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.
Douglas County School District No. 66, a.k.a. Westside Community Schools, will receive bids for a
combined contract, including general construction, mechanical, and electrical work, for the new Oakdale Elementary School located at 9801 West Center Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68124. In addition, right-of-way improvements to the adjacent access road and utilities are included in the work.
The building is two (2) stories in height, and has a total area of approximately sixty-one thousand five
hundred (61,500) square feet. Bids must be on a Lump Sum basis.
Bids will be received until 2 p.m. (CDT), on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, by Joel McWilliams with Project
Advocates, Owner’s representative, at the ABC Building, 909 South 76th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114. Bids received after this time will not be accepted.
PRE-BID CONFERENCE: The Owner and the Architect-Engineer will hold a Pre-Bid Conference at ABC Building, Conference Room B-C, located at 909 South 76th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114 on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. All prime bidders are encouraged to attend. Click here for the complete bid invitation.
The Westside Community School District (“Westside” or “District”), an independent public
school District located in Omaha, Nebraska, is currently accepting proposals for a partnership
with a College and/or University (“Institution”) for offering a Masters Degree in Teacher
Leadership or a related area (“Program”). The District’s current Master’s program is funded by
the District and designed in a way that teachers pursuing a Master’s Degree can attend any
College or University and be given reimbursement up to what it would cost to attend a local
university. We would like to offer a blended Program through a partnership with a degree
offering Institution. The Institution will work closely with the District to guide the Program and
ensure the course standards are taught, however, components of the instruction would reflect the
District’s strategic plan and goals. Click here for the complete request for proposals.
Proposals are due Monday, August 1, 2016, at 2 p.m. and must be submitted to:
Dr. Mark Weichel, Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning, Westside Community Schools, 900 So 76th Street, Omaha, NE 68114 firstname.lastname@example.org
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To enroll a K-12 student for NEXT School Year (2016-17), click HERE. (District residents ONLY.)
The Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation honored District 66 teachers Sarah Schau and Deb Fayman with the 17th annual Distinguished Teacher Award. The teachers were recognized at an awards ceremony at Westside High School. Each teacher received a $10,000 award.
Schau teaches business and marketing at Westside High School. Fayman is a reading coordinator at Westgate Elementary. Throughout their careers, these teachers have demonstrated the highest standards of leadership and professionalism.
This award is presented to those teachers who, through their exemplary teaching and devoted service, have positively influenced the lives of young people.
Joseph Renzulli, a pioneer of gifted education and talent development, and his colleagues will lead a two-day institute at Westside High School. Renzulli is director of the Neag Center for Creativity, Gifted Education and Talent Development at the University of Connecticut.
By promoting enjoyment, engagement and enthusiasm for learning, Renzulli wrote, the approach improves student achievement and attendance and minimizes suspensions.
Several Westside schools initially piloted the "schoolwide enrichment model." Today, it has expanded to the majority of the District's buildings and is an element of Westside's efforts to personalize learning for every student.
The Bravo Award recognizes teachers who skillfully and successfully tap the unique academic, social, emotional and/or physical talents of students and who inspire students to fully engage in school and/or community life. The Bravo Award comes with $500. Click here to read more about what these amazing educators do for kids every day.