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K-12 Student Accident Insurance

Student Assurance Services has an online option to enroll in the student accident insurance plan.  PDF copies of the Enrollment form and Brochure are listed below.  Click here to be connected directly to the website.   Student Accident Enrollment Form - English Student Accident Enrollment Form - Spanish Student Accident Insurance Brochure - English Student Accident Insurance Brochure - Spanish  

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Used Items for Sale

O'Neill Public Schools is selling some used Apple MacBooks, iPad Minis, and projectors.  The devices have been restored to the original state and cleared of all files and applications. The cost varies depending on the device. Those interested in purchasing a device must complete the form by clicking here .   Entries will be time-stamped and reserved accordingly.  The devices are available for pickup from the O'Neill Public Schools Administrative Office, 410 East Benton, O'Neill, NE  68763 . . .

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Rural Full Service Community Schools Grant Project

Our school is participating in a Rural Full Service Community Schools grant project in cooperation with the Holt/Boyd Community Connections Collaborative, the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, and the Nebraska Department of Education. We would like to gather your thoughts related to services that would benefit the children and families of your community.  Please complete the two question survey below.  Link to Survey    

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Sex Offender Notification

The Nebraska Legislature has enacted the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act. The Act requires sex offenders to register with the local county sheriff where they reside. O'Neill Public Schools will notify staff members, parents, and students of any registered sex offenders residing in the school district by providing a link to such information as provided by the State of Nebraska. Such notice shall contain information about the availability of further information on the State Patrol’s web page and shall inform the . . .

2022-2023 Breakfast and Lunch Program

BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROGRAM School Meal Program Returns to Pre-Pandemic Status for 22-23 School Year USDA did not extend the waivers covering the school meal cost for all students. Student meals will return to regular pricing (free, reduced, and paid). Families of students who may be eligible for free or reduced price meals benefits must submit a new application each new school year (July 1 or after) to determine eligibility.  Application forms for free and reduced price meals have been sent to the home of each . . .

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Public Forum - Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans

O'Neill Public Schools held a Public Forum at 7:15 pm on Monday, July 11, 2022 in the board room at 410 E. Benton St. to review the Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans.   O'Neill Public Schools Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plans Elementary - English Elementary - Spanish Jr-Sr High School - English Jr-Sr High School - Spanish   Public Input on . . .

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Featured New Staff - Mrs. Lynn Wattier

Lynn (Parks) Wattier is a familiar face to the Eagle family.  Lynn graduated from O'Neill High School in 1993.  She joins the OPS staff as a paraeducator as well as co-sponsoring the cheerleaders.  Lynn and her husband Eric have five children, Tyler Wattier (29), Shelby Wattier (27), Asher Parks Wattier (22), Keaton Wattier (18), and Brooklyn Wattier (16).  Keaton and Brooklyn are currently students at OHS.   We are excited to have Lynn and her family as part of the O'Neill Eagle family.

Featured New Staff - Mariah (Mo) Utter

Mariah Utter, more commonly known as Mo, has joined the Eagle family as the Elementary Art and Technology teacher.  Mo grew up in Brewster and graduated from Fort Hays State.  This will be her first year teaching.  Previously she was working at Handlebend Copper Shop.  She has an adorable dog named Rasta and is excited for the opportunity to share her love of art with the students at O'Neill Elementary School.  

Featured New Staff - Mrs. Jill Romesser

Jill Romesser has joined the O'Neill family as the special education van driver.  Jill is married to Aaron Romesser.  They have four children attending OPS, Brayden, Hailey, Jailyn, and Coltyn.  We are excited to have Jill and her entire family as O'Neill Eagles.

Featured New Staff - Mr. Shane Kruse

Welcome Back to Mr. Shane Kruse!  Mr. Kruse was the Elementary Art teacher a few years ago.  He left O'Neill to be closer to family and as fate would have it, he was able to move back to the area and join O'Neill Public Schools as the High School Art teacher.  He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  He grew up in Gothenburg.  He and his wife currently reside in Ainsworth with their four children.  Mr. Kruse is excited to join the Eagle family once again!

Featured New Staff - Mrs. Chelsea Bertschinger

Mrs. Chelsea Bertschinger is new to O'Neill Public Schools.  She will be teaching third grade and language arts.  Chelsea is a graduate from Creighton High School and Wayne State College.  She and her husband recently moved to O'Neill and are very excited to start their lives together in our community.

Featured New Staff - Mr. Nick Arlt

Mr. Nick Arlt has joined the 6th Grade Team at O'Neill Elementary School.  Nick's hometown is Oakland, Nebraska and is a graduate of Wayne State College!  He has previously taught math at Schuyler Middle School.  He is looking forward to teaching reading, social studies, and math to our students.  He will also be assisting with the High School wrestling coaching duties.  We are excited to have Mr. Arlt as an O'Neill Eagle!

Featured New Staff - Mrs. Katie Oberle

Mrs. Katie Oberle has joined the Jr-Sr High School staff as an English teacher and yearbook sponsor.  Katie is very familiar to the Eagle family, as she grew up here and graduated from O'Neill High School.  Katie received her Bachelor's degree from UNL and is currently working on her Masters through UNK.  Katie has previously taught English at Kearney High School and most recently at Orchard High School (now Summerland).  Katie and her husband Nick Oberle were recently married in February . . .

Featured New Staff - Mrs. DeAnna Clifton

Mrs. DeAnna Clifton will be joining the Special Education staff at O'Neill Public Schools for the 2021-2022 school year.  DeAnna has been teaching special education for 17 years, previously at Neligh-Oakdale and most recently as the Early Childhood Special Education teacher at ESU#8.  DeAnna is a Wayne State College grad and has received her Masters degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Early Childhood Special Education.  Mrs. Clifton and her husband Ben have two children, Peyton and . . .

Featured New Staff - Mrs. Kara Dusatko

Mrs. Kara Dusatko will be joining the Elementary staff as a 6th Grade Teacher.  She grew up in Pierce, Nebraska and graduated from Northeast Community College, Wayne State and received her Masters degree from Doane in Crete, Nebraska.  Mrs. Dusatko will be beginning her 19th year as an educator.  She has previously taught at Ewing, Neligh-Oakdale, Adams Central and most recently Chambers Public School.  Kara and her husband, Brad, have three children - Alyssa, a senior, and Grant and Lauryn, freshmen . . .

Featured New Staff - Mr. William Wragge

O'Neill Public Schools is excited to welcome Mr. William Wragge as the new Junior-Senior High School Principal. Mr. Will Wragge, a Pierce, Nebraska native and a Wayne State College graduate, comes to us from Riverside Public Schools (a Cedar Rapids and Spalding consolidation).  While at Riverside he taught 9-12 Social Studies and was the Athletic Director.  Will also spent 5 years coaching football as well as girls' basketball.  Will, his wife, Katie, and their 18 month old daughter, Ella are thrilled to . . .

Back to School Information

The 2021-2022 school year is just around the corner.  We are excited to welcome back staff and students on Tuesday, August 17th.  Click the below links to reference notices that were mailed to families.   Elementary Principal Letter Jr-Sr High School Principal Letter Jr-Sr High School Counseling Department Letter  

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Nebraska Child Care Referral Network

Help for Nebraska's Working Parents The ongoing COVID-19 emergency has put parents and child care providers alike under tremendous stain.  Parents - especially those who must still report to work outside their homes - need acces to quality child care services where they know their children will be looked after by licensed, experienced caregivers and educators.  Click here to view a resource that can help.

Walnut Street Theatre

For The First Time Ever... America's oldest theater performing an original live cyberplay  entitled, " Finding Our Focus "   · Three performances on  April 17 th · Click   11am-12N ,   2-3pm ,  or  7- 8pm   . . .

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Enrichment Opportunities

O'Neill Public Schools staff have been provided families with Learning Enrichment Opportunities.  Students in Elementary school received packets loaded with activities, while Junior-Senior High School students have been provided learning enrichment activities through online learning programs such as Canvas, Google Classroom, Google Folders, etc.  If you are interested in some of the opportunities available, click the link below to access the Enrichment Opportunities website.   Enrichment . . .

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All Children Count - Census 2020

The U.S. Constitution requires that every 10 years  every person living in the country, regardless of immigration status, is counted.   Your census information is strictly confidential, and your answers cannot be shared with any out government agency.   How does the Census Bureau use the data it collects? To determine how many representatives each state gets in Congress. To determine hoe billions of federal government resources will be distributed each year. To provide . . .

OHS Give Back Campaign

Help OHS continue to be an incubator for student success. We need YOU to help  #OHSgiveback . Find out more  here .        

Speak Up! 402-961-8012

Speak Up! is an anonymous anti-bullying monitoring and management platform enabling students, parents and community members to report bullying and cyber-bullying incidents.   This two-way communication system is completely anonymous, masking your phone number and contact information to school administrators receiving the message.  This service can also be used to report any activity that you believe poses a threat to students while they are at school.   When a message is received, the school will be . . .

Digital Citizenship Info for Parents and Teachers

Sometimes the biggest challenge is not being "in the know" with what our students are doing on digital devices.  I enjoyed this recent blog post from April Requard and hope you also find the information valuable to promote positive online practices with youth.  Read more at the link below.   "10 Apps Teens are Using that Parents Need to Know"  from Appsolutely April  

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Did you know . . . . .?

Did you know that you can overlay the O'Neill Public Schools Google Calendar on your current Google calendar?  You can also chose to sync it with your smartphone!  Follow the guides below to subscribe to the O'Neill Public Schools Google Calendar.   You may also find additional guidance on the internet for all devices.  You will need to search for instructions on adding a public Google calendar to your device.  We are offering these instructions as a tool to assist you, please also understand . . .

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Ways You Can Be Involved In Our School!

  Community Advisory Committee School Safety/Wellness Committee Title I Parent Committee Facility Committee Student Achievement Committee Stakeholder Communication Committee Technology Committee Foundation Committee Run for School Board Booster Club - High School Athletic Booster Organization Band Boosters - High School Music Support Organization Junior Eagle Boosters - Elementary . . .

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