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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
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 will be 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
Westside Publications Honored
Westside publications Lance and Craze both placed 8th at the NSPA National Convention in November.  It's a great honor for those publications and a credit to the editors and staff members who make student journalism successful.  
Westside Students Help NE Place 2nd in 4H Contest
The Nebraska 4-H Horticulture Team, which included Westside junior Darien Henry and senior Everett Henry, placed second in the 2014 National 4-H Horticulture Contest held mid-October in Lexington, KY. The contest consisted of identifying 100 horticultural specimens (seeds, roots, leaves, flowers, flower pods, etc.), an 80 question test, and eight sets of judging.



   

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