October 16, 2019
Report Card and Grades Update
Quarter 1 grade reports will be handed out at Student Led Conferences on Wednesday and Thursday, October 16 and 17. Report cards will be mailed out the following week to families who were unable to attend conferences. Grades will be posted to the portal after October 18.
Quarter 2 mid-quarter progress grade reports will be mailed out the week of November 25 and posted to the portal.
NJHS Officers Elected
2019-2020 National Junior Honor Society officers were elected at their recent meeting.
Congratulations to (left to right) Stella C-K. (Secretary), Ella J. (President), Molly B. (Vice President), and Davis F. (Treasurer).
National Junior Honor Society recognizes students for their noteworthy academic achievements and guides them towards an interest in civil responsibility and service.
Student Council has had a busy first quarter planning school spirit days and kicking off the recycling program. Student Council is a leadership and service group, representatives from each team are selected to advocate and represent school spirit. Student Council plans events for the staff and student body throughout the school year.
2019-2020 Student Council members:
Team 5A - Reagan S., Maya H., and Coletyn G.
Team 5B - Ryan B., Nick K., and Kennedy T.
Team 6A - Emma K., Jayda L., and Hanifa M.
Team 6B - Rylee M., Emily D., and Brooke F.
Team 7A - Carley S. and Riyah F.
Team 7B - Grace H., Taryn S., and Aubreonna S.
Team 8A - Andrew T., Britlyn G., and Isabella C., and Ava S.
Team 8B - Sammy K., Elizabeth J., Jaden C., and Maria M.
Congratulations to Buffett's Math team who placed 2nd at the North High School contest.
Pictured (left to right) are Audrey B., Molly S., Zion B., Preston P., and Ram S.
Fall Sports Recaps & Photos Coming Next Week!
ACP Paraprofessional Opening at Buffett
OPS is actively looking for a paraprofessional to work with Buffett's ACP (Alternative Curriculum Program) students; specifically small group and independent support.
The ACP Paraprofessional will work under the supervision of a positive, caring, organized teacher who will provide you guidance while you are in the room, and will give you the tips and ideas needed when working with the students.
Consistency and routine are best for students, so if you are a caring, loving person who is looking for a way to have a great impact on students, this may be your opportunity.
If you are interested in this postion, click on the link below for more information.
Homework Hideout and After School Library
Buffett offers two after school opportunities for students to have a space to work on homework, study for tests, or work with teachers for some extra help.
Homework Hideout is offered by each team and days of the week vary by team. Please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher to see when Homework Hideout is offered on their team.
The library will be open starting on Sept. 24 after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students must arrive by 3:10. Students getting rides or walking home, can leave when they need to, but will not be able to return once they leave for the day. Students needing to take the late bus need to sign up in the office. The late bus departs Buffett at 5:00.
CHI Health and Omaha Public Schools partner to honor teachers across the OPS district
CHI Health wants nominations of Omaha Public Schools teachers changing the lives of students. Each month, they’ll surprise a Top Teacher nominee with a treat basket for the teacher's lounge and a personal gift card. CHI will draw winners on the last Friday of the month. CHI Health will select winners from three different grade levels across the district.
Anyone can nominate a Top Teacher at CHIhealth.com/TopTeachers.
Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award
The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes the achievements of skilled and dedicated educators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS). Given to 15 teachers annually, the Award has recognized and rewarded nearly 300 teachers over the past two decades. Any Omaha Public Schools teacher or counselor (Pre-K through 12), with a minimum of two years experience, is eligible for nomination.