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Food & Nutrition students serve up tacos

Amy Shonka's Food & Nutrition classes prepared Quinoa Black Bean Tacos. In 45 minutes, they prepared it, served it, ate it, and cleaned up all the dishes! Taste test results: "It's good."    read more

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Peer review key part of Writing Resource Center

The Writing Resource Center is an amazing peer-to-peer writing review opportunity where students review and offer feedback on other students' writings. It's organized by teacher Jennifer Sander.     read more

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Psych students identify their learning styles

Students in Psychology took the VARK assessment to identify their learning styles. Learning styles are intended to identify how people learn best. Students played with childhood toys intended to enhance their memory, kinesthetic skills, and . . . read more

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Unlock the box with teamwork, creativity

Students in Amy Shonka's Food & Nutrition classes were asked to think critically and work as a team to uncover nutrition-related clues.   read more

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Pius X wins annual 'Food Fight' challenge

Pius X High School collected the most food in the Food Fight Challenge organized by the Food Bank of Lincoln. The Pius X Student Council - sponsored by teachers Susan Kelly and Brianna Golka - collected 19,721 pounds of food from . . . read more

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Cheerleaders take flight with permission to stunt

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Anthony Krick. The Pius X cheer squad can stunt for the first time in four years. After a mis-fortunate accident in 1996 leaving a . . . read more

Pro-life club promotes life

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Amelia Chloe Barrett. Out of all the deaths in America up to date, 25.97 percent are caused by murder. Abortion makes up 25.28 percent of the deaths. . . . read more

Senior Snippets

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Adaline Rockenbach, Candy Hernandez and Rochelle Bose. Trevin Alberts, a guy who’s positive, fun, and independent. Before Pius, . . . read more

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TEC #102 brings Nebraska Catholic students together to grow in faith, friendship

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Anthony Krick. "Amen, amen, I say to you. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat. But if it . . . read more

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On a journey to write 50,000 words this month

Students, from left to right): Lee Wright, Helena Rosno , Rebecca Ringer, Annie Timmerman, Rebekah Sweeney, Mary Baumgartner.   This month, a group of Pius X High School . . . read more

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Student-Athlete Recognition Ceremony

Pius X High School honored the Class of 2018 student-athletes that have chosen to participate in collegiate athletics at a special ceremony on Wednesday. Read below to learn more about the student-athlete's future and their past honors. . . . read more

Academic Decathlon Results

Pius Academic Decathlon Coaching Staff Ann Kotopka-Head coach / Art, Language & Literature / 1987 Pius graduate Alec Hain-Administrative head and assistant coach / Social Science, Economics / 2011 Pius graduate Jean . . . read more

Speech Team Results / Schedule

Team Roster Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Arndt, Kaylee Avila, Sara Benal, Erin Condon, Maddie Dodson, Parker Earhart, Stephanie Horner, Abby . . . read more

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St. Nick is coming to Pius X

Alumni and friends of Pius X are invited and welcome to join us in celebration of the Feast Day of St. Nick on Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Pius X High School for caroling, coloring and cookies with St. Nick! Would you like your . . . read more

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An advanced look at mechanical design

Students in Don McKee's Advanced Mechanical Design classes completed several designing-and-building steps to create these machines. In this video, they must test a variable to see how they can improve their designs. . . . read more

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Club for designing, building VEX robots preparing for first competition

Pius X Robotics are officially underway and preparing for their first competition in VEX Robotics this December. Brian Swanigan is the team sponsor and coach. "Here we are able to actually have hands-on learning and really . . . read more

Trafficking investigation, presentation shines light on social issue

An investigation into a dark and often hidden social issue led to a presentation at Pius X High School on the same topic: sex trafficking.     Mike Tobia s, a journalist for NET and . . . read more

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Culture and art overlap for Spanish 4 students

  Papel picado is the art of paper cutting into intricate designs. The Spanish 4 students divided in groups of three and traced their chosen design on their paper. In class, the students used X-acto knives - borrowed . . . read more

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Students win local JA business plan pitch competition

Pius X students won a local entrepreneurship event hosted by Junior Achievement of Lincoln. Collin Bailey, Jesse Adame and Parker Dodson had a business plan for a dog watching/sitting/daycare service at your home.  Their . . . read more

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Pius X football community featured by USA Football

A new promotional website featuring the football program at Pius X High School is live on the USA Football website . The website features videos and photos taken during Homecoming week, leading up to, during and after the . . . read more

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Literature Circle: Share a book, a snack and thoughts

Choose a book, meet weekly with classmates, share thoughts. It's Literature Circle day in English I class with teacher Jennifer Sander. Below are the novels students could possibly read. Novel Choices Expectations . . . read more

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Fall Play Preview with Abigail Horner

Abigail Horner, senior, plays a lead character – Maggie Cutler – in the Pius X Fall Play, "The Man Who Came to Dinner." She previously attended St. Peter's Catholic School.   On how she . . . read more

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Jarecke reflects on journalism conference and its future

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Amelia Jarecke. “Now more than ever, we need young journalists.”   Washington Post editor Marty Baron said these words to . . . read more

Advice from Pius X alumni in college

How do you feel Pius X classes and teachers prepared you for your college work? Hannah Zuercher, '15 Lewis University (Romeoville, Ill.) - junior, Biology major (pre-medicine) "I came into my freshman year of college . . . read more

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This team goes in depth on academic topics and friendships

Few if any classes have this kind of competitive tilt to them.    From the summer topic reveal and resource guides, to the everyday fifth-period class overseen by Ann Kotopka , . . . read more

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Spanish teacher Bonkiewicz finds peace and joy in Consecreated Lay branch

This is a story of Karen Bonkiewicz , Pius X High School Spanish teacher, trying to clarify her calling.      In third grade, a tug in her heart toward Jesus Christ. In high school, more of the . . . read more

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One act returns to make a scene

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Ziyal McArthur. On August 28th and 29th auditions were held for this year’s One Act play, The Gypsy Robe, and call backs for the show were held . . . read more

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Making cinnamon rolls for 1,200 guests

  Today is national cinnamon roll day (one of them at least). Here's how we make 1,200 cinnamon rolls to pair with our chili lunch. And yes, our kitchen staff is amazing!!     read more

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2018 Grandparents / Founders Day Mass Photos

Pius X High School held its annual Grandparents / Founders Day Mass on Sept. 28, celebrating 61 years since the school opened. More than 400 grandparents of Pius X students were in attendance. A reception followed. As part of the . . . read more

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Coach, player honored by local tennis group

Nolan DeWispelare , head tennis coach at Pius X High School, has been named the High School Coach of the Year for Lincoln in 2017. The honor is given by the Lincoln Tennis Association, which honored him at a recent ceremony at . . . read more

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Fall Sports Wrap-up

Eleven student-athletes were honored at a special ceremony for those who have committed to play a sport in college. Read more. The NSAA (Nebraska School Activities Association) honors a maximum of two students per activity each of . . . read more

Mapping out possible career options with professional technology

Students who like their technology skills better than their art skills received keen insight into a professional opportunity.   In years past, s ocial s tudies teacher . . . read more

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Priest Update: Where are they now?

This story originally appeared in the student newspaper Xchange, and was written by Maddie Amea. From the moment the first bell rang and students flooded the halls for the 2017-2018 school year, it was obvious a few people were . . . read more

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Gutierrez doesn't waste opportunity, earns national scholar honor

Jonathon Gutierrez wants to take full advantage of the high- quality curriculum at Pius X High School. His dad, Juan Carlos, has told him about the lack of education he himself grew up with in Guatemala.    . . . read more

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Hands-on tasks add fuel to rocket launching assignment

  Students in AP (Advanced Placement) Physics studied many different facets of launching rockets, complete with a final launching of rockets to judge consistency. First they created the paper rockets, then practiced . . . read more

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On the move with graphs, sonars and students

  Describing an object's speed and location with words is open to interpretation. Using real data with graphs is faster and more precise.   Students in Accelerated Physics at Pius X High School . . . read more

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Catholic colleges near and far draw interest from students

When Kloee Sander gets asked, "What do you want to do after high school?", she's optimistically honest: "I want to change the world."   And how does Sander, a junior, want to do . . . read more

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Prayers pour down on Pro Life Day

Steady rain drops and occasional thunder were no match for the strong chorus of prayers on Pro Life Day at Pius X High School. About 100 students from three Catholic high schools came together to pray on Pro Life Day outside of . . . read more

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McPhillips hopes to help students add perspectives through her art classes

This is National Arts in Education Week. To celebrate we are highlighting parts of the art program at Pius X High School.     Molly McPhillips is an art teacher at Pius X High School teaching art . . . read more

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Victor first at Pius X to win Scholastic art honor

  This is National Arts in Education Week. To celebrate we are highlighting parts of the art program at Pius X High School.     Avry V ictor , junior , is the first . . . read more

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Being 'here' just right for students and their full-time chaplain

If students opt for a little less FaceTime (the app) and a little more face time with Fr. Joseph Bernardo, Pius X High School chaplain, it will be a sign the word is spreading: "He's here." Of course, . . . read more

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Rodaway wants students to discover connection between art and faith

This is National Arts in Education Week. To celebrate we are highlighting parts of the art program at Pius X High School.   Laurie Rodaway , a 1979 Pius X Alumnus, is an art teacher at Pius X. She . . . read more

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Homecoming 2017 Photo Galleries

Pep Rally The Game Royalty Marching Band . . . read more

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Homecoming 2017: Football

Homecoming 2017: Football read more

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Homecoming 2017: Pep Rally

Homecoming 2017: Pep Rally & Dance read more

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Homecoming 2017: Royalty

Photos from Homecoming 2017 read more

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Homecoming 2017: Tailgate

Homecoming 2017: Tailgate read more

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Students go step-by-step to honor 9/11 victims

  Remembering the spirit of each step, Pius X students in Strength & Conditioning classes participated in the Stadium Climb effort on the anniversary of 9/11. Teacher Bill Rice explained the importance . . . read more

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More Pius X students demonstrate growth in all areas of ACT

ACT scores for the Class of 2017 demonstrate continued academic excellence at Pius X Catholic High School.  The average ACT score for Pius X increased by three-tenths of a point over last year. This means the school's composite . . . read more

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Learning a new talent: the pottery wheel

Students in Laurie Rodaway's ceramics/sculptures class got their introduction to the pottery wheel. Key tips included keeping the piece centered, having the proper amount of moisture, and keeping a steady hand. This takes a great . . . read more

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Nine families, 10 boys, one school year: 'Pius Ten' marks new milestone

This year, the ‘Pius Ten’ started high school at Pius X High School.    They are all boys, all born into families of school staff members in the 200 2- 03 school year . Eight of . . . read more

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Now 10 years after being principal, Seib still sees benefits

In order to become a better teacher, Tom Seib had to be principal first. In fact, when asked if he's a better teacher now than he was before he was principal, he quickly and firmly responds, "Absolutely." He may . . . read more

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Making the rockets just the launching pad for physics project

Creating a paper rocket is just the initial launch of this assignment.   These rockets form the basis for follow-up analysis by students after their launch. These students are in Advanced . . . read more

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Additional 13 new classrooms set for school

  Lincoln Pius X High School is preparing to add 13 new classrooms thanks to strong community support. The school and its foundation recently received $5.5 million in donations that will enable construction of the new . . . read more

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Fear not the theater auditions; these seniors are here to help

On a random day during the first weeks of school, a freshman looked at the audition sign-up sheet . An upperclassman approached. She said, “You should definitely apply to audition. What’s your name?” . . . read more

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Teacher inspired by wife’s memory to run NYC Marathon for charity

That Karen Murphy sure was a convincing woman.   For years she convinced students to pursue their passion in music.   She convinced her husband, Mike, a fellow music teacher, that he could run . . . read more

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Student-artists capture the contours of the courtyard

A pencil, some practice and a beautiful courtyard allowed students to expand their art talents.   Students in Drawing class at Lincoln Pius X High School practiced contour drawings, focusing on realism: . . . read more

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First Day of School 2017-18

We celebrated our first day of the school year by welcoming 1,200+ students, meeting teachers, catching up with old friends, and with an all-school mass. Here are two videos from the day:     read more

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'Totality' Awesome Eclipse 2017

  Watch this unique time-lapse video of the solar eclipse as it reaches ‘totality’ stage over the front doors of our school.   read more

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Friends of Pius 2017 Photos

Friends of Pius 2017 Photos read more

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Hall of Fame 2017 Photo Gallery

Hall of Fame 2017 Photo Gallery read more

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Reunion Bash 2017 Photos

Reunion Bash 2017 Photos read more

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ThunderBOLT Fun Run 2017 Photos

Thunderbolt 2017 Fun Run read more

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