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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…


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…


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…


Soccer Program Pancake Feed Set for March 7

Posted Feb. 26, 2020 Story by Ellie Anglim, staff writer for Westside Wired Westside girls and boys soccer hosts an annual Pancake Feed every spring to raise funding for the program. This also includes varsity players and coaches who put on a clinic for girls and boys from grades third through eighth. According to girls varsity coach Chris Dundford and boys varsity coach Mike Dean, the event is open to everyone. It will take place…


Administration Emails Survey to Students Regarding Class Rank

Story posted Feb. 14, 2020 Story by Kidus Tewodros, Westside Wired Staff Writer On Feb. 10, Westside High School Principal Jay Opperman sent out an email to students and staff of Westside High School regarding class rank and whether it should be removed. In the email, Opperman explained class rank and listed possibilities of different metrics that could replace it. Guidance counselor Lisa Hatch said she feels class rank has become obsolete. “Over the last…


Westside Foundation Receives Donation For New WHS Entrance

Posted Feb. 6, 2020 Story by Ava Van Gelder, Westside Wired News Editor The Westside Community Schools Foundation recently received a donation from Robert B. Sturm, a Westside graduate of 1977, which will enable them to construct a new entrance to Westside High School. According to Developmental Director for the Westside Community Schools Foundation Terry Hanna, this new entrance will increase safety, security, organization and professionalism for the school. “The [main] purpose of the [new] entrance is…


Show Choirs Earn Honors at “Music Lives”

Posted Jan. 31, 2020 All three Westside High School show choirs were in action at Millard West at the “Music Lives” Show Choir Invitational on Jan. 25.  The results: Warrior Express placed first in the Prep Division. Simply Irresistible placed third in the Unisex Division. The Amazing Technicolor Show Choir placed first in the Open Mixed Division in prelims and then went on to earning Grand Champion honors in Finals.  The group also earned awards…


Westside Earns Two National Awards For Engineering & Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2020 WESTSIDE EARNS NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION Westside Community Schools has been awarded two separate awards from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association for Program Excellence and Teacher Excellence. These are the latest highlights in a string of exciting developments for District 66, which opened a state-of-the-art welding, fabrication and manufacturing lab for students just months ago. The Westside High School Engineering and Technology Department has…


Westside Receives Donation To Offer ACT Prep Class This Spring

Updated January 28, 2020 https://youtu.be/-hgvEva_780 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…



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.

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