Omaha North High Magnet School

October 30th, 2018 Newsletter

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The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to

prepare all students for success in life-long studies and careers.

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Sophomore PreACT Testing Day

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 7:45am-1pm

4410 N. 36th St., Omaha, NE


  • Only 10th grade students will attend school on December 4th for the PreACT Test.
  • All other classes will not have school.
  • Students will be dismissed at 1:00 PM
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AP Studio Art

Zoe Gregorio, Simon Guthrie, Daunte' Hagen, Kaw Htoo, Lorelei Kruse, Me'Keya Lessley-Phillip, Aida Marrufo, Braylen McCarthy, Emily Morgan, and Quinten Patterson took a much needed break from creating their Advanced Placement Studio Art portfolios to attend the American Midwest Ballet at the Joslyn Art Museum on October 19th.

Students experienced the ballet, Momentum: Rhapsody in Blue, and toured the permanent collection at Joslyn Art Museum.

Congratulations to Elyse Saxton for being accepted to the Perry Outreach Program on November 17, 2018 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. This competitive, essay-driven program inspires young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering.


The Perry Initiative

Speech & Debate

The Omaha North High Speech and Debate Team competed in their first tournament of the season at The Maryville Classic Speech and Debate Tournament in Maryville, MO this past weekend. The Vikings had a good showing at the competition as they took 6th place in Overall Team Sweepstakes.


Highlighted by the following individual performances:

Courtney Andreessen - 2nd Place in Original Oratory

Katie Morse - 3rd Place Dramatic Interpretation

Imani Lamar and Christina Short - 5th Place in Duo Interpretation

Eric McGee - 5th Place Poetry Interpretation

Trey Smith - 6th Place in Radio Speaking


Congratulations Vikings!

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Lets save some lives!

The Fall Blood Drive at North High will be October 31st, which is an A day. Students who are 16 are eligible to donate with a parent permission form. Stop by 311 to get one ASAP! Students who are 17+, all you need to do is sign up. Please check the height and weight requirements next to the posters in the hallway. You can see Ms. Geiger in 311 to sign up or visit the link below. Passes will be sent for you the day of the drive.

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https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time

Sponsor Code: northgives

ACT Information:

Who should test?

Seniors should consider signing up for the December ACT. This will be the last ACT score that can be used for most college admissions.

All Juniors will take the ACT State test in April. Students may start to test earlier to try to improve their score.


Registration:

Register at www.actstudent.org. You will need a credit/debit card or fee waiver at the time of registration.

For free/reduced lunch qualifying fee waiver (2 per student), come to the GRC or email kristin.longacre@ops.org. The deadline tor on-time registration for the December 8th ACT will be November 2nd at 11:59 p.m.


IEP/504 Plan/ELL accommodations:

If you/your student has an IEP, 504 plan, or is an ELL (English Language Learner) student and receives accommodations at school, you will be able to request these accommodations during the registration process. You will receive an email with further instructions.

SCHOLARSHIPS!

Buffett Scholarship

Buffett Scholarship opens November 1st. This is a full tuition and books to any public Nebraska college or university.

www.buffettscholarships.org

Goodrich Scholarship

The Goodrich Scholarship is now open. This is a full tuition scholarship to UNO.

https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/goodrich-scholarship-program/apply/index.php

Federal Application for Financial Student Aid

It is time to do your FAFSA form. This is a mandatory step in the college process.

www.fafsa.gov

Educationquest

If you need help, Educationquest will be at North on Nov 13th and 27th.

https://www.educationquest.org/11th-12th-grade-students/

Job Corps

What is Job Corps? https://www.jobcorps.gov/

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 1-2 years. Upon graduation, students will receive a bonus!

To apply, you must be at least 16 years old.

For more information see Mrs. Daniels in the GRC or email laterra.daniels@ops.org

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.

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.

Laptop Distribution

Laptops have been distributed to all students that have returned completed permission forms. If you still need to complete the paperwork please do so ASAP! Completed paperwork can be submitted to Ms. Cherrese Ashby in the Treasure's Office. You may download the required form here.

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.

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
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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 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).

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