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Rats are the topic of a unit in Psychology class, and last week were also the guests of honor. Students were able to, if they wanted to, hold a rat to see it up close. The teacher for this class is Susan Kelly. Latest Stories
Students in this Biology class were testing how enzymes influence the products of a chemical reaction.
We celebrated our All Souls Mass yesterday with the loved ones of deceased alumni, and our Pius X staff members. Listen to the homily from Fr. Bernardo, who speaks of his own loss and how it has impacted his priestly ministry. More Photo Galleries
Don McKee likes to keep his students busy with multiple projects taking place at once, and today’s Building Construction class was a perfect example. He takes time to teach the benefits of having a process to ensure items are cut, hammered, sawed and drilled correctly the first time. Latest Stories
The Honor Guard prays together, cleans the chapel and honors God each week. Watch and listen to three members talk about the impact the experience has on others and themselves.
Homemade pasta with pesto sauce was on the lesson plan and the menu for students in Intro to Culinary Arts. Teacher Amy Shonka had students using hand-crank machines to flatten and splice the pasta, before returning the next day to finish cooking and enjoying their meal. Latest Stories
How well do you balance your left brain and right brain capacities at the same time? Psychology classes taught by Susan Kelly participated in a brain lab, where the object was to use both sides of the brain simultaneously, seeing (based on handedness) how you do when balancing a dowel
Playing lacrosse in PE class helps students get physical exercise while perhaps learning a new sport.
Making budget decisions is a bit easier on paper, but students in Careers & Life Management got a glimpse of the financial decisions and choices they will have to make later in life.
An eye dissection brought an Anatomy lesson into focus for students in Jenna Steenson’s classes. Students are learning to identify the parts of a sheep’s eye, how they connect with each other, and how this eye compares to the human eye. Meanwhile, they are learning proper dissection techniques. More Photo
Previous Next Acting class performed monologues the last two days, giving students a chance to prepare and perform their own work. Topics ranged from serious to funny to quirky, with a few delivering a thoughtful message. The class is taught by Brian Carlson. More Photo Galleries
Students in the AP Physics (PACE) class designed and launched paper rockets as part of a class lesson. They considered design, weight, length, aerodynamics, and eventually the amount of air pressure needed to launch the rocket toward a target. In the designing stage, students also had the opportunity to conduct
Coffee cups are the current flavor of Molly Wallish’s ceramics class, which is constructing mugs with the slab method. Today the students were adding texture or attaching handles. More Photo Galleries
Karen Bonkiewicz, Spanish teacher, really dressed up for her lesson on clothing items last week. She wore 20+ articles of clothing at the beginning of class, and layer-by-layer – fashion faux pas or not – amidst laughter and smiles from students, taught students the names of various items. #piusproud Latest
Students in Jenna Steenson’s Biology classes are gathering data to analyze, then reach an appropriate conclusion based on the data. In one scenario, students listen to the sounds of crickets at three different temperatures to see if there is a difference in quantity. In another, a partner drops a ruler
Claire Rohrs, a junior at Pius X, has been honored for her poem, ‘My Truth’, which is now in a published book. ‘Mediums for Change Youth Expression Project’ was published by the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. What inspired this poem? Society has taught us that it
Part of the learning experience in Molly Wallish’s Photography class is learning how a camera works. This year, Wallish had students make a camera, of sorts, using cardboard, a magnifying glass, a thin piece of paper, and lots of tape. Students cut the cardboard into two different three-dimensional rectangles, one
Students in Erin Andrus’ Advanced Math classes are using a board game to learn more about predictability and probability.
The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.
Photos and the complete video from the 2020 Graduation Ceremony.
Monsignor James Dawson, former superintendent of Pius X High School and long-time supporter of Catholic education, passed away earlier this week at the age of 90.