Omaha North High Magnet School

February 12th, 2018 Newsletter

The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to prepare all students for success in life-long studies and careers.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 15th, 12:30-7:30pm

4410 North 36th Street

Omaha, NE

OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS! Haddix 24th Street STEM Corridor Program

Apply today to be a part of the first cohort of students for the Haddix 24th Street Corridor Program!


All current Juniors are eligible to apply!


THERE WILL BE A PARENT MEETING TO DISCUSS THIS OPPORTUNITY ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH AT 5:30 PM IN THE VIKING CENTER


Objective: Engage rising high school seniors from North, South, and Central in summer research experiences with faculty at Creighton University to encourage their pursuit of STEM interests, degrees, and careers.


Details: 5 North High Students from the Class of 2019 will be selected. Students will receive a $3000 stipend for the 8 weeks of research that they will complete with Creighton faculty. Opportunity for scholarships will be presented at the completion of the program.


Apply Today: https://ccas.creighton.edu/about/haddix-stem-corridor-program


Please contact John Vinchattle with questions.

Register Today for AP Testing!

AP exam registration is open from February 1 through February 27. All dual enrolled students need to register for the exam for their dual enrolled course. Exam fees are included in the tuition costs for those that are dual enrolled, and those that qualify for free or reduced lunch will receive a reduced rate. All registration is online at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/281720


Test Registration Letter


Registration Instructions


Please contact April Martin with any questions.

Black Student Leadership Council's - Black History Month Expo and Bake-Sale

Thursday, February 22

Bake-sale and Expo Begin at 5:00 PM

Program will begin at 6:00 PM


Admission:
Kids $2

Students (with ID) $3

Adults $5


Contact John Jackson for questions: john.jackson@ops.org

Viking TV

https://youtu.be/gcg161658lo

NSAA/NCPA Academic All-State Award to 4 Student-Athletes

Four Omaha North student athletes were nominated and awarded the NSAA/NCPA Academic All-State Award for the winter sports season.


Those student-athletes are:

Dillon Bailey – Wrestling

Shylee Armstrong – Swimming

Anna Sitzman – Swimming

Lee Yoder – Swimming


Each year, the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence,leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity. Every high school student who meets the criteria for nomination by their school will be recognized and awarded a certificate of achievement by the NSAA and NCPA. The following leadership and scholarship guidelines shall apply:

  1. A nominated student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity during the seasons for which nominations are accepted.
  2. A nominated student must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average, in all curricular subjects, of 93% or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent
  3. NSAA high schools or their cooperative sponsorship may nominate a maximum of two students per NSAA activity program.

ACT Testing for ALL Juniors!

SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 3RD!


Juniors Only!

Free ACT Test Prep @ actonlineprep.org

username: student email

password: student number


Please contact Melinda Bailey with questions.

Join the Movement!

Meet new people and explore the Bible at the same time!

Have Fun, Food & Chill


New North High Club!


  • Faith Based
  • Building Character
  • Developing Leadership Qualities.


Meets Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in the Viking Center!


Contact Mrs. Hackett with questions.

Laptop Insurance Program

If you did not initially enroll in the laptop “insurance program” and would now like to do so, you will need to return the laptop to the Computer Center to verify that it is in good condition. Once verified, the treasurer can process the $20.00 payment for the protection plan.

Influenza (Flu) Season Precautions

As you know, the flu season in Nebraska is widespread and has been particularly dangerous to all age groups this year. I wanted to make you aware that we have seen a rise in staff and student absences this past month and especially this past week. As a precaution, I would like to remind you of the following:

  1. It is VERY IMPORTANT for students to stay home when ill, specifically when they are running a fever above 100 degrees or are vomiting and/or having diarrhea.
  2. Once diagnosed with the flu, students should remain at home until they are fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication. Your student's doctor will advise you when it is safe to have them return to school. Sending them back to school when they have a fever or are vomiting, continues the spread of the flu and other viruses to rest of the students and staff.


The Nebraska Department of health and Human Services' website provides the following guidelines for the parents to review with their student to help prevent the spread of flu:

  • Remind children to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue or the crook of their elbow when they cough or sneeze. Have them throw the tissue away after they use it.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze and after using the restroom. If water is not near, use an alcohol- based hand cleaner.
  • Remind children not to touch their eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread this way.

For more tips and information regarding this year's flu season, please visit the following website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/flu.aspx.


With your help, we can keep the flu from spreading. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 402-557-3415. If you are calling your student out for a doctor's appointment, PLEASE CALL AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE YOU ARE PLANNING TO PICK THEM UP. With the high volume of students being called out for appointments, this is necessary to manage the delivery of passes in a timely manner.

Thank you for your support of Omaha North High Magnet School.


Sincerely,

Wynelle Tolen RN

School Nurse

Apply Now for 2018 Young Nebraska Scientists Camps!

Applications are open for YNS High School Science Camps throughout the state in 2018!



  • CyberCamp, June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Life Underground: the Unseen Power of Microbes, June 17-20 at UNL
  • Biodiversity Field Science, June 24-30 at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station (Lake McConaughy)


For the past 10 years, each summer more than 100 youths attend YNS camps, which include hands-on science experiences and recreation opportunities at college campuses throughout Nebraska. Need-based scholarships are available. Applications close April 15 for YNS camps. For more information see https://yns.nebraska.edu/.

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

Omaha North High Magnet School

If you have information you would like to share in the Omaha North High Magnet School Newsletter, please contact John Vinchattle. john.vinchattle@ops.org


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).