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School News 2012-2013

An Entertaining Lesson

Peter_SarpyCropRevWho says history is boring? Not when Darrell Draper comes a visiting...portraying Peter Sarpy, our county's namesake. For 18 years he's been teaching and entertaining 4th graders from St. Matthews and St. Mary's about the beginning of our country through its westward expansion. Through his hour-long reenactment, students and parents were spellbound as various students portrayed Omaha and Bellevue residents like Francis Burt, Big Elk, John Cummings, and notable national leaders Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe -who purchased the Louisiana Territory for $15,000,000 and expanded our nation's borders. This was a hands-on history lesson with pioneers, Native Americans and Mormon "Saints" traveling through Omaha on their journey to their Promised Land paying $5 for Mr. Sarpy's ferry ride across the Missouri River into a "big and beautiful land". The students and parents thank the Nebraska Humanities Council for the opportunity to enjoy Darrell Draper this year and in the coming years.

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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