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Westside Implements Safer & Healthier Foods Plan

In an ongoing effort to keep all students safer and healthier, Westside Community Schools has recently updated its policies and practices regarding food provided to students.

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Proposed Superintendent Contract

Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on July 17, 2017, the Board of Education will consider and take action on the Superintendent’s contract.

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Architects to share plans for Swanson Elementary

All are invited to attend the Swanson Elementary School Community Information Session on Thursday July 20 beginning at 6:00pm.

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UPDATE: College For Kids Program moving

The College For Kids program, scheduled for July 17-21 at Westside’s Prairie Lane Elementary School, is being moved to Oakdale Elementary at 3534 S. 108th Street due to an issue with air conditioning.

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Westside prepares for solar eclipse

Westside Community Schools continues preparation for the August 21 solar eclipse, an event students and staff across the District will be able to celebrate and learn from together.

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State mourns legendary Westside, Nebraska coach

Legendary Westside coach and educator Cal Bentz died Tuesday after a hard fought battle with cancer. An inductee into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame, Bentz is widely regarded as one of the state’s greatest swimming and diving coaches of all time.

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Westside Educator Honored With Geographic Educators of Nebraska Award

Westside High School teacher Amy Studts was honored this week with the Gildersleeve-Stoddard-Stone Service to Geography Education Award. The honor is the highest the Geographic Educators of Nebraska (GEON) bestows.

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Westside Educator Named 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

Westside Middle School teacher Angela Madsen has been selected by the NEA Foundation as one of 48 public school educators nationwide to become a member of this year’s class of Global Learning Fellows.

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Sneak-A-Peeks Scheduled for ’17-’18 School Year

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Board of Education Elects New Leadership

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Upcoming Events

December 6

WCS Accepting Statements of Qualifications

In accordance with Westside Community Schools Policy 3202 Construction Manager at Risk and the Political Subdivisions Construction Act (PSCA), Westside Community Schools is accepting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) for Construction Manager at Risk services to construct the new Westside Community Schools (WCS) – Sunset Hills Elementary School building located at 9503 Walnut Street, Omaha, Nebraska. The SOQ’s will be accepted at the WCS Administrative Offices (ABC Building) located at 909 South 76th Street, Omaha, Nebraska, until January 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM (CDT).

All responses to the Request for Qualifications for Construction Manager at Risk Services must be submitted to Rob Zimmerman, WCS representative at the ABC Building, 909 South 76th Street, Omaha Nebraska 68114. Each response shall include six (6) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy of the Proposal.

The SOQ’s will be evaluated by the WCS selection committee and follow-up interviews will be scheduled as determined by the selection committee. A recommendation by the Superintendent of Schools will be made to the Board of Education on or around February 6, 2017 at the Westside Community Schools Board of Education Meeting to be held in the Board of Education Meeting Room located in the ABC Building, 909 South 76th Street, Omaha Nebraska 68114.

A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held December 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM (CDT) at the Westside Community Schools ABC Building; a firm’s failure to attend the Pre-Proposal meeting will disqualify that firm from consideration. Submitting firms may request information or clarifications to the RFQ at this meeting. Further questions or requests for clarification MUST be submitted in writing to Rob Zimmerman, Westside Community Schools representative, 909 South 76th Street, Omaha Nebraska 68114, and/or may be e-mailed directly to project.advocates@westside66.net on or before 2:00 PM (CDT) on December 28, 2016. All written questions and responses will be communicated to the firms who attend the Pre-Proposal Conference.

Click here for the full request for qualifications.

July 26

Westside Sports Physicals

Westside Community Schools will host two sports physicals clinics on July 26th and August 2nd. Both will take place at Westside High School in the sports mall area from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The cost for the physical is $35 per student.

July 27

Warrior Walkabout

Westside Middle School hosts Warrior Walkabout on July 27 and August 2, welcoming incoming 7th graders and offering a fun-filled day of events to introduce them to a new school. Activities take place from 8:30am-12:30pm each day. Please contact Quinn McGuire for more information at mcguire.quinn@westside66.net.

July 31

Lighthouse Educator Academy Welcome Breakfast

All new educators joining Westside Community Schools are invited to a breakfast to kick off the new school year on July 31 at 8:00am.

August 7

Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting for Westside Community Schools will take place on Monday August 7 at the ABC Building, 909 So. 76th Street.  The Board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Click here to view the agenda.  Click here for the executive summaries.