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PaigeHAlumna, Paige Holbrook, Class of 2015 has had a wonderful junior year at Bellevue East High School.
She was voted by her class to represent them as their Senior class Vice President next year. Paige was also selected by a committee of teachers to be the Co-President of the National Honor Society for her senior year. After being nominated her sophomore year to attend the HOBY (Hugh O’Brian) Youth Leadership Conference, this year Paige applied to become a junior counselor and was selected as a 2018 Nebraska ​HOBY Leadership Seminar Volunteer. Paige was also selected by the Lincoln Journal Star All-Academic State team for swimming.

salsa7Almost as important as the academic value of the class is the cultural immersion that we experience. Señora Sjostedt recognizes salsa3many of her students are interested in the Spanish culture as well as the Spanish language She always makes sure to enhance our class by mixing in cultural today. In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, our 7th grade class made homemade salsa and enjoyed the fellowship that went along with it. Showing students that learning can be a balance of enjoyment and education, with a bowl of chips and salsa.

Legion of Mary picLegion of Mary has helped me strengthen my faith. It helped me feel welcomed into the community of St. Mary’s. I have come closer to Mary and Jesus since I started going. Everyone is really welcoming and kind. I feel God’s presence in all of them. I am so grateful to my friend who suggested that I attend and for the leaders who welcomed me with such love.
I am so blessed to have people who love Jesus as much as I do in my life. I love how warm it feels when I am praying there. It is amazing to be praying and talking with people who feel the same as I do about our faith.
--Katie Orloski, Student Writer (6th grade)

Lay Missionary2John Din, a Columban Lay Missionary, plays bamboo panpipes for a crowd of students as he shows them how the people of Peru express joy and gratitude for God's blessings.

8th Grade Assessment picThe past couple of weeks, our class has been working on the state required assessments for the eighth grade. We have a total of three assessments that we have to complete before the end of the year. In Spanish, we had to write and illustrate a short picture book about ourselves entirely in Spanish. Then we read our books to the first-grade class.

The other two assessments are linked together in English and History. It is called the History Hall of Fame project and the eighth graders do it every year. For the English part, we had to write a research paper about someone who has contributed to history. I chose Helen Keller. It was interesting to learn about her.

In History, we had to create a video or a presentation about our person. We could create a Prezi, a video interview, or a music video. I love to make videos. I chose "Baby" by Justin Bieber and rewrote the lyrics about Helen Keller. I created the music video using iMovie. Next week we are going to present our videos. I am super excited!

Lindsey Wessling, 8th Grade

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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