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.
Board of Education Meeting
Happening in Our District
Shared Vision Meeting is Wednesday
Join us on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Westside High School for a conversation about the future of Westside Community Schools. Author Will Richardson and facilitator Jim Rickabaugh will join us as we work toward creating a shared vision for our school system. Richardson, who works on the concept of personalized learning networks, will speak from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. See Richardson's TED talk; check out his books. Rickabaugh, who met with 19 District 66 focus groups, will discuss themes from those groups and his final report. He will speak from 7:15 to 8 p.m. To learn more about Westside Superintendent Blane McCann's vision of future learning, read his new blog post.
District Spelling Bee Held
Westside Middle School eighth-grader Grace Johanningsmeier won the Westside Community Schools district spelling bee on Friday. Johanningsmeier spelled the word duenna correctly to win the bee. She will now represent Westside in the Midwest regional bee. Seventh-grader Justin Solheim came in second. Sunset Hills sixth-grader Reese Pike was third. In the elementary level bee, Pike was first, Sunset Hills fifth-grader Ramya Iyer was second and Prairie Lane sixth-grader Dylan Folda was third. To see photos of the winners and the bee, click here.
Swanson Celebrates History with Music
The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students at Swanson Elementary celebrated the lives and times of Lewis and Clark in a musical performance recently. Students recreated the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804. For more photos, click here.
Westgate Hosts Formal
Sixth-grade students from Westgate Elementary School were treated to a formal event at the Westside Community Conference Center on Nov. 27. The students were instructed in ballroom dancing and had an etiquette lesson before the event. On the day, many dressed in their finest and were treated to a formal, sit-down dinner with dancing after. See photos of the event here.