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Check It Out: 5/15/19

Your monthly news from the OPS Library Services Staff

Farewell and Congratulations

A fond farewell to our retirees:

Joan Lee , Belvedere Elementary 

Lora Leibrandt,  Lewis &Clark Middle School

You will be missed!

Nebraska Social Studies Standards Feedback

As educators who interact with the social studies standards through the K-12 inquiry projects, you may want to look through the proposed new standards and provide your feedback.  Educators who interact with the standards could provide a different lens than non-educators who choose to respond.

A proposed draft of Nebraska’s Social Studies Standards was shared with the State Board of Education today.  The draft reflects a revision of the 2012 Nebraska Social Studies Standards and is located on the Social Studies Standards Revision Webpage.  Over the next several months, NDE will be collecting feedback and input on the proposed draft via survey.  The survey can be accessed here: Social Studies Standards Public Input Survey.  Please consider completing the survey and sharing with others who have an interest in social studies education. 


If you have questions, please contact Dr. Cory Epler, NDE Academic Officer ( or Harris Payne, Social Studies Education Specialist (

Epic Books -- 3 Months for $3

Give Your Kids a Summer Full of Reading and Exploration with Unlimited Access to 35,000 Books and Videos!

Hurry! Offer ends 6/11/19
*Additional months will be billed at $7.99 per month. Eligible on new subscriptions only. Cancel anytime.

Register for Curriculum Day Sessions

Register before you leave for the summer!!


Registration for the August Curriculum Day sessions is currently open. Please register by

Elementary folks, you will find your C-Day assignment in the Word doc. attached. Please register for Thursday OR Friday, NOT both.

High School attends on Thursday, August 8.

Middle School attends on Friday, August 9.

The session planner will give your detailed information on each session, and the August 2019 C-Days Schedule is an overall look at how curriculum day will proceed,

Here is your link to register if you are attending on THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Here is your link to register if you are attending on FRIDAY, AUGUST 9


Session will have a seating limit, so get your choices in early!

Elementary Technology Pacing Guides Feedback

As we are preparing for curriculum writing needs for the summer, one big question we have is if the elementary technology pacing guides are in need of a second draft.  As this was only the first year of their use, we guess that we will need to make some adjustments and changes.  Your feedback lets us know what those might be.  Be sure to make your voice heard as those voices will determine the direction the guides take.  We have only had 4 responses thus far. 

If you teach any kind of technology, your input will be very valuable.  If you are able, please take a few moments and fill out the form above so we can determine if or how much revision is needed.  If you have any questions, let me know.  Thank you in advance for considering this request.

OPS Tech Share May 28/29, 2019

OPS TechShare - Are you Future Ready?

Join us for an exciting two-day, professional learning event. Prepare to be inspired by national keynote speakers, to connect with fellow educators to extend your professional learning network, and to share and learn a variety of ways to make your students more engaged and successful. This event is open to any certified staff within Omaha Public Schools and the greater ESU 19 organization. The event will include national keynote speakers, choice breakout sessions led by OPS teachers, a STEAM playground, and an Assistive Adaptive Technology playground. Thanks to a generous Title IV grant from the Nebraska Department of Education, all OPS/ESU 19 certified participants will be paid a stipend for their attendance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.



Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Omaha North High Magnet School

4410 N. 36th St.

Omaha, NE

Registration Information

To register for Day 1 of the event, click here and follow registration instructions:


To register for Day 2 of the event, click here and follow registration instructions:


Act fast: the registration deadline is May 19th as seating is limited

for this professional learning experience!

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).

Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).