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Attendance Email: attendance@omahamarian.org

Lunch 

Click here to access the 1st semester 2021-2022 lunch schedule.

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, Sept. 20: Pasta, breadsticks
Tuesday, Sept. 21: Marian Moms Lunch (cash only, $6)
Wednesday, Sept. 22: Pizza
Thursday, Sept. 23: Mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders
Friday, Sept. 24: No lunch, early dismissal 

Daily Menu Items (Updated for COVID)

Chicken tender salad
Regular salad
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Fruit cups
Parfaits
Ice cream
Cookies

General Information

Soccer Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in trying out for Marian Soccer this spring on Wednesday, 9/29 @ 8:00am in the cafeteria. Off-season and pre-season conditioning as well as tryout information will be discussed. Please make plans to attend. If you have any questions please contact Head Coach Teresa DeGeorge tdegeorge@omahamarian.org

Foam WAT

Walk-A-Thon 2021 – FOAM WAT

Donation Link- https://marianhighschool.net/student-life/walk-a-thon-donation/

2021 Walk-A-Thon (WAT) is set for Friday, September 24. Sponsored by Student Board, WAT is a student-led fundraiser to support Marian’s operating budget. All of the funds raised during WAT go directly toward scholarships given to Marian students. This year’s theme is “Foam WAT.”  The girls are filled with energy and excitement to reach the goal of $95,000. As an incentive to raise funds this year, there will be a foam machine for students to have a dance party in at the end of the walk. Friendly competition between the four grade levels is encouraged.  The two classes who raise the most money will walk a shorter, two mile route. While the other two classes will walk a longer, four mile route. The schedule for Sept. 24 will be sent out that week – it is considered an early dismissal day.

 Students received the 2021 WAT informational packet on Friday, Aug. 20. This packet contains a letter from Ryan Sully ’22, vice president of the student body, about this year’s event, tips on fundraising, important collection dates and incentive information. If you have any questions about Walk-A-Thon, please contact Student Board Moderators Jessica Abel at jabel@omahamarian.org or Beth Dye at  bdye@omahamarian.org 

 

Peer2Peer Leaders

Hey Freshmen!  Do you have questions about anything Marian related or school related in general?!?!  Peer2Peer Leaders have the answers!  Stop by Student Services before school and chat with a Peer2Peer Leader!  Peer2Peer Leaders will be available in Student Services on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7:20-7:40 am and on Wednesdays from 8:20-8:40 am.
 

Calendars

Journalism students are still selling 2021-22 school calendars. There are less than 20 of them left, so come to Room 304 and purchase yours for $10 today!
 

“FOOTLOOSE”

Performance Dates
Oct. 20 – Jr. High Matinee and Preview Night
Oct. 21 – Opening Night
Oct. 22 – Performance
Oct. 23 – Performance
Oct. 24 – Final Matinee Performance
 
 

Curriculum Night Bulletin

Click here to download the curriculum night bulletin

 

Dress Code Policy 

Click here to download some quick reminders about our dress code policy.

Decade Darlings

Decade Darlings Club
Please consider joining your classmates in a quick decade of the Rosary after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Marian chapel.  If you have prayer intentions and can’t attend, please write them in the prayer book outside of the Campus Ministry office.  We’ll be praying for you!
 
 

College Visits 2021

September

Iowa State University (IA) 
Monday September 20
12:40pm. – 1:10pm
Adam Schuck

U.S. Army 
Wednesday September 22
11:35am – 12:05pm
12:55pm – 1:25pm
Seth Jones

Saint Louis University (MO) 
Monday September 27
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Lainie Arnold

University of St. Thomas (MN)
Monday September 27
11:05am – 11:35am
Brianna McCaulley

Marquette University (WI) 
Wednesday September 29
11:35am – 12:05pm
Kate Bracciano

Nebraska Wesleyan University (NE) 
Wednesday September 29
11:35am – 12:05pm
Jordyn McCave

College Visits

October

Creighton University (NE) 
Wednesday October 6
11:35am – 12:05
Christopher Slocombe

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (MN)
Friday October 8
11:05am – 11:35am
Joseph Schwieters

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) 
Friday October 8
11:05am – 11:35am
Brandi Perez

Luther College (IA) 
Friday October 8
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Maria Morales

Drake University (IA) 
Friday October 8
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Nick Drahozal

University of Nebraska at Kearney
Friday October 8
11:05am – 11:35am
12:40pm -1:10pm
Logan Prater

Creighton University (NE) 
Monday October 11
11:05am – 11:35am
Christopher Slocombe

Northwest Missouri State University (MO)
Monday October 11
11:05am.- 11:35am
Katey Mason

Simpson College (IA)
Monday October 11
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Marc Gentzler

Butler University (IN) 
Monday October 11
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Chris Potts

College Visits

College Visits

Gonzaga University
Tuesday October 12
11:05am – 11:35am
Nate Manette

Kansas State University (KS) 
Wednesday October 20
11:35am – 12:05pm
Sam Bond

Benedictine College (KS) 
Wednesday October 20
11:35am – 12:05pm
Will Burenheide

University of Kansas (KS) 
Wednesday October 20
12:55pm – 1:25pm
Angie Bass

South Dakota State University (SD)
Wednesday October 20 
12:55pm – 1:25pm
Jalen Williams

Saint Ambrose University (IA) 
Friday October 22
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Isabella Foral

Xavier University (OH) 
Monday October 25
11:05am – 11:35am
Tim Wilmes

E Q School of Hair Design (IA)
Monday October 25
12:40pm – 1:10pm
LeVonne Larson

University of Tulsa (OK) 
Wednesday October 27
11:35am – 12:05pm
Sally Moore

Avila University (MO) 
Wednesday October 27
11:35am – 12:05pm
Airriaunte Mercer

Rockhurst University (MO)
Wednesday October 27
12:55pm – 1:25pm
Habiba Soliman

College Visits

November

Newman University (KS)
Monday November 1
11:05am – 11:35am
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Lauren Aaron

U.S. Air Force (AA)
Monday November 1
12:40pm – 1:10pm
Tanner Eggers

Academic Opportunities

Immerse Education Essay Competition:

Win a full scholarship to the Immerse Summer School in Oxford, Cambridge, London or Online!
The Immerse Education Essay Competition offers students the opportunity to win a 100% scholarship for one of Immerse Education’s award-winning residential or online academic programmes (further information below). In the last round of the Essay competition, there were 10 full scholarship winners and 300 shortlisted partial scholarship winners selected from over 4000 entries.

Students aged 13-18 are required to submit essay responses to a pre-set question relating to their chosen subject and age group. From Medicine, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Creative Writing, English Literature, and many more subjects, there is a category for every area of interest. The competition is a great way to practice your academic writing skills and previous scholarship winners have referenced their success in the Essay Competition on their university application to the world’s top universities. For further guidance and to enter, visit https://www.immerse.education/essay-competition/

(Deadline for entry: 5th January 2022)

Poetry & Music Project 21/22

Students in grades K-12 from Nebraska and Iowa are invited to submit works of poetry on the theme Exploring Natural Beauty. Selected poems will be set to music and premiered during a public concert in May 2022. Click here for more guidelines.

Submission Guidelines
  • Open to all K-12 Students in Nebraska and Iowa
  • Poems should be on the themes, but do not need to use suggested prompts
  • Students may submit up to 2 poems
  • All work must be original
  • Poems should be in PDF or Word file format
  • Poems may be in any structure, but should be no more than 1 page in length Poems must be submitted with signed submission form
Submission Instructions

Email Poem(s) and completed signed submission form to poetry@operaomaha.org

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021

Writing Workshops

Opera Omaha and Nebraska Writers Collective offer virtual writing workshops focused on writing for music. Facilitated by Nebraska Writers Collective Teaching Artists, these workshops are approximately 1 hour in length but can be adjusted to fit within a class period. Workshops will also be adapted to student grade level.

Teachers interested in scheduling a workshop can register online. There will also be a virtual writing workshop open to any student. Click here for more information.

John K. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: January 14

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Each year, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 to high school students across the United States through the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Students need a 3.0 GPA and to fill out an online application that requires no essays, no recommendations, and no transcripts by October 31, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern.

STREAM Cup 2021 – 2022 Challenge

1st Challenge is September 15th -21st
This fall, Ms. Paulette Neuhalfen, in collaboration with Todd Smith, CEO of Symphony
Workforce, will launch a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, Math) Cup Challenge. Students from Catholic high schools across Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa will compete against each other in a series of six, seven-day virtual challenges. Real industry problems will be presented each challenge week with one of the problems focusing on Social Justice/Purpose. Each challenge will take place on the “Find the Why!” (FTW!) gamified mobile platform with problems presented to the students 48 hours prior to the start date. Student teams will do their creation and iteration in the FTW! Platform via 24/7 internet access.
Leading businesses in the state of Nebraska, and nationally, are looking for young people of great faith to lead and innovate in and for their companies. These companies will supply their actual, pressing problems for the students to attempt to solve. Students will engage with a maximum of five advisors, whom they invite to assist them, once each challenge begins. Advisors include college students from partnering universities including Creighton University, College of St. Mary and Bellevue University. Other advisors include alumni, employees from the company who submits the problem, and other business professionals.

Students can win the competition two different ways
The Grit Score: The platform is completely gamified and all actions earn points. The harder you work and engage with the advisors on the platform, the more points a team earns.
The Boom Score: The student teams take the given problem and drive it through a roadmap of questions that culminate with a video pitch (60-160 seconds in length). Points will be awarded to students who use their God-given talents in idea creation, dynamic presenting, and creative video production.

What is on the line?
1.) Cash prizes
2.) Scholarships
3.) Digital resumes and three assessments to help in your post secondary education journey
4.) Virtual internships (Paid and unpaid internships can be offered at anytime)
5.) Social media swag
6.) Winning school receives a $25,000.00 grant

Questions?
Contact Stacy Tunink stunink@omahamarian.org for more information or visit the website https://www.findthewhy.org/challenges/

High School Science Academy 

We are NOW accepting applications for our High School Science Academy– a totally free and student-accessible program that focuses on higher level learning and career literacy in the field of STEM- specifically conservation, biology and ecology!

All students need to do to apply is visit this page and fill out the ‘Applicant Interest Form’ and have a teacher or counselor fill out the short ‘Referral Form’ by September 13th at midnight. (Note: This is an extension from our original deadline of 9/6/2021.)

Each month, students will explore a different topic in the biological sciences.  They will participate in one full evening of lecture on a weeknight, followed by a half or full-day field or lab session on a weekend later in the month.  All sessions will be taught by university professors and will be supervised by NWR’s education staff.

All materials will be provided, and students will be served meals and snacks at every session. If students are unable to get to and from sessions, we can provide transportation from select area high schools at no charge.  For all sessions outside of the immediate Omaha area, students will be required to take provided transportation.

Questions? Please contact Lauren at education@nebraskawildliferehab.org

2022 EngineerGirl Writing Contest

The 2022 EngineerGirl Writing Contest is now open! This year’s theme is “Sustainable Solutions: Engineering for our Future” and we’re asking students to write an informative essay about how engineering can help humanity meet one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. These goals identify 17 areas where urgent action is required on all levels – from international institutions to individual households – and their aim is to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people have equal opportunities to enjoy peace and prosperity. Take a look at the contest rules and regulations, then make sure essays are submitted by February 1, 2022!

Smith Diversity Scholarship

NOW accepting applications for the Class of 2022.

APPLY HERE

Lutheran Family Services established the Coyner and Donna Smith Diversity Scholarship Fund to provide a college education for graduating high school seniors from low-income, minority families who are residents of Nebraska.

$25,000 scholarships are awarded annually to fund recipients’ college education regardless of where they have been accepted. These scholarships are renewable for four years.

Students who are interested in trade or vocational schools are also eligible to apply. Trade school applicants will receive $12,500, or one-half of the $25,000 grant, renewable for two years.

Students must be graduating from a Nebraska high school or obtain GED in the 2021-2022 academic year and plan to enter freshmen year of post-secondary in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Be a resident of Nebraska at the time of graduation
  • Show financial need  *Financial need is defined as a low-income family whose adjusted gross family income is $65,000 or lower annually
  • Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged ethnic backgrounds that do not identify as Caucasian

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year will be made available on September 1, 2021. 

Boston University Scholarship Opportunity

I am pleased to announce the 46th annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with outstanding academic ability from around the world.

Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.

I invite you to encourage your highest achieving students to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with one Trustee Scholarship essay by December 1, 2021. More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be found on our website.

If you have any additional questions, please contact John C. McEachern,
Director of Admissions, at 617-353-2300 or admissions@bu.edu.

EducationQuest Bulletin

Fall events will help students prepare for college!

EducationQuest will host virtual events this fall for juniors and seniors in English and Spanish. Each event will be held on multiple dates and times to accommodate families’ schedules.

WEBINARS  click here for dates, times, and registration
August  Senior College Planning
September  Financial Aid Programs
October  FAFSA Tutorial
November  FAFSA Tutorial and FAFSA Follow-up

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS  student registration opens August 31 
October 12, 9 a.m.-noon CT
November 10, 5 p.m.-8 p.m. CT
December 8, 9 a.m.-noon CT

Here is a Fall Events Flyer you can print and give to students and parents.

Twenty-one students receive Reaching Your Potential scholarships

Congratulations to these 21 students who received an EducationQuest Reaching Your Potential scholarship last spring – and thank you to the agencies that referred students to the program.

The deadline to refer students for the fall round is September 15. Within two days of submitting the referral, the student will receive an email with a link to the online application. The application deadline for students is October 1.

Questions? Contact Allison Ourada at 800-303-3745 ext. 6619 or allisono@educationquest.org.

Georgetown Pre-College Online Program

Georgetown University is pleased to announce the launch of our new Pre-College Online Program—offering courses that enable high school students 13 and older to explore subjects they may wish to study in college. The program is launching with two interesting courses, with more in the works. More information here.

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs: Fall 2021

Student Registration will open in June at https://www.nacacnet.org/.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 28: Northeastern US Fair
  • Sunday, Oct. 3 Signature Fair
  • Thursday, Oct. 14: Midwest US Fair
  • Sunday, Oct. 24: Signature Fair
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2: Arts & STEM Fair
  • Sunday, Nov. 14: Signature Fair

Jobs

St. Pius/St. Leo Extended Care Job Opening

This position follows the academic calendar (August-May) Monday – Friday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Provide direct care and supervision to children K-8th grade. Implement and supervise engaging activities and provide positive guidance when needed. Please email Cat Flores to apply or for more information: cat.flores@spsl.net

 

After School/Evening Babysitter Needed

Are you playful, creative, energetic and responsible? Do you want to make some $ after school? I have 3 kids (7,6 and 3) who are excited to meet you. I am looking for after school sitters on Tuesday and Thursdays weekly as well as a few sitters for nights and weekends. If you are interested, call or text Cindy Guenzel at 402-779-9821. (We are a St. James/Seton family.)

Saturday Evening Babysitter Needed

Looking for a student who is interested in a routine every-other-Saturday night (with flexibility) babysitting for 6-year old boy and 4-year old girl. Must love princesses, dance parties, and dogs (since we also have one of those). Located in Dundee. Must provide own transportation to and from our home. Typical hours 6 – 11 p.m. Pay rate negotiable. Safe sitter and / or CPR and / or previous childcare experience preferred. Send qualifications via email to Sarah (Marian Class of 2001) at sarah.gudeman@gmail.com.

After school care position available

St. Vincent de Paul School is accepting applications for part-time after school care employees. The position follows the school calendar from August-May. Hours will be 3-6 p.m. Please visit our school website to fill out an online application www.svdp-school.org. Please contact Mrs. Diane Warneke at warneked@svdpomaha.org with any questions

Nebraska State Parks Jobs

Just as our state parks and historical sites offer something for everyone who visits, there are countless opportunities to get involved if you want to work at one of them. These areas are open year-round, and you can get in on the action in any season, any time. More info here.

Volunteer Opportunities 

CHI Health Immanuel Teen Volunteer Program

Do you want to give back to the community? Can you spare three hours a day, one day a week? Are you looking for scholarship opportunities? For more information contact Nichole Eggers at 402-572-2722 or nichole.eggers@alegent.org.

Heartland Family Service Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities Flier:

The flier offers potential volunteers a condensed version of volunteer opportunities at our agency. In addition, the flier offers individuals various ways in which to apply and inquire regarding the various volunteer opportunities Heartland Family Service offers. Click here for the flier.

Questions? Contact Tanner Downs at TDowns@heartlandfamilyservice.org
or 402-552-7418