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Duchesne Academy Art Show

Congratulations to the following students who had their art displayed

in the annual Duchesne Academy Art Show:

Danielle Cutstor (8). Theresa Berger (7), Aivleen Fenton (7), Zoe Vinson (7),

Jacob Lamoureux(7), Ellie Rief (7), Evie Kelly (6), Addi Birge (6)

McKinlee Scheckenberger (6), Kiana Kaldenberg (5)


Special Congratulations to Award Winners from this show!

There were 220 submissions from 10 schools.

The judge for the show as a local professional artist - Katrina Methot-Swanson.

There were 2 levels of awards given:

Level 1: Tres Bien* (Very Good) Award

Level 2: Judge's Choice Award** --  out of 220 entries, only 14 received this award!


McKinlee Scheckenberger (6) won a Tres Bien Award

Theresa Berger (7) won a Judge's Choice Award


Congratulations Artists!


SJS Catholic Daughters Contest

Congratulations to the following students that participated in the

SJS Catholic Daughters Contest. 

These students participated in the essay portion and placed as follows:  Will Teahon 1st place and placed 2nd in the state, Anthony Cann place 2nd and Alivia Peklo place 3rd.  In the poetry portion of the contest:  Samantha List placed 1st, Hayden Blaney placed 2nd and Victoria Wiederin placed 3rd.  Samantha also won 1st place in state and will be sent to nationals.  Way to go everyone!




SJS received $936.18 from HyVee's Cash for Students program. 



School News



Do you shop on Amazon?  Are you registered with Amazon Smiles?  The next time you shop on Amazon, make your purchase on AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile has the exact same low prices, selection, and shopping experience as The perk of using AmazonSmile, is that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Register to support SJS! Use this link to reach our school page: and ask your family and friends to bookmark this link so all their shopping will benefit St. James Catholic Church and St. James/Seton School. Thank you for your ongoing support!


TAGG's 5th annual all school contest is just a week away! This is a fun way to introduce our new staff and parents to TAGG and remind our existing supporters to keep TAGGing!

About the Contest/Promotion:  From April 15 - May 15, all schools on TAGG will compete for the most money raised and most TAGGs. The two winning schools with the most money raised and most TAGGs will win every student a printed prize pack consisting of 16 or more offers from our TAGG businesses to enjoy all summer long! The top TAGGer at each school




The volleyball program is open to all 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who attend St. James / Seton (SJS) School or are Home School students in the St. James/St. Elizabeth Ann parishes.  

If your daughter(s) elects to participate in St. James / Seton Volleyball this fall, please go through the registration process. Here is the link to the online registration form.

This online process is two steps:

  1. completing the medical statement
  2. payment of the participation fee (debit/credit card via PayPal; note, you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online). Note: register and pay the participation fee by May 15th and you save $20!!!

An optional informational meeting for parents will take place on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 PM at the St. James / Seton school gym.  A reference document (Volleyball Parent Handbook – 2019) is attached and such items within the document will be discussed during the meeting.


Evaluations will be held in May and players will need to supply their own knee pads during evaluations.  For updated information regarding evaluation dates and times for each grade, please go to SJS Athletics (link) web site and click on the volleyball link in the top right hand side of the screen.  Evaluation dates and times for each pertinent grade are listed.  

If you have questions, contact TJ Burbridge at



Home & School Meeting

May 1st at 7:00pm at Villagio’s (Note time and location change)

(Please RSVP if you plan to attend this meeting as we need to make sure we have enough space,


Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6th  – May 10th Teachers will receive a Thank You from Home and School, donated by parents, to show our appreciation for them teaching our children.


Kindergarten Eagles Wings Luncheon May 9th    

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

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


Dine out for SJS

Tuesday May 14th at Village Inn 90th St. 4pm -8pm

Make sure you mention SJS to get credit ☺


Thank you to all those who have been volunteering

to help in the many different ways!

Parents + School = Winning Team! 


St. Vincent DePaul

Has a new store located by Bakers on 90th Street by SJS.  The store is having a challenge with keeping enough product on the shelves because of the low number of volunteers.  They are looking for families that would be interested in volunteering at the new store.  Volunteers would earn $8/hr credit for our school for volunteer hours worked. If interested you can contact Marty Smith, Executive Director @


The transition to high school is a big step!  Set incoming or outgoing students up for success by encouraging them to sign up for one of Creighton University’s enrichment programs. They’re designed to help students understand what to expect and buildexcitement for the next stage of their academic journey.



Parents, if you are interested in applying for Children's Scholarship funding, see the attached information.


Registration for Vacation Bible Fun (June 24-28) hast started!  The theme for Vacation Bible Fun this year is ROAR: Life is wild – God is good. We will explore how when life is unfair, scary, changes, sad or good – God is Good! Student registration forms are available at St. James and St. Elizabeth Ann’s in the foyer of the church or can be found on our website: Teacher volunteer applications and student aide applications can be found on our website or foyer of the church and mailed in to Crystal Anderson 7405 N 108th ST, Omaha 68142 or dropped off to the SJS office Attn: VBF Addison Anderson 402.  Please contact Crystal Anderson (402-278-2311), Jen List (402-250-0775) or April Gamelin (402-677-9227) or email at with any questions.  


Community News

LINK Interested in Cub Scouts?  Pack 380 wants to invite any interested boys and their families to our April pack meeting.  Any boy entering kindergarten through 5th grade in the fall can join our pack, you don’t have to attend St. James/Seton school or have been in scouts previously to join. The meeting is Friday, April 26 at 7pm in the St. James/Seton Gym.   Come meet our leaders and see how much fun scouting can be!  If you have any questions please contact Robert Klein at or (402) 616-2087

2019 Thompson Basketball Clinic


We are so happy and excited to inform families of this year's camp dates of June 24-28.  For 34 years we've been blessed with the opportunity to help countless youngsters, both boys and girls ages 8-15, learn the game of basketball and pursuit their passions in our fun, five-day clinic.  We do this in an environment  where we honor the game, each other and God.  We've had great college players from Creighton, UNO and other programs join us to share the week with our campers and they enjoy it every summer.


Please visit  Thompson Basketball Clinic | Home for information and registration.  Thank you and we hope to see you soon at TBC 2019!


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