St. Pius X Handbook
St. Pius X School is a K-5 school with three sections of kindergarten, first, second and third grades and two sections of fourth and fifth grades. We have a dedicated and well trained staff of 23 teachers that includes a full-time counselor, remedial reading teacher, and librarian. Part time teachers include a band instructor, an art teacher, and two music teachers.Technology is evident in each of the classrooms and is integrated across the curriculum. There is a lab which enhances the students' word processing skills. We are networked and connected to the internet throughout the school.
St. Pius also has a pre-school for 3 and 4 year-olds which is located at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hiawatha.
St. Pius provides daycare before and after school . Daycare is also provided on all early dismissal and inservice days.
Art students have displayed their art throughout Iowa and received many awards for their work.
All students participate in a city wide service project with the other Catholic schools.
In an effort to be aware of our relationships with others and to support the teachings of Jesus, each classroom will be taught the Archdiocesan Harassment curriculum. In addition, the counselor meets with each new student at the beginning of the school year to make them feel welcome. She will also be going into each classroom once a month and centering her teaching on the program called, "Bullies". Bullies is a six section classroom program for primary to elementary age students. Each session is 30-35 minutes.