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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.
Westside Community Schools Audit Report Available
The annual audit report for Westside Community Schools is now available.  It can be accessed by following this link.  The document is a 38-page PDF. 
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.

Big Idea Meeting
The Board of Education of School District 66, Douglas County, will hold a budget "Big Idea" meeting on Monday, June 1, 2015.  The meeting will be held at the ABC Building, 909 So. 76 Street. Click here to view the agenda.  
Kindergarten Registration for District Residents
District residents who have a child who will be 5 years old by July 31, 2015, should register their child for entrance into kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year.  For more information click here.
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
Anti-Defamiation League Gives WMS "No Place for Hate" Award
The students of WMS were presented the No Place for Hate School Award on Thursday, May 21, by the Anti-Defamation League.  No Place for Hate in schools seeks to provide a model for combating intolerance, bullying and hatred, in schools. During lunch students signed the Resolution of Respect.
Governor Visits WHS; Recognizes Students With Perfect College Entrance Scores
On May 21, Governor Pete Ricketts came to WHS to recognize metro area seniors who had perfect college entrance scores. WHS seniors Jennifer Solheim and Shaket Chaudhary (who both were error-free on the ACT) are pictured here with WHS Principal Maryanne Ricketts and the governor. Only 1/10 of one percent of high school students are able to ace the ACT with a perfect score. Nearly 1.85 million students took the ACT this past year.
Kindergarten Teacher Named Apple Distinguished Educator

Dustin Carlson, who teaches kindergarten at Rockbrook Elementary, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator.  The Apple Distinguished Educator Program began in 1994, and it recognizes K-12 and higher education instructors who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways.

Paddock Road Student Learn About Plants, Gardening
First grade students at Paddock Road Elementary recently took a field trip to a local garden store to learn more about plants.  In addition to seeing a variety of flowers, students brought back perennials for the school's community garden.  
Jump With Jill Nutrition Show Visits Westgate, Hillside
Students at Westgate and Hillside elementary schools enjoyed the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show, "Jump with Jill," on May 12.  The show used music and dance to celebrate healthy habits and provide nutrition information in a live concert format. "Jump with Jill" was created by a registered dietitian and professional musician, and the show uses singable anthems to get students moving and learning about healthy habits.
The Westside Community School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, age, national origin or disability.
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