Excellence in Youth
Westside Community Schools
December 2021 Recap
INTEREST & TALENT DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL LEARNERS!
District Spelling Bee
The 2021-22 WCS District Spelling bee was held at WMS on December 17th. The top spellers from each elementary school, along with the top spellers from WMS competed to determine the 1st place speller in WCS.
After 11 rounds of amazing spelling, Brock L. from Westgate came in first place!
Brock will represent Westside at the Omaha Sports Commission Spelling Bee which will be held on February 26th, 2022 at UNO. The champion of the Omaha Sports Commission Spelling Bee will advance to the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, May 30th through June 3rd, 2022.
Congratulations to these top spellers
District Overall Winners
Brock L. 1st Westgate
Avery K. 2nd Hillside
Naomi C. 3rd Westgate
WCS District Spelling Bee Contestants
Hour of Code
Every year in December, Westside classes join millions of students around the world celebrating Computer Science Education Week with the Hour of Code.
The Hour of Code activities are available year-round. Try an activity here!
EARN A BADGE . . . or 12!
Earn 12 badges to achieve the acclaimed "Digital Dozen" and earn a prize and recognition! Choose from hundreds of badge options on the EY Website or choose one below to get kick started!
Digital Dozen Winners
Congratulations to Willa B. from Prairie Lane and Krish P. from Swanson who are the most recent Digital Dozen recipients for the 21-22 school year!
The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce Whitney L. from Rockbrook as the first recipient of the Digital Dozen award for this school year!
This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Website (ey.westside66.org), which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and Whitney should be proud of this accomplishment!
Shout Out - Half Way There!
The EY Team would like to give a shout out to the following students who have earned 6 or more badges. These students are well on their way to earning the Digital Dozen. Keep it up!
Teddy B. from Swanson
Jonny D. from Loveland
Sammie M. from Hillside
Krish P. from Swanson
Camden P. from Loveland
Eloise P. from Rockbrook
Emery P. from Oakdale
Chloe S. from Prairie Lane
Bianca S. from Hillside
Henry H. from Sunset
Thea F. from Sunset
SPARK YOUR LEARNING!
Looking for a really fun STEAM challenge that you can do at home? This mystery bag design challenge is perfect to do at home over break with a sibling or friend.
In this activity, you will use a bag of mystery materials (an assortment of recyclables and other random items) and then a challenge card stating a building challenge to do with those materials. Then you use those “mystery” materials to complete the challenge.
EY WEBSITE - YOUR ONE STOP INFORMATION HUB!
All students are encouraged to participate in the opportunities posted, regardless of whether they have been identified for the EY Program. Students can participate independently by accessing the opportunities at home or during tech time at school. Teachers may also facilitate these whole and small-group enrichment opportunities for students in the classroom.
Click below to check out all our website has to offer!