JoAnn Deak, PhD

Scholarship Luncheon Press Release

Noted Educator, Psychologist and Author of Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, JoAnn Deak, PhD, to Speak at 2015 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Omaha, Neb. – Phoenix Academy is proud to announce JoAnn Deak as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Scholarship Luncheon to be held onFriday, October 2 at Hilton Omaha. Dr. Deak’s book, “Your Fantastic Elastic Brain” […]

Phoenix Academy is competing to win $10,000

Vote for Phoenix Academy!

We’re excited to announce Phoenix Academy has been nominated as a Top Five Finalist in Metro’s Magazine’s “Big Event” under the category “Speaker/Special Guest.” Vote now and you can help Phoenix Academy compete to the Top 12–where we could be selected to win $10,000! [button link=”http://www.spiritofomaha.com/TheBigEvent-VOTE/” size= “large” color=”red”]Vote Here[/button]

A Great Big Omaha Gives Thank you!

A great big thank you to everyone who donated to Phoenix Academy during Omaha Gives.  We raised $53,470!  Our final number will be higher once we receive the bonus dollars from the Omaha Community Foundation.  A special thanks to the Mactier/Moriarty Family and Ponca Hills Farm for matching donations up to $50,000! Our grand total will […]

Support Phoenix Academy through Omaha Gives!

[button link=”https://www.omahagives24.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=overview&fwID=994″ size=”large” color=”orange”]Donate Here[/button] We are counting down the days to Omaha Gives! on May 20th, 2015. Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour online fundraising event led by the Omaha Community Foundation and sponsored by American National Bank. Last year Phoenix Academy raised, with bonus funds and prize money, a total of $47,174.74! We used […]

April showers bring May…baskets!

With May Day and Mother’s Day just around the corner, Ms. Sheila had an exciting project for our student art class this month: baskets!  Made from berry cartons, our students had a fun afternoon making two different baskets, one for May Day and another for Mother’s Day.  The class started with students using crayons to […]

Tutus, tutus, everywhere tutus!

Phoenix Academy Girls on the Run are busy making tutus!  They will proudly wear their Phoenix red, yellow, and black tutus for the 5K practice race April 25th, and 5K race in Lincoln on May 9th.  Thank you to the parents and teachers who volunteered their time or supplies to make this project so special […]

We Appreciate Our Volunteers

We had a very successful Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast today as parents of past and present Phoenix Academy students, board members, and volunteers of all walks of life gathered together to be recognized for their help. Our students even visited with volunteers, a class at a time, saying “thank you” in unison. Volunteers, thank you for […]

We Appreciate Our Teachers

Thank you Phoenix Academy teachers for making a difference in our students’ lives and for dedicating your time to making our school a positive learning environment for students. Thank you to all our families for making Teacher Appreciation Week so special for our amazing teachers. Our most sincere appreciation goes out to all of you. […]

Patti Clark Day 2015

Today, in honor of our founder Patti Clark, the students had a Read and Feed! Patti Clark started the Phoenix Academy in 1990 with just one student and one teacher. Patti saw the need for a different way to teach struggling students to read. Phoenix Academy continues to use the Spalding curriculum that Patti believed […]

Celebrating Tiffany Robbins

Phoenix Academy Celebrates Tiffany Robbins Day

Every year on March 19th, Phoenix Academy Celebrates Tiffany Robbins Day. Tiffany Robbins was  a very kind person and an animal lover.  She lost a four year battle with cancer two years ago in July.  She is missed by all who knew her, but her spirit lives on here in the Read to the Dog room […]