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January 2017

Eighth-graders Penelope Williams of St. Thomas More, left, Jane Kucera of St. Bernadette, Cesar Saloma of Holy Cross and Emma Peters of Our Lady of Lourdes schools take a break while discussing and making a poster about stereotypes in school at an Oct. 14 retreat on leadership at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue.

Consortium continues to fashion community of faith, academics, service

A five-school consortium created in Omaha five years ago continues to build a cost-effective community of faith, academic excellence and service – and the best is yet to come, school leaders said.

Shaina McBride, physical education instructor and athletic director at St. Cecilia School in Omaha, helps pre-kindergarten student Victor Rivero Barajas at gym class Jan. 13. McBride has honed her Spanish to help in the classroom. Barajas’ classmate, Margo Haske, is in the background. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Teachers, administrators learn Spanish to reach school families

Attending recent parent-teacher conferences at St. Cecilia School in Omaha, the coordinator of Latino enrollment in the Catholic Schools Office said she was happy to see a family greeted in Spanish by one of the teachers.

Juniors Audrey Yost, left, of Marian High School, Caleb Myers of Creighton Preparatory School and Grace Woltemath, also of Marian, all in Omaha, put the final touches with other cast and chorus members on Marian’s 2016 fall musical, “Singin’ in the Rain,” during an Oct. 26 dress rehearsal.

Joann Hamilton, choir director, leads the Cedar Catholic Junior/Senior High School mixed choir in a Dec. 16 Christmas program in the Hartington school’s gymnasium.

Students learn life skills through the arts

Rehearsal for real life.

That’s how Jennifer Cimino – who studied music and theater and is involved in music ministry at Christ the King, St. Pius X and St. Frances Cabrini parishes in Omaha – describes the value of performing arts education in Catholic schools.


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