CUES ( middle school students displayed their artwork for the first time during the entire month of February in a Benson First Friday art gallery. Artwork included watercolor paintings, color field drawings and three-dimensional creations.

Support from generous donors like the Pape Foundation made it possible for CUES to develop an art program. With the instruction from the newly hired art teacher, Ms. Amanda Caillau, CUES students are building self-confidence, expressing themselves through art and discovering their potential while better understanding the world around them. Dr. Amy Morris, UNO School of Arts Director, and her UNO students joined CUES and helped with art presentation.

CUES students are gaining broad growth opportunities through art outside of academics. According to the Arts Education Partnership, art programs play a crucial role in a child’s life. Art skills help kids engage with school and reduce stress, develop social-emotional and people skills, enrich their experiences, manage constructive criticism, bolster academic achievement and improve focus.

CUES Schools – Sacred Heart, All Saints and Holy Name – support 574 students and anchor their Omaha neighborhoods. CUES provides a safe place for students to learn academic, social and interpersonal skills. CUES students thrive in a culture of love, kindness and excellence. Consider supporting CUES by investing in the next generation. Anyone can make a donation to CUES at