• Benny’s Bulletin comes to you from the School Counseling Office at South High

    Counselors: Mr. Buell (A, I, J, K), Mrs. Buelt (H, U, V, W), Mr. Carlson (Q, R), Mrs. Graham (G, X, Y, Z), Mrs. Gregor (C), Mrs. Kuhlman (M), Ms. Manriquez (S, T), Mr. Pla (N, O, P), Mrs. Vidal (D, E, F), & Ms. Wilkinson (B, L); School Social Workers: Ms. Greenberg (A-M) & Ms. Rivera (N-Z); Counseling Office Secretary: Ms. Pickle; Counseling Office: (531) 299-2789

    • OEA Foundation Scholarships Omaha Education Association (OEA) Foundation offers many scholarships.*Detailed list of all OEA Scholarships available here or in the Counseling Office. Scholarship Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 Apply here!! Questions...see Ms. Leslie Wilkinson in the Counseling Office.
    • Senior Success Saturdays Need help with college apps, scholarships, FAFSA, credit checks, future plans after high school? South High Counseling Office 9:00—11:00 am Upcoming Dates: February 10, 24 March 9 & 23 Parents are also encouraged to attend if they have any questions or need additional assistance.
    • FAFSA—NOW OPEN Victor Garcia from EducationQuest will be at South High in the library from 10:30 am-2:00 pm to assist seniors & families with the FAFSA. He will be here on the following dates: February 16 March 8, 20, & 21 (P/T Conf), 29 April 5, 26 Please email Mrs. Christine Kuhlman if you would like to make an appointment with Victor. christine.kuhlman@ops.org The EducationQuest website also offers a lot of valuable information for seniors & planning for college. To schedule an appointment at the EducationQuest office, call (402)391-4033. The Omaha office is located at 11031 Elm St.
    • OPS Foundation Scholarships Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Foundation offers many scholarships. *Detailed list of all OPSF Scholarships available here or in the Counseling Office. Scholarship Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024 Apply here!! Questions...see Mrs. Jennifer Buelt in the Counseling Office
    • Omaha South Scholarships Harry A. Burke ($500)—financial need Ione C. Paxton ($674)—financial need Carl & Antoynette Nielsen ($700) Donald F. & Mildred Topp Othmer (2-$5,000)— pursuing a career in engineering, chemistry, physics, metallurgy, other earth sciences, mathematics, bioengineering, electronics, and/or other fundamentals Stewards of the Future ($2,000)—pursuing a degree in education or engineering Dr. F. Rowe ($2,500)—involved in school activities, financial need, 2 or 4 year post-secondary school Emma Rosicky ($500)—former Bancroft student, financial need Scholarship Deadline: Sunday, February 25th, 2024 by 10pm Apply here! Questions...see Mrs. Jennifer Buelt in the Counseling Office.
    • Stacey Klinger Memorial Foundation Scholarship Details & application coming SOON!!
    • Have You Received a Scholarship? Please bring your scholarship offer/financial aid package/scholarship award letters to the Counseling Office. These documents can also be scanned & sent to leslie.wilkinson@ops.org. Be sure to include ALL offers, even if you are declining the scholarship. Any questions, see Ms. Wilkinson in the Counseling Office. Due by Friday, April 26, 2024
    • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Scholarship Scholarship Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2024 BGCM Scholarship Checklist available here or in the Counseling Office. For more information, contact Mr. Jermaine Jones (jjones@bgcomaha.org)
    • MCC First-Time Student Scholarships Scholarship Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024 Apply here!!
    • Davis Chambers Community College Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must: • Be planning to attend a Nebraska Community College • Be a US citizen AND a Nebraska resident • Be in need of financial assistance based on FAFSA • For more information & to apply, click here. Copies are also available in the Counseling Office. Scholarship Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024
    • Union Pacific Latino Employee Network (LEN) Scholarship To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must: • Be of Latino/Hispanic heritage • Be a resident of Nebraska or Iowa • Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher OR a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher • Have a social security number Scholarship Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024 Apply here!!
    • ACT Test Dates
    • Test Date: Register By: 04/13/2024 03/08/2024 06/08/2024 05/03/2024 07/13/2024 06/07/2024 ACT Fee Waiver ACT Fee Waivers are available for seniors who qualify for free/reduced lunch. See your counselor for more information. act.org
    • Military Interested in possibly enlisting with the military?Visit any of the following websites for more information: Nebraska Army National Guard United States Air Force United States Army United States Coast Guard United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Space Force 
    • Job Corps Offering FREE Technical College and Education for young men and women ages 16—24. See Mr. Carlson (steven.carlson@ops.org) in the Counseling Center for more information!
    • Graduation Cap & Gown OPTIONS FOR ORDERING:  Order directly at the store: SCHOOL TRADITIONS, 12100 W Center Rd #901, (402) 733-0300 (If paying with cash, items must be purchased at the store.) STORE HOURS: Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10:00 am—5:30 pm  Order online @ Jostens (Credit or debit card is required for payment.) For detailed information, refer to the email sent out by Mrs. Julie Johnson on 09/13. If you have any further questions regarding cap & gown purchase or information related to graduation, please contact Assistant Principal Julie Johnson at (531) 299-7701 or email at julie.johnson@ops.org.
    • Academic Tutoring Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 3:10—5:00 pm English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Special Education, & ESL Reminders: • All students must be in the library by 3:10 • Any student that is late must have a pass from a teacher, sponsor, or coach If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Susana Lara. susana.lara@ops.org
    • IWCC Scholarships Scholarship Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 Apply here!! Assistance League Of Omaha Teen Parent Scholarship Scholarship Deadline: Monday, April 9, 2024 For more information & to apply, click here!! Susan Thompson Buffett Scholarship—NEW Deadline FAFSA Submission Summary due: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 @ 5:00 p.m.
    • South High Credit Recovery Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:10—5:00 pm Credit recovery class, classroom, & teacher are located on your schedule in IC (Under ACT). Questions, please see Mrs. Maureen Gregor or your assigned counselor. Attendance is required!
    • South High Graduation Thursday, May 23, 2024 7 pm—Baxter Arena
    • Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to accept allegations regarding non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822). The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Equity and Diversity (equityanddiversity@ops.org), 3215 Cuming St, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-0307). If you experience discrimination or retaliation, or if you are aware of any form of discrimination or retaliation, please make a report. Reports help improve how we educate our students, help improve the environment in which we all work, and help prevent discrimination at Omaha Public Schools.