Hillside News Brief

November 11, 2022

November is Native American Heritage Month

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Important Upcoming Dates for You

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

District-wide 5th Grade Strings Concert

Monday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m.

One World Mobile Health Clinic at Hillside

All day; call for appointment

Spirit Day at Hillside

Friday, December 16 (wear blue and orange or Hillside spiritwear)

Hillside STEAM Day

Wednesday, December 21

Hillside's Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events!

Thanksgiving Break is Wednesday, November 23 through Sunday, November 27

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Thank you to our Veterans!

Thank you to the many veterans who attended Hillside's annual Veterans Day assembly. Your presence meant the world to our students! We are grateful that you honored us at Hillside in this way.

Unified Events are Coming!

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


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, 11/14-11/18/22 is:

Showing Self Control

When you show self control, you:

  • Wait--say nothing
  • Take a deep breath
  • Think about choices: ignore, be cordial, do relaxation exercises, write about your feelings, talk to someone about your feelings, do another activity
  • Act on your best choice

We will be working on the above skill all week!

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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.

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Music Programs for Hillside Families

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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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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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District Approved Snack List

Click here for approved snacks for students.