Westside Unified

...Serving the Unique Needs of All Learners

STAFF INFO EDITION

What Are Unified Activities?

We are excited to share about the 2nd year of Westside Community School's Unified Activities initiative.


What is Westside Unified?

Activities designed for the partnering of students with and without an intellectual disability.


What Can I Do?

When your building is hosting a Unified Activity we encourage you to consider volunteering.


Also, you can help in identifying positive peer role models. Work alongside your Special Education Team to partner students that would attend in support of a student with a disability.


All educators are an important part of developing a culture of inclusion.


Who Participates?

Both students with and without a disability. Unified Activities is a program of Special Olympics Nebraska focused on supporting students with intellectual disabilities however all students can participate in the spirit of developing inclusive practices across our schools and community.


When Do Events Happen?

Typically monthly, hosted at the various schools across our district. Information about Unified Activities is sent to schools for inclusion in newsletters and other building communications.

Unified Floor Hockey

Saturday, Jan. 11th 2020 at 11am-12pm

9503 Walnut Street

Omaha, NE

Where: Sunset Hills Elementary, 9503 Walnut St, Omaha, NE 68124

When: Jan 11th, 2019 - 11:00am-12:00pm

What: An opportunity for fun, friendship, and hockey skills aimed at partnering peers with and without an intellectual disability.

RSVP: Please complete the following Registration to help us plan for this event.

Help Us Spread the Word

Help us get kids excited about this event. Print this poster and have kids color and decorate. This could serve as a fun inclusion activity to help develop partner relationships before the event.

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Unified Floor Hockey Student Registration

Please make sure to complete this registration so we can plan for your child's attendance.

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast-growing initiative that brings students with and without intellectual disabilities together.


As Unified Champion Schools, we partner with Special Olympics Nebraska to implement a three-component strategy focused on Inclusive Sports, Inclusive Youth Leadership, and Whole-School Engagement. These three components bring students with and without intellectual disabilities together to promote a positive school climate, develop physical fitness, prevent bullying, enhance student engagement, and promote student leadership skills.

Coming Soon - Polar Plunge!

Polar Plunge is one of the primary ways we raise money to support our Unified Activities in Westside. We hope you'll consider signing up or contributing to this worthy cause.

Westside Community Schools - Unified Activities

Mission

The mission of the Westside Community School District, as an innovative educational system, is to ensure academic excellence and to serve the unique needs of all learners.


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.