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NO SCHOOL Wednesday January 22

Posted January 22, 2020 Due to winter weather, there is NO SCHOOL today, Wednesday, January 22 at Westside Community Schools. The Teens Against Drunk Driving event at Westside High School is on as scheduled, starting at 7:00pm. Practice for Varsity sports will begin at 3:00pm at Westside High School and is optional for student athletes. All other practices for WHS athletic teams are cancelled today. Regarding additional activities at Westside High school, please check with…


Westside Receives Donation To Offer ACT Prep Class This Spring

Posted Jan. 21, 2020 Story by Ava Van Gelder, Westside Wired The Westside Community Schools Foundation recently received an anonymous donation granting all students access to ACT test preparation sessions with the ACT prep group, Three Moms and a Test. These sessions will occur during the school day, and will be offered as a class to juniors and seniors interested in taking the ACT. Developmental Director for Westside Community Schools Foundation Terry Hanna said the…



Posted Jan. 14, 2020 Westside High School is hosting Information Night on Thursday, Jan. 16.  All eighth grade students and their families are invited to learn more about modular scheduling, extensive curriculum offerings and award-winning activities available at WHS.  The event runs from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Information will be provided to current Westside Middle School students, in-district students not attending WMS and families considering option-enrollment for the 20/21 school year. Questions? Email paul.brandi@westside66.net.


Juniors: Apply For Intern Omaha!

Posted January 8, 2020 Starting with the 2020-21 school year, seniors at Westside High School and West Campus are eligible to apply for paid internship positions through Intern Omaha. Here are some important reminders/details about the program followed by a link to the Intern Omaha website where you can find more information, positions available, and links to job applications. Deadline for applications is January 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Internships in business, information technology, healthcare,…


Miles in the Morning: A Wrestling Coach’s Routine

Posted Jan. 7, 2020 From Westside Wired, story by Nathanael Monjarez Check out how Michael Jernigan, WHS instructor and coach, stays in shape.  His days start early. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=H3KTNTgWuXY&feature=emb_logo


Westside’s Froendt Named Head Football Coach of the Year

Posted December 12, 2019 CONGRATULATIONS to Westside Football Coach Brett Froendt, named 2019 Head Football Coach of the Year. THANK YOU, Coach!!! Photo by Emma Rieser for Westside Journalism


WHS DECA Presents: Teens Against Drunk Driving

Posted December 10, 2019 Westside High School DECA students Meredith Matz, Karissa Williams and Samantha Wahl are the organizers behind a powerful, important event at WHS on January 22: Teens Against Drunk Driving, a Community Awareness Project for Westside DECA. An effort on behalf of Westside students to use their chapter project to spread awareness, they are inviting in speakers and working with educators to plan a week in January to promote this movement. All…


Guidance Department’s Holiday Adoption Program Receives Record Support

Posted Dec. 4, 2019 Story by Kidus Tewodros, Westside Wired Westside High School’s guidance department continued its annual holiday adoption program, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 21, and, according to Guidance Counselor Vicki Londer, there has been a record-breaking number of students adopted this school year. “In a matter of four days, the [Westside] high school homerooms and people working at the [Westside] district office adopted 177 [elementary school] kids in the district,” Londer said. “[This…


WHS proposes new AP courses, more post-secondary preparation

Posted November 20, 2019 District leaders have proposed new course registration recommendations for the 2020-2021 school year to strengthen secondary to post-secondary preparation. Among the proposals: the addition of two Advanced Placement courses, more internship opportunities and dual credit, registered apprenticeships and ACT preparation. Westside High School Principal Jay Opperman and District Director of Secondary Teaching and Learning Kim De La Cruz presented their recommendations to the Board of Education on November 19. Click here…


Seven WHS Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

Posted Nov. 11, 2019 Story by Jonathan Snover, WHS Sports Journalism Co-Editor-In-Chief Senior student athletes and their families, teachers and coaches gathered on Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Guidance IMC to celebrate each respective athlete signing their National Letter of Intent. Here is what each athlete had to say about their commitment. Trevor Barajas: Baseball at Iowa Western Community College. “Baseball has always been my first love. It feels good to have the decision over…

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