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Learning dissection techniques and eye anatomy in same lesson

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

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Students present serious, funny and quirky monologues

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

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Paper rocket launches a product of physics, calculus, and student ingenuity

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

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Dressed for a Spanish lesson success

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

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Reaching conclusions based on data students collect

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

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Rohrs earns honor, spot in published book for her poem

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

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Cardboard cameras bring learning into focus in Photography class

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

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Leah (Prinz) Bethune ’00 named assistant principal at Pius X

Leah (Prinz) Bethune ’00 is the new assistant principal at Pius X High School. She earned her Bachelors in Secondary English Education from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Doane University in Lincoln. Bethune has previously been a middle school English and Reading teacher,

Student-athletes committing to a college sports team (Spring 2020)

Each Fall and Spring, student-athletes announcing their plans to play a sport in college are honored. This spring, the vent could not be held due to in-school class being cancelled, but the students are still honored below. More athletes from this class were honored in the fall of 2019. Ben

Journalism and Yearbook staffs earn state runner-up

The Pius X journalism and yearbook students earned second place in the NSAA State Journalism competition! This is the highest Pius X has finished at the NSAA State Journalism contest since it began in the 1970s. Here are the individual medalists: Addie O’Meara – CHAMPION – Newspaper Column Writing Brenna

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Russman earns state honor for her work in area of world language

Senior Abbie Russman has earned a top honor from the Nebraska Department of Education. Russman was named a recipient of Nebraska World Language Distinguished Scholars 2020 High Honors. In the honor, a quote from Russman reads: “It opens doors in one’s work, school, community, and life and sets one up

Students reflect on the good coming from our present struggle

Students in Sr. Maria’s Theology classes has an opportunity to reflect on impact of the Covid-19 virus. Below are a few responses: Sr. Maria – We are in the midst of a crisis but we must remember that God is not the giver or cause of suffering but that He

AcaDeca Nationals Trip Canceled

At around 6 pm on Friday, March 13, Pius X’s Academic Decathlon coach Ann Kotopka sent out a text with an update about the Alaska Nationals trip. “Sad news but expected…we will not be traveling to Alaska,” Kotopka’s text read. Nationals will continue as planned, but the testing will take

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Your failure is not final, says Lenten speaker

Emily Daniel shared part of her life story during a Pius X Lenten Talk. Her story centered around seeking God’s mercy while remembering that one’s failure is not final. Photo Gallery More Audio Stories