McMillan Academic Pentathlon

The McMillan Academic Pentathlon Team has worked extremely hard all year to prepare for this competition and their efforts have been rewarded. Our 17 Pentathletes, consisting of both 7th and 8th grade teams, have won the State Competition and will represent all of Nebraska at the National Competition in Garden Grove, CA! Go Monarchs! #opsproud
Donate to help fund the trip and send the team to Nationals!

The McMillan Math Team Fundraiser

Within McMillan, there exists a truly extraordinary group of students. United by their passion for numbers and problem-solving, these young mathematicians have come together as the 22-23 McMillan Math Team. This talented team had spent countless hours this year, pouring their hearts into creating a vibrant mathematical community. Through sheer determination, they hosted and competed in multiple math competitions, demonstrating their prowess and inspiring their peers to embrace the joys of mathematics.

The McMillan Math Team’s accomplishments extend beyond academics; they have fostered an atmosphere of camaraderie, support, and mutual respect. These young mathematicians have become role models in the community, exemplifying the values of hard work, collaboration, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. Their incredible journey deserves to be celebrated.

As a reward for their outstanding achievements and commitment, we are raising funds for a field trip. We’re planning an adventure that will serve as a fitting celebration, allowing the team to unwind, bond, and create lasting memories.

Your donations to our fundraiser are much appreciated.


Benjamin Carder
8th Grade Math
McMillan Middle School

Career Center Pathways Scholarship Fund

Career Center Pathways Scholarship FundHelp Career Center do more.  Donate to match a $50,000 gift to build an endowment fund for full-ride scholarships in the trades.  We want to award our first scholarship this spring and are asking you to support Career Center now.  If pledges can match our initial gift, Career Center can continue to provide students a jump start to success and advance workforce development efforts in our community.

Donate linking to the secure donation form below or send a check to:

Omaha Public Schools Foundation
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131
Attention: Career Center Pathways Scholarship

Castelar PTO

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Determined to Succeed!

Decididos a Triunfar!

Castelar Elementary is located at 2316 S. 18th Street in the heart of South Omaha. We have over 500 students that range from grades pre-k through 5th grade. Our school offers English as a Second Language support, a unique K-5 Dual Language Program and a top-rated Kids Club before school program / Zoo Afterschool Program. Castelar’s mission is to inspire lifelong learners in achieving excellence.

It is important that the entire school community work together and collaborate to create a strong and safe learning environment. Therefore, the involvement of parents and our community, as part of our team, ensures that each child will achieve both academic and social success.

The Castelar PTO seeks to provide financial support to the Castelar community. We greatly appreciate your support and thank you for any contribution you can make.

Jackson Theater

Disney Musicals in Schools



Jackson Elementary has started a theater program using the Disney Musicals in School program!  We are developing a sustainable theater program by selling tickets to our show and doing a costume sale in October, a bake sale in December and selling concessions at our show in February.  To help us get started this year, we need additional funding for sound equipment, stage supplies and basic costume pieces. 
If you would like to help us get started in our inaugural year, please consider making a donation!  We’d also love to see you at our show on February 24th or 25th at Jackson Elementary!  Links to tickets are available below.

Frozen Kids is the popular Disney story set in the magical land of Arendelle of two sisters who discover that love can conquer all!  

The shows are Feb 24 at 6:30pm and Feb 25 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.  All tickets will be held at will call.  


Disney Musicals in Schools builds sustainable theater programs in under-resourced public elementary schools. By providing free performance materials and free professional development to participating teachers, Disney Musicals in Schools has helped schools across the country launch new theater programs. Find out if Disney Musicals in Schools is offered in your city, and learn how to get involved!


Robert Gilder Scholarship


To provide one time financial assistance, for one Omaha Public Schools seniors, who attended Gilder.


$500  payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice. Verification of enrollment should be sent directly to the Omaha Schools Foundation for payment directly to the educational institution.

Eligible Recipients:

Graduating seniors from an Omaha Public High School who attended Gilder for a minimum of two years and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Attended Gilder for at least two (2) years.
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Student must submit an unofficial transcript.
  4. Be a graduating senior from an OPS high school
  5. Plan to attend a college, university, vocational-technical, nursing, business, or other school of higher learning in the summer or fall term following graduation.
  6. Submit a Short Essay to: “Tell us about yourself. In your response, include important things you would want us to know about you and discuss a meaningful time/experience in your life that has shaped who you are.”
  7. Submit a Short Essay on the topic: “Why I Want To Further My Education.” If you have decided, indicate what your major of study will be.
  8. Student must include a resume listing activities, volunteer and job experiences.

Selection Procedure:

Final recipients will be chosen by the Gilder Scholarship Committee.

Should you be selected for this award, please send verification of your enrollment at the college or university of your choice and a “Thank You” note directed to the donor to Omaha Public Schools Foundation. The award will be forwarded to the college of choice upon receipt.

Administered By:

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation Toba Cohen Dunning
3861 Farnam St.
Omaha, NE 68131