We’re half way there! Kaboom Project Update

What a transformation!  Can you believe what has been accomplished in just 3 hours?! We’ve made picnic tables, a connect 4 game, benches and look at how much of the playground system is already set up–not to mention the mulch! Wow! Where will we be in another 2 and half hours? Updates are awaiting!

Transforming the Phoenix Academy Playground in 6 hours?

Transforming Phoenix Academy playground in 6 hours.  Today is the big day!  The Phoenix Academy “Build it with KaBOOM”  We have 200 volunteers here from Pacific Life Foundation and Phoenix Academy working to transform our playground.  Can we do it in 6 hours?  Stay tuned!  #playmatters.

Phoenix Academy is getting a NEW playground… and we need your help!

Big news… we are excited to announce that Phoenix Academy will be getting a brand new playground thanks to Pacific Life Foundation and KaBOOM! More than 200 volunteers from Pacific Life Foundation, Phoenix Academy, organizers from KaBOOM!,  and the community will join forces on Saturday, May 7, to give our school a new playground based on […]

Anti-Bullying Day

Today was Anti-Bullying Day (a.k.a. Pink Shirt Day) at Phoenix Academy!  Pink shirt day was started by students in Canada because a boy at their school was bullied for wearing a pink shirt.  The students at this school stood up and all wore pink one day to show that is it okay to be different. […]

Construction Field Trip

 Yesterday our students went on a construction-themed field trip… right in our own backyard.  Our building expansion project is running along smoothly and workers have just begun to erect the steel beams. Adding the steel beams requires big machinery (including a crane that weighs 40,000 pounds) making it the perfect time for our students to […]

Scholarship Luncheon Raises Over $125,000 and Honors Omaha Education Advocates

The 2015 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon was held Friday, October 2 at Hilton Omaha. More than 350 supporters attended the luncheon, which featured Dr. JoAnn Deak, noted educator, psychologist and author of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, and raised more than $125,000 for the school’s scholarship fund. The event also honored two champions of literacy in the […]

Skutt Catholic Students Visit on Community Involvement Day

  Wednesday was Skutt Catholic High School’s annual “Community Involvement Day” and we were excited to have a group of students visit our school to volunteer!  Our students had an absolute blast working with the Skutt students.  The volunteers worked alongside our students in the classroom, read books to the younger students, and even helped […]

JoAnn Deak, PhD

Michael B. Yanney and Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, to be Honored

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2015 Contact: Christine Dunn, (402) 345-5401, ext. 107 or cdunn@vgagroup.com   Michael B. Yanney and Dr. Maryanne Stevens, RSM, to be Honored at 2015 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Tickets Now Available Omaha, Neb. – Phoenix Academy is proud to announce its 2015 Scholarship Luncheon to be held on Friday, October […]

Phoenix Academy Groundbreaking Ceremony a Success!

    Thank you so much to all our friends, family and supporters who attended our expansion groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday of last week.  It was a lovely ceremony, and the rain stopped just in time to reveal a beautiful day.  Attendees were treated to some wonderful speeches by our Executive Director, Board President, Board Vice-President, […]

Phoenix Academy Groundbreaking Expansion Ceremony

Phoenix Academy started in 1991 in a single bay of a local shopping center, with just one student and one teacher. Since that time, the school has experienced significant growth. Our school eventually grew to take over an additional bay and then a small facility nearby. In 2011, with over 40 students, the school had […]