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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 ...

Burke High student cut girl he dated, then himself, officials say  Omaha World-Herald

Two people were cut Tuesday afternoon at Burke High School, according to 911 dispatchers.

2 students injured in stabbing at Omaha Burke High School  1011now

Omaha Police said Tuesday night that two students injured in a stabbing incident at Burke High School Tuesday afternoon were critically injured but are in stable ...

16-year-old boy could be tried as an adult after ambush attack at Omaha Burke High School  Kearney Hub

A 16-year-old student probably will face charges as an adult in Tuesday's stabbing of his former girlfriend at Burke High School, Douglas County Attorney Don ...

Burke High School classes to resume Wednesday after water-pipe break forced early dismissal  Omaha World-Herald

What officials suspect was a water-pipe break inside Burke High School has led to the early dismissal of all students, Omaha Public Schools officials said ...

Burke High School cutting suspect charged with felony assault  WOWT

The 16-year-old suspect in a cutting that happened at Burke High School earlier this month has been booked into Douglas County Youth Center for Felony ...

Teen accused of stabbing former girlfriend at Burke High School held on $500000 bail  Omaha World-Herald

Nicholas Cisar has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Principal notifies Burke parents after student reportedly posted video that included a weapon  Omaha World-Herald

Burke High School parents received a letter from the school's principal after a student reportedly posted a video taken off campus that included a weapon.

Omaha Burke drama teacher is one of four teachers given national award  Omaha World-Herald

A Burke High School drama teacher was one of four recipients of a national award for her work as a theater teacher.

Burke students rally for day of service  WOWT

Burke High School students said they could really use a sense of community, and that's what they got on Friday.

Burke stabbing sounds alarm on teen dating violence  KMTV - 3 News Now

Domestic violence experts say the stabbing at Burke High School that injured two students, one self-inflicted, should sound the alarm on teen dating violence.

Burke High stadium getting $245000 touch-up with new turf for football field  Omaha World-Herald

The last turf installation at Burke was in 2007, and OPS tries to replace turf fields or track surfaces every 10 years or so "to keep them at optimum performance,"

Thousands descend on Burke High for State Track Meet  WOWT

Thousands are descending on Burke High this weekend for the 2018 State Track Meet - a challenge for young athletes and motorists of all ages.

Teen accused of stabbing former girlfriend at Omaha Burke High School held on $500,000 bail  Kearney Hub

OMAHA — The 16-year-old boy who is accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at Burke High School was ordered Monday to be held on $500000 bail.

Burke | Special Sections  Omaha World-Herald

Kassidy Hart. 20180513_spe_burke. Key Staffer. Journalistic roles: yearbook co-editor. College plans: Morningside; elementary education. Parents: Jennifer ...

Neighbors of Burke Stadium prepare for 25,000 guests  WOWT

Anytime 25000 people drop into a neighborhood you know it will be congested. That's been the case for nearly 50-years now at Burke Stadium.There are some ...

Live updates: Nebraska high school state track and field meet  Omaha World-Herald

Stay here for updates from the final day of action at the Nebraska high school state track and field meet at Omaha Burke.

$12.85 million plan would modernize Burke High's stadium, other facilities  Omaha World-Herald

And the original idea to transform the stadium has morphed into something more ambitious: a multiphase plan to fix up not just the stadium, but also the school's ...

Program is right on the money for metro girls  WOWT

A national non-profit made its way to Nebraska Wednesday with an aim of getting get high school-aged girls interested in careers in finance.

Omaha Burke (NE) head coach is cancer free  High School Football America

Omaha Burke head coach Paul Limongi greeted his team Thursday knowing with news he's cancer free. Burke is the No. 2 team in our Nebraska Top 5.

Burke High School groundbreaking on new space  WOWT

Superintendent Mark Evans and Mayor Jean Stothert came out to celebrate a ground breaking Wednesday at Omaha Burke High School.

4 Burke High alumni added to Hall of Fame  Omaha World-Herald

Burke High School announced its 2016 Hall of Fame honorees during the annual Burke Bash fundraising event, held in November.

Online threat at Burke High School investigated; OPS says issue is resolved  Omaha World-Herald

Police and school officials responded Friday to a social media threat at Burke High School that warned that something would happen at the school in the ...

After brief time as parents, Burke High seniors learn hard lessons on grief, strength and growing up  Omaha World-Herald

In the chaos of work and school and waking to cries at 3 a.m., they found direction and discipline. Now their plans had been broken again. “We changed ...

Burke High School drill team keeps Leonna's legacy alive  KETV Omaha

Leonna Dalton-Phillip was killed by her uncle Wednesday night. She leaves behind her family and friends. She also leaves behind her drill team.

Champions crowned on final day of Nebraska high school state track meet  Omaha World-Herald

Lincoln High won its first boys track state title since 1960 by the slimmest of margins. Lincoln High finished with 76 points, Lincoln Southwest had 75.5, and ...

Mock crash provides stark lesson at Burke  WOWT

Students at Burke High School were given a stark demonstration Wednesday of potential threats on the roadways.

Omaha Burke High School principal to step down  WOWT

Omaha Burke High School Principal Steven Scraggs announced Thursday he will resign in July.

OPS students meet their new superintendent  WOWT

The new superintendent for Omaha Public Schools is laying out her plans, not just for parents, but for the students too. Dr. Cheryl Logan answered questions ...

Two Omaha school districts investigating instance of hate speech  KETV Omaha

Omaha Public Schools and Westside Community Schools are investigating two separate incidents involving racially charged messages on social media.

OPS bond money at work in district  WOWT

This year, voters approved the phase two school bond in the Omaha Public School District. However, OPS is still working on phase one, which was passed four ...

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

At a school board meeting on Oct. 1, district leaders revealed the five-year construction schedule for the $409.9 million bond program approved by voters in May.

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 ...

2018 Nebraska high school state track all-class gold medal winners  Omaha World-Herald

The list of all-class gold medal winners from the 2018 Nebraska high school state track meet.

Sprinter Medals At National Junior Olympics  WOWT

This has been a winning summer for Devon Jackson. The 14-year-old, who will be a freshman at Omaha Burke High School medaled in the 100-and-200 meters ...

$6M proposal would update Burke High's stadium, site of annual state track meet  Omaha World-Herald

It's time to turn Burke High School's aging stadium into a venue befitting the throngs it attracts every spring for the two-day state track and field meet, say Omaha ...

Meet the 2018 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award winners  Omaha World-Herald

2018 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award Winners. +14. Arens, Rachael. Rachael Arens. RACHAEL ARENS » Science teacher at Northwest High School.

Clean Sweep! Tight End Chris Hickman is N!  Corn Nation

Great news from the only state with a Unicameral Legislature! Related. Nebraska's Nonpartisan, Unicameral Legislature Is A Model Of Deliberative Democracy ...

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.

Burke High rallies around deaf student whose backpack was stolen, thrown in toilet  Omaha World-Herald

Hundreds of dollars were raised to replace Hernandez's damaged belongings via a GoFundMe campaign, and his fellow students voiced support on social ...

Visits from Nebraska's rock star coach give local high schools a case of Scott Frost Fever  Omaha World-Herald

Of all the hot spots for Frost Fever — from factory lines to cubicle clusters to grocery store aisles — there's nothing quite like a high school hallway during a.

Class C: Crofton's Haley Arens doesn't run away with third 3200 title — she barely wins in .002  Omaha World-Herald

Two-mile races aren't supposed to be that close, but the boys and girls 3200 runs were decided by less than a second Friday. Haley Arens of Crofton won her ...

Class D: Fullerton's Brent Wetovick pours all his energy into medal-winning runs  Omaha World-Herald

It was a good news, bad news kind of Saturday at the state track meet for Fullerton's Brent Wetovick. The junior missed out on an all-class gold but won a.

Police identify victims of triple homicide  WOWT

Omaha Police have identified the victims of a triple homicide Tuesday night as John W. Dalton, 70, Jean Dalton, 65, and Leonna Dalton-Phillip,18. A murder ...

Energetic Burke janitor was inspiring through song long before student's tweet brought Internet fame  Omaha World-Herald

Can't see the video? Click here. Roy Smith has a song in his heart, and the halls of Burke High School give the 62-year-old janitor a great place to belt it out.

Chatelain: 25 years later, Cam Jurgens outthrows his future Husker coach Scott Frost  Omaha World-Herald

25 years ago Scott Frost won a state title in the shot put, one of the final moments of his spectacular high school career. On Friday, one of his top.

Omaha Archdiocese honors 8 educators at annual dinner | Education  Omaha World-Herald

Funds raised at the dinner help the Children's Scholarship Fund of Omaha provide scholarships so low-income students can attend Catholic schools.

16-year-old Burke student who was killed in shooting took new route from school bus  Omaha World-Herald

Johntavious Swift must have known he was a target because he walked another way, a fellow student says.

Doctors can't pinpoint what triggered 15-year-old's asthma attack; Burke High junior remains in ICU  Omaha World-Herald

Diamond Conway had tried to stay on top of her asthma. The 15-year-old was using her inhaler each day. Shortness of breath would get to her sometimes ...

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.

Class C: Norfolk Catholic's Dylan Kautz makes three straight titles in both 100, 200 meters  Omaha World-Herald

Three in a row, twice. As expected, Dylan Kautz of Norfolk Catholic won the 100 and 200 meters. “After my freshman year, I wanted to go four in a row,"

Commutation chance falls short in '86 slaying of Burke High phys ed teacher  Omaha World-Herald

Ted Parsons, a convicted killer who likely saved the life of a guard while in prison will not get a chance to argue for his release, the State Board of.

Metro residents brave the chill to enjoy a Friday night  WOWT

The deep chill that set in over Omaha Friday didn't keep metro residents from having a good time.

Veteran of D-Day invasion shares memories with Omaha students planning Normandy trip  Omaha World-Herald

A World War II veteran who was part of D-Day shared his memories of the invasion with high school ROTC members who are planning a trip to Normandy next ...

Class C: Dundy County-Stratton's Phalen Sanford battles shoulder injury to win four titles  Omaha World-Herald

The Dundy County-Stratton senior won three championships Saturday — the 400 and both hurdle events — capping the trio with the best time in any class in the ...

No. 7 Omaha Burke breaks tie late, rallies for homecoming win over No. 10 Omaha Westside  Omaha World-Herald

Running back Max Herman scored a touchdown with 1:12 left Friday night to boost Omaha Burke to a 28-21 homecoming win over Omaha Westside.

Pospisil: No. 1 Omaha North storms past No. 6 Omaha Burke in battle of unbeatens  Omaha World-Herald

Lightning and thunder already were in view at Burke Stadium. Then the real stuff began Thursday night. Top-ranked Omaha North scored twice before the game ...

OPS board approves new hires, reviews proposed changes to student code of conduct  Omaha World-Herald

The student conduct code underwent a major overhaul in 2015, so most of the suggested changes are minor.

India Association of Nebraska will host benefit for monsoonal flood recovery  Omaha World-Herald

The India Association of Nebraska, the Hindu Temple and other groups are hosting a benefit luncheon Sunday to help residents of the coastal state of Kerala, ...

State track: Class-by-class breakdown  Lincoln Journal Star

Ron Powell takes a look at who to watch and potential team races for boys and girls in all four classes for Friday's start of the state track meet at.

Class D: Giltner, Axtell take team titles; Riverside's Alix Bloom wins two golds  Omaha World-Herald

In Class D, Giltner and Axtell clinched team titles, and individually, Riverside's Alix Bloom took home championships in the 100 and 200 meter runs.

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.

Junior running back Gio Mainor's major contributions after half lift Omaha Burke against Millard North  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Burke pulled away in the second half Friday night to post a 43-21 win over Millard North in a first-round Class A playoff game.

Longtime Kearney track coach Roger Mathiesen resigns after 38 years, 16 state titles  Omaha World-Herald

Roger Mathiesen resigned Monday as Kearney High's boys track and field coach after 38 seasons and 16 Class A state titles.

Fewer students transfer between school districts under 'option enrollment' system  Omaha World-Herald

Fewer kids in the Omaha metro area applied to transfer between schools this year under revised rules for the 11 school districts in the Learning Community.

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 ...

Army investigators take over case of recruiter accused of sex with Burke High teen  Omaha World-Herald

The case of a local Army recruiter, accused of having sex with a 16-year-old Burke High School student and giving her alcohol, has been turned over to military ...

Nebraska's Kicker of the Future  WOWT

Cole Frahm is the goalkeeper for the Omaha Burke High School Soccer team. The senior ranks among the best in the state. He loves to stop goals and kick the ...

Ex-Burke principal wavers over making a bid for top OPS spot after board bars interim superintendent from applying  Omaha World-Herald

As the Omaha school board gets ready to sift through applications for an interim superintendent, some are worried that the stipulation that it remain a temporary ...

Diggle, Douglas M. | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Diggle, Douglas M. Age 58 Douglas M. Diggle, of Omaha, NE, passed away after a brief illness on June 30 in Omaha. Doug was born on June 12, 1960 in.

Manske, Michael P., II | Obits  Omaha World-Herald

Manske, Michael P., II Oct 15, 1992 - Sep 3, 2018 Attended Burke High School where he was a member of the Burke Tennis Team and the Drama Club. He.

Schedule announced for 30th annual Omaha Marching Invitational and Marching Band Competition  Omaha World-Herald

Nineteen high school bands from Nebraska and Iowa will compete in the 30th annual Omaha Marching Invitational beginning at 9:30 a.m., Saturday in the Burke ...

Omaha rock band Altura sets sights on upcoming show, recording album  Daily Nebraskan

After nearly five years as a band, Omaha hard rock band Altura has progressed from playing Omaha bars to becoming a local heavyweight with an EP behind ...

Arson blamed for Omaha dry cleaning business blast and fire  Lincoln Journal Star

OMAHA — Authorities say an arsonist caused an explosion and fire at a dry-cleaning business in Omaha.

OPS enrollment ticks slightly higher in 2016-17 school year  Omaha World-Herald

An official count of students on the last Friday in September showed 49622 students enrolled in grades K-12 in OPS. That's a 0.5 percent increase from the ...

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 ...

Omaha teen recovering from severe asthma attack  WOWT

A 15-year-old Burke High School student is hospitalized in intensive care at Children's Hospital after she suffered a severe asthma attack while on family ...

1000 family members, friends fill church for funeral service honoring victims of triple homicide  Omaha World-Herald

More than 1,000 people gathered Friday at Omaha's St. Cecilia Cathedral for the funeral Mass for teenager Leonna Dalton-Phillip and her grandparents, Jean ...

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

School doesn't start until next week for most Omaha kids, but don't be surprised if you see a fleet of school buses on the road Thursday. Bus drivers for the ...

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.

White: Better marks, depth help Iowa keep wide lead over Nebraska at state track meets  Omaha World-Herald

This is the 13th consecutive year The World-Herald has compiled its comparison of the top Iowa and Nebraska all-class performances from its shared events at ...

James Burks is Omaha Burke's bulldog to knock off No. 1 Millard West  Omaha World-Herald

James Burks rushed for five touchdowns Friday night to lead Omaha Burke to a 43-37 win over Millard West in a second-round Class A playoff game.

Knights earns area's first gold medal at state track  Norfolk Daily News

OMAHA — OMAHA — Midway through the Class D boys 4x800, North Central didn't appear that it would be a factor at the finish.

Advocates argue for gun reform, state-mandated school resource officer training  Lincoln Journal Star

A group of high school students who organized a local March for Our Lives rally in March to advocate for stricter gun laws in the wake of the school shooting.

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.

School officials split on whether teachers should be armed, but think districts should decide  Lincoln Journal Star

School officials who testified before a legislative committee Friday were divided about whether teachers and administrators should be armed as a way to protect ...

Top 100 ILB Nick Henrich sets Notre Dame visit  247Sports

Top 100 inside linebacker Nick Henrich has planned an unofficial visit to Notre Dame during a key recruiting weekend next month.

Lance's Journal: Dave Ellis is NU's Nutritional Guru, Sept. 24, 2018  1011now

For the past 54 days, Dave Ellis has spent morning, noon & night trying to help right the ship for the husker football team when it comes to fueling their bodies.

OPS 'did not expect to have this level' of busing delays; superintendent criticizes contractor  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Public Schools leaders huddled Friday morning to figure out short-term solutions to the busing delays that have plagued the district since school started ...

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 ...

Nebraska high school football playoff results, schedule | Football  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska high school first-round results, schedule as published in The World-Herald on Oct. 28.

Grief counselors will be available for Omaha South High students after teacher's sudden death  Omaha World-Herald

Tom Dickey, a career education and technology supervisor, died at the Nebraska Medical Center after being taken there from South High.

Five new Lopers to watch this season | Local  Kearney Hub

Five newcomers to watch this year: +1. Top marks. Buy Now. Kearney High's Kanon Koster had quite the high school career. He led the Bearcats to a 17-4 ...

Beveridge, Burke Schools win African-American History Challenge; students, faculty celebrate awards, academic programs and more  Omaha World-Herald

Beveridge Magnet Middle School and Burke High School earned first place in their respective divisions in the 17th annual African-American History Challenge ...

Winners of the 2017 Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award  Omaha World-Herald

The award, handed out each year since 1988, goes to 15 OPS nominees with at least two years of teaching experience. The award is named for an aunt of ...

Meet 5 possible candidates for OPS interim superintendent | Education  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Schools board has indicated it will likely need to hire an interim superintendent after the three finalists to be the district's next leader dropped ...

19 photos from Omaha Fashion Week's opening night | Living  Omaha World-Herald

The five-night event, held Tuesday through Saturday at the Omaha Design Center in north downtown, gave local designers a platform to show what ...

Omaha man sentenced to 20-24 years in prison for fatal 2017 shooting during meth binge  Omaha World-Herald

An Omaha man with an extensive drug record was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 24 years in prison for shooting and killing a man during an altercation outside a ...

OPS names new principals at 2 elementary, 2 middle schools  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Public Schools Superintendent Mark Evans announced four new principal hires in an email sent to OPS staff last week. The appointments will still have ...

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 ...

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