News from Pius X High School
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.
The Building Construction class makes progress on an equipment shed for the softball team.
PODCAST “His light came not to shine on us, but to shine on the path that leads to him. How much less of a pressure that is. ‘I don’t have to perform. I don’t have to look good so that someone will love me, like me, retweet me.’ … He
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