Announcements

Health Physicals for spring sports, and 2020-21 sports seasons

Each student-athlete must turn in a completed pre-participation physical prior to the start of any tryout or season. Physicals for the 2019-2020 sports seasons must be dated after May 1, 2019. Physicals for the 2020-21 sports season must be completed after May 1, 2020. The Booster Club will no longer be sponsoring/offering sports physicals in the spring. Athletes can have physicals done at the office of their primary care practitioner or there are inexpensive options at many walk-in clinics throughout Lincoln.

Girls soccer meeting

Mandatory Girls soccer meeting, Monday feb. 24. room 2223. After school. for all girls trying out for soccer this season. Coach Andersen

Track and Field Meeting

Girls – Tuesday, February 25 in the study hall room Boys – Wednesday, February 26 in the study hall roomI Both meetings IMMEDIATELY after school Attendance is Mandatory

International Travel Information Meeting – March 3

If your student or family are interested in international, educational travel opportunities, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd in room 108 at Pius at 7:00 pm.  We will be discussing our educational trips planned for 2021 which is a Marian Pilgrimage to France, Spain and Portugal and our 2022 trip to Australia and New Zealand.  If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please email Mrs. Sievert at shiela.sievert@piusx.net.

Bright Lights Camp Assistant

Flyers are available in the Guidance office to be an assistant for Bright Lights. Apply at BrightLights.org starting on March 2nd. Camps take place at Holmes Elementary. Questions contact CampAssist@BrightLights.org or 402-420-1115 ext 49.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Lincoln Parks and Recreation will be giving a Life Guard Training course on March 13th from 5:00pm to 8:30p, 14th from 8:30am to 8:30pm and the 15th from 9:00am to 7:00pm at the Lincoln High Pool. Cost is $150. You must be 15 years old by the end of the course. To enroll: email swinlessons@lincoln.ne.gov. Questions call 402-441-7960.

Bryan College of Health Sciences Spring Visit Day

Friday, April 10th is the day for prospective students to learn more about Bryan’s undergraduate programs, practice hands-on in their skills labs, and get a campus tour. Register at http://www.bryanhealthcollege.edu/bcohs/admission/upcoming-events/

Bryan Discovery Day

Bryan College of Health Sciences will be hosting Discovery Day on Tuesday, March 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Discovery Day allows students to learn by experiencing actual equipment used in a variety of healthcare professions. During their time with us, students learn hands on from practicing health care providers in multiple breakout sessions. See Mrs. Freudenberg for more details.

Bryan Health Career Camp 2020

Bryan College of Health Sciences will be holding their week long camps, June 22-25 for the Biomedical Sciences Camp or July 13-16 for the Health Career Camp. The June camp is for those interested in pre-med, pre-PT, or pre-PA. To participate, a student must be 16 or older, be interested in a health career and enjoy science classes, and be able to attend the entire week long camp. Information and applications will be available March 1st at http://www.bryanhealthcollege.edu/bcohs/admission/upcoming-events/. The application closes May 1st.

American Legion Law Cadet Program

The Nebraska American Legion Junior Law Cadet Program will be held June 22-25 for current Juniors. It will be held at the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy in Grand Island. A fillable .pdf of the application is available at http://www.nebraskalegion.net/Programs/JRLaw.html. Information is also available in the guidance office. Applications are due to the American Legion Post Commander by March 1.

American Student Dental Clinic

The American Student Dental Association will have a Simulation Clinic on April 4, 2020. 8 am to 5:30 pm. Cost is $100. Open to Juniors and Seniors in High School. See what it like to be a dental student for a day with demonstrations and hands on experience. See the Guidance Office for a form to register. Questions to gabi.hurov@unmc.edu.

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

Outdoors Club Climbing at UNL

Outdoors Club is going climbing at UNL’s Outdoor Adventures Center on Sunday, March 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Payment and permission forms are due Friday, February 21st. See Mr. Scheffler in Room 2201 for more information.

Lancaster County Tobacco & E-Cig Compliance Checks

If you are interested in participating in the Lancaster County Compliance checks, please see the Guidance Office for a brochure or use the link https://tobaccofreelancastercounty.org/compliance-checks/. It will count for senior service or NHS volunteer hours.

New date set for spring recognition ceremony

The Spring Athletic Recognition Ceremony has been moved to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 21. It will still be at 11:30 a.m. and in the Pius X LPAC. The event honors our student-athletes planning to play a sport in college.

NCAA student-athlete compliance meeting

The Pius X Athletic Department & Guidance Department is hosting the NCAA Athletic & Academic Compliance Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 in the Pius X Commons. All student-athletes and their parents that have an interest in competing in collegiate athletics at the NCAA level (Division I, Division II, Division III) should plan to attend.

College of Architecture summer workshop for high school juniors

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture offers a summer high school workshop to current high school sophomore and junior students. The Career Explorations in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture camp (cost is $585), will be held June 14-19, 2020. The cost includes meals, equipment, etc. These camps offer a unique experience to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions and what it’s like to be a college student. Those who attend are eligible for a $1,000 UNL College of Architecture Student Scholarship drawing to be held during camp. Applications are available at https://architecture.unl.edu/high-school-camp and are due Friday, April 24, 2020.

DREAMBIG Academy at UNL

University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business Administration DreamBig Academy, July 26-30, 2019, is open to current juniors. The summer academy emphasizes leadership, networking skills and success in the business world. Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, be a first generation college student, and meet federal guidelines for low income student status or qualify for free or reduced lunch, or have knowledge and experience in diverse communities. Student must be nominated by a counselor, teacher, parent, friend, etc. at https://business.unl.edu/dreambig. Applications are due March 15th.

UNL Red Letter Days for Seniors and Juniors

Red Letter Days are your opportunity to experience what life is like as a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Days begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. You will have a chance to explore your academic interests, visit a residence hall, and more! Cost is $10.00 per person. Students must fill out a Parent Excused Absence form. The dates are February 14, 17 and 24 (Pre-Health), March 6 and 20, and April 20 and 24.

Senior Scholarships due Friday, May 1st

We do not receive notices of the scholarships you receive. Scholarships will only be listed in the graduation program IF a copy of the award letter is turned into the Guidance Office by Friday, May 1st. When you are awarded a scholarship, please bring a copy of the letter to us immediately. Note: Please turn in copies of each scholarship you have been offered, even if they are from a college that you do not plan to attend.

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.

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.

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.