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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.
WCS 2013-14 Annual Report
Please click here to download a copy of the 2013-2014 annual report for Westside Community Schools.
Our Vision

We 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.

Westside Community Schools Audit Report Available
The annual audit report for Westside Community Schools is now available. áIt can be accessed by following this link. áThe document is a 38-page PDF.á
Open Enrollment Begins November 1st
Open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year begins November 1, 2014 and ends March 15, 2015.á Applications will be available on the District website beginning November 1st.á Contact Julie Thacker at 402-390-2107 after Nov. 1 with any questions.á
A list of frequently asked questions can also be found here. á
Student In-District Transfer Request for 2015-16 School Year
To request a 2015-16 in-district transfer for your K-5th grade student, clickáhere.
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.á For more information click here.
Imagine a District
Westside Community Schoolsáis 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. áMore information is available atáImagineADistrict.org. áAn online comment form is also available.áá

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

Imagine a District from Westside Community Schools on Vimeo.


Happening in Our District
WHS Home Room Giving
More than 100 WHSáhome roomsáadopted families within the District who have expressed a holiday season need. áOn Tuesday, Dec. 16, students brought in wrapped present to the Guidance Office, which has coordinated the donation program. áThe project is spearheaded by the high school's Key Club. áA slideshow is available by following this link. á

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SkillsUSA Makes Fleece Blankets For Open Door Mission
The Westside Middle SchooláSkillsUSA Club's most recent service learning project was making handmade fleece tie blankets for the Open Door Mission's Lydia House and Crisis Center.á The groupágathered recently after school to have a blanket making party, and a couple days later traveled to the Open Door Mission to deliver the blankets.á Their donation even made the Open Door Mission's Facebook page, garnering several Likes, Comments, and Shares.á
More than 40 Students Join Hour of Code Event at WMS
The Westside Middle School Computer Science Club hosted an Hour of Code Event on Dec. 8 to kick off Computer Science Education Week. á More than 40 students cameátogether after school to learn computer programming.á
A Small-Scale Construction Project
At the start of December,áWestside Community Schools early childhood peer model classroom has been learning about trees. áStudents and staff focused on the life cycle of a tree, parts of a tree, and how animals and people use trees. One thing the students learned is that people use trees to build many types of homes. To conclude the, families were invited to join their child at school and build a house with crackers and candy that were donated by the parents.
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