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Westside Students Named High School Heisman Winners

Two Westside High School students, Zach McCarty and Reagan Jones, have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winners.

Preston Noll

Westside Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

Preston Noll, a senior at Westside High School, achieved a perfect ACT score on the Fall 2016 round of examinations.

Photo courtesy the Associated Press

Westside grad nominated US Deputy Commerce Secretary

President Elect Donald Trump has nominated Westside High graduate Todd Ricketts to be America’s next Deputy Commerce Secretary.


Westside Early Childhood Center Seeking ‘Peer Models’

Westside Community Schools is looking for children ages 3-5 to learn alongside children with disabilities in a new Early Childhood Special Education classroom.


Westside students eligible for Red Cross ‘Heroes’ Contest

The American Red Cross invites all Westside students in grades 5-8 to enter the My Hero Essay Contest.


Westside students to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Three Westside students will perform on national TV in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


Full Winter Concert Schedule Released

Please check out the Westside Community Schools Winter Calendar for concerts and events and support these talented students!


Westside Wins Third Straight Cycling Championship

Westside’s Cycling Team wins a third straight state championship, helping add to growing momentum behind a network created by local teachers.


WHS Student Athlete Qualifies for Nationals

Milo Greder, a Westside High School student athlete and Iowa State University commit, has qualified for the Nike Cross Country National Competition.

Nathan Wallace

WHS Student Selected For National Honor Choir

Westside High School senior Nathan Wallace has been selected for the National Honor Choir, a first for the District.


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.

December 7

District Geography Bee

Elementary students who qualified for the District Geography Bee will compete against their classmates for the top spots from each school to then move on and compete against children across the District.  The competition takes place 9:15-3:30 Wednesday December 7-Thursday December 8 at Underwood Hills Learning Center.

December 8

Westside Middle School Fall Concert

Westside Middle School presents a Fall Music Concert for families and the public, Thursday December 8th at 7:00 pm.

December 8


Westside High School students compete in the annual Mr. WHS contest, a farce beauty pageant benefiting WHS activities.  The show begins at 7:00 pm at Westside High School on Thursday December 8th.

December 10

Rising Stars Show Choir Camp

Westside’s Amazing Technicolor Show Choir invites all students grades 4-6 to join them for a vocal and dance workshop, followed by a performance the same day.  Saturday December 10th 8:30am-3:00pm. CLICK HERE for more information.