Lead Engagement Specialist
African American History Challenge
Community Academic Achievement Awards
Community Leadership Breakfast
District Citizens Advisory Committee
OPS Readers and Greeters
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
COMMUNITY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
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
5A (African-American Academic Achievement Awards):
Sunday, February 23, 2020 @ 2:00
P.M. | Northwest High School
HACE (Hispanic Academic Challengers of Excellence):
Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.
| Bryan High School
HOPE (Honoring Outstanding Performers in Education):
Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 1:00
p.m. & 3:00p.m. | South High Magnet School
Programs will be conducted*
AAWESOME (African-American Well-Educated
Students on the Move Everyday):
Sunday, April 26, 2020 – 2:00
p.m. | Benson High Magnet School
Native American Achievement Awards:
Leaders from the African American, Asian, Latino American, Native
American, and Somali communities are invited to dialogue with the
Superintendent regarding community and school issues. The purpose of these
meetings is to strengthen the connection between the Omaha Public Schools and
many publics served by the school district.
The Superintendent and staff discuss key
issues such as legislation, funding, state and federal mandates, issues in the
news and other topics impacting the school district.
The community leaders share community updates,
accomplishments, concerns, and solutions.
Each community group meets with the superintendent once a year.
Additional meetings are held, if necessary.
DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DCAC)
Community members throughout the Omaha Public Schools District serve as an information gathering and sharing committee to the Superintendent and administrative staff. Meetings throughout the school year keep the committee members informed on key issues occurring in the District.
How does it work?
• The principal of your child(ren)’s school recommends you for membership for the current school year.
• Membership involves a one-year commitment.
• There are four scheduled DCAC meetings throughout the school year.
DCAC Committee Offers an Opportunity for:
• Table Talk with District Staff.
• Members to share information on topics of concern/interest with the OPS Superintendent and administrative staff.
• A safe place to discuss current topics/issues and collect feedback.
Members are encouraged to:
• Attend all four scheduled meetings.
• Work in a collaborative manner with one another.
• Express views and opinions constructively and respectfully.
• Share pertinent information with their school’s principal and others in the school community.
• Join the DCAC Facebook group: DCAC Omaha.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
October 8, 2019
December 10, 2019
February 11, 2020
April 14, 2020
Board Room - 2nd Floor
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Student and Community Services
Omaha Public Schools
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.
Greeter Application Packet
Reader Application Packet