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Upcoming Events
8/12/2015
10/3/2015
- VI-VI 2015
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
A Tradition of Excellence
Welcome to Westside Community Schools, located in the heart of Omaha Nebraska. Westside is a nationally-acclaimed public school district - one of the very best in the United States. Our superior staff, administration and Board of Education are committed to excellence in education for all students. Westside Community Schools provides high academic and behavioral expectations in a caring, friendly environment. We are proud of our strong record of success.
Our Vision

Westside Community Schools will relentlessly pursue innovative educational ideals and promise to personalize learning for every student. We invite the challenge of developing a community of learners who embrace a broader, richer definition of success.

Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education of School District 66, Douglas County, will meet at the ABC Building, 909 So. 76 Street, on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 
District Now Using Google Calendar
Westside Community Schools is now using a Google calendar system.  We are no longer using the calendar embedded on our District website.  We hope the new calendar system will provide you easier access to our school information. To view the new calendar, use this link:
Online Free/Reduced Meals Application Available
Westside Community Schools is now offering parents/guardians the opportunity to apply for free/reduced lunch online. The website is accessible at wcsapplyforfreelunch.heartlandapps.com.  
 
The Heartland Apps site uses RSA Data Encryption, which will allow District parents/guardians to enter their information into a system that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, etc. This technology is used by many banks and retailers, and is considered one of the most secure on the web.
 
Parents/guardians can complete their free/reduced applications online, 24 hours a day, even from their phones.  
 
Also, please know that parents/guardians can still complete a traditional paper application if they are not comfortable with the online process.  
Bond Oversight Committee to Meet Aug. 4
The first meeting of the Bond Oversight Committee will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m.  All meetings for the BOC will be held at the ABC Building, 909 S. 76th Street.  The public is welcome to attend.  The likely meeting schedule for the 2015-16 school year:
  • September 1, 2015
  • October 6, 2015
  • November 3, 2015
  • December 1, 2015
  • January 5, 2016
  • February 2, 2016
  • March 1, 2016
  • April 5, 2016
  • May 3, 2016
  • June 7, 2016
Online Enrollment Forms Now Available
We are excited to announce that starting July 1, families who reside within the district boundaries of the Westside Community Schools can begin enrolling new students by completing most forms online. If your child(ren) are not currently enrolled in our schools but will be attending when school resumes in August, click on the link below to begin the process. 

Once your online form is submitted, you will receive instructions on documents you will need to bring to our new Westside Welcome Center, located at the ABC Building, 909 South 76th Street.  Click HERE to begin enrolling a new student.
Imagine a District
Westside Community Schools is currently engaged in a large-scale project to modernize and re-shape its facilities to better serve its faculty and students as the District meets the challenges of delivering and receiving uniquely individualized education in an increasingly global and interconnected world.  More information is available at ImagineADistrict.org.  An online comment form is also available.  

This short video captures how Westside Community Schools is looking ahead to meet
the educational needs of current and future students. 

Imagine a District from Westside Community Schools on Vimeo.


Happening in Our District
New Teachers for 2015-16
The District has hired 48 new teachers for the 2015-16 school year.   The first day of school for students is set for Aug. 12. 
Bergman to Recieve Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
WHS science teacher Angela Bergman has been named a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The White House made the announcement.

This year’s 108 awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a Washington, DC, event later this summer.

Bergman has taught science for 13 years. During this time, she taught Earth Space Online classes, Natural Science, and Biology. For the last eight years, she has taught Earth and Space Science to 10th and 11th graders at Westside High School. As the Earth and Space Science Team Leader, Bergman has written and coordinated the curriculum for the instructors on the team.

WHS Teachers Goes to Space Camp
Judith Stucky, a physics teacher at WHS, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NASA’s official Visitor Information Center for the Marshall Space Flight Center. The educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and decision-making.
 
Stucky was part of the Space Academy for Educators Program, which is designed for teachers who want to advance education in the STEM fields. She experienced astronaut simulators and took a virtual tour into space. Trainees also followed lesson plans based on NASA content (which is correlated to the National Science Education Standards) and received content and knowledge to pass on to their students in the classroom. 
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