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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.
Our Vision

We 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.

Westside Community Schools Audit Report Available
The annual audit report for Westside Community Schools is now available. áIt can be accessed by following this link. áThe document is a 38-page PDF.á
Open Enrollment Begins November 1st
Open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year begins November 1, 2014 and ends March 15, 2015.á Applications will be available on the District website beginning November 1st.á Contact Julie Thacker at 402-390-2107 after Nov. 1 with any questions.á
A list of frequently asked questions can also be found here. á
Imagine a District
Westside Community Schoolsáis 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. áMore information is available atáImagineADistrict.org. áAn online comment form is also available.áá

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

Imagine a District from Westside Community Schools on Vimeo.


Happening in Our District
WMS Student Wins Spelling Bee
The top 31 spellers from Westside Community Schools gathered for the District Spelling Bee on Friday, Nov. 21.á Two spellers from each of the ten elementary schools and eleven spellers from the middle school participated.á After spelling "transcutaneous" and "camelopard" correctly, seventh grader Reese Pike from Westside Middle Schooláwas determined to be the winner.á Graham Waterstraat, a sixth grader from Swasnon Elementary, was the runner-up.á Reese will attend the 89th Midwest Spelling Beeáat the Omaha Public School Teacher Administration Building on March 15.á
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Author Ben Mikaelsen Visits School District
Children's author Ben Mikaelsenávisited eight Westside Schools during the week of Nov. 17. áMikaelsen, who lives in Montana, talked with students about writing and about one of the subjects of his books--a bear named Buffy, who Mikaelsenárescued as a cub and raised. He also talked with students about bullying and his ownáexperiences with being bulliedáas a child. áMikaelsen is the author of several award-winning books including Rescue Josh McGuire, Stranded, Petey, and Touching Spirit Bear. áHe spent time at Loveland Elementary, Westgate Elementary, Westbrook Elementary, Prairie Lane Elementary, Rockbrook Elementary, Paddock Road Elementary, Hillside Elementary, and Westside Middle School.

Prairie Lane Elementary Choral Concert Slide Show
Prairie Lane Elementary posted a nice set of photos of fourth through sixth graders dressed to impress for a recent choral concert. The students showed off their musical talents at Westside Middle School on Nov. 13. áTo see a slideshow, follow this link.
WHS Holds Cultural Fair
The Westside High School Cultural Fair featured more than 80 displays on countries of the world. Teams of students spent several weeks getting together information and creating their booths for the Nov. 13 event. The facts and figures students gathered included country customs, language, politics, and more. (Some students even cooked or baked food from the country they studied.) A short slideshow can be viewed byáfollowing this link.
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