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UPDATE: Mayor’s Office reevaluating closure of traffic light at 108th & Oak

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s office has announced they have directed the Traffic Engineering Division to reevaluate plans to remove at traffic light at 108th and Oak due to its proximity to a school. A sign indicating plans for removal was posted at the intersection in July, causing concern for families who use Oakdale Elementary, Rockbrook Elementary, West Campus and the CAPS program. Friday, the Mayor’s office indicated they have requested additional studies to be scheduled…

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Westside Clothing Closet seeking donations

The Westside Clothing Closet will host a donation drive from October 16-November 3. Many children in our schools come to class without needed clothes, undergarments, shoes or coats. The Westside Clothing Closet, organized by District 66 parents, collects these items for Westside students and their siblings. The Westside Clothing Closet is currently looking for the following: NEW sock and underwear for boys and girls (age 5 – high school) Boys sweatpants (5T-14) Girls leggings (5T-14)…

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Rockbrook Educator named Star 104.5’s Teacher of the Week

Rockbrook Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Ann Miller has been named Star 104.5’s Teacher of the Week. Miller was surprised Wednesday morning during class by a Star 104.5 crew, along with gifts and prizes. Miller was nominated by the parent of one of her students, who noted her ingenuity and communication techniques used to connect with all families. Rockbrook Elementary Principal Garret Higginbotham, as well as Westside’s Chief Financial Officer Bob Zagozda, were also on hand to…

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District says goodbye to longtime teacher

Our condolences are with the family and loved ones of Teri Donoho who died over the weekend after a brave battle with cancer. Teri was a former teacher at Westside High School and Westside Middle School. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 6pm at Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home Colonial Chapel. CLICK HERE for more information. In lieu of flowers, her husband asks that donations be made to Crossroads Clinic (http://crossroadsclinicok.com) or…

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Westside ACT scores above state average

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A message from Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning Dr. Mark Weichel   Westside Community Schools recently received our results for the Spring 2017 ACT exam. This was an exciting time for our school district, as these results represent our entire 2017 class, the first in which all students took the test at least once. 434 Westside students took the ACT in Spring; we truly tested everyone who qualified. This not only provided every, single…

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September edition of Westside Pride now available

Please enjoy the latest edition of Westside Pride, the e-Newsletter for Westside Community Schools. We welcome you to share this with alumni, stakeholders and community members. CLICK HERE: September 2017 To receive printed copies of Westside Pride for your home or business, please contact Kim Sedivy at sedivy.kimberly@westside66.net.

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Partnership means free behavioral assessments, counseling and parent seminars

A valuable collaboration is in place between Westside Community Schools and Children’s Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. This partnership allows us to address the mental health needs of our children and families districtwide. The services offered through the Student Assistance Program include free assessments and short term counseling, where students and their parents are invited to complete two free face-to-face sessions. Children’s Behavioral Health therapists are able to help you address any…

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Paddock Road Named 2017 National Blue Ribbon School

Westside Community Schools is proud to announce Paddock Road Elementary School has been named a 2017 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. September 28, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017, including Westside’s Paddock Road Elementary. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. “National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of…

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Westside Swimming Honored with 2017 Dominant Dynasties Award

The Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation has selected the Omaha Westside High School Swimming Teams from 1973-1988 to receive the Dominant Dynasties Award for 2017. Under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Cal Bentz, Westside earned national respect in the sport of swimming, winning 16 Boys and Girls championship titles between 1963 and 1977. Bentz was known for innovative coaching techniques to improve athletes’ performance and time in the pool. Bentz…

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Fire Alarm at Westside Middle School

Just before 12:30 Friday, staff at Westside Middle School noted smoke in the building and called 911. They immediately evacuated students safely outside. The fire department responded within minutes, focusing on a kiln in the art area. Once fire crews ventilated that area of the building, students were allowed back inside and classes resumed.   Our thanks to Mr. Olsen and his team for keeping everyone calm and safe, and to the Omaha Fire Department…

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ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )
MIDDLE SCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:15 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:45 )
HIGHSCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:10 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:50 )