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Swanson Construction Updates

Posted August 30, 2018 Work continues as crews build a brand new Swanson Elementary school! Footings in classroom areas are near completion. Steel will be installed soon. The new Swanson is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019. For more information about Westside’s 2015 Facilities Master Plan, click here.


Should Your Child Stay Home? We want them at #SchoolEveryday!

The following message is from Alan Bone, Director of Student Services with Westside Community Schools. Students who miss fewer than two days of school before October tend to have good attendance for the remainder of the year. And students with good attendance are more likely to keep up with their peers in both reading and math. One of the best things parents can do to help their children succeed is to make sure they get…


Parents: Accompany Children To Games

Posted August 22, 2018 As Varsity athletic events begin this week, Westside Community Schools reminds parents of elementary-aged students to please accompany them to games. District leaders strongly encourage parents to supervise our younger fans at home games; please do not drop off elementary-aged students at the gates without adult supervision. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety and well being of all students, on and off the field!


2018 Fall Activities Guide

Posted August 17, 2018 There are activities taking place throughout our District and the Omaha area, offering opportunities for Westside Community Schools students and families. For a complete list of Fall 2018 Activities, CLICK HERE. http://westside66.org/news/fall-2018-activities-guide/  


NEW Snack List for 2018-2019 School Year

Updated August 27, 2018 The Westside Safer & Healthier Foods Committee met this summer to revise the District Approved Snack List. This list provides dozens of choices for parents and families who wish to provide snacks and treats for their child and others in class or for school-related events. As a reminder: this list applies to all elementary schools. Secondary schools may bring in any commercially prepared items. No homemade food items or items including nuts…


Swanson Summer 2018 Newsletter

Posted July 16, 2018 Here you will find all the information you will need for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon. 18_19 Summer Newsletter


Westside Community Schools Medication/Health Plan Update (with forms)

Posted July 9, 2018 If your child has a health condition that requires an action plan and/or medication to be placed at the front office, please see the attached link for the Health Plan and Forms you will need to complete for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. 18_19 Health Plan Information


2018-19 Supply Lists Available

Posted June 27, 2018 18_19 Supply List Click above to access the classroom supply lists for the upcoming school year.  


Marlo Tomich Honored With Presidential Award

Posted June 26, 2018 6th grade teacher, Marlo Tomich, has been honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Tomich was notified by the White House Monday she had received the award for her work in 2016. She is invited to the White House to receive her award and $10,000. “The Presidential Award celebrates innovation, commitment, quality and passion in teaching,” said Tomich, a 17-year teaching veteran at Swanson. “The thought…


Mrs. Kim Dickhut named Schrager award winner

Posted May 27, 2018 Kim Dickhut, a veteran teacher who has dedicated her career to elementary education, is a lifelong learner who has gained the admiration and respect of staff members and students alike. Kim has been a Westside Elementary Schools educator for 11 years, currently a 6th grade teacher at Swanson Elementary. She is an award-winning member of the Nebraska Association for the Gifted, using her background in gifted education to personalize learning for…

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