A Tradition of Excellence
Welcome to Westside Community Schools, located in the heart of Omaha Nebraska. Westside is a nationally-acclaimed public school district - one of the very best in the United States. Our superior staff, administration and Board of Education are committed to excellence in education for all students. Westside Community Schools provides high academic and behavioral expectations in a caring, friendly environment. We are proud of our strong record of success.
Westside Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education of School District 66, Douglas County, will meet at the ABC Building, 909 South 76 Street on Monday, September 8, 2014; Public Hearing on the 2014-15 budget at 6:00 p.m. and Business Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Click here to view the business meeting agenda.
Happening in Our District
Taking Time to Set Up Tech Tools
Parents at Rockbrook Elementary made time to set up iPads for student use during the first days of the 2014-15 school year. Students will use this new technology tool throughout the school day in all curriculum areas.
Making a Donation, Making a Difference
Elementary schools in the district have a new curriculum for reading and writing this year. Staff at Sunset Hills Elementary researched how to put their older and outdated books, teacher's guides, and other materials to good use. The school connected with Reading Drive for Africa, a program committed to promoting literacy in Cameroon by providing access to books for children in the primary and secondary schools. The materials were loaded out and shipped on Aug. 8
A Peaceful (and Colorful) Playground
Students at Westgate Elementary are now learning new recess games with the start of the 2014-15 school year. The new colorful patterns on the school's playground are designs from the Peaceful Playground Program, which the school is now part of. Peaceful Playground reduces bulling and exclusion, promotes fair play, and builds good sportsmanship. Physical Education teacher Reed Weber said he believes Westgate is the first school in the area to use Peaceful Playground.
Reading Never Gets Old
Even with all the technology schools have, some things never change . . . like reading a book to a class. Westgate kindergarten teacher Chrys Wolf-Schneider does just that with her students.