Hillside News Brief

April 23, 2021

Dates for You

April 23 - No school for teachers and students (District Music Festival)

May 10 & 11 - Outdoor Education for 6th Graders (not an overnight)

May 14 (during the school day) - 6th grade goes to Warrior Walkabout

May 18 - Band performances at WHS: 5th grade @ 6:00 p.m.; 6th grade @ 7:30 p.m.

May 20 - Orchestra performances at WHS: 5th grade @ 6:00 p.m.; 6th grade @ 7:30 p.m.

See below for 6th Grade Promotion Day Activities at Hillside!

Attention Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades 4-6

See below for a summer learning opportunity for your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader. The University of Nebraska Extension office is offering "Inventure Day."
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Elementary Instrumental Music Celebration Concert Information

Band and String Families, Band and Strings instructors are excited to announce the district wide end of the year celebration concerts! Each performer may have 4 guests in attendance with them at these events. Info about safety requirements and practices will be sent home as the dates approach. Please add the appropriate date and time for your student to your family calendars and reserve the night for this event. We cannot wait to gather together for a live performance to celebrate all that these students have accomplished as musicians throughout this unprecedented year!

Mrs. CJ, Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Matheson and Dr. Meints


Fifth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Fifth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

April is School Library Month!

Below is some information for you about our library at Hillside:
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Westside Middle School Show Choir

Have you always wanted to be a part of Westside show choir? Maybe you want to improve your voice or learn how to shake those bad dancing habits? Sorry parents, this ad is just for the kids. Westside Middle School is hosting their annual summer show choir camp June 7-11 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2021. Students will learn to sing and dance a full show as well as gain insights into the audition process for Westside Middle School Show Choir. The registration link and more information can be found here:

Westside Edge Show Choir Camp Webpage

Westside Community Schools Unified Event for May

Click on the link for information about the May Unified Event:


Congratulations to Mrs. Choudhary!

Hillside offers its sincere congratulations to Mrs. Choudhary, one of our wonderful educational assistants in kindergarten, for being awarded her United States citizenship this past week! We are so proud of her!
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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.

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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.

April Highlight:

Recognizing appropriate behavior:

Students who are demonstrating appropriate behavior receive verbal praise, ("Thanks for doing that right away," "Nice job walking in the hallway") and, at times, a Tiger Ticket to turn in to a drawing for prizes or privileges. We are committed to letting students know we appreciate their hard work. A great majority of our students know our school rules (Be respectful, Be responsible, Be safe) and abide by them each and every day.

PBiS Skill of the Week

The skill for the week of 4/26/21 - 4/30/21 is Following Instructions. When you do this well, you:

  • Look at the person giving you the instruction
  • Say, "Okay."
  • Do what you've been asked to do right away
  • Check back to see how you did

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

Hillside Yearbook

Yearbooks are on their way from the publisher! If you did not order one early, we have ordered some extra yearbooks for sale! They are $17.00, cash or check payable to Hillside Elementary.
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