Hillside News Brief

January 20, 2023

Important Upcoming Dates for You

Heads Up! February is Black History Month!

5th/6th Band Concert: Monday, January 23 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Westside Middle School

Boys' and Girls' Club CLOSED: Friday, January 27

One World Health Mobile at Hillside: Wednesday, February 1 (please call for appointment-402-880-4870))

NO SCHOOL (Teacher Work Day) - February 10

Hillside's Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events!

Resources for Families regarding Bullying and Cyberbullying

The National Institutes of Health recognizes bullying as a significant public health problem. In the social media era, harassment and intimidation take place both offline and on, which amplifies the severity of aggression and stress in children and their parents. Children’s Hospital has made available this 15 minute “Just Kids Health” episode on Bullying & Cyberbullying to help parents understand bullying behaviors and how to address signs of bullying and prevent it. To best support our students, Westside is pleased to provide system-wide, bullying prevention programming to tackle bullying behavior.

We-Side Unified Polar Plunge Information

The Polar Plunge is coming our way! This is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics. All plungers must register and sign a waiver to plunge and are asked to have a minimum goal of $50 for donations. The $50 is a goal but not required in order to plunge.

General Event Info:

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

To register to plunge (online registration is recommended):

Visit the link (https://www.classy.org/campaign/omaha-polar-plunge-2023/c458512) and select “Become a Fundraiser”

Next select “Join A Team”


Principal Bailey Needs Your Input!

Each year, we aim to improve how we do things at Hillside. Please take a moment to complete the survey below. We thank you for your input!

2022-23 Hillside Family Survey

Big picture
Big picture

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 1/23 - 1/27/23 is:

Following Instructions

When you follow instructions, you:

  • Look at the person
  • Say, "Okay"
  • Do what you've been asked to do right away

We will be working on the above skill all week!

Big picture

Music Programs for Hillside Families

Big picture

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

Big picture
District Approved Snack List

Click here for approved snacks for students.