Omaha Schools Foundation
Spotlight on the OSF
Welcome to the Omaha Schools Foundation fresh new look at our award winning programs and success stories. Founded in 1984 by the Omaha Board of Education, the Omaha Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors (all residents of the Omaha School District), and incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. At the most basic level, the Omaha Schools Foundation exists to raise funds for projects and programs which cannot be funded by tax dollars.
We are excited to share our enthusiasm for the Omaha Public Schools amazing students, administrators, teachers and curriculums and encourage you to participate in supporting the many programs and scholarships which facilitate the success of our students.
One of the Omaha Schools Foundation's most gratifying experience is honoring The Future Educators and Super 13 Scholars each year. At a reception held before the OSF Board meeting, scholars were given an opportunity to share their plans for furthering their education. It was great fun hearing where they were going to go to school and what they will be studying.
These Scholarships are administered through the Omaha Schools Foundation and made possible by the generous donations of friends of the Omaha Public Schools. The Super 13 Scholarship is awarded to one student from each high school who has attended the Omaha Public Schools consecutively from kindergarten through 12th grade. Students must demonstrate strong character, community involvement and a strong grade point average. Seniors from each Omaha Public Schools high school are nominated each year and chosen by a select committee of professionals to receive these honors.
The Future Educator Scholarship is awarded to one student from each high school who will be studying education. Students must also demonstrate strong character, community involvement and a strong grade point average.
Omaha Public Schools Human Resources Department will be hosting two support staff job fairs. Staff will be on site during the job fairs to describe position responsibilities, answer questions, collect applications, interview and offer jobs.
Omaha Public Schools will be recruiting and hiring for the following jobs that will begin in the fall 2016: Cafeteria assistants, bus drivers, bus aides, custodians, security, paraeducators (teacher’s assistants) and bilingual liaisons.
Teresa McGee and Toba Cohen-Dunning representing Omaha Schools Foundation Kids Club, will be on hand to share information regarding job openings for Director, Assistant Director and Aide positions.
The first job fair will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at North High School (4410 North 36 Street) from 1-7 p.m. (enter through the east entrance).
The second job fair will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at South High School (4519 S. 24 Street) from 1-7 p.m. (enter through the northwest entrance).
Attendees are requested to bring resumes and references. Anyone with additional questions is asked to contact OPS Human Resources at 531-299-9791.
Carol Van Metre contributed in a big way: She was involved in fundraising for more than $35 million in sports-related projects, most aimed at giving inner-city kids a stronger foothold on the field and in life. She was a champion of the children and families of the Omaha Public Schools and neighboring communities. In honor of Carol's contributions, a Scholarship Fund has been created in her honor. Donations can be made online through the Omaha Schools Foundation secure payment gateway. Please designate "The Carol Van Metre Scholarship" when donating.
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The Omaha Schools Foundation would like to thank the generous donors who contributed to our success in the Omaha Gives! campaign. We are truly grateful for all the support we received both through our website as well as the Omaha Gives website. We would not be able to accomplish our mission supporting the students of the Omaha Public Schools without your help!
On March 2, 2015, Omaha South High Magnet Principal, Ruben Cano, presented a plan to the Omaha Public Schools Board to build an addition on to South Magnet School supporting Visual and Performing Arts. The addition will further expand opportunities for student training (artistic and technical) and encourage students to pursue careers in the arts. The proposed addition will benefit all of the visual and performing arts disciplines - vocal music, theatre, instrumental music, piano, guitar, film, dance, music technology, pottery, studio art, digital art. The addition will also include a new black box theatre and an art gallery.
Congratulations McMillan Magnet upon the dedication of your water conservation project! Thanks to Adam Steffen and Steve Kinkaid from the OSF Board for participating today. With a grant from the Omaha Community Foundation Richard A. Shaw Grant and matching funds from our very own Omaha Schools Foundation this project was made possible. Amazing students, staff and school. Can't wait to see its implementation in the fall!
Thank you to McMillan Principal Dr. Jeaneen Talbott, Mr. James Mayberger, Mrs. Sarah Castanos, Dr. Toni Turnquist and Mr. Mark Warneke for the great opportunity for Omaha Schools Foundation to partner on your water conservation project at the school. We are excited to see the waterfall in action in the fall! You're an amazing team and the students have gained such a broad depth of knowledge as a result of this experience.
Congratulations to the S.A.M.E. club for taking second place for this project at the recent Kiewit/UNO Society of American Military Engineers Team competition.
The Omaha Schools Foundation administers many different scholarships for graduating seniors of the Omaha Public Schools.