Senior Independence Talken has become the second student from the Pius X High School Class of 2016 to earn the top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. The daughter of John Talken and Mary Kay Vetecka, Indy is member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Lincoln. Pius X Senior Liam Kruse earned a perfect 36 on the ACT earlier this year. Nationally, while the actual number of students who earn a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students achieve the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of . . .
The ACT Organization recently released the test results for the class of 2015, showing that Pius X High School’s average composite score rose for the third straight year to 24.3. Over the past three years, the school’s average score has increased a half point, while the state average has hovered at 21.5. Ninety-three percent of the school’s most recent graduating class took the ACT. The nationally administered achievement test is primarily taken by juniors and seniors. Many colleges use the results of the ACT for admissions decisions. The scores are also often . . .
Alex Kerr, a senior offensive lineman and linebacker for the Pius X Thunderbolts, was awarded the Matt Grosserode Memorial Scholarship during the school’s annual Fall Kickoff celebration held on August 21, 2015. The scholarship was founded in 2005 by the late John Grosserode ’78 and his wife Joann ’78 in memory of their son Matt, a 2000 graduate of Pius X High School. The $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a senior Pius X football player who is faithful to God, loving to family, and loyal to friends, just as Matt was during his life. Kerr’s teammates, . . .
Eleven students from Pius X High School gave up a day of summer of fun to complete their own version of an extreme yard make-over for a Pius X teacher. The students are part of the Pius X Landscaping Club, led by Mrs. Georgia Miller and Mrs. Sheila Melhaff. The group gathered on Thursday, July 23 to complete the one-day transformation for Spanish teacher Katie Hayes. The make-over project was featured on the local 10-11 news, and can be viewed at http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Landscape-Makeover-318346411.html . In addition to maintaining much of the . . .
From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately smiled and frowned on the work of Joseph Calasanz. A priest with university training in canon law and theology, respected for his wisdom and administrative expertise, he put aside his career because he was deeply concerned with the need for education of poor children. When he was unable to get other institutes to undertake this apostolate at Rome, he and several companions personally provided a free school for deprived children. So overwhelming was the response that there was a . . .
Invitation forms due Friday, September 4th
Important: If you would like your grandparent/grandfriend to receive an invitation to the annual Founders and Grandparents Day Mass and Reception, please sumbit the name and addresses below or return the Grandparents Day form. Forms were distributed with registration materials in the spring or may be obtained from the school office. The deadline to submit names and addresses is Friday, September 4th. In appreciation for all . . . read more
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