There is always something going on at Curley!

This news page highlights some of the many things happening with the students of Curley.  Class activities to individual accomplishments are reported here. Check in often!


Coach Ogle Named Private Schools Coach of the Year

Coach Ogle Named Private Schools Coach of the Year

June 17, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Athletics, News, Student Life

    Chris Ogle, Curley’s Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach, was recognized by the Maryland State Lacrosse Coaches Association as the 2022 Private Schools Coach of the Year, at the C. Markland Kelly Awards Banquet. Chris led the team to their 2022 Championship which was his second in the last 4 years!!

Back To School Page 2022

Back To School Page 2022

June 17, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Academics, News, Parents, Student Life

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58th Commencement Exercises

58th Commencement Exercises

May 31, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Academics, Parents, Student Life

The fifty-eighth Commencement Exercises of Archbishop Curley High School took place on May 27th at Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for the class of 2022. Mr. William J. McCarthy, Jr., Executive Director, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Baltimore, was the Commencement Speaker. The Archbishop Michael J. Curley Medal was awarded to: Michael Brockmeyer ’70 Current Chair of School Board and Frank Savarese ’75 Chair of Capital Campaign Special awards were given to the following students: The “Ideal Curley Man of the Year” Award-Joshua L. Smoot, Jr. St. Bonaventure Scholastic Award for Highest Academic Excellence for…

Class of 2022 Celebrates Baccalaureate Mass

Class of 2022 Celebrates Baccalaureate Mass

May 26, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Academics, News, Parents, Student Life

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Class of 2022 and their families gathered with the Faculty and Staff in the Basilica of the Assumption to celebrate their Baccalaureate Mass. This is a special setting because, as is the custom, the graduates walk past the tomb of Archbishop Michael J. Curley in the crypt as they process into the Basilica. Fr. Donald Grzymski OFM Conv. ’70, President of Curley, was the main celebrant and homilist. The Curley Choir led the music. The following awards were presented after communion. Fr. Julian Athlete of the Year – Enrique B. Schissler Archbishop Keough (3rd…

2022 Curley Student Art Show

2022 Curley Student Art Show

May 5, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Fine Arts, News, Student Life

For the week of April 30 – May 7, the art students of Curley had their work on exhibit in the auditorium lobby. The works included paintings, photos, silhouettes, pen/pencil sketches and many other pieces.  Congratulations to the students and to their art teacher, Mr. Mark Halcott ’97. To see photos of the exhibit, click 2022 Student Art Show  

Spring Concert of the Choral Ensembles

Spring Concert of the Choral Ensembles

May 2, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Fine Arts, Parents, Student Life

  An enthusiastic group enjoyed the concert of the Curley Choirs on April 30th.  The full 106-voice Curley Choir presented two sets totaling 13 songs ranging from the spiritual “This Train” to the Irish favorite “Danny Boy” and the 50’s classic “Da Doo Ron Ron.”  The Schola sang three pieces including “Tom, Dick and Harry” by a friend of the choir, the late Sir Philip Ledger.  The Handbell Choir performed two pieces, both directed by senior student conductors, Aiden Brown and Hans Vanderhorst.  A combined choir of students and alumni, the Luminare Choir presented pieces from Monteverdi, Locke and Handel,…

CORNERSTONE DAY – APRIL 26, 2022 – 60 YEARS

CORNERSTONE DAY – APRIL 26, 2022 – 60 YEARS

April 25, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Alumni, Giving, Parents, Student Life

The Curley Family celebrates the ceremonial laying and blessing of the cornerstone on April 17, 1962 by Archbishop Lawrence Shehan. Today is an opportunity to share a little of Curley’s history and to recognize some of those who are “cornerstones” of the school. The day consists of a special Mass at 9:30 AM to pray for the faculty, staff and students, alumni and former faculty, and the parents of current students and alumni.  Certain groups and individuals are honored according to the following categories:  Mission Support, Scholarship Donors, Dedicated Volunteers, Unsung Alumnus, Long Serving Faculty/Staff. The Sheridan Foundation, represented by…

Distinctive Scholars – Class of 2022

Distinctive Scholars – Class of 2022

April 8, 2022| Posted By: Joe Gaeta| Posted in Academics, News, Parents, Student Life

The initiation of the Distinctive Scholars had, as its premise, the affirmation and celebration of the academic talents of students in our Catholic secondary schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Distinctive Scholars Convocation provides the opportunity to gather our top academic students, as one body, to receive their rightful recognition of the academic achievements that they have accomplished over the four years of their high school careers. This annual academic convocation applauds and affirms what is accomplished at each individual Catholic school and demonstrates the unity and common mission of the pursuit of academic excellence within the Archdiocese…

Living Stations of the Cross

Living Stations of the Cross

April 7, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Parents, Student Life

The atmosphere of the Suehle Auditorium was  reverently quiet as members of the senior class brought to life an ancient Christian tradition, the Stations of the Cross.  Walking the final steps with Jesus is a powerful way to enter into the mystery of his death and resurrection.  The Curley Schola provided prayerful and poignant music as the stations unfolded.  Well done seniors! Participants were as follows: Jesus: Josh Smoot Soldier: Aidan Diem and Nate Babikow Simon of Cyrene: Mateo Eral Pontius Pilate: Josh Aung Narrators: Enrique Schissler and Riley McBride Stage Crew: Greg Majerowicz and Luke Lacy Lights: Charles Henry,…

Curley Choirs On The Road

Curley Choirs On The Road

April 5, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Fine Arts, Parents, Student Life

On the 4th Sunday of Lent, the Curley Choirs presented “A Service of Evening Prayer” at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Towson.  The choristers incorporated a variety a music in the service, from the 15th Century Attende Domini to a contemporary arrangement of Amazing Grace. Included were the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Sir Philip Ledger and several pieces by the Curley Choir’s Director, Mr. Michael Gaffney.  This prayerful presentation was part of the IHM Concert Series.

Curley Bands Bring Home Silver and Gold

Curley Bands Bring Home Silver and Gold

April 4, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Fine Arts, Parents, Student Life

Four Curley Bands participated in the Orlando Heritage Music Festival at Universal Studios this weekend and came up with top honors.  The Beginning Percussion Ensemble played two selections and was awarded the highest possible score of “Gold”.  The Advanced Percussion Ensemble played two selections and was also awarded Gold, and 1st place among competing bands.  Curley’s Symphonic Band performed 3 pieces and was rewarded with a Silver score and 3rd place ranking.  The Jazz Ensemble performed last of the Curley Bands and finished strong with Gold and 1st place.  All of the bands were given very positive feedback from the…

Donations to Ukraine

Donations to Ukraine

April 4, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Parents, Student Life

HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), a club geared towards students interested in science careers, organized a donation drive to support those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.  The Curley community donated over 30 boxes of food and personal care items.  The St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church picked up the items and will be shipped on a cargo plane via Reagan National Airport where the items will arrive in the Ukraine area by early next week. Special thanks to the students who helped us with all of the moving parts of this service project.  They include Brett Townsley, Moses Okowa,…

“A Salute To Sondheim”

“A Salute To Sondheim”

March 14, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Fine Arts, Parents, Student Life

This year the spring musical was “A Salute to Sondheim”.  Stephen Sondheim, one of Broadway’s greatest composers and lyricists, passed away on November 26, 2021 at the age of 91. Our show was a musical revue highlighting the many works of Mr. Sondheim over the last 60 years. Click HERE to see the Sondheim Cast List Production Dates: Friday, March 18th at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 PM Sunday, March 20th at 2:00 PM  

Career Day

Career Day

March 11, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Alumni, News, Parents, Student Life

The Flex Schedule for March 11th was turned upside-down to accommodate Career Day, sponsored by the Curley Alumni Association.  Twenty-nine alumni and two non-alumni offered their time to speak to Curley students about their careers and career journeys. Delivering the keynote address to the entire student body in the Suehle Auditorium was Rob Commodari ’85 who spoke about listening to the voice inside to help determine what career path to choose.  After the keynote, the students went to the first of two breakout sessions which they chose, to hear and engage the profession and speaker there. The speakers and…

ALL THAT CURLEY JAZZ

ALL THAT CURLEY JAZZ

March 7, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Fine Arts, Student Life

Curley’s Instrumental Music Department presented “All That Curley Jazz” on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in the hall of St. Joseph’s Church in Fullerton. The bands were directed by Mr. Christopher Campbell; the program for the evening was produced by Mr. David Makowiecki ’93. Bill’s Seafood presented a hot buffett.  The guest band for the evening was “Ricky Wise and Friends.” The first Curley band to play was the Jazz Lab Ensemble.  This group is for students just starting in music and/or jazz. Upperclassmen and alums filled in as needed. Trumpets:  Tyler Brown, Noah Greenbeck, Jack Franca. Trombones:  Will Smith, Lucas…

2 Curley Basketball Teams Play for Championship

2 Curley Basketball Teams Play for Championship

February 24, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Athletics, Student Life

    FRESH-SOPH TEAM Curley’s FS team defeated Park 70-37 on Wednesday to move on to the championship game of the JV C Conference of the MIAA. Curley will host Concordia Prep on Friday at 3:45 PM at Curley JV TEAM On Wednesday, the JV Friars defeated Severn 75-36 to move to the championship game of the JV B Conference of the MIAA. Curley will host St. Mary’s on Friday at 5:15 PM at Curley.   THE GAMES ON FRIDAY WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED: FS vs Concordia Prep – https://youtu.be/zFBRP3oCb_o JV vs St. Mary’s – https://youtu.be/iVQxRZQNA7A   VARSITY TEAM…

Curley Basketball

Curley Basketball

February 22, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Alumni, Athletics, Student Life

  This is Playoff Week for Curley Basketball. On Monday, February 21st, the Fresh-Soph Team defeated Sts. Peter and Paul 71-36.  As the second part of a double-header, the Varsity Friars took care of business against Friends School 80-42.  Congratulations to these teams.  But the road has only begun! Wednesday will see all three Curley teams in action: -JV Basketball vs Severn 4pm at Curley -FS Basketball vs Park 5:30pm at Curley -Varsity @ St. Paul’s 5:45pm. GO FRIARS!!!

Curley Celebrates Black History Month

Curley Celebrates Black History Month

February 16, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Student Life

The Black Student Union of Curley sponsored an assembly to the students to celebrate Black History Month.  Guided by co-moderators of the Black Student Union, Ms. Sheneika Grayson, English Instructor at Curley and Mr. Charles Jackson ’02, the students opened the assembly with a prayer. A small group of students (Dezmin Lewis, Jesse Windham III, Chris Pond, Kevin Riley, Malachi Peterson, Luiz Funez and Aidan Williams) sang with Ms. Grayson “You Have Won The Victory,” accompanied by Mr. Ryan and the Praise Band. Another group (Zion Pates, Joseph Curry, Skylar Harvey, Zion Stokes) recited the lyrics to “Lift Every Voice…

Curley’s Nurse Recognized on Nurse’s Day

Curley’s Nurse Recognized on Nurse’s Day

February 14, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in News, Parents, Student Life

The Archdiocese of Baltimore recognized all the school nurses today and commended them for their dedication during these Covid times. Curley’s nurse is Mrs. Krista Hanlin, BSN,  who plays a critical role in Curley’s Covid plan to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thank you, Nurse Hanlin!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2022| Posted By: Greg Malanowski| Posted in Alumni, Student Life

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, and as part of our Flex Day schedule, students gathered in the Suehle Auditorium for community prayer and a discussion on marriage as a vocation.  The guest speakers today were Mr. and Mrs. Stephen ’93 and Michelle Streckfus who shared some of their story and their experiences as a married couple.  They are a Curley – Catholic High couple who met during a Blackfriars’ Theatre production.