Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Announcements

9th grade orientation cancelled; Retreat updated to Pius X on Aug. 15

 The 9th grade orientation that was originally scheduled for August 16th has been cancelled.  We will be providing a ‘virtual’ orientation to all new students. Due to COVID-19 the diocese is postponing the Freshmen Encounter Conference for a year. As such, Pius X will be hosting our own Freshmen Retreat on the same date Saturday, August 15th from 9am-1pm held at Pius X High School. In order to follow current guidelines and requirements we will be having the class separated into 3 groups. Masks will be required and we will follow other safety precautions as advised by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department. Please enter the building following these instructions: ·        Last name beginning with A-Ha will enter at the LPAC. Drop off in the west side parking lot. Door number 6. ·        Last names beginning with Hb-Ng will enter at the Commons doors. Drop off using the front drive. Door number 1. ·        Last names beginning with Nh-Z will

Equipment check out

August 3rd @ 6-8pm: Seniors August 4th @ 6-8pm: Juniors August 5th @ 6-8pm: Sophomores August 6th @ 6-7pm: Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores who couldn’t make prior day August 10th: Freshman (during first practice @ 3:45pm) *If you are unable to make any of these times please contact Coach Kearney to make arrangements to check out equipment.Most needed equipment will be issued by Pius X High School. Players may not buy or use a helmet that is not issued by Pius X. ***Players are responsible to provide their own:1. shoes2. 5-padded girdle/compression short – or – unpadded girdle/compression short with pockets for pads (pads would be checked out from Pius)3. white practice jersey (incoming 9th graders and boys who didn’t play in 2018 season will purchase this item; details to be announced) Very important information about equipment and uniform care is included and discussed in the “Players Manual” PDF. Players will

NAM High School Girl’s Retreat

North American Martyr’s is hosting a high school girls retreat on July 26th. It will be from 6:30-9pm. There will be a guest priest from Chicago speaking on meeting Jesus in Scripture and building community. Contact Sara Benes with questions at 402-484-1338 or sarabenes1@aol.com

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.

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.

Math Placements for Incoming Freshmen

Pius usually gives a Math Placement Exam (MPE) to all incoming freshmen around Easter. However, due to students not being in school, we could not give the test this year. Therefore, all incoming freshmen who were 8th graders in the Catholic Schools remain registered for the course that was recommended by their 8th grade teacher and for which you should already be aware due to the registration process. If, however, you feel your student was incorrectly placed or if you are concerned about that placement due to either extra work your student has done during the summer or lack of progress and understanding due to quarantine learning, your student can come to Pius to take the MPE for verification at 10 a.m. on either July 23 or 24. If you have questions, feel free to contact Anne Driewer (Math/Business Department Chair) at anne.driewer@piusx.net.

Parking and Locker registration – July 23-30

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

Summer running schedule for Pius X

Members of the Pius X Cross Country team will start their Summer Run Schedule on Monday, July 6. Monday – 7:30 am/Cathedral Risen Christ. Meet in parking lot at 37th and Sheridan Tuesday – 7:30 am/Holmes Lake. Meet in picnic pavilion by the dam. Wednesday – 8 am/Pius HS. Meet in front of the L-Pac Thursday – 7:30 am/Children’s zoo. Meet in parking lot on A Street Friday – 7:30 am/MoPac East. Meet in parking lot near State Farm Entrance on 84th Street.

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 through the month of June. However, we have provided an updated list of camps for July on our Summer Camps page on our website. These dates and times are subject to change. We are planning to resume summer workouts on June 15. If you have specific questions, you can contact the specific camp directors directly as listed on each camp site and brochure.

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

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

Eleven student-athletes commit to college athletics

On National Signing Day, several Pius X students decided where they are going to continue their career beyond the halls of Pius X. Senior softball player Matti Reiling committed to Iowa West Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa to further her softball career. “One of the main reasons I committed was because they just built a brand new softball facility that looks absolutely gorgeous,” Reiling said. Reiling does have other plans beyond Iowa West Community College. “Junior colleges are built for you to develop your ability to eventually continue on to bigger school. My coach has said his main goal is to make me a great enough player to send me to play in Division I or II,” Reiling said. Senior swimmer Kara Owens committed to the University of South Dakota for swimming as she looks to continue her athletic and academic career. Owens plans to study elementary education at

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.

‘Awareness Night’ at softball game promotes health

‘Awareness Night’ at softball game promotes health Pius X Softball held an ‘Awareness Game’ on September 20, 2018 vs. Lincoln East, to remind people about the importance of the importance of regular health checkups. This is the story read at the game. Rick and Janet Schwartz are both breast cancer survivors. Janet and Rick’s story started in July of 2015 after both were diagnosed with breast cancer about a week apart. Rick’s journey started after having a spot that itched and shortly after it went away, finding a bump. Janet’s started with a red sore spot. After a mammogram and biopsy were done, Rick was told he had male breast cancer. It was then determined that he had an aggressive form of cancer and was scheduled for a mastectomy and the removal of some lymph nodes on August 12, 2015. He ended up having one more surgery to remove additional

Service a home run for softball team, CK Sisters

Service a home run for softball team, CK Sisters The Pius X softball team headed out to the School Sisters of Christ the King this morning for ‘Softball Service Saturday.’ Players and coaches helped the sisters clean up their grounds, had an outdoor Mass with Pius X chaplain Fr. Bernardo, and had a hotdog cookout afterward with the sisters. Great morning of service and fun! More Photo Galleries

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.

Thunderbolt athletes celebrated at Spring Recognition Ceremony

Thunderbolt athletes celebrated at Spring Recognition Ceremony Pius X High School honored the Class of 2018 student-athletes that have chosen to participate in collegiate athletics. A similar event was held last fall for student-athletes. Read below to learn more about the student-athlete’s future and their past honors. Trevin Alberts Parents – Tim & Angie Alberts Collegiate Sport – Shotgun Sports College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference Division – NAIA Area of Study – Undeclared Honors 4-time Trap letter winner Doane University Scholarship Trevin Alberts Molly Boatman Parents – Ken & Lisa Boatman Collegiate Sport – Cheerleading College Choice – Doane University – Crete, Nebraska Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference Division – NAIA Area of Study – Special Education with a minor in Psychology Honors 2-time The Cheerleading Worlds qualifier Senior Level 5 Team Member Doane University Academic & Athletic

Student-Athlete Recognition Ceremony

November 08, 2017 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. You can also find these photos and bios on our Facebook page. Josie Baxter Parents – Rick & Mary Baxter Collegiate Sport – Softball College Choice – Morningside College – Sioux City, Iowa Conference Affiliation – Great Plains Athletic Conference Division – NAIA Area of Study – Biology Honors 4-year Varsity Softball Letter Winner All-Class All-State 2nd Team – 2017 (LJS) Class A All-State 2nd Team – 2017 (LJS) Class A All-State Honorable Mention – 2017 (OWH) 2-year Varsity Swimming Letter Winner National Honor Society Pius X Gold Honor Roll Academic All-State Softball – 2016 Morningside College Presidential Scholarship 3.9 GPA Camden Brichacek Parents – Jim & Judy Brichacek Collegiate