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Virtual Backpack ~ 03-27-2017

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


Congratulations to the following students in grades 5-8 who have their art on display at the Annual Duchesne Academy Art Show! Their art will be on display at Duchesne from March 20-April 11. There will be an awards ceremony on April 11 at 5pm. Friends and family are invited to attend - and everyone is invited to view the art during March-April. Artwork can also be viewed on Mrs. Smith's art class website,  - Mrs. Smith


Theresa Berger, Allison Cann, Claire Dlouhy, Aryn Durr, Zoe Durr, Roman Gilbride, Ellie Glenn, Reagan Graeve, Cecilia Hall, Lucy Hall, madalyn Harrison

Makayla Kennedy, Bailey Kollasch, Marcus Kriener, Anna Krupka, Brooklyn Lacher, Emily Lamoureux, Jacob Lamoureux, Kyra McWilliams, Faith Morrison, Ellie Rief, Sykora Roberts, Sara Steinbruck, Kyleigh Troshynski, Grant Wagner.


Congratulations to the 6th grade Math Team for finishing first place in the 2017 Brownell Talbot Math Contest. Our students worked very hard preparing for this very challenging city-wide contest. Team members are Steve Avalos, Lucy Euteneur, Sean Fenoglio, Jack Gillogly, Nile Langenfeld, Lily Maxwell, Adam Ramasute, Grant Wagner, and Ashley Walsh. Great job, team!



~Help Needed                      Confirmation Celebration!!

6th and 7th Grade families needed


Receptions are being planned immediately following Confirmation Masses at both St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann.  The parish centers will be decorated and refreshments will be provided for the newly confirmed and their guests. 


  It is our hope that this tradition will continue, with the 6th and 7th grade families planning for the event and then being able to relax and enjoy the evening when their son or daughter is confirmed in 8th grade. 


We are in need of families to donate baked goods, serve, and clean up after the event. 

This is a wonderful way to ‘pay it forward’ as the students are preparing for their own Confirmation! 


Please sign up via i-volunteer if you would like to help. 

Thank You!



~Home and School Story Time for students in grades Pre-school thru 3rd Grade will be held March 29th.  See flyer @


March Home and School Happenings


Story Time and S’mores

Wednesday March 29th from 6:30-7:15pm at the school gym. Preschool – 3rd Grade - Come and listen to a story and eat s’mores in your PAJAMAS! Book fair will be open until 8pm this evening in the library. RSVP preferred by March 24th to Katie Kaldenberg See Virtual Backpack for flier


 Thank you to all those who have been volunteering to

help in the many different ways!

Parents + School = Winning Team!


~ Nebraska Humane Society Spring Cleaning?  Put your old towels and blankets to good use!  The 6th Graders are once again sponsoring a collection drive for the Humane Society.  We will be collecting items NEXT WEEK April 20-24!  Details HERE:


~Proseeds donations to date……(Drum roll please) $176.41!  Thanks so much to all who participate.


~SJS Enrichment and Summer Reading Skills Program SJS will again offer this program to all incoming 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students.  For more information and registration form go to


~SJS 5K looking for something for the whole family to participate in?  Get signed up now to attend SJS 1st annual 5K on Saturday, April 29th at Standing Bear Lake.  See flyer for details!


~SJS Summer Science Camps 2017! This year there will be two different science camps for students entering grades 1st-5th grades.  For all the details see flyer and get signed up today.


~SJS Vacation Bible Fun




More information to come soon!




Community News



~Marian High School is hosting a Trivia Night for 7th grade girls on Saturday, April 1, 2017from 7 to 9 p.m.

There is no need to form a team ahead of time; girls will be randomly divided into teams with fun and creative themes! The trivia will consist heavily of pop culture questions—movies, music, books, tv shows, etc. Awesome prizes for the top three teams and concession prizes for everyone who participates. Snacks and dessert provided. 


The cost is $10. Register by Thursday, March 30 @


~Maverick Run Come join the Maverick Run on Saturday, April 22nd.  Get signed up by 4/1 to get early registration prices.  See flyer for details.


~Overflow will host a middle school youth ministry night.  For more information see flyer


~Schwers Family Fundraiser As most of you know Alex (former SJS student) and Lauren (current SJS 5th grader) Schwers dad, Roger, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in his blood.  There is a go fund me page that has been setup for the family if you are interested in helping.


There will be a fundraiser on April 8th as well.  We need help for bake sale items and working the event. I will post the links to those pages below. We would really appreciate if everyone could save the date for the evening of Saturday April 8th. We are in the process of organizing a fundraising dinner for the Schwers family which will take place in the St. James gym. There will be auction items at the dinner so if you know of a business that would be willing to donate please contact me for a donation form. Thank you so much and please keep Roger and the Schwers family in your prayers!

Thank you!

Tracey Hillebrandt


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