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Congratulations to the following alumni students for being on the  3rd quarter Honor Roll at Duchesne:

Highest Honor ~ Allison Cann, Riley Fritz, Elizabeth Glenn, Jessica Kozol, Anne Maxwell, Elizabeth Stratman, Kylie Troshynski, Regan Wolff.

High Honor ~ Cora Jensen, Kyra McWilliams, Danielle Neppel, Jayna Petty.

Honor ~ Aivleen Fenton.


School News

LINK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Confirmation is approaching and we need volunteers to help set up and serve refreshments at receptions following the events. Please use the link to sign up to help on Thursday, April 22nd at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and on Thursday, April 29th at St. James. Receptions are in each parish center. Student and adult volunteers are needed!
Volleyball registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open at https://www.sjsathletics.com/volleyball/
Late fees will be issued after April 30.  Teams needing to be split into multiple teams will have try-outs Wednesday May 12 at 6:00pm.  More information will come on that once numbers are finalized.  We cannot guarantee spots for late registrants so please register by April 30.
We look forward to what we hope will be a more normal season of volleyball next year. Please reach out to Sammie Becker if you have any questions, sjsad17@gmail.com
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 outing will be held at Prehistoric Putts on Saturday, April 24th starting @ 1 pm.  It is located at 11134 Q St, Omaha, NE 68137.  Come meet our leaders, collect some information for Fall sign up, and see how much fun scouting can be!  The Pack will pay for any interested scouts and one of their parents, if they would like to play as well.  If you have any questions please contact Robert Klein at rklein18@cox.net or (402) 616-2087.
Teacher Appreciation Week will be here soon (May 3rd – 7th) and Home & School would like to show our teachers how much we appreciate them with little treats each day. We are asking for parents to help by signing up to donate items needed. Please see the Sign Up Genius Link to see how you can help. Thank you!

We still have SJS yard signs available! If your house is in a good spot and you would like to help us advertise our great school, please contact the office for a sign

It is very important to provide supervision of your student should they have a cell phone.  This supervision will simply help ensure good decisions are made.  Here is an article with some basic tips for parents and cell phones-


LINK ~ English

LINK ~ Spanish

The Catholic Schools office has asked for your assistance with a survey to help with future planning.  See links.




Recruitment See attached Business Card & Why SJS Information for those potential new families.


Nest Fest sports wear day will held Monday, April 26th.  Students may wear their favorite sports themed shirt.


Community News

Duchesne Academy Open House for 7th Graders

Friday, April 16, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

There are 12 spots available in each time slot.

You and your family are invited to discover Duchesne Academy during our Open House! Come to tour our historic buildings, view our classrooms, art studios, STEAM lab, and athletic facilities as well as meet faculty, current students, and parents. You will learn about Duchesne’s college-preparatory curriculum, iPad program, traditions, and successful sports and clubs.

DREAM Academy STEAM Camp

Come join us in the Duchesne Academy DREAM (Duchesne Research Engineering Art Media) Lab to explore and learn technology and design. Over the course of three days we will introduce you to the Sphero SPRK using Block programming, 3D printing using TinkerCad, and Virtual Reality using Google Cardboard and Google VR. This camp is lead by Duchesne’s STEAM Integration Specialist. Space is limited! There will be a max of 15 girls in each session. You do not want to miss out on this fun experience in our DREAM Lab! Sign up today!

June 14-17, 2021

For 5th-8th graders (grade in the fall of 2021)

5th and 6th-grade girls: 9:00-12:00 p.m.

7th and 8th-grade girls: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

$85 fee, includes t-shirt

Math and Mission Camp

For 7th & 8th graders (grade in the fall of 2021)
June 21-24, 2021
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Cost: $75

This camp is designed to both improve foundational math skills, as well as to dive into some logic and problem-solving. While working on problem-solving and logic, students will also learn interesting uses of math skills and everyday application. The atmosphere will be fun, relaxed, and inquiry-based. Students will be asked to figure out problems on their own, as well as apply already known skills to new situations. Upon completion, students will be prepared for both pre-algebra, algebra and have a basic understanding of some algebra 2 and geometry skills.

The other component of this camp is an introduction to our Sacred Heart mission and charism. Students will hear from current Duchesne students about our Five Sacred Heart Goals and how we live our mission. Each day students will explore a new topic, tour different parts of our school and learn about all of our fun clubs, sports, and ways that we build community and grow in our faith. You do not want to miss this fun camp!

You can register for Open House and the summer camps using this link:


Summer Camps at Marian

Now is the time to try something new! We have sessions dedicated to art and creativity, science and tech.

Build a schedule that works for you. Take a course or two, or fill-up your day. Camps are girls only, grades 4-6 and grades 7-8.

Choose your grade level, your interest and let’s go!

Sessions are June 7-11 and June 14-16.  Click here to sign up.


Marian Seventh-Grade Trivia Night

Saturday, April 24
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

All seventh grade girls are invited to Marian’s Seventh Grade Trivia Night! The trivia will consist of pop culture questions—movies, music, books, TV shows, and more! Prizes for the winners! Attendance cost is $10, and registration is available online only at marianhighschool.net.


Campamentos de verano en Marian

¡Ahora es el momento de probar algo nuevo! Tenemos sesiones dedicadas al arte y la creatividad, la ciencia y la tecnología.

Cree un horario que funcione para usted. Tome un curso o dos, o complete su día. Los campamentos son solo para niñas, grados 4-6 y grados 7-8.

Elija su nivel de grado, su interés y ¡vamos! Las sesiones son del 7 al 11 de junio y del 14 al 16 de junio. Haga clic aquí para registrarte.


Noche Marian de trivia de séptimo grado

Sábado 24 de abril
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

¡Todas las niñas de séptimo grado están invitadas a la Noche de Trivia del Séptimo Grado de Marian! La trivia consistirá en preguntas sobre cultura pop: películas, música, libros, programas de televisión y más. ¡Premios para los ganadores! El costo de asistencia es de $ 10 y la inscripción está disponible en línea solo en marianhighschool.net.