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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.

Westside Community Schools 2013-14 Annual Report
The 2013-14 annual report for Westside Community Schools is now available. Please click here to download a copy of the annual report.
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
Student In-District Transfer Request for 2015-16 School Year
To request a 2015-16 in-district transfer for your K-5th grade student, clickáhere.
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.á For more information click here.
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
Literacy Night Brings Families to School
Recently, the Prairie Lane Community Club sponsored a Family Literacy Night.á Parents and students came to school wearing pajamas to participate in a night of reading and writing activities.á Guests spent time reading in the gym, playing sight word bingo, writing story boards of favorite books and hearing teachers and drama students from the high school read books aloud.á The event was part of the school's two-week Read-A-Thon.
ATSC Wins at Viteboro 101 Competition
Westside High School's ATSCárecently won Grand Champion honors at Viteboro 101, a show choir competition held at Viteboro University in Wisconsin. áATSCá alsoáreceived captions for Best Vocals and Best Choreography. áThirteen groups from Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska competed.áá
District to Sell Used 2008, 2010 Laptops on Jan. 31
Westside Community Schools is again sellingá2008 and 2010 13-inch MacBook laptops that had previously been used in the classroom. áThe computeráwill be on sale at Westside's ABC Building on Sunday, 31. For details, follow this link
Anti-Bullying a Focus in January
Once a month students at Westgate Elementary get together with their cross-grade buddies to focus on a common theme. This month's theme is anti-bullying, and Anti-Bullying Week is being recognized in the District's elementary schools from Jan. 19 through Jan. 23. á
WHS Home Room Giving
More than 100 WHSáhome roomsáadopted families within the District who have expressed a holiday season need. áOn Tuesday, Dec. 16, students brought in wrapped present to the Guidance Office, which has coordinated the donation program. áThe project is spearheaded by the high school's Key Club. áA slideshow is available by following this link. á

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