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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


 
WHS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Course Planning Guide 2015-2016
Parent/Advisor meetings will be held Tuesday January 20 and Wednesday January 21. Students will be dismissed at 1:10 each of these days to meet with parents and students. This joint planning of next year's courses is an important activity at Westside. Your student will bring home a paper copy, and there is an electronic copy below. Please take some time to look through this with your student. We look forward to seeing you next week! 
Course Planning Guide 2015-2016 

Little Dancer Clinic
What: Westside Varsity Dance Team’s Annual Warrior Dance Clinic
When: Friday, February 13th 
Who: Any students Pre K (must be 4 years old) - 6th Grade (do not have to be in District 66) 
Where: Check-in will be located in the main entrance of Westside High School from 2:15-2:30pm 
Clinic will run from 2:30-5:30pm 
Girls Varsity Basketball game begins at 5:30pm 
*All participants will perform at halftime of the girls basketball game 
Registration Fee: $30 (includes clinic, healthy snack and t-shirt)

What to Wear: Shorts or jazz/athletic pants, comfortable top, jazz or tennis shoes
Questions? Please contact Coach Allen at allen.april@westside66.net

Registration Deadline: Friday, February 6th, 2015 

*Please complete the attached form and send with cash/check
Warrior Theatre
Warrior Theatre attended the Nebraska State Thespian Festival the weekend of January 10. Superior performance awards were given to Jessica Hrbek, Natalie Day, and Zach Bowen. In addition, our Technical Theatre team took home 3rd place overall in the Tech Theatre Challenge. Lots of great theatre and great friends made over the weekend!
ATSC Grand Champions!
ATSC traveled to LaCrosse, Wisconsin the weekend of January 10 to compete at Viterbo 101 at Viterbo University. They were named Grand Champions of the competition and earned caption awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography and Best Male Soloist (Jacob Thomas).  Groups from Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Nebraska competed in this event.
Runza® Student of the Week
Elizabeth Tyler has been selected to receive the Runza® Student of the Week honor. Each Student of the Week receives a $500 college scholarship. She was featured on KETV Channel 7 News during the 10 pm broadcast on December 28.

 
Westside Seniors Score 36 on ACT
Jennifer Solheim​, Shaket Chaudhary and Bridget Mizener, Westside High School seniors, scored a perfect 36 on their ACT tests.  Of the more than 1.8 million students taking the ACT each year, less than one-tenth of 1% annually - about 1,800 students - manage to ace the ACT with a score of 36. 
Speech News
Eric McAtee and Teigen Swanson took second place in the Tournament of Champions. They also finished in the top 8 at the Dowling Debate Tournament.
Ralston GOLD Debate Tournament (for Novices)
Sabrina Janse won the 6th place Public Forum Speaker Award,
Emma Boyd and Tyler Johnson placed 6th in Public Forum overall,
Evan Piquette won the 4th place speaker award in Lincoln Douglas,
Sol Marburg won the 2nd place speaker award in Lincoln Douglas,
Aaron Casey placed 6th in Lincoln Douglas overall, and
Sol Marburg won 4th place overall in Lincoln Douglas. 
Julia Romero got  5th place in Oratory with a speech about CTE brain injuries.
Sam Cheshire and Stephanie Lund took 3rd with their Duo. 

Stephanie Wheeler earned a 1st and 2nd place in her rounds, but we don't know if she placed yet because of a technology glitch! 
Westside Cycling Team
The inaugural season of the Nebraska Interscholastic Cycling Series is over and the Westside team brought home the championship! In addition, the following cyclists took home individual awards for the series based on point standings in all five races:
 
Boys - Chesalon Reineke - 2nd place overall
           Olex Fedoronko - 4th place overall
 
Girls - Grace Porter - 1st place overall (swept first place in all races)
          Danielle Dircks - 2nd place overall
          Sarah Lemke - 4th place overall
          Leah Schwarz - 5th place overall

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