Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Announcements

Update on the delivery of pink shirts

Pink Shirts will be handed out before the game on Friday, October 7th down at the stadium between 5:30-6:45pm. If you can’t get your shirt before the game they will also be handed out next week Wednesday through Friday in the commons over the lunch hour.

Bryan College of Health Sciences

Bryan Early College Access Program (BECAP).  It’s a program for 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in a career in healthcare and want to get some college credits done before finishing high school.  Students start with a 1 credit class, GSTU105 Introduction to Health Professions, and when they successfully complete that class they are able to take up to 12 more credit hours at a discounted rate of $200 a credit hour.  This program is also ACE scholarship eligible. Questions? Jason States jstates@bryanhealthcollege.edu or 402-326-4925.

UNL Evening Campus Visit

Almost all of colleges at UNL are hosting an evening campus visit on October 24th. We are trying to provide an after-hours option for students and parents who cannot miss school or work to come for a campus visit during the day. Thus, the visit will run from 6:00 – 7:30pm. This will be an opportunity for families to meet with their academic college of choice, connect with current students, and learn more about resources and support programs. Parking will be paid for by the University. So, this is a no cost event! College Open House Registration Links: College of Arts & Sciences – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLJeQAM College of Business – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLJoQAM College of Engineering – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLJtQAM College of Journalism & Mass Communications – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLJyQAM College of Education & Human Science – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLK8QAM College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLK3QAM College of Fine & Performing Arts – https://unl.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a128W000006eLKDQA2

Volunteer for the Fall Grounds Clean Up

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Pius grounds fall clean up on Saturday, Oct. 15. Bring your gardening gloves, rakes, leaf blower (gas), trimmers, rakes, and hoes. If your child is needing senior service, NHS, or grade school hours we have some to offer. You can stay the full time, or it’s split up into time slots. The more hands, the more we will accomplish. If slots are full, come anyways! Sign Up

Equipment needed for popular student club

Our Smash Bros club is a popular afterschool hangout for 40+ of our students. Fr. Beardslee, co-chaplain at Pius X, oversees the group, which partakes in playing Smash Bros on the Nintendo Switch, and benefits from the camaraderie and a safe place to hang out after school. But the club has far more students showing up than opportunities to play. They are looking for equipment or donations for a Nintendo Switch (new or gently used), 4 Switch Pro Controllers (new), 1 Super Smash Bros. Full Game, 1 Nintendo Dock Set (new or gently used). For donations or more information, please contact Courtney Johnson at courtney.johnson@piusx.net.

Blue Healer Visit Days

These events give students the opportunity to explore our health care programs through hands-on activities. Meet our faculty, staff and current students, take a tour of campus and learn if Bryan College of Health Sciences is the right fit for you! https://www.bryanhealthcollege.edu/bcohs/admission/upcoming-events/ Lincoln Location Friday, October 21, 2022 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, November 4, 2022 9-11:30 a.m.

The Career Academy Open House

8th-12th Graders and parents are invited on Sunday, October 23rd from 1-3PM at TCA (8800 O Street) TCA is a joint venture between LPS and Southeast Community College. Where High School Juniors and Seniors learn College & Career readiness skills. Attend TCA 2 hours per day and earn high school and college credit.

UNK Pre-Law Day

UNK will have their Pre-Law day on Tuesday October 25th from 9:00AM – 1:00PM You will meet with the UNL Pre-Law Advisor and KLOP Director.  Hear from current students. Observe in-class demonstrations.  Enjoy lunch and talk with students and faculty. Students please RSVP to Dr. Chuck Rowling at rowlingcm@unk.edu to register for the event.

Scholarship available for students taking college courses while enrolled at Pius X

This scholarship is for financially needy students who desire to take college courses during high school. The UNL Nebraska Now Program, Nebraska Wesleyan Honors Academy, Southeast Community College classes (on campus, DC Advantage and The Career Academy), and regular on-campus UNL classes may be paid for through the ACE Scholarship if a student qualifies (financial need) and applies. The application for the ACE Scholarship is at: https://ccpe.nebraska.gov/ACE and click on Financial Aid. Students should visit their counselor for more information on any of these opportunities: – The Career Academy – https://piusx.net/tca – DC Advantage (Online) – NWU Honors Academy – Nebraska Now (Online)

UNL Red Letter Days

Experience for yourself what life is like as a student at Nebraska. During your Red Letter Day, you’ll tour campus with a current Nebraska student as your guide, explore your academic interests, visit a residence hall, learn more about student involvement opportunities, discuss important admissions, scholarship and financial aid information and discover the many services that help students at Nebraska succeed. Sign up at www.unl.edu October 7th, 13th, and 20th November 11th and 18th

Be A Mav Day

This is the perfect event for high school seniors who are ready to narrow down their college search. Attend our signature Be a Mav Day event to learn all about UNO. Be a Mav Day will include presentations from Undergraduate Admissions, Student Involvement, Financial Support and Scholarships, and Academic Affairs. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with scholarship programs and take a campus tour! Dates are October 7, 14, 28 and November 18. Register at https://www.unomaha.edu/admissions/visit/recruitment-events.php

UNL On-Campus Experiences

Husker Weekdays – Daily (Except Red Letter Days) Red Letter Days – September 23 & 30| October 7, 13 & 20| November 11 & 18 Spanish Visit Day – September 24 College Success Showcases – October 11 & 19 Husker Saturdays – September 24| October 22| November 12 Pre-Health at Nebraska – October 3 Admitted Student Day – March 25 (Planned) See the UNL website for details.

Architectural Job Shadow Program Sinclair Hille

Sinclair Hille Architects is excited to offer our architectural job shadow program for the eighteenth year. This program provides high school students with an understanding of the entire architectural process by allowing them to shadow multiple architects involved in each stage of the design process. We will discuss the development of an architectural career, job opportunities within the field, how a firm is organized, how a firm markets their work, the design process, roles within a project team, and administering contract documents. The morning’s activities will also include an office tour, opportunity to view a building model in virtual reality, and a design charrette (short plan design sketch project). The program is scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the following Fridays: October 14th, 2022 February 17th, 2023 There will be an opportunity to tour the UNL College of Architecture afterward if desired, lasting approximately forty-five

Central Community College Diesel Career Day

Will be held on October 6th from 9am to 1pm. The day includes a Career Fair, guest speaker and lunch and dorm tours. Meet potential employers from across Nebraska. Register by September 28. https://cccneb.elluciancrmrecruit.com/Apply/Events/EventDetails?eventId=b5d39554-b0ed-ec11-a9a6-0ee97e886abb

2022 Veterans Essay Scholarship Contest

Three scholarships ($1,000, $750, $500) are offered to the winners on the 2022 Veterans Essay Scholarship Contest. This contest is for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. Essays must be submitted by October 8th. The Topic and Rules are available in the Counseling Center. Awards will be given at the LCRP meeting on November 15th.

Wrestling Meeting

All guys interested in going out for wrestling, please come to a short meeting Tuesday, August 30th, 3:30pm in the Wrestling Room. Also anyone who would like to be a manager should come to this meeting also. Any Girls that missed the girls wrestling meeting, please come also. Workout after meeting till 4:30pm. Questions? Contact Coach Jerry.Clinch@PiusX.net, Coach Jesse.Andres1@PiusX.net, or Coach John.Zach@PiusX.net

Opportunities for students interested in sports videos and broadcasting

Video editing: Students will create short, simple highlight clips of Pius X sports based on videos already captured. For example, a student may screengrab a play from a softball game on the school YouTube channel and make it a short video (10-15 seconds). See an example below. These videos will be shared on social media. Student should have phone/tablet with access to YouTube and Twitter. Attendance at games is not necessary/required. Broadcasting: Students will broadcast home Pius X sporting events (choose one or multiple of volleyball, basketball, soccer, and JV football, if interested). Training provided. Students will start by recording their own broadcast that is not shared publicly, then get feedback. Students are only responsible for audio (video is captured run by our HUDL camera). When the student is ready, broadcasts appear on our YouTube channel – https://piusx.net/youtube. These activities are good for those considering careers in these fields, or

High School Career Exploration Day ~ 2022

Students are invited to participate in the 26th Annual High School Career Exploration Day, hosted by the Nebraska Army National Guard and the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce. ⬥ When: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (*Registration Due by October 12, 2022) ⬥ Where: National Guard Armory 5710 Airport Road, Kearney, NE 68847 ⬥ Contact: Heather Ullman, Programs Director Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce (308) 237-3101 hullman@kearneycoc.org At the Career Exploration Day, students will have the opportunity to discover a variety of careers by participating in hands-on interactive activities and informational booths packed with different career fields. Demonstrators will explain the skills, training requirements, wage range, and satisfaction found in their careers. After exploring a number of careers, students will then be able to investigate colleges and universities that provide the training needed to be successful in their fields of interest. Local professionals will also present informational

SCC Career and Discovery Days

Career Days series gives students a hands-on experience as they learn alongside faculty, students, and industry partners. Lunch will be provided. • Careers in Construction Day, Milford Campus, September 20th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Careers in Ag Day, Beatrice Campus, September 28th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. • Automotive Career Expo (ACE), Lincoln Campus, October 11th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. • Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Day, Milford Campus, October 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Discovery Days give guests the opportunity to experience SCC first-hand. The events will provide information about SCC’s Programs of Study, how to pay for college, SCC support services, housing, activities, and more. A campus tour and lunch are provided. Beatrice Campus • October 13th, 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. • November 7th, 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lincoln Campus • September 30th, 9:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. • November 18th,

Pius X Fall Concessions

The Booster Club coordinates concession stand sales each season! The group relies on volunteers to help at each home football and volleyball games for the fall.  This year, there are select games that students can earn service hours for helping in the concession stand.  Adult volunteers can sign up for any general slot, but students may only sign up for slots dedicated for service hours. Parents and your students are welcome to signup together. Volunteer for Concessions Stand There will always be a board member present to get things opened and started up as well as close up and help and answer questions.  It’s a great way to meet new people and interact with Pius fans and students.  Each student at Pius X directly benefits from things sponsored by the Booster Club which is why families are asked to help with concessions a minimum of one slot and preferablly several

Skorts replacing skirts in uniform offerings

Pius X has added a plaid skort to its uniform offerings to replace the plaid skirt, which will no longer be sold. Students who already have an approved skirt will be allowed to wear them for the next three years. Skorts feature soft, athletic-type shorts built into the garment, and have a little wider waistband. We have try-on sizes for all of the Skorts but they do have to be ordered online through Dennis Uniform or purchased at their Omaha location.

NCAA/NAIA Eligibility

All students who want to participate in athletics after high school in any Division I, II, or NAIA college MUST register at the NCAA or NAIA Eligibility Center. Complete these online forms during the second semester of the junior year. For information, visit www.eligibilitycenter.org or www.playnaia.org. Use code 9999 for the NCAA and code 9876 for the NAIA to have your ACT scores sent to these organizations. Please be aware that the following courses are not accepted as core courses by the NCAA: College and Career Writing, Competitive Public Speaking, Algebra I Fundamentals, Geometry Fundamentals, Algebra II Fundamentals, Family Issues, Human Relations.

For student-athletes in 2022-23

Physicals for student-athletes (must be completed on or after May 1, 2022 in order to be valid for the 2022-23 school year. All athletes involved in high incident sports must complete SWAY neurocognitive testing prior to the start of the season (Football, Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer and Baseball). Testing is for all 9th and 11th graders, or athletes new to Pius. Coaches will communicate dates and times for testing of their respective teams. Contact Drew Erks, Athletic Trainer for more information drew.erks@piusx.net.

Eligibility information for hopeful NCAA/NAIA student-athletes

All students who want to participate in athletics after high school in any Division I, II, or NAIA college MUST register at the NCAA or NAIA Eligibility Center. Complete these online forms during the second semester of the junior year. For information, visit www.eligibilitycenter.org or www.playnaia.org. Use code 9999 for the NCAA and code 9876 for the NAIA to have your ACT scores sent to these organizations. Please be aware that the following courses are not accepted as core courses by the NCAA: College and Career Writing, Competitive Public Speaking, Algebra I Fundamentals, Geometry Fundamentals, Algebra II Fundamentals, Family Issues, Human Relations.

Drivers education courses

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

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