Pius X sent four teams from Mr. Psota’s Economics class to UNL’s Innovation Campus to compete in the inaugural Junior Achievement (JA) stock market challenge. Being among 56 teams of students from all over southeast Nebraska, Pius X placed high among the competition and also had the highest finishing team for the Lincoln schools. Teams bought and traded companies for a 60 day period of time using a real life stock market floor atmosphere where students had to make transactions with floor traders and had to consider real world situations that occurred . . .
Pius X is excited to share the news that we have partnered with Propelr, a re-loadable VISA prepaid card that can be used anywhere, anytime. When you use your Propelr card at participating merchants, a percentage of the purchase amount will be donated to Pius X. Propelr works just like a debit card, but with donation percentages as high as 20%. To learn more about Propelr, watch this video! You can sign-up today to get your Propelr card and give back to Pius X. View the growing list of merchants here. Propelr . . .
Pius X teachers Tom Seib and Lauren Funk will present a Holocaust Education workshop at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention, November 19-22, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minn. Seib and Funk will be joined by former Pius X teachers, Jane Connealy and Katie Elsener, to share how Holocaust education and efforts to improve student writing abilities have been integrated into the curriculum. During “Transformative Stories from Pius X High School; How Holocaust Education Changed a School,” attendees will learn how Pius X teachers created a culture . . .
During the month of October, Spanish 4 classes studied the famous Bazar Sabado that occurs in the neighborhood of San Angel in Mexico City. Teacher Tracy Chapelle used a hands-on learning activity as part of the class by having the students create their own “bazar.” Students brought five to 10 items from home that they could “sell”. The class was divided in half. Using the money they received from their teacher, half the class was the vendors and half the class was the sellers. Halfway through class, the students switched roles. They were only . . .
The Pius X Softball Team sponsored their annual Strike Out Breast Cancer event at their home game against Ralston on Tuesday, October 6. Each year, Coach Don Rempe and the team invite a special guest to throw the first pitch while the players wear pink jerseys with the crowd wearing pink as well. Dollars raised during the evening are donated to breast cancer research. This year’s guests were the grandmothers of Morgan Shipley, Rita Shipley and Bunny Vanis. Both are breast cancer survivors. The proceeds from the event were donated to the Saint Elizabeth Breast . . .
Scott Allder, David Liescheski, and Nina Bui swept top honors at the annual Chemistry Day. The three Pius X seniors participated in the event held Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) and each claimed one of the five $1,500 scholarship prizes. “I have been fortunate to have all three students in my classes as well as in STEM club, and I’m continually impressed by them,” Pius X Advanced Chemistry Teacher Mikala Bradley says. “They are very bright students who all share an excitement and passion for science.” . . .
“Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul II during the homily at the Mass when he was installed as pope in 1978. Born in Wadowice, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla had lost his mother, father and older brother before his 21st birthday. Karol’s promising academic career at Krakow’s Jagiellonian University was cut short by the outbreak of World War II. While working in a quarry and a chemical factory, he enrolled in an “underground” seminary in Kraków. Ordained in 1946, he was immediately sent to Rome where he earned a doctorate in . . .
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For the first time, Pius X is participating in the global philanthropy effort known has Giving Tuesday . On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 , charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. You can take part in Giving Tuesday and support Pius X by donating, safely and securely, online or by texting . . . read more
Join the Pius X Booster Club at Five Guys Burgers (Pine Lake or Downtown locations) on Dec. 2nd from 4-8 p.m. Tell the cashier that you are supporting Pius X and Five Guys will donate 10% of your purchase to the Booster Club. Help us spread the word - ask your family, neighbors and friends to come out for a great burger and support . . . read more