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Student removed from Omaha Northwest High School after allegedly making threats  Omaha World-Herald

A student at Northwest High School was removed from the school Tuesday after he allegedly said in text messages that he would enjoy shooting up the school.

OPS student detained for threat at Northwest High School, parents question notification delay  KETV Omaha

Some parents are questioning why it took the Omaha Public School District more than 24 hours to notify them of an alleged threat made toward Northwest High ...

Northwest High School teacher still in critical condition  Grand Island Independent

A Northwest High School teacher is still in critical condition following surgery Friday.

Threats at Northwest High School  WOWT

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Monday afternoon police became aware of a threat made against two students at Northwest High School. The threats were made by a ...

Ex-director accused of taking more than $200000 from Grand Island Northwest show choir  Omaha World-Herald

David Sackschewsky was arrested Friday following a Sept. 27 complaint of suspicious transactions on the bank account of the 14 Karat Gold Show Choir at ...

UPDATE: Former Grand Island Northwest teacher facing five felony charges  KSNB Local 4

Prosecutors Monday charged David Sachschewsky, a former Grand Island Northwest teacher, for stealing more than $200000 from the show choir fund.

Proposal calls for Northwest dissolution  Grand Island Independent

Northwest Public Schools could be dissolved under a proposal put forward by the Save Chapman Committee.

Grace: 3 new Omaha-area high schools will need 3 new names. Will districts think outside the map?  Omaha World-Herald

Currently, most public high school students in the Omaha area walk through the doors of a compass direction. East or West in Bellevue. North, South and West in ...

'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 ...

Five new schools prompt OPS to consider school boundary changes  Omaha World-Herald

The addition of five new schools to the Omaha Public Schools is prompting the state's largest district to make changes to its school attendance boundaries.

OPS targets spot for new northwest high school  Omaha World-Herald

A potential location has been identified for a new northwest Omaha high school long sought by Omaha Public Schools parents. Land near 156th and Ida Streets ...

Northwest teacher injured in Tuesday night accident  Grand Island Independent

David Sackschewsky, the popular vocal music teacher at Northwest High School, was injured in an accident Tuesday night on West Highway 30.

Wednesday's classes at Omaha Northwest High School canceled because of power issues  Omaha World-Herald

OPPD and contractors were at the school Tuesday and have determined that they will need time to fix the problem Wednesday.

OPS zeroes in on potential site for new northwest high school  Omaha World-Herald

A site selection for a potential new northwest Omaha high school is inching closer to reality. Omaha Public Schools officials have identified a patchwork of seven ...

Northwest High School receives second threat this week, police take precautions  KETV Omaha

The Omaha Police Department are investigating a second threat against Northwest High School.

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.

Northwest music teacher injured in two-vehicle accident  Grand Island Independent

Northwest High School and the local music community were dealt a blow Tuesday night when David Sackschewsky was seriously injured in a two-vehicle ...

Northwest High students' plan to absorb storm runoff nets state prize, $20000 worth of gadgets  Omaha World-Herald

Northwest's rain garden beat out more than 35 other projects in Nebraska, netting the school $20000 worth of Samsung technology. Students will now create 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 ...

Enrollment surge, active PR effort drive Northwest High's turnaround  Omaha World-Herald

There's a renewed sense of optimism around Northwest High these days. Preliminary tallies show 1477 students attending Northwest this fall, up from 1250 ...

UPDATE | Student stabbed at Northwest High School identified  WOWT

Omaha police have identified a student was stabbed at Northwest High School Monday morning.

Omaha Northwest High student killed in crash, 1 other critically injured  KETV Omaha

Classmates plan to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of their friend Jason Hald.

'We have a voice': Students from Omaha high schools stage walkouts to protest Trump's election  Omaha World-Herald

Chanting "not my president" and "we have a voice," a wave of Omaha Central High School students poured out of the downtown high school Friday morning ...

Photos: Omaha Burke vs. Omaha North football | Football  Omaha World-Herald

Omaha Burke and Omaha North play a high school football game at Omaha Northwest High School in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, September 14, 2018.

OPS snatches up more land near site of planned northwest high school  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha school district continues to buy properties around 156th and Ida Streets — the possible location for a new northwest Omaha high school.

UPDATE | OPS finds threat targeted Ohio school, not Omaha Northwest  WOWT

Omaha Northwest High School is no longer on high alert after it was found that a threatening social media post actually targeted an Ohio school.

Northwest board votes to move forward with middle school  Grand Island Independent

Northwest Public Schools is moving forward with a freestanding middle school structure at the Northwest High School location.

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.

Northwest Omaha OPS parents push for bond issue to add new high school  Omaha World-Herald

Parents from west and northwest Omaha urged Omaha Public Schools board members to move quickly with plans to build a high school in their part of the city.

Former Millard South administrator faces sentencing for sexual misconduct with a 15-year-old  Omaha World-Herald

Matt Fedde, 46, pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of attempted first-degree sexual assault of a child for an illicit relationship with a 15-year-old girl last ...

Omaha Northwest High School Band  WOWT

The Omaha Northwest High School Marching Band tuned up for its football game at South High with a performance in the WOWT parking lot during WOWT 6 ...

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 ...

Ex-Northwest High football player found guilty of first-degree murder  Omaha World-Herald

Mitchell Wynne is accused of shooting Darnell Haynes in his car after they met up for a drug deal near 60th Street and Ames Avenue in July 2013.

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 ...

Grand Island schools receive $2,500 each from First National Bank  Grand Island Independent

All four Grand Island High Schools are getting $2500 thanks to First National Bank of Omaha.

Live updates: Nebraska high school state volleyball tournament  Omaha World-Herald

Volleyball action concludes today in Lincoln with six state championship matches. The World-Herald will be there for all of it.

Police release photos of armed carjacking suspect  WOWT

Police are asking the public's help in identifying a suspect in an armed carjacking in Omaha.

Omaha-area public schools: When they start and what's new this year  Omaha World-Herald

As the first day of school approaches, districts across the Omaha area are gearing up for their own changes.

Photos for Publication on Saturday, March 9, 2019  Grand Island Independent

Grand Island Northwest FFA students, including sophomore Jonak Thayer, help celebrate FFA Week and the agricultural heritage of their school by driving their ...

Elkhorn's new high school has a name. Which direction did the district go?  Omaha World-Herald

There were no gasps of surprise when Elkhorn Public Schools' leaders revealed the chosen name for the district's third high school: Elkhorn North. Elkhorn stuck ...

Voters approve $409.9 million OPS bond measure that will finance 5 new schools  Omaha World-Herald

The win will allow the Omaha Public School District to fund major school construction projects, including two high schools in far northwest and South Omaha, two ...

Northwest and Benson, OPS' two smallest high schools, see attendance turnaround  Omaha World-Herald

The halls at Northwest and Benson High Schools might look a little more crowded this school year.

McKewon: Nebraska's biggest misses during the 2019 recruiting cycle  Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska hit on a lot of its top recruiting targets in the 2019 recruiting class. But a few got away. Here are a few misses the Huskers had during this.

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 ...

Fun Club Chit Chat  York News-Times

The Fun Club has attended Grand Island Northwest High School's musical performances for more than a dozen years. We started going because their talented ...

Discussion of new high schools dominates forum on OPS bond proposal  Omaha World-Herald

When will construction on a new northwest Omaha high school start? Will blueprints include a pool and football stadium? What's the timeline for a bond vote?

NorthStar Foundation boys 'walk a little taller ... prouder' after picking up lacrosse  Omaha World-Herald

With some fellow after-school students watching from a nearby hill, the NorthStar JV lacrosse team huddles during a timeout against Elkhorn South on Fritz Field ...

Officials identify victim in fatal stolen SUV pursuit  KETV Omaha

Authorities identified the teenager killed in rollover crash near Lincoln Wednesday morning. Officials said Zayne Yost, 14, of Lincoln, was pronounced dead at ...

Omaha middle school, high school and college students explore how travel changes a person  Omaha World-Herald

This week, more than 100 students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Northwest High School and Beveridge Magnet School gathered at Beveridge to ...

Landowners in path of new OPS high school hear their options  Omaha World-Herald

Property owners who could see their houses, businesses and land swallowed up by a new OPS high school got the lowdown on their options for selling or ...

Nebraska high school student kills classmate over comments about victim's sister: cops - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A 17-year-old Omaha high school student murdered a classmate after the victim threatened him to not make sexual comments about his sister.

Wife of man accused in killing brought victim's jewelry to police, says husband told her what happened  Omaha World-Herald

Frederick Green, 57, was found dead in the basement of his house near 35th Street and Newport Avenue on July 15.

Class A: Lincoln Pius X outlasts Marian, takes aim at ending 20-year Lincoln title drought  Omaha World-Herald

Lincoln Pius X advanced to the Class A final by outlasting Omaha Marian 22-25, 28-26, 18-25, 25-22, 15-11 on Friday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Class D-1: Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family rallies to eliminate Johnson-Brock in five sets  Omaha World-Herald

LINCOLN — With her team down two sets to one to three-time defending state champ Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family, coach Cami Oelsligle knew the Bulldogs ...

Anniversary of teen's death sparks concerns about violence  KETV Omaha

The anniversary of a teen's death is creating concerns about violence at Omaha Northwest High School.

Aubrey Trail in solitary confinement after saying he received threats  Omaha World-Herald

The man facing a possible death sentence if convicted in the killing of Lincoln retail clerk Sydney Loofe says he's received threats from other jail inmates as he ...

Class D-1: Fremont Bergan's first state title within reach after sweep of Pleasanton  Omaha World-Herald

A first state title is just one win away for Fremont Bergan, which took care of business Friday at the state volleyball tournament.

Schurig likes depth of Washburn signing class  WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Washburn welcomed 28 new Ichabods on National Signing Day. Every coach usually sees a key trait or something they really like about ...

OPS board OKs $5.8M purchase of old Ryan High campus for new South Omaha school  Omaha World-Herald

The OPS school board voted Monday to purchase the Liberty Christian Center property — known to many as the old Archbishop Ryan High School campus ...

Class D-2: 5-foot-4 Jadyn Kleinschmidt leads BDS into state championship  Omaha World-Herald

Jadyn Kleinschmidt had a match-high 18 kills, 20 digs and two blocks to help power top-rated BDS to a 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 victory over No. 5 Mullen.

Class C-2: No. 4 Hartington Cedar Catholic avenges last year's state final loss to No. 2 Superior  Omaha World-Herald

Hartington Cedar Catholic used an aggressive approach to knock off the defending champion Superior 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 Friday afternoon in the Class C-2 ...

Hastings SC throwers push each other to get better  Grand Island Independent

Lexi Vertin and Tori Thomas may not like to lose to each other in the shot put and discus during track and field meets.

Rural landowners in Omaha area wary of new flood-control study by Corps of Engineers, NRD  Omaha World-Herald

The two government agencies are collaborating on a $3 million, three-year study of flood risks in the greater Omaha metro area.

Class C-1: Marriah Buss notches 31 kills as Lincoln Lutheran tops St. Paul in four sets  Omaha World-Herald

Marriah Buss racked up 31 kills, 25 of which came after the first set, to give No. 2 Lincoln Lutheran a 20-25, 25-14, 25-20, 25-21 victory over St. Paul at.

City of Omaha on hook for $240000 medical bill of gang member charged with shooting police officer  Omaha World-Herald

A gang member who allegedly shot an Omaha police officer at close range is set to get his own medical bills picked up by Omaha taxpayers.

Students claim their school has a cockroach problem  WOWT

Multiple students at Northwest High tell WOWT 6 News they've recently seen cockroaches in the school. The principal denies their claims.

Subdistrict girls glance: Inclement weather forces early changes to schedules  Lincoln Journal Star

Inclement weather forced some changes to girls subdistrict basketball schedule.

Dukes fill up the bus to Omaha  York News-Times

GRAND ISLAND – A total of eight York Dukes will take to the mats at the CHI Health Center Omaha on Thursday when the Class B state wrestling ...

OPS buys home near 60th and L where new high school could be built  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Public Schools have scooped up another property backing up onto a south-central Omaha site where a new high school could be built.

Petition to legalize medical marijuana launched in Nebraska  Omaha World-Herald

State Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, will lead the committee, Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana laws. The group is aiming to put a ...

Daily record for Thursday, Nov. 1  Grand Island Independent

Police/Sheriff. Anyone with information about any crime in the state may call the Grand Island-Hall County Crime Stoppers, (308) 381-8822. Callers will remain ...

Your Ticket: Chapman Fall Festival, Auto Show set for Saturday  Grand Island Independent

CHAPMAN — The Chapman Fall Festival and Auto Show is set to kick off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with a horseshoe competition. Other events follow at 10 with ...

Omaha Home for Boys 4-H club helps troubled teens get their lives on track, one sweep of the barn at a time  Omaha World-Herald

The Omaha Home for Boys 4-H club aims to take troubled teens out of their comfort zone and give them the chance to raise farm animals. The goal: to instill.

Terry J. Thomas | Obituaries |  Sioux City Journal

Terry J. Thomas, 56, of Sioux City passed away on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at a Sioux City hospital following an extended illness.

LPS announces new principals at 2 high schools, 3 middle schools  Lincoln Journal Star

North Star and Northeast high schools, as well as Schoo, Park and Scott middle schools, all have new principals for the coming school year, Lincoln Public ...

Alumni revisit Northwest for anniversary  Grand Island Independent

Past continued meeting present as the 50-year anniversary celebration of Northwest High School resumed Saturday morning in the high school cafeteria and ...

Omaha girl, 14, charged with fatally shooting her father told friends she was tired of being abused, prosecutor says  Omaha World-Herald

A 14-year-old Omaha girl knew where her father kept his gun, a prosecutor said Wednesday, so she got it and shot him in the back of the head as he slept on a ...

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

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

The late Thomas Harvey, a longtime OPS educator, had 'high expectations for every child'  Omaha World-Herald

Seeing young people succeed thrilled Thomas Harvey, whether the stage was his “beloved North High School” or elsewhere in the Omaha community.

Youth notes: Central Valley senior to receive Hero Award, $10000 scholarship  Grand Island Independent

Central Valley High School senior Ragan Wood of Greeley will be honored with an award and a $10000 scholarship at the Salvation Army's D.J.'s Hero Awards ...

Shooting victim's loved ones gather hours after his death to mourn, urge people to come forward  Omaha World-Herald

Family and friends of Kyle LeFlore, shocked and stung by his shooting death just hours before, sent up their love, prayers and goodbyes to him in a balloon ...

Omaha School Board elects new president, newest member  WOWT

The Omaha Public School Board voted Monday to appoint its new president and selected a new member.

Holocaust survivor, 9-year-old burn victim, two-time polio survivor once shared reasons to be thankful  Omaha World-Herald

For many years The World-Herald ran a contest asking readers to write letters for what they are most thankful for. The prizes were modest, but the lessons were ...

'We're devastated': Downtown shooting that killed 20-year-old, injured 6 believed to be gang-related  Omaha World-Herald

Mayor Jean Stothert on Sunday said the city will increase its police presence downtown. Business leaders in downtown also announced that they will host a ...

Hansen: A skateboarder sparked a sock revolution that's changing lives one pair at a time  Omaha World-Herald

Thanks to a Nebraska-based nonprofit, 22243 pairs of socks and 11000 hygiene kits have been given to homeless people around the world this year, mainly by ...

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 ...

Police make an arrest in fatal shooting of 21-year-old woman outside Walmart; another man still being sought  Omaha World-Herald

A mother of two young children who was fatally shot Wednesday in northwest Omaha will be remembered for her generous spirit, her father said Thursday.

Nebraska's youth detention centers are using isolation less — but not Douglas County  Omaha World-Herald

Some of Nebraska's juvenile detention facilities have made significant progress in reducing the use of restrictive housing — isolating individual children — but ...

UNMC's Gold in line for extra $100000 to also lead UNO, on top of $853K he's already paid  Omaha World-Herald

Dr. Jeffrey Gold would make close to $1 million a year to run two University of Nebraska institutions with the approval next week of the NU Board of Regents.

Central High proposal includes addition for new library, theater  Omaha World-Herald

A new $15 million to $21 million addition planned for Omaha Central High School would create a new library, a black box theater and art and music classrooms ...

Northwest High School students gets sick after drinking slush drink  KETV Omaha

Parents want answers in West Omaha after they said a slush drink made their teens sick at Northwest High School, and they said the label proves it.

Students at Omaha Central High School stage walk-out  KETV Omaha

Students at Omaha Central High School staged a walk-out Friday morning. Students were spotted walking out of the school shortly before 8:30 a.m. Minutes later ...

Grace: Family describes missing Omaha woman as hardworking and doting — in past tense  Omaha World-Herald

Camisha Hollis would confide in her mother about the hell she lived in at home with her allegedly abusive boyfriend. But to the rest of the world, including her ...

1000 pounds of marijuana with street value estimated at $5 million seized in Sarpy County  Omaha World-Herald

More than 700 vacuum-sealed bags full of pot were found in the vehicle.

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 ...

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 ...

Omaha woman works for a spot on the U.S. Olympic bobsled team  Omaha World-Herald

The Nebraska native and former college track standout scored high enough during an initial round of strength and speed testing at Utah Olympic Park that she's ...

20-year-old killed near Old Market was innocent bystander caught in gangs' crossfire, chief says  Omaha World-Herald

Jasmine Harris was an amazing young person that didn't deserve to go through this,” said Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. “And every detective I've got ...

Bond set for teen arrested in crash that killed Northwest senior  WOWT

Bond was set Friday at 10 percent of $150000 for 18-year-old Emily Standley, the driver charged with felony motor vehicle homicide and DUI in the November ...

Mayor blocks effort to fire Fremont city administrators  Omaha World-Herald

FREMONT, Neb. — The mayor of Fremont has blocked an effort to fire two top city employees, arguing that it violates Nebraska state law and city codes.

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