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2017-18 New Student Enrollment for District Residents

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Enrollment in Westside Community Schools for District residents: We are now accepting enrollments for new students who will be in K-12 NEXT year (2017-18) To enroll a K-12 student for next year, click HERE (District residents ONLY). Click HERE for more information about the process and the documents you will need.

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Three Westside Students Nominated for Presidential Scholars Program

Three Westside Students have been named as candidates in the prestigious United States Presidential Scholars Program. WHS Seniors Daniel Guo, Josh Militti and Preston Noll were all notified of their achievements Friday afternoon.  Candidacy for the elite program is based on outstanding ACT performance, SAT scores, or personal nomination.  Both Militti and Noll achieved perfect ACT scores and have been named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists; Guo was named a 2017 National Merit Commended Student.  Of…

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Westside CAPS partners with ACE Mentor Program


Westside students will work to design part of an Omaha area middle school, thanks to a new partnership with ACE Mentor Omaha. ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) selected 77 students from Westside Community Schools and Omaha Public Schools to participate in the 12-week inaugural program.  Together, these students will develop the design for an addition at OPS’s Norris Middle School, currently being renovated, as well as parking changes, administrative offices and a new entry for the…

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Westside students promote kindness

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Students at Prairie Lane, Loveland and Rockbrook Elementary Schools have a big assignment this week: they will participate in the Great Kindness Challenge. The event is a nationwide movement to create a culture of kindness at schools. Last year over 5 million students across the country completed over 200 million acts of kindness in connection with the “Great Kindness Challenge” during the last week of January. Westside Community Schools has taken several proactive measures to promote respect…

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Westside TeamMates Hopes To Impact More Students


Several Westside students are ringing in the new year with a special resolution: to gain more confidence and impact the world.  Mentors with the TeamMates Mentoring Program are helping them achieve that goal. Franky, a middle school student at Westside, was matched with her mentor, Patty Landen, two years ago. Franky said they shared an immediate connection. “I don’t really talk about my problems or open up to people, but when I met Patty, I…

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Westside Middle School students win $5000 in Verizon App contest


The club, sponsored by WMS Teacher and 2016 AIM Tech Educator of the Year Kristeen Shabram, includes five Westside Middle School students who meet weekly after school.  Victoria Chin, Raeanne Sando, Alex Carson, Caleb Dykhouse and Allison Bash created a pitch for an app, which was entered in the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge.  Nationally, Verizon received more than 1,800 concepts; Westside Middle School’s entry, Smile Time, was named Best in State for Nebraska on Monday.…

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WCS Requesting Budget Feedback


As we begin this new year, we are examining the budgetary challenges that school districts across our state are addressing.  Here at Westside Community Schools, we value your feedback.  Because of this, we are asking everyone in our community: students, teachers, parents, stakeholders without school aged children and others, to provide us with your ideas and suggestions. We will be forming a budget review committee with staff members, administrators, community leaders and families to prioritize…

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Kindergarten Round Up Dates Announced


Westside Community Schools has scheduled parent meetings and visitation dates for children who will begin Kindergarten in 2017-2018. Each parent meeting will familiarize families with what to expect, teachers and curriculum at their child’s school.  Visitation, also known as Kindergarten Round Up, allows students the chance to meet their teacher and explore the classrooms and buildings they will attend next school year. Hillside Elementary Parent Meeting: April 27th, 6:00-7:00 pm Kindergarten Round Up: Fall 2017…

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Westside Students Named High School Heisman Winners


Two Westside High School students, Zach McCarty and Reagan Jones, have been named Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winners. Awarded since 1994, these honors highlight the country’s most esteemed students who give back to their communities, treat people with respect, and are continuing their education while excelling on the athletic field. “These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence,” said Westside High Principal Jay Opperman. We are excited and…

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Westside Student Earns Perfect ACT Score

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Preston Noll, a senior at Westside High School, achieved a perfect ACT score on the Fall 2016 round of examinations. Noll scored 35 in a previous try at the ACT and took it again in an attempt to reach the perfect score, a feat accomplished by less than 1-percent of all students who take the national test.  The Westside Board of Education invited Noll to a meeting last month to recognize him for this exceptional…

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