Curley Family Weekly Bulletin

Week of April 29-May 5, 2024

See below to find out what is happening at Curley!

From the President

It doesn’t take too much observing to realize that a branch broken off a plant will soon wither.  It is a great image that Jesus uses, and that we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel (John 15:1-8).  In one excerpt from the larger passage Jesus says: “I am the vine, you are the branches.  Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”  It’s one of those passages where the homilist can almost say “today’s Gospel passage is self-explanatory.”  It’s also comforting to know that should we ever become separated, we can be re-grafted to the vine.  The story of salvation is always one of healing, renewal and new life.

-- Fr. Donald '70

From the Principal

This week that carries us from April into May reminds us that the school year will quickly come to an end. May is full of many exciting events including concerts and the art show, athletic playoffs, proms, and the commencement exercises. We look forward to experiencing these with our students and their families. It is an exciting time of year!

It is important that our Curley Men do not get distracted from their academic goals. We will continue to remind them to finish strong, to use their time well, to complete assignments, and to meet with their teachers when they are in need.

-- Jeremy Joseph '96

Class of 2024 Senior Prom

The Senior Prom is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 7:00 - 11:00 pm at the Bayfront Club. We've spoken to the class directly regarding prom details and have emailed seniors as well. 

Below you will find a flyer with a QR code for purchasing tickets. Prom is a formal, dated event and we have been encouraging our young men to purchase tickets and to find a date sooner than later. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to Nick Brownlee at or Gina Petr at

From the Assistant Principal of Academics

It is hard to believe that we are a month away from commencement. In between now and then we have A.P. Exams and Senior Final Exams. Go HERE for the A.P. Exam schedule and go HERE for the Senior Final Exam schedule.

Underclassmen are at the midpoint of the Fourth Quarter. Please remind your son(s) to check Plus Portals on a regular basis and to see their teacher(s) if they have questions. I also encourage them to see their teachers for extra support and help if they are struggling in any of their courses. My door is always open if they ever need anything. 

-- Kenneth Pipkin

From the Campus Minister

In preparation for Teacher Appreciation Week, please share some affirmations for some of our faculty and staff here at Archbishop Curley! All responses will remain anonymous and will be presented to the teachers/staff during the community prayer on May 7. All submissions are due by May 3! Go HERE to submit an affirmation.

Looking for a fun and spiritual event over the summer? Students are invited to come on a Franciscan Retreat from July 19-21. Go HERE for more information and a link to sign up.

All members of FYM are welcome and encouraged to come to our end of the year BBQ and Holy Hour on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. The BBQ will begin at 5:00 pm and the Holy Hour will begin at 6:00 pm. Families and also welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are able to attend, please sign up HERE by May 1, 2024.

-- Fr. Chris

Class of 2025 Junior Prom

The Class of 2025 will be celebrating the Junior Prom on May 11, 2024, from 7:00 to 11:00 pm, at Sparrows Point Country Club. Go HERE to purchase tickets. Please contact Kim Burton at or Steve Streckfus at with any questions.

President's Reception for Senior Parents

On behalf of Archbishop Curley High School, the parents/guardians of the Class of 2024 are cordially invited to a cocktail reception hosted by Fr. Donald Grzymski, OFM Conv., President. Please RSVP to Julie Maney,, by May 9, 2024. We look forward to celebrating with you!

From the College Counseling Office

Class of 2025 Parents

  • Mrs. Berrigan's Summer Essay Workshop only has a few spots remaining for June! Please sign up HERE. The college essay is required, so help your son take something off his plate for his senior year. Let Mrs. Berrigan be the one to help him generate a well written essay for college! 
  • Is your son a student-athlete dreaming of playing your sport at the NCAA level? Invest in his future and spend an hour on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern time, understanding the requirements and how to prepare for NCAA certification. Join NCAA Eligibility Center staff, who will walk you through what your son needs to do to compete at the NCAA Division I, II or III level. Staff will be answering questions live during the presentation, so come prepared to learn how to take your game to the next level! Click HERE to register.

Class of 2024 Parents

  • Last call for FAFSA applications! If you have not yet filled out the FAFSA at, please do so now. There is still time. If you have any issues, please contact your college counselor.
  • It is almost decision day! Please make sure you pay a deposit at the one school your son chooses to attend and mark that school as attending in SCOIR.

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. Detailed information on all camps can be found HERE.