Miller Park Elementary

Miller Park Elementary
5625 North 28th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68111-1799

Phone: (402) 457-5620
Fax: (402)

Daily Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m.:
    Administrators & Secretary on Duty
  • 8:25 to 8:45 a.m.:
    Grab & Go Breakfast
  • 8:35 a.m.:
    Teachers on Duty
  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.:
    Morning Tutoring (T, W, TH)
  • 8:50 a.m.:
    Tardy Bell, Class Begins
  • 4:05 p.m.: Dismissal Bell
  • 4:25 p.m.: Teachers off duty
  • 4:30 p.m.: Office closes
  • 4:25 to 5:25 p.m.:
    Evening Tutoring (T, W, TH)
  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: 
    Kids Can After School Program (M-F)

Home of the Simbas

Welcome! My name is Dan Kirchhevel and I am honored to be the principal of Miller Park Elementary School, home of the Simbas. It is a privilege to be part of a highly experienced and skilled staff of teachers and support staff. I am eager to carry on the tradition of academic and community success at Miller Park Elementary School.

Miller Park is a place where everyone is respected, hard work is valued and high expectations are realized and celebrated! Respect, responsibility and discipline are consistently modeled each day to ensure our school is a positive, proactive, respectful and productive learning environment.

I believe that every student that walks through our school doors can learn and deserves the very best we can offer.

We look forward to working as a team to maintain the high rigor of academic excellence at Miller Park! I wish all of you the best as we start out the school year. Thank you for giving us such great kids to teach.



Numeracy can be expressed in many different ways. Here at Miller Park we implement several numeracy strategies that allow for student engagement as well as differentiated instruction towards student success.

  • Math Work Walls in the classrooms and the commons area
  • Use of manipulatives for whole group and small group instruction
  • Use of the 2-4-2 strategy implemented in bell work as well as homework
  • Weekly school wide estimation challenge
  • Student math journals
  • Think-Pair-Shares
  • Math Talks


Miller Park News


Mobile Backpack Program

The Food Bank for the Heartland is partnering with Westside Nutritional Services, The Salvation Army of Omaha, Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue and local school districts to launch the Mobile BackPack program. The program will distribute 26,000 meals each week!!!

We will deliver free meal bags to 13 sites starting Friday, March 20. Each meal bag contains five breakfasts and five lunches including milk and fresh produce for a total of 10 meals. A meal bag will be offered for each child in a household.

Health Update

Following updated federal and state guidance on Monday, March 16, 2020, Omaha Public Schools will extend its closure to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. At this time, there is no tentative return date. For complete information, please follow this link to read Dr. Cheryl Logan's letter to the Omaha Public Schools community.

More information is available here:

COVID-19 Closure - Continuing Education Info

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all Omaha Public Schools will be closed as a preemptive measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our area. Please understand this decision was made after careful consultation with our local Douglas County Health Department, as well as other state and local officials. Student and staff health and safety is our top priority.

Continued Learning Opportunities for Students

We have plans in place to ensure students can stay engaged throughout this closure.

Students in Elementary School:
Each elementary school has received printed packets from Curriculum and Instruction Support to provide continued learning opportunities for students. On Monday, March 16 these packets will be available for pick up between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at their student’s school. The packets are also available on the Omaha Public Schools website.

Students in Middle and High School:
Students will be provided one learning activity per week by email or another digital platform for most classes. More information will be forthcoming from individual teachers. Students will be expected to complete the lessons during the closure. The lessons are designed to keep students engaged in learning but will not be graded. If your family has internet access at home but not a household computer or mobile device, please contact your school principal by Sunday, March 15. We will strive to assist.

All Students
Thanks to a great partnership between Omaha Public Schools and Scholastic, all families have access to online reading materials.

The Learning at Home Site, provided by Scholastic, is for Pre-K through grades 9+ and is a completely free resource to be used at home. There will be approximately three hours of learning opportunities that will include projects based on exciting articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges and more. This home resource will be available March 13-April 20, 2020. Log in at: