We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2024 BOLT Gala on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The single largest fundraising event of the year for Pius X High School, the BOLT Gala raises funds to support capital improvements to the school. Proceeds from BOLT 2024 will help pay for our new front entrance and welcome center, which is scheduled to be completed in February 2024. It will also help pay for a new state-of-the-art security system complete with high-resolution cameras, controlled door access, and automated door monitoring for enhanced security school-wide. Learn more at piusx.net/bolt.
Shelly Pick, Director of Counseling, has created a Power Point presentation, ‘The College Admission Process‘ to begin preparing junior students and parents for junior meetings which will begin in January. This is the first step in formally preparing for life beyond high school. Please be sure to check out the Power Point that also can be found on the Pius X website at www.piusx.net/counseling/post-graduation-planning/.
The next RESTORE will be Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm, and will be held in the gym. 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.
Join us on Wednesday, December 12th for Mass at 7:20am. Donuts will be served after Mass.
Places are still available for our annual trip to Washington D.C. This year’s trip is Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31. Over the course of the 4 days and 3 nights in DC, we will visit many of the major monuments, explore some museums, take trips to Gettysburg, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon (George Washington’s home), visit the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (the largest Catholic church in North America), and much more! To register please go to www.nationsclassroomtours.com and use trip code 33792412. Questions? Please contact Mr. DeWispelare at Nolan-DeWispelare@cdolinc.net.
Passport to Adventure Club- 2025 Tour of Ireland and The United Kingdom Need the perfect gift? How about the gift of a Global Education? Join us for a fabulous educational tour of Ireland and the UK June 2-15, 2025! Highlights include: Cliffs of Moher, Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Knock, Galway, Belfast, Giant’s Causeway, Dublin, Wales, Shakespeare’s England, Stonehenge, London, Newcastle, Hadrian’s Wall, Scotland and MORE! Book now before 1/1/24 to get $200 off! Perfect Christmas, birthday, graduation gift! Space is limited so enroll now! Contact email@example.com for details.
ACT – February 10th, 2024 Register by January 5th for the February 10th ACT test date. Go to actstudent.org to register. The Pius X High School code number is 281-315
The Senior Scholarship Social will be held all day Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Blessed Mother Teresa Room. The Counseling Center is hosting a Scholarship Social in the Blessed Mother Teresa Room for all seniors to help with the process of applying for scholarships and to understand where scholarships applications can be found. Come see us for scholarships and door prizes!!!
Parents, please try to help students to remember to eat breakfast every morning before school! This is so important to get that body ready for a day of learning and it helps them stay healthy! I keep seeing an increasing amount of students that don’t feel good and haven’t eaten breakfast. Students need to be fever free, vomiting and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours, without medications, before returning to school. Now is the time to get the flu shot! Check with your family doctor, the Health Department, CVS/Walgreens/Hy-vee to receive your flu shot! For more information visit www.piusx.net/health.
Watch this year’s One Act, ‘The Last Illusion’ performed by Pius Players. This production will be performed twice at Pius X, at 4 pm and 7 pm on Friday, Dec. 1. Tickets are only $5! Start at https://www.piusx.net/store/. About the show: Harry Houdini is perhaps the most well-known illusionist of the past two centuries, and the passion and beauty that are behind his fame are revealed during his final performance. Told through the memories and voices of those who knew and loved the man for the magic he brought to their lives, ‘The Last Illusion’ is a touching portrait of the man behind the magic.
Volunteers are needed at the concessions stand for the winter sports season. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4DA9AC229-44635459-pius#/. A Booster Club board member is always working the stand and will fill you in on what you need to do.
Brayden Matulka, senior, football; Tatum Heimes, junior, softball; Carter Gokie, sophomore, football; Hannah Swanson, sophomore, ; Nick Phelan, junior, tennis; Malia Woosley, freshman, cross country; Anthony Iburg, freshman, football; Kaylee Weigel, senior, volleyball.
As your student and friends are taking part in this school year, the yearbook staff is capturing the story of the year to live forever in the yearbook. Buy your student the best book of memories of this year – buy a yearbook. Extra books will not be ordered, so reserve your yearbook today! Price: $70 until Dec. 31; $85 after Dec. 31. Must purchase by April 24, 2024! Go to yearbookforever.com, select our school and pay by credit card, debit card or Paypal.
Pius X High School does not offer drivers education courses for teenagers, but we are aware of area businesses that provide this training. They include, but may not be limited to: All Metro Driving School Road Ready Southeast Community College
The new front entry design will enhance the experience of school visitors through a centralized “Welcome Center” that beautifully integrates with the school’s existing architecture, offering increased safety, an expanded front office, and a new student health center. Through this project, Pius X Family members will have a unique opportunity to be part of the Pius X legacy with customized engraved bricks that will be installed along the new front entrance walkway. Engraving your name, or the names of students, alumni, beloved family members, teachers, or friends provides an opportunity for commemorating your Pius X memories in a special way. Students, staff, and visitors for decades to come will see the names and inspiring messages custom engraved on these beautiful walkway bricks. Limited quantities of engraved bricks are available. Please see the Brick Policy for details before you submit your custom engraving message for approval. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE