23 April Fullerton Magnet Students Present Unique History Lesson April 23, 2013 By News News 0 Fullerton Magnet Center third-graders helped history come alive during the school's seventh annual "Voices from the Past" event. Students researched more than two-dozen famous Omahans who are buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, including real estate agent Byron Reed; the city's first park commissioner, Joseph Hummel; Omaha's first teacher, Julia Goodwill Root; Warren Buffett's great grandfather, Sidney Buffett; and the city's second mayor Andrew Poppleton. The students dressed up as their research subject and gave short presentations to family and friends on that person's life. Click here to see a photo slideshow! Related Articles Fullerton Magnet Students Learn Science of Bubbles Fullerton Magnet Summer Library Program students attended the Amazing Bubble Show presented by Josh Mullady from the Omaha Children's Museum. During its most popular and longest-running science show, Mullady (the museum's "Bubbleologist") taught students the science of bubbles by creating bubbles that float, bubbles that burst into flames and bubbles they could stand in just like the Good Witch of the North in "The Wizard of Oz." He even shared his top-secret bubble recipe so students could continue their exploring the science of bubbles at home! Click here to see a photo slideshow from the presentation! Fullerton Magnet Presents "Voices from the Past" To celebrate the fifth annual “Voices from the Past” event, Fullerton Magnet third-graders researched more than two dozen famous Omahans who are buried in Prospect Hills Cemetery, including former mayor Ezra Millard, real estate agent Byron Reed, and the city’s second mayor, Andrew Poppleton. The students dressed as their research subject and gave a short presentation on that person’s life at Prospect Hill Cemetery on May 1. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Bancroft Elementary Students Enjoy Unique Science Presentation Students attending Bancroft Elementary's Summer Library Program received a lesson in science during the Omaha Children's Museum's Whiz Bang Super Science Show on June 9. Program presenter Anna Sander demonstrated the concepts of air pressure, water pressure and chemistry as students helped create slime, H2O rockets and were given an opportunity to watch a two liter bottle of soda erupt ten feet into the air. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the presentation! Students, Staff, Schools Win Magnet Schools of America Awards Congratulations to the OPS magnet schools who won merit awards from the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) for the 2009-10 school year: Magnet Schools of America Merit Award of Excellence Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School Crestridge Elementary Magnet School MSA Merit Award of Distinction Catlin Elementary Magnet School Conestoga Elementary Magnet School King Science & Technology Magnet Middle School North High Magnet School R.M. Marrs Magnet Middle School Skinner Elementary Magnet School South High Magnet School Western Hills Elementary Magnet School MSA Principal of the Year – Region VII ReNae Kehrberg (Buffett Magnet Middle School) MSA Teacher of the Year – Region VII Lee Kallstrom (North High Magnet School) Congratulations to the students who participated in the MSA student poster contest: Skinner Magnet student Ameri-Grace Haorei - First Place in Region VII and first place nationally in the elementary competition. South High Magnet student Jesus Galvan – First Place in Region VII and third place nationally in the high school competition. And King Science & Technology Magnet student Morgan Hruska – First Place in Region VII in the middle school competition. Benson High Magnet Students Organize Mock Disaster Drill Benson High Magnet students in the Health Professions and JROTC classes recently executed a simulated medical evacuation exercise called “Project Saving Grace." During the drill, students worked with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), health care professionals, and representatives from the Army National Guard, Omaha Fire Department and Omaha Police Department. The mock scenario students faced was a bus accident that required treating and/or transporting students and faculty members. Students prepared for the event by learning advanced first aid techniques in treating concussions, eye injuries, fractures, cardiac arrest, punctured lungs, shock, amputation, open fractures, internal bleeding, blunt force trauma, and more. Students also received training in setting up a triage station. During the exercise, students had to recognize what type of injuries the mock victims were experiencing, what injuries take priority, whether to treat them on site or transport them, and learned to work quickly and efficiently under pressure. The evacuation exercise aimed to help students improve the skills they need to save lives and inform the community of the importance of learning first aid. Click here to see a slideshow. *Please note: The photos do not represent a real emergency. All situations were part of the mock disaster drill.* Magnet Pathway Students Organize Service Project for Patriot Day Lothrop Magnet Center, in collaboration with its magnet pathway partner schools - King Science and Technology Magnet Middle School and North High Magnet - hosted a “Pathways for Peace” community service project on September 11. For this year's project, students, staff and guests cleaned out the pond, replaced mulch, trimmed bushes, and pulled weeds in Lothrop's outdoor teaching classroom in preparation for new the annuals and perennials that will be planted at a later date. Lothrop’s outdoor classroom – located on the west side of the building next to its greenhouse – is lined with fruit trees and filled with a variety of vegetation. The space not only gives students an opportunity to learn about gardening and science, but provides them with a place to study when the weather is nice. During a special ceremony later in the morning, two King Science students led the audience in the national anthem, and members of Omaha's Police and Fire Departments were recognized with a plaque to thank them for their service to the north Omaha community, and to commemorate the public servants who lost their lives trying to help others during the 9/11 attack in 2001. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event. Comments are closed.