Swanson Weekly Update

September 30, 2022

Homecoming Week!

Next week we will celebrate homecoming week with different themes each day! We would LOVE to have as many Swanson Superstars, staff and students, participate and join in the fun!

Monday- Westside gear/colors

Tuesday- T-shirt Tuesday! Wear your favorite T-shirt

Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday- mixed patterns, backwards, mismatched socks

Thursday- Team day! Rep your favorite team gear or colors

Friday- Swanson spirit with a Rock n Roll twist!

Please see the attached flyer for information!

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Westside Homecoming Parade


  • Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:30 (lunch will be served before dismissal)
  • Westside MIDDLE School will dismiss at 1:00 (lunch will be served)
  • Westside High School and West Campus will dismiss at 1:10 (lunch will be served)
  • The Homecoming Parade will begin at 1:30 using a route throughout the neighborhood by Westside High School.
    • Exit East/Main Parking Lot (turning right) and proceeding south on 85th Avenue to Hickory Street; turn right (west) on Hickory Street and head West to 88th Street; turn right on to 88th Street and head North to William Street. Parade Ends at 88th and William Street (entry to South Student Parking Lot).
  • The Pep Rally and a special district-wide celebration will take place at the football field at approximately 2:30 after the parade ends back on campus.
  • Club 66 will be open from this early dismissal time through normal operational hours at all sites.
  • Buses will run accordingly at the adjusted dismissal time. There will be no activity buses that run at a later time after the parade/pep rally.

12:30 Early Dismissal: Friday, October 7th

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Oct 3 - Community Club Meeting

We hope you can join us for socializing and a smidge of fun activity planning at Casual Pint (8718 Countryside Plaza) on Oct 3rd from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Oct 7 - Homecoming Parade

We look forward to adding a float for Swanson this year! The Homecoming theme is "Rock & Roll". Kim Pape & Christy Havens are leading the charge for Swanson. Please sign up here if you would like to participate by decorating the float or marching/riding in the parade: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545a8a82ba75-swanson

Be sure to visit our Swanson Community Club website for easy access to the:

  • Family Directory
  • Activities Calendar
  • Spirit Wear Store
  • And More!



We hope that you'll consider joining on Tuesday, October 25th. The WE-SIDE Unified program promotes opportunities for acceptance, inclusion, and friendship between students with and without intellectual disabilities. Click the image below for more details about this fun event!

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Battle of the Books

Mark your calendars to join us for the 2022 Battle of the Books on March 25, 2023 at Westside Middle School!

This annual Westside district tradition provides an opportunity for teams of 3-5 students in 4th-6th grade to participate in a quiz bowl-style competition where they answer questions based on content from the 2022-2023 Golden Sower nominees.

Visit our FAQ or rules page for more information about the event. Team registration begins October 7!

Battle of the Books


Email is a great way to communicate with your child’s teacher. The Westside format is as follows:


Sample: harr.jennifer@westside66.net




Office - 402-390-6485

(Available 24 hours a day)

You are welcome to leave a message with your child’s name and reason for the absence

Calendar Reminders

October 13 Parent/Teacher Communication Conferences

October 13-17 No School for students

October 28 Halloween Parade and Parties 2:30

Welcome to Swanson! Home of the Superstars!


The Mission of Swanson School, as a dynamic community alliance and model of innovative education, is to support and empower all learners to achieve academic excellence.

Swanson's Expectations

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