Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Announcements

SOADA Club

SOADA Club Meeting Thur., Oct. 22 @ 7:30 Room 1102 Join the fun!

LPD Explorers Post

Interested in law enforcement or the criminal justice field? Lincoln Police Department is partnering with the Boy Scouts for an Explorer post to learn about Law Enforcement. Come to the Counseling Center for a brochure if you are interested.

Bowling Team Meeting

Students interested in trying out for the Pius X Bowling Team must attend an informational meeting after school on Tuesday, October 20 at 3:30pm in Room 1108.

Discerning a Career in Health Science with Dr. Anne Harty

I am excited to visit with your students about discerning a career in health science! During this interactive session, we will meet the following objectives: I will discuss and answer questions about dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, nursing (including nurse practitioner), medicine (including physician assistant), paramedicine, and health and wellness coaching. This is a great opportunity for students and parents to find out what to look for in undergraduate programs when considering health science, what to study as an undergraduate student, what training is involved after professional school, etc. The session is on Wednesday, November 4 at from 8:30-9:30 pm Central Time. Here is the Zoom link to join the session: https://creighton.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduqurjguEtdLYeaBwa28ISYbJUrf6pgt

SCC Spring 2021 Registration is opening on October 25th!

Southeast Community College Spring registration is opening on October 25th. See https://www.southeast.edu/classschedules/ for what DC Advantage classes are being offered. A form needs to be submitted to the Counseling Center to take an outside class. See the Counseling Center if you need assistance in signing up for classes.

Pius X Wrestling Meeting

All guys interested in coming out for wrestling and any Pius X student that wants to be a Wrestling Manager, please come by the wrestling room for a quick meeting, Wednesday- October 21,2020 at 330pm. If you cannot come to the meeting, please email me. Thanks Jerry.Clinch@PiusX.net

Husker Tailgate

Husker Tailgate – Please join the Pius X Ambassadors and SOADA Club at the Husker Tailgate party! On Saturday, October 24, we will have the commons and main gym open from 10:30AM – 3:00PM. There will be games and of course, the Husker football game. Snacks are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own food, as well. Masks must be worn and you will need your Student ID to enter. Free will food donations will be accepted at the door. Join us to cheer on the Huskers with food and fun! Any questions, please contact Mrs. Psota, jessica.psota@piusx.net.

Ambassador Meeting for All Members

The first Ambassador meeting for all members, new and previous, will be on Monday, October 26 at 8:00AM in the LPAC. New commitment forms must be signed for the 2020-2021 school year. We will discuss the theme for the year and ways to reach out to the student body to create community during the Covid-19 pandemic. Hope to see you there! Any questions, please contact Mrs. Psota, jessica.psota@piusx.net

Freshman Boys Basketball Meeting

There will be an informational meeting Tuesday October 20th for any freshman boy interested in trying out for basketball. There will be two times for the meeting: before school at 7:45 and after school at 3:30. You only need to attend one. Both meetings will be in room 2229. See Coach Spicka if you have questions.

NCAA Webinar for College-Bound Student-Athletes

Did you miss the NCAA Eligibility Center webinar in October? Join the Eligibility Center for a repeat webinar on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern to learn about initial-eligibility requirements you must meet and how COVID-29 impacts those requirements. Register at: https://pub.s1.exacttarget.com/twsfoikazja

Tickets for Fall Play

The Pius Players will present ‘Mind Over Manor’ for the 2020 Fall Play. Tickets are available starting today for shows on Oct. 21, 22, 24 and 25 (two shows). Call 402-488-0931 for details and tickets. The plot … “Jasmine and Chester arrive at Summer Meadows, a large out-of-town mansion, looking for the owner. What they meet is a collection of people who are, at the very least, eccentric. When Jasmine starts to question them fiercely, the residents start to question her motives – then Jasmine goes missing…”

Mandatory Swimming Meeting

There will be a mandatory swim team meeting with Coach Gray immediately after school(3:30pm) on Thursday, October 15 in Room 1108. Any student interested in swimming for Pius this year must attend this meeting to get more info on preseason conditioning, the season specifics, ordering suits, etc. If you are unable to attend, please see Mr. Lesiak.

Passport to Adventure Club!!!

Any Passport to Adventure Club members willing to help with our info table at New Student Orientation on Sat., Oct. 17th, please see Mrs. Sievert in room 2225. We need your bright shiny faces and enthusiastic smiles! Our monthly meetings will resume when Covid recedes, so we can once again explore the wonderful world of cultural diversity here in Lincoln in safety.

The Career Academy Information Sessions

Attend an Informational Session to gather information about different career pathways, tour the facility, and experience what the Career Academy is all about.  Information sessions will be held on November 11th, 12th, 17th and 19th from 5:30 to 6:30. All sessions are held at 8800 O St and are for all pathways.

Bonjour! Hola! Ola’!

Let’s go practice your French, Spanish and Portuguese next summer as we embark on an amazing pilgrimage to France, Spain and Portugal! We will be encountering some of the holiest pilgrimage sites of our Catholic faith. We start in Paris with visits to Notre Dame and the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure. We travel across France stopping at the Cathedral of Chartres, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux before arriving in Lourdes. We will follow the “Way of St. James” in Santiago de Compostela in Spain and then travel to Lisbon, Portugal with a finale at Fatima. All Pius students and families are welcomed. Email Mrs. Sievert for details. Shiela.sievert@piusx.net

Let’s take the Pius Thunder Down Under!

You asked for it, we’re doing it….Australia/New Zealand 2022! Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure where we will experience everything this exotic land has to offer including: Glow Worm Caves, Maori Cultural Events, Dolphin Cruise, Wild Kangaroos, Mangrove Forests, Surfer’s Paradise, Sydney Opera House, Daintree Rain Forest, Great Barrier Reef, Crocodile Cruise and SO MUCH MORE! $300 Discount until 10-31! Get in on this amazing expedition while there are still spots available. Email Mrs. Sievert for more details: shiela.sievert@piusx.net

How to find podcasts from Pius X

You can now find Pius X in podcast form, from homilies to students speakers (as they happen) and possibly more. You can listen and subscribe to the podcasts in various places: https://www.piusx.net/podcasts/ https://go.piusx.net/ApplePodcast https://go.piusx.net/GooglePodcast

Fortenberry Fall Internship

The Jeff Fortenberry for United States Congress Campaign is currently seeking students interested in learning about campaigning and effective public communications. Student interns will gain invaluable knowledge about the democratic process and work to become adept communicators through hands on experience with elected officials, candidates, and the general public. The internship opportunities for this fall are open to any student; however, they must apply and be accepted. Hours are flexible, but students must be able to commit to at least 10 hours per week. Eligible students will be provided with academic credit or service hours. Interns will be expected to assist Jeff Fortenberry for United States Congress with: • Grassroots Organizing • Social Media Outreach • Fundraising • Event Planning • Research • Coalition Outreach Activities • Voter Contacts • Office Management Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfci-tSLCIESMbGObZZYk6WEeBNehxrgcPKt0PqmqBRSVeB4Q/viewform?usp=sf_link All interested students should complete the application and send resumes to caty@supportfort.com. Thank you.

See What Bryan College Has to Offer

Virtual Fall Visit Day Oct. 9th, 3 – 4:30PM Students can register online for this free virtual event at www.bryanhealthcollege.edu/bcohs/admission/upcoming-events/

PSAT Tests for Sophomores and Juniors

The PSAT practice test booklets and registration forms have arrived in the Counseling Center. Come on in and register to take the test. Fee is $25. Deadline to sign up is Thursday October 1st.

Senior Interviews

Senior Interviews will begin on Monday September 14th and end approximately September 29th. An email will be sent to your school 365 account with your appointment date and time. A list will also be posted on the Counseling Center’s window. If you can’t make your interview time please come to the counseling center to reschedule.

Oct. 13th Hispanic-Latino Summit Registration is OPEN

Registrations are now open for the: Si Se Puede A Virtual Hispanic Latino Youth Summit Oct. 13, 2020 * 9 a.m. – Noon The three-hour summit will be hosted by Maya Saenz, a bilingual multimedia journalist with KMTV 3News Now, and will feature an inspiring one-hour keynote address from Andres Lara, The Cuban Guy. His message, How To Move Forward When You Feel Like Quitting: How To Turn The Impossible Into Possible, will empower students to embrace challenges, find their futures, and contribute to the world. This year, there is no cost or limit to the number students participating, however, you must register each student by selecting the registration link on the Nebraska Hispanic Latino Youth Summit website by Oct. 5. A special Zoom link will be sent out a week in advance of the Summit.

Sue Hill CNA Sponsorship through Tabitha

Apply through Tabitha’s applicant portal: www.tabitha.org/careers, search “sponsorship”. Students will complete a 4 hour job shadow experience at Tabitha, complete CNA course and meet state requirements for be listed on the Nurse Aide Registry. Loan package of $1,591 includes the following: $432 paid to Southeast Community College for tuition. $115 paid to students to cover costs for books and supplies. $1,044 stipend paid in 2 increments: 50% at the beginning of the course and 50% at the completion of the course. Loan forgiveness will begin upon employment and will be fully forgiven at 6 months for full time and 9 months for part time positions.

Fall sports attendance plan for Aldrich Field

Pius X High School has announced an attendance plan that allows limited spectators to safely attend, and cheer on, the Thunderbolt athletes and performers at Aldrich Field. With guidance from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, the school has determined the following limits for attendance: Each family member of a Pius X football player or other performer (such as cheer, dance or band) who will be participating on game day will be allowed to pre-purchase a set number of tickets. The number of tickets will be based on the number of participants and the seating capacity with spectators seated three feet apart. Pius X students will be given an opportunity to pre-purchase one ticket that will allow admission to a designated student section on the track, which will be marked out to provide social distancing between students during the game. Visitor attendance will be limited to 4 (four) family members of

Restore 2020-2021

Restore is a monthly event hosted by the Campus Ministry Team. It starts with a student testimony followed by Adoration, Confession, Prayer Teams, and Praise & Worship. We gather for snacks and fellowship after. Restore is from 7-8pm in the Pius X Chapel. The 2020-2021 dates are September 2nd, September 30th, November 4th, December 2nd, February 3rd, March 3rd, and May 5th. For more information email claire.maly@piusx.net

Sign up for retreats under the new retreat policy

Students and Parents, if you have not yet viewed the new retreat policy and signed up for a retreat please visit https://www.piusx.net/students/faith/retreats-for-students/. If you have any questions please email Claire.Maly@piusx.net.

Parking and Locker registration

Parking Registration A student I.D. number and birth date are required. If unknown, contact the school office. Seniors and juniors are eligible for a parking spot. Because of expanded parking, sophomores and freshmen can register for a parking spot. Students are not guaranteed a spot. It is essential to include all vehicle information and list the names of students who will be carpooling in the vehicle. After registering, print the parking receipt (the last page) and bring it with a payment of $100 to the main office on or before Wednesday, August 5. Failure to include complete and accurate vehicle information, bring the receipt, or to pay before the time stated above may disqualify one from the opportunity to receive a parking spot. Starting Saturday, August 15, at 5 p.m., log in to the parking website to view the assigned parking spot number. Students are required to park in their

Health Physicals for 2020-21

Download Physical Form The NSAA has released the following information in regards to physical exams for the 2020-21 school year: “The NSAA SMAC unanimously recommended to the NSAA board that Pre-Participation Physical Examinations (PPE) for the 2019-2020 school year be acceptable for the 2020-2021 seasons. This recommendation would be for a one-year exemption only and would not include incoming freshmen. They continue to recommend that students visit their primary care providers for the PPE.” Here are some clarifications to this ruling for Pius X students: 1. All students new to Pius must complete a sports physical from a Medical Doctor (MD). This means all freshmen, and any student transferring into Pius for the 2020-21 school year. 2. Any athlete that suffered a concussion during the previous school year must complete a new physical examination. 3. Any athlete that had a new medical issue diagnosed during the previous school year including

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

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.