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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. 

Burke Dance Team to Compete in Nationals

Burke Dance TeamThe Burke Dance Team needs your help to compete in the National Dance Team Championship sponsored by Universal Dance Association.  The competition is February 3-5 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and the girls will compete with a Jazz routine and Pom routine.  The team qualified for this competition by placing first in their summer camp competition held on the campus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  The current team has 12 dancers (1 senior, 2 juniors, 3 sophomores, and 6 freshman).  Our coach is Sarah Diego.  The team’s staff sponsor is Holly Murphy and the Burke administrator who supports the Dance Team is Dr. Andrew Walters. 

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GivingTuesday is an international day of giving. Here are just a few ideas on how you can get involved.


  • Ask your children to select a toy or gift to donate to charity to give to children in need.
  • Volunteer with your teens in the local community.
  • Talk to your kids about giving back at family dinner. Work together to brainstorm ideas for how your family can help others.

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McMillan Magnet Center On Message

McMillan Magnet Center 

McMillan's Parent Teacher Organization has set a goal to raise $10,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Of the $10,000, we targeted $8000 for a message sign for the front lawn of the school to increase communication with our students, families, staff, and friends. 

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Omaha Bryan Senior High Urban Agriculture Career Academy

Bryan's Ribbon Cutting & Open House Friday, on November 18th, marked the successful implementation of the agrobox growing environment, another feather in the cap for their Urban Ag Program. 

The ceremony started off in the Bryan High Library, then moved outside to the AgroBox to celebrate the newest addition to the program, the Rubicon AgroBox Automated Hydroponic Growing Facility. This also marked the  official unveiling of the work of Omaha artist & 2010 Bryan alum, Hugo Zamorano, whose vivid mural painted on the side of the AgroBox encapsulates the vision of Nebraska’s only Urban Agriculture Career Academy. 

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Mick Messbarger Memorial Baseball Scholarship

Mick Messbarger Memorial ScholarshipPurpose: To provide a scholarship for an OPS graduating senior from Central High School who has participated in the Central Legion Baseball Program. This scholarship is in memory of Mick Messbarger who was a dedicated coach for the Memorial Park Baseball Little League and someone who loved baseball stats, trivia and most of all the game of baseball.  (Particularly the Texas Rangers!)

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Medal of Honor Wall Dedication

The Medal of Honor Wall dedication ceremony with the Nebraska VFW Organizations. The wall will honor MOH recipients from Iowa and Nebraska from WWI to current. The ceremony will take place at Heartland Park at the Airborne Memorial (8th & Douglas Street). This has been the work of Randy Zahn and the Heartland Airborne Chapter to make this a reality. This is the planned schedule:

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