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WMS Student Takes Top Prize at the 18th Annual Teen Poetry Bash

Posted on December 3, 2018 Congratulations to WMS student Julia Wuestewald, who took 1st place and a $100 Top Prize at the 18th Annual Teen Poetry Bash held at the Omaha Public Library, sponsored by the Nebraska Writer’s Collective! Julia, we are so proud of you!

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Digital Media Students Creating Stop Motion Movies

Posted December 3, 2018 Students in Mrs. Shabram’s Digital Media class are learning about stop motion animation. Over the past week, they have been filming their own movies and working towards a goal of taking 700 photos. Next, they will put their movie together in final format and show it to their peers.

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3D Modeling Workshop

Posted November 28, 2018 On Monday, 11/26, WMS students had the opportunity to participate in an afterschool 3D modeling workshop sponsored by Mrs. Shabram (Business and Technology) and Mrs. Saetveit (Library). Some students chose to use the 3D pens from the library to create holiday designs while others used Tinkercad software to print 3D objects using the Business and Tech department’s 3D printer. Watch for additional afterschool workshops coming your way in 2019!

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Practicing Skill Components of Volleyball in 8th grade PE

Posted on November 27, 2018 Mr. Vallinch’s 8th grade PE class is working on various skill components as it relates to volleyball.  Students are focusing on coordination, agility, power, speed, balance and reaction time.

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Book Projects in 7th Grade Language Arts

Posted on November 27, 2018 Mrs. Case’s Language Art 7 classes have been creating book projects after completing their group novel.  Below you can see that some students demonstrated their learning by creating plot boards or scrapbooks.

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Genius Time Culminating Event

Posted November 20, 2018 The WMS Genius Time Culminating Event took place on November 20. During this event, students showed off the projects that they work on over the course of 9 weeks. Community members were invited to attend this event. Students in the Baking Genius Group chose to do a bake off and record a video. Ms. Raabe, their Genius Time Facilitator, was a guest judge in their video. The Let’s Build Genius Group…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted November 8, 2018 Students in the Abstract Painting Genius Time Group recently face-timed with a former Westside student that is now a successful artist living in Los Angeles. He shared with them how he was able to make a career out of his passion. Next week, students will be posting their work around the building for a gallery walk. At the end of the gallery walk, students will keep one or two of their favorite pieces and…

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Two 8th girls selected for UNO CodeCrush

Posted November 6, 2018 Rose Padios and Majesty Marti-Lester, both 8th graders at Westside Middle School, have been selected for the elite CodeCrush program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  These two girls are only 32 chosen for the program out of more than 70 applicants from Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. From November 28-30, the students will attend CodeCrush at UNO, where they will be immersed in a world of IT including special speakers,…

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Genius Time Spotlight

Posted November 1, 2018 Students in the Makeup Genius Time Group have been busy learning from the professional. Tyler, a student at Westside High School who works at Sephora, came and did a makeup tutorial on one of our group members and he talked about his role at Sephora. Mary Jane, who is a student in the group, had her mom come and do a tutorial on costume style/gore make up.  The group loved seeing pictures of…

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What are students learning in PE this Week?

Posted October 31, 2018 Students in Mr. Vallinch’s PE class are getting ready for the next Winter Olympics by learning about the sport of Curling.

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