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Sunset Hills Public Meeting Set For Oct. 20

Westside Community Schools and Project Advocates will update the public on the status of Sunset Hills Elementary School, Thursday October 20th at 6:00pm.


Four finalists named for BOE vacancy

The Board of Education has named the four finalists eligible to fill a vacant seat: Alexis Boulos, Douglas Krenzer, Jim Rose, and Meagan Van Gelder.


Dirt haul to begin between schools

To allow for the construction of the new Sunset Hills Elementary the District will begin moving in additional soil, removed from the new Oakdale Elementary project site.


Westside Scores Above State Average in Reading, Math & Science

The 2015/2016 Reading, Math, and Science (Nebraska State Accountability) NeSA test results for Westside Community Schools are now available, showing our District above the state average in Reading, Math and Science in almost every grade level.

Ava Steele

Westside Middle School Student Awarded Full UNL Scholarship

Ava Steele, a current 8th grader at Westside Middle School, has achieved a perfect subscore on her ACT test and will be awarded a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska Lincoln.


Upcoming Events

September 6

Westside Seeks Statement of Qualifications for Swanson Elementary

Westside Community Schools (“the District”) is accepting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ’s) for Architectural Design and Engineering services to replace the existing two-section Swanson Elementary school building at 8601 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68114 with a new two-section elementary school building. The SOQ’s will be accepted at the District Administrative Offices (ABC Building) located at 909 S. 76th St., Omaha, Nebraska, until September 30, 2016 at 3 p.m. (CDT).

All responses to the Request for Qualifications for Architectural Design and Engineering Services must be submitted to Joel McWilliams, District representative at the ABC Building, 909 S. 76th St., Omaha Nebraska 68114. Each response shall include six (6) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy of the Proposal.

A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held September 15, 2016 at 9 a.m. (CDT) at the Westside Community Schools ABC Building. 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 Joel McWilliams, a Westside Community Schools representative, 909 S. 76th St., Omaha Nebraska 68114, and/or may be emailed directly to project.advocates@westside66.net on or before 2 p.m. (CDT) on September 21, 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.  Click here for the request for qualifications addendum.  Click here to view the contract terms.

September 23

Homecoming Fireworks Show

Join us Friday September 23 at the Westside High School football field for a Fireworks Show to celebrate Homecoming!

Fireworks will take place after the Varsity football game versus Omaha Central, which begins at 7:00pm.  Estimated time for the show to begin is approximately 9:30 that evening.

September 26

Board of Education Candidate Interviews

The Board of Education will hold final candidate interviews to fill a vacancy on September 26th at 6:00pm and 7:15pm.  Finalists for the position will be announced at the Board meeting on September 19th.

Candidate interviews are scheduled as follows:

  • Doug Krenzer, Sept 26 6:00pm
  • Jim Rose, Sept 26 7:15pm

The Board will appoint the new BOE member on October 4.

Click here for more information about the four BOE finalists.

Each meeting and interview is open to the public and will take place at the ABC Administration Building at 76th and Pacific.

September 27

Westside Volleyball Teacher Appreciation Night

Westside Volleyball will honor teachers at the varsity home game against Millard North taking place September 27th at 6:30. Each athlete will select a teacher who has made a positive impact on them. Those teachers will be recognized at the game. HyVee will also give free cookies or cupcakes to the first 100 teachers who attend!

October 4

Board of Education Meeting

The next Board of Education meeting for Westside Community Schools will take place on Tuesday, October 4th at the ABC Building, 909 South 76th Street.  The public is invited to attend. The budget amendment public hearing will begin at 6:00 p.m

9-6-16 Public Hearing Minutes

9-6-16 BOE Meeting Minutes