHSAA Regional this weekend. The 2A Crusaders won nine straight sets during the Sectional last weekend, winning the championship over Covenant Christian 25-21, 25-18, 25-23...

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Frank Sergi’s remark for 2019 Father Tom Day

A big “thank you” to President Joe Therber, staff and students at Scecina. I’m very humbled and honored to receive the prestigious Fr. Thomas Scecina Memorial Award.  I would also like to thank all of those in attendance today, particularly previous Fr. Tom award recipients, alumni, friends of Scecina and many of my family members....

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Shadow Days: Be a Crusader for a Day

  Scecina Memorial High School kicks off public Shadow Days for students looking for a Catholic high school experience. Scecina welcomes eighth-graders, as well as potential transfer students. What’s a Shadow Day? You spend the day with a current freshman. You will follow his or her schedule, eat in the cafeteria, attend high school classes,...

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President Joe Therber’s remarks for 2019 Father Tom Day

Good morning. It is my pleasure to extend several thank you’s and then, on behalf of the Scecina Board of Directors, Mr. Dellacca, our administration, faculty, and staff, to present the Father Tom Service Award to a valued and deserving member of our community. First, thank you, Father Jenkins and all the priests for leading...

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Scecina honors volunteer who makes difference in students’ lives

By President Joe Therber  On Thursday, Oct. 24, Scecina will celebrate the annual Father Tom Day Mass. We will not have Wednesday Mass that week. At the conclusion of Mass on Thursday, the Father Tom Award will be presented to a person who has made Scecina an important part of his or her life and...

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Capital Campaign and the Scecina Fund: What is the difference?

By President Joe Therber This year is very important to the future of Scecina. Why? Every year, valued Scecina alumni and friends generously support the school financially – specifically, scholarships, need-based tuition assistance, academics, campus ministry, athletics and clubs, and care of our campus. Annual pledges and gifts for these vital, ongoing activities make up...

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Scecina passes $4.5 million toward $6 million capital campaign goal

By President Joe Therber It’s official! Last night (Sept. 26) we kicked off the public phase of Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time, the capital campaign for Scecina Memorial High School. It was the highlight of my 11 years as Scecina’s president — a great night, a great crowd, a great spirit! Several hundred people...

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Big plans for Scecina will be unveiled at Capital Campaign Kickoff Party

By Scecina President Joe Therber Something big is happening at Scecina Memorial High School! We have exciting plans to announce about Scecina’s capital campaign, “Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time.” You can discover more about what’s happening at the Capital Campaign Kickoff Party on Thursday, September 26, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Scecina. I know...

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You’re invited: Sept. 26 party will kick off Scecina’s capital campaign

By Scecina President Joe Therber Hello, Scecina Community! I hope your family has experienced a smooth transition into the school year. After a relaxing summer, it’s nice to get back into the school routine. It’s also nice to shake ourselves out of a routine and look forward to something fun. Scecina’s Public Kickoff for our...

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Scecina junior organizes fundraiser for suicide prevention, mental health

Update: As of Sept. 3, Elijah had raised well above his goal. He has raised $7,600, which will be split between the AFSP and Local 416 Peer Support Fund. By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Suicide prevention, mental health, and firefighting are issues close to the heart of Scecina junior Elijah Clegg. He lost...

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Academic Super Bowl Team Goes to State Finals

Scecina’s Academic Super Bowl team went to the State Finals in social studies, math, and science. The finals were Saturday, May 4, at Purdue University. The team won the Indiana Crossroads Conference championship on March 6. The team scored four first-place finishes in social studies, math, fine arts, and interdisciplinary. The team came in third...

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Fractal Project Continues After Successful Reception at Scecina

Working with artisans from diverse backgrounds, Indianapolis artist Conrad Cortellini’s first “Quadro” of his Feedback Fractal Project was built in space donated by DeveloperTown, an Indianapolis high-tech startup company, and completed in August 2016.  At the invitation of Scecina President Joe Therber, Cortellini, a 1961 graduate of Scecina, set up an artist-in-residence studio at Scecina in...

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New Horizons Band to play free concert at Scecina

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Scecina Teacher Spotlight: Jesse Purvis ’06

  By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Jesse Purvis was senior class president at Scecina, graduating in 2006. He returned to Scecina after getting his bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Wabash College, and he’s still a leader, now serving as chairman of Scecina’s English Department. You’ll also see him with a...

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Affordability, Academics, Community Service: Just a Few Reasons to Choose Scecina

By President Joe Therber We know families are serious about education. For a great reason. It is the path to becoming a well-rounded citizen of the world. While I can’t begin to list all of the many excellent reasons to choose Scecina, I’ll list a few here: We’re affordable for your family.We offer a range...

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Scecina Senior Aims High, Will Attend U.S. Air Force Academy

By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications Scecina senior Andrew Smith has made up his mind: He’s accepted his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Drew, as he goes by, was nominated to the academy by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson of Indiana this winter and received his appointment in March. He waited until he...

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