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Westside’s ATSC Named National 1st Runner Up Show Choir

Westside’s ATSC Show Choir finished as First Runner Up at Nationals over the weekend, completing a record breaking season which included 9 Grand Champion titles. The Amazing Technicolor Show Choir, under the direction of Westside Vocal Music Director Doran Johnson, competed at Heart of America 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia among the best show choirs in the country.  ATSC was also awarded Best Costumes in the country. “You danced and sang like champions tonight,” said Westside Superintendent…

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Westside students qualify for History Bee Nationals

Nine Westside students have qualified for national competition after ranking at the top of the field in the regional history bee. Seven WMS students competed in this year’s event.  Paul Suder, Virginia Jansen, Brendan Pennington, Peter Voller and Milena Morris will travel to Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia this June.  Eddie Morrissette and Erin Mosier also competed for Westside. This is the 5th year in a row Westside Middle School students, coached by Westside SEcondary EY Coordinator…

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Hottovy Named Westbrook Elementary Principal

Westside Community Schools proudly announces Tyler Hottovy has verbally accepted our offer to join the WCS team as the new principal of Westbrook Elementary School. Mr. Hottovy has an extensive background in education, most recently serving as assistant principal for the last five years at Sandoz Elementary in Millard Public Schools. He has proven leadership talent and experience working in Title I schools. Mr. Hottovy will begin July 1st at Westbrook to kick off the…

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Westside Releases 2017-2018 Budget Report

Monday night, Westside Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann presented a 2017-2018 Budget Report to the Board of Education.  Westside Community Schools faces an anticipated budget gap of approximately $3.2 million dollars, a number higher than originally projected due to anticipated revenue shortfalls at the state level and current discussions in the Unicameral reducing funding for public schools.   The District has approached this challenge from every angle to balance the budget while protecting classrooms and learners.  District leaders have solicited feedback…

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Five Westside students to compete in Nebraska Geography Bee

Five Westside students are among the top 100 students in Nebraska who qualified to compete at the state level in the National Geographic Nebraska Bee.  The Bee will be held on Friday, March 31 at UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center.  The champion from the Nebraska Bee will qualify to compete in the National Geographic Bee Championship in Washington, D.C., May 14-17. Congratulations to Cass Fries (Westgate), Jasmine Palikhya (Loveland), Owen Schafer (Sunset Hills), Leo Konigsberg (Swanson) and Brendan Pennington (Westside…

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Westside students honored for public tributes

The Kiwanis Elementary Speech Contest was held Friday, March 10 at the Westside Middle School Performing Arts Center.  Sixth graders from across the district prepared speeches on the topic, “Heroes and Heroines in Our Lives” and each school selected one student to attend the district contest.  The first, second, and third place winners will attend a luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis on March 30 along with their classroom teacher and families.  1st Place:  Izzy Dodge, Loveland  2nd…

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Westside Superintendent named Outstanding Educational Leader of 2017

Westside Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann has been named the Outstanding Educational Leader of 2017, recognized at the PDK World Cafe and Awards this month. “Each year, PDK chapter #0116 nominates and selects three annual awards,” said Dr. Tami Williams, Assistant Professor with the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  “The Outstanding Educational Leader award is given to an area educational leader who has made a significant impact in education, is seen as a…

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Westside students ‘crushing’ STEM studies

Students from both Westside Middle School and Westside High School are earning top awards and honors this month in STEM related fields. WMS students Victoria Chin, Ariana Dykhouse and Ramya Iyer were selected by the University of Nebraska Omaha to attend UNO CodeCrush, an exclusive IT immersion experience for female students.  For four days later this month, these students will learn about the IT departments of global corporations, meet women professionals who are engaged in…

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Westside Offers Summer Programs

There are multiple programs and activities offered over the summer break through Westside Community Schools Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Offered at Hillside, Prairie Lane, Westbrook and Westgate.  Offers free breakfast and lunch for students age 1-18 (and their parents if funding comes through) through the summer months when school is not is session.   Title Summer School Summer school for students (by invitation) from Hillside, Paddock Road, Westbrook and Westgate.   College for Kids…

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Coach Nemecek announces he will step down from Westside Basketball

After 21 years guiding thousands of Westside student athletes, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Brian Nemecek is stepping down from his coaching duties. Nemecek has been Westside’s Head Coach for the last 11 years, winning 130 games, 2 district titles and 4 district runner-up honors.  Prior to that, he served for 10 years as an Assistant Basketball Coach.  He also coached baseball for 10 years leading Westside’s Reserve and JV teams. “It’s time to set some…

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