Westside Pride

March 2023

Board of Education Meeting: Monday, March 6

The next Board of Education Meeting will take place Monday, March 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.

School Board Authorizes Master Facilities Bond Phase II

In 2013, Westside Community Schools developed a 15-year Facilities Master Plan, identifying approximately $240 million dollars in work that needed to be completed throughout District 66 in the coming years. In 2014, voters approved the bond for Phase I of this plan, for $79.9 million dollars worth of work focusing on safety and security throughout all buildings and campuses, including new buildings for Sunset Hills, Oakdale, Swanson and Prairie Lane, and extensive remodeling work at Westside Middle School. All projects were completed on time and on budget.

At the February 21, 2023, Board of Education meeting, members voted unanimously to authorize Westside Community Schools to pursue Phase II of the Facilities Master Plan initially established in 2013. Extensive research and discussion involving the Westside Facilities Task Force identified top needs as part of this phase, with an estimated cost of $121 million dollars. This will be decided by our voters on May 9th through a MAIL-IN election.

Phase II will include:

  • new schools for Westgate Elementary, Hillside Elementary and Loveland Elementary;
  • repairs and projects at Westside Middle School, Westside High School and Westbrook Elementary;
  • new storm shelter, gym and early childhood areas at Paddock Road Elementary and Rockbrook Elementary;
  • and handicap accessibility at the ABC Administration Building, as well as needs at Underwood Hills Early Childhood Center.

The Bond for Phase II, if passed by voters, will require Westside Community Schools to increase the tax levy by a maximum of 4.9 cents. It is important to note our current tax levy is 9.9 cents lower than it was in 2018-2019.

  • This would add $49 of annual, additional taxes to the owner of a $100,000 home.
  • This would add $98 of annual, additional taxes to the owner of a $200,000 home.
  • This would add $147 of annual, additional taxes to the owner of a $300,000 home.

Westside Community Schools leaders will hold at least 25 public meetings and tours across the district throughout March, April and May, to offer as much transparency and information as possible regarding this important initiative. Please click the button below for locations, dates and times. You may also email communications@westside66.net with any questions you may have.

The first meeting will take place Thursday, March 2 at Hillside Elementary beginning at 6:30pm; all are welcome to attend.

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Westside Students Continue to Show High Academic Achievement & Success

CONGRATULATIONS to Westgate Elementary and Prairie Lane Elementary, district recipients of our annual awards highlighting excellence in teaching and learning in reading and math. We encourage you to look at the photos above to learn more about their impressive achievements!

Westside continues to celebrate all students and staff showing exceptional success in academic fields. In recent weeks:

  • Seven Westside High School students competed in the Regional Science Olympiad, and all placed in at least one event;
  • 12 Westside students competed in area Mathletes events, with one student qualifying for the state competition;
  • 298 of our WHS seniors, 54% of the entire class, made 1st Semester Honor Roll, with similar numbers reported for freshman, sophomores and juniors.

With the help of our talented, award-winning staff members, we will continue to evaluate our teaching and learning and how we can best support every student succeed in our mission for academic excellence!

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Become a Warrior! Westside Middle School Tour

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!


80+ Attend February Community Walk

Thank you to everyone who participated in our February Community Walk! More than 80 people attended the Great Plains Black History Museum event. They toured the exhibits which detail the community's deep roots in Omaha and its part in the city's development.

A big thank you to the Black History Museum for hosting the event!

Black History Month Assembly

Students from Westside Community Schools and Lincoln Public Schools presented original pieces celebrating Black History Month before a packed house at Westside High on February 27.

Wonderful writing, presentations and information shared with those who attended.

Special thank you to District Projects Coordinator Brittney Bolkovac for the powerful program! CLICK HERE to watch online!

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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!

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.

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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!

Thank you, Makovicka Physical Therapy!

Behind our Warriors is a talented, caring group of professionals from Makovicka Physical Therapy! THANK YOU to these outstanding experts, who have partnered with Westside this year to ensure our student athletes with both Westside Girls and Boys Basketball programs are strong and safe on and off the court.

Power of COMMUNITY, proven once again through this outstanding partner! Thank you, Makovicka Physical Therapy!



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