Westside Pride

February 2023

Board of Education Meeting: Monday, February 6

The next Board of Education Meeting will take place Monday, February 6 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!

My Why: Paddock Road Elementary
My Why: Oakdale Elementary
My Why: WHS West Campus


2-Hour Late Starts

THANK YOU to all of our staff, students and families who made our first 2-Hour Late Start in recent years a success. Thanks to your cooperation, patience and support, we were still able to have a great day of instruction on January 19!

We are also grateful to all of you who shared feedback on what worked and what didn't; we have taken those comments into consideration and updated our 2-Hour Late Start procedures. CLICK HERE to review, or you can click the button below.

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Bowling: District Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS to both the Westside Girls and Boys Bowling Teams, who won their respective District Championships! For the first time in program history, both teams will head to State together under the new leadership of Coach John McDonald.

CLICK HERE for more information on State and how you can support the team!

Signing Day: 19 Warriors Commit To Collegiate Sports

19 Westside Warrior student athletes accepted offers from colleges and universities across the nation as part of February 1 National Signing Day. Our students plan to continue their athletic and academic careers at various institutions next fall. CLICK HERE for more information about each student athlete!

Westside Dance Team Headed to Nationals!

Good luck to Westside Dance as they head to compete in Orlando! Our Warriors are competing in the 2023 National Dance Team Championships; this is the second year in a row Warriors will represent our school on the national stage! GOOD LUCK, WARRIORS!

CLICK HERE for more from KETV!

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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Be Bold, Get Cold, and Support WE-SIDE Unified!


Special Olympics Nebraska - Polar Plunge

Date: February 11, 2023

Time: Check-in: 9:30am, Plunge: 11am

Location: Lake Zorinsky

156th and F St, Omaha, NE 68137

Post-Plunge Party: Brewsky's Food & Spirits

15350 Weir St

Polar Plunge is WE-SIDE Unified's annual fundraising event in partnership with Special Olympics Nebraska. Whether you want to take the plunge or support our team, we appreciate your help in continuing to provide and grow our Unified Activities.

Holiday Assistance Program Results

To our nearly 300 sponsors:

On behalf of every single family that you helped support during our 2022 Holiday Assistance Program... THANK YOU!

Your generous support makes it possible for our social workers to identify ALL families at every single school building who need a helping hand, without any reservation that there may not be enough assistance to go around.

Whether you shopped for a student or students, purchased items for the Westside Clothing Closet, or made a donation of cash or gift cards for our Social Workers to use to assist families with groceries, your generosity is what makes Westside Community Schools such a special place.

From our Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists, from our District Leadership Team and building Principals, and especially on behalf of every family that you helped support, our heartfelt thanks.

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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!

Behind The Calendar - FEBRUARY

Our featured photo in our printed district calendar for February 2023 showcases two of our Paddock Road Elementary students, Maddox Martin and Jaxson Edkins, named Student of the Month in the 2021-22 school year!

"At Paddock Road, each classroom teacher and specialist teacher has the opportunity to recognize a student of the month who is consistently demonstrating behavior that is safe, respectful, and responsible while at school," said Paddock Road Principal Scott Becker. "This recognition is a great way to celebrate our students who are going above and beyond here at Paddock Road. Each month we have the opportunity to invite these students to the front office for a celebration. Students receive a fun prize and are included in a picture that is displayed in our hallway for all to see. Students of the month also have an opportunity to join for a special lunch with our school counselor. This recognition allows teachers to regularly look for the amazing things are students are doing on a daily basis, and provides an opportunity for our students to celebrate each other as well!"

From Jaxson's family: 'Jaxson says he feels proud and excited to be chosen as Student of the Month. He hopes to get Student of the Month again and is excited to see his friends get the chance as well!'

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 Wrestling Gear Available!

Love wrestling? Love Westside or want to support our Westside Middle School wrestlers? NEW GEAR AVAILABLE!

CLICK HERE to view and order!

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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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