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School News 2014-2015

New Family Ties Discovered

Immigration1Every November Mrs. Feagan has her 4th graders research their family history. She does this project in memory of her grandparents who immigrated to the United States almost one hundred years ago. She wants her students to not only discover their ancestors but to see which ones might have also immigrated through Ellis Island. This year there was an unexpected surprise. For two families, those family ties became tighter. After listening to Mrs. Feagan discuss how immigrant names might have been changed, one student mentioned that happened to some of her relatives. Upon hearing the Polish name of her relatives, another student recognized that same name on her family tree. After exchanging some family tree information, it was discovered and confirmed by both families that they are distant cousins! What a small world we live in. How wonderful to have discovered new family members because a teacher asked her students to look into their past.

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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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