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'Whitey' Mixan, blues guitarist and father of 4 Nebraska wrestling champs, dies at 62  Omaha World-Herald

Whitey Mixan learned to work hard, accept his limitations and be humble about his accomplishments, his son said.



Bryan High School renovations moving steady | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

The $10 million Bryan High School renovation project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2019.



Bryan High named state finalist for $2 million National STEM contest  Omaha World-Herald

Bryan High School was named one of five state finalists for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a $2 million nationwide competition in which students ...



Bryan High to celebrate 50th reunion | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

The first graduating class of Bryan High School is celebrating a milestone at their 50th class reunion.



Bryan High School prepares for craft fair | Sarpy News  Omaha World-Herald

The 31st annual Bryan High School Fall Craft Show returns Sept. 29 at Bryan, 4700 Giles Road.



'What the hell is wrong with Omaha?' High school job training plan struggles to get traction  Omaha World-Herald

Cliff Levitan jabs a finger at a map of Nebraska. Stars signify recent public and private investment in new high school career centers or wings at a number of ...



Bryan High scheduled for significant renovations | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bryan High School will soon undergo safety and security upgrades and Transportation Distribution and Logistics and agriculture programs expansions.



Bryan royalty | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bryan High School prom king was Antonio Gullie and queen was Gelsey Timilsina.



Final school performance ratings give Omaha, Millard schools a boost  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska Department of Education has finally completed performance ratings for public schools, and there is good news for the Omaha Public Schools.



Which schools will be first? OPS lays out timeline for Phase 2 bond projects  Omaha World-Herald

Two much-anticipated new high schools in Omaha and a new elementary school in Bellevue are among the first Phase 2 bond projects that the Omaha Public ...



Omaha Bryan High School  KETV Omaha

Omaha Bryan High School is a Class A school. Advertisement. Omaha Bryan Bears' home games will be played at the high school football field located at 4700 ...



Gross High turns 50 years old; three generations of one family have called it home  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School's 50th anniversary celebration will start with a pre-game tailgate before Friday's homecoming game against Schuyler Central High ...



24 Nebraska school districts, including OPS, rated as 'needs improvement' in state report  Omaha World-Herald

New test scores and ratings also identify 156 schools as needing improvement, including some suburban ones.



New OPS high school at 60th and L will have maker studios, marker board walls  Omaha World-Herald

It is the first time OPS is building a high school in this century. The district, which hasn't opened a high school since the 1970s, is in the process of.



Halloween Events | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Pawnee Elementary will host Trunk or Treat at Spirit Life Assemblies of God parking lot (48th and Harrison streets) Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Church of the ...



Bryan High School student injured in crash  WOWT

Omaha Public Schools officials tell WOWT that there was an auto accident near Bryan High School that sent a student to the hospital.



OPS community hears details on new high school at 156th and Ida  Omaha World-Herald

This week, district officials are giving parents and community members a glimpse at early plans for two new schools and taking questions. Tuesday the focus ...



Bryan to host 25th annual Boo Bash | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Boo Bash is one of NHS's biggest events of the year.



Superintendent says OPS has 53000 reasons for optimism, is working on closing pension gap  Omaha World-Herald

Since starting her job July 1, Cheryl Logan has met with more than 50 groups and individuals to allow the community to get to know the person in charge of.



Gering still in Solve for Tomorrow hunt, named one of 5 state finalists  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Gering High School students have made it to the state finals in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, after two successful years competing at the national ...



Pay raises made to attract, retain drivers push busing costs higher in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

School bus drivers in Millard will get a pay boost, and some parents will pay higher fees for bus *service*, under a new busing contract approved by the Millard ...



New $400000 scoreboard will light up high school football games in Millard  Omaha World-Herald

A new scoreboard with a big video screen is on the way for Buell Stadium at Millard South High School, where all three Millard high schools play their home ...



Central High backers buying giant limestone slabs from Indiana so new addition matches century-old building  Omaha World-Herald

It cost more. And it took a little longer. But we think it's worth it,” Mike Lebens, class of 1970, said of the limestone. Central High alumni raised $19.3 million.



First-year faculty member at Bryan High, once a refugee in Ethiopia, is OPS's first Sudanese, Nuer-speaking teacher  Omaha World-Herald

Administrators say Bidong Tot's Sudanese background is a boon for OPS, a district with a growing number of refugee and immigrant students.



Bryan High teacher who flashed woman outside Walmart gets jail time  Omaha World-Herald

A Bryan High School English teacher was sentenced to jail time and is on leave from teaching after, authorities say, he flashed a woman outside a Bellevue ...



OPS board to vote on name, mascot for new elementary school at 32nd and Burt  Omaha World-Herald

A naming committee has recommended that the new school in the Omaha Public Schools district be called Gifford Park Elementary School.



Gross High School celebrates 50th anniversary | Sarpy News  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School is celebrating a true homecoming with their 50th anniversary.



Ground broken for Bellevue Boys & Girls Club  Omaha World-Herald

Ground was formally broken Thursday on a Boys & Girls Club to be built as an addition to Bryan Middle School in northwest Bellevue.



Bryan Principal Honored At White House  WOWT

First lady Michelle Obama says a program at Omaha's Bryan High School is connecting students with real career opportunities.



Bryan ESL instructor named Buffett Outstanding Teacher | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

A Bryan High School teacher was chosen this month as one of 15 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winners.



OPS wants bus tracking app for parents, fines for late-arriving buses in new busing contract  Omaha World-Herald

This week, the school board voted 6-2 to approve a bid from Student Transportation of America, meaning the company will continue to provide bus services to ...



School resource officers under the microscope | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

When the Judiciary Committee of Nebraska's Legislature holds a series of hearings in September to study school safety and the juvenile justice system, one of ...



OPS board unanimously OKs project list for $409.9 million bond issue  Omaha World-Herald

The OPS board voted 9-0 Monday night to approve the project list and price tag for a bond referendum that board members have been fine-tuning for months.



Boys & Girls Club to break ground in May  Omaha World-Herald

Ground is scheduled to be broken May 17 on a Boys & Girls Club that will be attached to Bryan Middle School.



Editorial: Support OPS bond issue to finish the job  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha voters have a big opportunity in this spring's primary election.



Grace: Millard West teacher to quit classroom to become student — he hopes — of Legislature  Omaha World-Herald

Royers, relatively unknown outside Millard West, knows he needs time to establish a case in this Republican-heavy district for electing another Democrat after ...



Parents, bond backers celebrate OPS's win and look forward to new schools  Omaha World-Herald

Parent Lindsay Hollingsworth is looking forward to sending her two elementary-age kids to a new high school closer to their home in far northwest Omaha.



Tayo! Tayo! Tayo Pops Up You Won’t Want to go Home  Omaha Reader

Even More Modern. Modern Love has officially opened their new location at 3157 Farnam to rave reviews. The Reader's newest writer Vera Lynn Petersen was ...



Bears savor end to four-year drought, snap state-record streak with win over Omaha Central  Omaha World-Herald

As Omaha Bryan coach Reshea Bristol said, records are made to be broken — good or bad. The Bears snapped their state-record 91-game girls basketball ...



OPS students become 'junior historians,' study north Omaha musicians for the summer  Omaha World-Herald

More than a dozen other Omaha Public Schools students are researching black musicians who contributed to the city's vibrant music scene from the 1940s to the ...



Tax values are up. Where are the biggest increases in Douglas and Sarpy Counties?  Omaha World-Herald

The real impact of higher valuations won't be known until after local governments set their spending budgets and tax rates, but there's already some shock going ...



Gross to celebrate 50th anniversary during Homecoming Weekend  Omaha World-Herald

Gross Catholic High School is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year, kicking off various events during homecoming weekend.



Cornfields on one side, houses on the other: Check out Blue Sage Elementary, Elkhorn's newest school  Omaha World-Herald

The school made its debut earlier this month, opening its doors to 188 students in grades K-5.



Tech-heavy media centers, flexible spaces, fewer lockers: Plans for new Elkhorn, Omaha high schools taking shape  Omaha World-Herald

Designers of the new high schools want to accommodate shifting trends in education, while keeping the buildings flexible enough to adapt to future needs.



Turning a new page | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Wooden desks, worksheets, pencils and lectures once defined school.



Most Omaha-area schools are back in session soon — here's when  Omaha World-Herald

Students are headed back to class in Omaha-area schools and districts. Following are the start dates for area schools.



Kolb, Nowak are Buffett Award honorees | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Two Omaha Public Schools teachers in Bellevue were honored with the 2016 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award.



School celebrates Bank Iowa Challenge Cup championship; JROTC cadets honored and more  Omaha World-Herald

High school award: St. Albert High School has won the Class 1A Bank Iowa Traveling Challenge Cup championship for the fifth time, an honor that comes with a ...



'Our time is now': Bears ready to compete for state title after building years  Omaha World-Herald

Three years after a one-win season, Bryan is one of the top contenders in Class A.



More schools fall into Nebraska's lowest performance classification  Fremont Tribune

More of Nebraska's student and districts are in need of improvement this year — falling into the lowest of four performance levels in a state-mandated ...



Holmes new principal at Wildewood | Ralston Recorder  Omaha World-Herald

She's done just about everything when it comes to education, so Ashley Holmes should be well prepared as she ventures into life as a principal.



Bryan High junior Binti Hussein is a natural at photography  91.5 KIOS-FM

Binti Hussein is a junior at Bryan High School and is studying photography at the OPS Career Center. She recently stopped by the KIOS studios to talk with.



School librarian ending 18-year run at Pawnee | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

After her last summer hosting open library, librarian Kathie Shepoka is saying goodbye to Pawnee Elementary School after 18 years.



Separate staircases by gender and a fire escape slide: Check out six interesting features that once existed or still exist at local high schools  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha-area high schools, especially some of the older ones, have plenty of quirks, from a hidden pool to a fire escape slide.



Westside parents and students get sneak peek at rebuilt Sunset Hills Elementary  Omaha World-Herald

The old Sunset Hills school has been demolished, replaced by a modern building made of gray bricks, wood, metal and huge glass windows that overlook the ...



'Jim' Berzina, 71 | Obituaries  Grand Island Independent

OMAHA — James “Jim” Alton Berzina, 71, of Omaha passed peacefully from this life Feb. 21, 2019, surrounded and supported by his loving family and ...



OPS drivers hit the road to practice bus routes before classes start next week  Omaha World-Herald

The dry runs will help drivers make sure they can get to school on time and avoid issues of previous years.



UNL professor develops video game to cultivate agricultural sustainability  Daily Nebraskan

After watching his son play on his Xbox, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor had an idea to educate students about agricultural sustainability using an ...



OPS considers Bellevue site for school | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Public Schools is considering purchasing land in Bellevue that once held sears for a future elementary school.



Omaha Mayor Stothert keeps the lights on at Dundee, Rockbrook school crosswalk signals  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced Tuesday that the city will will keep crossing signals at two intersections near Dundee Elementary School and at a third ...



18-year-old man dies after he was shot in an attempted robbery near 41st and L Streets  Omaha World-Herald

An employee at Bizarre Tobacco & Accessories, 4037 L St., told police he shot at two people who were attempting to rob the store about 11 p.m., officials said.



East, West better national ACT score | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

ACT released its annual score report, including state and national average scores Sept. 7. The Nebraska composite, which averages scores on the English, ...



Will voters agree to pay for 2 new OPS high schools while 2 others struggle to fill seats?  Omaha World-Herald

Burke, South and Bryan High Schools are crowded, but families continue to choose other schools, including those outside the district, instead of Benson and ...



Grace: 'We're out of room' — Rapid enrollment growth leaves some young Catholics on kindergarten waitlist  Omaha World-Herald

Growing Omaha-area enrollment tests some Catholic schools, including St. Columbkille, the only one serving western Sarpy County.



Pancake feed kicks off fundraising for JROTC trip to France  WOWT

Several people filed into the Benson VFW post Saturday morning and afternoon to raise money for the 75th anniversary D-Day trip to Normandy, France that 50 ...



2016 OPS Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher award winners announced  Omaha World-Herald

Each of the 15 winners receives an engraved medallion, $10000 and $500 in McDonald's gift certificates. Awardees, who are nominated by colleagues, students ...



Denny Mailliard, known for doing it the right way, has influenced countless lives in almost 50 years of coaching  Omaha World-Herald

Denny Mailliard sent Ben Fogarty the message without saying a word to his star player. Fogarty had overslept and missed a Saturday basketball practice.



New Kearney High principal's love of teaching and coaching leads him to administrative role  Kearney Hub

KEARNEY — After being a special education teacher for several years, Christopher Loofe said he first wanted to get into an administrative role to “serve more ...



Man sentenced for 2016 slaying, but Omaha gangs' turf war rages on  Omaha World-Herald

Judge Gary Randall called the killing the senseless product of a feud between South Family Bloods and 40th Avenue Crips.



Bryan Middle hosts Fellowship Games | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Bryan Middle School was the host of the A+ OPS Fellowship Games.



Omaha sisters — including a set of triplets — share the stage for 'Singin' in the Rain'  Omaha World-Herald

The Treceks — triplets Carrie, Becky and Debbie and older sister Mary — don't consider themselves rivals. They've supported each other in numerous stage ...



Spray park opens at Platte River State Park  Omaha World-Herald

The park includes various spray features, three water slides, a waterfall, dump buckets and a fountain, among other water features, the Nebraska Game and ...



Striking success: Montalvo, Vazquez with impressive runs at national boxing tourney  Omaha World-Herald

Monatalvo, a Bryan student, and Vazquez, a Ralston student, each had strong showings at the USA Boxing Elite and Youth National Championships earlier this ...



After their babies died of SIDS, 2 Norfolk moms create special project to raise awareness  Omaha World-Herald

Baby Briggs was the perfect addition to the West family.



Fireworks stands open June 25 | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

The annual explosion of fireworks sales in Bellevue will begin June 25 and last through July 4.



Joshua Keadle charged with murder in disappearance of Tyler Thomas, a Peru State student from Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

The body of Tyler Thomas, 19, was never found, and Keadle, a fellow student, maintained that he dropped her off at a remote boat launch on the Missouri River ...



Trial begins for man charged in the 2007 slaying of his aunt in Omaha  Omaha World-Herald

Thursday, in the opening statements of Simmer's first-degree murder trial, Jacobsen said tests of key pieces of evidence — a staircase spindle and an interior ...



State test scores: Nebraska students improved in math and reading last year  Omaha World-Herald

The trend was aided by gains in the Omaha Public Schools, which officials credit to an intensified effort to improve struggling schools.



OPS Announces 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class  WOWT

The Omaha Public Schools will induct 10 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 21st. This year's honorees include: Yvonne ...



Boys & Girls Club targets NW Bellevue | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Northwest Bellevue will be home to a 14,000-square-foot Boys & Girls Club by 2019 if an ambitious expansion program is successful, a club official said March 1 ...



70 Nebraska high school students receive UNL's Young Artist Awards  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN - The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts held its Nebraska Young Artist Awards on April 6.



Bryan duo knows the art of being leaders  Omaha World-Herald

While emerging from childhood, some teenagers battle fierce insecurities as they morph into their own personas.



22 local pumpkin patches, orchards to check out for family-friendly fun this fall  Omaha World-Herald

There's nothing like fall for a little family fun. As the weather cools, it's time for picking apples, pumpkins and other fall fruits, going on hayrack rides, cooking ...



Omaha high schools stuck on low-achieving list - KVNO News  KVNO News

Omaha, NE - All seven high schools in the Omaha Public Schools district have made the unwelcome federal list of Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools this ...



Heart rate monitors get students 'in the zone' as more schools add them to curriculum  Omaha World-Herald

Heart rate monitors are a standard part of curriculum for Mercy High School students. They're becoming more popular in boutique gyms, and they're used in a ...



After 8-week Do Space fellowship, educators share their education innovations  Omaha World-Herald

Do Space's first innovation fellows presented their summer projects to friends and family on Saturday, with ideas ranging from how to demystify coding to a ...



UNO professor to run for governor  The Gateway

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR. Nebraskans have nearly a year before they will elect the next governor of Nebraska on Nov. 6, 2018. However, University of ...



Ediger, Melissa J. (Adams) | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Ediger, Melissa J. (Adams) Mar 22, 1970 - Feb 12, 2017 Melissa passed away unexpected at home in Papillion, NE. She was born in Lincoln NE, grew up in ...



Nonprofits leverage community roots-bases in attempt to register voters and get them to the Polls  Omaha Reader

With American civil discourse and liberties under assail, nonprofits are doing civic engagement around voting to get people's voices heard. Heartland Workers ...



Analysis of public teacher salaries shows that pay reflects experience  Omaha World-Herald

Experienced, highly educated teachers are the most valuable educators. On that, Nebraska's metro area school districts agree. Pay scales uniformly reward ...



Man in the Mask | Bellevue Leader  Omaha World-Herald

Steve Hartman was still in elementary school when the cataclysmic financial scandal surrounding the Enron Corporation blew up in 2001.Now, almost a ...



OPS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include Super Bowl participants, dedicated coaches and contributors  Omaha World-Herald

Calvin Jones and Tony Veland, whose NFL teams were Super Bowl champions in consecutive years, are among 11 new inductees for the Omaha Public ...



Easter egg hunts in the Omaha area this weekend  Omaha World-Herald

Kids are starting to search for the Easter Bunny — and eggs. So we rounded up a list of Easter egg hunts in the Omaha area. Use our map to.



Pivovar, Steven Anthony | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Pivovar, Steven Anthony Sep 9, 1952 - Aug 10, 2016 Born on September 9, 1952, Steve was the oldest of three children. He grew up a proud south Omaha boy.



Fireworks Stands Now Open in Omaha  KMTV - 3 News Now

Fourth of July is just around the corner, and Omaha fireworks stands are now open. But they're about more than getting the best bang for your buck.



Slaying victim remembered for his personality, smile and 'warm heart'  Omaha World-Herald

Terrance Gunn had a young daughter, a warm personality and a family who loved him. On Monday evening, dozens gathered at a family home in north Omaha ...



Lifegate church planning Fremont campus  Fremont Tribune

For years, Fremont-area residents have driven into Omaha to attend Lifegate Church.



D.J.'s Hero scholarship recipients suffered hardships, and chose to help others  Omaha World-Herald

Maybe one day Shoe Hla will be able to talk about her childhood years in a refugee camp, the loss of her parents to the Burmese civil war, and adjusting.



Food pantry running low as cold weather looms  Omaha World-Herald

Ron Begg, pantry director, said many of his shelves are bare and others poorly stocked as the winter season draws near.



Creighton community mourns 'beautiful souls' of four young women killed in car crash  Omaha World-Herald

Akuel, Jennifer, Yo-yo and Mariana were our classmates, students, sisters, friends and daughters,” said the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, president of Creighton.



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