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Omaha Virtual School (OVS) is a full-time, tuition-free, program within Omaha Public Schools. Instruction is delivered through a blended learning environment, combining the benefits of the virtual and traditional classrooms.  Blended learning enhances online learning with opportunities for labs, guest speakers, field trips, and other face-to-face cooperative learning.  

The format of our program enables parents to be actively involved and allows students to take ownership of their learning.  Students may work quickly through the areas they understand, take their time in areas that need extra attention, and put an emphasis on subjects that interest them most. 

Director of Omaha Virtual School, Wendy Loewenstein, joined Mike Hogan in a socially distanced "Live & Local" interview to discuss the school and to invite everyone to the informational virtual sessions on June 10th and July 8th.  you can join either one of those sessions using the links below.

OVS Online Information Sessions

June 10, 2020 10-11 am

Facebook Live
Follow our Facebook page facebook.com/OPSVirtualSchool/
Link to event

July 8, 2020 1-2 pm

Zoom Online Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89225101218?pwd=OVpyZzlhbGRUOE80aWc2cEc0OU9qdz09

Meeting ID: 892 2510 1218
Password: virtual

A recent Financial Literacy survey of 1,000 Creighton undergraduate students, indicates over half don’t believe their financial health is in good shape. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol says its hazardous device technicians have destroyed a World War II-era rocket and grenade found this week in south-central and southeastern Nebraska.

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) — A soldier who died nearly 70 years ago while a prisoner of war in North Korea will be laid to rest in Nebraska, providing closure to a son who never got to know him.

Technical difficulties

Sep 12, 2018

As KIOS grows, updating our facilities and equipment, many of you have contacted us with your concerns about technical issues in our broadcasts.  We really do appreciate all of the feedback you’ve provided as well as the fact that this lets us know that you, the KIOS community, are invested in what you hear.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says nearly 9,000 rural Nebraska homes and businesses will be getting access to high-speed internet for the first time.

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A group of Nebraska residents is proposing a $45 million aquatics and events center in Scottsbluff.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say Delta Tau Delta fraternity is being investigated following a hazing complaint.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha World-Herald is eliminating 23 positions from its staff, including 10 employees who were laid off.

Back to School Safety Tips

Aug 22, 2018

As the kids head back to school, Omaha Professional Firefighters Association, Local 385 is reminding everyone in the community about the importance of safety measures.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two groups will study how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln got on a national group's censure list and research ways the university could be removed from it.

35% of Americans plan to spend up to $250 per child on clothing and supplies for school this year.  That’s according to a survey from TopCashback.com.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are teaming up for another effort.

·        We’re airing national NPR Newscasts at the “bottom” of the hour (on the half hour), rather than offering two slightly shorter newscasts during the hour.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Omaha-area police and fire agencies are using sports to connect with local youth.

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — A new city-sanctioned historic preservation commission aims to increase efforts to preserve Ralston's history.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A decades-old theater in Omaha is getting a digital marquee as part of a $1 million upgrade.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials have closed the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge linking eastern Nebraska to western Iowa for a routine inspection.

  

  

Colony Collapse Disorder is a phrase that was coined around 2006, a time when honeybee colony losses reported in the US were well above average. Since then, more and more bees have been disappearing.  News Director Cheril Lee has the story on a Creighton researcher who’s studying one cause of the problem…

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Home for Boys 4-H club is taking troubled teens out of their comfort zones and giving them chances to raise farm animals.

Whether you're a wizard or a muggle, you’re welcome to attend the upcoming Harry and the Potters concert at the W. Dale Clark Library.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new exhibit of photographs and other artifacts has been assembled to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett has given another $3.4 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The health care system for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has ordered teletype machines so deaf or blind veterans can contact the Veterans Affairs Department.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A couple headed to a birthing center in Lincoln say they were stopped short by their new son.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Fourteen students and a school bus driver escaped serious injury when a collision with a utility lift truck sent their bus through a fence and down a hill into an electrical substation area in northwest Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general says the board responsible for overseeing Goodwill Omaha allowed the charity to stray from its core mission of providing jobs for the needy and disabled while top executives received excessive payments.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's CenturyLink Center will be getting a new name in September: CHI Health Center Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists could soon pay less to the state at gas pumps.

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