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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.
Westside Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education of School District 66, Douglas County, will meet at the ABC Building, 909 South 76 Street on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:15 a.m.  Click here to view the agenda.  
Westside Laptops Available for Purchase
Westside Community Schools is offering used Apple MacBook laptops for sale to the public. The laptops will be available for purchase in the entryway of Westside High School, 8701 Pacific, on July 23 and 24, from noon to 4 p.m. each day. Laptops are sold "as is," no warranty. No personal checks will be accepted. Payment only in cash, cashiers checks, certified checks, money orders, credit cards/debit cards The cost ranges from $150 or $310. Please read the terms, conditions, and other details carefully. 
Westside Community Schools Career Opportunities
Westside Community Schools has several career opportunities available.  Click here to view the list.  Click here to apply.
Information About Westside Facilities Master Plan Available
Information about proposed changes and improvements to Westside Community Schools facilities master plan is now available. A majority of this information comes from DLR Group, the Omaha architectural firm hired by the District to assess our facilities. This information was released over the course of two Board of Education meetings in March. We would like your comments and questions about this process. Please click here to make a comment or to ask a question.

DLR PowerPoint Presentation to the Westside Board of Education (March 10)
DLR Report on Facilities Conditions to the Westside Board of Education (March 10)
DLR Executive Summary Report to the Westside Board of Education (March 24)
DLR PowerPoint Presentation (March 24)
DLR Educational Adequacy Scorecard (March 24)
DLR Cost Summary (March 24) 
Video of March 10 Board of Education meeting
Video of March 24 Board of Education meeting
List of Members of the Westside Community Schools Facilities Task Force

In addition to all this information, click here to view a series of reports on demographics, enrollment projections, statistics and stories about Westside Community Schools
Happening in Our District
WHS Students are Part of Honor Choir
Twenty Westside High School students sang their way across Europe together for two weeks this summer as part of the Midwest Honor Choir. They traveled to France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Lichtenstein and Germany. Students sang at Notre Dame, the American Cemetery at Normandy, Bordeaux Cathedral, La Sagrada Familia and the Monaco Cathedral where Princess Grace was married. They were part of a 70-voice choir organized by Dr. Peter Eklund from University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Join Westside for Breakfast, Lunch This Summer
Children and their parents are invited to free breakfast and lunch at four locations in the Westside Community School District this summer. The meals are served at Westbrook Elementary, 1312 Robertson Dr., Hillside Elementary, 7500 Western Ave., Westgate Elementary, 7802 Hascall, and Prairie Lane Elementary, 11444 Hascall. Breakfast is served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meals are kid-friendly and healthy, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to the Westside sites, the meals are also served at 29 other locations throughout Omaha. Click here to see a list.
WHS Football Players Help Pilger
More than 30 players and three coaches from the Westside High School football team combed the fields around Pilger on Wednesday, picking up debris from the devastating tornado that hit the community on June 16. Head Coach Brett Froendt said the players and coaches walked through about 90 acres of corn fields. They picked up wood, metal, shingles and other debris that would have damaged farm equipment. One piece of twisted grain bin was so heavy and large that it took five players to carry it out of the field. The “kids had a good experience and provided some relief to stressed out farmers,” he said. Westside, along with teams from many other Nebraska communities, responded to a call for help from the Wisner-Pilger High School football coach. He asked teams from the state to help clear debris. The Westside team ate lunch with a farmer who had lost everything on his place, including his home. The farmer’s family sheltered in their basement tornado cellar during the storm. They all survived, along with three of the family’s racehorses who were dropped into the basement by the twister.

Foundation Grant Provides a MaKey MaKey
A grant from the Westside Foundation provided a MaKey MaKey, an invention kit for the 21st Century, to students at Westside Middle School. Students in Mrs. Shabram’s Digital Media class used their computer programming skills to program a game that is controlled by a MaKey MaKey.  What is a MaKey MaKey? The MaKey MaKey turns everyday objects, like play-doh or a penny, into touchpads and combines them with the Internet.  Mrs. Shabram’s students spent time designing how they wanted to program their game using the MaKey MaKey. Then students had the opportunity to have their peers test their game and their design.
The Westside Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin or disability.
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