Curley Family Weekly Bulletin

Week of March 4-10, 2024

See below to find out what is happening at Curley!

From the President

It was a good celebration of “Countdown to Commencement" on February 26th as seniors and their parents recognized and celebrated that the final stretch of high school is upon the Class of 2024. Beginning their high school years during the Covid-19 pandemic, these young men nonetheless rallied as a class and have built those Brotherhood bonds. I echo the thanks extended to the Curley staff and parents who did so much for this event for the Class of 2024, both students and their parents. Four years go by quickly, so make the most of your son’s high school years, just as you encourage him to do.

-- Fr. Donald '70

From the Principal

Only three weeks remain in the third quarter of the school year. The last day of the quarter is scheduled for March 22nd. Please continue to remind your son to meet with his teachers when he is in need. Parent Teacher conferences are scheduled for March 14th and a sign up link will be distributed by email next week. 

Please pay careful attention to the schedule change for this month. School is in session on March 8th. Details are below in the bulletin.

I am grateful to all of our parent volunteers who have supported major events at Curley recently including the Class of 2028 Welcome Night and the Countdown to Commencement. We cannot provide these special events without the support of the many parents who lend a hand.

-- Jeremy Joseph '96

Winter Sports End of Season Reception

The Winter Sports End of Season Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:00 pm in the school auditorium. Make plans to join us this evening as we celebrate all of levels of play during the winter season.

Please contact your son's coach or Curley's Athletic Director Justin Gordon at with any questions.

Calendar Reminder

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

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 8th will follow the D3 class schedule.

Blackfriars' Theatre News

We are now just days away from celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical, South Pacific, and Blackfriars' Theatre is in need of additional help to make our weekend successful. We need assistance from both students and parents for the Dinner Theatre on Saturday night to help our catering team serve the food and clean-up afterwards. Volunteers need to arrive no later than 4:30 pm to help, and all students and parents are fed the same dinner as our guests. We also need parent help at the concession stand at each performance, especially during the intermission break. We need some Curley students to work as ushers at the auditorium doors to collect tickets and hand out programs, and we still are in very desperate need of Curley students to work on the stage crew. Information was sent out to our entire Curley community via emails, and the students have been asked to help out through school announcements. If you and/or your son can help out any of these ways, please go HERE to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Kathy Shucker at especially about ushers and stage crew.

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!

Road Closure Update

We earlier reported that there will be a temporary eastbound lane closure on Federal Street from the railroad overpass to Erdman Avenue (by the Erdman Substation).  The new dates are February 29 to May 2024.  The detour may bring extra traffic to the Sinclair Lane and Erdman Avenue junction.

The Curley Gala XXIX

The countdown is on...we have one more week remaining in the class gift competition! Here are the updated class competition standings:

Class of 2027 -- 1st place (46% of the class)

Class of 2024 -- 2nd place (40% of the class)

Class of 2026 -- 3rd place (39% of the class)

Class of 2025 -- 4th place (37% of the class)

We are SO grateful for your support! We ask all gifts be donated by March 12.

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! We are anticipating a sold out event. There are several tables of current Curley families so please consider joining! 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. A pizza food truck will also be available! We hope to see you there!

Please contact Mrs. Caroline Palmisano, or 410-485-5000, ext. 211, for any Gala related questions.

From the Assistant Principal of Academics

We are three weeks away from the end of the third quarter. Please remind your son(s) to check Plus Portals on a regular basis and to see his teacher(s) if he has questions. I also encourage him 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 ever needs anything. The 2024-2025 course registration is underway. Please talk to your son about the classes he will be taking.

 -- Kenneth Pipkin

Summer Job Opportunities for Students

There are several 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. The third is Baltimore County Department of Rec and Parks at Rocky Point Park and Miami Beach Park. 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!

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 2025 Parents

  • The College Counseling Office is hosting a Junior Information Zoom on March 12 at 6:00 pm. We would like to go over what we have been working on with the students, how to use SCOIR, finding the right fit, standardized exams, and visits. Go HERE to access the Zoom.
  • Now is the time to sign up for SATs/ACTs for this spring if your student is planning on taking it. Go HERE to register for the May 4 or June 1 SAT. Go HERE to register for the April 13, June 8, or July 13 ACT. Regular registration for the April 13 ACT closes on March 8, so don't delay!
  • Mrs. Berrigan is hosting a College Essay Workshop on June 10, July 24 and August 6. If your student is planning on applying to a four year college/university, he will be required to include an essay with his application. This is the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, and complete an essay in one day. This is an all day event that is offered on three different dates -- you only need to register for one. The cost is $150. This is feedback from students who took it last year: "The workshop was just the right amount of time to brainstorm and build a solid essay. Mrs. Berrigan's feedback was very helpful and clear in explaining what could be improved. I got plenty of useful personal feedback throughout my time there." "This was an amazing 1-day camp that saved me days of brainstorming, drafting, and revising. The professional help was very useful! I also loved the help with the Common App."
  • Please do not hesitate to reach to your son's college counselor if you have questions. We hope to see you on Zoom on March 12. Mrs. Berkey (last name A-K), Mrs. Berrigan (last name L-Z).