Announcements

StuCo hosting fundraiser at local yogurt store

Pius X Student Council is hosting a fundraiser at Yogurtini (48th and O streets) from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22. StuCo will receive 15% of earned sales, which in turn will be part of the Food Drive collection for Catholic Social Services.

Phantom of the Opera Release Forms

If you signed up to go see the Phantom of the Opera on Friday, October 25 and DO NOT have a signout sheet come to the office before Monday afternoon to get one.

Boys Soccer Meeting

Boys Soccer Meeting Interested in playing on the boys soccer team this Spring? On Tuesday, October 22nd at noon after the early dismissal, there is a meeting for any student interested in participating in soccer this Spring. This is for all players including those who played on the team last year. This meeting will be at Pius X High School in room 1104.

Pius X names Corey Gray as new head coach of Swimming & Diving

Corey Gray is the new Swimming & Diving Coach at Pius X High School. Tim Aylward, Pius X Athletic Director, announced the hiring after a team meeting on Thursday. “I’m excited to have Corey take the head swimming coaching position, and he is a good fit to keep the program running at a high level,” Aylward said. Gray now serves as the Director of Career Development and Retention at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. He is a co-founder and the Head Coach for the Seward Swim Club. As the programs only head coach, the team has grown to serving more than 90 youth swimmers in the Seward community annually. The team has seen incredible success in the pool. They have captured league championships for five

The Career Academy Information Sessions

Applications are open for any current sophomores and juniors who are interested in attending The Career Academy, located off of 88th and O Street. Find out about all of the different career pathways which are available during the information sessions that will be held at The Career Academy on Thursday, October 10, Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. For the application and for more information, go to www.lps.org and click on schools-focus/special-prospective students.

Asian Student Leadership Conference

Will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 8:30am to 4pm. It is a one day conference for high school students to learn about developing their interpersonal skills, connecting with other students from other schools and meeting leaders from the Asian community in Lincoln. Registration is FREE and opens October 4th. Questions? https://tinyurl.com/ASLCContactUs

Special concert to support 2020 mission trip to Rwanda

Tony Melendez is performing a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11401 Van Dorn Street east of Lincoln. All proceeds will go to support a mission trip of Pius X students and staff in the Spring of 2020 to Rwanda. Principal Tom Korta and Chaplain Fr. Bernardo are leading a pilgrimage and mission trip for Pius X students to the village of Kibeho in Rwanda.  During the 2-week trip in May, 2020, attendees have the opportunity to serve the children of Kibeho and visit the shrine to Our Lady of Kibeho.  Singer Tony Melendez will be joining the group on the trip.

FALL Retreat Registration Opens Soon!

FALL Retreat registration opens Wednesday, October 16th! All students are welcome to attend a weekend of fun, faith, and community. The FALL Retreat will be November 23-24th at Camp Kitaki. If you have any questions please contact Claire Maly, Claire.Maly@piusx.net

UNL Honors Program – November 2

The UNL Honors Program is for seniors with high GPA’s and high test scores. If you are interested in applying for the UNL Honors Program, the Fall deadline is November 2nd. Applications received after November 2nd will be reviewed on a space-available basis until February 15th. Applicants must apply to UNL prior to accessing the Honors Program application. Application to the University is available at http://admissions.unl.edu/apply/index.aspx. The Honors Program application can be accessed at MyRED once the student has received his/her I.D. by e-mail from the Admissions Office (usually within one business day).

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.

Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposia Series

This an event designed to enhance college access and leadership development. Students will discover how their dreams for a better education, future and life can be readily obtainable. Students will also be considered for the Emerging Leaders Tuition Scholarship worth $2,000 per year if they meet the requirements. Fall Latin Leadership Symposium October 30th for Seniors Fall Black Leadership Symposium November 6th for Seniors Native Leadership Symposium November 12th Asian Leadership Symposium November 19th Spring Black Leadership Symposium April 15th for 9-11 grade students Spring Latin Leadership Symposium April 22nd for 9-11 grade students Contact sarahsimon@experience.unl.edu or 402-472-6848.

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.

2020 Girls Tennis Season

Tryouts begin Monday, March 2 All athletes wishing to try out MUST have a physical dated after May 1 on file at Pius X by Feb. 24, 2020.  Let Coach DeWispelare know if you plan to try out – nolan.dewispelare@piusx.net.

Sports Physicals at Pius X

Sport Physicals will be held on Tuesday, May 21 6-8pm in the Pius X commons. All incoming students grades 9-12 for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to participate. The cost is $15. Download the form

Information about 529 College Savings plan

Earlier this year, a change at the federal government level allowed for 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 the exact same way. You may learn more about this topic on this website – https://www.nest529direct.com – or speak directly with a financial planner.