Hillside News Brief

March 3, 2023

Important Upcoming Dates for You

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Wednesday, March 15 (evening) & Thursday, March 16 (8:00-4:00) These conferences are by appointment; please watch your teacher's newsletter or email communication to sign up! THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MARCH 16 & 17!!

Raising Cane's Fundraiser for Hillside - Wednesday, March 15, from 3:00pm-9:00pm (see flier below)

No School - Friday, March 17 (Comp Day for teachers)

Boys and Girls Club Closed - Friday, March 17

Band-o-rama at Westside High School - Tuesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m.

K-1-2 Music Program at Westside Middle School - Thursday, March 23, 6:00-7:00 pm

Hillside Spirit Day - Friday, March 24

6th Grade Music Festival - Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m. at Westside High School

Hillside's Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events!

The Hillside Fun Run is Coming!

Hillside Families:

Our Community Club will be having a Fun Run fundraiser for Hillside on April 28 Right now, we are looking for businesses to sponsor t-shirts for our students to wear on the Fun Run day. If you, your employer, or your company would be interested in contributing, please contact Hillside's Community Club at d66hillside@gmail.com. Thanks for considering!

Westside is Rolling Out Phase 2 of the Bond!

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Bond Issue Meetings: More information for you!

There are several meetings to choose from regarding the Bond Issue. Representatives from Project Advocates will be on hand with Dr. Lucas at these meetings to help answer questions regarding Phase II projects.

Ballots will be mailed by the Douglas County Election Commission between April 17 and April 28, 2023

Ballots are due by May 9, 2023.

Phase II Bond

Attention 6th Grade Families-A Message from Westside Middle School's Principal

If you are the parent or guardian of a 6th grader who will be transitioning to Westside Middle School next fall, please read below. This is an exciting time!

We have several important dates we hope you mark on your calendar. Your first event is 6th Grade Information Night, an event organized to help introduce you and your student to their future school. Both students and parents are invited to 6th Grade Information Night; you may pick the night that works best for you. When you arrive, you will report to the Performing Arts Center (PAC).

Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00 - 7:30pm

Monday, March 27th at 6:00 - 7:30pm

Families will be attending three break out sessions in order to gain more information about WMS.

  • Middle School 101: Find out about dress code, expectations, bus, after school library program, ipads.

  • Grading: Learn from teachers about grading at Westside Middle School

  • Athletics/Clubs/Activities/Involvement: During this session, staff will discuss the different opportunities for students to be involved with at WMS.

  • Counselors will be available to ask questions about schedules, but they do not have a specific rotation.

The second event is Warrior Walkabout. This event, involving students only, allows current 6th graders to meet each other and explore Westside Middle School through fun activities. It will take place in the afternoon of Friday, May 12th during the normal school day. Students will eat at their elementary school and then travel by bus to Westside Middle School. This has been a very positive event in helping our students feel better about heading to middle school.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Westside Middle School! Please contact your child’s teacher or principal if you have additional questions. We will see you in March!

Kim Eymann

Principal, Westside Middle School

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Hillside Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming!

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Please help Community Club to provide a meal for evening conferences on March 15th

Hillside Families:

Community Club will, once again, provide a tasty conference meal for Hillside educators who are staying at school to meet with families scheduled for a conference on the evening of March 15. We will need food ready to go in the teachers' lounge starting at 5:00 p.m. Community Club officers are organizing a taco bar, and they NEED YOUR HELP! Please access the Sign Up Genius below to help feed our teachers! Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Hillside 1,000 Book Challenge!

It's time to read, read, read! Hillside's 1,000 Book Challenge is coming! Read below for more information.

Parents can submit the reading at home by using this link: https://forms.gle/ewPxsx57mAYYPwZCA

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Hillside Yearbooks: Chance to Order Will be at the End of April

Hillside Families:

Hillside yearbooks will be produced this year, and the link to order will be out at the end of April. We will sell yearbooks for about 2 weeks. They will be $18.00 each this year. Please watch the newsletter for the link to order!

Learning Express Shopping Opportunity

Learning Express is a local toy store with more than just entertaining toys.

Click for more info on Learning Express!

See below for a coupon for Hillside families!

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PBiS at Hillside and the Skill of the Week

PBiS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. This is our school wide (and district wide) method for supporting student positive behavior and success at school. Each week, we introduce or review a behavior skill for that week. This helps students to continue to grow their behavior skills each week.

Hillside emphasizes the "3-Be's"




We want all students to know how to be safe, respectful, and responsible, not only while at school, but in their life!

The Skill of the Week for 3/6 - 3/10/23 is:

Asking Permission

When you ask permission, you:

  • Look at the person
  • Use a calm and pleasant voice
  • Say, "May I..."
  • Accept the answer calmly

We will be working on the above skill all week!

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One World Mobile Medical Clinic at Hillside

The One World mobile medical clinic will be at Hillside the first Wednesday of every month. Westside is welcoming the One World clinic regularly to various locations in the district. The phone number families will call to schedule an appointment is (402) 880-4870. The mobile clinic is available to the staff of Westside Community Schools as well to students and their families.

Join Hillside's Community Club! All meetings except Nov. 1 begin at 6:00 p.m. in Hillside's Library

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District Approved Snack List

Click here for approved snacks for students.