Catholic Schools Week 2017 Thu, 02/02/2017 - 10:34am admin Kindergartener Haiden Horstmann, left, and fourth-grader Carter Condon participate in a team-building project at St. Ludger School in Creighton. Holly Worthington, a member of St. Wenceslaus School’s home and school association in Omaha and parent of three children at the school, holds a balloon rosary Jan. 30 dedicated to Catholic Schools Week and Michael Peters, a 20-year-old St. Wenceslaus graduate who died Jan. 26 and whose father, David Peters, is head of school at Mount Michael Benedictine High School near Elkhorn. Elementary and high school students write notes together Jan. 30 at Norfolk Catholic Schools in Norfolk, thanking police, fire and rescue and city officials for their service. All of the students and staff also were asked to pray for the first responders, using a prayer card that asks the Lord to be with them as they do their jobs. Students at St. Stephen the Martyr School in Omaha release pink and blue balloons Jan. 30 to show their respect for life during Catholic Schools Week. Fourth-graders Rebekah Frederick, left, and Clara Maguire use a giant Nebraska map at St. Cecilia School in Omaha to locate a city at a designated latitude and longitude. The map is one way the school is celebrating Nebraska’s 150th anniversary and learning during Catholic Schools Week. Third-graders Josh Morgan, Caitilin Madsen and Cian Weekly at St. Patrick School in Elkhorn wave American flags during a Catholic Schools Week all-school ceremony Feb. 1 that honored those who have served in the armed forces. Students and staff at St. Philip Neri School in Omaha compete in an all-school game of trivia. First-graders Teyton Dendinger, left, Aiden Walter and Sawyer Nieman of Holy Trinity School in Hartington prepare to enter the water with their classmates during a Catholic Schools Week swim day at an activity center in Yankton, S.D. Students at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha gather in the parish church Jan. 30 to pray for their parents, grandparents and others who made their Catholic education possible. Cathy Braxton, administrative assistant at St. Mary School in Bellevue, looks over baked goods sold by fifth-graders to benefit children from developing countries. The Jan. 29 bake sale raised more than $450 for the Columban Fathers’ assistance to a school in Chile. Junior high students at All Saints School in Omaha enjoy the pool at a nearby recreational center. Freshmen Jocyeln Crampton, left, and Auliyah Flores and sophomore Suzane Ntirampeber gather toiletries at Mercy High School in Omaha for youth emergency services. Fifth- through eighth-graders hold a boa constrictor Jan. 30 at St. James/Seton School in Omaha as part of presentation by Wildlife Encounters. It’s Crazy Hair Day at Holy Name School in Omaha. Students at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Omaha write letters of gratitude to Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart throughout the country, for the sisters’ dedication to the education of young women. Third-graders Norah Jewell, Hope Hertzel, Maggie Kizer and Tim Dowd hold several more than 1,250 pairs of socks collected at St. Margaret Mary School during Catholic Schools Week to help the homeless. The socks will go to the Siena/Francis House and Stephen Center in Omaha.