Omaha North High Magnet School

August 31st, 2018 Newsletter

The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to

prepare all students for success in life-long studies and careers.


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.
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Robotics Summer China Trip


Shanghai, China

In July, six North High Magnet School students participated in the NEBS Robot Summer Camp & China Cup Invitational Tournament in Shanghai, China. These students competed in the Vex game called “In the Zone,” where students have to build robots to move and stack cones. North High Magnet team members Kalvin Green, Cole Vaske, and Maliik Jones were named tournament finalists by making it to the championship finals. Students Jacob Gardner, Aurto Gallegos-Zaragoza and Colin Vickery won the Think Award. The Think Award is presented to a team that has developed and effectively used quality programs as part of their strategy to solve the game challenge.
During the NEBS Robot Summer Camp they spent a day with a Chinese student going to school and learning a bit of Mandarin. Students were placed on teams with Chinese students and were challenged to break the communication barrier and build a robot in three short hours and then use that robot to compete in a mini-competition.
This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these students that they will remember forever!

Classroom Activities

Physical Science in a Planetarium

On Monday and Tuesday (August 20th & 21st) in the library, the amazing Physical Science teachers at Omaha North (Jonathan Tindall, Aaron Musson, Tucker Whitaker, Elizabeth Prusha, & David Teal) started the year off with a bigger hook than “just” the Big Bang for their first lesson; the lesson includes components of the 5E model.
They took Dr. Chris Schaben’s idea of using a planetarium and ran with it. However, instead of taking a field trip to the planetarium, Jack Northrup (former teacher at King Science) brought his Rolling Bluffs Digital Planetarium to North! It was a very engaging lesson for the 16 classes that cycled through the 25 minute presentation.



Viking Time meets every day from 9:15 - 9:45

Daily Schedule

Monday - Study Hall

Tuesday - LIT Day

Wednesday - ACT Prep

Thursday - Study Hall

Friday - Friday Focus, Team Building

Kuddos to Ms. Geiger and Ms. Alati’s classes and other students on the 3rd floor for reading, reading, reading during LIT Day of Viking Time. 3rd floor was working hard to improve literacy and reading skills!
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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.

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

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Omaha North High Magnet School

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