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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


 
Spring Intersession
Check out our class offerings for Spring Intersession February 11-12.
Show Choirs at Ramageddon
All three WHS show choirs competed in the 2016 Ralston Ramageddon. Warrior Express placed 1st in the Prep Division and qualified for Finals with the varsity groups and placed 5th Runner Up.  Simply Irresistible placed 1st in the Female Division and also qualified for Finals where they placed 2nd Runner Up.  Maddy Stark was also named Best Female Soloist.  The Amazing Technicolor Show Choir was named Grand Champions and earned caption awards for Best Vocals and Best Choreography. 
Simply Irresistible
The members of Simply Irresistible, with their band and crew, competed in their first show choir competition of the season in the Kansas City Crown Center.  Out of 15 midwest show choirs, SI received the 3rd highest score, Grand Champion in the Unisex Division, and the honor to perform as the showcase exhibition.
2016/2017 Student Course Handbook
Here is the link to book of course offerings for 2016/2017 school year.
WHS at International Thespian Society's State Festival
Forty-one Warrior Theatre students attended International Thespian Society's State Festival on January 8th and 9th last weekend. Twelve students competed, and of that number, Senior Ryan LaHood, Junior Matthew Kischer, and Sophomores Maddie Stark, Abby Cameron, Shannon Chinn, and Grace Johanningsmeier received "superior" ratings. As a result, they will be invited to compete at international festival in June on the UNL campus. In addition, Abby, Shannon, and Grace were selected to perform their three-woman scene, "Bright. Apple. Crush." at the state festival's final showcase for an audience of over 700 of their peers.
WHS Public Calendar
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. To view the new calendar, click here
2016 UNO BOCH Honor Festival
Congratulations to the following WHS Music students who were selected to participate in the 2016 UNO BOCH (Band, Orchestra and Choir) Honor Festival. Students performed scales, an etude and a solo and were selected by audio/video audition from high schools in Nebraska and Iowa.
Emily Hammans, violin
Madeleine Jacobitz, violin
Margaret Larson, violin
Beatrice Hammel, double bass
Jillian Tucker, flute
Elley Lawson, Clarinet
Ava Bowman, Clarinet
Speech Tournament Results
Freshman Justin Solheim placed 5th at the Fremont Tournament in Informative speaking.  In the varsity meet at Papillion South, Maija Grinvalds won a round of Impromptu speaking. It was her first time trying this event.
 
Millard West Debate Tournament
Greg Tracey won the top presiding officer award for Varsity Congress at the Millard West Debate Tournament. Greg also won a medal for 6th best speaker. This was his first time running for presiding officer. 
 
Ethan Fox won 10th place.  He made it to octofinals in Novice Lincoln-Douglas.  
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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