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State Assessment: Nebraska Student Centered Assessment System (NSCAS)

New NSCAS Summative assessment measures student performance – takes less time, reveals deeper information, and helps address learning roadblocks. This school year, the Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS) Summative assessment replaces the Nebraska School Accountability (NeSA) tests. For further information about Sunset’s NSCAS testing plan, please visit the following link: NSCAS Web page information


Sunset’s Young Artists on Display

Colorful paintings, whimsical 3-D pieces, and more turned Sunset Hills into an amazing art gallery during Art and Soup on February 23. The annual event, sponsored by our Community Club, combined an all-school art show with a soup/chili dinner. The students should be very proud of their wonderful artwork.  


Artist Linda Meigs Visits Sunset Hills

Mrs. Meigs taught our students how to draw their very own Nebraska landscape with pastels, a chalk-like crayon well suited for sketching. This visit followed a field trip all students took in late September, where they visited two unique places in Nebraska’s history: the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters and the Florence Mill, which includes the Winter Quarters Mill Museum and ArtLoft Gallery. The Florence Mill, once the Winter Quarters gristmill, was abandoned in 1848.…


Parent/Teacher Conferences-NWEA Growth Reports and NeSA Student Parent Reports

During Parent/Teacher Conferences, parent(s) will receive his/her child’s Fall NWEA Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Growth Report (Grades 3-8) and NeSA Student Report (Students who were in Grades 3-8 in the 2016/2017 school year.) Additional information regarding the NWEA MAP assessment, along with parent resources can be found at https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/ and https://www.nwea.org/content/uploads/2017/08/Parent-Guide.pdf.



Third – Ninth Grade Students to Take the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) tests. During the 2017/2018 school year, your child will take tests called NWEA Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) Growth Tests.  This assessment tool is used to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year and from year-to-year in the areas of reading and math. MAP® assessments are untimed, but each will take approximately 45-60 minutes to…


Westside to Host Social Media Seminar for Parents

Please see the attached flyer, “Guide to Social Media Pitfalls for Families: that Westside Community Schools is hosting on Thursday night, August 24th, at the Westside High School Auditorium.  Time is 6:30-7:30 pm. Karen Hasse, school attorney will be our main presenter.  Our target audience is 7-12 families, however, all are invited.  This flyer will be posted on the district and building websites and will also be communicated through social media. Parents and Students Informed…


Enrichment Clusters

This quarter students at Sunset Hills started enrichment classes, which will be held on Fridays from 2:30-3:15 until the end of the year.  Students were asked to choose topics of interest and then were placed in small groups based their interest. Classes are led by teachers, as well as parent volunteers.  Some examples of classes are:  games, book making, inventions, cooking, movie making, animals, science, coding and sports.   So far, we are off to…


Welcome to Sunset Hills- A Video Tour

Would you like a tour of Sunset Hills Elementary School?  Check out this awesome video made by fourth graders, Grace, Cora, Izzie and Alex! Sunset Hills


Read Across America

All students and staff at Sunset Hills celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America week by dropping everything to read!


Sunset Hills Honors Veterans

On Friday, November 11th, students and staff celebrated Veterans Day.  Veterans from the community were invited to a special program, where they were honored.  Each class also showed their appreciation by singing songs and reading poetry!  Please check out the video below, which showcases Veteran’s Day around the district.  Sunset Hills is a highlight! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUKFL-Kp1Zg&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

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