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Rationale

As the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) works toward meeting the requirements of current state and federal accountability frameworks, it is more important than ever that we seek opportunities to highlight and celebrate the quality work that is occurring in our schools. These efforts provide teachers and building leadership with the recognition they deserve and, over time, will contribute to an enhanced view of OPS by the community at large. 

 

Guidelines, Criteria and Recognition

The “Omaha Public Schools Excellence Awards” are presented at the annual August Leadership Kick-off. The “Omaha Public Schools Excellence Awards” are based on school performance and/or amount of growth demonstrated by the previous year’s NeSA test results in the areas of Reading, Math, Science and Writing.

School Criteria and Recognition

  • Gold Award: Excellence in Achievement
    • Schools Recognized: None
    • Criteria: 90% or greater overall proficiency in three (3) NeSA assessments.
    • Recognition:
      • Indoor banner that indicates “Gold Award: Excellence in Achievement”, school name and the year, with space for additional years to be added.
      • Plaque with special “Gold Award” recognition (gold face plate), with space for additional years to be added.
      • Catered lunch served by members of Executive Council provided for the entire staff.
  • Gold Award: Excellence in Improvement
    • Schools Recognized: Pinewood Elementary, Buffett Magnet Middle, Saddlebrook Elementary, Kennedy Elementary, Bancroft Elementary, King Elementary, Harrison Elementary, Monroe Middle, Miller Park Elementary, Druid Hill Elementary, Dodge Elementary, Oak Valley Elementary, Minne Lusa Elementary, Crestridge Magnet Elementary, Skinner Magnet Elementary, Beals Elementary
    • Criteria: 5% improvement or greater in three (3) NeSA assessments or a combination of 5% improvement and 90% or greater overall proficiency in three (3) NeSA assessments.
    • Recognition:
      • Indoor banner that indicates “Gold Award: Excellence in Improvement”, school name and the year, with space for additional years to be added.
      • Plaque with special “Gold Award” recognition (gold face plate), with space for additional years to be added.
      • Catered lunch served by members of Executive Council provided for the entire staff.
  • Silver Award: Excellence in Achievement
    • Schools Recognized: 
    • Criteria: 90% overall proficiency in two (2) NeSA assessments.
    • Recognition:
      • Plaque with special “Silver Award” recognition (silver face plate), with space for additional years to be added.
      • Breakfast provided (assorted breads and rolls) in staff break room for entire staff.
  • Silver Award: Excellence in Improvement
    • Schools Recognized: 
    • Criteria: 5% improvement or greater in two (2) NeSA assessments or a combination of 5% improvement or greater and 90% or greater overall proficiency in two (2) NeSA assessments.
    • Recognition:
      • Plaque with special “Silver Award” recognition (silver face plate), with space for additional years to be added.
      • Breakfast provided (assorted breads and rolls) in staff break room for entire staff. 
  • Honorable Mention: Excellence in Achievement
    • Schools Recognized: None
    • Criteria: 90% overall proficiency in one (1) of the NeSA assessments.
    • Recognition:
      • Certificate of Recognition for improvement in student achievement.
  • Honorable Mention: Excellence in Improvement
    • Schools Recognized: 
    • Criteria: 5% improvement or greater in one (1) of the NeSA assessments.
    • Recognition:
      • Certificate of Recognition for improvement in student achievement.
  • District Recognition
    • Banners at TAC which list “Gold Award” schools (Board Room).
    • Special media event to recognize principals of “Gold Award” schools. Press conference at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
    • Press Releases regarding “Omaha Public School Excellence Awards”.
    • Electronic banner created for district website and for recognized schools to place on school website.

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