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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

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.

"Celebration of Life" for Irv Yaffe Set for April 19
 A "Celebration of Life" gathering for former school board member Irv Yaffe will take place Sunday, April 19, at the Community Conference Center, 3534 S 108th St. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.  Yaffe passed away on Jan. 5, in Austin, Texas.  He was 96. Yaffe served on the District’s board for 24 years, beginning in 1958.  He had been a lifelong resident of Omaha prior to moving to Austin in 2013.
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. 
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
Sixth Grade Prairie Lane Student Repeats as State Geography Bee Champ
Brendan Pennington, a sixth grader from Prairie Lane Elementary School, took top honors at the 2015 Nebraska State Geographic Bee held March 27.  Brendan also won last year’s competition and becomes Nebraska’s first two-time Nebraska State Bee champion since 1996-97.  The Championship Round came down to a sudden-victory tiebreaker question: “Saxony is a state in what present-day country?”  Brendan correctly answered ‘Germany’ to take home the Nebraska State Geographic Bee championship for a second straight year.

A record 107 fourth- to eighth-graders participated in the Nebraska State Geographic Bee.  Concurrently, Bee competitions also took place in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Atlantic and Pacific territories, and the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.  As a state winner, Brendan receives $100 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to represent Nebraska in the 27th annual national finals of the Bee at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 11-13.
Westbrook Elementary to Host Next Love and Logic Sessions Start
Interested in learning more about parenting? Check out Love and Logic sessions.  The free classes take place on Tuesday evenings (start time is 6:30 p.m.) beginning April 7.  For more information and to register, follow this link.  

 
Swanson Hosts Artist in Residence
Lisa Worrall, a retired District teacher, spent two days at Swanson Elementary as an artist in residence.  She showed students how she creates artwork by creatively cutting and pasting paper.  Worrall’s works have been shown at Dundee Gallery and she was profiled last year in Inspired Living magazine. 
WMS SkillsUSA Club Competes at State Conference
The WMS SkillsUSA Club traveled to Metro Community College on Friday, March 20, to participate in the fourth Annual Nebraska Middle School SkillsUSA Conference. It was a day filled with various competitions and camaraderie with 200 middle school students from around the state. Other middle schools participating were Beveridge, LaVista, Logan Fontanelle, Louisville, Niobrara, Papillion, Raymond Central, Sterling, Thedford, and Wahoo. Earning medals for WMS were: Neha Khalid and Rebecca Podariu, first place in Presentation; Georgia Wimmer, second place in Bridge Building; Madigan Brodsky, third place in Bridge Building; Neha Khalid, third place in Applied Math.
Battle of the Books 2015 Involved 120 Students
Third through sixth graders created more than 150 authentic book projects, which were on display March 13, during the District's Battle of the Books 2015.  Three authors, via Skype, and a local playwright also spoke to the 120 students involved in the annual celebration of literature. More information about BOTB 2015 is available at http://ey.westside66.org/battle-of-the-books-recap/  
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