Schools greet students with inspiring changes
April 18, 2019
Students beginning school this fall will notice changes to several school buildings or grounds in the archdiocese designed to inspire an awareness of God. In Omaha, they include:
Marian High School
Dedicated Aug. 26 a relief-sculpture on the exterior of its Mary Joy and Tal Anderson Performing Arts Center, created by artist John Lajba of St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha. Titled "Followed Dreams," as suggested by Haley Kampe, a junior, the work’s symbolism includes seven stars representing the seven sorrows of Mary, the aspirations of students and the legacy of the Servants of Mary, the school’s founders.
Holy Name School
Painting hallways through the school year with pictures to accompany Bible verses, quotes from saints and other inspiring works. Each classroom also has a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, donated by the women’s Confraternity at the school.
Creighton Preparatory School
Renovated its chapel, including audio-visual updates and additional seating. It marks the largest renovation of the chapel since its completion in 1961.
Ss. Peter and Paul School
Displaying in the cafeteria a large quilt with squares made last year by students that celebrate the school’s Catholic mission, faith and motto: "Prayer. Service. Love." Students will undertake another faith-filled art project this year – with the theme yet to be determined.