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, Dec 6: Pasta, bread sticks
Tuesday, Dec. 7: Marian Moms Taco Salad Lunch ($6, cash only)
Wednesday, Dec. 8: Pizza
Thursday, Dec 9: Boneless chicken wings, fries
Friday, Dec 10: TBA

Daily Menu Items (Updated for COVID)

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

General Information

Parking Announcement

Beginning tomorrow and until further notice, in the lower parking lot, the farthest east row near the track is closed for student parking due to construction traffic. Please park in the center rows and the rows nearest to the soccer field only. The lower parking lot driveway to 72nd Street will be closed indefinitely due to construction.

Momentum Musicians Needed

The Marian show choir is seeking a keyboard player and a bass guitarist to join the momentum Show Choir band for this year’s season. Musicians will be a part of the show choir competitions which take place on the following Saturdays: Jan 8th, Jan 22nd, Jan 29th, Feb 21, and March 5th. Rehearsals for the band will be on designated Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. Please contact Mrs. Dickes if you like to join or have any questions. Thank you!

Hope Presbyterian Church Prom Dress Boutique Event

We will be holding a Prom Dress Boutique on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church, 5220 South 159th Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska. We have over 400 new prom dresses and each one is only $20.  We will also have limited accessories priced at $1.00 each.  Our goal is to reach as many girls as possible to give them this opportunity to shop for and afford a beautiful new prom dress. Click here for more information.

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


Savannah College of Art & Design – SCAD (GA) 
Monday December 6 
11:05am – 11:35am
Jackson Kiley

College Visits

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Academic Opportunities

Montana State University Scholarships

Paying for school is an important conversation for students as they begin applying for college. At Montana State, we remove financial barriers through a wide range of financial assistance programs and resources.


  • MSU offers many scholarships to incoming freshmen to help reduce the cost of attendance. To be eligible for scholarships, we must have a student’s application for admission and self-reported high school GPA.
  • Non-resident students that apply to MSU are automatically considered for a scholarship through our Achievement Award program. Achievement Awards are based on a student’s academic merit. The Achievement Awards are renewable programs for up to four years.
  • MSU is excited to announce our new Blue & Gold Scholarship Application for Fall 2022 students. This application will give students an opportunity to apply for additional scholarship funding in addition to their Achievement Award.
  • The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is one of our most competitive scholarships. If awarded the WUE scholarship, a student’s tuition will be brought down to roughly 150% of in-state tuition.This scholarship is only available to students from the Western states. A list of eligible western states and territories is available online.
  • The Presidential Scholarship is a prestigious and competitive opportunity for students who are interested in joining the Honors College. This scholarship consists of a full tuition waiver, plus an additional stipend for housing. The Presidential application must be submitted on December 3rd, 2021 for consideration. Counselor verification, letters of recommendation, and personal essays are required for scholarship consideration.The Presidential Scholarship application doubles as an application for our Honors College as well.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships through their academic department or college each year they are at MSU. These scholarship amounts and deadlines vary with each academic department. Most scholarships have a priority deadline of February 1, so we recommend that students apply early for these opportunities.
  • MSU also recognizes outside scholarships such as those received through a local rotary club, a local business, or online scholarship portal. Any third-party scholarships should be reported to MSU by the start of each semester.

Financial Assistance

  • Encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1 each year to receive priority consideration for all available need-based aid programs including low interest loans, grants and work study. FAFSA is not required at MSU, but strongly recommended.
  • MSU’s Financial Roadmap website has a full listing of assistance programs including grants, scholarships, tuition waivers and student/parent loans.

Student Employment

  • On-campus employment opportunities help many students pay for college while still leaving time for classes, homework and campus engagement.
  • Jobs and internships both on- and off-campus can be found through Career, Internship and Student Employment Services.

16th Annual High School Culinary Invitational

Click here to learn more about this contest. Registration is due Dec. 13, click here to download the form.


Free Speech Essay Contest


Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending high school overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to

Word Length

Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the provided topic below.


FIRE must receive all entries by 11:59 EST, December 31, 2021. Winners will be announced by February 15, 2022.

Scholarship Prizes

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, three $1,000 third place prizes and four $500 prizes will be awarded.

Click here for more information about the essay contest.

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

(Deadline for entry: 5th January 2022)

GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Since 2000, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute has awarded $10 million in scholarships to more than 500 students. Help put promising young leaders in the running for the Foundation’s largest scholarship award before the Jan. 6 deadline.

High school seniors nationwide who demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2022 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships – up to $40,000 total per recipient – and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond.

Applications for the 2022 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until Jan. 6, 2022. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application are available online. You may also follow us on Facebook and learn more about the Foundation’s other programs for students and educators.

We encourage you to share this news with candidates who exemplify these characteristics inside and outside the classroom and encourage them to apply. We look forward to honoring these deserving student leaders next spring.

Candidates who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at


Creighton University: High School Mini Medical School

Date: Jan. 8, 2022
Open to all 9th-12th graders.
Click here for more information.
Click here to register.


John K. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Deadline: January 14

2022-2023 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship

Nebraska residents, those attending school in Nebraska, or those interested in a career in poultry-based in Nebraska are encouraged to apply for the 2022-2023 Nebraska Poultry Education Scholarship.

A total of four $1,000 scholarships may be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. The four scholarships are awarded based on college credit hours completed (0-26 Freshman, 27-52 Sophomore, 53-88 Junior, 89 or more Senior). Read and follow the instructions carefully prior to submitting your application. All winners will be notified no later than February 1, 2022.

If awarded, the scholarship will be awarded directly to the educational institution. Applicants and winners are encouraged to apply each year and can be awarded the scholarship multiple times but not totaling more than $1,000 per academic year. Winners are required to attend the Nebraska Poultry Industries virtual conference to be presented the scholarship. Non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline – January 20, 2022

If you are not an eligible student, we encourage you to forward this email along to any high school seniors or current college students in your network that are pursuing a career in the poultry industry.

Click here to apply.

Field to Fuel Student Contest REVAMPED

We are challenging social media gurus across the state to help us educate other students about Renewable Fuels Month for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize for your school or organization.

Each spring, Nebraska recognizes Renewable Fuels Month to raise awareness about renewable fuels. Ever heard of it? We hope so! But not enough people have and ethanol, a renewable fuel made right here in Nebraska, is the only liquid fuel that helps reduce greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions. We need your help to get the word out!

We are challenging students to create a full week of social media content demonstrating how you would educate other students about renewable fuels – especially ethanol. Videos are still welcome, but students are encouraged to explore other creative ways to reach their audience. Items in your campaign might include a social media calendar, pre-written social media posts, videos, graphics, contests, ads, personal stories, blogs, and more.

All platforms can be considered, but please include content for at least two of these channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Official Contest Rules

Content must be received and/or postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2022. All entries must include an entry form. The top three entries, as selected by a panel of judges, will receive the following prizes:

First place: $1,000
Second place: $600
Third place: $400

In addition, the winning entries will be announced in press releases to local media. Winners will be requested to submit group pictures.


The contest is open to students currently attending a Nebraska high school (grades 9-12 in a public, private or home school setting). Immediate family members of contest sponsors are not eligible to compete.


  • There is no limit to the number of participants per project; however, only one prize will be given per submission, not per person.
  • Submissions must be original works and not contain copyrighted material or any material that is proprietary to a third party, which includes music.
  • Content will be the sole property of the Nebraska Ethanol Board.
  • Only one campaign may be submitted per individual or team but multiple campaigns can be submitted by schools.


How to Enter

Complete the Field to Fuel entry form and submit it along with your Renewable Fuels Month content to Contact Jessica for more information or questions.

We are looking forward to your entries! Please pass this on to all your teacher friends. This is open to ALL students.

Journalism Scholarship Opportunities

The Nebraska Broadcasters Association (NBA) Foundation is offering up to four, $1,000 scholarships for Nebraska high school seniors who will be enrolling in broadcasting-related programs at designated Nebraska colleges and universities next fall.
Online applications are being accepted from now through January 31, 2022.

The Nebraska Press Women organization is sponsoring a $1,000 Marianne Beel Memorial Scholarship to go to a high school senior planning to pursue a college degree in a communications field. Applicants also should enjoy showcasing Nebraska through their work.  For additional details, see Mrs. Kalkowski or visit  Scholarship applications are due February 9, 2022.

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!

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College

We invite you, your students, and your parents/guardians to attend.
We have upcoming virtual information sessions! Learn what makes our programs unique. Ask questions of our Program Directors. Explore what we have to offer by registering HERE!

In Their Own Words: A Primary Source Essay Contest for High School Students

In Their Own Words is a new essay contest open to all high school students at Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools. The contest offers students the opportunity to examine primary sources in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and to demonstrate their skills in historical interpretation and textual analysis.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to offer

  • Ten $500 essay prizes for high school students in grades 10–12
  • Ten $250 prizes for each winner’s teacher for history programming or classroom resources

Want to participate? Here are the details:
Step 1: Sign up for free trial access to American History: 1493–1945, a database containing more than 60,000 digitized documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. Each school—and its students—will have free access during the trial window.
Step 2: Students will be asked to select 1–2 documents from American History: 1493–-1945 and write an essay according to the following guidelines:

  • Describe how reading/viewing the primary source document(s) changed your understanding of an event, historical figure, or time period.
  • Use evidence from the document in your essay to support your response.
  • Keep your essay to 500–600 words in length.
  • Cite additional primary or secondary sources if necessary to support your ideas.
  • View the full contest instructions here.

Step 3: Submit your essay by the deadline of March 1, 2022. The submission portal will open on December 1, 2021.

Need help getting started? Read our Guide to American History: 1493–1945, which includes essay ideas, advice for navigating the database, links to thematic resources, and more.
Please contact Jillian Tweet at Adam Matthew Digital if you have any questions about American History, 1493–1945 or the trial process.

Résonance Young Artist Program

Résonance, Omaha’s professional ensemble of singers – is looking for the next Young Artists! Résonance performs with Gallup, Opera Omaha, area churches and is the featured vocal ensemble for the Omaha Symphony in Christmas Celebration.
During the 2021-2022 season, Young Artists will participate in training workshops, vocal and movement coaching, rehearsalsand a variety of performances with the singers of Résonance.

Click here to view the flyer with more information.

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.

Summer Program at UW-Madison

Applications for Badger Summer Scholars and the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger Precollege are now open.

Badger Summer Scholars is a two-week program in which students attend a college-level seminar in a topic of their choice, taught by UW-Madison instructors. Students also participate in the Jump Forward series, a workshop series on how to prepare for college, including topics on the admissions process, navigating college, career exploration and more. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions in a small group setting during Q&A sessions featuring the same UW-Madison professionals who assist incoming undergraduates.
Program dates
Session I: June 19-July 1, 2022
Session II: July 3-15, 2022

See the Badger Summer Scholars program page for 2022 seminar topics, schedule and more.

Learn more about Badger Summer Scholars

The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) engages talented students from across Wisconsin, the nation and the world in an intense, research-focused, three-week summer program. Designed to push students to the next academic level in an intimate learning environment, students in ALP enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience, with numerous opportunities to connect with instructors, build community and engage with peers.
Program date
July 3-23, 2022
Visit the ALP program page for 2022 class options, schedule and more.

Explore ALP


New Castle Retirement Center Job Opportunity

Click here for more information.

Hillcrest Healthcare Job Opportunity

Click here for more information.

Runza Job

Runza is currently hiring. Click here for more information.


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:


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

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 Please contact Mrs. Diane Warneke at 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 

Nebraska Miss Amazing Volunteer Opportunity

Nebraska Miss Amazing is a non profit that works with girls and women with disabilities. Each year, we have an Amplify event, where the women can show off their talents, meet new friends, and learn leadership skills. Click here to register as a volunteer.

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

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
or 402-552-7418