Omaha North High Magnet School

September 18th, 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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Attention Dual Enrollment Students!

Nebraska ACE Scholarship Applications Due!

If you intend to dual enroll this semester through UNO, Midland, or Metro Community College and you qualify for free or reduced lunch, please attend the ACE Scholarship event on Thursday, September 20th. Mr. Custard will help you with the application in the Harvey Conference Room all day.


If you qualify, you can have tuition for up to three courses paid for!

Omaha Education Week Open House

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 6:30-8:30pm

4410 North 36th Street

Omaha, NE

Please join us at Omaha North High Magnet School to meet your child's teachers and learn about the exciting things they will be doing all year!


Infinite Campus Parent Portal registration information will be available at open house.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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

4410 North 36th Street

Omaha, NE

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Habitat for Humanity

On Friday, August 3rd, 6 Engineering Academy students completed the interior demolition of a house located near 19th & Evans St. This house will be renovated and resold at a discount to a family that commits 350 hours of sweat equity. These students will get the opportunity to design a floor plan for Habitat for Humanity house in their Civil Engineering and Architecture class.

North High Student Ambassadors

Last week our student ambassadors attended a two day training at the TAC Building and on UNO Campus. Students from all seven OPS high school were in attendance. The students participated in activities to help prepare them for the many opportunities they will have to speak with students and parents selecting a high school in the near future.
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9/6/2018 VIKING TV

https://youtu.be/0Mg5y_s8RnA

Happy Notes!

Happy Notes are back this year and your student will be able to send positive messages to their friends 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.


As sophomore, Lauren Marshall described them as a "friendly appreciation card."


According to sophomore, Andrea Huebert, Happy Notes make a big difference, "Last year when I got one, I was having a bad day and it changed my day around."


Other students repeat these sentiments about Happy Notes being meaningful, for example, sophomore, Rachel Alexander has collected her Happy Notes from last year and still has them.

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.

Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA)

Omaha North Senior, Kenya Lewis was successful in starting our first HOSA Chapter. Ms. Fricke and Mr. Anton are helping to sponsor this new club that is for students interested in pursuing careers in the health field.

Invent-A-Thon

Interested in the medical profession? Like hands-on experiences? UNMC is sponsoring an 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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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).