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After studies showed St. Mary’s school building was structurally sound, and with 18 months of planning, the school renovations began this past summer, 2019. When school let out last May, everything that wasn’t nailed down was removed and put into storage thanks to many dedicated volunteers and Willie Wessling, our Facility Director. Crews came in and did a lot of demo on the entire building. With everything torn up, it was the optimal time to address many projects that were long overdue and needed upgrading. These included a new state of the art heating and air conditioning system, new fire suppression sprinkler system, new LED lights, new ceilings, new electrical wiring and an upgraded infrastructure for internet access, building security, phone and bell system.

The school is now also monitored by fire and police 24/7. The old noisy window air conditioners and steam boiler are gone and the new heating and air system is seamless. It senses what the temperature is in each room and automatically adjusts

The school has a whole new look and feel with new commercial grade drop down ceiling tiles and bright LED lights throughout. The lighting is adjustable so teachers can do full light, half-light or bring the light all the way down. They can adjust the lighting for the way they are instructing.

Another benefit is to the school gym and our sports programs. Gone are the days of leaving the doors open because it gets too hot. The new heating and air conditioning system and LED lights have transformed the gym.

Home and School’s Fill-A-Need program raised almost $31,000 for the new internet based SIP phone and bell system.

Coming up!

Construction will begin on the church entryway this summer 2020.


Centennial Campaign Videos

Father's Thoughts

Buildings Updated

Building for the Future (long version)

Our Community

St. Mary's School

It Belongs to Everybody

Building for the Future (short)


 Frequently Asked Questions about the Centennial Campaign

FAQ1 - Why a Capital Campaign

FAQ2 - History and Vision

FAQ3 - Getting Started

FAQ4 - Church Interior and Parish Center

FAQ5 - School Renovations

FAQ6 - Getting Started Part 2

FAQ7 - Campaign Recognition

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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