You can now deposit hot lunch money online through e-Funds for Schools. Please go to Marian’s e-Funds site here to set up an account and log in. You will be able to track meal transactions at PowerSchool Parent Portal > Balances.
Monday, Jan. 25: Pasta
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Marian Moms
Wednesday, Jan. 27: Boneless chicken wings & fries
Thursday, Jan. 28: Pizza
Friday, Jan. 29: Chicken tenders & mozzarella sticks
Daily Menu Items (Updated for COVID)
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Activities & Athletics
Rescheduled Tennis Informational Meeting
Spring sport tryouts
Spring sport tryouts are right around the corner! You must have a physical and consent form on file with the training room before you are allowed to try out or participate in any athletics. For this year only, athletes with a physical on file from last year only need to complete the COVID specific consent form. Athletes new to Marian without a physical on file will need both a physical and COVID specific consent form turned in.
Both of these forms are available outside of the training room, as is a listing of those athletes cleared for participation. Here are links to these forms:
- Click here for physical form (page 1) and Covid-specific consent form (page 2).
- Click here for athletes that need to fill out only the Covid specific consent.
- Click here to see athletes cleared for participation.
Please contact Melissa Brusnahan, head athletic trainer with any questions.
Virtual College Visits
- Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11:40 a.m. – Northwest Missouri State University with Katey Mason
Monday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. – Eastern Nazarene College with Freddy Perez
- Wednesday, March 17 at 11:40 a.m. – Missouri Western State University with Zachary Stark
The Nebraska Ethanol Board Video Contest
The Nebraska Ethanol Board is seeking entries from high school students for their Field to Fuel video contest. This is an opportunity for students to not only learn about biofuels, but to create a video educating others on its many benefits. This could include supporting agriculture, saving consumers money, helping the Nebraska economy and providing jobs, its sustainable aspects including reducing tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases, or other ideas the students come up with! The Nebraska Ethanol Board will select three winners for a cash prize, with first place receiving $1,000, the second $600, and the third prize receiving $400. You can read more here as well as download the entry form, poster, and tips on creating a great video. Submissions due Jan. 31, 2021.
As students put together videos, we strongly encourage them to go beyond just putting together a PowerPoint of facts about ethanol. Our hope with this project is to educate young leaders but also to use these tools to educate others. So we are really looking for some creativity! We have also added some resources to our website to make teaching about ethanol easier for all ages. You can find them here and here. Be sure to check out all the pages under the Educational Resources drop down menu.
People to People International Travel Programs
Travel to Boston, Iceland, London and Paris to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences to enhance your student’s curiosity of science, technology, engineering and math through People to People International’s STEM Exploration Adventure.
- Take part in a robotics workshop at MIT in Boston
- Visit the Hellsheidi Geothermal and Ljosafoss Power Plants in Iceland
- Participate in an forensics workshop at Imperial College in London
- Join the opening of the London International Youth Science Forum
- Learn about fundamental and contemporary sciences at Palais de la Decouverte in Paris
GoYogi Executive Board Positions
Applications are open for Go Yogi Executive Board positions. These positions will provide amazing leadership opportunities to and experience working within a non-profit. Applications are due Feb. 7.
More information about the available positions:
Application link: https://forms.gle/NwfYmcdoQmHk
Global Health Conference Midwest 2021
The 8th annual Global Health Conference Midwest will take place Feb. 11-13, 2021. The conference is an opportunity for professionals, faculty, and students to connect, collaborate, and engage virtually in pertinent and emerging topics in global health! Alongside renowned keynote speakers, GHCM 2020 will include a research symposium, breakout speakers, panel discussions, and a community fair. Register here. Once on this page, make sure to select “current high school student” to get free registration. For more information see: ghcmidwest.org or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornhusker State Games High School Ambassador Program
The Cornhusker State Games is launching its High School Ambassador Program and is now accepting applications. This program allows high school student-athletes to be an extension of our organization by marketing the Cornhusker State Games and Torch Run in your school and community. One ambassador will be chosen per school. There are several ways the chosen ambassador can benefit from participating including; resume builder, volunteer/service hours and networking.
Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2021. The application can be found on the website.
Omaha Parks & Recreation Summer Jobs
The City of Omaha Parks and Recreation is currently hiring for all of our summer positions. We are currently hiring for lifeguards (15+), pool cashiers (16+), day camp counselors (HS seniors and older), community center workers (16+), golf course staff (18+), and park maintenance workers (18+). We have interview dates in January, February, and March. Click here to see a flyer with details about the lifeguard certification classes that the city offers. Click here for more info.
We the Students Essay Contest
Enter “We the Students” essay contest in which we challenge them to tell us what they think the relationship is between equality and justice in our world today. To truly explore the question in an essay that is between 500–800 words, students will need to go beyond “dictionary definitions,” and express their understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two ideas. The 16 student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. More details including rules and regulations can be found on our website.
Summer STEM Institute
The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. The program was started last summer by educators, students, and graduates from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. The program consists of three main parts:
- Research and data science bootcamp: Students learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students learn about the research process and how to apply statistical and machine learning methods to address scientific questions with real-world impact.
- Masterclass lecture series: Students are connected to accomplished young adults around the world. Students have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship from Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients, science research from International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) grand prize winners, and other topics from speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Mentored research project: Students complete a research project through a rigorous, hands-on learning experience under the guidance of mentors. Previously, students have worked in a variety of fields, from computational biology to quantum physics.
Students and families can learn more about SSI and apply on our website here: summersteminstitute.org. Applications due April 16.
Tufts Pre-College Programs
This summer, Tufts will offer a variety of programs for every curious learner and provide the opportunity for teens to experience our rigorous academic environment while growing alongside like-minded students.
Students will enjoy an easier application process—no need for them to submit a transcript or letter of recommendation! Best of all, they will feel supported and encouraged in their academic journey. Nomination form here. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com, call us at 617-627-2926, or feel free to chat with us online. Deadline to apply is May 1.