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November Westside Pride newsletter now available!

We hope you enjoy the November edition of Westside Pride, the District e-newsletter for Westside Community Schools.

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Whole Foods Market Donates Thousands To Oakdale Community Club

Whole Foods Market presents Oakdale Elementary’s Community Club with more than $3,700, after choosing the Westside Community Schools organization as its final 2017 5% Community Support Day beneficiary.

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6th Grader Leads Westside’s Best Spellers in District Competition

Brandon Moore, 6th Grader at Rockbrook Elementary, will represent Westside Community Schools at the Omaha World Herald’s Midwest Spelling Bee in Spring 2018. Brandon won the Westside District Spelling Bee Friday, beating out the 30 best spellers throughout all elementary schools and Westside Middle School.

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Oakdale Special Education leader named November Teacher of the Month

Jen Borges, Special Education Teacher at Oakdale Elementary, has been named November Teacher of the Month for Westside Community Schools.

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Leaders, Community Members Discuss District Growth

Westside Community Schools leaders and community members joined to discuss growth throughout the district in both student population and school buildings. Discussions included the pros and cons of moving geographic boundaries, however, no decisions have been made.

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Westside Cycling Wins State Championship

The Westside Cycling Team has won the Nebraska state cycling championship for a fourth consecutive year.

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Westside to host Positive Behaviors forum

Join Westside leaders as we discuss safe schools and student behaviors at an open dialogue forum, Thursday November 30 at 6:30pm at the ABC Administration Building.

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Record-setting 39 Westside students perform with All-State Chorus

A record-setting 39 Westside High School students performed with the 2017 All State Chorus, and 13 more were selected for 2017 All State Jazz Band, All State Orchestra and All State Concert Band.

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Westside, Nebraska Furniture Mart announce partnership

Westside Community Schools, the Westside Foundation, and Nebraska Furniture Mart are delighted to announce a new partnership to create the Nebraska Furniture Mart school of entrepreneurial thinking at Westside High School.

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State Senators See Success At Westgate Elementary

Members of the Nebraska Legislature recently visited Westgate Elementary to see evidence of the success in Westgate’s reading programs.

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Upcoming Events

November 21

Grandfriends Day Events

Prairie Lane and Swanson Elementary Schools are hosting special events Tuesday November 21 involving grandparents and others close to our students. Please contact your child’s teacher or principal for details.

November 21

Love and Logic Parent Training Program

Love and Logic provides simple and practical techniques to help parents and caregivers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. During the course, you will learn about the two rules of Love and Logic, the Anticipatory Consequence, ways to neutralize arguing and much more. You will walk out with information and ideas that you can use right away! This FREE 5-week seminar will take place Tuesday evenings at Hillside Elementary beginning Tuesday November 7. For more details, email Sarah Lieske at lieske.sarah@westside66.net.

November 22

NO SCHOOL

Westside Community Schools will not conduct class from Wednesday November 22 – Friday November 24.

November 25

Swanson Elementary ‘One Last Look’

Westside Community Schools will host an Open House at Swanson, 8601 Harney Street, on Saturday November 25 from 1:00-3:00pm. The event is open to all past and present students and families, neighbors, and past and present teachers, who wish to tour Swanson before the school Swanson closes at the end of this semester.

November 28

Behavioral Health Seminar: Depression

Westside Community Schools and Childrens Behavioral Health are offering free parent seminars, featuring experts from Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. All are welcome. November’s session on depression begins at 6:00pm at Westside High School.

ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )
MIDDLE SCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:15 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:45 )
HIGHSCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:10 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:50 )