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Upcoming Events
- Vocal Music Concert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Spring Band Concert
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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.
Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education of School District 66, Douglas County, will meet at the Westside Community Conference Center, 3534 So. 108th Street, on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  Click here for the agenda.  Click here to view the executive summaries.  
WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet Set for May 8
Westside High School will induct four alumni, one former coach and two varsity teams during its twelfth Athletic Hall of Fame banquet.  The Westside High School Athletic Hall of Fame evening will take place at Legacy Hall on Friday, May 8, beginning at 6 p.m.  For more information and how to purchase tickets, please follow this link
Bond Election Information
The Westside Community School District will hold a special election.  The election will be by mail, and therefore, no polling places will be open for voting.  Click here to learn more.
Summer School Registration
It’s almost time for elementary summer school in District 66.  A booklet of class offerings can be found here and has been sent home with youngest and only children.  (Please also note that we found an error in our printed transportation schedule.  The downloadable copy has been corrected.)
Registration for summer school will be online again this year and can be completed from home or at your child’s school.  Please read the guide for online registration and follow this link to set up an account.  If you registered your child for summer school in a previous year, you will be able to log in to your existing account in order to update information.
Please note, registration for classes will not become active until April 27th at 8:00 a.m., but parents are encouraged to set up their accounts in advance.  If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, summer school tuition may be waived.   Complete the form on pg. 5 of the summer school booklet to be considered for a waiver.
Westside Community Schools Audit Report Available
The annual audit report for Westside Community Schools is now available.  It can be accessed by following this link.  The document is a 38-page PDF. 
Our Vision

Westside Community Schools will relentlessly pursue innovative educational ideals and promise to personalize learning for every student. We invite the challenge of developing a community of learners who embrace a broader, richer definition of success.

Student In-District Transfer Request for 2015-16 School Year
To request a 2015-16 in-district transfer for your K-5th grade student, click here.
Kindergarten Registration for District Residents
District residents who have a child who will be 5 years old by July 31, 2015, should register their child for entrance into kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.  For more information click here.
Imagine a District
Westside Community Schools is currently engaged in a large-scale project to modernize and re-shape its facilities to better serve its faculty and students as the District meets the challenges of delivering and receiving uniquely individualized education in an increasingly global and interconnected world.  More information is available at ImagineADistrict.org.  An online comment form is also available.  

This short video captures how Westside Community Schools is looking ahead to meet
the educational needs of current and future students. 

Imagine a District from Westside Community Schools on Vimeo.

Happening in Our District
ATSC Finishes in Top Ten at FAME Show Choir Finals
Congratulations to the members of the Amazing Technicolor Show Choir, show band, and stage crew on their top ten finish at the FAME National Show Choir Finals in Chicago this past weekend. Also, Xzavier Fort was named Best Male Performer of the entire competition.

Westside will hold "An Evening of Show Choirs" on Saturday, May 9 at 7 p.m., as well.

Students Organize Kids Against Hunger Event
More than 140 student and staff volunteers at WHS spent a morning packaging 50,000 meals for the nonprofit organization Kids Against Hunger on April 9.  A Kids Against Hunger pre-packaged meal consists of rice, soy protein, and vegetables.  The meals can be quickly made and will feed a family.  The 50,000 newly packed meals from Westside have gone to the Heart Ministry Center in Omaha and to the Omaha Kids Against Hunger reserve. 
WHS Girls Soccer Team Visits Pediatric Patients
The WHS Girls Soccer team spent part of an afternoon at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center visiting pediatric patients on April 14.  The visit was done in conjunction with the team taking part in the Kicks for a Cure soccer exhibition this past weekend.  Kicks for a Cure was first envisioned in 2004 by Dave Karnes and Steve and Amy Lindsay and was launched in 2006. The primary purpose of the weekend is to raise awareness for cancer education and prevention. 
WMS Musicians Learn About Jazz During Workshop
WMS seventh and eighth grade band members participated in a jazz workshop presented by musician/educators from the Cathedral Arts Jazz Workshop program on April 9.  The students had an opportunity to play in a call-and-response exercise to replicate characteristic jazz rhythms and riffs.  During the workshop, students learned how to use blues scales and got to "jam" with the visiting faculty.  The Cathedral Arts musicians provided a steady rhythm section for the students to practice their improvisational skills and gave an overview of the history of jazz, as well. A slideshow of the workshop is online.  To view the photos, please follow this link
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