Congratulations, Student Council Winners
Over the course of the last month, the Student Council campaigns and elections were held in grades 6, 7, and 8. Many capable leaders gave strong speeches. At the culmination of campaign events, elections were finally held. Winners were determined through a procedure using two sources. One source was the traditional student vote, which accounts for 50% of the final determination. The second source was a rubric system, which accounts for the other 50% of the final determination. Each teacher filled out a rubric that identified each candidate’s leadership capabilities.
A special congratulations to those who were chosen as leaders among our leaders. Those students include: Co-Presidents: Jack O'Malley and Emma McClellan.
Honor Band Members Announced
Congratulations to the following students who tried out and made the Music in Catholic Schools Honor Band: John Dickas, Grace Ellis, Rebecca Callen, *Elizabeth Young, Eva Watson, *Paul Owens, Zoe Moffitt, Aidan Rhodes, Nathan Kigerl, and *Liam Doyle. The group auditioned 50 students and accepted 39. You will notice that SRB students make up over 25% of the honor band and three of the seven section leaders. Congratulations to all!
Student Ambassador Members are Announced
Congratulations to our student ambassadors who were selected from the over 40 applications that were submitted. We are proud of all of our students for applying for this leadership opportunity. We know our new ambassadors will help to build stronger relationships with our parishioners. Each application, submitted from members of our eighth grade class, was reviewed carefully and the students who best fit the group’s mission were selected using a rubric fitting the selection criteria. We were looking for students who can anticipate other’s needs, initiate and sustain conversations with adults and display personal leadership skills.
The students who will represent St. Robert Bellarmine School as ambassadors this year include: Olivia Behrens, Mo Flannery, Payton Kirchhoeffer, Emma McClellan, Nick McGill, Meghan O’Neil, Paul Owens, Maureen Pieper, Sean Smith, Megan Snow, Joseph Warren, Lilly Weindel, Sophie Williams, Annika Wilmers and Kate Zachary.
Thank you to everyone who applied for this unique opportunity, and congratulations again to our 2015-2016 Student Ambassadors.
Congratulations, to All
On Tuesday, Mr. Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education in Washington D.C., announced the Blue Ribbon school winners for the 2015 school year. We are extremely excited and proud to announce that our school is among the winners!
At 1:30 p.m. the announcement was made during an all school assembly. In addition to all students and staff, we were honored to have the following people join us during this momentous occasion: Archbishop Lucas, Superintendent Mr. Patrick Slattery, Fr. Stillmunks, Fr. Don Shane, Fr. Hans, Board of Education President Mrs. Amy Ellis, and Home and School President, Mrs. Denise Snodgrass. Following the assembly, students went back to their homerooms where they learned more about the award and viewed a video which highlights our school. The link to the video is included here: https://youtu.be/zfK_exFhPmw
This recognition is quite a great honor:
State Wide Pro Life Essay Winner is Announced
During the 2014-2015 school year, then eighth grade student, Anna Kenny, took first place in the eighth grade Pro Life essay contest for the Archdiocese of Omaha. Anna's essay was then entered into the state wide contest late last spring. We received word just a few weeks ago that Anna also took first place in the state wide contest! As a result, Anna received an award of $150.00 and our school also recieved a check for $150.00.