OVS High School Weekly Update

January 4th, 2019 Volume 91

Mark Your Calendars!

Upcoming events:

-Monday, January 7, 2019

  • Students have access to 2nd semester courses. NO ONLINE LESSONS!

-Tuesday, January 8 OR Thursday, January 10th

First days of school for Tuesday and Thursday students. It is requested that LCs and/or parents attend for the first hour of class as the teachers review the semester for learners (new pacing guide format, online lesson schedule, among other important topics will be shared).

  • After this time with teachers, there is a required LC training about attendance from 10:00-11:00. Room number is forthcoming. LCs, please bring a device if you have one.

-Friday, January 11th- ONLINE lessons begin with check-ins for student course support (navigation concerns, pacing guide questions, etc.) Required for new students.

Not required for returning students.

  • Mr. Brannan--- 9am-10am
  • Mr. Gamble--10am-11am
  • Mrs. Mendoza --11am-noon
  • Mrs. Ignowski--1pm-2pm

-Monday, January 14th

Core class online lessons begin

MAP Testing - During class time on Tuesday or Thursday

- January 15 or January 17 -Science & Reading

- January 22nd or January 24th--Math

-Thursday, January 17th 5:30-7:30
  • STEAM Fair at 60 & L
  • All students will have something displayed

-Friday, January 25th- 8:30am-12:30

PE at Western Hills Elementary

6523 Western Ave, Omaha, NE 68132

-Thursday, January 31st

  • Picture Retakes

8:30-9:30am at High School - room 206

11-12:00 at 60 & L location

*Tuesday students can attend either session

High School volunteer opportunities


Mrs. Felten, the middle school science teacher, is looking for volunteers (students and adults) to support our STEAM fair on Thursday, January 17th from 5:30-7:30.

Click HERE to sign-up and learn more about this event.

High School Hangout

Stay tuned for upcoming hangout events!!

OVS Synergy Updates

Upcoming OVS Family Events Sponsored by OVS SYNERGY

2/22- Parents night out 5-8pm at 60 & L

2/28- Skate Daze 6-8pm

3/5-8 Book Fair- @ 60 & L

4/26- Game Night 5:30-7:30 @ 60 & L

High School Learning Coaches Facebook Group

A few learning coaches have requested a separate facebook group for high school only. Here is the link for that group.


Classroom happenings

Mrs. Mendoza's Updates

It's January already?? The break flew by! I hope you were able to enjoy the time away from school and are ready to start 2019 with a bang!

Mr. Brannan's Updates

I hope everyone enjoyed their break and are excited to start the second semester!

Courses are set up and students should be ready to begin their classes Monday morning.

Mrs. Ignowski's Updates

Week in Review

Students were asked to focus on finishing their remaining assignments within K12 by MIDNIGHT on December 21st and most were able to complete everything within their course. I quite enjoyed reading the final portfolios. I have several additions and considerations to make on behalf of these portfolios.

Looking Ahead

Students will start back January 7th. My courses will setup in the same manner they were 1st semester. I also look forward to the additional Astronomy elective.

Weekly Online Lessons

Will begin January 14th. More information will come as schedules are solidified.

Mr. Gamble's Updates

Looking Ahead:

January 7th we start the second semester. I hope all learners and learning coaches had a great, restful break. I am eager to start our work again and make great strides in the next five months.

Weekly Online Math Lessons:

Friday, January 11th-

  • Math time -----10am-11am

ONLINE lessons begin with check-ins for student course support (navigation concerns, pacing guide questions, etc.) Required for new students.

Not required for returning students.

Regular Weekly Online Math Lessons

There has been a minor shift in math lesson times. Please see schedule below. These times will be reflected in K12 for each learner.

Geometry--Mondays at 1:00

Algebra 1--Wednesdays at 1:00

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 2, Pre-calc/Trig --Thursdays at 1:00

Mr. Koneck-Wilcox's Updates

Troubles with your device?

If you are having issues with your student's device, please email your issue/concern to this email address: ovs-techhelp@ops.org

Parents will get an email response following your submission. One of our staff members will email parents back to provide assistance, so be sure to check your email after sending your concern.

Mission Statement

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Core Values

Growth mindset