Omaha North High Magnet School
Omaha North High School Mission Statement
The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to
prepare all students for success in life-long studies and careers.
Witness: The Art of Samuel Bak
On Thursday, September 26th Advanced Art students and their instructors Mr. Parker and Ms. Buckley visited the UNO Art Gallery to experience the art of Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak. Paintings of his emotional experiences have been exhibited all over the world since 1959. Students were given the opportunity to be involved in a question and answer session with the artist himself.
North High Robotics Students in China
#AdultingClub Starting Strong!
Laughter and the smell of meatloaf and permeated the third floor hallway Thursday as the #AdultingClub learned how to make a “from scratch” microwave dinner. Under the planning of Senior Jakayla Franklin and Sophomore Georgia LeClair, the #AdultingClub is off to a strong start. With Jay Witty, Wilderness Survival Instructor, some students started the year learning basic First Aid. Then they began a service project for Little Dresses for Africa, learning to machine sew and small hand-finishing skills. They will complete the project, and add to their skill sets, as the year progresses. This past week students met for dinner – made from scratch in the microwaves! And, as true adults!, they even learned how to compromise when a vital ingredient was forgotten. “I wouldn’t say it’s great, but it’s not bad,” said Amauri Terry, of the banana that replaced the egg in the meatloaf. As leftovers were packed up for lunches, they decided on the next course of events. If you’re an adult and have an awesome skill you’d like to share, please feel free to contact Mrs. Witty. Anyone is welcome to join the #AdultingClub! Watch posters for places and dates.
Georgia LeClair, Marquilla Rupert trying the finished products
This is tasty!
Marquilla Rupert prepping dessert
Georgia LeClair, Reese Arbuckle, Shyanna Gill, and Marquilla Rupert checking the recipes
Counseling Department hosts College Night
AP Exam Registration
AP exam registration begins Monday, September 16 and will close on Friday, October 18. The exams take place over a two week period in May. This is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for their Advanced Placement courses. Exams cost $98. The cost is $25 for students qualifying the free/reduced lunch program. If you are dual enrolled in an AP course, the dual enrollments fees cover the cost of the exam. Please go to https://www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/281720 to register and pay online! Contact April Martin at email@example.com with questions.
ACE Scholarship Information
What is Job Corp?
A free training and education program where you learn a trade and can earn your high school diploma at the same time.
What trades are taught?
There is a variety to choose from! It includes: welding, CNA, pharmacy tech, machining, painting, landscaping, dental assistant, culinary arts, computer tech, accounting, truck driving, office administration, etc.
What are some benefits of it?
Students will live on campus. Depending on the trade, you can finish in 6 months - 2 years. Upon graduation, students will receive a bonus!
To apply, you must be at least 16 years old.
Visit the website for more information: www.jobcorps.gov
If interested, see Mrs. Daniels in the GRC or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Counseling Program Aids Students
Methodist Hospital Community Counseling Program provides mental health services to students. Confidential counseling is provided by an experienced, licensed, master’s-level mental health practitioner in office space provided by Omaha North High Magnet School. Acceptable forms of payment include Medicaid, private insurance or self-pay. Foundation and payment plans are available. No one will be denied services due to inability to pay.
The Methodist Hospital Community Counselor at Omaha North High Magnet School is Roxanne Wayne. Roxanne has been working with youth and families in the mental health field, for over 15 years. She works with youth and adults in many areas such as anxiety, depression, developing healthy coping skills, resolving family issues, grief and loss, anger and stress management.
If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Community Counseling Program, please call Roxanne at (402) 557-3482.
Roxanne Wayne MS, LIMHP
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Strive for 95!
Mighty Vikings, let’s Strive for 95!
The 2019-20 OPS Attendance Goal is that every student is in school at least 95% of the time - Strive for 95! There are approximately 180 school days. In order to achieve a minimum of 95%, a student must miss less than nine (9) days of school (excused/ unexcused). Students who attend school less than 95%, show less academic success.
We’d like to encourage you to track their attendance the rest of the school year and Strive for 95!
Did you know?
o It takes an average of 3 days for students to catch up for every 1 day of being absent.
o Missing 3 or more days of school per month can set a student back up to 2 full years of learning.
o When it comes to learning, 3 tardies equals an absence.
When do absences become a problem?
Chronic Absence: 18 or more days
Warning Signs: 10 to 17 days
Satisfactory: 9 or fewer absences
What if I have questions?
Contact North’s Counseling Office at 402.557.3409
Student Support, Rick Thurston (Rick.Thurston@ops.org) at 402.557.3488
School Social Worker, Monique Visocky (Monique.Visocky@ops.org) at 402.557.3424
School Support Liaison (Attendance Administrator), Shaneice Udofia (Shaneice.Udofia@ops.org) at 531.299.6793
Establishing Good Attendance Habits
Scheduling Appointments and Vacations
- Remember that there are about 180 school days out of 365 total days in the year. Families are encouraged to take vacations during the ten weeks of summer vacation, two weeks near the holidays, or over the week break in the spring.
- Schedule appointments after school hours or on the weekend. If you need to schedule an appointment during school hours, consult the school calendar to choose a day when students have the day off.
Pre-ACT Test Coming in October for Sophomore Students
What is the Pre-ACT Test? The Pre-ACT test simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, math, reading and science. Predicts future success on the ACT test, and provides both current achievement and projected future ACT test scores on the 1-36 ACT score scale.
Who takes the test? Sophomores Only
When is the test? Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Who should I contact if I have questions about the Pre-ACT test? Contact Lynn Smith, Assistant Principal (Data) via email at email@example.com or by phone at 402.557.3413
October 4th-Homecoming Game/Parade (Omaha North vs. Papillion-La Vista South)
October 5th-Homecoming Dance
Oct 10 - Parent Teacher Conferences
October 18-AP Exam Registration Closes
October 24th-Pre-ACT Make-up
21 Days of Kindness Challenge
Spotlight on Omaha North Alum
Kari O'Neill Potts is a 1998 Omaha North grad. She joined Valmont in 2011 and is currently Vice President – Group General Counsel for Valmont Utility. Kari is a member of the Utility management team and provides strategic legal counsel for all aspects of the business. Kari particulary enjoys the M&A aspect of her role, most recently, assisting Valmont with purchasing a solar company in Italy.
Kari received her JD, summa cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law, with a concentration certificate in Business, Taxation, and Commercial Transactions. While at Creighton, Kari was President of the Women’s Law Student Association. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, graduating with High Honors.
Prior to joining Valmont, Kari worked in the M&A group of a law firm, was an Assistant Public Defender, and taught Business Law in the MBA program at University of Nebraska – Omaha.
Kari was chosen to participate in Project 5/165, a leadership development program aimed at having women placed in 165 of the Fortune 500 company general counsel roles within 5 years. She also participated in Valmont’s Global Leadership Program in 2016.
Kari currently serves on the boards of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Mid-America and Mentor Nebraska. She is a past board member for the Nebraska Women’s Bar Association, the girlFRIENDS Guild for Girl’s Inc., and the Service League for the Partnership for our Kids. Kari was recently selected as a Midland’s Business Journal 40 under 40 recipient.
October 5th.........Omaha North Homecoming Dance
October 10th........Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 11th........1/2 Day Teacher Work Day
Oct. 22nd........Pre-ACT Test (Sophomores Only)
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to accept allegations regarding non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001). The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2790).