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WHS Theatre Presents: Zombie Prom-a Musical

Westside High School Presents:  Zombie Prom – a Musical March 16-18 at 7 p.m. and March 19 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, go to:  www.warriortheatre.org

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Westside students score top honors in Drake Physics Prize competition

Three Westside High School students, David Atri-Schuller, Daniel Guo and Danny Berentson, have earned some of the highest placements in the country in the Drake Physics Prize competition.  Atri-Schuller finished 2nd overall, the highest any Westside High School student has ever placed. Eight Westside students took the annual test, administered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Drake University.  Hundreds of students take the test each year.  In addition to Atri-Schuller’s 2nd place finish,…

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Westside High named 2017 Nebraska ACT Exemplary High School

Westside High School has been honored with the Nebraska College and Career Transition Award, named a 2017 Nebraska ACT Exemplary High School by ACT State Organizations. WHS staff were notified of the honor last week, chosen among all applicants in the 2016-2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign.  In 2016, Westside ACT scores rose .5 points.  Westside students cumulatively scored 2.3 points higher than the state average. “Our Vision Statement indicates that we look at…

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Westside’s Dircks honored with Kiwanis Leadership Award

Omaha Westside Basketball’s Danielle Dircks is a 2017 recipient of the Kiwanis Leadership Award for girls basketball. Kiwanis award winner Danielle Dircks with Coach Jamie Davis, Danielle Dircks Coach Steve Clark.                         The Westside chapter of Kiwanis honored Dircks and three other student athletes March 1 at a special luncheon.  These young women were recognized for showing excellence in leadership, academics,…

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UPDATE: District Major Facilities Plans moving forward

Projects within the $80-million Major Facilities Plan to renovate and improve Westside Community Schools buildings are progressing as we move into Spring 2017. CLICK HERE to download details as of March, 2017, and to read a message from Westside Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann. For more information regarding the Major Facilities Plan, visit www.imagineadistrict.org

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WE NEED YOU: Westside conducting Communications survey

Westside Community Schools is conducting a survey of our staff, families and community members to assess how we are doing regarding communication, how we can be most efficient with our resources and if there are areas we can focus on for improvement.  We welcome all community members and stakeholders to take part and offer feedback.  The survey will be open from March 1 – March 15 CLICK HERE to take the survey.

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2017-18 Option Enrollment for Non-District Residents

Now Accepting Option Applications for 2017-18 The deadline to submit applications for Option Enrollment is near! If you and your child are Nebraska residents who live outside our District, you may apply for your child(ren) to option from your home district to Westside Schools for the 2017-18 school year.* Currently, we anticipate having available seats at all levels—elementary, middle, and high school. Selection order is determined by lottery, and placements are prioritized in accordance with…

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Hill, Jansa win state championships for Westside

Westside wrestlers Darlondo Hill and Josh Jansa are now state champions, each winning their weight classes in the 2017 NCAA wrestling tournament for Class A.  Their victories mark the first time in 16 years a Westside Warrior took a state title. Courtesy Josh Planos, KETV Going for his third state medal and hopefully a seat at the family table, Darlondo Hill’s mindset was to end his career with gold.  Pinning his…

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Senators offer legislative advice for Westside community

A panel of legislative experts provided their advice Monday night to Westside stakeholders. “This meeting stemmed from a conversation last year about how is school funded” noted Board of Education member and meeting moderator Beth Morrissette.  “How do we get our dollars?  People said, we want to learn more about the process and how our partnership with the Unicameral works.  This is a starting point.” The bipartisan panel included State Senators Joni Craighead, John McCollister…

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Metro Community College invites Westside students to Open House

Metropolitan Community College is hosting an open house March 25th and all Westside students and their parents are invited. MCC offers a spectrum of programs from career certifications to associate degrees in vocational and technical fields, to medical and professional degrees.  The Open House will take place March 25th at the South Omaha campus.  Potential students and their families are invited to learn more about programming, tuition and scholarships available. CLICK HERE for more information.

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