Looking for Host Families

1616 S. 120thStreet

Omaha, NE 68144


Dear Students and Families,

Have you have wanted to learn more about China?  Do you like meeting people from around the world?  If so, check out this opportunity to host a student from one of Omaha’s sister cities.  Beveridge is looking for families to host students from Yantai, China for 5 days from August 16-August 20, 2019.   (See detailed schedule below.) The students have activities throughout the day and spend the evenings with the host family.  We ask that host families provide the students with their own bed and meals during their stay.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Sheila McCauley at Sheila.mccauley@ops.orgor 531-299-8654.  

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 5 pm-Chinese students arrive at Beveridge and meet families.  Welcome event in Beveridge cafeteria.  Meal provided.

Saturday, August 17, 2019-Day with host families-Take Chinese students to your favorite sights in Omaha, attend a soccer game, play board games, go swimming, etc.                                                                                            

Sunday, August 18, 2019-Omaha Children's museum Event/Day with host families.

Monday, August 19, 2019-Chinese students attend school at Beveridge.  Night with host family.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019-Chinese students attend school at Beveridge and leave from Beveridge for the airport.  Chinese students should bring luggage to school.                                                                                           

Rigorous and relevant courses in math, science, social studies, and language arts take a leading role in the instruction of students while Art, Drama, Vocal Music, Band, Orchestra, International Studies, and the Dual Language magnet program compliment the curriculum and allow students to explore their talents.

**Beveridge Magnet school tours available upon request.  Please contact Sheila McCauley at 531-299-8654 or email sheila.mccauley@ops.org.


Magnet Extra Value Standards

  • Beveridge students will acquire knowledge and skills in the visual or performing arts and will demonstrate their proficiencies through participation in at least three performances, demonstrations, or exhibits throughout the year.
  • Beveridge students will use international languages and the study of various cultures as a foundation for developing international, multicultural, and global awareness as well as an understanding of and a respect for those world cultures and the students' own.
  • Beveridge students will investigate culture, people, and events in a global community and reflect on their place in society utilizing technology, service learning projects, and experiential opportunities.

Omaha Public Schools Student Assignment Plan

The Omaha Public Schools uses the Partner Plan as their Student Assignment Plan.  The Partner Plan guides the school choice process and transportation eligibility for elementary and middle school students.  Please visit https://sap.ops.org  for more detailed information. 

The Partner Plan created eight (8) elementary partner zones and four (4) middle school partner zones within the school district.  A student's primary residential address and current grade determine the partner zone.  PLACEMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL IS ALWAYS GUARANTEED.  Students attending a school other than their neighborhood school may continue to attend their current school, however, starting in August 2017, transportation will only be provided to schools within the partner zone (for elementary students residing more than 1.0 miles from their elementary school, or middle school students residing more than 1.5 miles from their middle school).

To identify your neighborhood school, your partner zone, and your transportation eligibility visit 

If you would like to speak with someone here at Beveridge, please contact Sheila McCauley at 531-299-8654.

Beveridge Magnet School of Global Studies and the Arts



What is your Major?

All students who enroll at Beveridge Magnet School of Global Studies and the Arts declare a major. Listed below are the major classes and a brief description of the course content. To learn more about each major, click on the title.

Art/Dual Language Art 

This class is designed for the student who is very interested in art technique and developing personal artistic style. Dual Language Art is open to students in the Dual Language program and is taught in Spanish with an emphasis on Hispanic culture.


Band is offered to students who have one or more years of band experience at the elementary level and desire to continue to enhance their skills through scales, technique studies, solos/ensembles, and selected concert band music.

Chorus/Dual Language Showcase

Chorus is offered to students who demonstrate a high level of achievement and the desire to work hard to excel in vocal performance. Dual Language Showcase of the  is open to students enrolled in the Dual Language program. It is taught in Spanish, and explores singing, dancing, and music from Latin America, South America, and Spain.



Advanced concepts of acting are taught in this class, as well as play writing, stage combat, directing, and international drama.

Global Studies

Global Studies is open to students interested in examining countries, people, and issues that are shaping our contemporary world.


This class is offered to students who have successfully completed two years of orchestra study at the elementary level. Instruments include violin, viola, cello, and string bass.