News from Pius X High School
Here are the students in the Class of 2021 that have earned Regents and/or Chancellors scholarships. Regents Scholars: Jesse Adame, Jillian Aschoff, Emma Baumfalk, Alex Becker, Kaiden Bedient, Chloe Bohaty, Keagan Callahan, Hudson Chadwick, Colby Chapelle, Cori Dolan, Tyler Dougherty, Andrew Foley, Emma Goeden, Sydney Gubbels, Monica Hanus, Allison Harper,
Students in Psychology class with Susan Kelly learned about the languages of Vietnamese and Korean thanks to Minju Lee, Merue Ryu (Korean), Dana Tran, and Arlie (Thao) Nghiem (Vietnamese). Human language acquisition separates us from other species. Language acquisition involves structures, rules and representation. The capacity to use language successfully
Pius X students in Intro to Culinary Arts with teacher Amy Shonka hosted a Food Truck Competition, complete with creating a business plan, model food truck, menu, and 40 food samples as part of the competition. Staff were invited throughout a day last week to taste test and vote with
After 28 years as high school administrator and 14 years serving Pius X High School as Superintendent/Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Father Jim Meysenburg has requested from Bishop Conley to be relieved of his duties as CAO of Pius X High School, effective June 14, 2021
Our seniors processed in with flowers today to begin our annual May Crowning Mass. Fr. Schwenka’s homily spoke about the many crowns, big and little, we may seek throughout our life. You may listen to the homily below, view our photos, or watch the video of the entire procession above.
Several students earned medals in the NSAA State Journalism contest for their work this school year. Pius X finished 6th in the Class B team sweepstakes. Medalists include: Maddie Ames – 7th – Newspaper Column Writing Elle Marroquin – 3rd – Editorial Cartooning Maddie Ames – 2nd – Headline Writing
More photos can be found at the bottom of this page. Outstanding Business Students Ashtyn Hraban Caden Kearns Andre Honz Madilyn Fitzgerald Anna Benes Emily Bousquet Excellence in Computer Science and Programming Award Jacob Hoge English Honors Outstanding Student in Social Literature Braden Kowalski Outstanding Student in Yearbook Rachel Napier
A Pius X team won this year’s Stock Market Challenge hosted by Junior Achievement.
Mr. McKee’s woodshop class is working on building night stands throughout the school year.
Calculus students are currently learning about volume, both by revolving area and using cross sections. The students were assigned to create a model of what different types of cross sections would look like in the plane. The teacher is Katie Sieck. Latest Stories
Thunderbolt student-athletes from were honored this year for having committed and signed to play a sport in college. More student-athletes in the Class of 2021 were honored at a similar ceremony last fall. Alex Becker Parents – Scott & Amy BeckerCollegiate Sport – SwimmingCollege Choice – University of Nebraska-Omaha –
Make two different paper airplanes, toss them each 30 times, mark the distance of each throw, then use the data for analysis.
The speech team competed in the Class A state speech tournament on Saturday and finished 15th in the team competition. Senior Kathleen Nguyen picked up an individual medal with a fourth-place finish in Informative Speaking. Final results: Kathleen Nguyen – Informative (4th); Program Oral Interp (11th) Trang Tran – Persuasive
Students in a few French classes went into the dark to learn about historical French people, with the dark classrooms simulating a catacomb (sort of an underground cemetery). Biography information was posted on walls around the classroom, and students used flashlights to read and take notes. This class is taught
The guest, Chloe, is the sister of Biology teacher Mikeala Petersen. She was born with a heart defect that required surgery and was born with no radius bones and no thumbs on both of her arms and hands.
The Px Libris Library Club is made up of a group of students who all share a common interest in reading. They work to keep the library updated and clean. The club meets about once a month on Tuesdays with Erin Willis, the Pius X librarian and club sponsor. If
Clare Oldenburg won this year’s state AcaDeca individual championship, making her the first Nebraskan to win the title twice in a row! The Pius X team finished as state runners-up! Oldenburg, a senior, earned a perfect score and gold in the Music category, and won gold in Art History, Science,
During a relay activity in AP Calculus with Anne Driewer, individual students represent their team at the white board and ‘compete’ against other students on other teams in their class. If help is needed, they can ask for a teammate to help. When this problem proved particularly vexing, the whole
Pius X celebrated Catholic Schools Week with dress up days, an ‘all school’ Mass (back-to-back masses to create more room for social distancing), a special visit and message from Bishop Conley, and a pep rally. Students in the Campus Ministry club also created a thank you video for parents. Below,
Art students in Laurie Rodaway’s Folk Art class in the first semester created crosses out of glass. Here are pictures of the progression of work students put in and their final creation. Latest Stories
Anatomy classes taught by Jenna Steenson are building heart models out of Play-Doh to prepare for an upcoming dissection activity.