Spotlight on the OSF

Welcome to the Omaha Schools Foundation fresh new look at our award winning programs and success stories. Founded in 1984 by the Omaha Board of Education, the Omaha Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors (all residents of the Omaha School District), and incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. At the most basic level, the Omaha Schools Foundation exists to raise funds for projects and programs which cannot be funded by tax dollars.

We are excited to share our enthusiasm for the Omaha Public Schools amazing students, administrators, teachers and curriculums and encourage you to participate in supporting the many programs and scholarships which facilitate the success of our students. 

South High Theater Students Selected for Thespian Fesitval

South High Visual & Performing Arts

This summer, June 20th-25th, 2016, thousands of high school Thespians will bring their love of all things theatre to the Thespian Festival, a celebration of student achievement in the performing arts. Organized by the Educational Theatre Association and hosted by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Festival is a one-of-a-kind, weeklong immersion experience in singing, dancing, acting, designing, directing, creating, writing, and memory-making. 

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JROTC Celebrates 100 years

JROTC is celebrating 100 years! The Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916. The Omaha Public Schools was the first such program in the State of Nebraska to charter JROTC. 

Storm Chasers Writing Contest for 7th & 8th Graders

Storm ChasersThe Omaha Storm Chasers and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg are sponsoring a writing contest, "Why I Want to Go to College." 

Winners will receive contributions to Nebraska Education Savings Trust (NEST) college savings accounts and, along with their families, will be Treasurer Stenberg's guests at the May 1st Storm Chasers game at Werner Park in Papillion. Treasurer Stenberg is Trustee of NEST, and First National Bank is program manager.

Find out more on how to participate and download the eligibility requirements. 

Omaha Storms Chasers Jackie Robinson Scholarship

Storm Chasers  CharitiesThe  Omaha Storm Chasers recognize the important impact that Jackie Robinson made on America and the legacy he left for all Americans. Therefore, they are pleased to award the Chasers Charities-Robinson Athletic Scholarship as a way to recognize a local high school athlete for his or her hard work, character, and motivation to make a positive impact on our local community and society as a whole. 

You can read all about the scholarship, the requirements and how to apply here. Students and Parents contact your Guidance Counselors to learn more. If you have further questions regarding this scholarship, please contact Megan Burdek, at 402-738-2181 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Parent-Pay, Pre-K Open House Dates

OPS Parent Pay Pre-K Open House

PARENT PAY PRE-K AT FULLERTON MAGNET CENTER

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

9:30am

PARENT PAY PRE-K AT HARRISON ELEMENTARY

FEBRUARY 10, 2016

10am-11:30am

 

PARENT PAY PRE-K AT PICOTTE ELEMENTARY

FEBRUARY 25, 2016

5:00pm-6:00pm

Ambassador Visits Bryan High

Darci Vetter serves as Chief Agricultural Negotiator with the rank of Ambassador at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. She is responsible for bilateral and multilateral negotiations and policy coordination regarding agricultural trade. On Monday morning she paid Bryan High School’s Urban Agricultural & Natural Resources Career Academy a visit.

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Accelere Continues to Amaze

Accelere OPS Blackburn AlternativeThe OPS Accelere Program at Blackburn Alternative School continues to thrive. The concept of a modular approach to growing plants has been set up to maximize the amount of food production. Students' estimate of at least 100 tomato plants and untold number of lettuce plants will be grown to be harvested for Open Door Mission fight against hunger.

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The Luvabulls Are Off to the Sugar Bowl

South High Luvabulls Perform at the Sugar BowlThanks to the generosity of friends of South High School Luvabulls, they are on their way to the Sugar Bowl. Omaha South High Magnet School dance team will be performing at the 2016 Sugar Bowl game in New Orleans after raising the funds needed to get there.

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Middle Level Academic Pentathlon

OPS Middle Level Academic DecathalonAll Twelve OPS middle schools participate in this riveting middle level academic competition.  Students intensely study this years USAD ( United States Academic Decathlon) topic: India in the areas of: Math * Social Studies* Science* Literature and Fine Arts as they compete against other school districts for a spot at the National competition in Bosie, Idaho in late May.

 TWO OPS Middle School teams  ( 10 students plus 2 adults sponsors ) will earn their way to compete at the National competition.

 Support is needed from our community in the following areas: Air travel, housing, meals, cultural experiences while in Idaho. Approximate cost is $20,000. 

 Please consider supporting our Aca Penta students! 

Stepping Up

4th in nation of K-12 Education Foundations

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OSF Kids Club

OSF Kids Club

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