News from Pius X High School
The Intro to Culinary Arts class held its own ‘Water Works’ plating competition. Students were assigned to plate and photograph a non-alcoholic beverage, attempting to make it as creative and appealing as possible. Judging criteria included: 1. Elements/Principles of Design (balance, color, shape/proportions, texture, and focal point); 2. Does the
Pius X held a Pro Life Assembly on Tuesday with two speakers. First was Yvonne Howington, mother of Claire Maly, our campus minister. You can hear her speech in this podcast. Students also heard Katherine Burrow from the Abortion Dialogue Academy.
Students in Psychology class taught by Susan Kelly participated in a brain lateralization lab involving balancing a dowel in one hand (timed) while spelling words given by a teammate. The lab illustrates how the two hemispheres of our brain perform different functions. Kelly further describes the activity (from video) It’s
Senior students Kat Tvrdy and Thomas Greisen break down some of the process and the goal of their final launch day for this STEM-based project.
We celebrated a ‘normal’ all-school Mass as part of our first day of this school year. Our theme for the year is RESTORE. Celebrant Fr. Joseph Bernardo, campus chaplain, reflected on his need to restore his body after last spring’s heart surgery, and said he knows many others at Pius
Welcome to the Class of 2025! Freshmen were on campus today for orientation, will be tomorrow for a retreat, and will be back Monday for their first day of high school. ⚡️
For her final senior project, Christine Fortenberry painted a reproduction of Pierre Auguste Renoir’s ‘In the Meadow’ onto a ceiling tile that will live in her now-former French classroom. Fortenberry asked her teacher, Laurence Mills, if she had a preference, and Mills choose this particular artwork, but hadn’t seen Fortenberry’s
English II students in Nolan DeWispelare’s class made maps of Maycomb to review the unit on the book, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Students used context clues from the book to determine where different parts of the town are located in relation to each other. Latest Stories
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