Beveridge Family Newsletter
February 20th - 24th
Youth Frontiers TEAMS Workshop with 7th Grade Students
This week Beveridge Magnet Middle School will partner with Youth Frontiers to provide an impactful, teambuilding workshop with our 7th grade students. A young person’s character shapes their destiny and impacts their community. Research shows that students with high social-emotional learning and character skills perform better academically and take responsibility for the culture of their school. Character traits are built and enhanced by experiences throughout our lifetimes.
Part of the mission at Youth Frontiers is to reach kids at critical ages to provide them with dynamic experiences that enhance self-awareness, empathy and connectedness.
Youth Frontiers exists to inspire character and build community. In community, we hold one another accountable for behaviors and we stand up for one another. When we are connected and feel a sense of belonging, we treat people better. We treat ourselves better.
Youth Frontiers will be leading our Team 7B Students on Tuesday, February 21st and our Team 7A students on Wednesday, February 22nd. We are excited for this amazing workshop with our students. We invite families to go to https://www.youthfrontiers.org/seasonofcharacter/ for opportunities to utilize tools and resources from Youth Frontiers at home.
Information from: https://www.youthfrontiers.org/
Student Drop Off and Pick up Areas for Parents
Please Review Parent Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures
For the safety of all students and drivers, please adhere the Student Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures.
- Please use Woolworth Ave. west of 120th St. to access drop off/pick up locations.
- Please drive west on Woolworth to 122nd St. to access our parent drop off/pick up drive way at Beveridge.
- Please drive west on Woolworth to Pinewood Circle Drive to access the alternate drop off/pick up cul-de-sac that has a sidewalk all the way up to the Beveridge entrance.
- Please do not drop off or pick up your students in the street (on Skylark) in the morning or afternoon, please use our drive way off of Skylark designed for parent drop off/pick up.
- Please use the overflow drop/pick up off cul-de-sac to avoid the lines of drop off/pick up. There is a sidewalk from the cul-de-sac to Beveridge.
Newsletter Contents Feb. 20th - Feb. 24th
- Week at a Glance7th & 8th Grade Dance Information
- From the 8th Grade Counselor
- Family Media Agreement: Our Goal is to Become a
- 22-23 Yearbook Ordering Information
- Inclement Weather Information
- Student Remote Learning Day Schedule
- Volunteering at Beveridge Information
- Accessing Parent Portal
- Visitor Check In and Student Check Out
- February Omaha Public Schools Updates
Week at a Glance
Monday, Feb. 20th - Feb. 24th
All after school activities are from 3:15 PM to 5:00 PM. All students participating in after school tutoring, activities, detention or sports must be picked up at 5:00 PM on the south side of the school. This is where the buses drop off and pick up students. All students are supervised by their activity sponsor or coach until they are picked up.
Monday, February 20th: President's Day - No School
Tuesday, February 21st: B Day: Due to the Dance there are no after school activities except Swim today.
- 7th Grade : 7B Students wear your 7th Grade Beveridge Shirts
- Rock of Ages Rehearsal: Sponsor; Mr. Vogel
- Racquet Club: Sponsor: Ms. Czerwiec
- Art Club: Sponsors Ms. King and Ms. Voruz
- Girls Basketball Game HOME vs. Lewis & Clark: Coach Young
- Wrestling Meet AWAY @ King Science: Coach Elder
- Boys Swim Practice at Burke: Coaches: Becker and Logeman
- After School Tutoring
- After school detention: Ms. Neesy Worlds
- Late Administrator: Mrs. Kristin Tipler, Assistant Principal, DP
Wednesday, February 22nd: A Day
- 7A Students: Wear your 7th Grade Beveridge Shirts
- Boys Swim Meet @ Monroe: Coaches: and Mr. Becker & Mrs. Logeman
- 7th/8th Grade Dance: 3:15 - 4:30 PM
- Late Admin: Mr. Chad Wachholtz, Assistant Principal, AD
Thursday, February 23rd: B Day
- Rock Of Ages Musical Rehearsal: Sponsor: Mr. Vogel
- Boys Swim Practice at Burke: Coaches: Becker and Logeman
- Girls Basketball AWAY @ King Science: Coach Young
- Wrestling Practice: Coach Elder
- Science Olympiad Meeting: Sponsors: Mr. Henscheid and Mrs. Kloke
- After School Tutoring
After school detention: Ms. Neecy Worlds
- Late Admin: Mr. Tony Aliano, Dean of Students
Friday, February 24th: A Day
- 8:30 AM: All 8th Grade Students in the Gym with their students for Smart Gen Presentation
- Rock of Ages Musical Rehearsal: Sponsor: Mr. Vogel
- Girls Basketball Practice: Coach Young
- Wrestling Practice: Coach Elder
- Ski Club: Ms. Voruz
- Book Blasters in Library 2:30 - 3:05: Sponsor: Ms. Annis
- Boys Swimming Practice @ Burke: Coach Becker and Coach Logeman
- Late Admin: Mrs. Kristin Tipler, Assistant Principal, DP
Saturday, February 25th:
- Science Olympiad will be at the Henry Doorly Zoo from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM for the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament: Sponsors: Mrs. Logeman and Mr. Henscheid
There are no After School Activities on Feb. 22nd Except Swim
7th & 8th Grade Dance: Wed., Feb. 22nd 3:15 - 4:30 PM
The 7th and 8th grade dance is finally here. Its Wednesday, February 22nd after school. The dance will take place in the Beveridge Gym from 3:15 - 4:30 PM. We are very excited to host this activity for our students. Students who met the criteria for attendance were provided with Permission Slips last week. Students will have to pay $1 or 3 PAWS Applause tickets to get into the dance. We want to recognize and celebrate students demonstrating Beveridge Ready Expectations.
Students must have a signed permission slip from their parent/guardian to attend. Students should be picked up at 4:30 PM from the dance. Please pick up students on South side off the school, where the buses drop off and pick up.
We will also try to arrange Late Bus transportation for students who are eligible for transportation for those students who may need this option. We will need to know in advance who will need transportation home.
We will have a photo booth where students can purchase pictures. We will also have pizza, snacks and water for sale. All funds raised will go to support future dances and other student reward celebrations. A huge thank you to the families that donated items, we appreciate your support.
From Ms. Francis: Families of 8th Grade Students
Families of 8th graders, two weeks ago, your student learned about what to expect when they go to high school. They should be able to explain to you what a credit is, and how many credits they will earn so they can graduate from high school. This week you will get a letter in the US Mail telling you and your student about their High School Placement. We are proud of all our comprehensive high schools, and we are excited to welcome your child and their friends in the class of 2027! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Student Placement at 531-299-0302 or email@example.com.
3rd Quarter Progress Reports
Progress Reports have posted!
Beveridge Middle School's third quarter progress reports have been posted to the parent portal. Progress reports show families how their student is currently performing in his/her classes. We only have 4 weeks left in the quarter! Please check the parent portal weekly and encourage your student to stay focused on coursework and turn in assignments on time. #gobulldogs
Parent Portal Link: https://campus.ops.org/campus/portal/ops.jsp
To request a printed copy of your student's Q3 Progress Report, complete this quick survey: https://forms.office.com/r/vr93DdeAL2
To access your student's Q3 Progress from the Portal app:
- Tap the menu icon (3 lines) in the top left corner.
- Tap the Documents option.
- Tap Q3 Progress Report.
SAVE THE DATE: March 2, 2023
Family Coffee at Beveridge
Please join us for our 2nd Family Coffee on Thursday, March 2nd. It will take place in our school cafeteria. This will be an opportunity for you to provide school input and to learn about Paper, our new tutoring app. Coffee and donuts will be served. More information will be coming in an invitation--be sure to RSVP. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Family Media Agreement
This last week we held a parent night with the SmartGen Society to provide important information on Social Media use and how to keep your children safe in the age of Social Media. Part of their recommendation was for families to create a Family Media Agreement with each of your children. Please click on the link below for the Family Media Agreement from Common Sense Media.
One of the best and most important approaches to take in handling media use among children is for families to sit down together and create a family media agreement. The virtue of this approach is that it enlists all stakeholders in a conversation and empowers and invites kids and parents to think about what they do with media, when they are on media, how they engage with media and how often they use media at home. And, perhaps most importantly, the conversation creates space for dialogue about family values around media.
The Family Media Agreement from Common Sense Media can help start the conversation with your children about being safe.
22-23 Beveridge Yearbook Ordering Information
Our Journalism students have been busy working on the 22-23 yearbook, and we now have a link to pre-order your yearbook. The link to order a yearbook is: (https://yearbookforever.com/). If you would like to buy a yearbook, you just need to go to the link in parentheses and search for Beveridge Magnet Middle School. The flyer's listed below also detail how to order a yearbook online at yearbookforever.com for $20.00.
You can also order a yearbook using the attached paper order form. You will need to turn the paper form in to the front office, with a cash or check. Checks will be made payable to Beveridge Magnet Middle School.
Walsworth will ship the yearbooks on May 13th. We will receive our yearbooks May 19th—a week before the last day of school.
Omaha Public Schools Inclement Weather Procedures
On a Remote Learning Day, students will use their district iPad to work with teachers and classmates online. Elementary students will be in session from 9 – 11 a.m. Middle and high school students will be in session from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Students should bring their iPad home each day and make sure it is charged.
Whenever possible, our district will announce changes to a daily routine the night before. However, we know weather conditions and other emergencies can develop rapidly and a decision the morning of a school day may be necessary. When that happens, we will communicate as early as possible in the morning.
We will follow our communication routines. If weather, power outages or other circumstances force a change to our normal day, we will communicate directly with all staff and families. That communication will be through email, text message and phone call. Families should ensure their contact information is current in Infinite Campus. We will also share the information on our website and through local media.
Remote Learning Day Student Schedule
Student Classroom Hours: 9:10 - 11:05 - Attendance Live in TEAMS is Mandatory
Students must log in to each class's TEAM page on this day. Just completing the assignment does not count for attendance. Students must be in attendance in TEAMS and participating to be counted present.There are no Advisory Classes on Remote Learning Days. Students will log into their 1/2 class. The day will remain A or B as it is listed on the calendar. Students will only attend their 1st skinny class. PE and College and Careers share a block. Students will go to only their Odd Block Skinny on Remote Learning Days.
- Secondary Schedules • All middle schools - 25-minute classes with no Advisory
- 7:40-9:10 a.m. Teacher Planning & Prep
- 9:10 - 9:35 a.m. 1/2 Block
- 9:40 - 10:05 a.m. 3/4 Block
- 10:10 - 10:35 a.m. 5/6 Block
- 10:40 - 11:05 a.m. 7/8 Block
- 11:05 - 12:00 p.m. Teacher Office Hours • Each teacher will be available “live” to answer questions.
Teacher office hours are not mandatory, there are only necessary if a student needs assistance with assignments. Please make sure your student logs into TEAMS for the duration of class. Simply doing the assignment posted in TEAMS does not count for attendance. Students must be live and interacting with the class during instructional time.
Volunteering Opportunities at Beveridge
If you have some extra time, and would like to volunteer at Beveridge, please sign up to be a volunteer. If you want to volunteer in a classroom, please reach out to the teacher you want to volunteer in and set up a schedule with this teacher. The teacher will contact me with this information and at this point, I can approve your volunteer application.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with student supervision by monitoring hallways, lunch supervision or before or after school supervision, please contact Mrs. Molina, Principal, directly. We are happy to have support with supervision.
If you are interested in supporting our Librarian, please reach out to our Librarian for ways you can volunteer in the library. You can email our librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you can volunteer at any OPS school, you must complete the Volunteer Application and be approved through OPS Human Resources. Prior to completing the application, you should have approval from the school.
For classroom volunteering: Contact teacher directly for how and when you can volunteer in the classroom.
For Library volunteering: Contact Librarian directly for how and when you can volunteer in the library.
For supporting supervision in hallways, cafeteria, before and after school, please contact Mrs. Tiffany Molina, Principal.
Once you have an agreed upon plan, with staff, complete the online Volunteer Application. Once this is approved, you can begin to volunteer at Beveridge.
All individuals wanting to be a volunteer must complete the Volunteer Application. You can access it by using this link: Omaha Public Schools - 2022-2023 Volunteer (tedk12.com)
Accessing Parent Portal
The Parent Portal is a service offered to parents and guardians for accessing student records including attendance, grades and missing assignments. The service allows parents and guardians to access information about ALL of their students through one convenient website.
This is a great way for you to see what assignments your students have turned in and what assignments they haven't turned in yet. You will also be able to see the specific grade your student earned for the assignment once the teacher has entered the grade for it. Please click on the attachment below for directions on accessing the Parent Portal. If you need any support with this, please contact our front office staff at 531-299-2280.
Parent/Visitor Check In Process
Safety and security are top priorities at Beveridge. We aim to ensure that all our students and staff are safe at all times. Therefore, the following practices are in place for student sign out and visitors on campus. Individuals entering the building must follow this process to help ensure the safety of all.
When checking your student out of school early, please call the school ahead of time and request the student be in the security office for sign out at the time you need. This will avoid having you wait longer than necessary to pick up your student. If you are picking up your student during lunch, please know additional time is needed to locate your student and to assist them with getting back to their locker and classroom to pick up any belongings they may need to take home with them. Calling ahead will support us with this prior to you arriving. Please plan ahead and add some extra time for checking your student out of school.
- All parents and visitors will need to provide ID.
- Parents and visitors picking up a student from school will wait in the security office. Your student will be brought to you.
- Parents and visitors, if you are picking up an ill student, your student will remain in the Nurse's Office until you arrive. Once you arrive, the student will be escorted to the security office for check out.
- Parents and visitors wanting to meet with staff with a scheduled meeting will be escorted from the security office to the location of your meeting.
- Parents and visitors wanting to meet with staff without a scheduled meeting may be asked to schedule a meeting at another time. Staff may not be available when you arrive, and a meeting will need to be scheduled. You may be asked to leave the school until your scheduled meeting time.
Our security measures are in place to increase safety at Beveridge. Please know that all of us at Beveridge take the safety of all students, all visitors, and all staff members very seriously. We appreciate your support as we ensure all visitors follow the procedures for student sign out and visitors on campus.
To call ahead to sign your student out of school or to schedule an appointment with any staff member, please call 531-299-2280.
February Omaha Public Schools Updates
College & Career Academies and Pathways
We continue to grow and develop our College and Career Academies and Pathways to ensure our students have opportunities to access to a variety of programs. Please read about the upcoming opportunities our students in Omaha Public Schools will soon have access to.
- Four high schools in our district will soon launch the Cambridge program, an advanced education diploma.
- A team from Cambridge visited Bryan High, Buena Vista High, Benson High and South High to plan for the new offerings.
- The Cambridge program uniquely embraces a global perspective.
Mrs. Kristin Tipler, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Tipler is the 6th grade administrator. Please contact Mrs. Tipler for any concerns or questions regarding your 6th grade student.
Mr. Chad Wachholtz, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
Mr. Wachholtz is the 7th grade administrator and our school Athletic Director in charge of after school sports and activities. Please contact Mr. Wachholtz for any concerns or questions regarding your 7th grade student. You should also contact Mr. Wachholtz with any sports or after school activities related questions or concerns.
Mr. Tony Aliano, Dean of Students
Mr. Aliano is the certified administrator for 8th grade students. Mr. Aliano also works with all grade levels on student behavior issues. Please contact Mr. Aliano if you have any questions or concerns with your 8th grade student.