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Post date: 10/18/2018
Almost 50 students from All Saints and about 30 from Sacred Heart schools in Omaha took to the streets Oct. 10 to celebrate Walk to School Day. The students, along with principals and teachers, walked short routes near their schools as a public display marking the special day, proclaimed by Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert to encourage students to walk...
Post date: 10/18/2018
More than 70 students from across the archdiocese submitted videos to the Catholic Schools Office suggesting ways to help others. Chosen as the winner in a random drawing, fourth-grader Eliana Lee at St. Thomas More School in Omaha was surprised with a $1,000 gift card Oct. 11 to help her purchase supplies to fill “blessing bags” with about $10...
Post date: 10/18/2018
A group of eighth-graders at All Saints School in Omaha came to Principal Terri Bush at the beginning of the school year with a simple idea: We’d like to create a student council. They wanted to be more involved in the school and its offerings.  Brainstorming on election ideas during an elective time centered on leadership skills, Bush and about...
Post date: 10/18/2018
A concert earlier this month celebrating the 15th anniversary of the dual-temperament organ in St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha marked the beginning of a months-long series of concerts centered on the instrument. A Nov. 18 concert at 3 p.m. will feature a former student of the Saint Cecilia Organ Academy, Ana Carlson Hawkins, currently a graduate...
Post date: 10/18/2018
At least two students and an adult in the archdiocese were national winners in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) education contest this year. In a submission for Mother Teresa Court 2451, seventh-grader Ryan Wolfe of St. Wenceslaus Parish and School in Omaha was third in photography among sixth- through eighth-graders. And third place...
Post date: 10/18/2018
Notre Dame Housing, founded in 1996 by the Notre Dame Sisters in Omaha, will honor an organization and an individual at its 2018 Community Difference Maker Awards Luncheon Oct. 25. Seventy-Five North Revitalization Corp. and Jesuit Brother Mike Wilmot, founder of Gesu Housing, Inc., both in Omaha, will be recognized for their accomplishments in...
Post date: 10/18/2018
A sampling of Polish and Eastern European beers and traditional foods will be featured at the annual “Bigos and Beer” dinner Nov. 9 at the Polish Home Belvedere Hall in Papillion. Hosted by the Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska, the event raises money for the group’s St. John Paul II Scholarship Fund for students of Polish ancestry who will...


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