14 May Virtual Backpack

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Congratulations to these 8th grade students for being recognized at this years Honors Mass and Awards:


Perfect Attendance –Caleb Kennedy, Ryne Lux and Liz Nguyen


Presidential Awards –

Silver  Ian Asselin, Patrick Clark, Ana Guillen, Mary Gurnon, Emma Knopik, Diane Koumaka, Jaeda Lawson, Braden Mackey, Mackenzie Monaghan, Liz Nguyen, Olivia Peterson, Cesar Rivera, Carly Simon, Olyvia Watson, and Lorda Womas.


Gold Mary Euteneuer, Evie Kelly, Maggie Kennedy, Natalie Rief, Alex Rowland, McKinlee Shcneckenberger, Conner Thomassen, and Andrew Valgora.

Big Red Stars – Jacob Esteban-Soriano, Norah Moriarty.

Rotary Honor Roll – Carly Simon and Conner Thomassen.

Christian Character Scholarship – Teddy Davis and Emma Knopik

Eagles Pride Scholarship – Gabi Beversdorf

Rick Gilbride Memorial Scholarship – Conner Thomassen

Voris Family Scholarship – Mackenzie Monaghan

Craig Hult Memorial Scholarship – Evie Kelly



Track Super Meet

Track students participated in the Super Meet on Saturday, May 8th.  SJS was 1 of 16 teams that competed.  Congratulations to our SJS Track Stars!

We are proud of you.


4×100 Relay

Chloe Brammer, Kiana Kaldenberg, Natalie Rief, Cleo Washington


Distance Medley Relay

Andy Johnson, Nathan Lansdowne, Conner Thomassen, Caleb Utterback



Sarah Yiel



Hayden Blaney


High Jump

McKinlee Schneckenberger


Hurdles & 100 meter dash

Cleo Washington




Monday, May 17th will be a free will dress down day.

Tuesday, May 18th Last day of school will be a uniform day.  Dismissal will be regular time.



Summer Office Hours

The school office will be staffed intermittently over the summer.  It would be best to call first before coming up to make sure someone is available, or send an email for an appointment.


School News

LINK The Knights of Columbus will host BINGO for the whole family on Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00.  See flyer for all the details.
LINK Updated calendar attached.  Please disregard the previous calendar as a change needed to be made for Catholic Schools Week.
LINK SJS Summer Session Sign up is open!  In addition to the PreK-7 grade sessions there are sessions for football, volleyball and piano camps.  See flyer for details.
Home & School would like to thank everyone for all their support during this year of school. We are excited to get back to in person volunteering and more of our activities next school year. We are in need of a few new coordinators. If you are interested in any of the following please reach out to Crystal, stjamesetonhomeandschool@gmail.com. As always Home & School is for any parent with a current registered child at SJS.
Coordinators needed:
Nest Fest
Parent’s Night Out
Coupon Books
Have a great summer!
Vaccinations are now available for students aged 12 and up.  Students can be vaccinated at any of the Douglas County clinics,  FQHCs, or pharmacies. They will need a parent or guardian to be present and a consent form to be filled out, which is available on our website. Here is the link:




What is Cubscouts all about?  Now is the time to find out!  Pack 380 is inviting boys in grades PK-4 grade to come and check out what cubscouts is all about.  Boys in grades PK – 4th Grade are invited to the final Cubscouts Pack Meeting to see what cubscouts is all about.  Boys in grades PK-1st grade are invited to Pack 380 last den meeting on Thursday, May 27th.  Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Fr. Brown Youth House (located just SE of the St. James Church).  Boys in grades 2-4 Pack 380 last den meeting on Monday, May 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fr. Brown Youth House (located just SE of the St. James Church).  This is a great opportunity to come and check out what Cubscouts is all about.  See attached letters for all the details and how to register to join in the fun.
  • School Supply Sale for the 2021-2022 school year is active NOW!
  • Kits include all items as they appear on teacher preference lists.
  • All orders are to be placed online at the link below – sale ends JUNE 27th – NO late orders will be accepted.
  • Supplies will be delivered to classrooms in time for Welcome Night this fall!
School code: STJ447
A letter from Fr. Tom for school parents
The Saint James Athletic Association is proud and happy to be providing our students with a new opportunity for athletics in the 2021-2022 school year. On Monday, May 17 registration will be opening for the first time for Cross Country, coached by Lexi Hatt. The season will run from August-October of next year. It will be open for incoming 6th-8th graders.  Practices will be held on weeknight evenings at various running trails around Omaha.  Meets will be on Saturdays around the Omaha area, with the possibility of a meet or two in Lincoln.  For more information please email Sammie Becker sjsad17@gmail.com or Lexi Hatt
lhatt@sjsosmaha.org. Mrs. Hatt is already on the lookout for a parent volunteer for this sport to help her out. Please reach out if this is something you would be interested in.


Community News

Mercy High School invites students entering grades 3rd-8th  to join us for one of our many camps this summer including volleyball, basketball, show choir, soccer and a multi-sport camp! Each camp will help students develop her skills, get to know Mercy a little better, and meet some new friends while having tons of fun.  Register at https://www.mercyhigh.org/happenings/ by May 27.