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Westside Educator Named 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow

Westside Middle School teacher Angela Madsen has been selected by the NEA Foundation as one of 48 public school educators nationwide to become a member of this year’s class of Global Learning Fellows. Madsen, an English, Language Arts and Social Studies educator at Westside Middle School, was selected from more than 400 applicants from across the country. She will spend a year studying to understand and act on issues of global significance, while creating lessons…

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Sneak-A-Peeks Scheduled for ’17-’18 School Year

All Westside Community Schools elementary buildings are hosting open houses for students and parents to kick off the 2017-2018 school year. Each school will be open for a Sneak-A-Peek on Thursday August 10. Hillside Elementary School 6:00pm Loveland Elementary School 6:00-700pm Oakdale Elementary School (currently at the Swing School) 5:30-6:30pm Paddock Road Elementary School 5:30-6:30pm Prairie Lane Elementary School 5:30-6:30pm Rockbrook Elementary School 6:00-7:00pm Safe Walk to School Night Swanson Elementary School 5:30-7:00pm Back to…

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Board of Education Elects New Leadership

Monday night, the Westside Board of Education elected new leadership for the 20127-2018 school year.   Photo courtesy Mervin Reese Photography   Beth Morrissette will serve as President, and Dana Blakely will serve as Vice President. Adam Yale will serve as Treasurer, and Kris Karnes will serve as Treasurer-Elect. Doug Krenzer will serve as Secretary, and David Williams will serve as Director. For more information about the Board of Education and the…

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Construction Continues at Sunset Hills

No summer break from construction crews at Sunset Hills! Click here for June updates!

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Ohm, Markley Honored with Schrager Distinguished Teaching Awards

The Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation graciously presents the Schrager Distinguished Teaching Awards and $10,000 to two Westside Community Schools educators, Carla Ohm and Leah Markley. Congratulations to these incredible teachers who, through exemplary teaching and devoted service, have positively influenced the lives of countless young people. CARLA OHM, Paddock Road Elementary School For 37 years, Carla Ohm has made a powerful impact on countless Westside Community Schools students. A Special Education teacher for 24…

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Public Technology Sale

Westside Community Schools will be offering iPad 4’s with Retina Display, 11″ MacBook Air laptops, and 3rd Generation Apple TV’s for sale to the public at Westside High School (8701 Pacific) from 9AM to 4PM on June 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. This does not happen every year, only when new devices will be purchased and brought in for use in the upcoming school year. Complete details are available at:  http://area66.westside66.org/public-sale-2017/

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Little Warrior Theatre Camp

July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon.  Registration deadline is June 1.  Click here for more information.

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Westside FBLA Students Qualify For Nationals

Westside FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) had a strong showing at the State Leadership Conference April 6-8th, including a first place title and several qualifications for national competition. Each Westside High School participant placed in the Top 8 and have an opportunity to compete at Nationals in Anaheim, California this summer. Over 2,000 students competed at SLC and some events had more than 300 students participating.  1st Place Organizational Leadership-Stephanie Lund 2nd Place Mobile Application Development-…

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22 Westside Employees Honored for Decades of Service

Westside Community Schools will honor 22 employees who have spent decades with District 66, including a beloved teacher who is marking her 30th year teaching preschool and elementary school students. Kimberly Schmidt is currently teaching at Sunset Hills Elementary, and she has also worked at Hillside Elementary. She is known by her coworkers and students as having a big heart, spending time every day after school talking to parents and families. This is Schmidt’s 30th…

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Westside’s Lance Named 4th In the Nation for ‘Best Newspaper’

Student journalists at Westside High School were recently named among the best in the country at multiple competitions, including at the national level and at the UNO Journalism conference. In Seattle, Washington last month, the WHS student publication The Lance was named 4th in the country for Best Newspaper. The following students were also recognized at the UNO Journalism conference: First Place – Best Long-Form Audio – Hannah Heim Second Place – Best Long-form Audio – Hannah…

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