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April 2018


Students and teachers at St. John Neumann School in Clarkson celebrate making Mercy Meals to help the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk. COURTESY PHOTO

Clarkson students pack Mercy Meals

As part of their Lenten experience, 20 students and four teachers from St. John Neumann School in Clarkson packed more than 430 Mercy Meals – enough to feed 2,592 people – March 20 for the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk.
 
The Christian volunteer network distributes food, clothing, medical supplies and other items to the needy worldwide. 
 

Students treated to dinner, prizes

Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) Court St. Monica 877 in Norfolk treated about 30 students to dinner March 19 for their work in the CDA’s annual education contest.
 
Accompanied by friends and family, it became a dinner for more than 80 guests, said Mary Seier, co-chair of the court’s contest and a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk.

Mothers and daughters talk during a retreat Feb. 17 at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha. COURTESY PHOTO

Retreat unites mothers, daughters

Students had an opportunity to communicate, reflect and bond with their mothers during a mother-daughter retreat Feb. 17 at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha.
 
Eleven students and their mothers attended the half-day retreat at the all-girls school.
 

Trish Wallinger, the principal of St. Mary School in Bellevue, third from left, celebrates $10,000 the school recently won for teaching students money skills. COURTESY PHOTO

Bellevue school wins money skills prize

Teaching children good money management principles earned St. Mary School in Bellevue a nice payday.
 
The school won the $10,000 grand prize in the “Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids!” contest for its efforts to educate students about using money wisely. 
 

Students at Holy Name School in Omaha pose for a photo at the Holy Family Shrine near Gretna, part of a trip to Lincoln to visit the state Capitol and other sites. COURTESY PHOTO

Holy Name students visit state capital

Fourth-graders at Holy Name School in Omaha enjoyed a day away from the classroom while learning more about their state.
 
Twenty-nine students and their teachers traveled to Lincoln March 8, where they toured the state Capitol, learned about Nebraska history, visited the Nebraska Supreme Court chambers and watched the state Legislature in action.

A resident of New Cassel Retirement Center talks with a second-grader from St. Gerald School in Ralston after a Stations of the Cross presentation the students performed at the center. COURTESY PHOTO

Retirees moved by Stations of Cross

Thirty second-graders from St. Gerald School in Ralston used a PowerPoint presentation, readings and prayers March 8 to present the Stations of the Cross to residents of New Cassel Retirement Center and its Franciscan Centre day program.
 
“This was the best presentation of the Stations of the Cross that I have ever seen,” said resident Betty Goodwin.

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