A higher excellence in academics.

Resources

We provide a faith-based education that places emphasis on learning while making the most of every dollar - investing in our students, teachers, communities and facilities.

Some 2016-17 highlights: Sts. Peter and Paul added a classroom set of Chromebooks for students to engage in new initiatives designed to enhance reading comprehension and other skills.   St. Thomas More's school library underwent a transformation to become a media center complete with new computers, cameras and robotics to further align the school with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) approach to teaching.  Our goal is to reach a 1:1 technology involvement rate in the next few years. Increasing the availability of technology affords our students new opportunities to learn that is stimulating and exciting. Additionally, three of the five Consortium schools offer Title and Resource Services for students who are not on grade level in reading and/or math. Resource teachers work with small groups of students and target instruction in the areas most needed.

Collaboration

The collaboration between our administrators and teachers is key to the success of the Consortium schools. Together educators and administrators help to make the environment for a faith-based education possible.

Professional Development: Continual education of our staff is a priority. Administrators, teachers and staff from all five schools participate in the same professional development sessions throughout the year.

Student Assistant Teams (SAT): To assist students who are experiencing academic difficulties, our teams of parents, teachers and sometimes students, can help them improve. Based on shared responsibility, our teams can meet and explore possibilities and strategies that will best meet the student's individualized needs.

Innovative Learning Programs

We are dedicated to enriching the learning experience by implementing innovative learning programs including the use of technology, standardized testing, guided reading programs more. Technology brings new, modern learning techniques and skills into the classroom. Standardized testing provides benchmarks instrumental for student growth. Guided reading courses and student assistance teams ensure every student is meeting their personalized education goals.

Our newer Transitional Kindergarten and Dual Language programs are meetings the needs of students all across our community.

Transitional Kindergarten is a full-day program offered at both St. Thomas More and Holy Cross

TK is a two-year kindergarten program meant to support students who are eligible for kindergarten but who have either just missed the Nebraska age guideline or are not academically and/or socially ready to be successful in a traditional kindergarten setting.

Our board of directors

Left to right: Shannan Brommer, Doug Wilwerding, Donna Bishop, John Maginn, Sarah Kottich, Jay Vankat, Tammy Blossom