Bear Buzz, December 2021

Building a tradition of excellence one Bear at a time!

Mission Statement: Bryan High School, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity to prepare students for post-secondary opportunity and career readiness.

Ortega’s Oration

Dear Bryan High Community,

As we wrap up our first semester and the 2021 year, we are thankful for a wonderful school community and are grateful that we have students, staff, and a community who have done their part to help us remain safely opened throughout this pandemic.

We continue to support all our students in their transition back to in person learning by pre-teaching, re-teaching, and reinforcing our expectations. As a result, we have seen the far majority of our students appropriately settle into their new daily routines and establish positive relationships with each other and with their teachers. However, we invite and expect ALL our students to be responsible, safe, and respectful every single day. Following Thanksgiving recess, we did a school-wide reset to re-teach and reinforce expectations, and we will do so again following winter break and spring break as we know students benefit from multiple learning opportunities to reach mastery level.

We invite and expect all students to be responsible and attend school daily unless they are ill. We invite and expect all students to be safe and get to class on time and remain on school grounds. We invite and expect all students to be respectful by being courteous to staff when directed. Thank you for your continued support in ensuring your student is responsible, safe, and respectful at Bryan High every single day!

#TogetherBetter #WeAreBryan

Go Bears!

Dr. Ortega, Principal

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Stay Healthy Bryan High!

Wear your masks over mouth and nose when indoors, wash your hands, use hand sanitizer and socially distance when possible.

COVID Symptoms to watch for:

-New Cough, new onset of shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell.

-Combination of two or more of the following: Fever over 100.4 or higher, chills, muscle ache, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

-If you have these do not come to school, but contact your doctor and get a COVID test.

If your Bryan High student has COVID symptoms please keep them home from school and get tested!

Students with negative tests can return to school, if the test is positive, please contact Bryan High as soon as possible 531-299-2540.

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Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award

Recognizing Those Who Make a Difference Everyday

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.

Each year we receive nominations from students (current and former), parents, other teachers, administrators, and the general public. Our deserving winners are publicly recognized and awarded with the following:

  • $10,000 gift
  • Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award Medallion
  • $1,000 in McDonald's gift cards

Submit a nomination today! The online form is available now: Nomination Form


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Bryan High PTO's First Annual Cornhole Tournament was fun and successful!

Bryan High's PTO held its first annual cornhole tournament on November 5th. Everyone who attended had a blast, and the PTO raised over $1000!

Please join us for our next PTO meeting on January 11th at 5:30pm, in the BHS Library and on Zoom.

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