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2016 – 2017 Media Updates

JULY 2017

KMTV.. ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ inspires local church to help District 66 students

WOWT.. Warrior fights to get back on the field

WOWT.. Fighting crime with early education

PBS NewsHour.. The challenge of reaching hungry kids when school is out

Omaha World Herald.. Omaha teen’s American flag project was a record-breaker

KETV.. Westside student recovering a year after inexplicable brain aneurysm

Omaha World Herald.. New Oakdale Elementary will feature wood salvaged from demolished building

Omaha World Herald.. Community remembers legendary Westside coach, teacher Cal Bentz

JUNE 2017 Westside High named one America’s best schools to work in

Omaha World Herald.. Westside grad signs with Houston Astros

KMTV.. Westside grads designing part of new school

Omaha World Herald.. Westside alum, future MLB player Jake Meyers throughout the years

Omaha World Herald.. Westside student nominated for Best Actor

WOWT.. Show choir fever grips Westside Middle School

KMTV.. Into the high stakes Show Choir Camp

WOWT.. Tech sale a huge hit at Westside

MAY 2017

KMTV.. Westside grad, Nebraska’s Jake Meyers name John Olerud Award finalist

WOWT.. Summer lunch programs ensure students won’t go hungry

KMTV.. Westside grad sets world record for largest American flag made out of Legos

Omaha World Herald.. Omaha teen’s giant American flag sets record just in time for Memorial Day

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Peter Novoa draws interest from top soccer schools

KMTV.. Westside begins summer lunch programs

Omaha World Herald.. Westside instructors win Schrager Distinguished Teaching Award

KMTV.. Two Westside teachers honored with Schrager Awards

Omaha World Herald.. Westside students honored for perfect ACT scores

WOWT.. Teen receives diploma in hospital after missing graduation due to crash

KMTV.. Westside teen attempting to make world’s largest toy brick flag

Omaha World Herald.. Editorial: It’s time to let wheelchair athletes compete at state level

KETV.. Students take field trip to support Special Olympian classmates

WOWT.. Westside celebrates Red Nose Day

KMTV.. Westside Baseball clinches State 1st Runner Up honor

WOWT.. Westside, Millard South win District Soccer Finals

KMTV.. Schools teaching girls STEM

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Milo Greder turns in his perfect finish

KMTV.. Westside’s Greder wins second straight title in historic fashion

WOWT.. Westside’s Greder breaks Metro record

Omaha World Herald.. Westside Baseball hands Creighton Prep first loss in state tournament

KETV.. Westside Baseball beats Creighton Prep in state tournament

KMTV.. Westside Baseball upsets Creighton Prep to advance

KETV.. Westside Soccers plays for state title in overtime match

KMTV.. Westside Soccer clinches 1st Runner Up honor at state in overtime thriller

Omaha World Herald.. ‘Couldn’t ask for better’ in state soccer final

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Militti named World Herald Scholar

Omaha World Herald.. Grand slam helps Westside Baseball move on in state tournament

Omaha World Herald.. Westside Soccer gets spark from Jack Finocchiario

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Ella Alberts honored for volunteer efforts

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Milo Greder has record setting day at Metro conference meet

KMTV.. Westside journalism program offers students tools to tell stories

APRIL 2017

Omaha World Herald.. ACT success can result in scholarships

Omaha World Herald.. Omaha family is picture of generosity

KMTV.. Westside hires boys basketball coach

KETV.. Jim Simons named new Westside Head Basketball Coach

Omaha World Herald.. Blane McCann: Common good takes backseat to partisan politics

Omaha World Herald.. Westside sees August eclipse as a teaching opportunity

Omaha World Herald.. Westside boys rebound to upend Omaha South

WOWT.. Westside taking part in Kicks For A Cure Benefit

Omaha World Herald.. Omaha teen is 676,561 plastic bricks closer in quest for world record

KMTV.. Westside’s Enrichment Clusters help students learn a different way

Omaha World Herald.. Westside grad Karen Eustice was a ‘pioneer woman’ who defended the underdog

KETV.. Young mother walks again thanks to Omaha company and Westside alum

Omaha World Herald.. Big second inning powers Warriors to win against Omaha Northwest

Omaha World Herald.. Westside schools closing $3.28 million budget gap

Omaha World Herald.. Bentz, Krecklow created ‘dominant dynasty’ in swimming

Omaha World Herald.. Westside 8th Grader wins Nebraska Geography Bee for 3rd time

MARCH 2017

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Weideman part of record breaking season

KMTV.. Westside High’s student run store teaches teens business skills

Omaha World Herald.. Omaha Westside Baseball showing early promise

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Weidemann stand-out member of All-State Basketball Squad

Omaha World Herald.. Westside deep-sixes Millard West as Warriors rally again

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Milo Greder sets sights on state marks in 1,600 and 3,200

KMTV.. Students learn how to de-stress with Miss Omaha 

KMTV.. Boy with disabilities working towards Eagles Scout

WOWT.. Nebraska celebrates 150 years


Omaha World Herald.. The more they read, the more things they will know

WOWT.. Tomorrow’s business leaders team up over coffee and donuts

Westside Wired.. Art and Engineering students build desks for Oakdale

KMTV.. Westside student showcases work at Omaha Fashion Week

WOWT.. Westside’s Weidemann sets single season scoring record

KMTV.. Westside students receive most Scholastic Arts Awards in state

WOWT.. Wrestlers claim state titles

KMTV.. Jansa, Hill win state titles for Westside

KMTV.. Boys & Girls Club to expand Westbrook location

Omaha World Herald.. Sparkles showcase brings together cheer and dance stars with and without disabilities

WOWT.. Westside advances to District finals

Omaha World Herald.. Westside grad dresses America’s stars

KETV.. Westside grad saves cat stranded for days

Moms Everyday.. AIM: Brain Exchange – Early Tech Learners Program

Omaha World Herald.. Westside’s Darlondo Hill looks to continue family’s winning ways

WOWT.. Westside student named one of 2 Nebraska Top Youth Volunteers

WOWT.. Mindfulness moves for productive classrooms in Omaha

Westside Wired.. The Cubs World Series Trophy At Westside

KFAB.. Chicago Cubs World Series Trophy Visits Omaha

Omaha World Herald.. Cubs World Series Trophy and Manager Joe Maddon visit Omaha

KMTV.. Cubs World Series Trophy Comes To Omaha

KMTV.. Westside grad named Preseason All-American

Omaha World Herald.. Omaha high schools students get a real life project

KMTV.. Westside Middle School students design phone app to fight depression


Omaha World Herald.. Computer science club at Westside Middle School wins award for app that would make people smile

Omaha World Herald.. Westside used 19-0 run for 6th straight victory

KETV.. Community remembers dedicated coach

Affinity Magazine.. Westside Student named one of 19 under 19 making a difference

KMTV.. Swanson Elementary gets students input on new building

The Morning Blend.. WHS’s Talented Show Choir hosts 30th anniversary fundraiser

KMTV.. Westside’s popular welding program looks to expand

KMTV.. Westside students learn marketing skills from former Husker turned Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee

WOWT.. Westside Middle School students win $5,000 in Verizon App challenge

KETV.. Westside Middle School students win $5,000 in Verizon App challenge

WOWT.. Westside, Millard South to play in the match of the unbeatens

Food Management Online.. District takes online orders from private school clients

KETV.. Omaha Westside beats Omaha North


The Link/Iowa State University.. Alumni profile: Dr. Suzanne Verma

WOWT.. Volunteers stock Westside Clothing Closet

Omaha World Herald.. Student-led initiatives focus on needs of others

The Bottom Line.. Dr. Enid Schonewise talks Nebraska Volleyball

WOWT.. Westside club delivers holiday cheer to children in need

KETV..Westside High students donate gifts to children

KMTV.. Prairie Lane student gives back for the holidays

KETV.. 4th grader spreads Christmas cheer


WOWT.. For Westside business students, lesson is donuts and coffee

Omaha World Herald.. Westside Grad named to Cambridge Boat Club squad

KMTV.. Prairie Lane celebrates Grandfriends Day

KMTV.. Elementary’s ‘Farm To School’ Program teaches children where their food comes from

KMTV.. Custodian digs in trash, saves girls retainer (and day)

WOWT.. Dumpster diving janitor saves the day

Omaha World Herald.. Competitive bowling program connects high schoolers with and without disabilities

KFAB.. Elementary school students honor vets

WOWT.. Students serve those who served

PBS.. Andrew Easton – PBS Lead Digital Innovator, Omaha Westside, #2

PBS.. Andrew Easton – PBS Lead Digital Innovator, Omaha Westside, #1

KMTV.. Westside Evaluates Technology in Schools

WOWT.. Knicely Done: Dr. McCann’s Return To The Classroom


Omaha World Herald.. Music is a ‘second life’ to Westside’s Chief Financial Officer

Westside Wired.. DECA Buddies

Omaha Fashion Week.. Westside Student selected to show collection at Omaha Fashion Week

Westside Wired.. English Teacher Recognized Nationally For Techniques

Nebraska Athletics.. Two Westside Leaders Honored For Roles On Iconic Nebraska Volleyball Teams

Westside Wired.. I Just See Jessa (Mini-Documentary on WHS PE Instructor Stephanie Jurgens)

KMTV.. Westside students creatively using technology

Omaha World Herald.. Westside scores above state average in all state writing tests

Omaha Magazine.. Teaching tech savvy teens

KETV.. Rockbrook educator & former Westside teacher speak about published book

Omaha World Herald.. Westside teachers publish children’s book

KETV.. Teen working on rehabilitation gets support from team, community

Omaha World Herald.. Westside School Board appoints lawyer to fill seat

KMTV.. Westside teacher spreads joy to children in Peru

Omaha World Herald.. Local districts share positions on club policies in schools


KMTV.. Westgate Elementary teacher uses standing desks to help students focus in class

Nebraska Loves Public Schools.. 1:1 Initiative profile

University of Nebraska-Lincoln.. Middle school students earn scholarships for perfect ACT scores

KMTV.. 8th grader scores earns perfect ACT score in science

WOWT.. 12-Year old earns full ride to UNL

Omaha World Herald.. Westside Middle School student earns full tuition scholarship

KETV.. Rockbrook students create cards for Nebraska Medicine patients

Westside Wired.. Westside student competes on the ice

KMTV.. Westside dad joins daughter in marching band

Westside Wired.. 2016 Homecoming Candidates Announced

WOWT.. Meet the Westside Warrior Marching Band

KMTV.. High tech video scoreboards give students big league experience

WOWT.. Safety upgrades at Westside Community Schools

Omaha World Herald.. NeSA scores released (including specifics about Westside)

KMTV.. Renovation project to transport dirt through neighborhoods

KMTV.. Westside holds Kindness Retreat for 4th graders

KETV.. Westside hosts Kindness Retreat

WOWT.. Westside residents get a heads up about construction traffic

KMTV.. Educator embraces new approach to math

Westside Wired.. Preview of Fall Theater Production: Little Women

Omaha World Herald.. 7 eyeing open seat on Westside School Board

Westside Wired.. Nebraska Attorney General talks Internet Safety for Westside Schools

Omaha World Herald.. Teachers encourage focus with standing desks

Nebraska Educational Technology Association.. Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann talks to NETA about being a Future Ready District

Anchor’s Away.. Westside grad and former Husker Ron Kellogg talks Nebraska Football, his future


Daily Nebraskan.. Ambitious freshman comes to UNL with 46 credits

KETV.. Creighton Basketball player Justin Patton visits Paddock Road

KETV.. Westside innovating through chairs and desks

KETV.. President recognizes two Westside educators

KMTV.. Westside’s PBiS program focuses on good behavior

Omaha World Herald.. Westside ACT scores rise in 2015-2016

Omaha World Herald.. Westside unaffected by increase in EpiPen prices

Omaha World Herald: Obama To Hail 4 Nebraska Math & Science Teachers

Westside Wired.. Teacher travels to Peru to donate thousands of books

162o The Zone..Head WHS Football Coach Brett Froendt talks to Sharp and Benning in the Morning

KETV.. Westside Football volunteers at US Triathlon

KETV.. Westside Spirit Squad performs in Kansas City      

KMTV.. Westside works to prevent cyberbullying

Omaha World Herald.. Parents saving money as children return to school

Omaha World Herald.. Local districts share positions on transgender students

Omaha World Herald.. Westside accepting BOE applications

Westside Wired.. Varsity Softball season preview

WOWT.. Westside grad in Rio for golf in Olympics


KETV.. Elementary School’s ‘Welcome Back’ video goes viral

KETV.. District reveals renovations for first day of school

JULY 2016

Omaha World Herald.. Westside Senior Attempting To Set World Record

ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )
MIDDLE SCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:15 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:44 )
HIGHSCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:10 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:50 )