News and Events
Westside Schools To Remain Closed For Remainder Of School Year
Posted April 2, 2020 Governor Ricketts issued an order Wednesday night requiring Nebraska schools to operate without students in buildings through May 31. With that, we now know that we will NOT be able to physically come back together this school year; Westside Community Schools will remain closed with our extended campus learning format to continue. While we held out hope we would be reunited with our students this school year, we have also been…READ MORE
Dr. Ferial Pearson Delivers Message of Kindness
Congratulations to our January and February Student’s of the Month for your continuous display of safe, respectful and responsible behavior. Along with the acknowledgement of these students, we were lucky enough to have Dr. Ferial Pearson of UNO, deliver an inspiring message of kindness to students and staff. Dr. Pearson shared her story of starting “Secret Kindness Agents,” a project started to promote random acts of kindness. We are sure to have some future Kindness…READ MORE
Art & Soup Night!
Art & Soup Night, a tradition at Sunset Hills, was a great success! Last month, Sarah Rowe, an Omaha artist, brought a nurturing vibe and creative energy to our students. She worked closely with each class as they created their own nature bundle — a combination of sticks, pine cones, grasses, and more. This past Friday, the nature bundles were displayed, along with other student artwork. Students and families enjoyed soup, activities and a night…READ MORE
Work At Westside: We Are Hiring!
Updated February 5, 2020 Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Neb. is looking for passionate adults who care about nurturing children and helping them grow! We are hiring a variety of positions, including teachers and substitute teachers. https://youtu.be/VUwuvA5Y6JU https://youtu.be/BZFmscupRXo You can also click here for more #WorkAtWestside employee profiles! CLICK HERE to learn more, and to apply now!READ MORE
Local Artist Sarah Rowe Visits Sunset Hills
Sarah Rowe, an Omaha artist, brought a nurturing vibe and creative energy to our students last week. She worked closely with each class as they created their own nature bundle — a combination of sticks, pine cones, grasses, and more. Plus, a good amount of paint, ribbon, yarn, fabric, and just plain fun. According to Ms. Rowe, “The process of making nature bundles in art workshops is loosely inspired by Lakota medicine bundles. These bundles…READ MORE
Take A Look Inside Sunset Hills!
View this video to get a look inside the great things happening at Sunset Hills! https://youtu.be/aJSWNZzLb-wREAD MORE
Information for Kindergarten Enrollment, Transfer Requests and Option Enrollment
Posted December 22, 2019 Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2020-2021 School Year If you are a District resident who would like your K-6 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review. The District gives priority to families living within the District prior to placing Option…READ MORE
Sunset Hills Students Shine at Geo Bee!
Posted December 6, 2019 A Geography Bee took place at Sunset Elementary on December 5th, and 5th grader Bennett S. was the winner! The Sunset School level GeoBee was the first round of the 32nd annual National GeoBee, a geography competition designed to spark student interest and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Bennett’s next step is to take a qualifying test to possibly qualify to compete in the Nebraska State Bee at UNO on…READ MORE
Sunset Hills Wins Architectural Award
Posted December 6, 2019 We are thrilled to announce Sunset Hills has been honored with a 2019 Architectural Merit Award by the American Institute of Architects Nebraska Chapter! Congratulations to our wonderful partner TACK Architects, and thank you for this beautiful school!READ MORE
Sunset Hills Promotes Kindness
Posted December 6, 2019 It didn’t take long to fill our Positive Post-it Note Wall at Sunset Hills!! #BeKind #WeAreWestsideREAD MORE