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School News 2015-2016

St. Mary’s Chess Tournament

SMChess1St. Mary's held its 4th Annual Chess Tournament March 19th and it was a huge success. Twenty-two schools including St. Mary's, and 87 players participated in the tournament, 21 of them from St. Mary's. There were students from 1st grade through 8th grade. Team Trophies go to: 1st Place North American Martyrs, 2nd Place St. Mary's School and 3rd Place St. Pius/St. Leo.

The following students earned trophies: Jacob Legner, (2nd Place) Jude Storch, (3rd Place) Vincent Morales (2nd Place) and Nick Kouba (1st Place) for their grade level.SMChess6

The following St. Mary's students participated and earned a chess piece key chain:

Daniel Wessling, Clemens Pavlish, Cole Storch, Connor McGarry, Christian Swiecicki, Katharina Storch, Audrey Leighow, Raiyah Nader, Rosalyn Morales, Zachary Seaman, Joe Kouba, Lathan Reed, Harshil Amin, Nathan Schmitz, Bryce Frailey, Owen Legner, Dane Storch

This event required many volunteers from setting up the night before, running concession, working registration, directing families and cleaning up.
Many thanks to Mrs. Kellie Kouba for spearheading the entire event. Many hours were involved! This event would not have been possible without her direction, and enthusiasm and many hours of work.

Many thanks to the following students and parents:
Mrs. Kathy Goetz and Ben Goetz, Mrs. Becky Billings and Jaycee Billings, Mrs. Wendy Seaman, Mrs. Zankhana Amin, Mr Paul and Mrs Nikki Nader, Mr. Willlie Wessling, Mr.Jeff Reed, Mrs. Tara Frailey, Mr. Pat Kouba, Mrs. Shannon McGarry, Jake Goetz ( St. Mary's Chess alumni) Coach Carney, Mrs. Christina Legner, Jacob and Owen Legner, Joe and Nick Kouba, Gabby Sjostedt, Fredy Kadjo, Mrs. Storch

Many thanks for all the enthusiasm from so many parents and students!

For more photos click here.

Mrs. Sjostedt
Chess Club Sponsor

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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