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January 2015


P.J. Mooney, left, Ben Goeman and Joseph McAuliffe, eighth-graders at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha, listen attentively to instructions Jan. 14 in an after-school, project-driven program that combines science, technology, engineering and math. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Programs integrate academic subjects

P.J. Mooney, an eighth-grader at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha, likes combining science, technology, engineering and math as part of an after-school program that currently has students suggesting ways to make the school fully accessible to the handicapped, more energy-efficient and centrally air-conditioned.


Students at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha pray the rosary after school Jan. 8 during a Junior Legion of Mary meeting. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/staff.

Faith formation continues after school

Good things happen when students gather after school to pray and talk.

Just ask Chloe Fecci, a seventh-grader at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha and member of the parish’s Junior Legion of Mary.


Gov. Pete Ricketts, center, smiles after proclaiming Jan. 25-31 Catholic Schools Week in Nebraska during a Jan. 14 ceremony in the legislative chambers of the state Capitol. Students and school officials from Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island joined the governor, including at far right Patrick Slattery, superintendent of Archdiocese of Omaha schools, with sixth-grader Max Lauritsen from Ss. Peter and Paul School in Omaha, and two of Lauritsen’s schoolmates, fifth-grader Elena Ruiz (white sweater) and fourth-grader Lucia Vargas (red sweater), on the left.

Schools highlight faith, academics, service

Students at Catholic schools in Howells, Dodge and Clarkson will gather Jan. 29 to share faith, fun and food while celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, just one example of community-building that takes a variety of forms every day in schools across the archdiocese, one organizer said.

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