Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Announcements

Long-term sub needed for science classes

Pius X is in need of a long-term (12 weeks) substitute teacher for Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry. Interested? Apply here – https://www.piusx.net/employment-pius-x-high-school/

Boys and Girls State

Applications from Boys and Girls State are available in the Counseling Center. This is for current year Juniors. Sessions are June 13-19th. Completed applications are due in the Counseling Center by January 29th.

Three new classes added starting in Fall 2021 semester

Pius X will add three new classes for the 2021-2022 school year: Classic Literature II, Robotics, and Advanced Woods (Furniture and Cabinetmaking). Interested students can contact their guidance counselor when signing up for classes later this quarter.

Local webinars available on teen-centered topics

Region V Systems is offering four one-hour webinars on various topics concerning youth. All webinars are free and begin at 6:30pm. Register below to attend. Jan. 21 – ‘Social Media & Internet Safety Trends’ with Deputy David Gomez Feb. 18 – ‘Youth Alcohol Trends and Marketing Tactics’ with Jermaine Galloway March 18 – ‘Marijuana Trends, Concentrates, Dabs’ with Jermaine Galloway April 15 – ‘Supporting our Kids in a Time of Stress’ with Nigel Wrangham

Junior Interview Sign-up

Junior Interviews – January 8 – January 22, 2021 During regular school hours enter through door #4. After 4pm, enter through door #6—closest to west parking lot. You may begin scheduling Junior/Parent/Counselor Interviews – Monday, January 4th at 6pm – https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11600257 Parents/students who have previously registered with Pickatime for conferences, may login for Junior Interviews with the same email address and password. This is NOT your PowerSchool password! It is a password you previously chose specifically for Pickatime. Select the Pickatime hyperlink above to be directed to the Pickatime website, sign in and choose a Junior Interview slot. See Scheduling directions below. Parents/students who have NOT used Pickatime to schedule conferences will need to register before scheduling a junior interview. Select the Pickatime hyperlink above and enter your email address and create a password, this is NOT your PowerSchool password. “Login/Create Account”. Fill in the required fields and register. Proceed

Watching Pius X athletics online (live and on-demand)

Winter sports are under way and many of our competitions will be livestreamed somewhere. We’ll keep tabs on our new streaming page – https://www.piusx.net/athletics/watch/. You can see the upcoming schedule, but also the games past should still be available at the same link (you might have to scroll a bit to find the exact game you want). Our plan is to livestream all Pius X basketball home games (all levels) on our YouTube channel.

Winter sports attendance plan at Pius X

Pius X High School has announced an attendance plan that allows limited spectators to safely attend, and cheer on, the Thunderbolt athletes and performers.  With guidance from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, the school has determined the following limits for attendance(as DHM allows, adjustments could be made): Attendance based on current health conditions and subject to changes.  0-2 immediate family members of participants. Basketball, Wrestling Dual, Bowling Dual – (2)  Swimming –  Pius does not have a pool or host home events, so will follow the home site rules. Home and visitor spectators will be limited to 2 immediate family members of participants.  These immediate family members must live with the participant.  Lists will be provided by Pius X and visiting schools and spectators will check in. Socially distanced space is identified for spectators in Flavin Gym.  Spectators should sit with their family member who attends the event with them.

Junior Parent Meeting

Junior Parent Meeting (video) Junior Parents this video can be watched when it works for you. There will not be a planned meeting at 7pm. The video will take about 45 minutes to view and cover how to prepare your student for college.

Winter “Pius Got Talent” Talent Show

Winter “Pius Got Talent” Talent Show, Tues, Jan 19, 6pm – Pius LPAC – Auditions: Open to all Pius Students, during school day Wed, Jan 6 – sign up outside music room (1221) last week in December. – Results: Posted by Wed, Jan 13 – outside music room (1221) – Event: Tues, Jan 19, 6pm – Pius LPAC – Please bring all necessary instruments, tracks, etc. to your audition. If accompanist is needed, contact & work with Mrs. Downey (Kirsten.Downey@piusx.net) with sheet music no later than Dec 11. – Tickets: $10 for Adults, $5 for Students (children 5 and under are free) – sold only at the door starting at 5pm – Questions: contact Mrs. Sorensen (Shani.Sorensen@piusx.net) or Todd Krier (Todd.Krier@piusx.net)

Announcement Slips

Students, When you are given a pass to see someone in the Front Office or Counseling Center, please take care of this request as soon as possible. You are given this pass for an important reason and may be missing out on some important information.

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 remaining 2020-2021 dates are 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