October 23, 2019
Hall Sweeps Began This Week!
Classroom time matters!
Hall sweeps started this week and will continue throughout the year. As we keep the focus on instruction and learning, students are expected to be in their classrooms before the last bell sounds. We want all students to be in class on time. Students who do not have a pass are considered tardy to class.
What is a hall sweep?
- Any student outside of class and without a pass will be "swept" to an administrator who will assign a detention.
- Teachers will mark the student tardy to class.
- Parents will be notified if their student has been "swept."
- Students will serve a scheduled after-school detention.
Like you, we want every student to get the most out of their classes. And, being on time is part of that effort.
We continue to practice and reteach the Buffett High Five – Be Hardworking, Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Trustworthy and Be Your Best and we thank you for your support!
STEAM CLUB Opportunities are HERE!
For the month of November, we have two great STEAM Club opportunities available to any 5th or 6th grade student. The two club choices are:
The Art and Science of Observation that Leads to Innovation
Have you ever wished you could fly? Do you enjoy nature? Do you like to observe and draw what you see? Do you enjoy working with your hands and creating innovative ideas? Come and check out DaVinci to the Digital Age! We will learn how to observe the natural world to lead to innovation in the world of STEAM and beyond. Please bring your laptop and your creative mind to the Commons and then C110 on the dates listed below!
This club will meet on Tuesdays: Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and is sponsored by Mrs. McClintock.
"I Am" Quilt Making Club
Students will write an "I am" poem and create a quilt square that represents them. They will learn some basic sewing tips in the creation of their square.
This club will meet on Nov. 5, 7, 12, and 14 and is sponsored by Mrs. Packard.
Fall Sports Seasons Come To A Close
Girls Cross Country
The Lady Bobcats had an outstanding Cross Country season. The season started off positive with both the 7th and 8th grade teams winning the Buffett invitational on September 4. The young ladies continued to perform well and improve in meets throughout the season. Athletes and coaches focused on individual growth, positivity, grit, and encouraging others.
The Bobcats ended the regular season with a strong performance at the OPS City Championship on October 7. The 7th grade ladies took second place overall with individual medalists: Molly Schleifer, Morgan Peatrowsky, Shaylee George, Rhionna Matthews, and Erica Yeboah finishing in the top 10. The 8th grade ladies took home the City Championship with individual medalists: Olivia Malousek, Anna Eibes, Maria Malousek, Molly Burk, and Corinne Roberts placing in the top 10.
The Lady Bobcats went on to make Buffett history when they competed at the Nebraska Junior High State Meet on October 12. Buffett placed 8 of 21 schools statewide, with Olivia Malousek receiving an individual medal for placing 25th. Coach Haley and Coach McClintock are extremely proud of our athletes for their season!
Boys Cross Country
The 2019 Boys Cross-Country season was definitely a season to remember. Coach Perez and Coach Westbrook had a group of hard working dedicated young men who came out everyday willing to work hard, improve and most importantly complete with their best effort during meets.
Highlights from our season included both 7th and 8th grade boys winning the Omaha Northwest Invitational, 7th grade boys taking 2nd (first in OPS) at the Omaha Bryan Invitational and our 7th grade boys claiming the city title at the OPS championship.
Additionally, our 8th grade boys placed 3rd place at city finals. Below are some our results from the city finals:
4th place: Daniel Garibay- 13:02
9th place: Burton Bosan-13:31
16th place: Nick Roberts- 14:14
3rd place: Jadon Banker-14:00
4th place: Chase Dawes-14:01
6th place: Evan Fox-13:34
Varsity football had an outstanding season. The boys finished the season in 3rd place with only 1 loss on their record. During the seasons ending playoff win the team played their best game of the year beating a very solid Morton team. The defense was outstanding holding the Panthers to a season low 2 scores while stopping them on two goal line stands. The offensive being a balanced team all year with great running back play and quarterback play continued. The 99 yard pass play from Thomas Reid to Jackson Foster set a team record which obviously will never be broke. Great season boys.
ACP Paraprofessional Opening at Buffett
OPS is actively looking for a paraprofessional to work with Buffett's ACP (Alternative Curriculum Program) students; specifically small group and independent support.
The ACP Paraprofessional will work under the supervision of a positive, caring, organized teacher who will provide you guidance while you are in the room, and will give you the tips and ideas needed when working with the students.
Consistency and routine are best for students, so if you are a caring, loving person who is looking for a way to have a great impact on students, this may be your opportunity.
If you are interested in this postion, click on the link below for more information.
Homework Hideout and After School Library
Buffett offers two after school opportunities for students to have a space to work on homework, study for tests, or work with teachers for some extra help.
Homework Hideout is offered by each team and days of the week vary by team. Please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher to see when Homework Hideout is offered on their team.
The library will be open after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Students must arrive by 3:10. Students getting rides or walking home, can leave when they need to, but will not be able to return once they leave for the day. Students needing to take the late bus need to sign up in the office. The late bus departs Buffett at 5:00.
CHI Health and Omaha Public Schools partner to honor teachers across the OPS district
CHI Health wants nominations of Omaha Public Schools teachers changing the lives of students. Each month, they’ll surprise a Top Teacher nominee with a treat basket for the teacher's lounge and a personal gift card. CHI will draw winners on the last Friday of the month. CHI Health will select winners from three different grade levels across the district.
Anyone can nominate a Top Teacher at CHIhealth.com/TopTeachers.
Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award
The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes the achievements of skilled and dedicated educators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS). Given to 15 teachers annually, the Award has recognized and rewarded nearly 300 teachers over the past two decades. Any Omaha Public Schools teacher or counselor (Pre-K through 12), with a minimum of two years experience, is eligible for nomination.