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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.

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.  Click here to view the agenda.



October 11

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Bond Oversight Committee will be in October.  All BOC meetings will be at 6 p.m. at the ABC Building, 909 S. 76th St. The public is welcome. Click here for a list of meeting dates for 2016 and 2017. Visit the District’s facilities website — ImagineADistrict.org — for more about bond projects.

October 20

Sunset Hills Community Information Session

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

This session will include a design development update.  It is open to the public and will be held at Sunset Hills School, 9503 Walnut St.

October 23

Monster Mash Run/Walk

Don’t miss the Monster Mash Run/Walk brought to you by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and the Suburban Rotary Club. 

The Monster Mash held on Sunday, October 23, is a 1-mile walk, 5K run and kids’ dash at Rockbrook Village located at 108th Street and West Center Road.  This fun, family-friendly event promotes activity and good health. The event is open to everyone and is scheduled from 9:30am until 12:30pm.  Westside Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann will be there helping judge the costume contest.

Proceeds benefit childhood obesity programs at Children’s.  Click here to visit the Monster Mash website and register online.  Make sure to “LIKE” the Monster Mash event page on Facebook for all the latest photos and up to date information.  

Register by Sept. 30 to receive a free t-shirt and $5 off using coupon code SEPTFUN.