News from Pius X High School
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.
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,
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
For over 30 years, Pius X has been blessed with the presence of three special faculty members. Unfortunately, their final year at Pius X was cut short due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as these Thunderbolts move on to their next chapter of life, they reminisce on their memories
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
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 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
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
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