Jackson Theater

Disney Musicals in Schools

Jackson Elementary started a theater program in 2022 in cooperation with Omaha Performing Arts and Disney Musicals in Schools! The mission of Disney Musicals in schools is to develop a sustainable theater program in Elementary Schools. We began last year by selling tickets to our show, doing a bake sale in December and selling concessions at our show in March. This year we plan to do the same fundraisers, add a costume sale in September and sell concessions at some other school events. We also want to raise funding to take our student participants to see the Broadway version of The Lion King at the Orpheum theater in March!

If you would like to help us get started with our current production Aladdin, or donate for student tickets to see the Lion King- please consider making a donation below! We’d also love to see you at our show on March 1st or 2nd at Jackson Elementary! Links to tickets will be available in January.

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney’s Aladdin KIDS is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie’s magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more are here in Disney’s Aladdin KIDS, a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love. Specific to Disney’s Aladdin KIDS are the Djinn, a group of unique stage magicians who execute the magical moments of the show.

The shows are March 1 and 2 at 6:30pm at Jackson Elementary in the Gym. The door to the gym (back side of the school) will be the entry door and the door will “open” at 6:00pm. Tickets will go on sale in January and ALL tickets will be held at will call.

 

Omaha Public Schools Winter Guard

WinterGuard Logo

The Omaha Public Schools Winter Arts program looks to engage color guard students in all high schools through full year instead of just the summer and fall. By combining schools and resources, we are able to bring an activity to parts of the OPS community that historically have had little to no participation as well as creating a collaborative space for students to develop connections and relationships with their peers throughout the district.

We anticipate the cost of the season will range from $150 to $200 per student, which we do not ask them to pay out of pocket. Any little bit can help ensure that this activity can flourish within our community.

Show your support. Purchase merchandise. 15% of all proceeds benefit the Winter Arts.

I Love Public Schools Fundraising

I Love Public Schools

I Love Public Schools aims to connect audiences to the humanity of public schools to amplify pride and increase support.

By bringing to life the stories of dedication, innovation, and compassion that take place every day in our schools, this campaign intends to spark conversations about and inspire pride in public schools.

“I Love Public Schools” is a personal declaration of commitment to the success of all our kids. 

Your support is imperative. Our public schools educate more than 90 percent of Nebraska’s students and provide specialized services for all children, regardless of their school. With politically-charged attacks, threats of disinvestment, and privatization, the challenges for Nebraska’s public schools and the services they provide are greater than ever.

We are inviting people to support a shared vision — celebrating the critical role our public schools play in a thriving society.

 

I Love Public Schools

Give to the I Love Public Schools Campaign today.

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation is recognized as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. It is incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. No administrative fees are taken and 100% of your donation will be allocated to the I Love Public Schools Campaign.

Send your check made out to the “Omaha Public Schools Foundation” to:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Attention: I Love Public Schools
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131

Neighboring Friends

Neighboring Friends

Our mission is to promote inclusion and communication with students who are nonverbal through purposeful and interactive activities with JP Lord School and partnering neighborhood organizations.

Our vision is to build a community of reciprocity which promotes inclusion, provides peer models, and sparks new learning so that all participants grow and bloom to their potential. 

A gathering Place

A Great Gathering Place

JP Lord School is the first school building in North America built specifically for children with severe physical and cognitive delays. It has a fully accessible gym, cafeteria, and stage. There is also a sensory room, and therapy pool for students to enjoy. JP Lord School is in the process of developing a sensory playground and community garden. The sensory rich school, playground, and garden is the perfect tapestry for community involvement, and will allow JP Lord students and neighboring friends to discover together, the unique benefits of an outreach program whose curriculum promotes inclusion and communication with non-verbal students.

Neighboring Friends

Need

JP Lord students have severe cognitive and physical disabilities and need a self-contained school so specialized staff can focus on meeting the needs of each individual child. Creating opportunities for role models who are non-disabled to participate in the program, would build diversity into the school and be more representative of the inclusive school setting the district promotes.

Many people do not know how to appropriately communicate with people who are non verbal. A program at school that encourages community involvement will provide unique opportunities for people to connect and interact with non-verbal students in a purposeful and meaningful way and can have a far-reaching impact in our community.

JP Lord School Student Leadership

The community needs JP Lord. Bringing the community into JP Lord provides the unique opportunity for leadership and communication for students with an ambassador program with teachers modeling communication for community friends.Neighboring Friends also provides opportunities to address the lack of programs for special needs adults. Previous students can participate in activities which will give the community opportunities to engage with disabled people of all ages.

A donation to Neighboring Friends will support visits from community performers in music, theatre, and dance ; storytelling, literature and book projects; visual arts projects led by artists in painting, clay, collage and more; gardening projects; appreciation for the staff…and so much more.

Please consider a donation to Neighboring Friends!

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South Luvabulls Fundraiser

“We are the Omaha South High Luvabulls. A dance team filled with students who have a passion for dance and uplifting and empowering our community. Along with performing at various school and community events, we have created and advertised football game themes, participated in school spirit weeks, and created a school spirit initiative plan for basketball season.

We have helped our community by participating in the Cinco de Mayo festivities, providing entertainment at the “Holiday with the Blue” event, volunteering at alumni spaghetti dinners, hosting a haunted house at the “Night on L” event, and performing at various other community events. Our team is filled with diverse perspectives and backgrounds brought together by our love for dance and our community.

As a self-funded team, we would greatly appreciate the support to be able to travel to dance competitions and showcases without the fear of major costs. Your support would help us with a choreographer, music, uniforms, transportation, and any additional fees.”