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.
Elementary Parent Pre-Algebra Meeting
The Elementary Parent Pre-algebra Meeting Video and Presentation materials are available here.
Happening in Our District
Westside Welcomes New Administrator
Westside Community Schools welcomes Mark Weichel, Ed.D. to the District's administrative team. Dr. Weichel will serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. Mark is currently the Director of Secondary Curriculum for the Papillion-LaVista School District. He will join the District on July 1.
WMS Teachers Honored
WMS Engineering & Technology teachers Anna Sumner and David Shabram were recently honored with the Nebraska Industrial and Technology Education Association's Program of the Year Award. This honor is awarded to programs that provide technology and engineering education instruction through a high quality, learner centered, and relevant study of technological literacy. This award was presented at the 2013 Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney, NE.
WMS Business Teacher is the BEST
Westside Middle School business teacher Crystal Bolamperti has been recognized with a BEST award by the Nebraska Department of Education. Bolamperti, along with 47 other teachers, was recognized at the Nebraska Career Education Conference held June 5 in Kearney. These teachers' professional activities influenced business and marketing education in Nebraska during the past year. The BEST — Belong, Excel, Study and Travel — Awards were given to the teachers for their involvement in professional associations, community and school activities, professional leadership development and service to the business education profession. BEST awards exemplify superior qualities, including dedication to students, community outreach and continual classroom improvement efforts. Congratulations!
Westside Students Receive Gifts of Books
Westside students in several programs at Hillside Elementary this summer received gifts of books from a North Carolina family that is traveling around the United States this year promoting reading. Brenda Berg and her children, Kelly and Anton, chose Omaha as one of the six cities in the country where they bought books for local kids. At each of the stops, the Bergs give away 1,000 books. The family created a partnership with firstbook.org to give away the books. In Omaha, firstbook.org is coordinated by Hillside teachers Ally Hauptman and Crystal Shirkey, Westgate teacher Tamara LaFond and former Oakdale teacher Mara Demory. At Hillside students in summer school and the Club 66 childcare program received books. The book donation will also benefit the boys and girls reading clubs at the school. Learn more about the Berg's trip on their website.