Studying the Holocaust at the Phoenix Academy

Written by students Regan and Sydney For the last several weeks Mrs. Lasenburg and Mrs. Hutchson’s Social Studies classes have been learning about the Holocaust and what happened during those tragic years between 1933 – 1945. Six million Jewish people from all over Europe died during the Holocaust. The most specific ghetto we studied was […]

C is for Chromebooks

This week many Phoenix Academy students had the opportunity to try out six new Samsung Chromebooks.  The Chromebooks are part of a pilot program to test the computers for use with Read Naturally our fluency and comprehension curriculum. Thanks to funds raised last May during Omaha Gives, Phoenix Academy is working on adding computers to […]

The Dog Days of Summer School

The definition of “dog days of summer” as per Merriam-Webster is: 1.  The period between early July and early September when the hot sultry weather of summer usually occurs in the northern hemisphere.  2.  A period of stagnation or inactivity. Well, here at Phoenix Academy, the first definition is true, it is hot and sultry, […]

Screen-Free Week – “No Way”?

“No Way!” is how some of the students responded when presented with the opportunity to participate in the National Screen-Free Week Challenge.  Screen-Free Week is a national celebration where children, families, schools, and communities spend seven days turning OFF entertainment screen media and turning ON life!  http://www.screenfree.org/ Twenty four Phoenix Academy students decided to take […]

You Are The Best, Mrs. Farrar!

Phoenix Academy celebrated Secretaries Day this week.  It was very easy because our secretary Mrs. Elaine Farrar is wonderful!  She is kind and helpful to everyone.  Here are a few comments that the students wrote on her homemade card – We are thankful for your smile; your patience and kindness; that you are nice and […]

Stupendous Concert and Opportunity!

“A Night at the Movies” combined the MasterSingers with the Phoenix Academy Chorus and the Wilson Lion Singers for an incredible concert last Sunday afternoon, April 14th, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Omaha.  Dr. Laureen Pickle, Director of the MasterSingers and music teacher at both the Phoenix Academy and the Wilson Focus School said […]

Student reading with our READ Dog Sammie

2012 Summer School

Summer School 2012 our four week intensive reading and math program was held June 4th – 29th, from 8:30 – noon, Monday through Friday.  Summer school is a condensed version of our school year program.  Students worked on reading, writing, spelling, and math. Here is what parents and students had to say about summer school: […]