Invest in Success
McMillan Gets Tuned In
The McMillan students are learning about the history of recording technology in the United States. In Ms. Bock's proposed project they will learn about the different types of sound recording technology and how to best record different sounds. A sound effect study will be the focus of the project with a spotlight on the career of a Foley Artist. Foley (named after sound-effects artist Jack Foley) is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. Ms. Bock's students will be working alongside a company in North Omaha who have agreed to come work with the students.
Davis Middle School Drama Project
Who doesn't like the spectacle of live theater? There's always so much excitement in the school auditorium right before the curtain opens and the actors appear. The Davis Middle School Drama Club provides an opportunity for Davis Middle Schools students to shine in a creative atomosphere of play and acting.
The club, led by Mr. Dennis Houfek, is trying to raise money to add a much needed lighting upgrade to their stage. For every dollar they raise their PTO has agreed to match it dollar for dollar. The items they are requesting will work with their current light board. These items will provide more opportunities for the drama department when selecting plays, and setting the stage for different scenes.
Gomez Soccer Field
The parents, students and staff at Gomez Heritage have already raised $31,000.00 toward a dream of an artificial turf soccer field located in front of their school by 17th and Q. With the support of our community, our goal is to raise an additional $16,000.00 to make this project come to life! We appreciate all donations and look foward to enhancing the South Omaha community.
JP Lord School: How You Can Help
The new J.P. Lord School will be located at 4444 Marinda St. Designed as a 45,000 square-foot building, the new school will sit on 10-acres and have eight classrooms, art, music, and physical education rooms, a library, a multisensory room and an 8- by12-foot hydrotherapy pool donated by the Omaha Volunteers for Handicapped Children. Additional features include a ceiling-mounted lift system to assist staff in transferring students and a covered drop-off canopy to protect students from inclement weather as they arrive and depart school.
The new building will also allow increased interaction between the school’s 64 students and other OPS students. $3.4 million from the 2014 OPS Bond Program and a $6.6 million relocation agreement with the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine fund the project. Construction is set to begin in Oct. 2016 with a substantial completion date of May of 2018.
We need your help putting the finishing touches on our amazing new school.
Fuel for Active Lifestyles
Some of our OPS students need financial assistance because their families don't qualify for free or reduced lunch and therefore these students are not getting the nutrition they need to complete their school day. We have established an account for donations to assist these students as healthy nutritious meals enhance their academic performance and provide fuel for active lifestyles.
If you would like your donation to benefit a specific school, please write in the name of the school in the field, "Donate to a Specific School."
Thank you for your consideration of this request as we strive to serve all of our OPS students by attending to their physical, emotional and academic needs.