Buffett Bulletin Special Edition
May 23, 2018
What a Great Year!
- Students kept their bag and charger if they are returning to Buffett in the fall.
- Students should bring their bag and charger will them to Fall Orientation to receive their laptop.
- Check out of laptops in the fall will take significantly less time than this year!
- Please send your student to the main office if they found any missing items they didn't have at check-in to have fines removed or to pay for missing items.
*not pictured, Mrs. Sharon Jorgensen-Misfeldt
A Letter from the OPS Research Department Concerning th 2018-19 School Calendar
Dear OPS Parents:
The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education recently approved an updated 2018-19 calendar. A few changes were made to the calendar after contract negotiations were finalized with collective bargaining groups. The most notable changes were made to increase teacher compensation in a fiscally responsible manner as well as to align teacher salaries with comparable districts to retain and recruit high-quality educators by reducing teacher contract days by 1 day.
The changes to the calendar are:
- Jan. 4 becomes a teacher workday versus a winter break day
- Jan. 7 becomes a student day versus a teacher workday
- May 22 becomes the last day of school for students
- Teachers close the school year May 23 and May 24 (one day is a teacher work day, the other day is a professional development day)
Why were these changes made to the calendar after it was already published?
We publish the calendar as soon as possible to give families ample time to plan accordingly. The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education recently finalized the teacher negotiated contract for the 2018-19 school year. In order to increase teacher compensation in a fiscally responsible manner, as well as to align teacher salaries with comparable districts to retain and recruit high-quality educators, the decision was made to decrease the number of teacher days by one.
What impact does this have on student days?
The changes to the 2018-19 OPS calendar reflects one less student day. This still puts OPS well above the state minimum requirement for student days and instructional minutes.
If you have additional questions regarding changes, please contact the Research Department at (531) 299-0226.
Thank you for your continued support of Omaha Public Schools.
Director of Research
Omaha Public Schools
PTO Buys Water Dispensors
Important Information on Student Lockers - Final Two Days of School
2018 Final Exam Schedule
- May 24th and 25th - Grades 5, 6, 7
- May 23rd and 24th - Grade 8
May Special Events
Rotary Honor Roll
The 2018 class of Buffett Rotary Students includes: Bryce J., David S., Arnav P., Kaden H., Shasha R., Carolyn K., Ella E., Brooke V., Taya B., Megan C., Aniah W., Madalyn S., Alexis C., Alessandra M., & Emily L.
Congratulations on this high honor and good luck with all your future endeavors.
8th Grade Recognition Night
Scholars Tour Omaha
Band & Strings Concert
5th Grade Zoo Field Trip
Ribbon Tying Activity
ACP Goes Bowling
Buffett ended this year with five city championships: 7th grade girls cross country, 7th grade girls swimming, 8th grade boys swimming, girls soccer and 7th grade boys track. We also had many 2nds and 3rds at the end of the seasons.
As for our students, their gain was much more than just a ribbon or a title. Some of our students had an opportunity to try a new sport for the first time. Some had their first opportunity to be a part of a team. Some had a chance to shine as an individual in their sport. Some students had a chance to show a different side of themselves other than their classroom or academic side. Students had chances to learn how to win gracefully and to lose gracefully. They learned how to be good sports. They learned how to share the spotlight, and in some cases, be the one in the spotlight. All of the student athletes benefited from having another adult in their life who helped to mentor them, coach them, be a role model for them and be another hero in their lives. It was a great year to be a Bobcat!
While we are proud of all the runners, throwers, and jumpers that contributed to these finishing places, we'd like to highlight a few city champions:
High Jump-Alyssa P.
200 & 400m-Jessica W.
Medley Relay (8th grade)-Jeannine M., Natalie, Dani, Megan
Long Jump-Kieran H.
Medley Relay (7th grade)-Venicia, Chloe, Courtney, Kayla P.
Triple Jump-Hannah A .
300m Hurdles-MaKayla T.
300m Hurdles-Jason I.
Medley Relay (8th grade)-Sean S., Caden N., Jackson P., Jason I.
Medley Relay (7th grade)-Josh H., August R., Tony G., Ben P.
May Students of Distinction
5B: Carina H. & Andrew C.
6B: Brielle W. & Katelyn F.
Pictured due to absence in April: Imrane M., Wesley H.,
ACP: Abby S.
7B: Vivian C. & Nathan J.
8B: Jeremiah F. & Jilliane F.
Congratulations to each of them!
**If you click on each image, it will display larger for you to read what each of their colleagues wrote about them.