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Westside Set To Unveil Welding, Fabrication & Manufacturing Lab

Posted October 2, 2019 Westside Community Schools in partnership with the Westside Foundation will unveil a state-of-the-art welding, fabrication and manufacturing lab at Westside High School on Thursday, October 3 at 4:00pm. This project was funded by more than 40 donors including some of Nebraska’s top corporations and the Nebraska Department of Labor. Click here for additional details and photos from the event. “It’s important for students, parents and teachers to understand the benefit technical…


Westside High School Boasts High AP Offerings, Top College Placement Totals

Posted September 27, 2019 Westside High School has released a 2019-2020 School Profile with some incredible highlights regarding academic success and post-secondary education preparation. CLICK HERE for the complete Westside High School profile. Among the most impressive highlights: The average teacher to student ratio at Westside High School is 1:15 Of the 421 graduates in May of 2019, 81% are currently attending college Class of 2019 graduates were offered more than $3 million dollars in…


9 Westside Students Earn National Merit Honors

Posted September 20, 2019 Westside High School is proud to share that nine exceptional students have been honored with National Merit Awards. Over 1.5 million high school juniors entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. A nationwide pool of Semi-Finalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. Westside High School has six of them. From the approximately 16,000 Semi-Finalists, an estimated 15,000…


The 2019-20 Shield Yearbook Now On Sale

Posted Sept. 5, 2019 The 2019-20 edition of the Shield, Westside High School’s yearbook, is now being sold.  The book will be delivered in May.  Go to https://westsidehighschool.store.creatorstudiopro.com/ to buy the book. Book costs this year will be cheaper earlier in the year with early pricing and will go up to regular and late pricing as the year progresses. The yearbook staff is offering early-bird pricing until Oct. 13, costing $60. The book will increase…


PHOTO GALLERY: Freshmen Orientation 2019

Posted Aug. 29, 2019 The 2019/2020 school year started on August 14 when the new freshmen class arrived for orientation.  Click on the image below to get to a photo gallery of the day at westsidewired.net. PHOTO GALLERY: Freshmen Orientation 2019 NOTE: These photos are by student photographers Mary Nilius and Erin Pinhero.


Popular WHS Scheduler App Gets An Update

Posted Aug. 23, 2019 NOTE: This story comes from westsidewired.net.  Luke Steiner, the news editor for the Lance, is the author. WHS Scheduler is an app available to download on both Android and iOS phones.  It was created for Westside High School students to view their schedules throughout the day. Junior Andrew Li created the first version of the app in October 2017, and, as of Thursday, August 15, WHS Scheduler went through an in-app…



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 Named 2019 National Grand Champions

Posted March 26, 2019 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…


WHS Quiz Bowl Team Wins 2019 National Academic Quiz Tournament

Posted March 11, 2019 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…


Counseling Department Creates Info Page

Posted January 21, 2019 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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