Why St. Bernards?
Statement - " To learn and grow as the body of Christ in all we say and do."
At the heart of success at St. Bernard Catholic School are the committed
and supportive parents. As the primary educators of their children, they receive both school and parish support. Our community works together to educate and cultivate young people to become caring and conscientious adults who will be the future leaders of the community and the country. As an extended family, outreach is offered to those who suffer hardships or need some reprieve from eminent difficulties. At St. Bernard, support is also received from many parishioners who once had children enrolled in the school and continue to support a parochial education for present and future generations. Without our parish support, we could not
Click here to read the 100 year history of St.
2011-2012 St. Bernard School will not enroll more than 25
students in any grade, other than Pre-Kindergarten.
statistics for 2011-2012:
Pre-K = 26
K = 25
1 = 18
2 = 21
3 = 12
4 = 17
5 = 18
6 = 19
7 = 13
8 = 22
Average Numbers of years in
Education - 18.67
Number of years in Catholic System - 15-17
Number of years at St. Bernard School - 14.58
years of staff teaching experience-224
Weekly liturgy –
All school Mass 8:10am every Thursday morning, unless there
is a Holy Day during that week. All school Mass will be held
on the Holy Day when applicable.
Tuesday morning. Everyone is welcome for quiet reflection in
the Chapel at 7:30, rosary begins at 7:35
Altar Server, and
altar server training beginning in 5th grade
during Advent and Lent
preparation including First Reconciliation, First Holy
Communion and Confirmation.
Stations of the
Cross and Holy Adoration during Lent.
plans and assists with one school Mass each quarter.
Awards - Our teachers have won numerous awards.
Mrs. Gillpatrick - Archdiocesan Educator of the Year -
Special Education and Inner City
25 Years of Teaching at St. Bernard-Mrs. Peyton
25 Years of Teaching at St. Bernard-Ms. Lamoureux
Mrs. Dopheide chosen as "Teacher of the Week" pm
Mrs. Gillpatrick honored for 25 years of service at St.
Mrs. Peyton was chosen to attend Fossil Finders Program,
at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, a 2-year summer
Mrs. Peyton was chosen to attend Deep Earth Academy School
of Rock at Texas A&M. 17 chosen out of hundreds of
applications. Studied core samples from ocean floors.
Teacher of the Year-Margie Galles
Teacher of the Year-Mrs. Marcia Regan
25 Years of Teaching at St. Bernard-Miss Judy Hermsen
25 Years of Teaching at St. Bernard-Mrs. Carol Holtzman
Teacher of the Year-Mrs. Ann Adkins
Service Award-Mrs. Marcia Regan
25 Years of Teaching at St. Bernard-Miss Maureen Lamoureux
25 Years of Teaching at St. Bernard-Mrs. Helen Peyton
Maury Program-Mrs. Helen Peyton
Research Based Science Education Program-Mrs. Helen Peyton
Outstanding Catechist in a 5-day School-Mrs. Marcia Regan
NASA Study Program at Dryden Research Facility in California-Mrs. Helen Peyton
Archdiocesan Teacher of the Year for Metro Elementary Schools-Mrs. Helen Peyton
Creative Educator Award-Mrs. Helen Peyton
St. Bernard is a Discipline With
Purpose School. The faculty and staff work with students to foster self-discipline skills. We see children as responsible for their own behavior and the teachers teach skills to the children that help them learn self-discipline.
Skills taught in the Pre-kindergarten and Primary grades center on:
2. Following Instructions
3. Asking Questions
5. Social Skills
Skills taught in the Intermediate grades focus on: All of the above, plus:
2. Understanding Reasons for Rules
3. Choosing Procedures of Accomplishing a Task
5. Social Skills
Skills taught in Junior High grades focus on: All of the above, plus:
1. Organizing Time
2. Working With Others to Resolve Problems
3. Taking the Initiative to Solve Problems
4. Separating Fact from Fiction
5. Serving Others
at St. Bernard follows an age-appropriate approach.
Primary children are generally taught using the need for
respect, kindness, safety, etc. The time-out method is
effective. That time is sometimes spent in the office, but
that is a rarity.
students are disciplined on a demerit system. Most
instances involve incomplete or missing work. Contact is
made with parents are a determined point, and students are
required to finish work at school when deemed necessary.
At the Middle
School level a system called the “Tiger Card” is used.
Each student carries a card with them to all classes. If
a student persists in inappropriate behavior, they are
given a signature by the teacher with a brief explanation
of the behavior. Students who receive 5 signatures are
assigned Monday morning detention. Students who have
served a detention are assigned a next detention if they
collect 3 more signatures. A student who has served 2
detentions will be assigned a detention with each
additional signature. Parents will be called and a
meeting will be set up after a student has been assigned 2
detentions. Students who go for 2 weeks without a
signature can meet with the Principal and have a signature
removed. The principal will keep track of all signatures
in the office. A student’s signature count will go from
the beginning of school and end at Christmas Break. All
students will begin with 0 signatures following Christmas
break, and the count will continue until the end of the
St. Bernard Catholic School
has their own cafeteria which provides a daily hot lunch for
all students. Sue Keyser, cafeteria manager, is always
looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with
serving lunches. No special food service training is
required, but volunteers must be Safe Environment trained.
Please contact the school office if you are interested in
volunteering in the cafeteria (402)553-4993.
students can apply for free and reduced lunches. Forms for
application can be obtained in the school office.
Hot Lunch -
Ticket of 10 -
Ticket of 20 -
Adult Lunch -
Milk - $.40 each
Ticket of 20 -
School uniforms are available at Dennis Uniform.
DENNIS Omaha - http://www.dennisuniform.com
726-740 North 109th Court, Omaha, Nebraska 68154
402-496-9911 or 888-496-9911
Navy blue trousers in twill, polyester or corduroy can be worn. they should not have rivets, trim or designs on them.
Maroon, Navy and hunter green plaid skort for girls in grade K-8.
Maroon or green polo style knit shirt (long or short sleeved) with button placket and collar; White, navy blue, maroon or hunter green knee-highs, bobby socks or tights. Socks will be crew style (with approximate six inch tops). Hose may be worn in sandals on dress-up days.
Tennis shoes need to be clean and fit well. No boots, sandals, flip-flops, clogs, shoes without backs or bedroom slippers
may be worn in school on uniform days. Girls may also wear slacks and shorts.