Hillside News Brief

March 12, 2021

Dates for You

March is Women's History Month!

March 10-22 - Follett online Book Fair

Mar. 11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (virtual/phone)

Mar. 17 - Virtual Author Visit (James Solheim) at Hillside

Mar. 19 - Rock Your Socks Off (Crazy Socks Day) at Hillside to recognize World Down Syndrome Day

Mar. 26 - Spring Picture Day at Hillside (for students who would like an additional picture and for students who were not able to attend the first Picture Day)

Rock Your Crazy Socks to Support World Down's Syndrome Day!

Hillside recognizes World Down's Syndrome Day (which is March 21). Wear a pair of crazy socks on Friday, March 19th! Monetary donations to support this cause are welcome but not required to rock some crazy socks.

Hillside First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Jes Felder, made a video with her son, Jackson, to thank us for recognizing this day:

Celebrate World Down's Syndrome Day

Hillside 6th Grader Wins District Speech Contest!

Liam Cowherd-Richardson brought home the gold Wednesday, March 10! We are thrilled Liam represented our school so well. Hard work and dedication paid off with a win! Congratulations!

Pictured below are Liam and his proud mom, Mrs. Tara Cowherd-Richardson.

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Hillside's Online Book Fair is March 10-22!

Please see information about the book fair in this newsletter.
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Westside Early Childhood and Club 66 Summer Programs

See the flyer below for information regarding Westside's summer programs for Club 66 and Early Childhood.
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Specials Information for Extended Campus Learners

Extended Campus students should access their specials classes and assignments through the Specials App. The classes match the rotation of in person students.

Club 66 Registration Dates

Monday, April 5th - Club 66 (WCS Kindergarten - 6th grades) registration for currently enrolled families

Monday, April 19th - Club 66 (WCS Kindergarten - 6th grades) enrollment is open to all families


Monday, March 1st - Enrollment open for all ages and families

To have a registration link sent to you, please contact Hillside's Club 66 site director Linsey Messerschmidt at 402-884-3825 or at messerschmidt.linsey@westside66.net

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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBiS) at Hillside

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is ongoing at our school. We have a school-wide program to address the behavioral needs of all of our students and to support positive behavior throughout our school. We love to recognize students who do the "right thing" and find ways to create good feelings about great behavior.

March Highlight:

Recognizing Positive Behavior

Students who demonstrate positive behavior at school are recognized with verbal praise ("Thanks for saying okay and doing that right away"), Tiger Tickets (with which students can enter drawings for prizes in the classroom and school-wide), and Positive Office Referrals (students come down with a referral that states their positive behavior and office staff celebrates them, calls home, and posts on Twitter). Students benefit from receiving recognition for their efforts to do the right thing. The Hillside staff loves to recognize and praise positive behaviors in our students!

PBiS Skill of the Week

The skill for the week of 3/8 - 3/12/21 is Staying on Task. When you stay on task well, you:

  • Look at your task or assignment
  • Think about the steps needed to complete the task
  • Focus all your attention on the task
  • Stop working only when instructed
  • Work to ignore distractions and interruptions by others

Our school works on different skills weekly; students can practice this every day!

Hillside Yearbook

Order your Hillside yearbook early! Online sales go throughout the year. Here is the website:


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