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Gospel of Joy1

St. Mary's students have always centered our Catholic Schools Week activities with service. How can we serve others as Jesus did?

Gospel of Joy2Miss Jankovich's 4th Graders combined their faith and creative writing skills to create a Gospel of Joy poster. Inspired by learning about the Columban Fathers' Missions through Mrs. Menzel and her 5th grade class, we used an idea from Father Chris Saenz, a Columban and St. Mary’s alumnus, about bringing the Gospel of Joy to the world.

Gospel of Joy34th Graders created these posters to inspire others to go out and spread joy, JESUS' JOY, throughout the world.

Posters by: Gianna Carranza, Abigail Lee, and Deklen Trzaska



2018 CSW Logo Book CrossCatholic Schools week is a special time for us. It brings into focus the gift and the value of a Catholic Education. This year as our logo states, Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed. We at St. Mary’s are teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities. This fun-filled week encompasses each of these aspects celebrating who we are. Festivities began at Mass Sunday, January 28th, that included a pancake breakfast and students hosted a Bake Sale to support the Columban Mission. The week includes a Special Friend’s Mass, Prayer Service, Spelling Bee’s, we Showcase our Academic Projects, All School Dance, Buddy Projects for our Community, Annual 8th graders go to the Cathedral, Performing Arts, Pep Rally, Staff and Student Volleyball game and much more. The final event brings everyone together including family and friends as students perform at the 5th annual Talent Show Friday, February 2nd in the school gym at 7:00 P.M. Come join us.



Over the Veterans day holiday weekend the St. Mary's Witsclash team traveled to Bryan High School to compete in the largest quiz bowl in Nebraska. Any sixth, seventh, or eighth grader can join the Witsclash team. At the Bryan tournament we did very well, with one of our teams seeded fourth in the bracket of over thirty teams. While we didn't win any trophies, it was a really fun experience for all of the teams.

Written by Lindsey Wessling, 8th Gradewits2




 Students enjoy Thanksgiving celebrations with their school buddies. At St. Mary's older grades and younger grades are paired up with "buddies." Then throughout the year, the buddies participate in a variety of activities. For example, buddies sit together at Mass so the older students can assist with crossing the street and model good behavior at Mass. If there's a class project in the younger grades where more assistance is needed sometimes the older buddies will visit (ex. a project to make homemade apple sauce). In these pictures, the activity was some fellowship and fun in celebration of Thanksgiving.





St. Mary's School brought out its Spirit Shirts and smiles to honor or veterans in the annual City of Bellevue Veterans parade on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Students, parents, teachers and faculty rode in the float or walked down Olde Towne Bellevue's Mission Avenue to Jackson Street. Our students really enjoy handing out candy of the smiling residents of Bellevue.


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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