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Google Expedition in American History Class

In Mrs. Kaasch’s 8th grade American History class, students explored WWI trenches, battlefields, and weaponry through a Google Expedition and Virtual Reality Goggles.  Students were able to take their knowledge of WWI to the next level with this Google Expedition as we took a close-up look at day-to-day life in the trenches and the impacts of new warfare technology. Thanks to Jeff Ingraham at ESU 3 for bringing in the technology to make this activity…


Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System – Testing Information & Dates

This school year, the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) Summative assessment replaces the Nebraska School Accountability (NeSA) tests in: English language arts and math for grades 3–8 Science for grades 5 and 8 This new, computer-adaptive culminating assessment measures student performance against Nebraska’s content area standards, showing how learning compares to expectations. The NSCAS (pronounced, “en-skass”) Summative assessment adapts dynamically based on each student’s ability and includes innovative, interactive question formats that engage students and…


2018 Westside High School Color Guard Auditions

Auditions for the 2018 Westside Color Guard will take place on the following days from 3:30-5:30 PM in the band room (Room 183).  Please wear athletic clothing.  No experience necessary. Tuesday, March 6th Thursday, March 8th Monday, March 12th Tuesday, March 13th Wednesday, March 14th Click HERE for a short color guard demonstration. If you have any questions, please contact: Thomas Krueger ( Tim Rischling (


Upcycling in All About Business Class

In Dr. Bolamperti’s All About Business class, students are learning about entrepreneurship and product creation in many ways, including upcycling.  While applying their creativity, students used lids, containers and other previously utilized supplies to invent a phone holder, s’mores maker, spider trap, fountain and many more!


Congratulations WMS Math Counts Team

The WMS Math Counts team finished 6th over the weekend in its most recent competition Evan Mott Nathan Chan Jaden Taylor Lucas Sokolik


Congratulations Quiz Bowl Team

Both Westside A and Westside B Quiz Bowl Teams competed on Friday at Grace University. The “A” team earned a 2nd place finish (Brownell Talbot) and the “B” team fought hard, losing to Mission A in the first round. Westside “A” Ben Kutler Milena Morris Alex Wegner Jackson Ingvolstad Westside “B” Jack Scioli Nathan Chan Zach Atlas Chase Kroeger


WMS Library Spotlight

Love for books is in the air in the WMS library!  This month, WMS students had the opportunity to take a blind date with a book from the Valentine’s Display in the library.  In library classes, seventh and eighth graders also completed six rounds of speed dating with books in order to find a true literary love.

Happy reading, book lovers!


Buy Your Yearbook Today

In yearbook class, Ella and Ben are working hard to finish their spreads and come up with new and exciting advertising campaigns to sell more books! Yearbooks are $25. Buy your yearbook today at  


Congratulations to Westside Connection

Congratulations to Westside Connection! This past Friday they competed at the “Omaha South Classic”. Connection was named grand champion and won awards for best visuals, best musicianship. Also, Nikolas Loontjer was named as outstanding male soloist.  


Team 8C Students Going on a Google Expedition

Students on Team 8C completed a Google Expedition of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum for an interdisciplinary unit with Language Arts and Social Studies. Students built necessary background knowledge in order to write a letter from the perspective of someone who lived in a New York tenement.

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