Volunteer Power

Volunteers are Vital

Phoenix Academy’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast was on Tuesday, May 7th.  The breakfast was to honor and show appreciation to our many volunteers.  Volunteers are vital to our organization as they play a major role in helping us fulfill our mission.  Some of their duties include working in the classroom and in Read Naturally, assisting with […]

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 […]

We Are Proud Of Our Board President!

Yes we are!  Sara Woods, the Phoenix Academy Board of Directors President, and new Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement at UNO, is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the UNO Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women.  Sara was presented the award at the Spring 2013 Awards Luncheon on […]

Why do we require students to read for 20 minutes each day?

How important is daily reading?  Would you like to be exposed or have your child exposed to 1.8 million words a year?  Phoenix Academy requires all students to read for 20 minutes each night at home.  Why?  Common sense would say and *research has found that good readers naturally spend more time in daily reading.  […]

Facebook Challenge

We have been working over the last week to increase our Facebook friends.  We issued a challenge to increase our “Likes” from 134 to 234 in one week.  The DECA students from Bellevue West have helped a lot and we are currently up to 174 “Likes”.  If you are not currently following us we invite […]

Phoenix Academy Makes the Front Page of the World Herald!

The Omaha World Herald published a story entitled “OPS puts new stress on teaching phonics” on December 17, 2012.  Phoenix Academy was featured in the story as an example of a school that places a heavy emphasis on phonics. The story included the photo on the left of Phoenix Academy student Trinity Brookins holding up her answer […]

DECA Drop & Shop supports Phoenix Academy

Bellevue West DECA was featured on the Channel 6 news last Saturday for their Drop & Shop fundraiser for Phoenix Academy.  The DECA team had several fun stations set up for the children  – an station where the kids made a cute penguin ornament, a coloring station with Christmas coloring sheets, a game station, a […]

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY

TODAY is #GivingTuesday.  In honor of #GivingTuesday, consider giving a new book to the Phoenix Academy library.  Books can be dropped off at the school or Bellevue West High School (see News regarding “Phoenix Academy Week”).  Thank you! On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way […]

Gov. Heineman Declares this week “Phoenix Academy Week – Rise Read Succeed” thanks to Bellevue West DECA Students.

Nebraska Governor, Dave Heineman, has declared Novemer 25th-December 1st “Phoenix Academy Week – Rise Read Succeed” at the request of Bellevue West DECA.  During this week Bellevue West DECA members will be collecting book donations for the Phoenix Academy library.  Donations can be dropped off at Bellevue West High School or Phoenix Academy. DECA is […]