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Full Winter Concert Schedule Released


Westside Community Schools is proud to include multiple arts opportunities for our learners including band and strings, choir, theater and orchestra.  Please check out our Winter Calendar for concerts and events and support these talented students! Swanson Elementary Vocal Music Concert             Monday November 28, 7:00 pm, Westside Middle School WMS/WHS Jazz Band Concert             Tuesday November 29, 7:00 pm, Westside High School Loveland, Prairie Lane & Swanson Elementary Schools Band Concert             Thursday December…


Westside Wins Third Straight Cycling Championship


A few years ago, teachers Nick Joslin and Nathan Moseley had an idea: a cycling club. “To grow interest in the sport and provide an opportunity for kids to stay active and healthy,” said Moseley.  Four years later, that idea has grown to include eight schools, more than 60 student racers and three state championships for Westside High School. Joslin and Moseley, along with representatives from Millard West, Ralston and Seward, created the Nebraska Interscholastic…


WHS Student Athlete Qualifies for Nationals


Milo Greder, a Westside High School student athlete and Iowa State University commit, has qualified for the Nike Cross Country National Competition. Greder placed third overall in the Heartland Regional November 13th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, completing the 5K course with a time of 14:51, a personal record.  This event draws the best teams and runners from seven states: Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Minnesota and Wisconsin.  More info on the Heartland…


WHS Student Selected For National Honor Choir

Nathan Wallace

Westside High School senior Nathan Wallace has been selected for the National Honor Choir, a first for the District. Nathan and Westside High Performing Arts Director Doran Johnson are traveling to Dallas, Texas to participate in the elite group.  Acceptance is rare, requiring all students to qualify for All-State Choir in years previous to their audition. “I auditioned for this group via an acapella video last May,” said Nathan.  “The song was fairly difficult for…


Westside Students Experience Election Day

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Schools and teachers throughout Westside Community Schools helped students learn about democracy, voting and politics by organizing Election Day 2016 events.

  Students at at all levels, from pre-school learners to high school seniors, took part in mock elections and activities promoting civic pride and patriotism. “We voted for a class pet today in our voting booth!” tweeted Dustin Carlson, Kindergarten teacher at Rockbrook Elementary.  He also shared videos showing students walking out…


Westside’s ATSC Hosting Show Choir Camp


Westside’s Amazing Technicolor Show Choir invites all students grades 4-6 to join them for a vocal and dance workshop, followed by a performance the same day.  The Rising Stars Show Choir Camp will take place Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 8:30am-3:00pm. The students will perform at 3:00pm. Cost for the event is $40, which includes a pizza lunch, water and snack and a t-shirt. CLICK HERE to download the registration form.  All registration and checks must…


Westside Board Members Honored


Three Westside Board of Education members, David Williams, Beth Morrissette and Dana Blakely, have been named recipients of the 2016 Award of Achievement presented by the Nebraska Association of School Boards. The NASB, Board of Directors and staff selected this year’s recipients in recognition of their volunteer time and commitment to education.  Williams, Morrissette and Blakely are active throughout the District, often seen attending events and supporting students.  All three have also taken active roles in…


Westside student designer selected for Omaha Fashion Week


Westside High School student Margaret Larson has been selected as one of 18 designers to show at Omaha Fashion Week in February. Designers were required to apply and pitch their ideas to an expert panel in order to be considered for the prestigious event.  Omaha Fashion Week is now considered by many to be one of the premiere fashion showcases in the Midwest.  Margaret, 16, will show her collection, Margeux, during the Thursday, February 23…


Volunteers Collecting Clothes For Westside Families


As the temperatures outside grow colder, volunteers throughout Westside Community Schools are working to make sure every child and family in our District is prepared with clothing and warm coats to get through the winter. The Westside Community Council has organized a Coat Drive in the hopes of collecting outerwear and winter clothes and undergarments.  Volunteers are hoping for gently used fleece jackets, sweatshirts and undergarments and socks in all sizes to stock the Westside…


Westside Student Selected For Elite Conference


You might say Westside freshman Elizabeth Berry is crushing her first year of high school.  Berry is one of only 40 Midwest students selected by the University of Nebraska at Omaha to take part in CodeCrush, a special initiative to encourage young women to join the IT workforce. “Learning about computer science and programming is very important because it is so relevant to many different jobs and to everyday life,” said Berry.  “This makes it…