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MAKING THE DECISION TO JOIN THE TEAM

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ARENTING COMES WITH decisions in all shapes and sizes, from deciding which school to attend, to what time bedtime is, to whether or not you buy organic groceries. A decision almost all parents face at one point or another is the decision to place their children in sports. “Sports can help kids build confidence, skills, a lifelong passion of the sports, and learn teamwork,” says Tom Stubby, youth sports director at the Armbrust YMCA, “Kids in sports stay physically active and have a sense of belonging as they work toward a common goal on a team.” Seems simple enough, right? But with so many leagues, different sports and levels, it quickly becomes a daunting, tough task for any parent, especially with a very young child. Here’s some suggestions to help guide you to make the best decision for your kid.

WHAT SPORT SPARKS INTEREST FOR YOUR CHILD? AS A PARENT, we often find ourselves hoping for similar interests with our kids. You may have been a star baseball player growing up, but that doesn’t always mean baseball is the right fit for your child. Talk with your child about their interests and expose them to different options. Take them to the local high school games and see what sports spark their interests. What games are they drawn to in your own backyard? Ask guided questions to figure out what they like about a certain sports, like Do you like catching the ball or kicking the ball more? Is it more fun to run or hit the ball?

WILL YOUR CHILD HAVE A GOOD TIME?

“SPORTS CAN HELP KIDS BUILD CONFIDENCE, SKILLS, A LIFELONG PASSION OF THE SPORTS, AND LEARN TEAMWORK,”

IS YOUR CHILD competitive and serious? Is chasing a butterfly and meeting a new friend their top priority? Find a league that will give your child the best fit with their personality so they can feel just as accomplished as you do. You may be looking at entering your kids in a sports league to give them social interaction, or maybe you see their potential and want to expose them at an early age.

—Tom Stubby, youth sports director at the Armbrust YMCA

WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS YOUR CHILD? IT’S NO SECRET that most small children don’t have the attention spans required to play most sports. An entry level league may be the perfect fit for them as they learn the fundamentals of the sport and will keep them from becoming frustrated. If your child is a budding sports star and has the interest, a more competitive league could possibly be the right fit. But first ask about the league’s philosophy and how they measure success. How are the coaches selected and what are their expectations? How many games are there in a season and will it require lots of travel and practice time at home? When making a decision about placing your child in a more competitive league, be careful to make sure you and your child know the implications that will be required and make sure you are all on board.

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With small children, sports is a lot of trial and error. Test the waters with different leagues. Ask about the length of time, the cost and find affordable options to help you find a league that won’t be a huge investment for you. Some leagues, like the YMCA, even offer financial aid to give every child the same options. At the end of the day, making sure both of your expectations are met will keep both the kid and parents happy with the decision and will make sports a happy experience for all! Now play ball! FamilyGuide


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year is beginning. It is true, though, that soon pencils will be sharpening and students will begin studying for tests. Perhaps your student is studying for the ACTs or SATs in order to begin the college acceptance process. College preparation time is often worrisome for students and for parents. Relax. We can help sort some of this out with our article on saving for college.

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Super Student

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Saving for College

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Feature Preparing Students for Today’s Employment

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Meet the Family The Georges

Outings Hospitals Libraries Music Parks Schools

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One option for reducing the costs of college, if a student qualifies, is to take college courses while in high school. Jose Soria took advantage of joint enrollment courses at Iowa Western Community College while at Thomas Jefferson High School, and will enter college next year with several general education requirements completed.

Students do take a lot of tests in school…some people think they take too many tests. There are alternatives to learning from a test-based system, and two schools in Omaha offers the “trivium method” of classical learning. Our Exemplary Educator, Mary Holtmeyer, also makes sure students focus on subjects that will help them become critical thinkers—specifically, cursive handwriting, which many schools have now eliminated. Perhaps you are starting to look at preschools for your future student. How fortunate that we live here in Omaha, where great preschools are just moments away. This isn’t the case for people in all areas of the country, as Annika and Stephen George discovered. The Nebraska natives relocated to California for a while, and a frustrating experience with enrolling a child in preschool there wisened them to the simplicity of Omaha schools. Finally—if you are wondering what your schools are up to this year, you can learn more from the superintendents of area schools, who contributed letters to us. I hope you enjoy this issue of Family Guide. FamilyGuide

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Superintendent LETTERS

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metropolitan area is home to some of the state’s best schools, educators, and students. Superintendents at six of the area’s largest school districts share their thoughts and reflections for the summer. FamilyGuide 

School Districts Archdiocese of Omaha 402-558-3100 students: 19,100 | schools: 70

Bellevue Public 402-293-4000 students: 10,100 | schools: 20

Elkhorn Public 402-289-2579 students: 7,000 | schools: 16

Millard Public 402-715-8200 students: 23,910 | schools: 35

Omaha Public 402-557-2222 students: 51,069 | schools: 63

Westside Community 402-390-2100 students: 6,016 | schools: 13

Donna Bishop Assistant Superintendent Archdiocese of Omaha lovemyschool.com

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Catholic schools is experiencing the highest two-year enrollment gain in the U.S., according the National Catholic Education Association.

We teach through an education that includes some of the biggest subjects like faith, discipline, community, and teamwork.

Academic success is a defining outcome of a Catholic education. We prepare our students to be successful in the college or career of their choice. High expectations are set from the day students enter our doors. Respect, accountability, and confidence are the foundations from which our students act and excel.  Our test scores are significantly higher than state and national averages, and our high school graduation rates are consistently above 98 percent. This includes our inner-city schools, where over 68 percent of students qualify for free and reduced-rate lunches, and more than 72 percent are from immigrant and/or minority populations. Finally, more than 96 percent of all Catholic high school graduates enroll in post-secondary institutions. We are looking forward to continued success in the coming year. Our schools integrate robust educational technology into classrooms. Our newly created early childhood education curriculum provides all day preschool, prekindergarten, and transitional kindergarten (TK) programs. Families are also enrolling students in the dual language immersion instruction that will begin in 2018 at select schools. Discover how our 19,831 students are excelling across 70 schools in northeast Nebraska.

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Jeff Rippe, Ed.D. Bellevue Public bellevuepublicschools.org

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ELLEVUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS is among

the best. We believe in giving our students the best education possible. This means providing them with excellent teachers, a strong curriculum designed by those who teach it and the right tools for implementation, state-of-the-art technology, maintaining quality facilities, and creating a safe and inviting learning environment. As a result of the successful $76 million bond program in the fall of 2016, BPS will renovate, rehabilitate, and improve existing facilities over the next six years, to provide students in the Bellevue/Offutt community with access to cutting-edge technology, educational resources, and recreational resources, as well as safe and secure environments where they can learn and grow. The Bellevue/Offutt community is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. We are fortunate to have a community that supports and values education. Above everything we put our students first. It is the promise of the community and the mission of this school district. Our accomplishments are many and they take teamwork, communication, leadership, a strong curriculum, accountability, efficiency, and a dynamic group of people. Bellevue Public Schools are champions for children.


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a renewed sense of possibility, promise, excitement, and hope. We return to school proud of what has already been achieved in the Elkhorn Public Schools. We celebrate these achievements and prepare for even greater successes this year.

Elkhorn Public Schools is the collective effort of committed students, parents, teachers, support staff, and board members, and a community that sets the highest priority and expectations on education. This long-standing partnership of community expectation has encouraged us to grow into a premier school district. Student achievement remains the core value that informs our actions and decisions. Our students consistently score well above state and national averages. Our two nationally recognized high schools maintain a high graduation rate, with almost all going on to higher learning.

Last fall, a record 8,408 students in grades K-12 brought enrollment up by more than 7.6 percent from the prior year and made 2016 the 30th consecutive year of district growth. Elkhorn continues to be a prime destination for families. The board of education and administration continue to focus our planning in response to this growth requiring additional classroom space at all levels in the near future. I am honored to serve as the superintendent of the Elkhorn Public Schools. Joining the Elkhorn Public Schools in 1999, I understand that our community partnership will continue to be a key driver of our success. Only together can we ensure every student thrives in school and is prepared for the future. Â continued on page 8 >

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A L L I S A time to come together.

We reconnect with friends. And now, we connect our students with the world beyond our walls.

Millard high school students went to the oneto-one digital initiative a semester ago. Each student has his or her own HP 360 laptop, but our digital initiative is about more than the device. It’s about showing students the ties between learning and where it can take you. The exploration begins the moment they log on in each morning and check Google classroom to see who else might be awake early. It continues that evening when they log back in after sports practice or before dinner to send a teacher an email and read the next day’s assignments. The class time can be used for hands-on learning and discussion. We are just beginning to realize all the ways our students' computers can improve learning. This year, we are excited to roll out one-toone with our eighth grade students. Soon they will be able to experience the same tools and resources as our high school students. And next year our digital initiative will roll down to the seventh and sixth graders in our middle schools. Our elementary students also experience the possibilities of creativity and learning through iPads.

We have worked hard to make our digital initiative cost neutral by retiring older technology and accessing curriculum online. Millard Public Schools Foundation has, gratefully, backed our digital transformation at every turn. Together, we are making the connection now and throughout the year for our students.

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year of our strategic plan implementation, and we’ve made gains. Last fall, we celebrated student achievement at an all-time high in all core subject areas. The achievement gap is closing between our diverse student populations. Our graduation rate continues to climb.

start for our educators and learners, much like opening a brandnew notebook with a blank sheet of paper. We are excited for the experiences and adventures you will have this school year.

I’m most proud to be a part of the success we’re seeing at schools that the state historically identifies as persistently low achieving. This is due to realignment of supports and incredible efforts by our staff—bringing on additional staff to address the emotional and educational needs of our students, training, and resources.

Once again, our award-winning teachers will enter their classrooms with innovative ideas inspired through professional learning, personal growth, and community support. We are confident we will see proof of our district’s continued success in test scores and measured achievement, but just as importantly, in the eager smiles and positive attitudes from the children entrusted to us. Every student matters to us. We are fully committed to the personalized learning every child deserves.

Nebraska is number two in the country for graduation rates, and Omaha Public Schools ranks in the top three of the largest 100 urban school districts in the country.

We also continue to make progress toward designing spaces equipped with technology that will prepare our students to compete in a global world. We held a number of groundbreaking ceremonies this spring, and we have been hosting back-to-back ribbon cutting ceremonies to celebrate our renovated school spaces. Thank you to the voters who approved these muchneeded renovations back in 2014.

We continue to press forward with priority areas of work, including, but not limited to: the potential passing of a second bond, a continued focus on academic achievement, working to improve transportation services, and the implementation of a new student assignment plan.

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I know that opening the school year can create anxiety; I know that I feel the same set of butterflies that I felt in 1980, my first year of teaching. Our wonderful staff members are excited to get to know their students, and new staff members, throughout the school year.

We are also a district that makes engagement a priority. We provide families a calendar that notes family activities, competitions involving the arts, academics, athletics, and opportunities that allow our students to learn outside the traditional confines of school. This is also an exciting year for our district as a brand new Oakdale Elementary is slated to open this winter, and the next construction phase for Swanson Elementary will begin. FamilyGuide


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HO DOESN’T LOVE tater tots? Mix them

with eggs and pop them on a hot waffle iron for a fast, yummy, and filling breakfast. A delicious way to start off a busy work or school day. FamilyGuide

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3 cups tater-tot style potatoes, frozen 4 eggs 1/8 cup milk 1 tablespoon mayonaise 3/4 teapoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced (optional, combination of red and green recommended) • 1/4 cup onion, diced (optional) • Toppings (optional): 1/2 cup shredded cheese, 2 slices bacon (crumbled), 2 tablespoons salsa

TATER TOT-EGG WAFFLE BAKE Time: 10 Minutes Makes: 4

PREPARATION 1. Heat the waffle iron on high. Thaw the 2. 3. 4.

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tater tots by microwaving them for 2-3 minutes, then set them aside. Whisk together the eggs, milk, mayo, salt, and pepper. Add this mixture to the tater tots and stir until tater tots are coated. Coat the heated waffle iron with cooking spray or oil. Place onion and bell peppers on the bottom (if using), then spoon half of the tater tot mixture on top of the onions and peppers. Spread out the mixture slightly and close the iron as far as possible. (It won’t shut all the way.)Place stacked waffles in 8" pie tin. Cook for 5 minutes. Steam will arise from the waffle iron. The dish is done when the top of the “waffle” is golden brown. Serve with the suggested toppings, or invent your own. The waffles will reheat well in the microwave if there are any leftovers.


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From Quill to

KEYBOARD HANDWRITING IN A WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY

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word “cursive” comes from the Latin “currere,” meaning “to run.” The humble beginnings of this elegant script trace back to the use of the quill, which was easily broken and slow to use. Cursive was created to save time. The dynamic technological world of today is far removed from quills and ink, and computers can accomplish the same task—and more—in a shorter amount of time. 2014 Archdiocese of Omaha Educator of the Year award recipient Mary Holtmeyer enforces cursive writing in her fourth-grade classroom: “I have heard and read about both sides,” she says about the debate over whether or not to include cursive handwriting in a curriculum.

“Until someone can show us that cursive has no value, or is detrimental to our students, I think we will still use it. There is something to be said about the discipline it takes to learn; kids need that.” At St Pius X/St. Leo School, cursive is taught in third grade and enforced throughout elementary school. Cursive writing appears to be a dying art. The Common Core Standards, which have been adopted by 42 states since their inception in 2010, eliminated handwriting in favor of keyboarding.

According to several studies, including those by UCLA and Princeton Universities, paraphrasing and reprocessing lecture information into one’s own words on paper allows the student to understand concepts more completely than typing the same words on a computer screen.

“ACADEMIA IS LEANING TOWARD T E C H N O L O G Y. I’D LIKE TO HANG ON TO KIDS THINKING M O R E C R I T I C A L LY INSTEAD OF JUMPING STRAIGHT TO GOOGLE. I WANT THEM TO BE READY FOR THEIR FUTURE, AND I WANT THEM TO B E I N D E P E N D E N T, CRITICA THINKERS T H AT S TA N D O N THEIR OWN T W O F E E T. ”

“Handwriting is tactile,” Holtmeyer re-affirms, “it uses parts of the brain that typing does not, and cursive, specifically, keeps students with dyslexia and dysgraphia from mixing up their letters.”

According to an article from Psychology Today, handwriting is linked to activating the vertical occipital fasciculus section of the brain. These portions of the brain are not activated while typing or texting.

Holtmeyer didn’t want to downplay the importance of technology in teaching. She emphasizes her dedication to helping students become well-rounded and capable people who are ready for the future.

“Academia is leaning toward technology. I’d like to hang on to kids thinking more critically instead of jumping straight to Google. I want them to be ready for their future, and I want them to be independent, critical thinkers that stand on their own two feet.”

A teacher of 25 years, Holtmeyer has evolved her teaching style to reflect the world her students experience. She does a lot with technology in her classroom, including her own use of Smart Boards, document cameras, and various other tools. She involves her students via the use of Twitter (tweeting is one of the “classroom jobs” she assigns) and other projects. “They like [technology],” she says, “but I think it takes away a little bit of the individualism.” Handwriting is like a fingerprint, each person has their own unique style that is never replicated exactly. “[Cursive] is a very personal thing. We encourage that.” FamilyGuide

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“Handwriting is tactile,” Holtmeyer re-affirms, “it uses parts of the brain that typing does not, and cursive, specifically, keeps students with dyslexia and dysgraphia from mixing up their letters.”

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“IT’S NOT SKILLS. IT’S C H A R AC T ER ... SKILLS ARE MUCH M O R E E A S I LY LEARNED THAN C H A R A C T E R . . .W E ARE GIVING KIDS RESOU RCES A ND R I C H E S T O D R AW O N T H AT CA N R E I N V IG O R AT E A T E C H - H E AV Y BUSI N E S S WOR LD.” —SAR A BREETZKE


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A RETURN TO

THE CLASSICS A N C I E N T E D U C AT I O N I N A B R AV E N E W W O R L D

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Microsoft Office. These classes were required of elementary and middle school students 15-20 years ago. Now, there’s typing in elementary school?

Those courses signify just how rapidly digital technology changes, and consequently, how much digital tech impacts the economy and the education system preparing students for careers.

Current and future professionals face some unique challenges in the workforce because of these rapid changes. A recently published PEW Research Center article revealed that 87 percent of workers believe they’ll need further training and have to learn new job skills to keep up with the dynamic demands of technology. The article indicated that some of the most important assets professionals need include creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking.

Multiple schools—at least three in the last two years—have cropped up in Omaha that are able to address these concerns in a unique way. How do they prepare students for an economic landscape that has changed drastically in the last 30 years and shows no signs of slowing down? Not by being cutting edge, but by playing the long game—employing a classical model of education that’s roughly 2,500 years old.

Sara Breetzke, formerly a high school English teacher in Elkhorn, is now the head of school at Trinity Classical Academy, a collaborative, Christian, classical school beginning its second year this fall. Classical education, she explains, is “about teaching kids to enjoy learning and to know how to learn for themselves.”

Classical schooling is made up of three distinct stages of learning that mirror the development of a child. It’s known as the “trivium.” The grammar stage (first through fourth

grades), when children are considered “information sponges,” involves memorizing facts and information; the logic stage (fifth through eighth grades), when kids are consumed with “why?”, involves organizing those learned facts in logical ways; the rhetoric stage (ninth through 12th grades), when adolescents want to express themselves, involves critical thinking and persuasion. Brandon Harvey, newly-appointed headmaster of the two-year-old Chesterton Academy, highlights the importance of the “unity between the content and the method” for learning well. “The goal,” he says, “is that [students] encounter truth, goodness, and beauty.”

Another distinction is the focus on virtue as a fundamental feature of education. A primary goal of the classical education is to create, in Harvey’s terms, “[People] of virtue [who] strive to not just know the truth but to imitate goodness.” Trinity Classical Academy and Chesterton Academy are Christian schools, though the classical education method began in ancient Greece and Rome and need not necessarily be Christian. Through a variety of sources, classical schooling immerses students at a very early age in great works—from Aristotle to Augustine, Charlotte Bronte to Dorothy Day, Frederick Douglas to Charles Darwin.

Breetzke succinctly summarizes the philosophy behind immersion: “You can’t be creative until you’ve seen people be creative.” While rewarding, this is an extended endeavor—a pilgrimage of learning.

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and fun once students are good learners, and tends towards character development. So, says Breetzke, “You’re not going to see much standardized testing.”

When it comes to tests like the SAT and ACT, Harvey explains, “Classical schools don’t really focus on standardized tests, and in doing so they actually surpass most other schools [in test scores].” Student success is due in part because the curriculum for each course intentionally integrates with others. Subjects are not treated like cities on a map, unique yet connected. The facts of science relate to the events of history, which are linked to the literature of the time. This method creates curious, critical thinkers. Therefore, Harvey points out, “Classical education is not just for the intellectual elite.”

So how does the classical model prepare students for a tech-heavy business world? By changing that very question. The goal isn’t to prepare students for a type of economy (technological or otherwise), but to create virtuous humans who know how to learn and can take responsibility for themselves and the world around them. Breetzke explains: “Career prep looks different. It’s not skills. It’s character…Skills are much more easily learned than character…We are giving kids resources and riches to draw on that can reinvigorate a tech-heavy business world.” The wisdom instilled by the millennia-old trivium prepares students for the ever-changing digital-tech economy. Through it, students become people who can discern truth, imitate goodness, and enjoy beauty. While not the skills-based learning most people are used to, classical education instills qualities that a digital economy still needs. FamilyGuide


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OSE SORIA’S SUMMER vacation was

not about sleeping in late and hanging out aimlessly. To the contrary, Soria spent the long, hot days of June, July, and August taking summer classes—not because he had to—but because he wanted to.

His preference for learning over spending his days at the beach began when he found out after his freshman year that his school offers students the opportunity to take college courses alongside their regular coursework. “I looked into the general education class requirements to get into the nursing program and started taking those,” he said. “I’d rather take them now instead of waiting to take them when I get to college.”

As a result, he’ll begin college with some of his required classes already completed, decreasing the overall time, and money, he’ll spend in college before he can begin his career.

He enjoys the opportunity to take these classes now while still in high school. He says this program is different from taking AP classes. “They’re similar to AP classes, but in AP classes you have to take an exam to see if you’re eligible for the college credit. What I’m doing now is [joint enrollment] with Iowa Western Community College.”

According to educateiowa.gov, the concurrent (or joint) enrollment program provides opportunities for high school students to enroll part-time in courses at or through community colleges. Per “Senior Year Plus,” concurrent enrollment courses are offered through contractual agreements between community colleges and school districts within their service area. That means because Soria is a high-achieving high school student, he has taken courses ranging from college-level composition to intro to health care occupations, and the Council Bluffs School District paid the fees for those courses taken during the school year.

Soria hopes to go into the medicine field as a nurse, or working in surgery in some capacity. He’s drawn to the field because he wants the opportunity to “help a person out and make their day better.” His favorite classes are chemistry and health science, not surprisingly. He enjoys chemistry in particular because he is able to create something out of other things. Soria recently applied to volunteer at a local hospital and hopes to gain valuable experience in the medical field through volunteering.

“ALWAYS THINK AHEAD, AND JUST BECAUSE YOU’VE HAD A CERTAIN SITUATION, IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T SUCCEED. DO IT FOR YOURSELF.” - Jose Soria omahamagazine.com

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When not studying or volunteering, Soria can be found exercising daily. “I walk or run every day,” he said, further demonstrating his ability to set a goal and work toward it. His parents are from Mexico and were not able to finish high school. “They came to the U.S. to give us a better future,” he said. “This pushed me to become more independent and strive to get as much education as I can before I graduate.” Though he was born in Mexico, he has not yet visited there. Now an American citizen, his summers away from high school are full of “school, homework, and making sure I’m on track.”

Soria has advice for anyone else who wants to accomplish their goals. “It doesn’t matter what your past is,” Soria says. “Always think ahead, and just because you’ve had a certain situation, it doesn’t mean you can’t succeed. Do it for yourself.” FamilyGuide


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REATHE. COLLEGE CAN be paid for,

in school and do well in college. You’re setting the expectation for your family member to go to college and do well and think about their career.”

and help is available.

When it comes to planning for college, “It’s definitely never too early,” says Joan Jurek, director of college planning for the Omaha office of EducationQuest, a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to improve access to higher education in Nebraska. “Families should start saving as much as they can for college when their child is young.”

Parents can start saving for college, but at some point, the student will need to become involved in the planning process. This ideally starts in eighth grade, Jurek says.

“This will give them time to make sure the student takes coursework throughout high school to ensure college admission, explore career interests, and research colleges that fit those interests,” she explains. Families can then begin to more specifically assess costs associated with their student’s institutions of interest against available funds.

For some families, planning for future college expenses may begin as soon as a child is born. This is the optimum time, as putting away $100 per month when a child is less than 1 year old could result in $20,000-$30,000, average, by age 18, depending on the plan.

The myriad possibilities include Coverdell education savings accounts (CESAs), IRAs, custodial accounts, and various investments like savings bonds, mutual funds, money market accounts, and CDs. Professional financial planners and advisers can present the pros and cons for each option. Ample information is also available online.

A 529 Plan is a simple option designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs, says Deborah Goodkin, managing director of savings plans with First National Bank of Omaha. First National Bank is Nebraska’s Educational Savings Trust (NEST) 529 program manager. On the other hand, not every family can afford to start a college savings plan when their child is born. “It’s also never too late,” Jurek says.

“There’s no wrong time to start; just start when you can,” Goodkin says, adding that not only can any family member start a plan for a child, the NEST system also makes it possible to invite other family members to contribute.

“The junior year is especially important, as that is when students should narrow their college choices and understand financial aid options. They can do this by attending a financial aid program, going on campus visits, and attending college fairs,” Jurek says. “This will prepare them to apply for college and federal financial aid early in the fall of their senior year.”

One thing parents should not bank on—college scholarships, especially sports scholarships. Only about 2 percent of students receive a full-ride Division I sports scholarship. Further, those full-ride scholarships are only available to boys in men’s football and basketball, and to girls in women's basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, and tennis. Got a young Alex Gordon? Don’t expect a scholarship to cover the costs of college. That’s because in baseball, like many sports, the team’s available scholarships can be broken into smaller portions, so the “15 available scholarships” may become 20, or even 30, smaller scholarships. Likewise, be cautious of expecting renewable merit scholarships to finance a student’s entire college career. In some states, as many as half of the B-average students who receive merit scholarships as freshman drop below the acceptable GPA for a merit scholarship by the renewal period for their sophomore year.

“Whoever opens up the plan is saving for a child’s dream,” she says. “Statistics have shown that kids who know that there is a college account set up in their name are more likely to do well

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ALTERNATIVES

to four-year degree programs

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common theory at this time is “I need a four-year degree!” Do you? Maybe not. In some fields, work experience counts more than a piece of sheepskin. Enjoy working in restaurants? A person could start working right away and work their way up. Many chefs do this, taking jobs as dishwashers or servers and moving through the ranks as they prove themselves. “IN CERTAIN AREAS YOU CAN ACTUALLY EARN MORE THAN A PERSON WHO COMPLETES A FOUR-YEAR DEGREE, AND COME OUT (OF COLLEGE) WITH NO DEBT OR LESS DEBT,” SAYS METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (MCC) CAREER SERVICES MANAGER MONIQUE CRIBBS.

Others choose career paths that may or may not include some education from a community college:

EARNING AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE EA RNING A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT FOR EXPANDED COURSEWORK IN A SPECIFIC AREA TAKING NONCREDIT COURSES, WHICH CAN EXPAND A PERSON’S KNOWLEDGE OF ONE SUBJECT ENLISTING IN MILITARY SERVICE, WHICH PROVIDES CAREER EDUCATION AND PAID EXPERIENCE

J O I NI NG A T R A D E , SUCH AS INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS, WHICH ALLOWS MEN AND WOMEN TO “EARN AS YOU LEARN” A community college also offers core classes at a lower tuition rate. “COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS NOT A SECOND CHOICE OR A CONSOLATION PRIZE. IT’S A VALUABLE OPTION FOR ANY PERSON GOING BACK AND INCREASING THEIR KNOWLEDGE OR CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION,” SAYS Cribbs.

> continued from page 17 Which brings up finanicial aid. Jurek explains that some forms of federal financial aid are need-based, including grants, work-study programs, certain scholarships, and subsidized student loans. Online tools to estimate financial need are available to anyone on EducationQuest.org, but for students to be considered for federal financial aid, they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov.

“‘I can’t afford it’ is a common misconception,” Jurek says. “There are ways to make college affordable including applying for financial aid and scholarships, starting at a less expensive community college, or living at home while going to college.” Post-secondary education also doesn’t have to begin right out of high school. Adults can start their own 529 Plan, Goodkin says. There is no maximum starting age for college if life circumstances force delays, or if a young person wants to work for a year or two and put away money.

Whether or not a college savings plan is in place early on, the later process of researching college options, finding scholarship resources, learning about financial aid, and completing college applications and the FAFSA can still be daunting.

“Families who are worried about the college planning process—or don’t think college is possible—should be aware that free help is available,” Jurek says. FamilyGuide


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GIVING KIDS A ‘ TECH-UP’ P R E PA R I N G S T U D E N T S F O R T O D AY ’ S E M P L O Y M E N T

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days to gain employment without some level of technical aptitude and proficiency.

Being able to apply that technical knowledge on-the-job will continue to be required of future high school graduates and subsequent workers to better compete in the 21st century.

And as the most “plugged-in” generation ever, students now and future are eager to learn and apply what they’ve learned in simulated and real-life situations every day.

“Whether they go to college or into a highly-skilled certificate program like manufacturing, transportation, or health care after high school, we want to make them as ready as possible to be successful,” says Ken Spellman, career education coordinator with Omaha

Public Schools. “Technology is everywhere and involved with every job in some capacity. We want them prepared to step into any role with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.”

Through the OPS Career Education program, Spellman, along with certified nursing assistant instructor Tiffanie Wright, engage students to think beyond the classroom into future opportunities no matter if a four-year college education is in their future. Because skilled labor positions require as much, if not more, specialized technological expertise, training and experience do not end with high school graduation.

If anything, they are just beginning, and OPS wants to make sure its students are on the right track when they do don their caps and gowns and pick up their diplomas.

“Technology is constantly changing, and while CNA job training still tends to be heavily on the physical side (lifting, cleaning, etc.), as a prelude to a career in nursing or health care, being able to use the machines and software needed for patient care is equally, if not more, important,” Wright says. “Six of the local colleges we work with require CNA certification as a stepping stone to get into nursing. CNAs and nurses are in incredibly high demand, so we want to make sure when our students graduate, they are prepared not only for their current roles but future opportunities.”

Similarly, the Westside School District empowers its students at all levels through its Center for Advanced Professional Studies, with its four strands funded by a Youth Career Connect Grant.


“WE WANT THEM TO REALIZE THAT TECHNOLOGY ISN’T A GUY IN A BASEMENT SURROUNDED BY COMPUTERS AND MONITORS; WE WANT THEM TO REALIZE THAT TECHNOLOGY CONNECTS PEOPLE FROM ALL PROFESSIONS AND WALKS OF LIFE, ” - DAWN NIZ ZI

Using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as a basis, the four strands include architecture, health science, emerging technology, and business solutions.

Dawn Nizzi, director of Westside’s CAPS, says the program not only prepares students for future technology in the workplace, but also encourages them to think and connect beyond the actual software and devices that they have had in their lives since they were little.

“We want them to realize that technology isn’t a guy in a basement surrounded by computers and monitors; we want them to realize that technology connects people from all professions and walks of life,” she says. “We don’t silo our students. It’s important that they know how to work and communicate together. “We want them to leave with vision, and the ability to think critically and collaboratively. Part of being a CAPS is to instill an entrepreneurial mindset—to think innovatively. It’s bigger than just the application.” Last year, a group of Westside students went to St. Louis to experience and observe a Hackathon, where teams from various schools come together to solve technology problems.

Not only did it put their technological skills to the test, but it also stretched their leadership and critical thinking capabilities. Students decided they would like to host something similar among Omaha’s school districts in the future.

In the Millard Public Schools, students are taught technological competencies at very young ages —starting in the elementary school years—with each step building toward making them more accomplished and ready once they reach high school.

Using One-to-One deployment (in which every student gets a computer for their personal and school use) the Millard Educational Program helps students meet the college and career readiness skills of citizenship, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity to better compete in the 21st century. By using technology, teachers will transform the way students learn by augmenting, modifying, and redefining instruction.

Whatever these future students’ career paths may take as they mature and learn, they will be prepared to not only use technology as it evolves but also work together, whether locally or internationally, to advance that technology even further. omahamagazine.com

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“It’s not so much about the tools as much as it is about seeing students learn through enhanced teaching so they are prepared for the future,” says Ken Kingston Ed.D., Millard School District executive director of technology “We set out on a plan more than four years ago as part of our strategic planning process to enhance teaching and learning. Part of that process is providing choices for teachers and students and making sure they think and act creatively and critically, and can work with one another.” Bottom line for all school districts in Metro Omaha is that students are more prepared than ever for their future pursuits—no matter what career path they take.

“We’re not only preparing our students, but we’re also preparing our teachers so they can give students the best guidance and instruction,” says Curtis Case Ed.D. Millard Public Schools director of digital learning “Not all teaching is about technology. We leave it up to our teachers to use as much as they want in their instruction. But we make sure that they understand how to use technology to best prepare students to use it as well.” FamilyGuide


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GREAT RETURNS THE GEORGE FAMILY DISCOVERS GREAT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

NNIKA AND STEPHEN

George have called many exciting places home—locales like Melbourne, London, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City—but, when it came time for them and their four children to put down roots, Omaha was the prime destination on their minds.

“Omaha has all that one needs, but without the challenges of most American cities—traffic, cost, lack of community and transient nature of culture, crime, crowds,” Stephen says. Stephen and his wife, Annika, live at West Shores Lake in Waterloo, Nebraska, but it was the greater Omaha area that drew the Nebraska natives back when they decided to relocate their family from the San Francisco area to Omaha in 2010.

Columbus native Stephen, and Annika, originally from Fremont, knew each other peripherally for years before being set up in summer 2007 by a family member of Stephen’s who was friends with Annika. Before long, Annika and her two daughters, Kyra, now 15, and Briley, now 12, relocated to California to join Stephen, who’d resided in the Bay Area since 1995. The couple married in 2008 and soon welcomed another child, Rafe, now 8. Annika was pregnant with their son Vail, now 6, during the family’s move back to Nebraska. The family also includes Stephen’s adult daughter, Spencer, who attends Barnard College in New York City.

A stronger support network and solid educational opportunities for the kids topped Annika’s list of reasons for wanting to return to Nebraska.

“I’m very close with my family. My parents live in Fremont; in fact, they’re moving into a house that’s being built right over there,” Annika says, pointing at the nearby construction project through a large picture window which nicely frames a scenic view of the shimmering lake.

Annika credits her mother, Sheryl Bergstrom, for helping provide the kind of family support she so craved when the Georges lived in California. During the school year, Bergstrom comes over every morning to help get the kids up, dressed, and ready for school, and she also helps cart the kids to various afterschool endeavors.

“Kyra is involved in theater, speech, all things high school; Briley is a competitive soccer player; and the boys are involved in Cub


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As for providing solid educational opportunities for the kids, the Georges were discouraged by the state of schools in California. This was evident when they began looking into preschools for Briley.

“When we first arrived in California, Briley needed to enroll in preschool. I reached out to as many places as I could, and each one said there was no possibility she’d get in, or even get on the waitlist in some cases, because everything was so full,” Annika says. A few months later, Briley lucked into a spot at Kirk House Preschool (part of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church), because it had one slot available for a girl. Briley jumped ahead of several boys to grab this chance.

This wasn’t the only discouraging factor. Annika and Stephen found the schools in California overcrowded and understaffed, with routine facility maintenance suffering, and arts and language programs buckling under budget cuts.

When it came time to move back, the family learned to look for schools early. Stephen, in fact, traveled to Omaha ahead of the move to scout schools. “We were looking for the best education opportunity for our children in Omaha,” Stephen says. The parents enrolled their young scholars at Brownell Talbot, where there was no waitlist, but the kids had to, and did, pass entrance exams.

Annika and Stephen agree they’ve found an optimum educational fit.

“You have to be an advocate for your kids,” says Annika, who stresses that she encountered great, well-meaning teachers in California, but they were simply overburdened and thus ill-equipped to provide a nuanced, well-rounded education for their children. “At Brownell, the teachers are also great advocates for them. They see the kids’ needs and gifts, and are there to support them.”

“We found Brownell Talbot to be on par with the best private schools in places I had lived, such as NYC, London, and San Francisco, but much more accessible for families,” Stephen says. “The school has a wonderful campus, excellent academic, artistic, and sports programs, caring and superb professionals, and a top-notch college placement program—all of which help position our children to be the best they can as they grow up and head to college.” With a strong support system and the kids receiving a stellar education, Annika and Stephen are quite pleased with their decision to return to Nebraska.

“Omaha is a ‘big little town’ where families can focus on their careers and be active in their kids’ lives, plus it has unending resources—sports, community, academic—to help families to thrive,” says Stephen, founder of Omaha-based private equity investment firm Panorama Point Partners.

“Nebraska is truly a hidden gem,” Annika says. “People who haven’t lived elsewhere may not realize all that they have here—especially for family life.” FamilyGuide

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“She’s not allowed to go into the Humane Society alone because she leaves crying,” Mary says. Ella, an only child, has three dachshund siblings at home: George, Dodge, and Dolly. Quite active little pups. Mary and husband Ron Alberts say there’s never a dull moment in the family’s home.

The Alberts have fostered animals on-again, off-again throughout the years, but exclusively began serving as a foster family for dogs in 2013. That’s when the Alberts visited a local animal shelter where Ella found a small, aging dachshund named Paris with no eyes, no teeth, and a tumor.

“I just have to take her home to love her,” Ella told her mother, who explained that the animal may not live long.

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Ella’s big heart for small animals became evident when she was a tot, and the thought of a homeless animal tugs at Ella’s heartstrings.

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The 12-year-old Westside Middle School student has dedicated the better part of her young life to raise money to help animals at local shelters.

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Caring for terminally ill dogs is not about wishing the pets back to better health, but more about finding a place for them to comfortably live out the last days of their lives.

Then, it happened. One of the foster pets didn’t make it. Ella was heartbroken.

“She was in the room as it drifted off,” Mom recalls. “Ella was very comforting and calm. You don’t want them to pass in the shelter after many of them have lived neglected lives. This dog in particular was in a puppy mill her whole life and then went to the shelter… poor thing.” The experience moved Ella to help others. She was 8 when she came up with the idea to host a lemonade stand. Sales increased once word got out that she was raising funds to help homeless animals. Ella’s one-day lemonade stand is a now-annual fundraiser for Hearts United for Animals. The first year, Ella raised $600. Now, four years later, she’s since raised more than $1,300 and given countless shelter supplies such as dog food, beds, laundry detergent, and other puppy goods. Ella is pleased that the money raised pays for surgeries for needy dogs.

Ella’s love for dogs, and unwavering dedication to service earned her a special recognition. She was named the Nebraska recipient of the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.

The national award program recognizes exemplary middle and high school students. Two students from each state and Washington, D.C., are chosen based on volunteer efforts.

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The honorees received $1,000 and an engraved silver medal, which was presented by Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps.

Needless to say, the trip was life-changing for Ella. While in D.C. the Alberts visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which touched Ella deeply. She has since read several books about those who sacrificed their lives in the Vietnam War.

Ella kept busy with dance lessons and track this summer, along with her continued effort in promoting her lemonade stand, collecting donations, and fostering dogs.

“Isn’t that wonderful,” says Carol Wheeler, founder of Hearts United for Animals shelter. “Ella has done the lemonade stand for several years. It’s simply charming.”

The 65-acre no-kill shelter just an hour outside of Omaha is grateful to see such a young, dedicated person believe in its mission of rehabilitating animals medically and socially.

“I think she is exceptional for having done this for many years,” Wheeler said. “We do see young people who have their birthday parties and they have guests bring gifts for the dogs instead of them.” Ella’s dedication is striking, says Wheeler.

“She’s exceptional because she’s dedicated herself…not just one year or one event, but continues to give. It’s very touching to receive her gifts.” FamilyGuide


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youthsportsofnebraska.org

OMAHA GRIZZLIES BASKETBALL

schoolofhoops.com

402-944-2523

YMCA OF GREATER OMAHA

17114 S. 63rd St.

SPORTING OMAHA FC

Papillion, NE 68133

MEMPHIS STATE RECREATION AREA

402-213-8500 omahagrizzlies.com

Ashland, NE 68003

GIRL SCOUTS CAMP MAHA

14706 Giles Road

430 S. 20th St.

402-558-8189

Clear Creek Drive

OMAHA FOOTBALL CLUB

Omaha, NE 68138

Omaha, NE 68102

girlscoutsnebraska.org/camps

Lincoln, NE 68516

402-896-4420

402-334-8487

14706 Giles Road

omahafc.com

metroymca.org

GLENN CUNNINGHAM LAKE

outdoornebraska.gov

402-896-4420

SWIM OMAHA

PAPILLION

8305 Rainwood Road

omahafc.com

8701 Pacific St.

Omaha, NE 68122

N.P. DODGE MEMORIAL PARK

402-471-0641

Omaha, NE 68138

PAPILLION RECREATION ASSOCIATION

402-444-5900

11001 John J Pershing Drive

402-343-2770

parks.cityofomaha.org/

Omaha, NE 68112

swimomaha.org

P.O. Box 460935

parks/campgrounds

402-444-4628

Omaha, NE 68114

OMAHA METRO AMATEUR HOCKEY 12550 W. Maple Road

Papillion, NE 68046

parks.cityofomaha.org

402-964-9259

THE TENNIS CLUBS AND SOCCER CENTER

omahahockey.com

4718 N. 120th St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

PLATTE RIVER STATE PARK

Omaha, NE 68164

HAYWORTH PARK

papiorec.org

2502 Payne Drive

Omaha, NE 68164

402-293-3098

14421 346th St.

OMAHA RUNNING CLUB

402-493-2000

bellevue.net/

Louisville, NE 68037

sites.google.com/site/

Departments/Parks

402-234-2217

omaharun.org

omahatennisandsoccer

OMAHA SPORTS CLUB 10730 Pacific St., Suite No. 48

TRAILS HAVE OUR RESPECT (THOR)

Omaha, NE 68114

888-442-4622 (International

402-218-2003

Mountain Biking Association)

omahasportsclub.com

trailshaveourrespect.org

Campgrounds METRO AREA

ARROWHEAD PARK 29357 310th St. Neola, IA 51559

6902 N. 16th St.

RIVERWEST PARK

Omaha, NE 68112

233rd and W. Maple Road

402-457-4715

Omaha, NE 68022

parks.cityofomaha.org

402-953-4731 riverwestpark.net

712-485-2295 pottcoconservation.com

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LISTINGS GUIDE SCHRAMM PARK STATE RECREATION AREA

DANCE INSPIRATION

LA VISTA

10235 Wiesman Drive

MARY LORRAINE’S DANCE CENTER

OMAHA BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO

ACAPRICCIO DANCE CO.

Omaha, NE 68134

5330 S. 136th St.

5038 S. 153rd St.

Gretna, NE 68028

402-493-3177

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68137

402-332-3901

8610 Brentwood Drive

danceinspirationstudio.com

402-593-9051

402-290-4869

outdoornebraska.gov

La Vista, NE 68128

mldancecenter.com

omahaballroom.com

Omaha, NE 68144

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

ON POINT DANCE CENTRE

402-537-0855

3706 S. 203rd Plaza

1812 N. 120th St.

elitecheer.com

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68154

402-991-5700

402-885-4772

metrostarsgym.com/elkhorn

onpointedancecentre.com

MEXICAN DANCE ACADEMY OF NEBRASKA

PREMIER GYMNASTICS

1822 Vinton St.

402-571-6630 premier-gymnastics.com

21502 W. Nebraska Highway 31

402-592-6722

ELITE CHEER

TOMES COUNTRY CLUB ACRES

adcdance.com

2410 S. 140th Circle

706 Veterans Memorial Highway

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

Council Bluffs, IA 51501

12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 11

712-366-0363

La Vista, NE 68128

ERIN’S DANCE STUDIO

rvparking.com

402-505-7600

3818 N. 108th St.

metrostarsgym.com

Omaha, NE 68164

TWO RIVERS STATE RECREATION AREA

402-496-4527 erinsdancestudio.com

OMAHA

27702 F St.

EXTREME DANCE LLC

Omaha, NE 68108

402-359-5165

ADAIR DANCE ACADEMY

11231 John Galt Blvd.

402-884-8838

outdoornebraska.gov

9270 Cady Ave.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68134

402-397-5373

WALNUT CREEK LAKE

402-551-4200

11710 Turkey Road

adairdance.com

Waterloo, NE 68069

Papillion, NE 68046

10702 Browne St. Omaha, NE 68134

SIMPLY BALLROOM 2679 Farnam St.

xtremedanceomaha.com

MORNING STAR BALLET AND PERFORMING ARTS

FUSION DANCE

18206 Wright St.

simply-ballroom.com

Omaha, NE 68131 402-933-6678

402-679-9889 or 402-592-8877

AIRBORNE ACADEMY

17128 Audrey St.

Omaha, NE 68130

papillion.org/parks.cfm

11235 John Galt Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68136

402-380-3061

Omaha, NE 68137

402-505-6755

msballetandperform-

STARS DANCE ACADEMY

WEST OMAHA KOA

402-932-9202

fusiondanceonline.com

ingarts.com

2915 S. 108th St.

14601 U.S. Highway 6

airborneomaha.com

GO! KIDS’ GYM

MOTION 41 DANCE

402-960-8309

CAHOY’S GYMNASTIC TRAINING CENTER

4223 S. 120th St.

2819 S. 125th Ave.

starsdanceomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68144

8524 Madison St.

402-212-6005

402-884-4142

Omaha, NE 68127

gokidsgym.com

motion41dance.com

cahoysgymnastics.com

JULIE DALL STUDIO OF DANCE

NEBRASKA DANCE 11426 Davenport St.

14850 Laurel Ave.

CHERRIE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

10841 Q St.

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha 68116

Omaha, NE 68137

402-895-0646

402-590-2607

nebraskadance.com

14633 Grover St.

dalldance.com

Omaha, NE 68144

Gretna, NE 68028 402-332-3010 or 800-562-1632 koa.com

402-339-6757

Cheer/Dance/ Gymnastics BELLEVUE

BELLEVUE DANCE ACADEMY 11800 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123 402-291-3727 bellevuedanceacademy.com

TURNER DANCE STUDIOS turnerdance.net

Omaha 68112

Omaha, NE 68144 402-333-4426

3920 Bondesson St.

KITTY LEE DANCE STUDIO

NEBRASKA GOLD GYMNASTICS

402-321-2299

3636 S. 144th St.

16880 Parker Plaza

Omaha, NE 68144

VIKING SHIP BUILDING/ POWER LANDING

THE DANCE AUTHORITY

Omaha, NE 68118

402-334-0396

2582 Redick Ave.

7007 S. 181st St., Suite No. 108

402-493-6525

nebraskagold.wordpress.com

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68136

danceatkittys.com

cherrieandersonstudio.com

402-457-6051

OMAHA ACADEMY OF BALLET

402-894-9111 thedanceauthority.com

4950 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68132 402-346-0469 oabdance.org

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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GUIDE BELLEVUE ABC CHILDCARE

ACAPRICCIO DANCE CO.

11539 S. 36th St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Bellevue, NE 68123

SMALL MIRACLE CHILDCARE

CHILDREN'S EXPRESS CHILDCARE AND LEARNING CENTER

402-346-1385

2814 S. 87th St.

8610 Brentwood Drive

402-505-9633

910 S. 191st Ct.

childcarecenter.us/pro-

Omaha, NE 68124

La Vista, NE 68128

abcbellevue.com

Elkhorn, NE 68022

vider_detail/backyard_pre-

402-391-7595

402-991-0696

school_day_care_omaha_ne

chexpressomaha.com

BERE'S CHILD CARE CENTER LLC

CIRCLE OF LOVE CHILDCARE CENTER

berescare.com

7815 Military Ave.

LA VISTA

402-592-6722 adcdance.com

CARITAS KIDS COTTAGE

BACKYARD PRESCHOOL

ELKHORN

3867 Leavenworth St.

smallmiraclechildcare.com

8255 S. 42nd St.

METRO STARS GYMNASTICS

Bellevue, NE 68147

12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 1

info12806.wix.com/

LA VISTA KINDERCARE

La Vista, NE 68128

caritaskidscottage

8623 Brentwood Drive

4002 S. 42nd St.

402-934-5556

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68107

childcarecenter.us

CREATIVE KIDZ

402-339-6690

402-934-9288

2861 Capehart Road

kindercare.com

402-934-5279

402-505-7600 metrostarsgym.com

LA VISTA

Bellevue, NE 68123

PAPILLION

402-502-4733

OMAHA

Omaha, NE 68134

2021 S. Q St.

CORAZONCITOS LEARNING CENTER

Omaha, NE 68107

2702 S. 20th St.

402-733-3039

Omaha, NE 68108

THE GYMNASTICS EXPRESS

DAYCARE PLUS

ABC CHILDCARE

12305 Cary Circle, Suite No. 12

1425 Fort Crook Road S.

15650 W. Maple Road

5214 S. 21st St.

La Vista, NE 68128

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68107

402-991-5700

402-292-0530

402-496-1020

402-733-5331

thegymnasticsexpress.com

402-916-4920

5601 S. 22nd St.

DAYCARE CENTER AT UNION PACIFIC CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Omaha, NE 68107

1408 California St.

402-932-1410

Omaha, NE 68102

abchildcare.net

IT’S A KIDZ WORLD

miscorazoncitos.com

KID’S BODY SHOP

810 Fort Crook Road S.

1219 N. Monroe St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

ADVENTURES ON DISCOVERY DRIVE

Papillion, NE 68046

402-933-3955

5352 S. 136th St.

402-339-4009

itsakidzworld.com

Omaha, NE 68137

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

child-care-preschool.

402-884-7224

14220 Fort St.

brighthorizons.com

adventureshildcareomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68164

kidsbodyshop.com

LA PETITE ACADEMY

402-544-5439

TIP TAP TOE DANCE STUDIO

3005 Comstock Ave.

11306 S. 58th St.

402-292-8221

AMAZING DAYS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE

Papillion, NE 68133

lapetite.com

6704 S. 167th St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

homestead.com

A B C Childcare BELLEVUE

A 2 Z CHILD CARE 11830 S. 25th St. Bellevue, NE 68123 402-932-8358 a2zbellevue.com

brightbeginningsomaha.com

DONALD O. CLIFTON CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

CANDLEWOOD KINDERCARE

1003 Gallup Drive

Omaha, NE 68135

LITTLE ANGELS DAYCARE

402-932-8003

1735 N. 121st St.

402-951-2003

amazingdaysforlit-

Omaha, NE 68154

strengths.gallup.com/116092/

10135 S. 25th St.

tlepeople.com

402-493-5399

full-bucket-kids.aspx

402-593-0911 tiptaptoeomaha.

402-445-4202

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-292-1425

Omaha, NE 68102

kindercare.com

ATONEMENT CHILD CARE

DONNA'S LITTLE DARLINGS

MY MASTER’S TREASURES DAYCARE

4530 N. 85th St.

CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Omaha, NE 68134

1919 S. 74th St.

Omaha, NE 68106

7505 Chandler Acres Drive

402-572-6917

Omaha, NE 68124

402-558-7050

Bellevue, NE 68147

atonementchildcare.com

402-398-6779

donnaslittledarlings.com

THE BEANSTALK CHILDCARE AND ACADEMY

CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER

EDUCARE

NOAH’S ARK PRESCHOOL AND CARE

14210 Arbor St., Suite. A

Omaha, NE 68102

1400 Harvell Drive

6518 N. 46th Ave.

Omaha, NE 68144

402-898-1783

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68152

402-333-5032

educareomaha.com

402-827-6624

402-932-5909

cdcomaha.net

bellevuechristian.com

beanstalkdaycare.com

1025 S. Saddle Creek Road

402-731-2186

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LISTINGS GUIDE EXPLORATORIUM CENTER

INTERNATIONAL DAY CARE CENTER

KIDS 4 JESUS DAYCARE 15770 Q St.

LITTLE HANDS AT WORK AND PLAY

NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER FAMILY PLACE

13336 Industrial Road

3223 N. 45th St.

Omaha, NE 68135

3172 Dodge St.

115 S. 42nd St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

402-895-2193

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68131

402-896-8001

402-457-7818

covenantomaha.org

402-342-9191

402-552-2375

lhwp.com

nebraskamed.com

turningpointomaha.org

FAMILY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE CENTER

KIDZ OF THE FUTURE IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD PRESCHOOL

5332 Fontenelle Blvd.

3929 S. 147th St., Suite No. 106

Omaha, NE 68111

LITTLE HEARTS CHILD CARE

OLIVE CREST LEARNING TREE

Omaha, NE 68144

5301 S. 144th St.

402-455-0996

301 N. 90th St.

7180 N. 60th St.

402-505-6006

Omaha, NE 68137

childcarecenter.us

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68152

familylearningand-

402-896-1210

402-391-0090

402-571-7734

childcare.com

itsawonderfulworld-

KINDERCARE

childcarecenter.us

olivecrestdaycare.org

childcare.com

kindercare.com Candlewood

LOVE AND LEARN PRESCHOOL

OUR PRECIOUS LAMBS CHILDCARE

1735 N. 121st St.

4814 Oaks Lane

4823 S. 168th St.

Omaha, NE 68107

JAMES R. RUSSELL CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68135

402-408-0395

2222 Burt St.

402-493-5399

402-895-2114

402-896-3284

fantasticbeginnings.com

Omaha, NE 68178

faithwestwood.com

ourpreciouslambs.

FANTASTIC BEGINNINGS 4102 S. 13th St.

GBT CHILDREN’S ACADEMY

402-280-2460

Millard

creighton.edu/

5636 S. 147th St.

childdevelopmentcenter

Omaha, NE 68137

MIDWEST CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION

402-895-5337

7701 Pacific St.

OVER THE RAINBOW CHILD CARE

1502 N. 52nd St.

wordpress.com

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OMAHA

Omaha, NE 68114

12009 Bel Drive

402-556-4282

LA PETITE ACADEMY

402-551-2379

Omaha, NE 68144

omaha-childcare.com

333 S. 132nd St.

lapetite.com

childcarene.org

402-334-5591

402-334-8200

2519 S. 140th St.

MILLARD KINDERCARE

jewishomaha.org

Omaha, NE 68144

5636 S. 147th St.

402-330-0307

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68154

GROW WITH ME DAY CARE

overtherainbowchild-

12221 Mary Plaza 402-502-7474

JUST LIKE HOME CHILDCARE

5444 S. 138th St.

growwithmepreschool.com

7007 S. 181st St., Suite No. 101

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68136

402-339-7223

Omaha, NE 68142

HAMILTON HEIGHTS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

402-932-5437

kindercare.com

18021 R Plaza, Suite No. 2 Omaha, NE 68135

NANA'S LITTLE WORLD

402-896-3400

13030 W. Dodge Road

paradigmeducationalcenter.com

Omaha, NE 68154

careomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68134

402-614-6006

402-496-3926

nanaslittleworld.com

402-502-5225

10909 Q St.

hamiltonheightscdc.com

7076 Blondo St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

402-339-7223

HAPPY FACES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

PARADIGM EDUCATIONAL CENTER

10707 Birch St.

KIDDIE KAMPUS CHILD CARE INC.

Omaha, NE 68116

402-895-5337

justlikehomechild-

15475 Taylor St.

402-551-8816 kiddiekampus.com

careomaha.com

NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY EARLY CHILDHOOD

14406 California St.

4939 S 118th St.

PRECIOUS MEMORIES CHILD CARE 2501 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68105 402-341-7720 preciousmemoriesdaycare.com

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68137

PREMIER ACADEMY

402-493-8253

402-451-0787

3525 N. 147th St.

402-884-2402

KIDS CAN COMMUNITY CENTER

happyfacesomaha.com

4860 Q St.

3549 Fontenelle Blvd.

402-493-8812

Omaha, NE 68117

LEARNING KEY CHILD CARE CENTER

Omaha, NE 68104

premieracademyinc.com

402-731-6988

4711 Giles Road

402-451-0787

kidscanomaha.org

Omaha, NE 68157

2402 N St. Omaha, NE 68107

HEALTHY START LEARNING CENTER

Omaha, NE 68116

5815 N. 60th St.

402-734-4856

Omaha, NE 68104

childcarecenter.us

402-934-6607 healthystartlearningcenter.com

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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GUIDE PSALMS CHILD CARE MINISTRY

TENDER HEARTS CHILD CARE CENTER

YMCA EARLY LEARNING CENTER

DISCOVERY ACADEMY CHILDCARE

3020 Huntington Ave.

12315 Westwood Lane

430 S 20th St.

603 S. Jefferson St.

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68102

Papillion, NE 68046

402-614-4257

402-333-4887

402-977-4300

402-597-0778

psalms1273ccministry.com

childcarecenter.us

discoveryacademyinc.com

REVOLUTION OF LOVE ACADEMY

THROUGH THE YEARS CHILD CARE

CHI HEALTH YMCA EARLY LEARNING CENTERS

5501 N. 35th St.

9855 W. Center Road

7500 Mercy Road

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68124

402-592-8071

402-884-7588

402-393-1812

jknott@metroymca.org

childcarecenter.us

ttycc.com

BELLEVUE

1103 Applewood Drive

FONTENELLE FOREST NATURE CENTER 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N.

LA PETITE ACADEMY

Bellevue NE, 68005

6901 North 72nd S.

11328 S. 96th St.

402-731-3140

Omaha, NE 68122

Papillion, NE 68046

fontenelleforest.org

kminor@metroymca.org

402-938-5003

ROSEWOOD ACADEMY CHILD CARE AND PRESCHOOL

UNMC CHILDCARE DEVELOPMENT CENTER

ourrosewoodacademy.com

Center

16901 Lakeside Hills Ct.

985570 Nebraska Medical Omaha, NE 68198

Omaha, NE 68130

5225 N. 158th Ave

402-559-8801

kkeller@metroymca.org

Omaha, NE 68116

unmc.edu

402-496-6332

HEARTLAND KIDS

Outings

LA VISTA

WILLOW TREE DAYCARE

lapetite.com

SARPY COUNTY MUSEUM

PAPILLION MONTESSORI

2402 Clay St.

780 Pinnacle Drive

402-292-1880

Papillion, NE 68046

sarpycountymuseum.org

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-502-5800

19010 Edna St.

12171 Pacific St.

LA VISTA KINDERCARE

Omaha, NE 68136

Omaha, NE 68154

8623 Brentwood Drive

402-933-3666

402-932-3673

La Vista, NE 68128

PRE-K AND PLAY

willowtreedaycare.com

402-339-6690

206 Suite A E. Lincoln St.

BEMIS CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

kindercare.com

Papillion, NE 68046

724 S. 12th St.

402-452-3890

Omaha, NE 68102

prekandplay.com

402-341-7130

3830 N. 176th St. Omaha, NE 68116 402-932-3545

WESTSIDE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

PAPILLION

montessori-papillion.com

2514 S. 108th St.

SMALL MIRACLE CHILD CARE

Omaha, NE 68144

420 N. 179th Plaza Circle

OMAHA

bemiscenter.org

YMCA PRESCHOOL

402-390-8207

ADVENTURETIME ACADEMY

metroymca.org/

BLUE BARN THEATRE

westside66.org

1610 Charleston Drive

childcare/preschool

1106 S. 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68118

Papillion, NE 68133

Omaha, NE 68108

WONDERLAND PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER

402-331-6434

1111 E 1st St.

402-345-1576

adventuretimeacademy.com

Papillion, NE 68046

bluebarn.org

SPELLMAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

2634 S. 158th Plaza

6908 Mercy Road

402-333-6707

APPLE TREE ORCHARD PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE

Omaha, NE 68106

wonderlandpreschooland-

137 N. Jefferson St.

402-390-2028

childcarecenter.com

402-932-2922 smallmiraclechildcare.com

Omaha, NE 68130

childsaving.org

YMCA PRESCHOOLS SUNNY SLOPE KINDERCARE

402-339-9861

10625 Birch St.

BOB KERREY PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE 705 Riverfront Drive Omaha, NE 68102

Papillion, NE 68146

CHILDREN'S RESPITE CARE CENTER INC.

402-827-7537

5321 S. 138th St.

visitomaha.com/bob

appletreeorchard.com

Omaha, NE 68134

metroymca.org/ childcare/preschool

SPECIAL NEEDS CARE

CHARMING CHILDREN

402-444-5900

402-895-4000

BOYS TOWN

crccomaha.org

13628 Flanagan Blvd. (137th St.

911 N. Adams St.

and W. Dodge Road)

Omaha, NE 68134

7502 N Maple St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68010

402-493-0555

Omaha, NE 68134

402-934-8084

402-498-1141

kindercare.com

402-393-3700

charmingchildrenct.com

boystown.org

5404 S 168th St. Omaha, NE 68135 402-896-4200

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LISTINGS GUIDE DOUGLAS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

LAURITZEN GARDENS 100 Bancroft St.

OMAHA COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE

72nd Street

2200 Dodge St.

5730 N. 30th St.

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68108

6915 Cass St.

Suite No. 104

Omaha, NE 68111

402-342-3300

402-346-4002

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68124

402-455-9990

joslyn.org

lauritzengardens.org

402-553-0800

402-392-7684

douglascohistory.org

7205 W. Center Road,

omahaplayhouse.com

DURHAM MUSEUM

JOSLYN CASTLE 3902 Davenport St.

LEWIS AND CLARK LANDING

ORPHEUM THEATER

555 N. 30th St.

801 S. 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68131

515 N. Riverfront Drive

409 S. 16th St.

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68108

402-595-2199

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68102

402-498-6363

402-444-5071

joslyncastle.com

402-444-4653

402-661-8501

parks.cityofomaha.org

omahaperformingarts.org

THE ROSE THEATER

Omaha, NE 68135

2001 Farnam St.

402-996-2300

durhammuseum.org

Downtown

Harrison Street

EL MUSEO LATINO

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA PARK

4701 S. 25th St.

800 Douglas St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68102

LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL VISITOR CENTER

402-731-1137

402-444-5955

601 Riverfront Drive

402-345-4849

Lakeside

elmuseolatino.org

visitomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68102

rosetheater.org

16929 Frances St., Suite No. 101

6715 S. 180th St.

Omaha, NE 68102

402-661-1804

FAMILY FUN CENTER XL

Omaha, NE 68130

nps.gov

10765 M St.

HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM

Omaha, NE 68127

3701 S. 10th St. Omaha, NE 68107

LOVE’S JAZZ & ARTS CENTER

BELLEVUE BERRY AND PUMPKIN RANCH

Pacific Street

402-554-1925 familyfuncenterxl.com

402-330-4629

2510 N. 24th St.

11001 S. 48th St.

Omaha, NE 68010

omahazoo.com

Omaha, NE 68110

Papillion, NE 68133

402-778-6900

402-502-5291

402-331-5500

ljac.org

bellevueberryfarm.com

PAPIO FUN PARK

FLORENCE MILL

PAPILLION/LAVISTA

402-758-5125

14080 Boys Town Hospital Road

402-551-1233

HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

theflorencemill.org

1200 Douglas St.

MALCOLM X HOUSE SITE

210 E. Lincoln St.

Boys Town National Research

Omaha, NE 68102

3448 Evans St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Hospital—Downtown

FREEDOM PARK

402-345-0202

Omaha, NE 68111

402-592-5671

555 North 30th St.

2497 Freedom Park Road

omahaperformingarts.org

402-881-8118

papiofunpark.com

Omaha, NE 68131

9102 N. 30th St. Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68110

boystownhospital.org

malcomxfoundation.org

402-444-5955

JOSLYN ART MUSEUM

cityofomaha.org

2200 Dodge St.

BOYS TOWN HOSPITALS

402-498-6511

PRAIRIE QUEEN RECREATION AREA

Boys Town National Research

Cornhusker Road

Hospital - Pacific Street

Omaha, NE 68102

MORMON PIONEER CEMETERY

GENE LEAHY MALL

402-342-3300

3301 State St.

Papillion, NE 68046

14000 Boys Town

1203 Farnam St.

joslyn.org

Omaha, NE 68112

402-444-6222

Hospital Road

402-453-9372

papionrd.org

Boys Town, NE 68010

Omaha, NE 68102 402-444-5955

JOSLYN CASTLE

visitomaha.com

3902 Davenport St. Omaha, NE 68131

GERALD R. FORD BIRTH SITE AND GARDENS

402-595-2199 joslyncastle.com

Woolworth Ave.

lds.org

402-926-5333

WERNER PARK MORMON TRAIL CENTER AT HISTORIC WINTER QUARTERS

12356 Ballpark Way

CHI CLINICS

Papillion, NE 68046

chihealth.com

3215 State St.

milb.com

402-738-5100 BELLEVUE

Omaha, NE 68105

KENEFICK PARK

Omaha, NE 68112

402-444-5955

100 Bancroft St

402-453-9372

3308 Samson Way

nebraskahistory.org

Omaha, NE 68108

lds.org

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-346-4002

GREAT PLAINS BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM

lauritzengardens.org

402-717-0450

OMAHA CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

7400 Dodge St.

500 S. 20th St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68102

402-401-9893

402-342-6164

Hospitals BOYS TOWN CLINICS boystownpediatrics.org

ocm.org

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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GUIDE OMAHA

DUNDEE

MILLARD

Papillion

Lakeside

1413 Washington St.

16901 Lakeside Hills Court

15th & Farnam Sts.

5002 Underwood Ave.

5005 S. 153rd St.

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68130

312 S. 15th St.

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68137

402-717-0820

402-717-8000

Omaha, NE 68102

402-717-0785

402-572-3500

402-717-2790 ELKHORN 42nd & L Sts.

La Vista

Midlands

CHI PHYSICAL MEDICINE

8248 S. 96th St.

11111 S. 84th St.

AND REHABILITATION

La Vista, NE 68128

Papillion, NE 68046

402-717-9500

402-593-3000

CHI HEALTH QUICK CARE CLINICS

Creighton University

Omaha, NE 68130 402-898-2520

800-253-4368

601 N. 30th St.

chihealth.com

Omaha, NE 68131

4220 L St.

1130 N. 204th Ave.

Omaha, NE 68107

Elkhorn, NE 68022

16940 Lakeside Hills Plaza,

402-717-7050

402-758-5452

Suite No. 103

4420 L St.

FLORENCE

Omaha, NE 68107 402-733-4433 81st and W. Center Road

8613 N. 30th St.

CHI PSYCHIATRIC

Omaha, NE 68112

ASSOCIATES

402-449-4000 CLINICS ARE LOCATED

402-453-9900

8141 W. Center Road

2001 S. 75th St., Suite No. 100

Omaha, NE 68124

7909 N. 30th St.

Omaha, NE 68124

402-717-3000

Omaha, NE 68112

402-398-5550

402-717-0380 132nd and W. Center Road 13315 W. Center Road

161st and W. Maple Road

IN METRO AREA

CHILDREN’S CLINICS

HY-VEE STORES:

childrensphysiciansomaha.org.

1000 S. 178th St.

Bellevue

Omaha, NE 68116

4802 Shannon Drive

3528 Dodge St.

Bellevue, NE 68133

Omaha, NE 68131

3410 N. 156th St.

402-717-5550

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68122

7101 Newport Ave.,

17810 Welch Plaza

Medical Center

402-572-2121

Suite. No 203

Omaha, NE 68135

601 N. 30th St., Suite No. 6820

IMMANUEL

Omaha, NE 68144 402-717-0820

6829 N. 72nd St.

16101 Evans St. 6901 N. 72nd St.

402-717-9700

Omaha, NE 68122 402-572-2130

Omaha, NE 68131

402-572-2916

9707 Q St.

2734 N. 61st St.

Dundee

WEBSTER 3006 Webster St.

7910 Cass St.

4825 Dodge St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68104

16909 Lakeside Hills Court

402-553-0222

Omaha, NE 68130 402-717-8000

402-955-7676

402-717-0717

11650 S. 72nd St. Papillion, NE 68046

Lakeside Surgery Center

1400 Douglas St.

7500 Mercy Road

17030 Lakeside Hills Plaza

Omaha, NE 68179

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68130

402-544-5000

402-398-6060

402-758-5600

14591 Stony Brook Blvd.

Suite No. 100

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68164 402-955-3000

CHI HOSPITALS chihealth.com Creighton University

Suite No. 101

Family Medicine Midlands

Medical Center -

Omaha, NE 68114

1319 Leavenworth St.

11109 S. 84th St., Suite No. 5800

Bergan Mercy

402-955-7500

Omaha, NE 68102

Papillion, NE 68046

7500 Mercy Road

402-717-0420

402-827-4900

Omaha, NE 68124

Mission Village

402-398-6060

16909 Q St.

OLD MARKET

Omaha, NE 68124

601 N. 30th St.

MAPLE HILLS

Omaha, NE 68131 402-449-4577

Embassy Park 9202 W. Dodge Road,

PAPILLION/ LA VISTA

CREIGHTON

Eagle Run 13808 W. Maple Road,

UNION PACIFIC CENTER

BERGAN

402-717-2500

402-280-4580

Omaha, NE 68127

BENSON LAKESIDE

402-955-7600 Creighton University

Omaha, NE 68152

Omaha, NE 68116

7710 Mercy Road

Medical Center

Midlands

Omaha, NE 68135

11111 S. 84th St.

Immanuel

10109 Maple St.

Papillion, NE 68046

6901 N. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68134

402-593-3847

Omaha, NE 68122

Spring Valley

402-572-2121

4224 S. 50th St.

402-572-3500

402-955-7575

Omaha, NE 68117 402-955-7476

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LISTINGS GUIDE UNMC

Millard

Clarkson Tower

5908 S. 142nd St.

NEBRASKA MEDICINE CLINICS

University of Nebraska

982167 Nebraska Medical

Medical Center

4350 Dewey Ave.

Center

Omaha, NE 68137

clinics.nebraskamed.com

S. 42nd and Emile St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68198

402-354-1900

Omaha, NE 68198

402-552-2000

402-559-4000

nebraskamed.com

402-955-8125

BELLEVUE Northwest Omaha

unmc.edu

Val Verde

10710 Fort St.

Lifecare Family Medicine

9801 Giles Road, Suite No. 1

Omaha, NE 68134

2510 Bellevue Medical

La Vista, NE 68128

402-354-7500

Center Drive

402-955-8400

Concentra Urgent Care -

VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Bellevue, NE 68123 Papillion

402-779-7207

West Village Pointe

101 E. Centennial Road

bellevue.nebraskamed.com

110 N. 175th St., Suite No. 1000

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68118

402-354-7750

Omaha West 9602 M St. Omaha, NE 68127

BELLEVUE

402-331-8555 chihealth.com

VA Medical Clinic OMAHA

402-955-5437

2206 Longo Drive

Concentra Urgent Care -

Bellevue, NE 68005

South Omaha

Regency

Baker Place

402-591-4500

2900 F St.

10060 Regency Circle

5050 Ames Ave.

nebraska.va.gov

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68114

Omaha, NE 68104

402-354-1500

402-595-2280

8200 Dodge St.

South Omaha

Brentwood Village

VA Nebraska-Western Iowa

Midwest Minor Medical -

Omaha, NE 68114

3353 L St.

8021 S. 84th St.

Health Care System

84th & Q St. Clinic

402-955-5400

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68128

4101 Woolworth Ave.

5310 S. 84th Sts.

childrensomaha.org

402-354-7700

402-595-1227

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68127

800-451-5796

402-827-6510

nebraska.va.gov

midwestminormedical.com

INDEPENDENT

8610 W. Dodge Road

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL Children’s Hospital

402-731-8701 OMAHA

concentra.com

and Medical Center

METHODIST CLINICS

West Dodge Medical Plaza

Eagle Run

methodistphysiciansclinic.com

515 N. 162nd Ave., Suite No. 302

3685 N. 129th St.

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68164

402-354-0621

402-595-3993

192 Dodge 717 N. 190th Plaza Omaha, NE 68022 402-815-1980 8111 Dodge Street 8111 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68114 402-354-1320

Methodist Physician Clinic Women's Center 717 Medical Office Building 717 N. 190th Plaza, Suite 1100-1500 Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68114 BELLEVUE

Midtown

midwestminormedical.com

139 S. 40th St.

Bellevue Urgent Care

Omaha, NE 68131

1307 Harlan Drive

14104 S St.

402-595-3939

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68134

402-291-8701

402-964-2472

bellevueuc.com

midwestminormedical.com

Oakview

402-815-1700

2727 S. 144th St.

Women's Center

Omaha, NE 68144

Hawthorne Court

at Indian Hills

402-778-5677

17675 Welch Plaza

8901 W. Dodge Road, Suite 200

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68114

402-354-7630

402-354-1700

Healthwest

METHODIST HOSPITALS Methodist Hospital

402-354-0610

8511 W. Dodge Road

OMAHA

18210 Wright St. Omaha, NE 68130

American Family Urgent Care

402-614-7553

Village Pointe

4004 N. 132nd St., Suite No. 101

midwestminormedical.com

110 N. 175th St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68118

402-385-5407

Midwest Surgical Hospital

888-898-8662

afcurgentcareea-

7915 Farnam Drive

glerunomaha.com

Omaha, NE 68114

16120 W. Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68118

402-827-3716

NEBRASKA MEDICINE HOSPITALS

Omaha, NE 68114

402-399-1900 Charles Drew Health Center

mwsurgicalhospital.com

2915 Grant St.

Indian Hills

402-354-4800

Bellevue

Omaha, NE 68111

Nebraska Orthopaedic

8901 W. Dodge St.

bestcare.org/

2500 Bellevue Medical

402-457-1200

Hospital

Omaha, NE 68114

methodist-hospital

Center Drive

charlesdrew.com

2808 S. 143rd Plaza

402-354-8990

Bellevue, NE 68123

Omaha, NE 68144

Methodist Women's Hospital

402-763-3000

402-609-1600

707 N. 192nd St.

bellevue.nebraskamed.com

neorthohospital.com

Omaha, NE 68022 402-815-1700

omahamagazine.com

bestofomaha.com 

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GUIDE Select Specialty Hospital

A. V. SORENSON

W. DALE CLARK

MILLARD MUSIC HOUSE

1870 S. 75th St.

4808 Cass St.

215 S. 15th St.

5053 S. 136th St.

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68137

402-361-5830

402-444-5274

402-444-4800

402-895-1221

BENSON

WILLA CATHER

6015 Binney St.

1905 S. 44th St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68105

OMAHA AREA YOUTH ORCHESTRA

402-444-4846

402-444-4851

1905 Harney St., Suite No. 630

omaha.selectspecialtyhospitals.com PAPILLION

millardmusichouse.net

Parks

Urgent Care of Papillion

Omaha, NE 68102

8419 S. 73rd Plaza,

BESS JOHNSON

Suite No. 101

2100 Reading Plaza

SUMP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Papillion, NE 68046

Elkhorn, NE 68022

222 N. Jefferson St.

402-991-9060

402-289-4367

Papillion, NE 68046

myucop.com

2868 Ames Ave.

Libraries BELLEVUE

sumplibrary.org

7023 Cass St. Omaha, NE 68132

RALSTON

Omaha, NE 68111

402-932-4987

402-444-4849

omahacm.org

FLORENCE

OMAHA SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

2920 Bondesson St. Omaha, NE 68112 402-444-5299

BELLEVUE PUBLIC LIBRARY

MILLARD

1003 Lincoln Road

13214 Westwood Lane

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68144

402-293-3157

402-444-4848

BARIGHT PUBLIC LIBRARY 5555 S. 77th St.

LA VISTA

14505 California St. Omaha, NE 68154 402-515-9639

Ralston, NE 68127

omahaschoolofmusi-

402-331-7636

canddance.com

ralstonlibrary.org

OMAHA SYMPHONY

bellevuelibrary.org LA VISTA

oayo.org

OMAHA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

402-597-2040

CHARLES B. WASHINGTON

402-238-2044

1905 Harney St.. Suite No. 400

MILTON R. ABRAHAMS

Omaha, NE 68102

5111 N. 90th St.

402-342-3836

Omaha, NE 68134

omahasymphony.org

402-444-6284

9110 Giles Road

Music

SCHOOL OF ROCK OMAHA

La Vista, NE 68128

SADDLEBROOK

402-537-3900

14850 Laurel Ave.

cityoflavista.org/library

Omaha, NE 68116

CHERRIE ANDERSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DANCE

402-884-7473

14633 Grover St.

402-691-8875

Omaha, NE 68144

locations.schoolof-

SOUTH OMAHA

402-333-4426

rock.com/omaha

DO SPACE

2808 Q St.

cherrieandersonstudio.com

7205 Dodge St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68114

402-444-4850

OMAHA

OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Omaha, NE 68137

SING OMAHA STUDIOS DIETZ MUSIC

8438 Park Dr.

dietzmusic.com/lessons

Omaha, NE 68127

W. CLARKE SWANSON

13015 West Center Road

402-933-7234

9101 W. Dodge Road

Omaha, NE 68144

singomahastudios.org

Omaha, NE 68114

402-333-1534

402-819-4022 dospace.org

13270 Millard Ave.

SNJ STUDIO OF MUSIC

402-444-4852

Website: omahapublicli-

2012 Cornhusker, Ste. 100

5244 S. 136th St.

brary.org Click on “Select

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68137

Library Branch” under

402-291-3745

402-933-1326

“Locations/hours”

snjstudios.com

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BELLEVUE PARKS bellevue.net/Recreation-Living/Parks-Trails 402-293-3000

AMERICAN HEROES Highway 370 and Payne Drive Bellevue, NE 68005

BANNER 5005 Virginia St. Omaha, NE 68157

COLLEGE HEIGHTS Kountze Memorial Drive Bellevue, NE 68005

COPPER CREEK 5020 Copper Creek Road Bellevue, NE 68157

EVERETT 1401 Betz Road Bellevue, NE 68005

FAULKLAND HEIGHTS 8700 S. 48th St. Bellevue, NE 68005

FREEMAN PARK 802 LeMay Drive Bellevue, NE 68005

GEMINI PARK 2402 Clay St. Bellevue, NE 68005

GILBERT PARK 2811 Jackson St. Bellevue, NE 68005

GILDER PARK 3612 Chandler Road Bellevue, NE 68005

GLENMORRIE PARK 7805 50th Circle Bellevue, NE 68157


LISTINGS GUIDE GOLDEN HILLS PARK

SWANSON PARK

JAYCEE

ARMBRUST PARK

BRYAN

3305 Golden Blvd.

3110 Cornhusker Road

Harvest Hills and

9705 Grover St.

5001 S. 147th St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

Bellevue, NE 68147

Valley View Drives

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68137

La Vista, NE 68128

HEBER PARK

THOMPSON PARK

ATHLETIC PARK

CANDLEWOOD II

Intersection of Englewood

2606 Washington St.

KELLY MCMAHON FIELD

4720 S. 20th St.

12049 Franklin St.

Drive and Garden Ave.

Bellevue, NE 68005

7601 S. 85th St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68154

AUTUMN HEIGHTS PARK

Bellevue, NE 68005

La Vista, NE 68128

JEWEL PARK

TWIN RIDGE II PARK 1507 Bryan Ave.

LAVISTA CITY

14206 Grant St.

CENTER/ WEST HORIZONS

Combs Road and S. Main St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

7629 Josephine St.

Omaha, NE 68164

10755 Nicholas St.

Bellevue, NE 68005

La Vista, NE 68128

WASHINGTON PARK LEAWOOD OAKS II PARK

Omaha, NE 68114

BARRINGTON PARK

20th St. and Franklin Ave.

MAYOR’S PARK

764 N. 164th St.

CENTER

Bellevue, NE 68005

7651 S. 72nd St.

Omaha, NE 68118

15901 Valley St.

S. 25th St. and

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68130

BAY MEADOWS

Towne Center Drive

LA VISTA PARKS

Bellevue, NE 68005

cityoflavista.org

MILLARD HEIGHTS

5515 Bay Meadows Road

CHAPEL HILL

402-331-3455

12324 Harrison St.

Omaha, NE 68127

21701 Leavenworth St.

LOOKINGLASS II PARK

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68022

13499 S. 30th St.

APOLLO

Bellevue, NE 68123

7206 Park View Blvd.

SEYMOUR SMITH

2812 Pinkney St.

CHRISTIE HEIGHTS

La Vista, NE 68128

6802 Harrison St.

Omaha, NE 68111

3623 P St.

MASON PARK

BEDFORD PLACE

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68107

604 Jewell Road

CAMENZIND

Bellevue, NE 68005

7120 Wood Lane Drive

SOUTHWIND PARK

3434 Cuming St.

CHURCHICH

La Vista, NE 68128

8120 S. 92nd Ave.

Omaha, NE 68131

3712 S. 50th St.

MCCANN PARK

BEMIS

La Vista, NE 68128

Omaha, NE 68106

898 Lila Ave.

CENTENNIAL PARK

Bellevue, NE 68005

9807 Centennial Road

OMAHA PARKS

2005 N. 66th St.

CLARKSON

La Vista, NE 68128

parks.cityofomaha.org

Omaha, NE 68104

124 N. 42nd St.

MCKINLEY

BENSON LIONS

Phone: 402-444-5900

Omaha, NE 68131

2808 Harrison St.

CENTRAL

Bellevue, NE 68147

7702 Edgewood Blvd.

ADAMS

7002 Military Ave

CODY

La Vista, NE 68128

3121 Bedford Ave.

Omaha, NE 68104

12750 Westwood Lane

NORTH FIELD

BENSON

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68144

900 Bluff St.

CHAMPION

Bellevue, NE 68005

7541 Park View Blvd.

ALBRIGHT

1232 N. 164th St.

COLUMBUS

La Vista, NE 68128

2002 Madison Ave.

Omaha, NE 68118

1329 S. 24th St.

SORENSEN PARK

BENT CREEK

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68108

2410 Sidney St.

CHILDREN’S

Bellevue, NE 68005

72nd and Josephine Sts.

AL VEYS

1812 Wirt St.

CONOCO

La Vista, NE 68128

6505 S. 60th St.

Omaha, NE 68110

8602 Westridge Drive

SOUTHWOODS PARK

BINNEY/WIRT/SPENCER

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68124

2862 Nebraska Drive

EBERLE-WALDEN

Bellevue, NE 68005

7215 S. 69th St.

ANDERSEN

1920 Carter Blvd.

COTTONWOOD

La Vista, NE 68128

13625 Cottner St.

Omaha, NE 68110

728 S. 154th St.

STONECROFT PARK

BLUFF VIEW

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68154

Lynnwood Drive and 24th Circle

GILES CORNER

Bellevue, NE 68123

7514 Michelle Ave.

ANTLER

7065 Blondo St.

La Vista, NE 68128

20705 Appaloosa Drive

Omaha, NE 68104

SUN VALLEY PARK

BOWLING GREEN PARK

Omaha, NE 68022

6220 N. 51st St.

52 Aspen Drive

HOLLIS

BROOKSIDE

Bellevue, NE 68157

7525 Joseph Ave.

APPLEWOOD HEIGHTS

2127 Brookside Ave.

La Vista, NE 68128

10706 Washington Drive

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68127

omahamagazine.com

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS

bestofomaha.com 

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Omaha, NE 68104


GUIDE CROSSKEY VILLAGES

ESTHER PILSTER

GRAHAM TRIANGLE

HITCHCOCK

LAMP

2222 Papillion Parkway

4008 N. 88th Ave.

3015 Martin Ave.

4220 Q St.

113 N. 114th St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68154

CROWN POINT

FAIR MEADOWS

GREENBRIER

HORIZON

4404 Laurel St.

N. 191st Ave. and Costanzo

Skyline and Park Roads

108th and Burt St.

LAWRENCE YOUNGMAN LAKE

Omaha, NE 68111

Circle

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68114

192nd St. and West Dodge Road

GREENTREE

HUMMEL

Omaha, NE 68022

DAHLMAN

Omaha, NE 68022

615 Pine St.

FILLMORE

4615 N. 127th St.

11808 John J Pershing Drive

LEAVENWORTH

Omaha, NE 68108

2818 Bondesson St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68112

3425 Leavenworth St.

H.H. HARPER

JAMES F. LYNCH

Omaha, NE 68112

DEER HOLLOW

Omaha, NE 68105

1801 Deer Park Blvd.

FIRE RIDGE

6606 S. 48th St.

Center and S. 20th Sts.

LEE VALLEY

Omaha, NE 68108

210 S. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68117

Omaha, NE 68108

1211 N. 108th St.

HANSCOM

JOHN P. MUNNLEY

Omaha, NE 68022

DEER RIDGE

Omaha, NE 68114

585 S. 126th St.

FLORENCE

3201 Woolworth Ave.

5550 Holmes St.

LEVI CARTER

Omaha, NE 68154

3015 State St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68117

4405 Carter Lake Drive

HAPPY HOLLOW

KAREN

Omaha, NE 68112

DEMOCRACY

Omaha, NE 68110

8780 Templeton Drive

FONTENELLE

96th and Walnut Sts.

6288 H St.

Omaha, NE 68134

4405 Fontenelle Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68117

HARRISON HEIGHTS

KELLOM GREENBELT

Omaha, NE 68104

DEWEY

345 Riverfront Drive

550 Turner Blvd.

FOREST LAWN

3720 Martha St.

1915 Charles St.

Omaha, NE 68105

36th St. and Forest Lawn Ave.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68102

HARVEY OAKS

KELLOM

Omaha, NE 68112

DISCOVERY FREEDOM

14948 West Center Road

2310 Nicholas St.

Omaha, NE 68137

2497 Freedom Park Road

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68102

KEYSTONE Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68110 W. Maple Road and N. Branch

GALLAGHER

Drive

2936 N. 52nd St.

800 Douglas St.

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68132

LOGAN-FONTENELLE

GIFFORD

HEFFLINGER

13434 Kingswood Drive

802 S. 60th St.

3528 Davenport St.

11451 W. Maple Road

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68164

ENGLEWOOD

GIFFORD RIVER DRIVE

HIGHLAND

3310 S. 137th St.

4802 S. 144th St.

4951 S. 13th St.

2512 D St.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68107

HILLSBOROUGH

3505 Florence Blvd.

3717 Erskine St.

GLENN CUNNINGHAM LAKE

13710 Boyd St.

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68111

8305 Rainwood Road

Omaha, NE 68164

HIMEBAUGH

11468 Manderson St. Omaha, NE 68164

2758 Ellison Ave. Omaha, NE 68111

MEADOW LANE Omaha, NE 68154

MEMORIAL Omaha, NE 68132

MERCER 3808 Lincoln Blvd.

LAKE JAMES

Omaha, NE 68104

4855 Bedford Ave. Omaha, NE 68104

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6005 Underwood Ave.

LAKE FOREST

Omaha, NE 68122

6317 Military Ave.

MAPLE VILLAGE

11707 Farnam St.

KOUNTZE

GRACE YOUNG PARK

Omaha, NE 68107

3865 Parkview Drive

KINGSWOOD

Omaha, NE 68107

MANDAN 6215 S. 13th St.

ELMWOOD

6215 S. 36th St.

Omaha, NE 68110

7819 Keystone Drive

KINGSWOOD EAST

ESSEX

LITTLE ELMWOOD

1501 N. 22nd St.

HEARTLAND OF AMERICA

ERSKINE

Omaha, NE 68102

306 S. 56th St.

5703 S. 138th St.

ELK CREEK CROSSING

LEWIS AND CLARK LANDING

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LISTINGS GUIDE METCALFE

NORTH OAKS

PARKSIDE

ROCK GLEN

STILLMEADOW

Decatur St. and

9330 Ellison Ave.

14120 Pine St.

9702 Rockbrook Road

7737 Mary St.

Country Club Ave.

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68122

Omaha, NE 68104

NORTHWEST

PETERSON

ROCKBROOK

SUNNY SLOPE

MIAMI PLAYGROUND

Blondo and N. 168th Sts.

1211 Peterson Drive

3525 S. 94th St.

104th St. and Fowler Ave.

4243 Miami St.

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68124

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68111

NORWICK

PHEASANT RUN

ROXBURY

TA HA ZOUKA

MIGUEL KEITH

5053 Norwick Drive

15504 Adams St.

5414 S. 116th St.

905 Elkhorn Drive

2909 U St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68107

OAK HEIGHTS

PINEWOOD

SADDLEBROOK

TIMBER CREEK

MILLARD HIGHLANDS

10205 U St.

16313 Wood Drive

148th St. and

13435 Birchwood Ave.

6405 S. 142nd St.

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68130

Saddlebrook Drive

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68116

OAKBROOK

PIPAL

MILLER PARK

11085 Seward St.

7802 Hascall St.

SADDLE HILLS

TOMAHAWK HILLS 9545 Tomahawk Blvd.

2707 Redick Ave.

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68124

7931 Arlington Drive

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68134

OAKS

PRAIRIE LANE

MILLERS LANDING

12672 Anne St.

3119 S. 116th St.

SANDOZ

TORRY PINES/ PONCA PLAINS

151 Freedom Park Road

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68144

5938 S. 122nd St.

N. 150th and Taylor Sts.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68102

MOCKINGBIRD HEIGHTS PARK 8822 Lakeview Drive

OMAHA BOTANICAL GARDENS

PULASKI 4065 G St.

SCHROEDER/VOGEL

TOWL

190 Bancroft St.

Omaha, NE 68107

5115 Hickory St.

9310 W. Center Road

Omaha, NE 68106

Omaha, NE 68124

11424 Fort St.

SEYMOUR SMITH

TRANQUILITY

Omaha, NE 68164

6802 Harrison St.

12222 W. Maple Road

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68164

7917 Raven Oaks Drive

SHERMAN

TRENDWOOD

Omaha, NE 68152

5701 N. 16th St.

13333 Pacific St.

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68144

9808 Hamey Parkway S.

SIGNAL HILL

TURNER

Omaha, NE 68114

12207 Signal Drive

3110 Farnam St.

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68131

12771 Hamilton St.

SPAULDING

UNITY

Omaha, NE 68154

3012 Manderson St.

4716 S. 18th St.

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68107

3625 S. 10th St.

SPRING LAKE

UPLAND

Omaha, NE 68107

4020 Hoctor Blvd.

3104 Jefferson St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68108

RAMBLERIDGE

Omaha, NE 68127

MOCKINGBIRD HILLS

ONE PACIFIC PLACE PARK

93rd St. and Mockingbird Drive

One Pacific Place

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68124

MONTCLAIR

ORCHARD

2304 S. 135th Ave.

6502 Hartman Ave.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68104

MORTON

PACIFIC MEADOWS

5724 S. 41st St.

15985 Howard St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68118

MOUNT VERNON GARDENS

PACIFIC POINT

6011 S. 13th St.

Omaha, NE 68130

REGENCY

RIDGEFIELD

1801 S. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

Omaha, NE 68107

PALAMINO HILLS MYOTT

3820 N. 91st St.

5151 Mary Plaza

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68152

RIVERVIEW

ROANOKE PARK 11235 Fowler Ave.

PARK EAST N.P. DODGE MEMORIAL

548 S. 26th Ave.

11005 John J Pershing Drive

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68112

RAVEN OAKS

Omaha, NE 68164

ROBERTS

STANDING BEAR LAKE

WALNUT GROVE

6404 N. 132nd St.

Omaha, NE 68137

15050 Q St.

Omaha, NE 68164

730 N. 78th St.

WALNUT HILL

Omaha, NE 68114

3805 Hamilton St. Omaha, NE 68131

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PAPILLION PARKS

4402 N. 156th Ave.

papillion.org/public_works_

Omaha, NE 68116

parks_directory 402-597-2049

WENTWORTH 5015 S. 86th Parkway

CITY PARK

Omaha, NE 68127

W. Lincoln St. Papillion, NE 68046

WESTCHESTER 13931 O St.

GARDEN STREET PARK

Omaha, NE 68137

Third and Garden Sts. Papillion, NE 68046

WESTERN TRAILS 1812 S. 160th St.

HALLECK

Omaha, NE 68130

Halleck Park Road Papillion, NE 68046

WESTGATE 8233 Grover St.

HICKORY HILLS

Omaha, NE 68124

Rogers Drive and Centennial Road

WESTWOOD HEIGHTS

Papillion, NE 68046

12334 Seldin Drive Omaha, NE 68144

MONARCH PLACE Cedardale Road and 72nd St.

WHISPERING RIDGE

Papillion, NE 68046

3180 N. HWS Cleveland Blvd. Omaha, NE 68116

OVERLAND HILLS PARK 1200 Overland Trail

WHITE HAWK

Papillion, NE 68046

20000 F St. Omaha, NE 68130

SCHWER 800 W. Centennial Road

WILLOW WOOD

Papillion, NE 68046

123rd and Yates Sts. Omaha, NE 68164

SEVENTH STREET PARK 700 block of E. Seventh St.

WOODHAVEN

RALSTON PARKS cityofralston.com/parks 402-331-4118

ADAMS PARK S. 78th and Lakeview Sts. Ralston, NE 68127

FAIRVIEW PARK Monroe and S. 85th Sts. Ralston, NE 68127

KOCH PARK Main and S. 75th Sts. Ralston, NE 68127

OAK PARK S. 79th Ave. and Park Lane Ralston, NE 68127

PONDEROSA PARK S. 78th and Washington Sts. Ralston, NE 68127

RALSTON PARK 7700 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127

WILDWOOD PARK 8000 Ralston Ave Ralston, NE 68127

WOODBINE PARK 6600 S. 87th St. Ralston, NE 68127

Papillion, NE 68046

15812 W. Center Road Omaha, NE 68130

TARA HILLS

CHRIST THE KING

ST. COLUMBKILLE

831 S. 88th St.

224 E. Fifth St.

Omaha, NE 68114

Papillion, NE 68046

402-391-0977

402-339-8706

HOLY CROSS

ST. GERALD’S

1502 S. 48th St.

7857 Lakeview St.

Omaha, NE 68106

Ralston, NE 68127

402-551-3773

402-331-4223

HOLY NAME

ST. JAMES SETON

2901 Fontenelle Blvd.

4720 N. 90th St.

Omaha, NE 68104

402-572-0339

402-451-4503

Omaha, NE 68134

JESUIT ACADEMY

ST. JOAN OF ARC

2311 N. 22nd St.

7430 Hascall St.

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68124

402-346-4464

402-393-2314

MADONNA

ST. MARGARET MARY’S

6402 N. 71st Plaza

6116 Dodge St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68132

402-556-1883

402-551-6663

MARY OUR QUEEN

ST. MARY’S

3405 S. 119th St.

903 W. Mission Ave.

Omaha, NE 68144

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-333-8663

402-291-1694

OUR LADY OF LOURDES

ST. MATTHEW

2110 S. 32nd Ave.

12210 S. 36th St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-341-5604

402-291-2030

SACRED HEART

STS. PETER AND PAUL

2205 Binney St.

3619 X St.

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68107

402-455-5858

402-731-4713

Shillaelagh Blvd. and

YALE

Wicklow Road

ST. BERNADETTE

ST. PATRICK’S

3377 Lake St.

Papillion, NE 68046

7600 S. 42nd St.

20500 W. Maple Road

Omaha, NE 68147

Elkhorn, NE 68022

402-731-3033

402-289-5407

Omaha, NE 68111

TRIANGLE

Schools

YOUNG

600 block of E. Halleck St.

ARCHDIOCESE

411 S. Elmwood Road

Papillion, NE 68046

OF OMAHA

ST. BERNARD

ST. PHILIP NERI

lovemyschool.com

3601 N. 65th St.

8202 N. 31st St.

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68112

402-556-4161

402-455-8666

ST. CECILIA’S GRADE

Omaha, NE 68104

TRUMBLE ZORINSKY LAKE

West end of Valley Road

Elementary school hours may

3808 S. 156th St.

Papillion, NE 68046

vary by day and location.

WALNUT CREEK RECREATION AREA

ALL SAINTS

3869 Webster St.

ST. PIUS X/ ST. LEO SCHOOL

1335 S. 10th St.

Omaha, NE 68131

6905 Blondo St.

11601 S. 96th St.

Omaha, NE 68108

402-556-6655

Omaha, NE 68104

Papillion, NE 68046

402-346-5757

Omaha, NE 68135

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MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE

FAIRVIEW

MISSION

WEST BAY

14110 Tregaron Drive

2202 Washington St.

3220 S. 188th St.

11900 Pacific St.

22520 Mount Michael Road

Bellevue, NE 68123

Bellevue, NE 68005

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68154

Elkhorn, NE 68022

402-827-5950

402-293-4260

402-289-9045

402-334-1929

402-289-2541

FORT CROOK

High School Hours:

WEST DODGE STATION

ST. STEPHEN THE MARTYR

RONCALLI CATHOLIC

12501 S. 25th St.

7:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

18480 California St.

6401 Sorensen Parkway

Bellevue, NE 68123

16701 S St.

Omaha, NE 68152

402-293-4710

Omaha, NE 68135

402-571-7670

Elkhorn, NE 68022

BELLEVUE EAST

402-289-2773

1401 High School Drive

LEMAY

Bellevue, NE 68005

WESTRIDGE

VJ AND ANGELA SKUTT

2726 Kennedy Drive

402-293-4150

3100 N. 206th St.

ST. WENCESLAUS

3131 S. 156th St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

bellevuepublicschools.org

Elkhorn, NE 68022

15353 Pacific St.

Omaha, NE 68130

402-293-4760

Omaha, NE 68154

402-333-0818

402-896-9675

402-289-2559

BELLEVUE WEST LEONARD LAWRENCE

1501 Thurston Ave

Middle School Hours:

BELLEVUE PUBLIC

13204 S. 29th St.

Bellevue, NE 68123

8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

SCHOOLS (BPS)

Bellevue, NE 68123

402-293-4040

14330 Eagle Run Drive

bellevuepublicschools.

402-293-4880

402-330-4356

ELKHORN GRANDVIEW

Omaha, NE 68164 402-492-2111

ST. THOMAS MORE 3515 S. 48th Ave. Omaha, NE 68106 402-551-9504

ELKHORN

17801 Grand Ave.

Elementary School Hours:

PETER SARPY

PUBLIC SCHOOLS (EPS)

Omaha, NE 68116

8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

2908 Vandenberg Ave.

elkhornweb.org

402-289-9399

AVERY 2107 Avery Road Bellevue, NE 68005 402-493-4460

Bellevue, NE 68123 402-293-4795

Elementary School Hours:

ELKHORN

8:15 a.m. to 3:06 p.m.

3200 207th St.

TWIN RIDGE

Elkhorn, NE 68022

1400 Sunbury Drive

FIRE RIDGE

402-289-2428

High School Hours

BELLEAIRE

Bellevue, NE 68005

19660 Farnam St.

May vary by day

1200 W. Mission Ave.

402-293-4845

Elkhorn, NE 68022

ELKHORN RIDGE

and location

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-289-0735

17880 Mercy St.

402-293-4510

CREIGHTON PREPARATORY

TWO SPRINGS

Omaha, NE 68118

3001 Spring Blvd.

HILLRISE

BELLEVUE

Bellevue, NE 68123

20110 Hopper St.

7400 Western Ave.

12001 Timberridge Drive

402-293-5070

Elkhorn, NE 68022

ELKHORN VALLEY VIEW

Omaha, NE 68114

Bellevue, NE 68133

402-289-2602

1313 S. 208th St.

402-393-1190

402-827-1840

WAKE ROBIN

402-334-9302

Elkhorn, NE 68022

700 Lincoln Road

MANCHESTER

402-289-0362

DANIEL J. GROSS

BERTHA BARBER

Bellevue, NE 68005

2750 N. HWS Cleveland Blvd.

7700 S. 43rd St.

1402 Main St.

402-293-4955

Omaha, NE 68116

High School Hours:

Bellevue, NE 68147

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-289-2590

8:10 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

402-734-2000

402-293-4560

SAGEWOOD

ELKHORN

DUCHESNE ACADEMY

BETZ

4910 N. 177th St.

1401 Veterans Drive

3601 Burt St.

605 W. 27th Ave.

LEWIS AND CLARK

Omaha, NE 68116

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68131

Bellevue, NE 68005

13502 S. 38th St.

402-289-9078

402-289-4239

402-558-3800

402-293-4585

Bellevue, NE 68123

SKYLINE

ELKHORN SOUTH

MARIAN

BIRCHCREST

400 S. 210th St.

20303 Blue Sage Parkway

7400 Military Ave.

1212 Fairfax Drive

LOGAN FONTENELLE

Elkhorn, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68134

Bellevue, NE 68005

701 Kayleen Drive

402-289-3433

402-289-1523

402-571-2618

402-293-4635

Bellevue, NE 68005

MERCY

CENTRAL

17830 Shadow Ridge Drive

1501 S. 48th St.

510 W. 22nd Ave.

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68106

Bellevue, NE 68005

402-637-0204

402-553-9424

402-293-4685

Middle School Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:55 p.m.

402-898-8760

SPRING RIDGE

402-293-4360

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HITCHCOCK

WILLA CATHER

MILLARD NORTH

BELVEDERE

PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MPS)

5809 S. 104th St.

3030 S. 139th Plaza

1010 S. 144th St.

3775 Curtis Ave.

mpsomaha.org

Omaha, NE 68127

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68154

Omaha, NE 68131

402-715-2255

402-715-13:15

402-715-1365

402-457-6630

HOLLING HEIGHTS

WILLIAM CODY

MILLARD SOUTH

BENSON WEST

6565 S. 136th St.

3320 S. 127th St.

14905 Q St.

6652 Maple St.

ACKERMAN

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68104

5110 S. 156th St.

402-715-8330

402-715-1320

402-715-8268

402-554-8633

J. STERLING MORTON

WILLIAM J. BRYAN

MILLARD WEST

BOYD

1805 S. 160th St.

5010 S. 155th St.

5710 S. 176th Ave.

8314 Boyd St.

ALDRICH

Omaha, NE 68130

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68134

506 N. 162nd Ave.

402-715-1290

402-715-8325

402-715-6000

402-572-8928

JOHN G. NEIHARDT

WILLOWDALE

MILLARD HORIZON

CASTELAR

15130 Drexel St.

16901 P St.

5300 George B. Lake Parkway

2316 S. 18th St.

BLACK ELK

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68022

Omaha, NE 68108

6708 S. 161st Ave.

402-715-8360

402-715-8280

402-715-8468

402-344-7794

MARI SANDOZ

Middle School Hours:

OMAHA

CATLIN ARTS MAGNET

5959 Oak Hills Drive

7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS (OPS)

12736 Marinda St.

district.ops.org

Omaha, NE 68144

Elementary School Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Omaha, NE 68135 402-715-8420

Omaha, NE 68118 402-715-2020

Omaha, NE 68135 402-715-6200

COTTONWOOD

Omaha, NE 68137

615 Piedmont Drive

402-715-8345

Omaha, NE 68154 402-715-1390

Elementary School Hours:

MONTCLAIR

Omaha, NE 68137

8:50 a.m. to 4:05 p.m.

2405 S. 138th St.

402-715-8225

Omaha, NE 68144

14111 Blondo St.

402-715-1295

Omaha, NE 68111

3420 N. 78th St.

402-457-5277

18201 Jefferson St.

Omaha, NE 68134

NORMAN ROCKWELL

Omaha, NE 68135

402-572-9072

6370 S. 140th Ave.

402-715-6100

Omaha, NE 68137

12424 Weir St.

402-715-8246

5304 S. 172nd St.

5050 S. 51st St.

REAGAN

Omaha, NE 68135

Omaha, NE 68117

COLUMBIAN

4440 S. 198th Ave.

402-715-8500

402-734-6001

330 S. 127th St.

HARRY ANDERSEN

BANCROFT

15404 Adams St.

2724 Riverview Blvd.

REEDER

Omaha, NE 68137

Omaha, NE 68108

CONESTOGA

19202 Chandler St.

402-715-8440

402-344-7505

2115 Burdette St.

MILLARD NORTH

BEALS

2828 S. 139th St.

1720 S. 48th St.

UPCHURCH

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68106

8686 S. 165th St.

402-715-1280

402-554-8570

PETER KIEWIT

BELLE RYAN

Omaha, NE 68154

15650 Howard St.

1807 S. 60th St.

402-697-1185

WALT DISNEY

Omaha, NE 68118

Omaha, NE 68106

5717 S. 112th St.

402-715-1470

402-554-8582

Omaha, NE 68135

6707 S. 178th St.

402-715-7100

Omaha, NE 68135

GRACE ABBOTT

Gretna, NE 68028

1313 N. 156th St.

402-715-6420

Omaha, NE 68118

HARVEY OAKS

Omaha, NE 68136

15228 Shirley St.

402-715-7150

Omaha, NE 68144

HERMAN ROHWER

Omaha, NE 68137

17701 F St.

402-715-2350

Omaha, NE 68135

7800 S. 25th St.

GEORGE RUSSELL

GEORGIA WHEELER

402-715-1386

CHANDLER VIEW

ASHLAND PARKROBBINS

Omaha, NE 68137

402-715-2900

4904 N. 42nd St.

GEORGE BEADLE

GEORGE NORRIS

402-715-6250

CENTRAL PARK

ADAMS

Omaha, NE 68164

402-715-8340

402-697-0414

12801 L St.

EZRA

402-715-2955

CENTRAL

Omaha, NE 68147 402-724-5705

Omaha, NE 68154 402-697-1433

Omaha, NE 68110 402-344-7147

CRESTRIDGE MAGNET CENTER 818 Crestridge Road

DODGE 3520 Maplewood Blvd.

High School hours:

Omaha, NE 68134

8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

402-572-9005

402-715-6225

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LISTINGS GUIDE DRUID HILL

HARRISON

LOTHROP MAGNET

ROSE HILL

WASHINGTON

4020 N. 30th St.

5304 Hamilton St.

3300 N. 22nd St.

5605 Corby St.

5519 Mayberry St.

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68106

402-451-8225

402-554-8535

402-898-1697

402-554-6797

402-554-8690

DUNDEE

HARTMAN

MASTERS

SADDLEBROOK

WESTERN HILLS

310 N. 51st St.

5530 N. 66th St.

5505 N. 99th St.

14850 Laurel Ave.

6523 Western Ave.

Omaha, NE 68132

Omaha, NE 68104

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68116

Omaha, NE 68132

402-554-8424

402-572-1966

402-572-1027

402-933-3915

402-554-1510

EDISON

HIGHLAND

MILLER PARK

SARATOGA

WILSON FOCUS

2303 N. 97th St.

2625 Jefferson St.

5625 N. 28th Ave.

2504 Meredith Ave.

5141 F. St.

Omaha, NE 68134

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68117

402-392-7310

402-734-5711

402-457-5620

402-457-6427

402-733-1785

EDWARD BABE GOMEZ HERITAGE

INDIAN HILL

MINNE LUSA

SHERMAN

Middle School Hours:

3121 U St.

2718 Ida St.

5618 N. 14th Ave.

7:40 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

5101 S. 17th St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Omaha, NE 68112

Omaha, NE 68110

Omaha, NE 68107

402-734-7574

402-457-5611

402-457-6427

JACKSON

MOUNT VIEW

FIELD CLUB

620 S. 31st St.

5322 N. 52nd St.

SKINNER MAGNET CENTER

3512 Walnut St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68104

4304 N. 33rd St.

Omaha, NE 68105

402-344-7484

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8050 N. 129th Ave.

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JEFFERSON

OAK VALLEY

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4065 Vinton St.

3109 Pedersen Drive

7902 N. 36th St.

Omaha, NE 68105

Omaha, NE 68144

SPRING LAKE MAGNET CENTER

Omaha, NE 68112

402-554-6590

402-697-0690

4215 S. 20th St.

JOSLYN

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11220 Blondo St.

7310 S. 48th St.

3905 N. 52nd St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68157

SPRINGVILLE

Omaha, NE 68104

402-496-5322

402-734-5011

7400 N. 60th St.

KELLOM

PICOTTE

FRANKLIN

1311 N. 24th St.

14506 Ohio St.

3506 Franklin St.

Omaha, NE 68102

Omaha, NE 68116

STANDING BEAR

Omaha, NE 68111

402-344-0441

402-496-8401

15860 Taylor St.

KENNEDY

PINEWOOD

FULLERTON MAGNET CENTER

2906 N. 30th St.

6717 N. 63rd St.

Omaha, NE 68111

Omaha, NE 68152

SUNNY SLOPE

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402-457-5520

402-561-6000

10828 Old Maple Road

KING

PONCA

Omaha, NE 68142 402-561-6130

ALICE BUFFETT MAGNET 14101 Larimore Ave.

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Omaha, NE 68107

BEVERIDGE MAGNET

402-734-1833

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402-457-5905

402-557-4000

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BRYAN

402-572-0130

8210 S. 42nd St. Omaha, NE 68147

402-554-8508

402-557-4100

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HALE

402-827-4362

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Omaha, NE 68164 402-498-2787

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KING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MAGNET

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5610 S. 42nd St.

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4845 Curtis Ave.

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Omaha, NE 68104

LIBERTY

PRAIRIE WIND

2021 St. Mary’s Ave.

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GILDER

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WALNUT HILL

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3705 Chandler Road

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4355 Charles St.

402-557-4300

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NORTH MAGNET

PARKVIEW HEIGHTS

High School Hours:

4410 N. 36th St.

7608 S. 89th St.

8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.

3802 Redick Ave.

Omaha, NE 68111

La Vista, NE 68128

HEARTLAND SCHOOL OF OMAHA | LEVEL III SERVICE AGENCY

Omaha, NE 68112

402-557-3400

402-898-0433

PAPILLION-LA VISTA

5731 S 108th St.

402 E. Centennial Road

Omaha, NE 68124

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NORTHWEST MAGNET

PATRIOT

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402-393-0345

MONROE

8204 Crown Point Ave.

1707 Hardwood Drive

402-898-0400

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Omaha, NE 68134

Papillion, NE 68046

Omaha, NE 68104

402-557-3500

402-898-0405

PAPILLION-LA VISTA SOUTH

LEGACY SCHOOL

SOUTH HIGH MAGNET

PORTAL

10799 Highway 370

Omaha, NE 68116

MORTON MAGNET

4519 S. 24th St.

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402-884-2242

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Omaha, NE 68107

La Vista, NE 68128

402-829-4600

legacyschoolne.com

Omaha, NE 68134

402-557-3600

402-898-0425

402-557-4600

402-557-4700

OTHER PRIVATE SCHOOLS

6860 N 166th Ave.

OMAHA BAPTIST ACADEMY

PAPILLION-LAVISTA

PRAIRIE QUEEN

NORRIS

SCHOOLS (PLCS)

10520 S. 123rd Ave.

School hours vary by

3343 Pedersen Dr.

2235 S. 46th St.

plcschools.org

Papillion, NE 68046

day and location.

Omaha, NE 68144

Omaha, NE 68106 402-557-4800

402-514-3650

402-333-0773

RUMSEY STATION

BROWNELL-TALBOT SCHOOL

110 Eagle Ridge Drive

400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd.

Elementary School Hours: 8:05 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

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R.M. MARRS MAGNET CENTER

ANDERSON GROVE

Papillion, NE 68133

Omaha, NE 68132

5619 S. 19th St.

11820 S. 37th St.

402-898-0475

402-556-3772

OMAHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Omaha, NE 68107

Bellevue, NE 68123

brownell.edu

10244 Wiesman Dr.

402-557-4400

402-898-0479

TARA HEIGHTS

Omaha, NE 68134

700 Tara Road

CONCORDIA ACADEMY

402-399-9565 omahachristianacademy.org/

High School Hours:

BELL

Papillion, NE 68046

1821 N. 90th St.

7:40 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

7909 Reed St.

402-898-0445

Omaha, NE 68144

Papillion, NE 68046

BENSON HIGH MAGNET

402-898-0408

5120 Maple St.

TRUMBLE PARK

RALSTON PUBLIC

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SCHOOLS (RPS)

500 Valley Road

Omaha, NE 68104

CARRIAGE HILL

Papillion, NE 68046

402-557-3000

400 Cedardale Road

402-898-0466

ralstonschools.org

Papillion, NE 68046

BRYAN

402-592-8005

402-898-0449

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Elementary School Hours:

1001 Fort Crook Rd. N #200

8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WALNUT CREEK

Bellevue, NE 68005

720 Fenwick St.

402-292-1030

BLUMFIELD

Omaha, NE 68157

G. STANLEY HALL

Papillion, NE 68046

cornerstonechristianschool.org

10310 Mockingbird Drive

402-557-3100

7600 S. 72nd St.

402-898-9630

4700 Giles Road

Omaha, NE 68127 402-331-0891

Middle School Hours:

FRIEDEL JEWISH ACADEMY

8 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.

335 S. 132nd St.

KAREN WESTERN

Omaha, NE 68154

6224 H St.

friedeljewishacademy.com

Omaha, NE 68117

La Vista, NE 68128

BURKE

402-898-0455

12200 Burke St. Omaha, NE 68154

GOLDEN HILLS

402-557-3200

2912 Coffey Ave. Bellevue, NE 68123

CAREER CENTER

402-898-0459

3230 Burt St. Omaha, NE 68131

HICKORY HILL

402-557-3700

1307 Rodgers Drive Papillion, NE 68046

CENTRAL

402-898-0469

124 N. 20th St. Omaha, NE 68102

LA VISTA WEST

402-557-3300

7821 Terry Drive La Vista, NE 68128 402-898-0463

LA VISTA 7900 Edgewood Blvd.

402-731-7477

La Vista, NE 68128 402-898-0436

LIBERTY 10820 Witmuss Drive Papillion, NE 68046

MEADOWS

4040 N. 108th St.

9225 Berry St.

Omaha, NE 68164

Omaha, NE 68127

402-493-2549

402-339-6655

gethsemanelutheran.com

402-537-6200

MOCKINGBIRD 5100 S. 93rd St.

PAPILLION

Omaha, NE 68127

423 S. Washington St.

402-331-6954

Papillion, NE 68046 402-898-0424

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BROWNELL-TALBOT RAIDERS

GROSS CATHOLIC COUGARS

OMAHA BAPTIST ACADEMY

WESTSIDE WARRIORS

8545 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127

Jeffrey Rohrig

Mike Dempsey

402-333-0773

402-343-2605

402-331-0540

402-556-3772 ext.1032

402-734-2000 ext. 104

omahabaptistacad-

kerkman.thomas@

jeff.rohrig@brownell.edu

dempsey@gcgmail.org

emy@yahoo.com

westside66.net

8071 Ralston Ave.

BRYAN BEARS

Ralston, NE 68127

Robert Locken

PAPILLION-LA VISTA MONARCHS

OMAHA CENTRAL EAGLES

402-331-6475

402-557-3111

Jason Ryan

Luke Dillon

robert.locken@ops.org

402-898-0400

402-557-3312

jaryan@paplv.org

luke.dillon@ops.org

Tom Kerkman

WILDEWOOD

Middle School Hours: Hours Vary by Day

BURKE BULLDOGS

Support

RALSTON

402-557-3211

PAPILLION-LA VISTA SOUTH TITANS

OMAHA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

8202 Lakeview St.

jason.williams@ops.org

Jeremy Van Ackeren

Amy Nylin

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE MIDLANDS

402-829-4600

Jason Williams

Ralston, NE 68127

402-399-9565

10831 Old Mill Road

402-331-4701

CONCORDIA MUSTANGS

jvanackeren@paplv.org

anylin@ocamail.org

Omaha, NE 68154

High School Hours:

Ben Ersland

MARIAN CRUSADERS

bbsomaha.org

7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

402-445-4000

Rochelle Rohlfs

OMAHA NORTH VIKINGS

erslandb@concordiaomaha.org

402-571-2618 ext. 1133

James Savio

rrohlfs@omahamarian.org

402-557-3412

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF THE MIDLANDS

james.savio@ops.org

2610 Hamilton St.

402-330-2449

RALSTON 8969 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127 402-331-7373

CREIGHTON PREPARATORY JUNIOR JAYS

MERCY MONARCHS

Daniel Schinzel

402-553-9424

OMAHA NORTHWEST HUSKIES

402-393-1190 ext. 348

burkeyj@mercyhigh.org

Andy Wane

Jeff Burkey

School Athletic Directors HIGH SCHOOLS

402-342-1600 bgcomaha.org

402-557-3512

GIRLS INC.

MILLARD NORTH MUSTANGS

andrew.wane@ops.org

2811 N. 45th St.

Chad Zimmerman

dschi@prep.creighton.edu

DUCHESNE ACADEMY CARDINALS

Omaha, NE 68131

Omaha, NE 68104

Herb Kupfer

402-715-1365

OMAHA SOUTH PACKERS

402-558-3800 ext. 1032

crzimmerman@mpsomaha.org

Dennis Mitchell

hkupfer@duchesneacademy.org

402-557-3635

402-731-2108 girlsincomaha.org

THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS

BELLEVUE EAST CHIEFTAINS

ELKHORN ANTLERS

MILLARD SOUTH PATRIOTS

Mark King

Steve Throne

RALSTON RAMS

Omaha, NE 68110

Chad Holtz

402-289-4239 ext. 3

402-715-8261

Mike Smith

402-341-4673

402-293-4157

mking1@epsne.org

sdthrone@mpsomaha.org

402-898-3514

hopecenterforkids.com

chad.holtz@bpsne.net

BELLEVUE WEST THUNDERBIRDS

dennis.mitchell@ops.org

2200 N. 20th St.

mike_smith@ralston-

ELKHORN SOUTH STORM

MILLARD WEST WILDCATS

schools.org

NEBRASKA CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY

Roger Ortmeier

Chris Loofe

Jon Mauro

402-289-0616 ext. 16021

402-715-6025

RONCALLI CATHOLIC CRIMSON PRIDE

402-293-4046

rortmeier.epsne.org

cmloofe@mpsomaha.org

Jim Meister

Omaha, NE 68137

402-571-7670

402-451-0787

jon.mauro@bpsne.net

GETHSEMANE LUTHERAN SCHOOL

MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE KNIGHTS

jmeister@roncallicatholic.org

Jacob Zimmermann

Jon Borer

Francis Szynskie

402-493-2550

402-253-0965

VJ AND ANGELA SKUTT CATHOLIC SKYHAWKS

402-557-3000 ext. 5

jzimmermann@gethse-

jborer@mountmichael.org

Jeremy Moore

francis.szynskie@ops.org

manlutheran.com

BENSON MIGHTY BUNNIES

3549 Fontenelle Blvd.

402-333-0818 ext. 5126 jjmoore@schools. archomaha.org

omahamagazine.com

4939 S 118th St.

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GUIDE OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS

SKINNY BONES PUMPKIN PATCH

HAUNTED HOLLOW 12501 Old Giles Rd.

NEBRASKA BALLOON & WINE FESTIVAL

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: ROBOTICS

928 N. 47th Ave.

3935 NE-133

La Vista, NE 68128

Aug. 11, 2017 | 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Oct. 21, 2017 | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Omaha, NE 68132

Blair, NE 68008

402-896-1920

Aug. 12, 2017 | 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

SAC Museum

402-457-7000

402-426-2295

6060 Coventry Dr.

28210 West Park Highway

Elkhorn, NE

Ashland, NE 68003

SCARY ACRES

omahahomeforboys.org

VALA’S PUMPKIN PATCH

17272 Giles Rd.

OWENS EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

12102 S 180th St.

Omaha, NE 68136

Gretna, NE 68028

402-896-9666

7413 Historical Main

402-332-4200

Omaha, NE 68112

FamilyGuide OTHER

JUNKSTOCK: HARVEST EDITION

FESTIVALS

402-451-8404

WENNINGHOFF FARM

owenseducationalservices.org

6707 Wenninghoff Rd.

Oct. 6, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Omaha, NE 68122

BEST OF OMAHA FESTIVAL

402-571-2057

Nov. 5, 2017 | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 7, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2425 S 67th St. HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS

Seasonal PUMPKIN PATCHES

BELLEVUE BERRY & PUMPKIN RANCH

Oct. 8, 2017 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1150 River Rd Dr. Waterloo, NE 68069

Omaha, NE 68106

CAMP FEAR

MAHA MUSIC FESTIVAL

23301 W Maple Rd.

Aug. 19, 2017 | 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Elkhorn, NE 68022

2285 South 67th St.

402-953-4731

Omaha, NE 68106

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