Pius X held the annual fall athletics signing ceremony on November 12th to honor the Class of 2015 student-athletes that have chosen to participate in collegiate athletics. The event was held at 11:30 a.m. in the Learning and Performing Arts Center in front of students, coaches, faculty/staff, family members and news media. Congratulations to the following student athletes have signed their letter of intent: Basketball Kennedy Sander – Hastings College – Great Plains Athletic Conference, Division NAIA State Basketball Tournament Runner-Up – . . .
Pius X Junior Natasha Pierce was “shocked and excited” to learn that she has been selected for a coveted spot on one of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Honor choirs. Pierce was among more than 3,300 students in the United States who auditioned to be a part of the honor choirs, and was one of only 300 selected. Pierce has earned a spot on one of five honor choirs that will be performing at the ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, in February of next year. There, she will meet students from around the country who will be signing . . .
Four Pius X students have been selected for the Nebraska All-State Ensembles (band, chorus, jazz band and orchestra) sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association (NMEA). Each year, more than 2,000 of the best high school musicians in the state audition, and selection as a member of one of these groups is one of the highest musical honors attainable in Nebraska. Pius X students selected for the 2014 All-State Chorus: Luke Bender, sophomore, son of Tommy & Cathy Bender of Cathedral parish Derek Richard, sophomore, son of Kent & Patty Richard of St. . . .
On Thursday, November 6th, Principal Tom Korta made good on his promise to camp out on the Pius X roof in honor of the school rallying against hunger. For the second year in a row, Pius X won first place in the Southeast Nebraska Student Hunger Drive in the large school category, bringing home a gigantic fork as a trophy and earning a $1,250 prize to go toward next year's drive. Between October 8th and November 3rd, students collected 13,495 pounds of food in the effort to feed the hungry in our community. "A night on the roof after a . . .
The 2014 Pius X High School Girls and Boys Cross Country teams raced to the head of the pack by placing 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the state Class B Championship meet held on October 24 in Kearney, Neb. This is the second year in a row that the Girls Cross Country team brought home the state title, while the Boys Cross Country team earned runner-up this year after placing third at state the previous season. Both the girls and boys teams – under long-time Head Coach George O’Boyle and assistant coaches Josh Kramer, Bill Rice and Jamie . . .
Pius X Cheerleaders will be performing at the Northeast High School Cheer/Dance Expo on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30 PM. The Expo is a tradition at Northeast and a great community effort that benefits the Lincoln Food Bank. Admission is $5, but with a can of food only $4! We would like to encourage students, staff, and community to come support Pius X Cheerleaders!
Pius X High School celebrated its annual Mass for deceased alumni on Wednesday, November 5, 2014. The Mass, whose main celebrant was Fr. David Gayhart, was offered for the happy repose of the souls of all members of the Pius X family who have passed away. The names and pictures of our deceased Pius X and Cathedral High School alumni and a listing of named scholarships and endowed funds established in memory of loved ones were presented in a slide show prior to the start of Mass. Students and faculty were encouraged to submit the names of . . .
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (Feast day - November 18) Born in Grenoble, France, in 1769, Rose joined the Society of the Sacred Heart. In 1818, when she was forty-nine years old, Rose was sent to the United States. She founded a boarding school for daughters of pioneers near St. Louis and opened the first free school west of the Missouri. At the age of seventy-one, she began a school for Indians, who soon came to call her "the woman who is always praying". Her biographers have also stressed her courage in frontier conditions, her single-mindedness in pursuing her . . .
Tickets are on sale now for the holiday show Renaissance Madrigal Dinner presented by the Pius X Vocal Department. This uniquely entertaining Christmas concert and celebration will showcase our talented choirs in a festive display of music and entertainment honoring the birth of Christ. The interactive dinner theater event will feature a 3-course meal, with a Wassail Toast, trumpet fanfares, skits, and most of . . . read more
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 . . . read more