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 […]
Full rooms, skylines, football and basketball players, and phoenixes too; fairies and princesses, and video game pop art held together with glue. These were the type of awesome art projects Mrs. Ryan and Mr. Cunningham’s Spalding students developed with help from UNO Art 1110: Foundation Drawing Design class. To begin the partnership, each Phoenix student […]
Thank you to Professor Campbell and her education students from Grace University for visiting our school today. The students from Grace University came to observe our classrooms and see our unique teaching methods in action. Our students and staff always love meeting new visitors and future teachers!
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. […]
While the weather outside on Tuesday was frightful for drivers, our students thought it was just delightful! They had a blast at recess playing in the freshly fallen snow. When snow is on the ground, shovels are the top toy of choice on the playground. As the song goes, “let it snow, let it […]
The votes are in! Due to popular vote by Phoenix Students and staff, Mrs. Schweers’ classroom won the best decorated door. In doing so, they won a doughnut breakfast, hot chocolate, and a free dress pass. It was a fun time for all who participated!
Our Phoenix students have been enjoying their time with Miss Sheila once again. This time, they’ve been busy decorating holiday swags for their home. Pine cones, ribbons, glitter and pipe cleaners filled the room as the smell of evergreen trees wafted around. As the students laughed and giggled cheerfully working on their art masterpieces, some […]
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 […]
Our students had a blast today painting pumpkins! While a room full of our students working on fun art projects generally results in a loud cheerful environment, the room was silent with focused brush tips creating their pumpkin masterpieces. Thanks again to Miss Sheila from Blooms for getting our students pumped for painting pumpkins today. […]
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 […]