The Archbishop  Borders  School

A Catholic, Dual-Language, Community School

News & Happenings at ABB School


Here are some images from the 6th Grade trip to North Bay in March! Located in Cecil County, North Bay challenges middle school students to realize that their attitudes and actions have a lasting impact on their future, the environment & the people around them through adventurous and academic activities.


Last Friday, Ms. Nieves' 3rd and 4th grade students participated in a recycled fashion show. The objective of the project, which was held on Earth Day, was to challenge the way people think about trash and to engage the students in creative uses of waste. ​Below are some photos of the fabulous creations. A special thank you to everyone who helped organize the event. 


This past week World's Famous Chocolates returned to Archbishop Borders School to close out this year's sale. This year the sixth grade class sold the most boxes and will receive a pizza party prize. Tatyana Johnson (6th), Christian Mushayuma (4th), and Daniella Makielo (6th), won the first, second, and third places, respectively, for being the individual students to sell the most boxes. These student were awarded with checks for their accomplishment. Games were also held so other students could win prizes like a 5 lb (!) chocolate bar and more! We would like to extend a special thanks to all the families and friends that participated. 


Last week the third grade class learned about economics with Ms. Noble. Students "purchased" supplies from a warehouse and created fabulous treats for their peers and teachers to "buy." A special thank you to Ms. Noble and her class for the fun afternoon.


We would like to extend a special thank you to the members of Loyola University, especially Dr. Margarita Zisselsberger, who hosted a Read In for our students this past winter. Here are some pictures from the event. 


Happy Good Friday! This past Wednesday, the HSA organized a school wide Easter Egg Hunt for our students. Everyone left with a small treat bag filled with Easter gifts. We hope everyone is enjoying their break and that you have a blessed Easter. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, April 4th. 

Also included are photos from Mrs. Nieves' 3rd and 4th grade classes' Easter celebration. As always, if you have any photos you would like to contribute, please e-mail Ms. Danz ([email protected])


Archbishop Borders School would like to wish our community a very Happy St. Patrick's Day. This year, our Pre-K 3 students helped us celebrate by parading through the school. Dressed for the occasion, they marched in a straight line and demonstrated their musical skills with various instruments. It was a great way to bring the holiday to the whole school. A special thank you to Ms. Carmen and Ms. Erika for organizing the lovely performance.

We also have some photos from the Kindergarten celebration with Ms. Jo-Ann and Ms. Michelle. Students became leprechauns for the day! If you ever have any pictures you would like to share, please feel free to e-mail them to our Advancement Director, Anna Danz ([email protected]).


During a surprise assembly on January 7, 2016, the Carson Scholars Fund announced that Archbishop Borders School had won first place in its national "Lights, Camera, Impact!" film competition. Schools from across the country participated and were asked to talk about the importance of the Ben Carson Reading Room in their lives. Our 7th grade students helped produce and direct the film, which featured our 1st grade class. In addition to winning first place, the school will receive a $1,000 to purchase materials for the Reading Room. To celebrate, we held a screening of the film and a panel discussion with some of our 7th and 1st graders at school. A special congratulations and thank you to the students involved, along with Ms. Pettigrew and Mrs. McIntosh for such an amazing accomplishment!



This week we held our 8th Grade Commencement Ceremony as we celebrated the Class of 2015. The event took place at Sacred Heart Church and featured many wonderful speeches by honored students and guests. Father Bob Wotjek, Principal Cathy Marshall, 8th Grade Teacher Kristina Collins and special guest Sgt. 1st Class John Doe (USMC) all congratulated the students on reaching this important milestone and wished them well as they continue their academic journey.

Please join us in congratulating Tavon Allen (Archbishop Curley High School), Tishawn Anderson (Parkville High School), Willnell Aponte (Cristo Rey Jesuit High School), Henry Ayala (Archbishop Curley), Ronaldo Garcia (Archbishop Curley), Junior Josue Hernandez (Northwestern High School), Julius Kennedy (Archbishop Curley), Jonathan Miranda (Cristo Rey), Blanca Romero (Cristo Rey), Keenan Sumler (Calvert Hall College High School) on their achievement and wish them well going forward.

Field Day 2015!

Grades 1-8 spent the day at The School of the Incarnation recently for our annual Field Day.  They had a blast playing games such as dodge ball, egg and spoon race, obstacle course, musical dots, and much more.  Thanks to everyone at School of the Incarnation for such a great day!


Students and Teachers Celebrate Valentine's Day!

Love and friendship were in the air as we celebrated Valentine's Day.  There were lots of games, activities, and food and students took advantage of the out-of-uniform day to rock their best red and pink outfits!

Oral Health Impact Project Comes to Archbishop Borders School

Thank you to Dr. Robert Cruz and his staff at the Oral Health Impact Project for their visit yesterday. 

30 students were given FREE comprehensive dental check-ups, including oral exams, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and gums, and x-rays and fillings where needed. 

All work was done by board certified dentists on state-of-the-art equipment right here on-site. This free service was available to all students here at Archbishop Borders and they will be back in the spring for another round.

Students Receive "Crash" Course in Steel Drums

Musician Kevin Martin of the Young Audiences/Arts for Learning of Maryland visited Archbishop Borders and put on a pair of special steel drum presentations. 

The hands-on demonstrations gave our elementary school students a chance to experience the thrill of playing these wonderful instruments, as well as learn about their history, including that they were invented in Trinidad and Tobago!

Children worked together with Kevin to construct a song and then performed it at the end of the show. Everyone enjoyed learning about and playing these awesome instruments, which Kevin made himself!

Ben Carson Reading Day

We celebrated Dr. Ben Carson Reading Day by welcoming children's author and Eastern Shore resident Judith A Slaughter, who read her book "Mosey and Bozey, A Very Likely Tail," to our children.

Thank you, Ms. Slaughter, for taking the time to visit us and share your wonderful book. And thank you once again to the Carson Scholars Fund and Bank of America for our amazing Reading Room!

Halloween at Archbishop Borders School

There were lots of fun activities on hand at this year's 2014 Halloween celebration.  

Our Pre-K 3 class had themselves a pajama dance party while the rest of our younger grades were encouraged to dress in costume.  

Most of the children did dress up.  We had our share of "Elsa from Frozen" costumes as well as a host of other neat ones, from superheros to witches to cartoon characters.  

In the early afternoon, the costumed children made their way through the school trick or treating, where our middle school students and staff handed out candy.  It was a great way to get the day started and everyone had a wonderful time!

Celebrating St. Francis of Assisi

Archbishop Borders School was one of several area Catholic schools that gathered at the Baltimore Basilica for a special celebration honoring St. Francis of Assisi.  Students in grades 1-8 were treated to a special concert performance from Brother Alessando, who came all the way from Italy to perform.  

Afterwards, the children headed over to the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute where they participated in a Renaissance-style fair, complete with singing, dancing and acting demonstrations from current Peabody students, as well as field-day games, arts and crafts, and other fun activities.

The event was sponsored by the group, "Francis in the Park," whose members, many of whom traveled all the way from California to be here, served as group leaders to help the children make their way to each activity station.

The staff at Archbishop Borders received compliments from several people afterwards about how engaged and well-behaved our students were during the event.  

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Our school celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a school-wide celebration on October 16th.  Each class was assigned a different Latin country and made beautiful table displays highlighting the things that country is famous for.

There was also a Latin-themed pot luck luncheon with all the food provided by parents.  There were tacos, tamales, Arroz con Pollo, Chile Verde, Peruvian Chicken and a host of other delicious entrees and sides.

To top things off there was a special dance program courtesy of the Bailes de mi Tierra dance troupe.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in this wonderful event! 

Back to School Night 2014

Students, parents and faculty gathered in our newly-renovated gym to celebrate the new school year at our Back to School Night.  Everyone was excited to see the digs and to continue their journey to being fully bilingual and bi-literate! 

After a slideshow and remarks from Principal Cathy Marshall, parents were invited into the classrooms to meet the teachers and hear about what their children will be learning this year.

Thanks to everyone who came out to Back to School Night!

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations and best of luck to all of our recent graduates - the Archbishop Borders School Class of 2014! We wish you all the best on your future endeavors, and hope that you will remember to come visit us from time to time!

Our Lady of Fatima Procession & Mother's Day Reception, 5/13/2014

Our community held a procession around the school honoring Our Lady of Fatima, the patron saint of Portugal. Bryan Flores Machuca, recently having received his first communion, crowned the virgin mother with a beautiful floral crown provided to us by Maribel Landy, parent of John and Cisne Llivichuzhca. Thank you as well to all of the mothers who donated food to our Mother's Day Reception following the procession, and to our teachers for helping the students make gifts for their moms. 

Destination Imagination

Congratulations to our Destination Imagination team for taking 2nd place in the "Going to Extremes - Middle Level" Destination Imagination tournament at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology on February 22nd! Thank you to the faculty from Loyola University Maryland and Ms. Blake for supporting our students in this endeavor. 

Partnership with Loyola University Maryland - Community Partners

Archbishop Borders School has partnered with Loyola University Maryland Community Partners program since the summer of 2013. Loyola provides Archbishop Borders School invaluable service in the form of professional development for our administrators and faculty. Two professors from Loyola, Dr. Margarita Zisselsberger and Dr. Stephanie Flores, have been helping specifically to develop assessments for our dual-language program in conjunction with help from the TWIN-CS program based out of the Roche Center of Boston College. We are thankful for these partnerships which have brought guidance and direction to our mission.

2014 Loyola Literacy Educator of the Year: Ms. Kristina Collins

Congratulations to our own 6th grade teacher, Ms. Kristina Collins, who has been named the 2014 Loyola Literacy Educator of the Year! This award honors Maryland teachers for their contributions to literacy education in their teaching, support for the literacy learning of all students, and collaborative work within the school community. Ms. Collins was the mastermind and coordinator behind the Dr. Ben Carson Reading Room at Archbishop Borders School, an accomplishment that will have a continued positive effect on countless students to come. There will be a ceremony honoring all of the recipients of this recognition on Wednesday, February 26th in the Andrew White Program Room on Loyola’s Evergreen Campus starting at 6:00 p.m. All students and parents are welcomed to attend the ceremony. Click here to read about Ms. Collins in the Catholic Review.


Past Pictures of Construction at Archbishop Borders School

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