Scholarships: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is accepting applications for five college scholarships worth an initial $1,000 each. The program, a newly developed element of the medical center’s Preventing Childhood Obesity initiative, recognizes students who plan to pursue a career related to health or wellness. Students who apply should be high school seniors who will pursue a bachelor’s degree, live in the Omaha metro area and plan on pursuing a degree related to health or wellness. For more information or to submit an application visit www.ChildrensOmaha.org/Scholarships. Applications are due March 14 at 5 p.m.
Spelling bee: St. Wenceslaus School held a spelling bee recently. The top three finishers: first place, Michaela Munchrath, seventh grade; second place, Kate McGill, fifth grade; third place, Emma Grubble, fifth grade.
March for Life: Omaha Roncalli sent 22 students, one graduate and three chaperones to the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January.
Spaghetti fundraiser: The Omaha Benson JROTC and music department will host a “Spaghetti Sweetheart Dinner” Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Music will be provided by Benson’s all city choir participants. Admission is $8. For more information call 402-557-3056.
Choral performance: Omaha Benson High School’s choir will perform in honor of Black History Month at the Benson Library, 6015 Binney St., at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Cabaret event: Enjoy an evening of love songs at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Papillion-La Vista High School auditorium. The school’s theater department will host “Music of the Night.” Monarch students will show off their talents by singing various love songs at this cabaret. Donations will be taken as the cost of admission. Proceeds go to the Monarch Theatre Scholarship Fund.
African safari: Students at St. Cecilia School participated in a math fair put together by the Junior High Math Club. The theme of the event was an African safari. It included games and activities intended to promote math as a fun subject.
Day of creativity: The Advanced Literature students at Holy Name School spent the day at Educational Service Unit No. 3 learning how to “Trace the Spark of Creativity.” The students spent the day learning to think outside the box. One of the activities challenged students to create a costume out of a tablecloth and a roll of tape in 10 minutes. After the costumes were created, students were asked to walk down the runway and model what they created.
Catholic Schools Week: Students at Mary Our Queen surpassed their goal of collecting 7,000 rolls of toilet paper for the Sienna-Francis House.
End bullying: Kirk Smalley, a nationally recognized anti-bullying speaker, visited St. Bernard School and spoke with students about the “Stand for the Silent” campaign to end bullying.
100th day: St. Cecilia Cathedral School kindergartners celebrated their 100th day of school by participating in activities geared around the number 100. Students counted to 100, measured 100 inches and 100 footsteps and read 100-themed books.
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100 days and counting: Recently elementary students in the district celebrated the 100th day of school. Activities included making “100 day” hats and glasses, bringing in 100 items to share with the class, and writing about what they would do with $100. Students also saw how far they could travel in their school by taking 100 steps, dressed like they were 100 years old, put items in groups of 10 to build up to 100, and played survivor games dealing with the number 100.
One School, One Book: Two schools, Parkview Heights and Tara Heights, are participating in the One School, One Book program. At Parkview Heights, students, families and staff are reading “The World According to Humphrey” by Betty G. Birney. At Tara Heights they are reading “Masterpiece” by Elise Broach. The books were given to the students. Families are encouraged to follow a school-wide reading schedule, generally 15 minutes a night.
Baby blankets: On Wednesday, members of the G. Stanley Hall student council made baby blankets for local hospitals. Throughout January the students sponsored Bucks for Baby Blankets and raised $300 to buy materials to make the blankets. The blankets will be donated to local hospitals’ neonatal intensive care units for babies there.