Announcements

Freshman Boys Basketball

The following freshman boys should report to practice Friday after school at 3:40: Brass, Kenton Castillo, Julian Christiansen, Brady Dalton, James Dworak, Tommy Frank, James Iburg, Joe Kerkman, Tyler Lohman, Isaiah Manzitto, Sammy Noel, Jack Nottleman, Grant Portsche, Storm Reiling, Jack Staab, Joe Swanson, Caleb

Passport to Adventure Club!

Passport to Adventure Club will be experiencing culture south of the border! Join us at Las Margaritas (2700 Jamie Lane) on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 pm for some wonderful Mexican cuisine and culture. Please RSVP to Mrs. Sievert in room 262.

$500 Scholarship to UNL!

Would you like a $500 scholarship to UNL? Simply participate in the Nebraska Youth Institute for the World Food Prize. Research a country struggling with food security issues, write a paper (due 2-4-19), present it at the Youth Institute at UNL (3-5-18) and you will receive a scholarship! A representative from the Nebraska Youth Institute will be at Pius on Friday, Nov. 30 during Lunch B-D in room 262 to offer more information about this wonderful opportunity. Please see Mrs. Sievert in room 262 BEFORE Nov. 28th to obtain a pass to come and learn more about the World Food Prize and the Nebraska Youth Institute.

Accuplacer Sign-up

If you are going to be attending SCC next year, please consider signing up for the Accuplacer Test being given on Dec 7th at Pius. Sign-up is in the Guidance Office.

Running Club Starts – Monday, November 12

All are invited to join Running Club. We will start on Monday, November 12th. Meet in front of the L/Pac. We will run on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:45 -4:45 p.m. Run on your own on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This club is for student that want to run FAR. Dress for cold, wet, windy weather.

Pius X Wrestling

There is a required meeting for all boys going out for wrestling Friday, November 2, after school in the Wrestling Room. Conditioning and Open Mat will follow the meeting. 330pm-5pm. Also, anyone that would like to be a wrestling student manager, please come to the meeting. thanks Coach Jerry Clinch Jerry.Clinch@piusx.net

UNK – Nov 15 Scholarship Deadline

The Omaha World-Herald/Kearney Hub Scholarship is UNK’s most prestigious, awarded to incoming Freshmen, and pays full-tuition, books, room, board, and university fees for four years. To be considered, students should have a 30 ACT or higher, at least a 3.85 GPA, and applied into the UNK Honors Program by Wednesday, November 15, 2018. The online Honors application is available at www.unk.edu/honors/.

St. Nick is coming to Pius X – volunteers needed!

St. Nick is coming to Pius X on the Feast day of St. Nicholas, Thursday December 6, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We could use volunteers to make this year another great success! We will have a baby Jesus/Nativity blessing at 5:30 in the Pius X Chapel followed by caroling, coloring and cookies in the commons along with pictures with our very own St. Nick! The kids will have fun decorating their own sugar cookie, coloring a St. Nick page to take home, and listen to our talented Pius X choirs sing beautiful Christmas Carols! If you would like to volunteer for this fun family friendly event, please click on the following link for volunteer opportunities: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45abae28a64-stnick1 This would be a great opportunity

Evening of Ye Old English Mirth and Merrymaking

Download Form With a royal trumpet blast, the Pius X Vocal Music Department invites one and all to the bi-annual Madrigal Dinner and Performance! This magnificent prelude to the Christmas season will take place on Saturday December 1st at 6pm, and Sunday December 2nd at 4pm. The grand festivities will be held at St. Patrick’s School Gymnasium, 6111 Morrill Avenue in Lincoln.  Do not tarry in registering for this delightful evening of entertainment where you will be treated to dramatic humor and exquisite music all set in a charming atmosphere of Renaissance England! Join the Royal Court for an evening of joyous revelry where guests will be greeted by a Brass Fanfare and escorted to their tables amidst a backdrop of warm candlelight, beautiful tapestries, and

National Novel Writing Month

November 1 – November 30 Students are challenged to write 50,000 words in 30 days! If they win, students will have the opportunity to have their manuscript developed into an ACTUAL NOVEL! Last year, Pius had 5 students win and 4 continued on to develop their manuscripts. Please contact Mrs. Hays for more information.    

Senior Yearbook Deadlines

Senior photos (all seniors) are due Oct. 26 – send to nolan.dewispelare@piusx.net. Senior baby photos (all seniors) are due Oct. 26 – put hard copy in yearbook box or email to nolan.dewispelare@piusx.net. Senior baby ads (optional) are due Oct. 26 – put message and $35 in yearbook box or email to nolan.dewispelare@piusx.net.

Spirit Yard Signs fundraiser by show choir

Spectrum, the Pius X show choir, is fundraising by selling new spirit yard signs. They’ll be available after tryouts for winter and spring sports/activities, too. Visit the online store at https://piusyardsign.itemorder.com.

Scorevision Fan App

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

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 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

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 Don’t miss out – only pre-ordered yearbooks will be available for pickup in August. Reserve yours today!

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: 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

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.

Discovery Days at SCC

Southeast Community College will hold Discovery Days at their three campuses.  Register at southeast.edu/discoverscc Lincoln Campus November 16 Milford Campus November 30

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.