Greetings Bryan Bears!

As we plan for next year, we are developing some exciting opportunities for you to become more involved while learning skills and hobbies that are of interest to you.  One way that we are doing that is by reformatting our CREW time spent together. Rather than grouping students and teachers by grade levels, we will be creating CREWs that share common interests and passions. To place you in a CREW that fits you as an individual, we need you to take a moment to register for a specific CREW, using the attached FORM. Please select a first and second choice.  We will do our best to accommodate all requests. If you have any questions regarding what a given class will look like, please feel free to email Ms. McWilliams at She will be able to provide you with more details and information. 

Please complete registrations FORMs by June 15th.

*************Graduating class of 2021, You will have many choices for Passion CREWs, but as a senior, you also have the option to partake in a 'Senior Symposium,' which will help you with planning your next steps after graduation. If you are interested, please mark the 'Senior Symposium' box that best describes your plans after high school. If you would like to participate in a Senior Symposium but are unsure of what you would like to do after high school, please mark 'Senior Symposium- Undecided Plans.***************************

Senior Honors Newsletter

This special edition newsletter celebrates our amazing Bryan High Seniors and all of their accomplishments! Go Bears, class of 2020!

Bryan High School April-May Newsletter

Please stay up to date with the latest and greatest happenings at Bryan High School with our monthly newsletter! Go Bears!

New Class Photos!

Honoring our traditions while starting new ones: Class photos to hang in the main office hallway. Click on the links to view. Or, come see them in person when the school reopens! Go Bears!
2020 Class Picture     2021 Class Picture     2022 Class Picture     2023 Class Picture

OPS At Home Learning Resources

OPS At Home Learning Resources Available at:

For support with Using Microsoft TEAMS, accessing the Clever Student Portal, accessing Office 365 at Home, and additional support resources, go to:

Dual Enrollment and AP Exams

Dear Bryan AP Families,

Please read this important message regarding Dual Enrollment and AP Exams:
AP Family Letter English and Spanish March 2020.pdf

Dr. Rony Ortega


Hello Bryan High Students, I hope you are practicing social distancing to help the community shrink the impact of COVID-19. You may continue to reach your counselors with questions via email.

Jeanne Simmons (A)
Teunnia Archie (C-F)
Tashia Cruz (AG, B, X-Z)
Mark Nissen (G-I)
Kathy McNally (L-M)
Sheila Lahmann (K, P-R)
Allison Kaipust (N, S-V)
Gabby Rickley (TDL, J, O, W)

While we may not know all the answers to your questions as details for future events continue to unfold, we will do our best to find answers and forward them on to you.

Please complete the work teachers assign via email and TEAMS. Email them with questions as teachers are available to you via email.

If you find you are struggling and need someone to talk to, remember the hotline: 531-299-SAFE (531-299-7233). The hotline will provide you with a trained counselor who will help you.

Stay healthy and academic-minded,
Dr. Ortega

Class of 1975 - 45th Reunion

August 29, 2020 - Saturday
4:00 pm, Tour of Bryan High School. Meet in Pit Area
5:30 - 11:00 pm, Horsemen's Park, Clubhouse Room, 6303 Q Street. Cash Bar & Food, Come & go as you please!
For questions, email Floyd Prine 


Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to Bryan High School! I am very excited to lead and serve as the newly appointed principal at Bryan High School. Education changed the trajectory of my life and I am passionate about transforming our students’ lives through education.

All great schools start with a clear vision of a better tomorrow. This year we will create a shared vision to move our school forward into the future. To begin shaping our shared vision of academic success for all students at Bryan High School, I want to know your aspirations for our school and the type of school you would like to see in the next three to five years.

As we work to shape a shared vision of Bryan High School this year, we will maintain a focus on raising student achievement through effective teaching and learning while aiming to graduate more students annually who are college, career, and civic ready. Great things happen when we keep our students the primary focus of our work and when we work as partners.

Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss your aspirations, suggestions, or ideas to help make this year the best it can be as well as create a vision for the future! Go Bears!


Dr. Rony Ortega
Principal, Bryan High School

2019-2020 School Calendar

September 2: No School
September 14: ACT Test Date
September 20: No School
September 28: Bryan High Craft Fair
October 10: No School for Students; Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 11: No School
October 12: Homecoming Dance, 7:00-11:00 pm
October 22: Pre-ACT Day for Sophomores only
October 26: ACT Test Date
November 27-29: No School
December 14: ACT Test Date
December 23-31: No School
January 1-3: No School
January 6: No School
January 9: Open House for 8th Graders, 6:00-8:00 pm
January 20: No School
February 8: ACT Test Date
February 13: No School for Students; Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 14: No School
February 17: No School
March 9-13: No School
April 4: ACT Test Date
April 7: Mandatory State ACT Testing Day for Juniors Only
April 10: No School
April 11: Prom, 7:00-11:00 pm
May 8: Seniors Last Day
May 19: Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal, 9:30 am
May 20: Graduation - UNO Baxter Arena, 7:00 pm
May 22: Last Day of School
June 1-26: Summer School
June 13: ACT Test Date
July 18: ACT Test Date


Bryan High School, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity to prepare students for post-secondary opportunity and career readiness.
Bryan High School, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity to prepare students for post-secondary opportunity and career readiness.


Under Legislative Bill 800, all school districts in Nebraska are required to report to the County Attorney all students who are absent for more than twenty days per year or the hourly equivalent.  Please provide information regarding your student’s absences so explanations for absence can be forwarded to the County Attorney.  The County Attorney will make a determination if there has been a violation of the mandatory attendance law on a case by case basis. 
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Should we have a need to evacuate the school and move students to another temporary location, we want you to know in advance that we have made arrangements to do so at Bryan Middle School, 8210 S. 42nd St. or if that building is unavailable, we will move students to Daniel J. Gross High School, 7700 S. 43 St. Please read the attached letter for more information.


Sport/School Physicals are available now at Bryan High School Based Health Center. All Physicals are to be completed prior to starting sport practices. Forms are available in the Bryan High Athletic office. Call Bryan High School Based Health Center for an appointment: 402-991-3904. Sport/School Physical Forms can also be downloaded from the Omaha Public Schools website.

Key Phone Numbers

Bryan High School
Athletic Office 531-299-2547
Attendance Office 531-299-2546
Activity Office Fax 531-299-2576
Guidance Office Fax
Main Office Fax 531-299-2578
Nurse's Office 531-299-2541
Bilingual Liaisons 531-299-2551
Social Worker 531-299-9065
School Resource Office 531-299-2550
OPS Transportation 531-299-0140
Homework Request 531-299-6617
Driver's Ed 402-896-0454
School Photos 402-592-0455
School Traditions 402-733-0300
School Based Health Center (SBHC)
SBHC Fax 402-991-3916
Student Transportation of America 402-933-0661

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