Omaha North High Magnet School

April 9th, 2018 Newsletter

The mission of Omaha North High Magnet School is to

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

Metro Science and Engineering Fair

Omaha North had 3 students recognized at the Metro Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 10.

Sophomore Maliik Jones qualified for the Nebraska Junior Academy of Sciences (NJAS) state science fair, to be held at Nebraska Wesleyan on Thursday, April 19. Maliik placed among the Top 6 overall out of over 90 projects. He earned 1st place in the "Animal Behavior: Enrichment" Category. Maliik is the 7th Omaha North student to advance to NJAS in the past 4 years.

Senior Edward Niemann placed second in the "Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Mathematics" Category and won two special awards, totaling over $150 in cash:

  • Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association - Greater Omaha Chapter (cash award and recognition at a chapter meeting at the Offutt AFB Patriot Club)
  • Association of Information Technology Professionals - Omaha Chapter ($50)

Senior Veda Armbrust, as part of her enrollment with the Career Center Zoo Academy, placed 3rd in the "Animal Behavior" Category.

Greater Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair

Three Omaha North students, including two who conducted research as part of their participation in the Zoo Academy, won awards at the ISEF Greater Nebraska Science and Engineering Fair on March 24-25 in Nebraska City.

Senior Veda Armbrust, with research she completed as a Zoo Academy student, earned 1st Place in Animal Sciences for her research “The Effect of a Simulated Natural Environment on Notophthalmus perstriatus Breeding.”

Junior Zoo Academy student Gabrielle Push earned 3rd Place in Animal Sciences for “Solving the Herd Brain.”

Junior Sydney Hamilton was recognized by the American Psychological Society for the “Outstanding Project in Behavioral and Social Sciences,” for her project “Group Cell Phone Usage: Known Peers versus Unknown Peers.”

GNSEF serves as the eastern Nebraska regional qualifier for the International Science and Engineering Fair, with participating students from as far west as Central City and David City, as far north as Wayne, and south to the Kansas border competing for two spots to compete at the international competition.

Explosion Road Trip!

Wednesday, February 14th, Omaha North High School Show Choir "Explosion!" left North at 6 AM for the Homewood High School Show Choir Competition in Birmingham, AL. Students spent a day at Fort Walton Beach in Florida. This was the first time seeing the beach for many of them!

National Art Honors Society and Educators Rising Visit Seattle!

National Art Honors Society and Educators Rising participated in the National Art Educators Steam Conference in Seattle Washington from March 21-25.

We also had the privileged opportunity to get a private tour of Chilhuly's Pilchuck Glass School thanks to Therman Statom and Ethan Stern, Interim Executive Director.

"Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by glass artist Dale Chihuly and patrons Anne & John Hauberg... What began as a one-summer glassblowing workshop has grown into the world’s most comprehensive center for glass art education."

Some of our students even climbed into Buster Simpson's tree house, the first building at Pilchuck. (pictured above)

Girls Who Code Event at Hayneedle

Eight girls attended a Girls Who Code Event at Hayneedle on 93rd & Dodge. This event, sponsored by Hayneedle and Wal-Mart, gave our girls the opportunity to hear from several women working in the Tech Industry today.

Omaha North Alum, Shonna Dorsey, VP of Sales & Marketing at the AIM Institute, was featured as the keynote speaker.

Current North Senior, Grace Erixon, was included on the Fireside Chat Panel to talk about her experiences and answer questions.

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AP Exams are Approaching Quickly!

Attached is the AP exam schedule with dates, times, and locations. Note that if you are registered for the AP English Literature or AP English Language exams, the test is taking place in multiple rooms. Rooms are assigned by last name and are listed on the schedule.

Viking TV March 30th Episode

Viking TV April 6th Episode

Interested in joining Student Council?

Fill out an application for the 2018-19 school year! There are printed copies available in the main office, and outside of: 163, 50D, and 343, or you can download it here: StuCo App

Applications due Friday, May 18th.

If you have any questions please email: or

Summer 2018 Highlander Code Camp



Omaha North High Magnet School Summer STEM Camps

VEX Robotics Camps

Entering Grades 7th, or 8th: June 4-8, 2018 8:10-11:10 AM - $85

Entering Grades 4th, 5th or 6th: June 11-15, 2018 8:10-11:10 AM - $85

STEM Explorer's Camp

Entering Grades 7th, or 8th: June 18-22, 2018 8:10-11:10 AM - $85

Register 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 School Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday, June 3rd, 2pm

210 Locust Street

Carter Lake, IA

The North High Golf Tournament is a friend raiser and a fundraiser whose proceeds benefit North High girls basketball, boys and girls track, cross country, baseball, wrestling and volleyball, as well as the Foundation.

Single Golfer $70

Foursome - $280

To register your team, call Shawn Cox at (402)203-9060 or email

Join us for this great opportunity to get together with alumni, faculty, former faculty and friends while supporting North High students and the Foundation.


Any questions please contact: David O'Neil 402-616-3359

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.

Apply Now for 2018 Young Nebraska Scientists Camps!

Applications are open for YNS High School Science Camps throughout the state in 2018!

  • CyberCamp, June 6-9 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Life Underground: the Unseen Power of Microbes, June 17-20 at UNL
  • Biodiversity Field Science, June 24-30 at UNL Cedar Point Biological Station (Lake McConaughy)

For the past 10 years, each summer more than 100 youths attend YNS camps, which include hands-on science experiences and recreation opportunities at college campuses throughout Nebraska. Need-based scholarships are available. Applications close April 15 for YNS camps. For more information see

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 North High Magnet School

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