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Student Testimonials

"My favorite thing about Holy Cross is that you can get involved in many things like Student Congress, sports, math contests and so much more."
–Lauren K. 7th grade


Student Life

There is something for everyone at Holy Cross! If you are interested in obtaining more information about any of the groups/clubs listed on this page, simply contact the school office.

Art Club

Holy Cross Art Camp is a more in depth visual art experience and occurs in the fall, spring, and summer. The fall and spring sessions are held on four consecutive Saturdays, while the summer is made up of two one week sessions. Fall and spring camp are open to 1st through 8th grade students and summer is offered to all incoming 1st through 8th graders. The younger students meet for two hours in the morning and the older students meet two hours in the afternoon.

At camp we are able to do projects that are bigger, messier, and more time consuming than we are able to do in weekly art class. Papier-mâché and hot glue are favorites of camp and tie-dye is always an option! Book Clubs--Book clubs are available to our third and fifth graders. The third grade club meets during the lunch hour to eat, read, and discuss the selected novel. The fifth graders are invited to join the "Harry Potter" book club. They work through reading each of the novels and do many interesting activities that relate to the books.

Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts

Holy Cross is proud to have an established tradition with The Boy Scouts of America. The Scouts provide our young men the opportunity to build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. They believe that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible and productive society.

Choir

The Holy Cross choir consists of students in grades 5-8 and anyone who loves singing is invited to join. The choir sings on the first Saturday of the month at the 5:00 mass and also for many other school and parish functions. We practice on Tuesdays during their recess time.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Holy Cross troops participate a variety of enriching experiences, such as field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardship, where the girls grow courageous and strong.

Reader's Quiz Bowl

Readers Quiz Bowl is open to anyone is 7th-8th grades. Students are given a list of 15 books of which they are each asked to read 7-8 books. They make note cards with questions about the books, and starting in January, when we practice, they quiz each other about books they have read. Our competition is in February each year. There are usually around 20 teams from all the different Catholic schools in Omaha.

Student Congress

Student Congress is open to any student in 6th-8th grades. You have to apply to be on Student Congress. You write an essay on being a leader and what you'd like to accomplish by being on Student Congress. We usually meet every week on Thursdays at recess/lunch. We have any where from 15-20 students on Student Congress. We do service projects for the school. We have the canned food drive, help with Operation Giving, we have collected shoes, books, anything we can do to help others in need.

Youth Group

Holy Cross Youth Group is a parish-based organization. Students from grades 7 and 8 are invited to attend. The group meets once per month for faith and fellowship.

Walking Club

Walking Club meets every Tuesday after school from 3:20-3:50. We have 40-50 students and 5-8 adults that walk every week. Walking Club is a great way to promote fitness and have fun!   All students are welcome to participate, however we ask that a parent chaperon accompany our preschool-1st grade students.

Wits Clash

7th and 8th grade students are invited to try-out, and are selected to represent their school at a Wits Clash competition each year in February. Wits Clash is like a 'Brain-Bowl' competition with questions in a variety of topics including literature, sports, history and more. Students selected for this team practice three times per week until the competition.

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