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NOTICE OF MEETING OF SELECTION COMMITTEE FOR CONSTRUCTION
MANAGER AT RISK FOR THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONS AND
RENOVATIONS TO THE WESTSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - COMMUNITY
CONFERENCE CENTER BUILDING LOCATED AT 3534 SOUTH 108TH STREET,
OMAHA, NEBRASKA (THE PROJECTS)
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Construction Manager at Risk (CM@R) Selection
Committee (Selection Committee) appointed by the Board of Education of the Westside Community
School District according to the Political Subdivisions Construction Alternatives Act, Neb. Rev.
Stat. §§ 13-2901, et. seq., will be held at 8:00 o’clock A.M. on November 25, 2015, in the Board of
Education Meeting Room of the Westside Community Schools – WCS Administrative Offices (ABC
Building) located at 909 South 76th Street, Omaha, Nebraska or other designated room of such ABC
Building, which meeting will be open to the public.
The purpose of the meeting of the Selection Committee is to discuss, consider and take all necessary
action with regard to the review of the proposals received on November 23, 2015, from prospective
candidates for the position of Construction Manager at Risk for the construction of additions and
renovations to the Community Conference Center building located at 3534 South 108th Street,
Omaha, Nebraska (Project), and the development and adoption of procedures for the review of the
proposals received, the evaluation of the proposals received from the prospective candidates
submitting proposals, and ranking of candidates and selection of prospective finalist candidates to
interview for CM@R position.
An agenda of such meeting, kept continuously current, is available for public inspection at the office
of the Superintendent of Schools located in the WCS Administrative Offices (ABC Building) located
at 909 South 76th Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK
SELECTION COMMITTEE (SELECTION
COMMITTEE) APPOINTED BY THE BOARD
OF EDUCATION, WESTSIDE COMMUNITY
- December 1, 2015
- January 5, 2016
- February 2, 2016
- March 1, 2016
- April 5, 2016
- May 3, 2016
- June 7, 2016
He can quote the favorite sayings of billionaire investor Warren Buffett and discuss the benefits of buying a home in a good neighborhood.
So it’s probably no surprise the Swanson Elementary sixth-grader won a grand prize -- $1,500 to be used for his education – in the Money Confident Kids essay contest sponsored by T. Rowe Price and Scholastic Inc.
To enter, students had to interview a parent or guardian about money management, asking about a time he or she set a financial goal and then made saving and spending choices to reach it.
Nathan interviewed his mom, Irene Au. Her goal was to save for his college education, so she invested in a 529 education savings plan. Nathan wrote about her goal and her plan.
Nathan plans to invest his winnings. “I save up a lot of money," he said, "but I never have the guts to actually spend it." Click here for the rest of the story.
Stucky will represent Nebraska at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Washington, D.C., in February. She also will be among 35 winners who will travel to Peru this summer as global fellows.
The first-ever Pathway to Personalization Seminar built on what District elementary schools already are doing with their extended learning time but gave students a longer block to explore their interests, said Jenny Henningsen, Excellence in Youth Coordinator for Swanson and Prairie Lane schools.
Students created “tickets” outlining their “passion projects.” The final list ranged from creating items with light-up, sewn-in circuitry to learning how to use a 3D printer, not to mention artwork and writing.
Most plan to continue their projects. Swanson fourth-graders Charlie Yale and Weston Siebler want to create presentations about what they learned and write a speech to persuade benefactors to fund a 3D printer for their school. Click here for more photos.
The awards were announced at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Matt Rasgorshek, WHS online and broadcast media adviser, said WTV has been nominated for Pacemakers in the past but had never won one -- not to mention two. The Pacemakers are to scholastic journalism what the Emmy Awards are to the television industry.
A story by Jon Bass (class of '15) about a graffiti artist earned second place in the Feature Story category. Click here to watch it.
A piece about "Coach Al" by Connor Flairty (class of '15) received Honorable Mention in the Sports Story category. Watch it here.
Students and visitors stood with their hands over their hearts and sang the national anthem, led by Principal Cynthia Bailey. Then they filed into the gym for rolls and coffee, capped by presentation of the colors by students from the school’s Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups.
Hillside was one of a number of Westside Schools to host Veterans Day breakfasts and programs to thank veterans. Oakdale’s breakfast included music. Staff wore T-shirts with American flags and the words, “Thank you,” on the back. Prairie Lane students offered salutes; Paddock Road celebrated veterans at an assembly. Loveland raised the flag, and Westgate hosted a breakfast.
Bailey also thanked servicemen and women at the close of the Hillside ceremony. “What we do wouldn’t be possible without what you’ve done,” she said. Click here for the rest of the story. Click here for a slideshow featuring Veterans Day events.
In a mock election wrapping up the WHS Political Campaign Project, Frerichs out-polled Democratic candidate Stephanie Dong and a write-in candidate.
During the project, students in American Government and AP American Government classes – 250 or more – divide into sections representing 17 states, each holding its own congressional race and participating in a “national” election for president.
Jon Preister, American Government team leader, said the project is intended to make lessons as close to real life as possible, not just to engage students in class but also to prepare them as citizens.
Frerichs and Dong were nominated in mock party conventions that resembled down to the skimmer hats and speeches the real conventions that will be held this summer in Philadelphia and Cleveland. Click here for the rest of the story. Click here for a slideshow with more convention action.