Hillside News Brief

May 13, 2022

Important Dates for You

Friday, May 13, 12:30-3:00 p.m. - Warrior Walkabout at the Middle School for 6th graders

Thursday, May 12 - 3rd/4th grade field day

Monday, May 16 - 5th/6th grade field day

Thursday, May 19 - K-2 grade field day

Friday, May 20 - Hillside Spirit Day (wear your spirit wear) or orange and blue

Tuesday, May 24, 7:00 p.m. - District West Fest at Westside High School

Wednesday, May 25, 9:15 a.m. - Hillside 6th grade rocket launch (outside on playground)

Friday, May 27 - Last Day of School (NOON DISMISSAL)

Hillside Event Calendar 21-22 School Year

Click here to see events for this coming school year!

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Hillside Yearbooks are On Sale Now at School

Yearbooks are available for sale at Hillside at a cost of $18.00 per book. Please purchase with a check (written to Hillside Elementary) or exact change (we will not give change). There is a limited supply of these, so please ask your student's teacher about purchasing as soon as possible!

Learning Opportunities for Summer

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link: https://tinyurl.com/ue2tbc6v outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times when someone reads to or with them.


Karin L. Mussman, Ed.S., NCSP

District MTSS Facilitator


(402) 408-8903

Cybersecurity Camp at UNO This Summer for 5th and 6th Grade Girls

There will be a technology cybersecurity camp happening at University of Nebraska at Omaha this summer from June 20-24. The camp is completely FREE and each girl participating will walk away with $100 worth of technology gadgets.

Registration: https://www.nebraskagencyber.com

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Westside Middle School Show Choir Camp is June 6-10

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 6-10 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2022. 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. Registration and more information can be found at the website: https://sites.google.com/westside66.net/westside-middle-school-choirs/edge-show-choir-camp

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Use TAGG (Together a Greater Good) to Help Hillside

Remember that the TAGG (Together a Great Good) app can help Hillside financially. Many business in the metro area will donate a percentage of every sale; all you have to do is take a picture of your receipt. It's easy and fast, and every receipt is worth some $$ for Hillside if you make Hillside a beneficiary of your support on the app.

1) Download the TAGG app

2) When in the app, choose Hillside as a place to support

When you are ready to process a purchase:

2) Touch the "TAGG a purchase" button

3) Touch "Hillside" when asked to choose whom to support

4) Find and touch the business that generated your receipt

5) Take a photo of your receipt

6) Upload your receipt

That's it! It's that easy.

Thank you for TAGG-ing your purchases regularly for Hillside!

Boxtops for Education

Boxtops for Education has gone digital! Please access the link below to see how you can help our Community Club to benefit from Boxtops for Education:


Thanks for your help!

PBiS Skill of the Week for May 16-20

Hillside, like all schools in Westside Community Schools, operates with a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support practice. This means we focus on recognizing when students are demonstrating positive behaviors. Of course, we work to help students correct behaviors that are not as positive, and we provide supports for students who need it.

Hillside announces daily the social Skill of the Week. This is the skill we are focusing on as a building for the entire week. For May 16-20, the Skill of the Week is Greeting Others. When you greet others you:

  • Look at the person
  • Use a nice voice
  • Say "hi" or "hello"

Westside Snack List 2021-22

District-approved snacks that you can bring in to school any time!