Westside Pride

January 2023


Board of Education Meeting: Tuesday, January 17

The next Board of Education Meeting will take place Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the ABC Administration Building, 909 S. 76th St. All meeting materials will be posted on our website once available.

Each Wednesday, our dedicated staff members throughout our district will share their personal stories about why they choose Westside! We hope you will click below to watch our videos shared in December, and keep an eye out for next week's #MyWhyWednesday video from Paddock Road Elementary!

My Why: Swanson Elementary School
My Why: Westbrook Elementary School


Join Our Team!

Need a new job in the New Year? We want YOU to join our team of Warriors at Westside Community Schools! Current openings include:

  • Guest Teachers
  • Personal Care Nurses & CNAs
  • Educational Assistants
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Nutritional Services

Great benefits, full & part time with flexible schedules. CLICK HERE to apply now!

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Showcase Your Business in our 2023/2024 School Calendar!

We are looking forward to our 2023/2024 school year already! As we prepare for the upcoming year, we have already starting planning for our District calendar. Each school year we distribute a FREE District Calendar to all of our students and staff, and we are thrilled to provide this resource once again to our community through our calendar partner, Fun2Raise.

We feel it is extremely important that we provide the opportunity to our local community to be a part of our printed district calendar; you are the community in Westside Community Schools! We invite you to market your business inside this comprehensive calendar. Your business will be able to grow within our District 66 community and beyond, while allowing us to provide this complete resource, at no cost to our taxpayers, to our school district families. This calendar has customized school district dates, event schedules for the entire year, contact information, a peek ahead to the next school year, and much more. As a Westside family and/or community member, you will receive priority ad placement for the 2023/2024 calendar.

If you or someone you know would like to market inside the Westside Community Schools printed 2023/2024 calendar:

  • please email Jodi Rankin at jodi@fun2raise.com; or
  • call Jodi directly at 952-641-7100 x 101.
  • Fun2Raise Marketing can also design and create your customized ad message to help build brand awareness for your business!

Thank you for your consideration!


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Our School Social Workers Are Here For You!

Our caring team of school social workers are here to support your child and family! If you need food, clothing, utilities, or other support, contact your principal, or click above for our latest Social Worker newsletter!


Westside Vi Vi 2022

Behind The Calendar - JANUARY

Our featured photo in our printed district calendar for January 2023 showcases our 2022 award-winning Simply Irresistible Show Choir. Led by WHS Associate Choral Director Greg Woodin, this all-female ensemble had THREE 1st Place finishes in the 2022 season!

"We just had a ton of fun - but they also worked their tails off," said Woodin. "They were a tight-knit group, and combining that with the work, dedication and joy they had on stage together just made the group elevate SI to new levels. Making it to finals and placing ahead of mixed voice varsity groups was a huge deal and was just a culmination of how close those girls were and the dedication to being the best musicians they could be. We couldn't have done it without an amazing award-winning band who put in countless hours behind the scenes to lay down a bedrock of rhythm and accompaniment that makes our show even better. Our choreographers gave us stuff that fit perfectly, and our arranger made our vision come to life. It takes a village for these groups to be great. Additionally, last year's show was a bit of a passion project of mine as well - our theme "Finding yourself in the Wilderness" provided us with music that brought about deep discussions on how we can make small changes to make big impacts on a global scale. Something I'm passionate about as a teacher, and as a human of this world."

"Simply Irresistible is particularly special - most if not all of them have the goal of being in ATSC, so it's composed of singers that could easily be in other varsity mixed groups. And that's not a slight on those groups at all, it's a testament to the quality of Westside's choral program as a whole. We have SO many people that audition and want to perform at the highest level, so for these people in SI to commit to this group is especially incredible. I am so grateful to get to teach SI and these young people that are so committed to this program, but also committed to their growth not just as musicians, but as people who will someday run the world!"

Have you received a printed calendar for the 2022-23 school year? This annual family favorite is provided FREE to all Westside students, families and students thanks to local, community businesses. Get yours at your child's school, or by emailing communications@westside66.net!

Download the Westside Community Schools App!

Quick access to lunch menus? Easy checks of school calendars? The latest news from the district and your child's school? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

CLICK HERE to download the FREE APP for Westside Community Schools!

In one click, you can personalize the information important to you and your family including which schools to follow, important district news and updates, PowerSchool access, and MySchoolBucks - all in one place! You can also search for the app - Westside Community Schools - in the Apple Store and via Google Play.

Download the Westside Warriors Activities App!

Stay up to date on the latest game schedules, rosters, late changes, and more on our NEW Westside Warriors activities app! This great tool provides information on all Varsity sports, with plans to include additional activities.

Search 'Westside Warriors' wherever you get your apps!


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Westside Jazz Combo Available For Bookings

Jazz up your next event!

The Westside Jazz Combo is available to play at your gathering, wedding or party! Book them now for any occasion!

Contact krueger.thomas@westside66.net for rates and availability.

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The following flyers and information have been provided by community partners not affiliated with Westside Community Schools. We do not endorse any of the following organizations or events, but are providing this information at no cost as a public service to our children, families, staff and community. For questions, please email communications@westside66.net.

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Omaha Children's Museum 2022-23 Line Up

The Omaha Children's Museum invites you to check out their 2022-23 Family Guide! This 8-page guide has full details on schedules and programming provided for children in the coming months.

Click here for details!