Omaha North High Magnet School

October 15th, 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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Fall Athletes Recognize Teachers

The Teacher Recognition Committee started a new program this fall to encourage student-athletes to thank the teachers that support their success in the classroom as well as on the field or court. Several teams participated for the fall and teachers were presented with certificates last week.

Not Pictured - Mr. Dappen, Varsity Football

10/4/2018 VIKING TV

HOSA Fall Leadership Academy

HOSA officers attended the Fall Leadership Academy hosted by Nebraska HOSA at Southeast Community College in Lincoln on Monday October 8th. Students listened to guest speakers and attended break-out sessions aimed at developing their skills as leaders of North's HOSA Chapter. Attendees included (from left to right) President Kenya Lewis, Historian Ja'Niya Lewis, Fundraising Chairperson Ali Griswold, Sargeant at Arms Moo Law Eh Soe, and Secretary Amanda Gregory.

Druid Hill STEM Night

Druid Hill Elementary hosted a STEM Night for students and their families on October 4th. Two groups of students from North High presented projects to the event attendees. Dae'Vyon Gordon-Taplett and Janiyia Nelson, sophomore Biology students helped students understand the importance of reducing waste and how we can reuse some items that might have been otherwise thrown away.
Moo Law Eh Soe, Ali Griswold, Natalia Speeks, and Ja'Niya Lewis represented North's HOSA Chapter and had students completing an agility test while teaching students about the importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.
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Omaha North at the Zoo!

Omaha North is sponsoring a booth at the 2018 Omaha Zoo Halloween Spooktacular! Students from a wide variety of clubs and athletics will be handing out treats and showing the children of our community what it means to be a Viking!

We were there on Saturday evening and had hundreds of kids driving robots and handed out a lot of candy!

Come visit us on October 27th from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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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.

Health Screenings for all 10th Graders

The State of Nebraska mandates that the school systems health screen all 10th grade students at the high school level.

Health screening includes the following:

Height, Weight, Dental Screening, Vision Screening and Hearing Screening. The total process takes about 5-10 minutes and student will be called down alphabetically when the school nurse has student nurses to assist with the screenings.

After the screening is completed, a letter with the results will be sent to all guardians. Parents have the option to not have the screenings done on their student.

If you chose to Not have the Health Screening done on your student, please send a note in writing to the school nurse.Thank you for you and your student's cooperation with this important process.

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.


Register at 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 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.

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

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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).