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.)
Westside Connection recently finished up one of it's most successful competition seasons in many years. Connection was named contest champions at Waukee Star Struck, UNO, Lewis Central Clash of the Titan Invite and first runner-up at Johnston Showzam contest. Westside Connection received three best vocal awards and a best choreography award along the way as well! Connection is directed by Rob Huebner and choreographed by Westside HS grad Megan Tantillo.
Kassie Tighe and Kati Mdzinarishvili were selected to attend UNO CodeCrush, an immersion experience for 8th and 9th grade girls created to show them the world of Information Technology.
March 11th 2:00-5:00; 5:45-7:45 - Performing Arts Center Entrance
March 12th 5:00-8:00 - Performing Arts Center Entrance
Students should accompany their parents to conferences.
Parents can click here to sign up for conference times using Pick A Time.
On Saturday, February 22, the Westside Middle School Robotics Team competed in the Nebraska Robotics Expo and CEENBoT Robotics Showcase at the Strategic Air and Space Museum. It was a day filled with great teamwork, intense competition, and wonderful learning experiences.
Grant Cai brought home first place in the Engineering Notebook Documentation contest. Karissa Flora and Michael Langford placed second in the Presentation contest, presenting on the topic of "Rescue Robots." The Arena Robot Foosball team of Grant Cai, Ceyerah Johnson, Connor Myers, Joshua Paul, and Connor Smith showed great teamwork and defended their positions, placing second in their tournament. The team also competed in the Navigational Course, Ball Course, and Autonomous Challenge, performing well in all. The WMS Robotics Team is sponsored by Anna Sumner and David Shabram.
WMS Robotics Team members:
8th Grade: Joshua Christensen, Michael Langford, Samuel Sweeney, Olivia Wing, Andrew Yoo
7th Grade: Grant Cai, Karissa Flora, Ceyerah Johnson, Connor Myers, Joshua Paul, Connor Smith
Along with the CEENBoT Robotics Showcase, WMS also had an entry in the Robotics Creative Visual Arts Expo. 7th grader Raven Young received a second place ribbon for her entry.
WMS students Christian Madsen, Kate Hamann, Grace Calderon, Tommy Simon and Dr. Pete Madsen (UNO jazz professor), Mr. Jason Johnson (UNO trumpet professor) and Ashley Madsen. Their group "Falls and Doits" performed Saturday at the Pizza Shoppe in Benson as a fundraiser for the Benson Theater.
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