News from Pius X High School
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.
The Building Construction class makes progress on an equipment shed for the softball team.
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Today, our first day of the second semester for our students, we celebrated the many countries around the world represented by our students and families with our Epiphany Mass. Respective students show the flags of most of the countries represented at Pius X. Latest Photo Galleries
AP Biology performed a DNA extraction from red and green substances! This lab activity helps students visualize one of the most important molecules on the planet, DNA. The activity can be done with simple materials found in most homes (students used used broccoli and strawberries). When molecules are insoluble (unable
On Friday, December 4, Jenna Steenson’s anatomy students constructed a model of muscle bodies. Students brought in materials such as straws cardboard, and toilet paper tubes to try to replicate an example of a cell containing structures such as myofibrils, which are cylinder-shaped like organelles and blood vessels surrounding the
Students in some of Jennifer Sander’s English classes created tableaus to share key parts of the books they read in literature circles. The students ‘act’ out their chosen scenes by posing with little or no motion, and can only speak one word, if they choose to speak at all. Each
Members of the Students for Life Club purchased Christmas presents for two families in the Pius X community in need of assistance during the upcoming holiday season. “We each selected a slip of paper with a gift on there that we bought ourselves,” senior Derrek Sumner said. Then, they joined
Thunderbolt student-athletes were honored this year for having committed and signed to play a sport in college.
The speech team started their season on Saturday, November 7 with the Bellevue West Invite. However, this season will look much different from years’ past. The team usually spends their Saturdays competing at various high schools around the state. This year, amidst many COVID-19 protocols, students will be attending virtual
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.