Announcements

Automotive Career Expo, Thursday, October 16th, 7-9 pm Lincoln Campus

At the Automotive Career Expo you will hear from automotive career experts! The automotive industry has become increasingly technology focused and involves work activities beyond turning wrenches. Job availability and wages continue to rise in all areas of the industry! Participants will have the opportunity to meet current SCC faculty and students and industry partners, tour SCC’s automotive technology classrooms, and learn about the variety of career opportunities in the automotive industry. Additionally, participants will be eligible to enter raffles for tools and scholarships! Register at this site: https://www.southeast.edu/ace/.

Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Day at SCC

Tuesday, October 16th, 9 am – 2 pm; Milford Campus Careers in Manufacturing & Engineering Technology Day will give you the opportunity to experience the career opportunities in the manufacturing and engineering technologies field. Participants will learn side-by-side from SCC students, faculty, and industry partners. Participants will see first-hand the use of technology and the wide variety of opportunities available in the manufacturing and engineering technology fields. Register at this site: https://www.southeast.edu/careers-in-manufacturing-engineering/. Registration for this event is limited. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 10th or until the event reaches capacity.  

Ag Day Thursday, October 11th, 1-4:30 pm, Beatrice Campus

An opportunity for potential students to oversee the day to day activities that happen at SCC in the Agriculture Department. Students will engage in a variety of activities including Livestock Ultrasound, Plant Propagation, Harvest Demonstration, and Presentation of Precision Agriculture technology. Take a scenic ride through the campus farm and participate in the hands on learning activities. Register at this site: https://www.southeast.edu/ag-day/.  

Careers in Healthcare Day at SCC Lincoln

Will be held Thursday October 11th, 9:30am – 2pm. Register at https://southeast.edu/careers-in-healthcare/ The registration deadline is October 4th or reaches capacity. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about how SCC can help them achieve their goals in careers like dietician, medicine, and physical therapy through the completion of pre-professional coursework and job training in the healthcare industry.

School Pictures

If you ordered school pictures for your student they were given out on Wednesday, September 19th. If your students did retakes they are not in yet.

Landscaping Club – Meet Tuesday, September 24

Landscaping Club will meet in room 271 immediately after school on Tuesday, September 24. We will be working on door signs. If you have ideas for new designs please bring them. Reminder if you signed up to help sell at conferences you will get a note on Monday as a reminder. Field trip to Laurtizen Gardens in Omaha Friday, September 28 be at Pius at 8:45 a.m.

Landscaping Club Field Trip

If you are going on the field trip on our day off school Friday, September 28 you must have your form and $5 to help pay for lunch into Mrs. Miller by Friday, September 21 in order to be included.

Bryan Discovery Day

Are YOU interested in the Medical Field? Consider attending Bryan Discovery Day October 16 8:00 – 12:30 Fee: Free See Mrs. Freudenberg in the Guidance Office for Registration information

$50 off SEEK2019 this week!

This week only SEEK2019 is $50 off!!! Please turn in your registration packet and $250 deposit to Ms. Howington before Friday, Sep. 21st at noon. Registration will be $449 instead of $499. The $50 will come off of your final deposit. Registration packets are available outside the Campus Ministry office or via email. “May all who seek you, exult and be glad in you.” -Psalm 40:16

Scorevision Fan App

Follow volleyball and basketball games live from Pius X Flavin gym by using the Scorevision Fan App.

Passport to Adventure Club!

Join us for our first organizational meeting at Honest Abe’s restaurant at 840 No. 70th St. at 6:00 on Tuesday, Sep. 25th. Please RSVP to Mrs. Sievert in room 262.

ACCUPLACER Test

Students interested in SCC should plan to take the ACCUPLACER on December 7th from 8:00 until to 11:15. It will be held in the 260 Computer Lab. Sign up in the guidance office if you are interested.

Pius X Band Casino Night Fundraiser

Please save the date, Saturday, Nov. 3rd for the band trip fundraiser! It will be at the school promises to be a night of fun. All ages are welcome to play bingo, blackjack and more! Cost will be $25 at the door for two hours of game playing, snacks and a raffle. This is a unique opportunity to play some casino games/bingo AND support the band kids who are working hard to raise funds for Nashville. More details in the coming weeks!

NIA! Non-Impact Aerobics!

Join us for some fun and fitness in the library on Tuesdays from 4:00-4:45. Enjoy great music with a wonderful workout.

Pius X Activity Passes

Student, Adult and Family Activity passes for Pius X home games are available in the office. Adult pass – 10 games – $55 Student pass – 10 games – $35 Family pass – 10 games with unlimited immediate family on one punch – $120

JA Spark Igniting Entrepreneurship

JA Spark is a one day workshop for 9th to 12th grade students who have a passion for business and entrepreneurship. During this workshop students will learn the steps to prepare a flawless business plan and pitch the plan to expert judges at the end of the day. It is Tuesday, October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Union College, Krueger Center. See Mr. Psota or the Guidance office for more details.

University of Nebraska Kearney Criminal Justice Conference

Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the Annual Criminal Justice conference on Monday, October 1, 2018.  It will be held in the Student Union building, Ponderosa Room, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the conference running from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   Questions please contact Dr. Carlson at carlsonj@unk.edu or 308-865-8510.

Driver’s Education After School

Road Ready will be offering Driver’s Education AFTER school starting October 15-26 hours are 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Pius. Cost is $340 Register online at www.roadready.biz

Reserve your yearbook now!

You can reserve your 2018-2019 yearbook online! Just follow this link: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/lincoln_pius_x_high_school_buy_yearbook_12543/115760 Yearbook staff members will also be selling yearbooks at Parent/Teacher Conferences. Don’t miss out – only pre-ordered yearbooks will be available for pickup in August. Reserve yours today!

UNL College of Architecture Open House

Friday October 5th is the annual Junior/Senior Open House. Students will spend the day learning about our programs and campus resources, touring Architecture Hall, having lunch with students and faculty, and participating in a design activity. Students who are interested in attending can register online by October 2nd here: http://admissions.unl.edu/coa-open-house

Robotics Workshop SCC Lincoln Campus

This is a one-day, hands-on workshop where you will build and test a Vex Robotics Kit. To register email: robotics@southeast.edu Dates for 2018: Thursdays: Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29 Dates for 2019: Wednesdays: Jan. 16, Jan 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, Feb. 27, and Mar.6 Thursdays: April 11, April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9.

Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposia

Fall Latino Leadership Symposium (for seniors) Oct. 30, 2018 Fall Black Leadership Symposium (for seniors) Nov. 8, 2018 Native Leadership Symposium Nov. 14, 2018 Asian Leadership Symposium Nov. 26, 2018 Spring Black Leadership Symposium (for underclassmen) March 26, 1019 Spring Latino Leadership Symposium (for underclassmen) April 16, 2019 Register now at admissions.unl.edu/diversity Cost is $5 lunch & t-shirt provided. High School freshmen through seniors who attend will also be eligible for a $2,000 Emerging Leaders scholarship to the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

UNK Health Careers Fair

Will be held Wednesday, September 26 in the Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall on the UNK campus. Student groups will be rotating through a Career Exploration Fair, Central Nebraska Area Health Education Center and a tour of the UNK Human Performance Lab and Sports Sciences. For more information go to www.unk.edu/healthcareersfair. To sign up go to visit.unk.edu find September 26th on the Events Calendar, Select “Health Careers Fair” and complete the registration.

Discovery Days at SCC

Southeast Community College will hold Discovery Days at their three campuses.  Register at southeast.edu/discoverscc Lincoln Campus October 26 November 16 Beatrice Campus October 12 November 9 Milford Campus November 2 November 30

UNL Red Letter Days

Red Letter Days are your opportunity to experience what life is like as a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Days begin at 8:30a.m. and conclude at 2:30p.m. You will have a chance to explore your academic interests, visit a residence hall and more!  Cost is $10.00 per person.  Students must fill out a Parent Excused Absence form.  The dates are: September 21 October 1 – Pre-Health Day October 18 October 22 October 29 November 12

PSAT/NMSQT – Juniors/Sophomores Register by Monday, October 1

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) will be offered at Pius X to juniors and sophomores on Wednesday, October 24, from 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 11:20-11:40.  This optional standardized test measures critical reading skills, math problem solving skills, and writing skills.  It also gives juniors a chance to enter the SAT National Merit Scholarship programs.  The cost is $25.  Register in the Guidance Office.  Make checks payable to Pius X High School.  The deadline is Monday, October 1.

Key points about new parking setup

There are four key points about our new parking setup: a. Please do not use the west parking lot to drop off students. It impedes students and faculty who are trying to enter the lot. b. Please come to a complete stop before exiting the drop-off drive in front of the school. Each brief pause will allow one car to enter our west lot. Think of it as alternating between a parent leaving the front drive and a student entering the parking lot. c. The visitor parking has been moved to the East parking lot. d. With any change, there is an adjustment period. Let’s be patient and see what it takes to get us running smoothly!

Ways to pay for school meals

There are three ways to pay for school breakfasts and lunches: – Bring check/cash to school front office (include student ID# on the check or on a note) – Use the MySchoolBucks website (fee may apply) – Use the MySchoolBuck apps for smartphone (fee may apply)

Information about 529 College Savings plan

Earlier this year, a change at the federal government level allowed for funds in 529 College Savings Plans to be used for k-12 education expenses. However, Nebraska’s state rules do not allow people to use those funds in the exact same way. You may learn more about this topic on this website – https://www.nest529direct.com – or speak directly with a financial planner.

LPD Job Shadow Day

Seniors, LPD will be having a Job Shadow Day on September 25th from 12 to 4 p.m. at 525 S. 10th Street. Come to learn about Crime Scene Investigation, SWAT, K-9, Narcotics, the Application and Hiring process and meet and talk to officers. Sign up in the Guidance office if you are interested.

Thrifty Thunderbolt Used Uniform and Booster Gear Sale

This year’s Thrifty Thunderbolt Used Uniform and Booster Gear Sale will be Saturday, Sept. 29th from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Commons (main door closest to east parking lot). Donations of uniforms and booster gear accepted Friday evening Sept. 28th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Commons. Families can save money on clothing, and all proceeds go directly to Pius X. To donate your items at another time, please contact Marita Doty at (402) 202-1122, Sondra Schlautman at (402) 435-8180, or Kari Price at (402) 314-1699. We are looking for more volunteers for this sale! If you would like to help with the sale day or setting up, please contact Marita Doty. Thanks for your support.

Service Learning Trip planned for June of 2019

Tanzania! Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable. Just a short distance northwest of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro lies the Arusha region, where you will spend the majority of your service work while in Tanzania. There, you’ll work with locals to build and restore the region’s overcrowded and outdated schools, providing more children than ever with the chance to learn. You’ll also get the opportunity to travel to Lake Manyara Park for the chance to see the “Big 5” game animals. Please email shiela.sievert@piusx.net for more information.

List of Clubs at Pius X

If you are interested in checking out the clubs we offer at Pius we have a list available in the main office.