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Annual College Fair Takes Place Sept. 3

Posted on Aug. 19, 2019 The WHS annual college fair is set for Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. in the main entrance and courtyard. A financial aid presentation by Education Quest will start at 5:45 p.m. in the Little Theater (room 271.) At 6:30 p.m., also in the Little Theater, a college planning presentation will be held. Representatives planning to attend include: Air Force Academy Army Bryan College of Health Sciences Buena Vista…


Back to School BBQ Takes Place Aug. 21

Posted Aug. 15 The annual Back to School BBQ is set for Wednesday, Aug. 21.  The event is free and will start at 5:30 p.m. in the WHS courtyard. The event is hosted by the Westside Athletic Club, and coaches and student athletes will be recognized at a pep rally following dinner. Students, staff, and members of the Westside community are all encouraged to attend.  


School photo days take place on Aug. 13 and 14

Posted Aug. 5 School pictures will occur on August 13 and 14 for students. Tenth through 12th grade students will take school pictures on laptop/schedule pickup day (8/13). Ninth grade students will take photos on orientation day (8/14). Students and parents can check picture package options and/or order online at https://my.lifetouch.com/. Westside Picture Day ID: BN209120Q0. All students should take a school picture for ID purposes.


Laptop pick up day set for Aug. 13; Freshman Orientation is Aug.14

Posted Aug. 5 Welcome to the start of the 2019-20 school year. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can pick up laptops on Tuesday, Aug. 13 according to the following schedule: Seniors, from 8 to 10 a.m.; Juniors, from 10 until noon; and Sophomores, from 1 to 3 p.m. No laptops will be handed out from noon until 1 p.m. Any sophomore, junior, or senior can also pick up a laptop between 3 and 4 p.m. In addition,…


Baxter Arena to Host WHS Graduation on May 19; Event will be livestreamed

Posted May 13, 2019 Commencement for the Westside High School class of 2019 will take place Sunday, May 19, at Baxter Arena (67th and Center), starting at 2 p.m.  Doors will open at 1 p.m.  Arena staff will also be checking all bags. Those attending should plan on parking in Lots 24, 25, 26, and 27 for guests. ADA parking is available in Lots 21 and 22. The event will be livestreamed for those not…


Student Artists Featured at Excellence in Design

Posted April 11, 2019 Several of Westside High School’s talented student artists will display their work at one of Omaha’s most popular shopping spots: Regency Court! The shopping center at 120 Regency Parkway will be host to the 12th Annual Excellence In Design Senior Art Show from April 25 through April 28. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Thursday, April 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.  Presentations will start at 5:15 p.m.



Posted April 10, 2019 Beth Cosentino, Family & Consumer Studies teacher at Westside High School, has been named the 2019 Rookie of the Year by the Nebraska State Education Association. Cosentino was nominated by fellow Westside High teachers Mary Jo Losen and Alice Smith. She will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Lincoln on April 27. “I am honored to be supported by Westside Community Schools and to receive this award,” said Cosentino,…


ATSC Wins Hall of Fame Orlando

Posted March 26 The Amazing Technicolor Show Choir represented Westside and Nebraska at the Heart of America Show Choir Invitational in Orlando, Florida the weekend of March 23.  This was the final competition of their show choir season and capped an amazing journey.  ATSC was named Grand Champions and earned captions for Best Show Design and Best Vocals.  ATSB was also named Best Band of the competition. Groups from Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Mississippi and Massachusetts…


WHS Quiz Bowl Team Wins NAQT

Posted March 11 On March 9, the WHS varsity quiz bowl team traveled to Savannah, Missouri, and participated in their first National Academic Quiz Tournament. They competed with 18 other teams from the Missouri area.  The team went 5-0 in their round-robin pool and earned a number three seed in the tournament. They then went on to beat the number two team and the number one team during tournament play. The result? They won the…


Art Department Selling T-Shirts in Support of Excellence in Design

Posted Feb. 11 The WHS Art Department has t-shirts for sale in support of its annual Excellence in Design Senior Art Show.  Ordering can be done online at this link.  Cost is $15 a shirt. Each year, seniors in the department are invited to participate in the fourth quarter art show. All seniors are invited and encouraged to participate in the show if they have participated in any art class. This show will take place at Regency…

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