Announcements

Summer food distribution for children ages 1-18

Children (ages 1-18) can pick up meals at the sites below, which are operated by Lincoln Public Schools. All students of any school can participate. Federal feeding program guidelines dictate the child needs to be present to pick up the meals. Five breakfasts and 5 lunches per child will be available 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. while supplies last. LPS Nutrition Services will provide a sack lunch and breakfast for 5 days to any child at any of these locations listed below: Belmont Elementary School (3425 North 14th St.) Arnold Elementary School (5000 Mike Scholl Street) Hartley Elementary School (730 North 33rd St.) Calvert Elementary School (3709 S. 46th St.) Clinton Elementary (1520 N. 29th St.) Park Middle School (855 South 8th St.) Northeast High School (2635 North 63rd St.) Lincoln High School (2229 J Street) Huntington Elementary School (2900 N.46th) Saratoga Elementary School (2215 S. 13th St.) West Lincoln

May X-Change Newspaper Online Now!

The May issue of the X-Change student newspaper is now available online: https://www.piusx.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/May-2020-Issue.pdf. Thank you to these student journalists for their work in producing the newspaper this semester: Maddie Ames Ava Chmelka Alex Fern Meredith Gamet Lucy Koenig Sara Kreikemeier Brenna Mazour Ziyal McArthur Joslyn Oglesby Addie O’Meara Abbie Russman Stacie Thompson Andy Truong

Summer Camps at Pius X

Each summer, Pius X is able to offer many camp opportunities for activities and athletics.  Currently, our camp schedule is suspended indefinitely as we await further instruction from the city, county, and state.  We still hope to have some camp offerings this summer in person and will post updates at our Summer Camps page on our website.  We are hopeful to also have opportunities for weight lifting and workouts, and will post information on our website as those plans become clear to us.  If you have specific questions, you can contact the specific camp directors directly as listed on each camp site and brochure.

Girls soccer camp

The Girls soccer camp is now officially cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience. Coach Steve Andersen

Club World Aid T-shirt Info

Club World Aid T-shirt Information-If you ordered a “Koala T-shirt” from CWA, I am currently doing porch deliveries. I will contact you via your Pius email address the day you can expect delivery. I anticipate this taking a few weeks to accomplish. If you have questions, please email me at sandy.hartman@piusx.net. In God I have put my trust. I will not fear. Psalm 56:4

Yearbook Order Deadline May 15

The deadline for reserving a 2019-2020 yearbook has been extended to Friday, May 15. You can reserve your copy at https://yearbookforever.com/schools/lincoln_pius_x_high_school_buy_yearbook_12543/152234. Don’t miss out on the memories! Yearbooks will be available for pickup in August.

Pius x Uniform Try and Buy Day: July 1st 11am to 7 pm

Pius X Uniform Try and Buy Day is tentatively set for Wednesday, July 1st, from 11am to 7pm. New this year is one parent per student(s), please leave siblings home if possible. Returning Pius X students may also make purchases. The uniform shop accepts check or cash payments only. We have ordered inventory based on past sales. The shop and commons will be ready for you to purchase the items for your student(s) and take them home the same day. We will announce more summer dates at a later time if you can’t make this one. Please check our webpage for updates and changes. You may email any questions to uniformshop@piusx.net

Spring clean-up postponed

Tomorrow’s spring cleanup has been postponed until next Saturday, April 25. Watch for a forthcoming sign-up genius link to sign-up for a specific time slot.

Lunches available at school

Pius X High School is an approved site to distribute sack lunches to any child between 1 and 18.  Distribution will run today (Tuesday) from 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm.  Pull your vehicle in front of the Commons entrance to receive the lunch(es) and someone will deliver to your vehicle.

Date change for juniors’ trip to D.C.

Juniors signed up the May 26th Washington, D.C. trip – The trip has been rescheduled to July 27, 2020. If parents have NOT received email notification from trip sponsor, Laurie Barnes, please email her at laurie.barnes@piusx.net or call the school office at 488-0931 for her telephone number. There are cancelation deadlines you need to be aware of by April 7th if you are NOT able to reschedule for July 27th. If the July 27th –July 30th date works for you, there is nothing more you need to do.

Cheerleading tryouts indefinitely postponed

Due to the ongoing uncertainty of school closures, cheerleading tryouts are being postponed until May unless school resumes earlier. As of now we do not have an exact date but will continue to update as more information becomes available. Check the Pius cheer Instagram @px_cheer for messages and preparation ideas. 

Cheerleading information meeting cancelled

Due to the school closing the informational meeting that was scheduled for Monday March 16th for cheerleading tryouts has been cancelled. At this time tryouts will continue as scheduled beginning March 23rd in accordance with classes resuming. If you would like to tryout for cheerleading please print off the materials and bring them with you on Monday March 23rd. We will continue to update you as we get more information or if anything changes. Please feel free to contact any member of PXHS cheer coaching staff if you have any questions. Amanda Largis – a.c.largis@gmail.com Erin Andrus – erin.andrus@ piusx.net Caycee Hays – caycee.hays@piusx.net

Girls soccer practices

All girls soccer practices, Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Reserves are suspended until we return to school. Coach Andersen

Backpack Drive for Cedars

Ambassadors and Student Council are teaming up to do a a Backpack drive for Cedars. Cedars is requesting backpacks or duffel bags that are new and a neutral color (black, grey, tan, etc.) Drop off outside the front office.

2020 Girls Tennis Team

Congratulations to the members of the 2020 Thunderbolt girls tennis team! Seniors: Gigi Carr, Grace Driewer, Grace Felder, Laura Pfeifer, Julia Wordekemper. Juniors: Anna Burt, Sophie Carpenter, Clare Plachy, Abby Reese, Stacie Thompson. Sophomores: Kennedy Shreve, Sara Tucker, Aly Woita. Freshmen: Ruth Cunningham, Hailey Kobza, Domi Pace, Jacey Tran, Cece Ulrich. We will practice from 3:40-5:30 on Wednesday and then will have our parent/player meeting at 5:30 in the commons.

Girls soccer adds games

The following reserve games have been added to the schedule: March 20th, home vs. Gretna 5:45 p.m. March 24th at Elkhorn South, 6 p.m. April 23rd, home vs. Papio South at 5:45 p.m.

Summer Driver’s Education

Summer Driver’s Education class will be offered June 15-19 (7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. classroom) June 22-26 driving will be scheduled during this week. Cost is $350. If you are interested register online at allmetrodrivingschool.com

Oxbow Vet Camp

Become a Vet Camp Assistant. For Camp dates and information visit www.oxbowvetcamp.com or call 1-800-249-0366. To apply for this volunteer position, please send your qualifications, availability, and statement of interest to: academy@oxbowanimalhealth.com. Applications accepted between March 1 – May 31, 2020.

Spring Sports Button Pictures

Spring Sports Button pictures will be this Friday morning, March 6. Boys Soccer – 9:30 Boys Golf – 9:45 Girls Soccer – 10:15 Baseball – 10:30 Track – 10: 45 – 11:30 Make sure you get your order form from your coach.

Summer Nanny

Nanny for six and eight year old girls needed for summer. Must have car and be able to drive. If interested, come to the guidance office.

May 1st Tranfer Rule

NSAA May 1 Transfer Rule. Nebraska students who complete transfer requirements and/or enrollment paperwork on or before May 1 and whose names are submitted to the NSAA by May 1 as Nebraska transfer students shall be immediately eligible in the fall at the school to which they transfer. If the Nebraska student were to later change his/her mind and not transfer, that Nebraska student would be ineligible for 90 school days at the Nebraska school in which he/she attends. If such Nebraska student were to transfer to the new Nebraska school, but later decides to return to his/her former district before 90 school days have elapsed, such Nebraska student will be ineligible in the former district for 90 school days, with the ineligibility period commencing at the start of the fall semesterThe student and his/her legal parent(s) will be required to authorize and give consent to the administration of the

College Bound Athletes

NCAA Information All students aspiring to participate in Division I or II athletics must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Please register immediately, it’s important to keep track of your academic progress from grade 9. NCAA Eligibility Center

Pius X newest drop-off site for clothing donations to Catholic Social Services

Pius X and Catholic Social Services have partnered to establish a clothing donation drop-off site in the east parking lot at the school. Recycled clothes can be sold to help bring funds to help the poor, in addition to helping students attending Pius X. Every donated piece of clothing is reviewed to determine if it can sell, be given away, or recycled. Some clothes will be sold in the thrift stores in Lincoln, Hastings and Imperial. And some will be given away. The rest can be recycled and sold to a distributor that in turn breaks down the threads and re-uses the cloth. This allows all of us to clothe the naked and also, following the first words of God, to subdue the earth. As Pope Francis has pointed out in Laudato si we are called to be prudent caretakers of our resources and recycling clothing gives us an opportunity

Clubs Offered At Pius X

We now have a complete listing of the clubs that are offered at Pius. You may pickup a copy in the main office or find the listing online.

Activity Passes for Pius X hosted sporting events

Pius X fans can buy activity passes for the upcoming sports seasons. They can be purchased at the school office during the school day by stopping in or sending a check with a student. All passes are good for ten punches/games and are only valid for games hosted by Pius X. We have student passes at $35. Adult tickets at $55. Family passes $120.

Information about 529 College Savings plan

In 2018, a change at the federal government level granted states the opportunity to allow funds in 529 College Savings Plans to be used for K-12 education expenses. However, Nebraska’s state rules do not allow people to use those funds in that manner. You may learn more about this topic on this website – https://www.nest529direct.com – or speak directly with a financial planner.