Hillside News Brief

April 30, 2021

Dates for You

May 10 & 11 - Outdoor Education for 6th Graders (not an overnight)

May 14 (during the school day) - 6th grade goes to Warrior Walkabout

May 18 - Band performances at WHS: 5th grade @ 6:00 p.m.; 6th grade @ 7:30 p.m.

May 20 - Orchestra performances at WHS: 5th grade @ 6:00 p.m.; 6th grade @ 7:30 p.m.

May 27 - Last Day of School; Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

See below for 6th Grade Promotion Day Activities at Hillside!

Attention Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4-6

See below for a summer learning opportunity for your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader. The University of Nebraska Extension office is offering "Inventure Day."
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Elementary Instrumental Music Celebration Concert Information

Band and String Families, Band and Strings instructors are excited to announce the district wide end of the year celebration concerts! Each performer may have 4 guests in attendance with them at these events. Info about safety requirements and practices will be sent home as the dates approach. Please add the appropriate date and time for your student to your family calendars and reserve the night for this event. We cannot wait to gather together for a live performance to celebrate all that these students have accomplished as musicians throughout this unprecedented year!

Mrs. CJ, Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Matheson and Dr. Meints


Fifth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Fifth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Westside Middle School Show Choir

Have you always wanted to be a part of Westside show choir? Maybe you want to improve your voice or learn how to shake those bad dancing habits? Sorry parents, this ad is just for the kids. Westside Middle School is hosting their annual summer show choir camp June 7-11 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2021. Students will learn to sing and dance a full show as well as gain insights into the audition process for Westside Middle School Show Choir. The registration link and more information can be found here:

Westside Edge Show Choir Camp Webpage

Westside Community Schools Unified Event for May

Click on the link for information about the May Unified Event:


Community Resources

Click on the link below for some information about community resources:


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Middle School Health/Physical Immunization Requirements

By law, all incoming 7th graders must present evidence of having a complete physical examination, updated immunizations (Tdap is required by state law), and a dental exam prior to entering school. For missing immunizations, state law allows us to accept only valid medical exemption forms, signed by a physician or notarized religious exemption forms. A signed waiver form from parents/guardian refusing to provide physical exam documentation is also required. All forms are available from the District’s ABC Welcome Center on the westside66.net website under the Departments tab > Student Services > Health Forms section.

Physicians may print out results of the physical exam and immunizations on their forms (must have a MD signature) or you may print off a form on the Westside Middle School Website under Health Forms, a visit summary is not a physical form. Exams must be completed anytime after March 1, 2021, and before school starts in the Fall. Students planning to participate in sports must have a physical dated after May 1, 2021.

If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma, allergy, diabetes, or epilepsy, a health action plan is required. All action plans must be completed and signed by a doctor and may be found on the westside66.net website under the Departments Tab > Student Services> Health Forms section or can be picked up from the WMS main office. I will be checking my email periodically during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or contact the main office at WMS for general information.

Robin R. Newcomer, RN

Westside Middle School Nurse

phone 402-408-8652

fax 402-390-6454


2021 Warrior Girls' Golf Camp - Thursday, August 12

See the flyer below for information about this year's Warrior Girls' Golf Camp. This is an exciting opportunity happening for girls going into 2nd - 8th grades.
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Westside Early Childhood and Club 66 Summer Programs

See the flyer below for information regarding Westside's summer programs for Club 66 and Early Childhood.
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Specials Information for Extended Campus Learners

Extended Campus students should access their specials classes and assignments through the Specials App. The classes match the rotation of in person students.

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBiS) at Hillside

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is ongoing at our school. We have a school-wide program to address the behavioral needs of all of our students and to support positive behavior throughout our school. We love to recognize students who do the "right thing" and find ways to create good feelings about great behavior.

May Highlight:

Teaching expectations clearly and reviewing often:

Students benefit from multiple opportunities to review expectations and to practice behavior skills. We do not assume that students always remember the rules, and we know students need time to practice the skills they are learning in context. We can view negative behavior as a missing skills and work to assist and support students with attaining skills they need.

PBiS Skill of the Week

The skill for the week of 5/3 - 5/7/21 is Listening. When you do this well, you:

  • Look at the person who is talking and remain quiet
  • Wait until the person is finished talking before you speak
  • Show that you heard them by nodding your head, saying, "Okay," "That's interesting," or something affirmative

Our school works on different skills weekly; students can practice this every day!

Hillside Yearbook

Yearbooks are on their way from the publisher! If you did not order one early, we have ordered some extra yearbooks for sale! They are $17.00, cash or check payable to Hillside Elementary.
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