Westside Pride

September 2021

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Download the Westside Community Schools App!

Quick access to lunch menus? Easy checks of school calendars? The latest news from the district and your child's school? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

CLICK HERE to download the FREE APP for Westside Community Schools!

In one click, you can personalize the information important to you and your family including which schools to follow, important district news and updates, PowerSchool access, and MySchoolBucks - all in one place! You can also search for the app - Westside Community Schools - in the Apple Store and via Google Play.

Board of Education Meeting: Monday, September 13 at 6pm

Board of Education meetings take place at the ABC Administration building, 909 S. 76th St. They are also available to view live on the Westside Community Schools Facebook page.

Message From Board of Education President, Doug Krenzer

Hello Westside.

We have been very pleased to get our school year started. We have seen many of you at sneak-a-peeks, curriculum nights, the We-Side community forum, games, and other early-year events. It is great to see teachers teaching, and students learning, in each of our community schools. We are pleased with our technology upgrades and fiscal outlook. Westside is positioned to have a very strong year. With your continued engagement, we will do just that. The board looks forward to continuing to visit our buildings, attend events, and support our staff and students across the district.

Go Warriors!


Westside Strategic Plan

GOAL: Finance, Safety & Infrastructure

Budget & Finance Information, 2021-22

  • Our total tax levy will DECREASE 2.2 cents
  • This is the 3rd consecutive year our tax levy has DECREASED
  • Recent General Fund Levy Amounts have DECREASED (from $1.20.2 to $1.16.5)
  • Recent Bond Fund Levy Amounts have DECREASED (from $.18.2 to $.17.0)

GOAL: Supported & Engaged Staff

Identifying, Supporting & Developing Westside students to become Westside teachers

Claire Hofmann, a new teacher at Prairie Lane Elementary, is one of many new Westside teachers who are also Westside alumni. This is evidence of one aspect in our new Strategic Plan: to work as a district to ensure we are supporting students who want to become educators, and encourage them to return to Westside for their careers.

CLICK HERE to watch Ms. Hofmann's story from Alyssa Curtis and KMTV!

Need help at home? We are here to support you!

Click this button for more information on the services and support networks offered to Westside students, staff and families through our Westside Social Workers.


Is Your Student Attending A Football Game?

While we welcome all students at our Westside High Football Games, we want to ensure families and students know the rules, to ensure the safety of all involved.

  • All elementary students attending the game will need to attend the game with a parent and sit with a parent.
  • No footballs or other balls allowed in the stadium
  • Middle school students will sit in the bleachers in the SE corner of the end zone. Middle school students will buy a ticket at main gate and enter from the student game.
  • Middle school students will use the upper concession stand and portable restrooms in the South east corner of the stadium.

Students who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave. Thank you for your help to make sure our game atmosphere is positive for all who attend!

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Westside Women Take To The Gridiron

When Westside's freshmen and junior varsity teams suit up this season, they'll both feature girls who are breaking barriers and setting the example for future Westside Warriors. Junior wide receiver Erin Mardi and Freshman middle linebacker Piper Zatechka are both putting in long hours in the weight room, on the field and in the classroom.

CLICK HERE to check out their story from Nick Amatangelo and KETV!

Paddock Road 7-year-old is a National Javelin Champion

When Jordyn Mclean shares what she did on her summer vacation, she can proudly share that she won a national championship - in javelin! The Paddock Road 2nd grader set a record for javelin throwing in her age group at the National Junior Olympics. She also finished fourth in shot put.

CLICK HERE to watch Jordyn's story from Quanecia Fraser and KETV!

Westside Champion Returns To District To Teach, Inspire Future Warriors

Darlondo Hill is a lifelong Westside Warrior, from his days learning from Mr. Korbelik in elementary school, to earning a state wrestling championship at WHS. This year, Hill returned to the district as a teacher at Westside Middle School and a district coach.

"This school system helped mold me into the person I am today," Hill told WOWT. "That’s why I want to be back, doing the same thing and helping out future warriors as well.”

CLICK HERE to watch Mr. Hill's story from Marlo Lundak and WOWT!


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Westside is THRILLED to again celebrate Homecoming with our 2021 Parade & Pep Rally!

The Westside Student Council welcomes all schools, clubs, students and staff who would like to be part of the parade! Please fill out the parade entry form included below.

Parade Entry Form

If you have questions, please contact, Kate Groth & Sara Kleinsasser, WHS Student Council Co-Sponsors, at groth.kathlene@westside66.net or (402) 343-2779.



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Metro Transit Offering Free Student Rides

As students are getting back into the classroom, we at Metro Transit wish to also welcome them on board with our K-12 Rides Free pilot program!

K-12 Rides Free is a pilot program that offers free access to bus, MOBY, and ORBT services for kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the Omaha region during Metro’s regular service hours. The program started on May 10, 2021 and will run until June 1, 2022. All K-12 students in the Omaha metro and surrounding area are eligible.

High school students must show a valid school-issued ID when boarding. For those who do not have a school-issued ID, Metro will provide one. Identification is not be required for elementary and middle school students. Details can be found at ometro.com/k-12.

Metro operators are highly trained in safe driving techniques and helping riders navigate the Metro system. Cameras monitor all ORBT stations and Metro vehicles. Masks are required to board any Metro vehicle, which are cleaned daily and regularly disinfected.

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