Pius X High School was recognized by The Cardinal Newman Society as it released this year’s list of schools selected as the Catholic Education Honor Roll 2014 Schools of Excellence . This distinct honor places Pius X among the top 5 percent of Catholic High Schools in the United States. Since 2004, the Honor Roll has celebrated quality Catholic education throughout the country. Honor Roll schools receiving this designation are marked by the integration of Catholic identity throughout all aspects of their programs and excellence in academics. This year, Pius was one of . . .
Four Pius X students have been selected as members of the Youth Leadership Lincoln XVIII class. Allison McElroy, Molly Meradith, Clare Morehouse, and Will Twehous will be amongst the 44 Lancaster County high school sophomores to participate in the program sponsored by Youth Leadership Lincoln (YLL) and the Larry Arth Youth in Action Center. This year’s participants were selected from Lincoln’s public high schools, Lincoln Christian, Lincoln Lutheran, Malcom, Norris, Parkview Christian, Pius X, Raymond Central, and Waverly high schools. Candidates were selected through . . .
Pius X Sophomore Lauren Niedergeses has received first place honors in a statewide pro-life essay writing contest sponsored by the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities and the Knights of Columbus. Her essay – based on the theme of children with disabilities and how that relates to valuing every human life – was selected among first place finalists in her age group submitted last year from the dioceses of Lincoln, Omaha and Grand Island. Niedergeses’ piece written her freshman year included reflections on her personal experience and close . . .
Sunday, September 14th was the 200th anniversary of Francis Scott Key writing the Star Spangled Banner. Pius X marked the event with a special presentation. On Friday morning, September 12th, a large group gathered in the Commons for the presentation of the colors by the Junior Air Force ROTC, led by Pius X senior Hayley Heath. Mr. Tom Korta, principal, gave a history of the National Anthem followed by the playing and singing of the National Anthem by the Pius X Marching Band and the Spectrum choir. The following history of our National Anthem . . .
The Booster Club financially supports Pius X student activities, facility improvements, travel and competition fees, uniforms, equipment, prom and graduation events and more. Nearly 1,500 Pius students participate in activities supported by the Booster Club and associated with NSAA competition, including vocal and instrumental music, newspaper and yearbook, cheer and dance, the one-act play, bowling, trap and all other sports. Members also volunteer at school and athletic events. Membership levels in the Booster Club include: GOLD - $500 or more (includes one year of . . .
It seems that more and more high school students in Lincoln are becoming Thunderbolts. The 2014-15 school year at Pius X begins with the highest enrollment in history, with the largest incoming freshman class raising the school’s population to 1,170 students. School colors, pride and enthusiasm were all on display at Pius’ Fall Kick-off celebration held on Aldrich Field on August 22. As the school year gets underway, Principal Tom Korta and his fellow administrators and faculty were equally pleased to announce that Pius X has seen its students’ ACT scores . . .
Senior Justin Coffey was selected to represent the State of Nebraska in the 2014 Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup golf competition held at the Topeka Country Club in Topeka, Kansas, July 28-30. An organized practice round and dinner preceded the event. The Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup is a two-day competition between Kansas and Nebraska pitting the top eight junior golfers from each state against each other in a Ryder Cup-style team format. The competition is a series of matches, each worth one point. The winner of each match receives one point for his team. If the match is tied after 18 . . .
This week the Church honors the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows. We remember her great suffering in her life, especially the Seven Sorrows: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the loss of Jesus in the temple for three days, meeting Jesus on the road to Calvary, standing at the foot of His cross, receiving His body from the cross, and laying her Son in the tomb. We have a heavenly mother who understands our suffering and longs to console us as she longed to console her Son. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!
Join Pius X alumni, parents, students and friends on Friday, September 19th for the annual Alumni and Friends of Pius X Homecoming Tailgate. Food will be served from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (football game kick-off). The party will be held just west of the school, north of the main parking lot - look for the tent. The menu will include Texas Roadhouse BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, chips, and cookies. A free will donation will be . . . read more
Our annual Founders & Grandparents Day celebration will be held on Wednesday, October 1st. A special Mass and receiption will be held to honor our school's Founders and everyone who has supported Pius X during the past 58 years with their time, talent and treasure. We also use this event to . . . read more