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DLR PowerPoint Presentation to the Westside Board of Education (March 10)
DLR Report on Facilities Conditions to the Westside Board of Education (March 10)
DLR Executive Summary Report to the Westside Board of Education (March 24)
DLR PowerPoint Presentation (March 24)
DLR Educational Adequacy Scorecard (March 24)
DLR Cost Summary (March 24)
Video of March 10 Board of Education meeting
Video of March 24 Board of Education meeting
In addition to all this information, click here to view a series of reports on demographics, enrollment projections, statistics and stories about Westside Community Schools.
Principal: Russ Olsen
Assistant Principal: Cindy Vann
8601 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68124-2199
Click here to view the 2013-2014 Student and Parent Handbooks.
8:00 a.m. - 3:22 p.m. (Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. - 2:36 p.m.)
Students in Mr. Allemang’s 8th grade science class took a break from NeSA testing to learn what happens to a human body when exposed to the vacuum of space. They observed some of the effects firsthand as Mr. Allemang placed a Peep and water in a vacuum chamber. The Peep expanded under the lack of pressure and the water boiled.
On Saturday, April 5th at Westside High School, 30 Westside Middle School German students participated in the annual Nebraska Student German Convention. Students who learn German come together at this event for fun and competition...and to speak and enjoy some German. This year WMS did a great job. We participated in many different categories and brought home some wins, including:
Cake Baking, 1st place: Danny Reinhardt, PJ Cahalane, Ethan Herrera, Alex Dozier and Adam Fulbright.
Spelling Bee, 2nd and 3rd place: Sam Sweeney, Haley Petri
Poster Competition, 1 st place: Hannah Petri, Autumn Muller and Haley Petri
Video Skit Competition, 1st place: Emma Korengel, Nicky Winters, Evan Dondlinger, Nick Vincentini, Elise Choquette, Josh Paul, Spencer Korengel, Ryan Vester, Anne Stepanek, Loren Woita, AJ Bruckner, Georgia Wimmer & Haley Morse
A great time was had by all! Frau Starks-Yoble is very proud everyone's hardwork and effort!
This past weekend UNK in Kearney was a buzz with creative problem solvers. The state DI championships were held on Saturday and the WMS DI team of: Joitree Alam, Ben Brodkey, Grace Calderon, Ellie Hellman, Maddee Rauhauser and Hailey Tierra competed in the scientific challenge and took home first place beating out 18 other teams. The challenge required teams to find an extreme environment in which to survive by creating extreme gear. The WMS team chose to survive in Chernobyl, post reactor meltdown. The extreme gear they created was a pill using nanobots. This pill used natural elements that would help the body to survive high levels of radiation, the judges were impressed with their research skills and commended their use of such high level thinking. The group will now travel to Globals in Knoxville, TN to compete with 15,000 other creative problem solvers from over 43 countries around the world!
On Thursday April 3rd, the SMP team competed at the Scott Conference Center on the UNO Campus. SMP is a pre-engineering program that allows students to use engineering, architect and design skills learned throughout the year to create a solution to a real-world problem. The SMP team of: Camille Rotermund, Jared Sindt, Kati Mdzinarishvili and Claire Smith created a three-way power mill to help capture and create energy for the world's consumption. They researched the methods of hydroelectric power, solar power and wind power to build one building that houses all three sources to create energy to use in households. The students wrote research briefs, created a 10 minute presentation and built a scale model of their solution. The students earned 2 silver medals, 5 gold medals and the Award of Distinction which came with a monetary prize.
Congratulations to WMS student Daniel Wood for placing 3rd in the Virginia Frank Writing Contest held by the Friends of the Omaha Public Library. An awards ceremony will be held at the W. Dale Clark Main Library downtown on April 27th. A $25 prize will be awarded to Daniel and to the WMS Library.
All About Business students experienced international businesss firsthand through a presentation from Karen Watson, K. Watson Group, LLC, on April 1. Thanks to her diverse international business background, the students embraced information about how to conduct business globally.
In Spanish 1B, 8th graders are reading a short chapter book in Spanish. They're spending class time in their literature circles reading aloud in Spanish.
Follow the EY program at WMS on twitter! Search EY@WMS or @EYatWMS on twitter. Twitter is a great way to stay connected, you will also find other groups specializing in gifted education. If you are not on twitter please sign up - it is free and easy. If you cannot sign up for twitter email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.