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heat article pic1 of 25th graders are known for their energy, but another kind of energy is heat energy. We have been learning about this for about a Heat pic 2 of 2week. We did a few labs on Heat. For one lab, we compared hot, cold, and room temperature water. We put red food coloring in the hot water and blue food coloring in the cold water. Then we poured a little bit of each into the room temperature water. The warm water went up and the cold water went down. This lab showed us that heat rises.
Another lab we did was to put hot water on the burners and take the temperature of the water. Afterward we compared its temperature to the cold water. Next, we waited about 2 minutes and took the temperature again to compare those. This was to get practice on proper temperature measuring with a thermometer. Those are some of the things we have been learning in science.

By Jilian Sasek and Taylee Wharton (5th graders at St. Mary’s)

AltarServers2The Serra Clubs of Omaha and Norfolk honor 8th grade servers throughout the archdiocese each year. Six 8th graders from St. Mary's church were so honored by Archbishop Lucas during a special liturgy at St. Gerald Church in Ralston.

Our 2018 Serra Club Award Winners are:
Ashton Joseph
Alexander Lee
Owen Legner
Nathan Schmitz
Gabrielle Sjostedt
Samuel Wilwerding

Congratulations to this year’s recipients. Thank you for your dedication and service to our church. It is difficult to choose only six honorees, we recognize and applaud all the good work of our many altar servers! For more photos click here.

WaxMuseum1The fourth grade students produced a Wax Museum project. This project included the students researching a famous person of WaxMuseum2their choice. The students wrote a biography, created a poster, memorized a speech, and put together a costume.

This project incorporated many curriculum standards including speaking, writing, and reading. Our younger students learned a lot as they visited the wax museum and asked questions. For more photos click here.

StateCapital3From the State Historical Museum tour to our State Capitol Tour, students were bright eyed and thirsty to learn more about our StateCapital5enriching Nebraska history. Many thanks to the AgCouncil for providing lunch so students could re-energize before touring Morrill Hall and enjoying the planetarium show “Firefall.” Morrill Hall is Nebraska's largest natural history museum which includes the world's premier collection of fossil elephants, interactive paleontology exhibits, American Indian exhibits, walk-in wildlife dioramas, and a hands-on discovery room.

This is a trip all upcoming 4th graders look forward to and judging from the smiles as they descended the bus, a great time was had by all! For more photos click here.



There was a lot of excitement as the 6th and 7th graders presented their science fair projects to parents and fellow students. A science ScienceFair13project is an investigation using the ‘scientific method’ to discover the answer to a problem or question.

The ‘scientific method’ is a tool to help organize thoughts and possible solutions. It is a process or a plan to follow which allows the best solution to be found.

These projects also allow students to practice their public speaking and take pride in a successfully executed project. For more photos click here.

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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