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ACT Set for Sept. 22 for all seniors; Pre-ACT to be given to juniors

Posted July 23, 2020 In September, all WHS seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT at Westside High School. This administration will take the place of the testing date that would have occurred last March but was canceled.   The test will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and registration will happen on-site at WHS and testing will be available to all WHS seniors at that time.  Students and parents should know that this test…

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Westside Graduation Ceremonies Set For July 18

Updated July 15, 2020 We are extremely excited about celebrating the Class of 2020 on Saturday, July 18th at Phelps Field on the Westside High School campus. With the latest round of “directed health measures” that go into effect on July 1st, we are happy to announce that we can increase the number of people allowed to be on site per graduation session. We are now also combining sessions, for a total of THREE ceremonies…

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ACT Updates for Summer, Fall 2020

Posted July 1, 2020 ACT has sent messages to students throughout the Omaha metro area with notification that some sites are being closed for the Saturday, July 18 national test date. As of today (July 1), Westside High School remains an open testing site on Saturday, July 18 for those students who are already registered to take the exam at WHS.  Direct communication with ACT is the best, most accurate way for all students to…

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Westside High School Hosts Virtual Orientation

Updated June 25, 2020 Thank you to all who joined us online for our Westside High School Virtual Orientation Tuesday evening! In case you missed it or would like to review information again, here is a link to the live event, saved for future reference: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=279188400019128 Attached below is also a document with detailed information about Westside High School including modular scheduling, activities, and more. Virtual Orientation.pdf We will have additional events later this summer to…

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WOWT’s Ross Jernstrom Honors Westside Student Athletes

Posted May 1, 2020 The 2020 Westside Scholar Athlete & Spirit Scholar Banquet has been cancelled, but WOWT Sports Anchor and Westside alum Ross Jernstrom visited Westside to highlight top moments of the 19/20 school year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6lCPwuSItQ The Westside Athletic Club compiled these additional ‘shout outs’ to highlight student athletes and teams in 19-20: Girls Volleyball had their first winning season in 8 years!  They had a fantastic comeback win against Bellevue East, down 2…

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WHS Summer School 2020 Begins June 1; Registration Starts May 1

Summer School will be online June 1 through 24 and offered in two sessions, 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Teachers will only be available to answer questions during the session the class is offered, but students can complete work at any time. Google Meet sessions may be required in some classes during their class time, as well. PLEASE NOTE: Registration will be available through MySchoolBucks starting Friday, May 1,…

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Pandemicast: WHS Projects during Isolation

Posted April 23, 2020 Graphic by Abby Schreiber Junior Will Eikenbary is the managing editor for Westside Wired and a dedicated podcaster.  His work now includes “Pandemicast,” a series that explores what Westside students are doing during this time of Covid-19.  The latest edition focuses on sophomore Luke Steiner and senior Malia Battafarano.  Both are doing work that benefits the community.       Click to learn more about The Distance Project or Quarantine…

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WHS Class of 2020 Yard Signs Available April 21

Posted April 15, 2020 Class of 2020 — Please stop by the WHS at the main entrance area on Tuesday, April 21, between 1 and 3 p.m. to pick up a free yard sign the district has purchased for each member of the Class of 2020. Organizers will use social distancing and designated tables that are spread apart.  

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Update on Activities

Posted March 30, 2020 Unless information is provided otherwise, assume all district events originally scheduled to take place through May 1 are postponed, but not necessarily canceled. Here is list of current information: ACT TESTING: Westside High school juniors were originally scheduled to take the ACT March 24. We will not test on this date, nor on our backup date of April 21. The Nebraska Department of Education and ACT continue to explore options for…

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Theater Director Creates “Sweded” Film Festival For Students

Posted March 24, 2020 This story was written by Charlotte Murphy, Staff Writer for Westside Wired While Westside students and staff are stuck in their houses during the time off of school, Westside High School theater director and instructor Jeremy Stoll recently created a Sweded film festival to keep students throughout the Westside community busy during their time at home. For those that are unfamiliar with Sweded films, Stoll explains that they are short films…

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