Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

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Preparing for the School Year

First Day of School - August 16, 2021 - 9 a.m.

These items are required.

All student-athletes must have a completed health physical dated after May 1, 2021 in order to try-out or practice for any sport. Turn in completed forms to the school’s front office or the athletics office.

The first official day of the fall sports preseason is Monday, Aug. 9. Tryout and practice information will be posted below as they become available.

Parking

Pius X Catholic High School lincoln nebraskaThe registration time for lockers and parking spots will began on Friday, July 16. Each student who does not sign up will be assigned a locker. 

Singing up for a parking spot is ongoing (Use the link above). There are a limited amount of parking spots available and are awarded via a lottery system. This year, we will have more paved parking spots than last year thanks to a completed paving project. If space allows, some spots may be awarded to sophomores and freshmen. Students are asked to consider carpooling with siblings, friends and neighbors. Students who park on side streets near the school are responsible for following the posted street signs related to parking.

For more on parking at Pius X, see page 29 of the Student Handbook.

The Pius X Freshmen Orientation will be from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, Friday, Aug. 13, and the Lincoln Diocesan 9th Grade Retreat will be from 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. (*updated time), Saturday, Aug. 14. Register for the Diocesan retreat. All freshmen are required to attend both sessions. This is a great opportunity for freshmen to meet other students, become familiar with the school, and be given time for reflection and prayer.

Childhood Pictures for ALL SENIORS are due Friday, October 29. This is the photo that will be used in the video at the senior breakfast at the end of the year.  There is no cost to submit this photo.  We will accept digital photos and hard copy pictures of your child’s childhood picture. PLEASE be aware that scanning your own photos may result in blurred images that are not usable for the book or the video.  We would prefer that you send the hard copy to us so we can scan it to our specifications and then we will return it to your senior as soon as we are done with it.  DO NOT send screenshots from phones as they will not be usable in the video.  If sending a digital copy, send the largest file size available. 

The deadline this year is Friday, October 29.  Students whose pictures are missing may not be included in the yearbook.

Format: We prefer the electronic submission directly from your photographer in a JPEG format, but we will accept hard copies as well. Files should be sent to nolan.dewispelare@piusx.net – I will confirm receipt.  We need at least 600 KB sized files (the bigger, the better), vertical images, and please no social media/screenshot images (these will look grainy or pixelated in the yearbook).  If sending from a phone, when you choose the size of the attachment, select “Actual Size”. The images will be approximately 2” wide and 3” tall in the yearbook, but yearbook staff members will crop the photos for uniformity, so please allow for some extra room in the photo.

Dress Code:

All pictures should be a head and shoulders type of pose and include the entire head. Hands may be folded and included in the pictures if there are no symbolic gestures of any kind. No words or symbols on clothing. Pictures with facial or body piercing, tattoos, or hats are not acceptable. Indoor or outdoor backgrounds are acceptable as long as the background is free of symbols as well.

Girls:  Tops or dresses that reach the neckline with no obvious cleavage and cover the shoulders.

BoysPictures with facial hair are not acceptable.

The following are acceptable:

  • Suits or sport coats with long neckties or bowties
  • Sport shirt (polo shirts) with top button open
  • Turtlenecks, v-neck sweaters with shirts or crew neck sweaters or shirts. 

If any senior wants the Pius X Yearbook staff to take his or her photo, we would be happy to help.  Contact Mr. DeWispelare by August 30 to schedule.

Place these events on your calendar. New this year are our digital calendars. Learn more

Lockers | Parking

Pius X Catholic High School lincoln nebraskaThe registration time for lockers and parking spots will begin Friday, July 16. The last day for online sign-ups is July 23. Each student will be assigned a locker. To increase your chances of having a locker near friends, sign-up at the same time.

There are a limited amount of parking spots available and are awarded via a lottery system. This year, we will have more paved parking spots than last year thanks to a completed paving project. If space allows, some spots may be awarded to sophomores and freshmen. Students are asked to consider carpooling with siblings, friends and neighbors. Students who park on side streets near the school are responsible for following the posted street signs related to parking.

For more on parking at Pius X, see page 29 of the Student Handbook.

Student pictures, locker assignments, demerit card and schedule pickup will be Aug. 4 from  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at the school. You are strongly encouraged to come for these important tasks.

If you can’t make it during this day, you may stop by the main office anytime before school begins from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30p.m. Monday through Friday to pickup your schedule.

Here is a list of reminders for proper appearance for picture day:
– Men – Clean shaved; Hair – must be not touching their collar and to the middle of the ear; Sideburns – must be to the middle of the ear; No earrings or piercings; Nice shirt or polo is preferred; If you are wearing a t-shirt no writing can be on the shirt.
– Women – No piercings other than ears; No cleavage; Shoulders must be covered; No shirts with writing on them.
– Pictures are a head-and-shoulder shot only. Students will bring home a picture card with your order codes. You may order directly from Pegasus.

The 2020-21 yearbooks will be available for pickup during picture/schedule day on August 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pius X commons. If you did not pre-order a yearbook and want to be placed on the wait list, send $75 to Mr. DeWispelare at Pius X and extra books will be handed out in the order they were reserved.

The Pius X Freshmen Orientation will be from 12:30 to 3:30 pm, Friday, Aug. 13, and the Lincoln Diocesan 9th Grade Retreat will be from 12:30 to 5:15 p.m. (*updated time), Saturday, Aug. 14. Register for the Diocesan retreat. All freshmen are required to attend both sessions. This is a great opportunity for freshmen to meet other students, become familiar with the school, and be given time for reflection and prayer.

Pius X Form (PDF)

Over the counter medication at school (Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, Benadryl)

Permission to give Over the Counter Medication form.  We have medication at school and are always taking donations of Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, Benadryl and cough drops.  

Students that require prescription medication at school

Permission to give prescribed medication form along with the medication in a bottle from the pharmacy. We cannot accept medication in anything other than what the pharmacy gives you.

Allergy and/or Asthma

  • Allergy/Asthma Action Plan-2 pages, requires a practitioner’s  signature
  • Self-management form signed if student will carry medication with them during the day

Diabetes

  • Diabetes Action Plan OR similar plan from the doctor
  • Self-management form signed
  • When completing registration on Power School please use the Medical and Alerts tabs for life threatening allergies and/or medical conditions only.   

If you had meal money left in your account from the last school year, it’s still there! Deposit new funds in one of two ways:

  1. Bring check/cash to school front office (include student ID#)
  2. Use the MySchoolBucks website (fee may apply)
  3. Use the MySchoolBuck app for smartphone (fee may apply)

Menus are posted in advance at PiusX.net/menu

This school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. We will celebrate an all-school mass.

1st Day of School Bell Times

1 – 9:00–9:20
2 – 9:25–9:45
Mass / Class Meetings – 9:50–11:37
3 – 11:42–12:02
4 – 12:07–12:27
5A – 12:32–12:56
5B – 12:56–1:21
5C – 1:21–1:46
5D – 1:46–2:11
6 – 2:16–2:36
7 – 2:41–3:01
8 – 3:06–3:26

Each classroom has a room number, but there’s an easy way to navigate:

  • the first number is the floor (first or second floor),
  • the second number is the hallway number (#1 hallway is closest to the front of the school, #2 is the middle; #3 is toward the back),
  • the third and fourth numbers are the room numbers, with even numbers on the south side of the school, and the odd numbers to the north.

Also, wayfair signs are posted throughout the school.

Pius X strives for efficient and effective communication with parents using a variety of methods:

Newsletter: New this school year, the newsletter will only be printed and mailed to those who sign-up at PiusX.net/newsletter. Everyone will receive our new monthly digital newsletter via email. This will be designed as easy to scroll through for a glance and click for more information on our website.

‘This Week at Pius X ’email: Principal Terry Kathol will send a weekly email highlighting important events, updates and successes.

Social Media: Pius X will share stories about our school via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. If you are so inclined, please like/follow any account you wish and help us share the good news about Pius X.

Counseling Center email: Our counseling department will send occasional emails with important information about scholarships and other post-secondary information. These are mostly targeted toward seniors and occasionally juniors, too.

Athletics and Activities: Coaches use various methods to communications with students and their families. Information for each sport or activity is provided by coaches and sponsors.

Athletics

Cross Country

Aug. 9-13 –  Practice at 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 16 – Practice after school

Football

Parent meeting:
July 29 @ 7pm in Pius X commons 

Equipment checkout (in wrestling room):
Senior- July 29 @ 8am
Junior- July 30 @ 8am
Sophomores- July 3t @ 9am
Freshmen- Aug. 1 @ 9am

First day of practice:
Aug. 12 @3:45

Girls Golf

Updated Aug. 13, 3 p.m.
– Aug. 9 – Jim Ager, Jr. Golf Course, 4 p.m.
– Aug. 10 – Jim Ager, Jr. Golf Course, 4 p.m.
– Aug. 11 – practice/play on own
– Aug. 12 – Holmes Golf Course at 10 a.m. (9 holes for JV/18 holes for Varsity)
– Aug. 16 – Holmes Golf Course, 4 p.m.

Softball

Tryouts start Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. on the school softball field. Students should bring their equipment, water, and tennis shoes with them to the first day.

Tennis

  • Monday, Aug. 9 – Tryouts 3:30-6 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 – Tryouts 3:30-6 pm
  • Wednesday, Aug. 11 – Tryouts 3:30-6 pm – team will be posted by 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 12 – 3:30-6 pm practice
  • Friday, Aug. 13 – 3:30-5:30 pm practice, parent/player meeting at 5:30 pm in the commons

Players must be present at all three tryout sessions to be eligible for the team.  Physicals must be turned in to the Pius X office by Aug. 1. Players must provide their own racquets.

Volleyball

First tryouts are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9.

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