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District Announcements
2016-17 K-12 Enrollment Now Available
Enrollment in Westside Schools
For District Residents:
We are now accepting enrollments for new students who will be in grades K-12 NEXT year (2016-17).

To enroll a K-12  student for NEXT School Year (2016-17), click HERE. (District residents ONLY.)
 
Click here for more information about the process and the documents you will need.
 
To enroll a new student for the CURRENT School Year (2015-16) school year, click HERE.
Westside High School
Welcome to Westside High School
An Apple® Distinguished School

Westside is a comprehensive high school of over 2,000 students located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska. We hope you enjoy your visit to our homepage and find it helpful. If you would like more information about our school, please call us at (402) 343-2600.











Maryanne Ricketts - Principal

Main Campus • 8701 Pacific Street
Omaha, Nebraska •  68114-5200
(402) 343-2600
(402) 343-2608 FAX
Attendance Office: (402) 343-2626
Normal School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.



Westside High School Career Center • 3534 South 108th Street
Omaha, Nebraska • 68144
(402) 390-8214 • (402) 390-8212 FAX
Normal School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jenni Allen - Principal

 
Westside Community Schools is now using a Google calendar system.  We are no longer using the calendar embedded on our District website.  We hope the new calendar system will provide you easier access to our school information. 
2016 Lundquist Award for Excellence in Teaching
Nominations for the 2016 Lundquist Award for Excellence in Teaching are now open. This award recognizes Westside High School teachers who go “above and beyond,” and have made a difference in the lives of their students.  This year, the nomination form is a questionnaire on the “Survey Monkey” website.  You can access this questionnaire by clicking on the link below. 
Please feel free to work in groups.  The person whose nominated teacher is selected as this year's Lundquist Award recipient will receive a $50 gift card for Target Stores.  Our deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. Questions? Please e-mail Tom and Elizabeth at thelundquistaward@cox.net  
Thank you for your participation!  Lundquist Award Nomination Form
Summer School 2016
Attached is the Summer School Booklet for 2016. 
National DECA
Westside DECA competed along with 17,500 students from across the world in Nashville, TN.  The following students had an amazing competition.
  • Jackson Frerichs: Top Performer on the Comprehensive Test in Hotel Lodging Management
  • Michael Merical:Top Performer on the Comprehensive Test in Principles of Finance
  • Rachel Zetzman and Lizzie Harwood: Top Performer on the Role Play/Presentation for their Advertising Campaign
  • Eilza Jasa, Nikki Wagner and Lauren Zimmerman: Top Performer on the Role Play/Presentation for their Innovation Plan
  • Hannah Stodolka: Top 10 IN THE WORLD for her Advertising Campaign
NSAA State Journalism
The journalism staff placed third overall at the NSAA State Journalism Contest this year.  
Individual results were: 
  • Abby Lang: 1st Sports Photography & Yearbook Sports Feature writing and 3rd Yearbook Layout
  • Nolan Tracy: 1st Sports Feature writing
  • Jim Schueneman: 1st Graphic Illustration
  • Eva Wetzel: 3rd Entertainment writing
  • Dana Cox: 4th Sports Photography
  • Melissa Loney: 4th Yearbook Layout
  • Madigan Brodsky: 5th Editorial writing
District Music
The WHS Orchestra earned a 1+ rating for their performance at District Music Contest (Bellevue East) April 20. Congratulations to each member of the group
National State Journalism Conference
WHS journalism students competed along with 1,268 students nationally, at the National State Journalism Conference in Los Angeles. The Lance earned 4th place "Best of Show" for their size of newspaper and several students earned individual honors:
Bridget Mizener - Superior - Sports Writing
Jenna Hynek - Superior - Feature Writing
Kirsten McCormack - Superior - Literary Magazine Photography
Madeline Look - Excellent - Literary Magazine Illustration
Grace Wolfe - Honorable Mention - Literary Magazine Layout
Katie Stanzel - Honorable Mention - YB Copy/Caption: Sports
Cassandra Arrit - Honorable Mention - Newspaper Layout
FBLA State Leadership Conference
Congratulations to the following Westside FBLA members who competed at the State Leadership Conference:
2nd Place Introduction to Business Communications 
Stephanie Lund
5th Place Personal Finance 
Kenny Erickson
6th Place Database Design and Applications
Nachia Olsen
8th Place Marketing 
Jake Fauglid
Matt Johnson
Earning Honorable Mentions
Jake Fauglid-Healthcare Administration and Personal Finance
Kenny Erickson-Business Communication
Jordan Rhyner-Intro to Financial Math
Steph Lund-Intro to Financial Math and Intro to Business
Taylor Schendt-Business Calculations 
Olivia Keilig-Economics 
These students represented Westside well! Our chapter also earned ribbons in the following fundraiser events:
March of Dimes
Feed Nebraska
Go Green
StepUp2Tech
Connect 2 Business 
iGive
1st Annual Nebraska State Bandmasters Association State Jazz Band Festival
22 jazz bands from across the state performed at Elkhorn South High School. Westside was well represented.
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL STAGE BAND – EXCELLENT/DIVISION II RATING Plaque
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND - SUPERIOR/DIVISION I RATING Plaque
            High School Class AA2 / 2nd, 3rd bands
                        1st Place Plaque - WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL STAGE BAND
            High School Class AA
                        1st Place Plaque - WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND
 
CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT were presented to soloists who were deemed to have exemplary performances throughout the day. To receive this achievement certificate, a soloist must have been recommended by two of the three judges.
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND - Ava Bowman – Alto Saxophone
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND - Christian Madsen – Trombone
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND - Alexander Bayles – Piano
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND - Grace Calderon – Tenor Saxophone
            WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND - Simon Bessmer – Alto Saxophone
 
OUTSTANDING SOLOIST AWARD 
            Saxophone – Simon Bessmer - WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND
            Trombone – Christian Madsen - WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND
 
Best overall soloist of the festival:
            Alto Saxophone / Simon Bessmer  - WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND
 
BEST WIND SECTION and BEST RHYTHM SECTION
            BEST WIND SECTION Plaque – WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND
 
One GRAND STATE CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY was presented to the ensemble that received the highest PLACEMENT score of the day.
GRAND STATE CHAMPION SWEEPSTAKES TROPHY - WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND
Excellence In Design Show

The “Excellence In Design Show” honors Westside’s senior artists with an evening showcasing their amazing work that they have created here at Westside High School.  Please join us Wednesday May 4 from 5:30-7:30 for a night of celebrating Westside’s Senior Artists.

Journalism News
Congratulations to the following student journalists. They all received recognition for their hard work from the Nebraska Press Women's Association, one of the most prestigious awards in the state. Entries from first place winners will move on to the national level. 

Madigan Brodsky, third in Editorial, second in Sports Photo
Nicole Saner, first in Opinion
Elizabeth Seline, second in Opinion
Celena Shepherd, third in Opinion, honorable mention in Feature Story
Mitch Francis, honorable mention in Opinion, first in Video Sports Story
Emma Korengel, honorable mention in Opinion
Libby Seline, first in News Story, first in Review
April Van Unen, third in News Story
Natalija Ward, first in Feature Story
Jace Wieseler, second in Feature Story
Bridget Mizener, third in Feature Story
Hannah Bowes, first in News or Feature Photo, honorable mention in Yearbook Photo
Abby Lang, third in Sports Photo, first in Yearbook Layout
Jenna Hynek, first in Double-truck Layout
Grace Ward, first in Video News Story, third in Video Feature Story, second in Video Sports Story
Elias Ginsberg, first in Video Feature Story
Phoebe Placzek, honorable mention in Video Feature Story
Aliyah White, honorable mention in Video Feature Story
Jack Zipay, first in Video Sports Story
Hannah Stodolka, third in Video Sports Story
ATSC at Nationals
The Amazing Technicolor Show Choir finished their competition season by traveling to Nashville for Show Choir Nationals. This event was held on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and included 14 groups from California, Mississippi, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, West Virginia, Alabama, Oklahoma and Nebraska.  It was a very competitive line up. ATSC finished the competition named 2nd Runner Up.  The Show Band (ATSB) earned Best Band honors in both Prelims and Finals.  The Stage Crew received the award for Outstanding Stage Crew, as well.  Senior Jacob Thomas, was named the Best Male Soloist of the Finals competition for his solo in our ballad.

If you would like to see ATSC in action, they will be performing at the Holland Center on Sunday April 17 
as part of the Metro Show Choir Showcase.  Performance begins at 2:00pm and admission is only $5.
2016/2017 Student Course Handbook
Here is the link to book of course offerings for 2016/2017 school year.
Apple® Distinguished School Designation
Westside High School was selected as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015-2017, a two year designation.  Apple congratulated us on being recognized as an exemplary learning environment for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.  

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