Students at Lauritzen Gardens

Lauritzen Gardens Field Trip

On Friday, May 11th, the students from Phoenix Academy went on a field trip.  The students all ventured to Lauritzen Gardens for a morning with exploration and nature.  While the day was cloudy and cool, the students were bright and enthusiastic about the gardens.  They especially enjoyed the trains, the Japanese gardens, the rose gardens […]

Scholarship Luncheon Photo

2018 Scholarship Luncheon

On March 22, 2018, Phoenix Academy hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Hilton Downtown Omaha.  Over 325 people came out to eat lunch, listen to the speakers, award recipients and show their support for Phoenix Academy. Our keynote speaker was the nationally known expert on learning disabilities, Rick Lavoie. Mr. Lavoie spoke about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 the […]

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 […]

Getting “Gritty” and Ready for the Scholarship Luncheon

 This week, our students were tasked with a very important art project: making the centerpieces for our upcoming Scholarship Luncheon!  For every luncheon, our students help create the wonderful centerpieces that make our tables come to life. With the theme of this year’s luncheon being “Grit,” (Our keynote speaker is Angela Duckworth, author of the […]

SkateDaze Skating Party

   Friday, November 4th from 5-7 p.m. was a school-wide roller skating party at SkateDaze for Phoenix Academy.  Students, parents, siblings and friends of Phoenix Academy students were all invited to attend.  The event had a wonderful turnout, and it was great to see so many families, teachers and staff gather outside of school for […]

Pajama Day

Our Phoenix Academy students have been very good at being responsible, respectful and safe this year so they earned a school-wide reward on Wednesday, October 19th.  Our students had three different reward options to choose from: a popcorn and movie party, eat lunch outside with root beer floats for dessert, or pajama day.  After the […]

Skutt Catholic Students Visit on Community Involvement Day

Today 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 […]