Omaha North High Magnet School
May 2019 Newsletter, 2nd Edition
Omaha North High Magnet School Mission Statement
The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to
prepare all students for success in life-long studies and careers.
4th year Bomed Students
High Altitude Balloon (HAB) Launch
On May 1, all students enrolled in Physics Science took part in a high-altitude balloon launch. Students designed their own experiments to be taken up on a Hydrogen filled balloon to near space. Projects included: slime, play-doh, popcorn, water, apples, soda, and many other items. Students were to predict what would happen to them because of the altitude, temperature, or pressure change. Upon the items’ return the students tested their objects and recorded their findings. They then communicated their results in a paper, just like real scientists!
Haddix STEM Corridor Program Selection
First National Bank Hosts Business Junior Prep Day
North High Student Receives Lozier Sponsorship
Angel Rivera-Reyes has been awarded a full sponsorship from Lozier. As a 3-year student in our Precision Machine Academy, Angel has not only earned over 75 credit hours from MCC, she has also developed skills as a machinist. Angley is the 2nd North High student to receive a sponsorship from Lozier that will cover the rest of her tuition, books, and tooling at MCC as well as gives her a job at Lozier.
North ACE Teams
Seniors Jessica Szynskie and Samantha Keetle also received scholarships from the ACE Mentor Program.
Gene Haas Foundation Grant Presentation
The following students earned Academic All State for earning a cumulative 3.7 GPA or higher in their Spring Activity. Pictured left to right: Andra Williams (Music), Josue Quintanilla-Hernandez (Boys Soccer), Nathaniel Smith (Journalism), Elyse Saxton (Girls Soccer), Sydney Hamilton (Girls Tennis), Nate Schlader (Baseball), Jackson Walls (Boys Track), Eleme Mayani (Boys Soccer).
Not pictured: Dayton Bailey (Boys Golf), Lyndsey Bateman (Girls Soccer), Alyssa Burk (Girls Track), Kylie Hughes (Music), Devin Lundberg (Boys Track), Eric Manuel (Boys Golf), Morgan Messel (Girls Tennis), Jessica Wynne (Girls Track).
Kylie Hughes, Andra Willilams
Lynsey Bateman, Elyse Saxton
Eleme Mayani, Josue Quintanilla-Hernandez
Sydney Hamilton, Morgan Messel
Girls Track & Field
Alyssa Burk, Jessica Wynne
Boys Track & Field
Devin Lundberg, Jackson Walls
Dayton Bailey, Eric Manuel
OutDoor Club Ends the Year Stargazing and Hiking
30 Ways to Say Yay!
Staff at Omaha North are making positive impacts on our students every day. 30 Ways to Say Yay!, is an opportunity to recognize, reward and thank those who embody what it means to be #OPSProud.
The following staff members have received 30 Ways to Say Yay! recognition during the 2018 - 2019 school year.
Gina Alati, Tim Anglen, Melinda Bailey, Jordan Bizal, Stacey Buckley, Dan Burns, LaTerra Daniels Michelle Franks, Jerrie Glassman, Mark Gudgel, Steve Guinn, Syndi Hackett, John Hjelle, Mike Kotrous, Marianne Laski, Laurel Mack, Sydnie McNeal, Teresa Morrison, Aaron Musson, Todd O'Neill, Michelle Porter, David Purdham, Tracy Sage, Shelby Schmidt, Brooks Tapp, Wynelle Tolen, Linda Townsell, Jeanne Wagner, Jessica Wilson, Bryson Wiser, Dan Witt.
Summer Reading Option for North High Students
OverDrive Summer Read is an annual program for schools in the US designed to encourage your students to keep reading all year long. This year’s 10-week program, running June 6 – August 15, is our longest ever. We’re also offering more titles than ever before. Thirty free and simultaneous use juvenile and young adult ebooks (and select audiobook and Read-Along options) will be available to students. These titles will be prominently displayed in Sora so it’s easy for students to find their next book and chill out and read.
Visit the Media Center & Online Catalog website to find out more.
Click on the Sora Overdrive Link.
* Library card no. = Your student ID
* PIN = Birthdate (MMDDYY)
Free Summer Auidobook Program for Teens
Click here for more details.
Miguel Keith Statue Unveiling on June 2nd at 2PM
Madison Sutula will graduate on June 7th from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She is receiving a BSE in Materials Science and Engineering and a BS in Physics. She interned at SpaceX last summer in California and will work there again this summer. She’ll return to Boston in the fall to enter the PhD program in Electrical Engineering at MIT.
Tanajah Everett 2016 Omaha Alum Varsity Soccer Player:
Tanajah Everett is a Senior at University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is majoring in Developmental Psychology with a minor in Black studies. Over the course of her undergrad at UNO, Tanajah is involved in multiple community areas:
- Awarded the Goodrich scholarship & Partnership 4 Kids scholarship and was the Speaker at two huge events for each scholarship.
- Tanajah is in the process of starting Organic skincare business.
- She loves photography (as hobby) plus helps generate income regularly
- Filmed three large events for the Omaha community
- Also, involved with children at Children’s museum, “Completely kids”.
Tanajah will finish her undergrad, and hopefully take a rest to travel, before starting her master’s degree. Tanajah also plans to teach overseas, possibly in China. Another option is to work with the Peace Corps. While doing all this Tanajah continues to grow her Organic skin care business, while attending to earn her graduate degree.
Since graduating from ONHS, Catherine has been a busy girl! Catherine attends Missouri University of Science and Technology and will graduate next May with a degree in both Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Catherine has been a member of the S&T Ultimate Frisbee team since her freshman year and has travelled around the country with them for games and tournaments. Catherine also plays the bassoon in S&T’s symphonic band and wind symphony. She has an internship with Garmin, Ltd and worked during the school year in their Rolla, MO office. This summer Catherine will be working full time at their headquarters in Olathe, KS. She is hoping this might turn into a fulltime job offer when she graduates!
Spencer Robinson is the Chief Technology Officer and Lead Developer at Appsky and a Omaha North graduate. He developed an app with his colleagues called Give Sight for a company called Give Sight Global that raises money so that they can perform cataract surgery to cure blindness in underserved areas of the world. They also did the new Omaha Food Truck App called OFTA Eat.
Catherine Christopherson (2017 Omaha North) has completed her sophomore year at Central College majoring in biochemistry with a minor in physics. She is active on campus as a member of the Student Sustainability Coalition (SSC) and was just elected to the Student Senate. She spent last summer at Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY) as a part of a research for undergraduate’s experience focusing on sustainable energy. She chose Central College because it was a school where she could play soccer and complete her major. Another reason is that there is a smaller student to professor ratio which provides her a more hands on experience with her areas of study. "Central College is like a small community where everyone knows each other and the professors are also very willing to help teach and they want the students to succeed in their courses," says Catherine when asked about why she chose Central College.
The Central College women's soccer team has been very successful and been awarded three years in a row for the United Soccer Coaches Silver Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. Her coach, Michael Kobylinski, also has a positive perspective on Catherine's performance at Central. He says, “Cate is a mainstay and stalwart in our back line. We look for her to play a more central role in our back line next year but she can also play outside back as well. She is one of our most versatile players.” Not only that, but Coach Kobylinski enjoys Cate's "no-nonsense approach" and "she always gives 100% and I'm glad she is in the Central red and white. Cate has started most of her matches that she has been able to play the last two years."
Cate "has a very bright future and I'm excited to be a part of her growth and development on and off the pitch."
Catherine travelled for 10 days with Central College Women’s Soccer team this past March to the Netherlands, where they had trainings, played 3 matches, and were able to watch many levels of soccer. They also had the opportunity to immerse themselves into the culture with visiting many of the incredible historical sites.
Strive for 95!
The 2018-19 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.
Who do I contact?
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
Check your student's grades online!
You can access your student's grades, assignments, attendance & schedule online or on your mobile device through Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Information to create your account can be obtained in the main office.
Also, parents, please make sure you update your address information with Mrs. Dale, our school registrar. When updating your information, please bring in the following items (copy of utility bill or a mortgage/rental agreement.
Any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. at 405.557.3400.
When is sick too sick for school?
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