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School News 2020-2021

Great to Be Back for the First Day of School

FirstDay1jpgSt. Mary’s School opened its doors on a bright Monday morning, August 17th to start the 2020-2021 school year. Everyone knew the first day of school would be different than any other year. Indeed, it was. FirstDay76No parents were on the playground for the first day of school. No pictures were taken with the students and their teachers on the playground while they waited for the first bell of the school year to ring. Students didn’t line up in long rows for each grade level and their teachers lead them into the school building, not this year. Instead cars, four abreast, in the parking lot, filled with anxious and excited students to start another year, waited until staff came out to greet them. After checking temperatures and making sure required waivers were turned in, students entered through the gym door, to begin the 2020-2021 school year. Mrs. Boland was there to greet the students as they came upstairs and direct them to their classrooms. Some classrooms had been shuffled around to accommodate social distancing standards. Even specials like Art, Music, Spanish and lunch have changed. They will be held in classrooms for now. But the basics never change: new memories and new friendships will be forged; homework will be assigned, tests given and smiles and laughter, though hidden behind required masks, are sure to happen. Yes, this school year is not like any other, but then again, isn’t every year a little different with a new teacher, new students and a new grade? The most important thing for us to realize is how blessed we are that our students are learning and teachers are teaching in person. We pray that this new school year will be one of the best ever!
Many thanks to Dr. Wallinger, her staff and teachers who worked tirelessly throughout the summer to come up with a plan that would allow St. Mary’s School to open its doors once again, so teachers and students could be together to start the school year. Click here for more photos!

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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