Omaha North High Magnet School

October 1st, 2018 Newsletter

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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Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Oct. 11th, 12:30-7:30pm

4410 North 36th Street

Omaha, NE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Runza Student of the Week

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DaNya Horne

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September Students of the Month

9/28/2018 VIKING TV

https://youtu.be/-bLz9ey5xys

2018 Homecoming Activities 10/5 & 10/6

Homecoming Parade - Friday, October 5th at 1:00 PM. Route starts at Miller Park and ends at Kelly North Bowl. School will dismiss at 12:15 PM and the parade will begin at Miller Park at 1:00 PM. If students would like a ride to the parade route, two buses will be used as a shuttle from North to the No Frills parking lot on the parade route. Tickets may be purchased before school, during lunch, and after school, starting on October 1st. Students must have a school ID to purchase a ticket. The ticket will be required to board the bus at North. Students will keep that ticket during the parade and show it again to staff to ride the bus back to North at the end of the parade. If a student takes a school bus home, buses will leave at 3:15 pm as usual.


Football Game - Friday, October 5th at 7:00 PM. We play at Omaha Northwest HS, Kinnick Stadium located at, 8417 Vernon Ave. Alumni may enter free through the south alumni gate.


Homecoming Dance - Saturday, October 6th from 8:00-11:00 PM in the North High School MPC. The Homecoming dance is a dressy affair and we ask that everyone come in appropriate attire. Modest dress will be enforced. Shorts, blue jeans and t-shirts will NOT be allowed! Tickets are now available for purchase before school, during lunch, and after school at the treasurer’s office. They are $15 per ticket. Tickets will not be sold at the dance; students must have their ticket (key chain) and a school ID to enter the dance.


Only currently enrolled high school students (Grades 9-12) will be allowed to attend the dance. North students planning on bringing a guest from another school, must complete the required guest form located in the main office before purchasing a guest’s ticket. Students should read the form carefully and follow the directions; all guests must be approved by Mrs. Lee.


North students and their guests should arrive together and check-in at a table with Mrs. Lee. She will have a list of students and guests that completed the required paperwork and only students and guests that completed the required paper work will be allowed to enter.

Omaha Film Festival's 48 Hour Challenge

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The 48 Hour challenge launched 9/14 and we had 3 teams participate. The challenge is hosted by the Omaha Film Festival (OFF#48). The evening of Friday the 14th, a representative from each team (or the whole team) meets at the OFF offices and pick a genre from a popcorn bucket. They are then told the line and the prop that has to be used in the film. This year the prop was a rolodex and the line was “It doesn’t usually do that”. Students had 48 hours to film and edit their 5- minute film and submit it back to the OFF offices on Sunday. The films premiered on September 24th at the Aksarben theaters.

Participants in this year’s challenge were:


Team 1: Jaimee Jindra

Team 2: Hayley Johnson

Team 3: Gabe Kuncl, Mandy Tran, Solomi Musa and Charles Gaxiola

A group of 6 students from the journalism and AV Tech class joined a group of Vietnam Vets called the Spooky Brotherhood, who meet in Omaha for an annual reunion, to record the events of their day. It was a wonderful experience for both the students and the reunion group. Three of the students rode with the Vets on Ollie the Trolley to the SAC museum for a tour and lunch. The other 3 students traveled on another trolley and went on a riverboat ride and lunch with the women. They reunited at the Boys Town campus for a tour. That evening, they meet up with the group again for dinner at the German American club. The reunion group had nothing but good things to say about our students.


Here is an excerpt from the email that our staff received:


Ms. Natalie Runyon,

Ms. Shelby Schmidt,


I cannot Thank you and Ms. Shelby Schmidt enough. The students were excellent and demonstrated the type of education they are receiving. Omaha North High School was very well represented.


We are working on a Special Thank you for them and will contact you when everything is ready. All the people enjoyed having them with us.


The students that were involved in this project are, Emma Hansen, Gabby Push, LaTaija Broadway, Jaimee Jindra, Molly Schmeits and Samantha Keetle. Our students expressed to us that they would like more of these opportunities in the future!

3D Invent-A-Thon

Interested in the medical profession? Like hands-on experiences? UNMC is sponsoring a 3D Invent-a-thon on Oct.22-26 for high school students. Please see Mrs. Fricke, Mrs. Cooney, or Mr. Anton if interested.
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Happy Notes!

Happy Notes are back this year and your student will be able to send positive messages to their friend and teachers starting this week in Viking Time. A Happy Note is a small letter that you can send that can be personalized or anonymous. Students and teachers use them to write an encouraging, short note that will brighten someone's day.

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).