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 […]

Nancy Lieberman

How Phoenix Academy Impacts Students

It was my pleasure to speak at the Scholarship Luncheon, on October 22, 2013, regarding how Phoenix Academy has impacted students in the metro area for over 20 years.  The following is a recap of my speech.  –  Nancy Liebermann I’d like to tell you about Phoenix Academy and how we are impacting students in […]

Mrs. Laura Bush Speaks at Scholarship Luncheon

Mrs. Laura Bush was captivating when she spoke to the 650 people who gathered for our Phoenix Academy Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at CenturyLink.  The luncheon helped us raise scholarship funds for qualifying students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the life-changing program that Phoenix Academy offers.  In attendance […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]