Curley Family Weekly Bulletin

Week of February 26-March 3, 2024

See below to find out what is happening at Curley!

From the President

The Gospel passage for this Sunday recounts the transfiguration of Jesus in the presence of several apostles (Mark 9:2-10).  Seeing Jesus in glory, described as frightening and overwhelming at the moment, must have been a wonderful consolation later on.  I think the passage can serve for us to have confidence in Jesus’ promises and in eternal life. In the busyness of life (and sometimes the messiness of life) it is not always easy to keep a spiritual perspective, or a focus on eternal life, but doing for others continues to make a difference.  I attend a lot of funerals, and it is always wonderful to hear family and friends remark on their appreciation of a person who lived for others.  One’s impact on family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. is happening every day, and so we can make a positive difference, and that can be a consolation for all with whom we interact.

-- Fr. Donald '70

From the Principal

Next week we will celebrate Countdown to Commencement, marking 100 days until the Class of 2024 graduates. This is a reminder that our four years together go rather quickly and that we are called to make the most of our time together. I hope that this celebration is a meaningful one for our seniors and their families. 

This bulletin contains a reminder about the schedule change on March 1st and March 8th. Please be attentive to that change on the school calendar.

Finally, members of the Class of 2028 celebrate their acceptance into the Curley Family. I want to thank you - our Curley parents and families - for supporting our admission efforts by working Open House and other events, by encouraging prospective students to visit Curley, and by spreading the good word about your experience here.

-- Jeremy Joseph '96

Calendar Reminder

This is a reminder of a school calendar change to the class schedule for the month of March.

March 1, 2024, is now a professional development day for Faculty/Staff. There are no classes for students on that day. This will allow our faculty to participate in the Archdiocesan Professional Day program. 

March 8, 2024, is now a school day with classes for all students. So that we do not have to adjust the school schedule days any further, Friday, March 8, will follow the D3 class schedule.

The Curley Gala XXIX

The countdown is on...we have only two weeks remaining in the class gift competition! Some of our classes took a jump this week. Here are the updated class competition standings:

Class of 2027 -- 1st place (44% of the class)

Class of 2024 -- 2nd place (38% of the class)

Class of 2025 -- 3rd place (37% of the class)

Class of 2026 -- 4th place (36% of the class)

We are SO grateful for your support! We ask all gifts be donated by March 12, so please consider donating your gift soon if you have not already done so.

Class of 2027: “Gifts for Him” 

Class of 2026: “Gifts for Her”  

Class of 2025: “Summer Fun” 

Class of 2024: "Gift Cards"


Tickets for the Gala event are going fast and we are anticipating a sold out event! If you are interested in attending, consider buying your ticket today HERE! Tickets are $130 per person and can be bought as individual tickets or with a group. The black-tie optional event features a catered dinner and open bar by Atlantic Catering and is a 21+ event. It is a fun night for our families and all money raised directly benefits our students and Curley community.

We will be hosting a Gala Gift Gathering Party on Friday, March 8, and ALL are invited! Consider bringing your Gala gift to the event and invite your friends and family to attend. Go HERE for more details. We hope to see you there!

Please contact Mrs. Caroline Palmisano, for more details. Thank you for your support of this most important event for Curley's school community! 

From the Assistant Principal of Academics

Countdown to Commencement is on February 26 which means we are on the home stretch to graduation and the end of the year. Please remind your son(s) to check Plus Portals on a regular basis and to see his teacher(s) if he has questions since we are closer to the end of the year. I also encourage your son to see his teachers for extra support and help if he is struggling in any of his courses. My door is always open if he needs anything. 

Freshman and Seniors will be taking the ACRE test the week of March 4th during their Theology class. This is an Archdiocese required assessment to gauge their knowledge and understanding of what they have learned in Theology class.

 -- Kenneth Pipkin

Gala Raffle Update

All students should have received their Gala Raffle ticket packets from their faculty advisor last week. If they have not received tickets, they should go to the Advancement Office for them. Sold tickets can be returned to the Advancement Office at any time during school hours. If you are in need of additional tickets, they can also be picked up in the Advancement Office. The deadline to return tickets is Wednesday, March 20. Thank you for making this school fundraiser a success.

All That Curley Jazz -- March 2, 2024

Enjoy an evening of Jazz at Archbishop Curley High School for the annual All That Curley Jazz! Under the direction of Mr. Christopher Campbell, the night will feature performances from the award-winning Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab, Alumni Jazz Ensemble, and guest band from Shenandoah Conservatory, Studio Big Band. This is an evening not to be missed! A limited number of tickets are available and this event will sell out, so do not delay in purchasing your tickets today! Go HERE to get your tickets!

Summer Job Opportunities for Students

There are two summer job opportunities available to students. The first is Baltimore city's YouthWorks Summer Program. Go HERE for details. The second is Ocean City's Workforce Development Program for young men ages 16 - 19. The program helps participants build independence, gain work experience, and develop life skills while living and working in Ocean City, MD. Go HERE for details.

Hershey Park Tickets

Are you starting to think about your summer plans? The C-Notes are selling discounted tickets to Hershey Park again this year. Go HERE to get your tickets for a fun family day at Hershey Park!

Spring Sports Media Day

The Spring Sports Media Day will be held in the gym on Tuesday, February 27, immediately after school. All parents are welcome to attend!

Please contact Justin Gordon, Athletic Director, at with any questions.

Blackfriars' Theatre News

We are now just one month away from celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical, South Pacific. The performances are Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 pm, and then on Sunday afternoon, March 17, at 2:00 pm. Tickets for the Dinner Theatre & show on Saturday, March 16 are still available HERE. Tickets are $45 each or tables of eight are available for $325. Doors open at 5:00 pm for a social hour of hors 'devours and open bar with your sit-down dinner being served at 6:00 pm. You have reserved seating in the theatre and then come back to the SDR for special desserts at intermission. Don't delay in ordering your Dinner Theatre tickets. The tickets are on sale through Saturday, March 9, but we may need to shut down orders sooner if we reach a sell out. 

For those who only wish to attend the show that weekend, our general admission tickets are on sale HERE. All advance sale tickets are $10 and are available for purchase up until 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 14. The weekend of the show the tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. A reminder that all Curley students have FREE admission to the show by showing their school ID card as they enter the theatre. 

Make your plans now to attend this special celebration of one of Broadway's greatest musicals!

Curley Summer Camps

Now is the time to plan your summer camps! At Curley Summer Camps our goal is to provide fun, well-supervised educational and recreational activities for our campers. Our coaches and instructors are the key to our success, and they can't wait to coach, mentor, and teach your children this summer. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Demonya Womack at Detailed information on all camps can be found HERE.

From the College Counseling Office

All Parents

  • We are hosting two upcoming college fairs at Curley! The JET, Jesuit Excellence Tour, is coming to Curley on March 8, and a general college fair will be happening during lunch periods on March 26. All students are encouraged to attend. We hope they can use this time to ask questions and begin to think about their future.

Class of 2024 Parents

  • As the seniors near 100 days until graduation, this time of the year becomes crucial. Please make sure your son's grades are staying up and he is diligent about his work as final transcripts will be sent to the college he chose to attend.
  • Now is a good time to attend Admitted Student days!
  • Financial Aid packets are later this year than normal. FAFSA published a statement on January 30, 2024, that FAFSA information will not be sent to colleges until March. The colleges then need to process the information internally and send it to families. Deposits to tell which school your son is enrolling at are due May 1, 2024. Do not feel pressured to make a decision before you receive the financial aid information. Please contact us or the colleges' financial aid office if you have questions.
  • Please work with your student to update his SCOIR account as he receives decisions! 

Class of 2025 Parents

  • We recommend Juniors take the SAT or ACT this spring. Please go to or to find and location that works for you.
  • College Counselors are meeting individually with each junior, please make sure to check with your son if he has had his meeting and what we discussed! We went over how to research colleges, SAT/ACT options and finding the right fit.