8 June Board Approves Name for Bluestem Middle School, Scheduled to Open in 2023 June 8, 2021 By Layne Gabriel Announcements Our District is thrilled to announce the name for our new middle school scheduled to open at 42nd and Y Street in August 2023. The Board of Education-approved name is Bluestem Middle School. A committee representing each school's incoming students and families worked with district staff and school leadership in a series of meetings to brainstorm and recommend a name and mascot for each of Omaha Public Schools' five new schools, scheduled to open in 2022 and 2023. This recommendation was presented to the Board of Education on Monday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. and approved at that meeting. Click to see the board presentation for more details about the name, color and mascot for the school. Click here to see the names and mascots of Omaha Public Schools' two new high schools and two new elementary schools, scheduled to open in August 2022. Comments are closed.