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Virtual Backpack ~ 01-23-2017

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


We are proud to announce the 1st and 2nd honor Junior High recipients!


7th Grade 1st Honors – 2nd Quarter:

Matthew Allen, Kylie Asselin, Henry Biesanz, Meleana Boer, Alex Cann, Quincy Cervantes, Neave Corrigan, Aryn Durr, Luke Fenton, Ella Fitzpatrick, Riley Fritz, Jadon Gbetanou, Drake Gilbride, Kit Hamilton, Bradley Harrison, Libby Hubschman, Andrew Joppa, Makayla Kennedy, Stephen Kimminau, Avery Kinnison, Samantha Kluthe, Bailey Kollasch, Marcus Kriener, Anna Krupka, Kylie Laferriere, Emily Lamoureux, Thomas Leiden, Sophia Mace, Nathan McCoy, Kyleigh Monaghan, Emily Mordeson, Faith Morrison, Skylar Needham, Danielle Neppel, Jake Orr, Tyler Phillips, Karina Rief, Sykora Roberts, Austin Schwarz, Austin Shiner, Jake Smith, Aiden Starkey, Lexus Tenorio, Anastasia Wewel, Matthew Wilmes, Regan Wolff.


7th Grade 2nd Honors – 2nd Quarter

Robert Evans III, Emily Kriener, Mike Lee, Rachel Phillips, Conner Rowland, Mary Simpson, Will Sprakel, Kaleb Vinson, Fabiola Zapatero.


8th Grade 1st Honors – 2nd Quarter

Kate Asselin, Carson Bartak, Warren Berger, Jessica Brusnahan, Frances Cihunka, Stephen Costello, Nate Dugan, Zoe Durr, Clare Euteneuer, Fernando Ferrer, Grace Francl, Jack Francl, Sophie Francl, Madison Genoways, Allison Gurnon, Xavier Hackenberg, Cecilia Hall, Cora Jensen, Caitlin Keating, Jessica Kozol, Katie Liske, Kathryn Little, Nicole Loeffler, Will Lounsberry, Ella Matthies, Tommy Maxwell,  Dominic Melrose, Elizabeth Mendick, Eric Olsen, Sean Patterson, Jayna Petty, Isaac Richards, Rebecca Roh, Erin Schartz, Leo Schumacher, Abbey Schwarz, Madison Smith, Matthew Stoltz, Elizabeth Stratman, Nick Swanson, Tyler Valgora, Elizabeth Walsh, Jason Willis, Ryan Witt.


8th Grade 2nd Honors – 2nd Quarter

Ty Evangelisti, Dylan Hulbert, Seth Leddy, Natalie Martin, Ethan McCoy, Brendan Monaghan,

Sophia Rangel, Alyssa Rutten, Ben Schott, Maria Sellers, Erin Thomas, Ben Humpal, Gabe Riedemann, Anthony Tubrick, Will Volenec.


SJS Athletic Director ~ SJS is looking for a Athletic Director.  If interested contact school office.



~CSW schedule can be found @



~Help needed for the J.H. Ice Cream Social.  Go to iVolunteer to get signed up today  Money helps pay for the Grade 8 Fieldtrip.


~ Knights of Columbus is having their annual Free Throw contest on Saturday, January 14th in the school gym.  It is for boys and girls ages 10-14.  See flyer

 for all the details.


~ HyVee Cash for Students A BIG THANKS for all that helped with the HyVee collections.  Because of you we have a final count of $233,461.30!


~January Menu


~PRE Feeding Your Family’s Soul

 As a fundraiser for the P.R.E. program, the book, Feeding Your Family’s Soul can be purchased for $16.00.  The book has 52 fun and creative lessons, one to use each week of the year during dinner time.  This book can help parents to transform regular dinner time into a prayerful faith lesson for their elementary school to high school aged children.  Each lesson begins with an opening prayer followed by a short teaching to be read by a family member. There are reflection questions, a short closing prayer and a prayer to be used throughout the week.  Recipes are also included throughout the book.  Topics include Living the Beatitudes, the Communion of Saints, Respect for the Human Person, the Tradition of Prayer, Social Justice, the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and 46 other topics.  To purchase a book, please make arrangements with Jo Kusek at 402-572-0369 or   Checks are written to St. James/Seton P.R.E.  Books can be sent home with students from SJS.  


~Proseeds 1st quarter returns are over $159.00.  Thank you for all that participate!


~SJS Art Club Just a reminder, ART CLUB will meet next Tuesday, 1/17, after school.  We'll meet from 3:15-4:45pm in the Spanish room.  Students in grades 7-8 who wish to come should have filled out an Art Club form that is signed by the student and a parent. If you'd like to attend (and are in 7th or 8th grade), but haven't filled

out a form, please see or email Mrs. Smith.


~SJS Dodgeball Registration is now open - St. James/Seton School’s 1st Annual Dodgeball Event being held on Saturday, March 18, 2017at Roncalli Catholic High School.  This event will be a fun event for SJS students in grades 5-8 designed to promote sportsmanship.  The Registration/waiver form is now online @

along with opportunities to volunteer @ Please contact Laura Schwarz, Sarah Pritza or Jody Mendick for more details. 


~SJS Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, February 4th from 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM. The theme this year is Mardi Gras.  More details can be found at


Funds raised at this event provide uniforms, sports equipment, tournament fees, referee fees, etc. for the track, football, basketball, and volleyball teams at St. James.


The cost is $25/person – here are the registration links: and


The $25 covers food and drinks, and a DJ!


~SJS Vacation Bible Fun




More information to come soon!


~Spirit Catholic Radio will host their 5th Annual Superstar Catholic School Contest.  Help SJS be one of the winning elementary schools by going to the link and click on the Superstar Catholic School Banner.  One vote per person, so share the link with family and friends. 


See attached flyer for all the details and prizes our school can win.



Community News


~Catholic Youth Conference for all teens entering 9th grade in 2017 through 2017 graduates.  For details on registering see attached flyer  Registration deadline is 1/29/17.


~Creighton Prep Will be Showcasing Arts and Technology for Boys in grades 5-8.  Details can be found @


~Growing in God’s Grace Children’s Team are looking for letters, cards, or a drawing or some other way to encourage our RCIA candidates.  See attached letter for details and timing of these items.

~Music in Catholic Schools will hold it’s annual Benefit Dance and Silent Auction on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 7:30-10:30 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  Nebraska Wind Symphony Swingtones will be performing. 

Free dance lessons will be 6:15-7:15 pm.  Desserts and beverages will be served.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the door.  It’s a fun night and a great way to earn some funds to help our students with financial need.


~RCHS Junior Pride Baseball registration is now open.  See flyer for registration form


~SAVE THE DATE for our next SJS Crafting day sponsored by home and school!!!  Whatever craft you have, come and join us Saturday, February 11 from 9am to 10pm at the SEA parish center.  Or there are half day options to accommodate your busy schedule.  You get your own 6’ round table, lunch and/or dinner, snacks and prizes throughout the day.  Even if you have to leave for a while for another commitment, your things will be safe at your table while you’re gone.  Registration forms are available here, or email Jen at for more information or a registration form.  "Not a crafter?  Go to ivolunteer to donate items for this event."

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