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Virtual Backpack ~ January 15, 2018

Click on Weekly Flyers on Left to view flyers on items below.


Congratulations to our 2nd Quarter J.H. Honor Students!

7th Grade 1st Honors:  Ashtyn Anderson, A.J. Atayi, Charli Brusnahan, Ben Carpenter, Sam Cihunka, Nora Corrigan, Danielle Cutsor, Ella Daly, Claire Dlouhy, Ian Engel, Lucy Euteneuer, Anthony Evans, Sean Fenoglio, Sarah Fenton, Jack Gillogly, Ellie Glenn, Lucy Hall, Bria Hamilton, Nile Langenfeld, Timmy Lonergan, Lilly Maxey, Anne Maxwell, Lukas Phillips, Sofia Qumsieh, Adam Ramasute, Zoey Rauterkus, Ben Rheinheimer, Anika Richards, Emma Robinson, Jenna Robinson, Reagan Rosenbaum, Jackson Smith-Cote, Sara Steinbruck, Zach Swanson, Grant Wagner, Lydia Wagner, Ashley Walsh, Kellen Wilkins, Megan Wilkins.

7th Grade 2nd Honors:  Steven Avalos, Angelo Badami, Gabby Freemont, Gracie Jensen, Kyle Moffitt.

8th Grade 1st Honors:  Kylie Asselin, Henry Biesanz, Meleana Boer, Alex Cann, Neave Corrigan, Aryn Durr, Ella Fitzpatrick, Riley Fritz, Kit Hamilton, Brad Harrison, Andrew Joppa, Makayla Kennedy, Stephen Kimminau, Samantha Kluthe, Bailey Kollasch, Anna Krupka, Emily Lamoureux, Sophia Mace, Emily Mordeson, Faith Morrison, Skylar Needham, Danielle Neppel, Rachel Phillips, Karina Rief, Conner Rowland, Austin Schwarz, Austin Shiner, Lexus Tenorio, Anastasia Wewel, Matty Wilmes, Regan Wolff.

8th Grade 2nd Honors:  Matthew Allen, Quincy Cervantes, Jadon Gbetanou, Drake Gilbride, Libby Hubschman, Avery Kinnison, Marcus Kriener, Kylie Laferriere, Michael Lee, Thomas Leiden, Nathan McCoy, Kyleigh Monaghan, Jacob Orr, Sykora Roberts, Aiden Starkey.


Don't forget to send an email to when you have your participation hours completed.  A simple note that explains how you fulfilled the hours is all that is needed.

Dine Out for SJS

January 17th Panera

134th & W Maple



January Home and School Happenings

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Happy New Year!

Dine out for SJS Jan 17th – Panera (134th and Maple)

4pm - 8pm – Show the attached flyer for SJS to get credit.

4th Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon Jan 17th

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 4th grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.


Thursday Jan 18th at 6:30pm-8:00pm at St. James Seton School.

Please submit any situations by Jan 11th that you would like to RESPECT to address at this link:

Daycare will be provided in St. James Parish Nursery.

Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to help in the many different ways! Parents + School = Winning Team!


~Annual Dodgeball Tournament Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Dodgeball tournament.  It will be held at Roncalli on Saturday, March 10th.  Check out the facebook page for more details or you can find the flyer/registration form @ .


~January Spotlight Skill: Working With Others

At school we specifically teach a handful of meaningful social skills with the goal to build on those over time. We talk about the skills in the morning/afternoon announcements, in Guidance classes, and they are also reinforced in the classroom. Working on these skills at home would also help benefit mastering skills over time. 

This month we will focus on Working with Others. The ability to work as part of a team is a major life skill. At school we encourage students to help contribute their own ideas, but also develop projects and plans with others. In the classroom we also model the positive impact working in a team can have on the task at hand. Below are the steps provided to practice this skill with your children:

1.     Identify the task to be completed

2.     Assign tasks to each person

3.     Discuss ideas in a calm quiet voice and let everyone share their ideas

4.     Work on tasks until completed


~Knights of Columbus free throw contest will be Sunday January 21st.  Check out flyer for details

~SJ/SEA Overflow’s Youth Ministry calendar (grades 6-8), and the details and registration form for the Steubenville conference (open to students entering 9th grade this fall).  See attached flyers for the details,,


~Spring Fling will be held Saturday, February 3rd from 6:00-12:00.  This year’s theme is SJS Superheroes.  Funds raised at this event provide uniforms, sports equipment, tournament fees, referee fees, etc. for track, football, basketball and volleyball teams at St. James.


Cost is $25/per person which covers food, drinks and even a DJ! 

Here are the registration links: and


Community News



~Boyscout Troop 380 Plan now to attend the annual Spaghetti Dinner on January 27.  See flyer for details


~Grief’s Journey is a group supporting families coping with serious illnesses or injuries.  See flyer for details


~Marian H.S. would your daughter like to play competitive basketball and meet other girls?  Marian has a JR Crusader team for grades 3-6.  See flyer for details on how to get signed up


~SEA and SJ Parish is hosting LoveEd Seminars for parents.  This is a brand new program that helps empower parents to teach both the theology and science of human sexuality within the context of God’s plan for love and life.  See flyer for detail


~Servants of Mary is celebrating their 125th year of ministry in the United States!  A significant part of their history has involved ministering in schools across the United States.  To honor the schools where they have served, they are initiating 125 Days of Prayer.  The Servants of Mary is inviting our SJS Family to send them our prayer requests to them so they can pray during their 125 Days of Prayer.  See attached letter for all the details


~Skutt’s 8th grade entrance exam will be January 13th.  See flyer for details  Skutt will also have a practice entrance exam for grades 6 & 7.  See flyer for details


Middle school band night will be held 1/26.  See flyer for details


~SJ Young Adult Group B.R.I.D.G.E.S. is hosting a speaker on everyday evangelization.  Here are the details:

Please join us for a night of faith enrichment! The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. St. James young adult group will welcome guest speaker James M. Jansen, M.T.S., Director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Omaha on Jan. 20 from 7-9 p.m. in the nursery at St. James church. Jim will present his talk, "Everyday Evangelization: Living Evangelization for Saints, Sinners and Scaredy-cats," which will focus on how young adults (18-45) can live out the new evangelization during this particular stage of their lives, whether single, married or raising families. Don't miss this chance to hear an expert in the field of evangelization! 


~St. James Pancake Breakfast is this Sunday.  Plan now to attend!  




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