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. 

Blackburn Students Working to Serve Nebraska

Omaha Public Schools BlackburnNickolas, Breonna, Dakota, and Hailey are working with Serve Nebraska, Habitat for Humanity, Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation, and the National Council of Jewish Women Omaha Section to certify Wildlife Habitats with the National Wildlife Foundation for their community areas.

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The South High Marching Band Heads for the Capitol

Omaha South High Magnet School has exciting news! The South High Magnet School Marching Band has been nominated by Congressman Brad Ashford to represent Nebraska in the 75th annual Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. on May 30th, 2016. In addition to this nomination, they HAVE BEEN SELECTED to be Nebraska’s High School Band representative in this prestigious event. This event will take place in our nation’s capitol before a street audience of several hundred thousand people. In addition, the parade is broadcast on the Discovery’s Military Channel, and to American troops around the world.

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Burke Bulldogs Create a Beautiful Sound

Burke High SchoolBurke families, staff, and friends

The Burke Instrumental Music Department started the 2015-2016 school year with the goal to raise $15,000. We are raising funds in order to purchase two full size tubas, one baritone saxophone and two bass clarinets. These instruments are essential in providing a quality ensemble, which will enhance the education of our students.

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McMillan Magnet Center On Message

McMillan Magnet Center

Dear McMillan families, staff, and friends,


The Parent Teacher Organization started the 2015-2016 school year with the goal to raise $10,000.  Of the $10,000, we targeted $8000 for a message sign on the front lawn to increase communication with our students, families, staff, and friends.

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Pre-Kindergarten Classroom at Catlin

OPS Catlin Pre-KThrough a partnership with the Omaha Schools Foundation and the Omaha Public Schools, Catlin Elementary hosts a pre-Kindergarten classroom.

This early childhood program, provided by the Omaha Schools Foundation, serves children ages 4-5 (Must turn 4 by July 31, 2015). The philosophy of the early childhood program mirrors that of the Omaha Public Schools District.  It is a parent-pay program. The program cost will be $150.00 per week, with a $50 registration fee.  School will be in session with a calendar similar to that of the OPS elementary calendar.

Please contact the school, 402-697-0414, or the Omaha Schools Foundation, 402-557-2044, for registration information.

Growing Demand Comes with Wait List

OSF Kids ClubSafe, affordable child care before and after school is a critical need for many families. 

Demand at one of Omaha's popular options jumped again this year and now they need more qualified staff than ever to get families off the waiting list.

Read the full story (Video: Growing demand brings wait lists for some after-school care)

Look Who's Tending the Garden?

City Sprouts Omaha Community GardenLook who's tending the Urban Farm in the heart of Omaha! City Sprouts provides employment for fourteen youth over the summer. This summer 10 of the 14 interns were our very own Omaha Public Schools students. The Interns for the Summer of 2015 were: Akol Malong, Central High School, Brandon and Brendan Jennings, Blackburn High School, Cameron Patterson, Central High School, Christian Foster, Bryan High School, Daviahna Gorum, North High School, Octavis Williams, Benson High School, Eugene Waites, Northwest High School, Rita Alarcon, South Magnet High School, and Veronica Grano, South High Magnet School .

Read more: Look Who's Tending the Garden?

New Faces at OPS

Marie Buckner King Science
Marie Buckner King Science

OPS is welcoming new administrators to the Teacher Administration Center and to school buildings in the 2015-2016 school year and we're excited to introduce them to you!

The following is a list of our administrative changes by name and location. Please join us in welcoming everyone to their new postings.

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Bryan Principal Honored

Robert Aranda Bryan High Principal

First lady Michelle Obama says a program at Omaha’s Bryan High School is connecting students with real career opportunities.  Principal Robert Aranda was recognized at the White House for Bryan's Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Academy.

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Stepping Up

Top 25 in the Nation Schools Foundations

3rd in nation of K-12 Education Foundations

Guide Star

Guide Star Exchange

Provides Key Information on Non-Profits 

OSF Kids Club

OSF Kids Club

OPS Before and After School Care


OPS Proud

Funding for OPS Programs and Scholarships