Omaha North High Magnet School
October Edition II
Omaha North High School Mission Statement
The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to
prepare all students for success in life-long studies and careers.
HDR Visits North High
Omaha North's Digital Journalism Class Partners with Skinner Elementary
Round Table Event at HDR
What's "Newsworthy" in the Audiovisual Class?
The Audio Visual 3-4 students had the opportunity to participate in a “newsworthy” work shop with Elis Estrada, Director of Student Reporting Labs with PBS News Hour. This class is developing their reporting, writing and storytelling skills and with the help of Elis, they have a lot of ideas and are excited to start. In addition to Elis’ visit, the class has been working on rapid responses for the PBS Student News Hour, Corie McC. interviewed several Omaha North students about Pop Culture. Her interview with Alexis H, has been selected to air this month on PBS News Hour Pop Culture montage.
October 22 is PreACT day- No School for 9, 11, and 12 grade students
Again this school year, all sophomores (Grade 10 students) will have the opportunity to take the PreACT. PreACT is modeled after the ACT testing experience but within a shorter test window on four of the ACT test subjects: English, math, reading, and science. This is a great opportunity for students to practice and prepare for taking the ACT in the future. In addition, schools will be able to use results to provide both current achievement and projected future ACT test scores.
The paper/pencil PreACT test administration date is Tuesday, October 22, 2019. All sophomores are encouraged to take the assessment. The test takes a little over 2 ½ hours and requires an environment with no distractions. As a result, sophomores will be the only students in attendance on that date with dismissal at 1:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Busses will arrive at dismissal. We are excited to offer this opportunity to OPS sophomores.
Omaha North Student Ambassadors
2nd Annual Boo Bash
The Omaha North High School Student Council is organizing our second annual ‘Boo Bash,’ a safe Halloween celebration, on October 27 from 1pm to 3pm at Omaha North High School. While we do have a suggested donation of $1 or a non perishable food item, this event is free to the public. Games, face painting, and trick-or-treating will be part of the event. We would invite all of you to attend and spread the word! If you are interesting in hosting a table at the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AP Exam Registration
AP exam registration begins Monday, September 16 and will close on Friday, October 18. The exams take place over a two week period in May. This is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for their Advanced Placement courses. Exams cost $98. The cost is $25 for students qualifying the free/reduced lunch program. If you are dual enrolled in an AP course, the dual enrollments fees cover the cost of the exam. Please go to https://www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/281720 to register and pay online! Contact April Martin at email@example.com with questions.
ACE Scholarship Information
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
Strive for 95!
Mighty Vikings, let’s Strive for 95!
The 2019-20 OPS Attendance Goal is that every student is in school at least 95% of the time - Strive for 95! There are approximately 180 school days. In order to achieve a minimum of 95%, a student must miss less than nine (9) days of school (excused/ unexcused). Students who attend school less than 95%, show less academic success.
We’d like to encourage you to track their attendance the rest of the school year and Strive for 95!
Did you know?
o It takes an average of 3 days for students to catch up for every 1 day of being absent.
o Missing 3 or more days of school per month can set a student back up to 2 full years of learning.
o When it comes to learning, 3 tardies equals an absence.
When do absences become a problem?
Chronic Absence: 18 or more days
Warning Signs: 10 to 17 days
Satisfactory: 9 or fewer absences
What if I have questions?
Contact North’s Counseling Office at 402.557.3409
Student Support, Rick Thurston (Rick.Thurston@ops.org) at 402.557.3488
School Social Worker, Monique Visocky (Monique.Visocky@ops.org) at 402.557.3424
School Support Liaison (Attendance Administrator), Shaneice Udofia (Shaneice.Udofia@ops.org) at 531.299.6793
Establishing Good Attendance Habits
Scheduling Appointments and Vacations
- Remember that there are about 180 school days out of 365 total days in the year. Families are encouraged to take vacations during the ten weeks of summer vacation, two weeks near the holidays, or over the week break in the spring.
- Schedule appointments after school hours or on the weekend. If you need to schedule an appointment during school hours, consult the school calendar to choose a day when students have the day off.
Parent Engagement Survey
Dear North High Families:
North High Magnet School would like to invite you to participate in a survey for our upcoming Accreditation Engagement Review. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by clicking on the box below. Thanks for your participation!
October 24th-Pre-ACT Make-up
21 Days of Kindness Challenge
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).