Pius X High School (Nebraska)

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Pius X High School
Address
6000 A Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, (Lancaster County), 68510
United States
Coordinates 40°47′58″N 96°38′20″W / 40.79944°N 96.63889°W / 40.79944; -96.63889Coordinates: 40°47′58″N 96°38′20″W / 40.79944°N 96.63889°W / 40.79944; -96.63889
Information
Motto "Restore All Things In Christ"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1956
Superintendent Rev. James Meysenberg
Principal Tom Korta
Asst. Principal Greg Lesiak
Staff 95
Grades 912
Enrollment 1060 (2012)
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green, Gold and White             
Mascot Theo the Thunderbolt
Team name Thunderbolts
Rival Waverly High School, Norris High School, Beatrice High School
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper 'X-Change'
Athletic Director Tim Aylward
Website

Lincoln Pius X High School is the central Catholic high school in Lincoln, Nebraska and the Diocese of Lincoln. Pius X is the largest Catholic high school in the state of Nebraska, with an enrollment of 1,060 young men and women. The school was founded October 1, 1956 by Bishop Louis B. Kucera.

As of 2010, its current Superintendent is Father James Meysenburg.

History[edit]

Pius X High School was established on October 1, 1956 as the central Catholic high school for the city of Lincoln and the Diocese of Lincoln. Since its earliest years, Pius has grown to nearly 1,100 students in grades 9-12, with over 90 faculty and staff made up of both religious and lay people. When the school was named after Pope St. Pius X, it took its patron’s motto, "To restore all things in Christ", as its guiding mission.

Academics[edit]

Pius has a large variety of classes offered to the students with basic classes such as biology, world history, chemistry, geometry, anatomy, various literature courses, and many others. Through the years Pius has expanded the classes offered. The administration approved the addition of an academic decathlon course in 2010 to be added during the 2010-2011 school year.

Athletics[edit]

Pius X offers every sport that the NSAA has sanctioned. They currently compete in Class A, the NSAA's classification for the state's largest schools, in all sports except softball, baseball, and tennis, in which they compete in Class B. The school has won over 65 state championships; three girl's golf championships while competing in Class A; the rest in Class B.

State championships[edit]

State Championships[2]
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall Football 6 1975, 1978, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004
Cross Country, Boys 10 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2007
Cross Country, Girls 9 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013
Volleyball 7 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
Softball 2 2002, 2012
Golf, Girls 3 2001 (A), 2002 (A), 2003 (A)
Tennis, Boys 11 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2013
Winter Basketball, Boys 4 1974, 1992, 2000, 2004
Basketball, Girls 2 1991, 1992
Spring Soccer, Boys 2 2006, 2010
Soccer, Girls 2 2004, 2005
Track and Field, Boys 1 1984
Track and Field, Girls 1 1982
Golf, Boys 3 1957, 1959, 1982
Baseball 1 2012
Tennis, Girls 7 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004
Total 71

Clubs[edit]

Clubs offered at Pius include:

  • Bicycling Club
  • Key Club
  • Pro-Life Club
  • Art Club
  • Science Club
  • Chess Club
  • Cribbage Club
  • International Club
  • Literature Club
  • STORM
  • National Honor Society
  • Ministry Council
  • NWA (Needle Workers Anonymous)
  • Math Club
  • Greek Club
  • SOADA (Students Organized Against Drugs and Alcohol) Club
  • Band
  • Club World Aid
  • Sign Language Club
  • Outdoors Club

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Nebraska School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-19.