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A Visit from Ellie the Elephant

 Our students had a fun surprise visitor at school today- Ellie the Elephant stopped by to say hello!  Ellie is a life-size, charismatic, empathy-building animatronic (walking and talking!) elephant. Ellie came to our school today to chat with our elementary students about empathy and how they can help animals suffering in captivity at places like circuses and […]

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Reading with electronics!

Mrs. Schweers class used some new technology to help the students with reading. The students experimented with LED finger lights that helped them to follow along easier. As you can see by the pictures the students really enjoyed using this new technology!

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NorthStar Foundation- Rock Climbing

The NorthStar Foundation is an after-school program that allows for some of our Phoenix Academy students the chance for additional academic, athletic and social opportunities. On Friday October 13th, the boys got the chance to rock climb under the super vision of trained and licensed rock climbing instructors. All of the students had an awesome […]

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Skutt Catholic Community Involvement Day

October 4th 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! As always, our students had an absolute blast working with the Skutt students. The volunteers worked alongside our students in the classroom helping with reading and math, read books […]

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Getting Artsy!

        In September, our students got to show off their artistic skills! They all did a great job showing off their particular talents. Our students will participate in these art classes once a month with Miss Sheila and Miss Lindsey. Here are some more pictures of what our students accomplished!     […]

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Summer R.E.A.D. Program Fun!

   As Summer Kickstart 2017 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on all the fun we have had and progress that has been made this summer. Our students have enjoyed making new friends while brushing up on their reading and math skills.  One of the unique ways we encourage our students to […]

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FEI World Cup Finals Exhibit Field Trip

    On Friday, March 31st, our whole school took a field trip to the FEI World Cup Finals Exhibit at the CenturyLink Center.  This was such an amazing opportunity, as Omaha was chosen this year to be the host city for this international event.  First held in 1986, the FEI World Cup™ Dressage Final features […]

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Kona Ice Truck Visit

As a reward for good and kind behavior, our students got a special treat on Monday, March 20th… a visit from the Kona Ice truck! For weeks our students worked hard to earn “hearts” by doing acts of kindness.  Each student that earned a total of 12 hearts received the tropical ice treat reward.  The […]

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Rep. Don Bacon honors board member Sara Woods

At Phoenix Academy, we are so fortunate to have such a strong and dedicated group of board members.  They all work tirelessly to help us continue our mission of helping students with learning challenges get back on track.  On March 9th, one of our board members (and former board president), Sara Woods, was honored for […]

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Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon

Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon Gets Gritty and Honors Omaha Education Advocates Omaha, Neb. – The 2017 Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon was held Wednesday, February 1, at Hilton Omaha. More than 340 people attended the Luncheon, which featured Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.  Angela is an author and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Angela studies […]

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