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Counseling Department Creates Info Page

Poster Jan. 21 WHS Counseling has created a new information web page that outlines the department’s service and staff.  Click on the following link to check it out — WHS Counseling Information. WHS Counselors

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BOARD NAMES TWO FINALISTS FOR SUPERINTENDENT

Posted Jan. 11 The Westside Community Schools Board of Education has selected two Superintendent finalists for the district. They are: Dr. Mike Lucas, Superintendent, York Public Schools (Nebraska) Dr. Melissa Poloncic, Superintendent, Douglas County West Community Schools (Nebraska) These candidates visited Westside Community Schools Tuesday and Wednesday for interviews with Board members. Based on those meetings, the Board selected their top two candidates. These individuals are invited to tour the district and participate in a…

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Video: Mr. WHS 2018

Posted Dec. 20 Enjoy this short video from WTV about the 2018 edition of Mr. WHS.  The fundraiser benefited the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Filmed By: Yousra Abdulrazig and Aayushi Chaudhary Edited By: Zoe Miller https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=77&v=PX0tq7LexyU  

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WHS Summer School and Driver Education Information

Posted April 4, 2019 Westside High School Summer School and Driver Education courses will be available for online registration on May 1. High school counselors will send course recommendations at the end of April. WHS Summer School will take place June 3 through June 26. One course is $150, and a second course is $75. Tuition waivers exist for students participating in the free/reduced lunch program. Driver Education is an ESU 3 program located at…

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Deadline for yearbook senior ads is now Dec. 20

Posted Dec. 8 The deadline to purchase senior ads for the yearbook has been extended to Dec. 20 Details on purchasing an ad are online at www.buytheyearbook.com/westsideads.    

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WESTSIDE ACT SCORES 1.4 POINTS HIGHER THAN STATE AVERAGE

Posted Nov. 25 The following is a message from Dr. Mark Weichel, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning While we certainly pay close attention to test scores and want to provide our students the best possible options for what they choose to do after high school, testing results do not define who we are. They are simply one measure we use to determine how we are doing, where we can celebrate, and where we can…

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Senior portraits for yearbook need to be submitted by Dec. 20

Posted Nov. 14 Senior portraits for the 2018-19 Shield need to be submitted by December 20, 2018, or it is not guaranteed that it will be in the yearbook. Photos need to meet the following requirements: Must be head and shoulders ONLY and backgrounds must NOT be distracting, and it must be in color. The picture must be digitally submitted to whs.seniorportraits@gmail.com from an OUTSIDE EMAIL with a resolution of 300 DPI or higher. The…

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Adkins named Hagel Public Service Scholar

Posted November 5, 2018 Ryan Adkins, a junior at Westside High School, has been selected as a Chuck Hagel Public Service Scholar. This award is presented to outstanding student leaders attending Omaha area high schools who exemplify the highest standards of ethics, integrity, leadership and respect.  Adkins received his award at a symposium at the University of Nebraska Omaha on Oct. 17. He received a certificate signed by Sen. Chuck Hagel, as well as a scholarship to…

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Miller-Johnson and Brodsky Earn NSAA’s Believer & Achievers Award

Nolan Miller-Johnston and Madigan Brodsky have been named 2018-2019 Believer & Achievers Award Winners by the NSAA. Both were named winners for Westside High School; Brodsky was also named one of 48 overall winners from across the state of Nebraska. All of the students nominated for the Believers & Achievers awards program represent the very best of Nebraska’s high schools, outstanding leaders within their schools and communities.

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WHS TEACHER NAMED ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

Posted October 25, 2018 Westside High School Business teacher Jeanette Kleppinger has been named the 2018 Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force. The group, also known as NETForce, recognizes educators who have made significant contributions toward the organization, implementation, development or evaluation of entrepreneurship education in Nebraska. Kleppinger was a key figure in the creation of the Nebraska Furniture Mart School of Entrepreneurial Thinking, a groundbreaking $150,000 partnership between Westside…

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