V. J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School
|V. J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School|
3131 South 156th Street
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Superintendent||Fr. James Gilg|
|Chaplain||Fr. Patrick Harrison|
|Student to teacher ratio||16:1|
|Hours in school day||8|
|Campus size||23 Acres|
|Color(s)||Kelly green, black and Silver|
|Slogan||"Make a Difference"|
|Fight song||"Notre Dame Victory March"|
|Athletics conference||River City Conference|
|Team name||The SkyHawks|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Admissions Director||Tim Bloomingdale|
V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School, located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, is a Catholic, college-preparatory high school established in 1993. It was named in honor of V.J. and Angela Skutt, the longtime Chairman of Mutual of Omaha and his wife, who were prominent donors toward the school's construction. The school has a 1:16 teacher-student ratio. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha. In 2012, it was announced that the Suburban Omaha-based Catholic School was one of only 50 private schools nationally to earn the prestigious title of "Blue Ribbon School." In 2015, the school came under fire due to their termination of a gay teacher's contract after his marriage announcement. The issue spurred a Change.org petition that garnered over 100,000 signatures. The story was also picked up by national news media outlets such as Buzzfeed. However, the archdiocese of Omaha upheld the teacher's termination.
Every year the school hosts an "Angel Flight", a fundraising event. The school holds an All-Alumni Weekend for two days every July. It also hosts the Mr. SkyHawk Pageant, a comical event that pokes fun at beauty pageants. Other events include Hawktober, Powder Puff Football, Community Involvement Day, and Popsicle Day.
School sports include baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, powerlifting, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, trapshooting, volleyball, show choir, cheer, dance team, and wrestling, as well as intramurals. In 2009, Skutt made wrestling history with their 12th straight Class B wrestling title. On 19 November 2005, Skutt won the Class B 2005 football title, versus the McCook Bison. Other Skutt teams winning Class B State Championships in 2005-2006, included wrestling, boys' basketball, girls' soccer, girls' tennis, and boys' golf. Skutt Catholic had also won the class B state wrestling title for 13 years running, as of 2010 (a Nebraska state record). Skutt Catholic has had second-place finishes in powerlifting, but has yet to win the title. The Skutt Catholic dance team has won state championships for six years in a row. The basketball team has won the state title game.
|Season||Sport/activity||Number of championships||Year|
|Fall||Football||3||2005, 2013, 2014|
|Winter||Wrestling||19||1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
|Basketball, boys'||3||2006, 2007, 2014||Volleyball||3||2015, 2016||Spring||Golf, boys'||1||2006|
|Soccer, boys'||5||2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012|
|Soccer, girls'||7||2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017|
|Tennis, girls'||9||2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Speech||4||2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
- Tony Schmitz (Class of 2004), selected in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft by four time MLS Cup Champion D.C. United
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