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January 2021

Westside Community Schools

2020 Annual Report Now Available

Included below is a copy of our 2020 Annual Report for Westside Community Schools. This publication includes a review of our academic progress, the opportunities we provide for students, awards earned by our employees, an update on our finances and use of stakeholder dollars, construction updates across the district and more. We have also mailed printed versions of this report throughout District 66. If you would like to receive a copy by mail, please email communications@westside66.net


THANK YOU for your ongoing support and dedication to our schools!

UPDATED 2021/22 SCHOOL CALENDAR AVAILABLE

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FROM PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS

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EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTERS & CLUB 66 REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Registration will soon begin for families interested in Westside Early Childhood Centers and/or Club 66 for the 2021-2022 School Year, and Summer of 2021.


2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR REGISTRATION DATES

  • February 1st: ECC (toddler, preschool & 4 yr old) registration for currently enrolled families
  • February 15th: ECC (toddler, preschool & 4 yr old) registration for WECC/WCS staff and District 66 residents
  • March 1st: ECC (toddler, preschool & 4 yr old) enrollment is open to all families
  • April 5th: Club 66 (WCS Kindergarten - 6th grade) registration for currently enrolled families
  • April 19th: Club 66 (WCS Kindergarten - 6th grade) enrollment is open to all families


2021 SUMMER REGISTRATION DATE

  • March 1st - Enrollment open for all ages and families


Westside Early Childhood Centers and the Club 66 program are offered through the Westside Foundation. For more information, click here.

WE-SIDE CONTESTS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS, STAFF AND FAMILIES

One of the primary goals of Westside Community Schools is to be open and honest about doing all we can to make sure every student, staff member, and visitor feels welcome, appreciated, and supported throughout our school district. WE-SIDE has a staff advisory council that has been established to help work on this important initiative.


We look forward to getting past COVID-19 and being able to engage many others, including students, more staff, parents, and community. We look forward to various committees working on a curriculum audit to ensure cultural awareness and fairness, more professional development, more inclusive practices, more grade level programming for students about the importance of respect for others, and much more as we plan for our exciting future. With that, we encourage you and your family to take a look at the flyer included below with details on some great contests taking place throughout our District in February!


We are sponsoring poetry, photography, and creative video contests with prizes for winners!

Bottom line, we want EVERYONE within our organization, regardless of age, skin color, religion, home address, socio-economic status, gender, beliefs, etc., to feel great about being part of Westside Community Schools.


A mindset of “WE” is the key!

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Congratulations, Spelling Bee Winners!

The 2020-21 WCS District Spelling Bee was held virtually on January 13th. The top 2 spellers from each elementary school, along with the top 8 spellers from WMS competed in the competition.

After 14 rounds of amazing spelling, Payton N. from WMS came in first place! Payton will represent Westside at the Omaha World-Herald’s Midwest Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 6th.


Congratulations to all of these top spellers!

AWARDS & HONORS

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DISTRICT OPPORTUNITIES

Westside Takedown Club Fundraiser

Westside Takedown Club is hosting a spirit apparel fundraiser! Take a look and grab some unique (and super cute) Warrior gear! There are 15 different items from tanks to hoodies and hats to blankets that you will not find anywhere else! Nothing is sport or school specific, so there’s something for every Warrior fan.


CLICK HERE TO SHOP!


The link is also on the Westside Warrior Wrestling facebook page: CLICK HERE to follow!


All orders safely done online and will be shipped directly to customers. The store will be open approximately 2 weeks. All proceeds will go directly to the WHS wrestling program.


Thank you for your support!

Love Olivia Foundation Blanket & Towel Drive

Help Westside help the Nebraska Humane Society! The Love Olivia Foundation is in honor/remembrance of Olivia McGinnis-Taylor. Olivia passed away from a brain aneurysm the summer before going into 7th grade. She would have been in her sophomore year of college this year. Olivia's younger sister is Jasmine McGinnis-Taylor, a respected member of the Westside Basketball Program who graduated in 2020, and her mother Karla is still a huge supporter of WHS athletics. Karla and her sister Kim Foster started the "Love Olivia Foundation" a few years ago, and they donate and support different organizations throughout Omaha supporting both underprivileged youth activity programs and the Nebraska Humane Society, two of Olivia's loves. Westside has annually chosen one game to honor and remember Olivia, and this year, will host a towel/blanket drive for the Nebraska Humane society at the February 2 game vs. Elkhorn South.


Please bring your new or gently used blankets and/or towels to the game to donate in Olivia's honor!


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COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES

Westside Community Schools does not sponsor or endorse the organizations or activities described below. The distribution of these materials is provided as a community service.