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July 29, 2019

Literacy and Life Skills Summer Elective Credit Open House 7/26/2019

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The D2 Center summer elective credit class Literacy and Life Skills teachers and students held an Open House last Friday, July 26, 2019, attended by parents and family members, community support staff, and D2 Center staff. Everyone enjoyed bagels and fruit, and the students made oral presentations. The students selected, researched, and presented on a variety of topics including heart disease, global warming, city government, depression, alcohol effects and abuse, nutrition, sexual orientation and bullying, and hepatitis to name a few. Teachers Ms. Clem Bell and Ms. Jodie Martinez were proud of the students’ hard work as well as their oral presentation skills. Way to go, class!

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July 11, 2019

Welcome Jodie Martinez to the D2 Center Staff!

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Jodie is the newest D2 Center staff member and she’s team teaching two elective credit classes at the D2 Center this summer with Ms. Clem Bell. Ms. Martinez just completed a 32-year career with the Omaha Public Schools—all as an English teacher at Central High. The past 17 years she served as English Department Head and for the past 3 years she also helped coordinate English instruction with the International Baccalaureate Program at Central. Jodie is a Buffett award-winning teacher with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UNO. She has a son who will be attending UNO this fall and a daughter who will be a senior at Central. Following her teaching assignment this summer, Jodie will be assisting the D2 Center staff with special projects.

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June 26, 2019

Congratulations D2 Center Spring 2019 Graduates!

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Congratulations to these graduates for earning their high school diploma spring semester! These D2 Center students had to overcome various obstacles before achieving the crucial milestone of graduation. We are so proud of you, your hard work, and your persistence!

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June 21, 2019

Blackburn High School / D2 Center Partnership Moves to New Heights with Champions’ Club Summer Program

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This June marks the launch of OPS Blackburn Alternative High School counselor Dr. Suzi Yokley-Busby’s brainchild, the Champions’ Club, in partnership with D2 Center Career Navigators Bette Norton Ball and John Moore. Blackburn students who will be seniors this fall are meeting daily with various professionals in the community to experience life-changing stories and opportunities to inspire them to graduate from high school and move on to postsecondary education and careers.

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