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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.
Our Vision

We relentlessly pursue innovative educational paradigms and promise to personalize learning for every student. We invite the challenge of developing a community of learners who embrace a broader, richer definition 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 76th Street on Monday, September 22, 2014; Property Tax Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. and regular Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Click here to view the public hearing agenda.  Click here to view the Board meeting agenda. Click here for the executive summaries.
Open Enrollment Begins November 1st
Open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year begins November 1, 2014 and ends March 15, 2015.  Applications will be available on the District website beginning November 1st.  Contact Julie Thacker at 402-390-2107 after Nov. 1 with any questions. 
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
Westside 2013-14 NeSA Scores
The 2013/2014 Reading, Math, and Science (Nebraska State Accountability) NeSA test results for Westside Community Schools are now available.
 
The NeSA tests are one-time, drop-in checks of student performance on state standards. It is important to note that not all of the state standards are tested on the NeSA exams and that no single test score can tell the full story performance of an individual student, school building, or district. The child’s teacher will continue to be the best source of information on how well an individual child is learning. 
 
Imagine a District
This short video captures how Westside Community Schools is looking ahead to meet
the educational needs of current and future students. 

Imagine a District from Westside Community Schools on Vimeo.

Happening in Our District
VNA to Provide Flu Shots
Westside Community Schools has partnered with the Visiting Nurse Association to provide flu immunizations for all Westside School families. The flu shot and FluMist will be offered. Details about when and where immunizations will be offered, along with insurance information, are available by viewing this pdf

What insurances are accepted

National Merit Semifinalist from Westside High Announced
Six Westside High School students have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2014-2015.  Four of the students are (from left to right) Aren Rendell, Evan Piquette, Silas Hammel, and Jenny Solheim.  Michelle Xiao and Cyrus Khandalavala, the other two semifinalists, were not available for a photo.  National Merit semifinalists are selected by their index score on the PSAT test. Of those 1.2 million juniors who take the PSAT, approximately 16,000 will qualify as National Merit semifinalists. 
"Putnam County" Tickets Go on Sale Startiing Sept. 22
Tickets for Westside High School's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will go on sale starting Sept. 22.  Curtain time is 7 p.m. on Sept. 25, 26, and 27 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28.  Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets $6.  For more information, go to www.warriortheatre.org.  
Westside Study Center Students Work at Camp Fontanelle
The Westside High School Study Center was awarded a grant from the National Education Association Foundation to create service-learning opportunities for students. Twelve members of the Study Center went on a Service Learning trip to Camp Fontanelle in Nickerson, Nebraska, on Aug. 26.  While there, they helped recycle wood from a nearby barn for use at the camp. The students also had a campfire to cook their meal. 
Tech Crew at Hillside Elementary Offers Help
Several Hillside sixth grade students have been pulled together to form a student technology (tech) crew. Students have been assisting fellow students and staff with technology trouble shooting, like putting the final touches on the iPad carts before they are placed into classrooms. 
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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