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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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Westside Schools To Remain Closed Through the end of the school year

Updated April 2, 2020 Governor Ricketts issued an order Wednesday night requiring Nebraska schools to operate without students in buildings through May 31. With that, we now know that we will NOT be able to physically come back together this school year; Westside Community Schools will remain closed with our Extended Campus Learning Plan to continue. While we held out hope we would be reunited with our students this school year, we have also been preparing for…

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Westside High School Names New Cheerleading & Dance Coaching Teams

For Immediate Release, March 19, 2020 Westside High School Names New Cheerleading & Dance Coaching Teams Westside High School has hired a new coaching staff to lead the district’s Varsity and JV cheerleading programs, as well as the district’s Dance program. All coaches will be part of tryouts for Westside High School cheerleading squads and dance squads for the 2020-2021 school year. Lisa Butler has been hired as the Westside High School Cheer Coordinator. This…

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Sophomores, juniors will take Pre-ACT and ACT on March 24

Posted March 9, 2020 Standardized tests will take place on Tuesday, March 24, for sophomores and juniors.  Juniors will take the ACT; sophomores the Pre-ACT.  Students need to arrive by 8 a.m.  There will be no classes for freshmen or seniors on the testing day. Students need to bring the following items: Photo ID (school of state-issued ID) No. 2 pencils A permitted calculator Students will not be allowed to have cell phones or any…

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Warrior Theatre’s “The Crucible” Runs March 5, 6 and 7

Posted March 2, 2020 Warrior Theatre will present Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5 through 7, at Westside High School.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with curtain at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $8.75 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. “The Crucible” takes place during the Salem Witch Trials of the late 17th century.  First staged in 1953, Miller wrote the play as a commentary on McCarthyism.  It won the…

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