Hillside News Brief

October 28, 2022

Important Upcoming Dates for You

Collaborative Community Club Meeting (Clubs in the district convene)

Tuesday, November 1, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Westside High in the LIttle Theater

One World Health Mobile at Hillside

Wednesday, November 2, from 8:00-3:00 p.m. (make an appointment at (402) 880-4870)

Hillside's Veterans' Day Assembly

Friday, November 11, from 8:50-9:20 a.m. in the North Gym at Hillside

Picture Retake Day at Hillside

Tuesday, November 15, starting at 8:30 a.m.

5th/6th Grade Music Program

Thursday, November 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Westside Middle School auditorium

Spirit Day at Hillside

Tuesday, November 22 (wear blue and orange OR Hillside spiritwear)

Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 23-Sunday, November 27 (no school)

6th Grade Strings Concert

Thursday, December 1, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Westside High School's auditorium

Hillside's Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events!

Unified Events are Coming!

Please access the newsletter below to find out about Unified activities:


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Health Screenings Coming Soon

Hillside Families:

Health screenings are coming Monday, November 14. This is a day our health team screens some health factors for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Here is some information for you:

Students in grades K-4 are screened each year for vision, hearing, height and weight. It takes about 3-5 min per student. Students remain with their class and will be screened in the North Gym


Student groups rotate to each of 3 stations, then they are finished with the screening. Information is private and will be entered into the PowerSchool system with limited access.

Student health screenings are a state regulation and not a requirement created by the district.

If a student already has this information from their pediatrician, the school can use that information. The school nurse goes through each child's chart to check to see if that information has already been gathered.

Health screening is a state requirement, and the information gathered is used only by the state. Your child is not identified as connected to that information when it is reported.

Please call the Hillside Healthroom Assistant, Mrs. Ecklebe at 402-390-6450 if you have questions about the screening.

Westside Foundation Seeks Your Input re: Summer Options

Hillside Families:

The Westside Foundation is seeking your input regarding options for the summer. If you are willing to give input, please take the survey below:

2023 Summer Survey

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Hillside's Parent/Teacher/Student Compact

Below is Hillside's Parent/Teacher/Student Compact. This is simply an agreement we make to support our students in attendance and hard work at school. We want the very best for our Hillside Tigers, and this agreement reminds us of our responsibilities to our students.

Music Programs for Hillside Families

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Cabaret at Westside High School

Dear Parents:

Please save the date for this year’s Cabaret, “Just Sing!" on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 and 6:00 pm. at Westside High School. Cabaret is one of our choir program’s largest fundraisers of the year and proceeds support ALL WHS vocal music initiatives. Tickets will go on sale on October 26th - $12 per adult and $10 per child, plus fees. (Complete ticketing information can be found at the bottom of this email.). Make sure you are buying tickets to the correct show for your student.

  • 2:00 pm - Freshman Choir, Warrior Choir, WX, SI and ATSC perform.
  • 6:00 pm - Concert Choir, Warrior Choir, WX, SI and ATSC perform.

Please support our choir programs by purchasing raffle tickets, which will go on sale Wednesday, October 26th. All show choir members will have tickets to sell in advance.

  • 1st Prize: 4 Tickets to Hairspray on 6/9/23
  • 2nd Prize: $250 VISA Gift Card
  • 3rd Prize: Sony XG300 Bluetooth Speaker

Winner will be drawn on 11/6/22 and need not be present to win!

We look forward to seeing you on November 6th!

Ticket information for Cabaret 2022 (please read carefully):

Ticket sales begin Wednesday, October 26 at 10 am. Tickets are sold online only at www.showtix4u.com/events/westside. There will be no ticket sales at the door, but they will be available for online purchase up until the start of the show. Ticket prices are $12 adults and $10 students. You will receive your tickets via email or text (if you provide a cell number at checkout) once your purchase is complete and can print them or download them to your phone to present at the event.

-All ticket sales are FINAL, NO REFUNDS, so please select your show and seats carefully.

-All tickets for Cabaret are reserved seating. Also please be sure if you purchase a handicapped seat, that you plan to use it for a wheelchair or other handicapped need. We have very few and need to save those for people who need them.

If you have ticket related questions, please contact Stephanie Cota at dscota@cox.net or 402-619-1642 (call or text).


Doran Johnson

Westside High School

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.
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Holiday Assistance

It’s hard to believe but the holiday season is right around the corner. As part of the Westside Community Schools family, we are fortunate to have some groups and organizations that are generous in many ways, especially when it comes to helping children.

Each year, several churches in the community, community service clubs and individual donors offer to help students whose families may be experiencing some temporary financial setbacks due to the tough economic times. These groups often donate a food basket, clothing and/or gifts. These items are meant to assist you in what you are already providing for your family.

If your family is not receiving assistance from other organizations, we are here to provide support. If you need assistance during the holiday season, please contact your school counselor Mrs. Victor. Her email is: victor.jennifer@westside66.net

Mentoring Opportunity

Consider donating one lunch time each week to be a TeamMates Mentor

Hillside is looking to expand our TeamMates program. Mentors are matched with a student, and “matches” meet once a week (usually during lunch/recess) in school during the academic year. Mentors and mentees usually play board games, shoot hoops, do a craft, or just talk. Each mentor has shared how the experience has changed THEM. To learn more about TeamMates, contact Mrs. Victor. Here are some thoughts on mentoring from a mentor who has been coming to Oakdale weekly for over two years:

Mentoring a young boy has provided me with the opportunity to appreciate how blessed I was to be the beneficiary of the thoughtful kindness and guidance I received from my own father and a singularly influential coach, both of whom were instrumental in influencing the man I was to become. Inspired by the impact these two men had on my life, I’m determined to emulate their example through my interactions with my mentee. My mentee, in turn, is blessing me with his youthful exuberance and innocent perspective as a creative and energetic young boy.

Please consider giving your time to impact Hillside student lives! If you are interested please reach out to Mrs. Victor at victor.jennifer@westside66.net.

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

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Special Community Club DISTRICT Meeting at WHS on November 1

Please consider attending the DISTRICT Community Club meeting at Westside High School (in the Little Theater) on Tuesday, November 1, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This is a special event, and Community Clubs from throughout the district will be coming together to learn about initiatives in our district. Please get involved and help our Hillside Tigers to learn and grow!
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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.

The Skill of the Week, 10/31-11/4/22 is:

Accepting Compliments

When you accept compliments, you:

  • Look at the person
  • Use a pleasant voice
  • Say, "Thank you"

We will be working on the above skill all week!

District Approved Snack List

Click here for approved snacks for students.