OCSFE Programs

 

The Adopt-A-School (AAS) partnership program successfully joins the Omaha Public Schools with businesses and organizations in the Omaha community.  This program is designed to enhance the exchange of resources and expertise between schools and the private sector.  These lasting partnerships are mutually beneficial in providing enrichment to the community and to the schools. 

History 
The Adopt A School Partnership Program initiated in 1983, encompasses hundreds of agencies, business, and organizations that work with schools in the Omaha Public School District. Each partnership is designed to be a mutually beneficial sharing of resources to enhance the education of students and the environment of the business partner.

Examples of Partnerships

  • Career Talks
  • Career Days/Career Fairs
  • Job Shadowing
  • Internships/Externship
  • Mentoring
  • Lunch/Reading Buddy
  • Project Based Learning
     

 

The African American History Challenge is a national education reading program designed to enhance the study of African American history and culture among middle and high school students. The winning team of the senior division competes at the National Competition. Omaha Public Schools partners with 100 Black Men, Inc. to support the program. 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Community Academic Achievement Awards are co-sponsored by the Community Academic Achievement Awards Committee and other community organizations. These organizations with assistance from Omaha Public Schools develop and coordinate special recognition programs for underrepresented students and parents. Examples of these programs are: 5A Awards, AWESOME Awards, HACE Awards, HOPE Awards, and Native Indian Centered Education Honors Ceremony.

HACE: 

        Sunday, February 5 @ 2:00 - TAC Cafeteria

5A: 
        Sunday , February 26 @ 2:00 - TAC Cafeteria

HOPE:
       Sunday, March 26 @ 2:00 - South H.S

Native Indian Centered Education Honors Ceremony:
       Thursday, April 13 @ 5-7PM - TAC Cafeteria

AAWESOME:
       Sunday, April 23 @ 2:00 - Benson HS


 

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

Members from the African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American communities are invited to dialogue with the Superintendent regarding community and school issues. The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen the connection between the Omaha Public Schools and the many citizens served by the School District. The Omaha Public Schools firmly believes in the importance of networking with community leaders. A reminder will be sent by mail prior to the event with an RSVP.

 

DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Community members throughout the city serve as an advisory and information-sharing council to the Superintendent. Meetings throughout the school year keep the community informed on key issues occurring in the District. A reminder will be sent by mail prior to each meeting with an RSVP.

Meetings are held quarterly at Lewis and Clark Middle school from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Meetings for the 2017-18 School year are scheduled on the following dates:

            October 10, 2017

            December 12, 2017

            February 13, 2018

            April 10, 2018

For questions please email ocsfe@ops.org


 

                                                         Omaha Public Schools
                                                            Greeters Program



About the Program

The Greeters Program utilizes volunteers to welcome students in a friendly and respectful way as they arrive to school in the morning. The program is presently implemented in the following elementary schools: Conestoga, Druid Hill, Franklin, Kellom, Kennedy, King, Lothrop, Mt. View, Skinner, and Wakonda.

How does it Work? Volunteers greet students at designated schools as they arrive in the morning. Volunteers work with the school to determine the days of the week and where they would like you to position yourself to greet. Volunteers are asked to greet at least once a week.

Who Participates? Volunteers come from a multitude of businesses and community organizations from across the greater Omaha area. Individuals such as parents or interested volunteers are also welcome to greet.

How do I get Involved? Individuals or organizations who want to greet should contact one of the pilot schools. Speak to the principal or building coordinator for the program. Contact the Office of Community, School and Family Engagement at (531)299-0314, if no specific school is preferred.

Every potential greeter must complete the Omaha Public Schools Application for Volunteer Services. The application forms are available on the tab found on this page, or at the school in which you want to greet. Completed forms are turned into the school at which you wish to greet.

 Greeters Brochure

 Greeter Application Packet

 Reader Application Packet