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District Announcements
2016-17 K-12 Enrollment Now Available
Enrollment in Westside Schools
For District Residents:
We are now accepting enrollments for new students who will be in grades K-12 NEXT year (2016-17).

To enroll a K-12  student for NEXT School Year (2016-17), click HERE. (District residents ONLY.)
 
Click here for more information about the process and the documents you will need.
 
To enroll a new student for the CURRENT School Year (2015-16) school year, click HERE.
Kindergarten Roundup Schedule
Kindergarten roundups will follow the schedule below.

Hillside, Westbrook                                                   Start of school in August (Watch mail for a notice)
Loveland, Oakdale, Paddock Road, Rockbrook       May 6, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Prairie Lane                                                              May 6, 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Sunset Hills                                                              April 29, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Swanson                                                                  April 29, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  
Westgate                                                                 April 29, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
 
Westgate Announcements
March Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for March. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
The Mission of Westgate Elementary School is to educate each child to achieve his/her full potential in collaboration with school, family, and community.
Westgate Elementary School
7802 Hascall St.
Omaha, NE 68124
                                  (402)390-6495
February Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for February. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
Last Buddy Activity
Today was Westgate's last buddy activity of the year. The students have loved getting to know and work with their buddies this year. 
One Book One School
Westgate kicked of the One Book One School Program this morning at the Dr. Seuss breakfast. Every student received their own copy of the book The World According to Humphrey. Each week the students will read a chapter of the book at home and do activities with their families. First grade teacher Mr. Campbell drew a poster of Humphrey for all the students to sign as way to show they will participate in the program.
Dr. Seuss Breakfast
The Dr. Seuss breakfast was a big success. Thank you to Mrs. Fayman for organizing the breakfast again this year! The students and their families enjoyed a delicious breakfast of green eggs and ham. Then they went to the classrooms for some fun literacy activities.
Buddy Activities
Mrs. Lewis' second graders are creating kindness posters with the Westgate preschoolers to discourage bullying.
January Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for January. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
Book Fair!
The Westgate Book fair is just around the corner, and we need you!  In order for our book fair to be successful, we need you and just a bit of your time.  We need volunteers to help set up, run the cash registers, help people find what they need, and tear down.  Your help will translate to books in the hands of our students!  Click here to sign up and…Thank you!

Book fair dates are as follows:

Thursday, February 4th set up only (no sales)
Friday, February 5th 3:15-7:30pm
Monday, February 8th 3:15- 9:00pm
Tuesday, February 9th 3:15-6:00pm
Wednesday, February 10th 8:00-9:00am & 3:15-8:00pm
Library Grant
The Cornhusker Motor Club Foundation is an arm of AAA.  They offer grant opportunities designed to assist educators. These funding opportunities include specialty grants up to $500. The specialty book grants are designed to assist educators with the task of offering new reading materials that will challenge and excite their students. Westgate Library was fortunate to be awarded such a grant for their Early Reader collection.
December Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for December. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
Geography Bee

The Geography Bee was open to all students in grades 4, 5 and 6.  The students participated in a preliminary competition in each classroom. The top scoring students moved on to compete in the finals on Monday, December 14th. Our school runner up is Avery Nicklous, and the school champion is Jama Awale.  He will begin preparing for the state Geography Bee qualifying test. He will then possibly complete in the state bee, which will be held at UNO in the spring. Please congratulate all of the participants! They did an outstanding job!

3rd Place: Chainey Thompson


Tied for 4th Place:

Delaney Gray

Colin Davis

Kaitlyn Munguia

November Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for November. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
Student Enrichment Clusters
Student enrichment clusters are in full swing! Friday afternoons are quite exciting at Westgate. Peeking into classrooms you will find kids doing everything from yoga to yearbook and so much more.
4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Musical
Our Westgate 4th 5th and 6th graders put on a memorable performance. They showcased their skips from reading rhythms to using technology to create beat. The showstoppers included the 6th grade playing Beethoven on boomwhackers and the 4th and 5th grade jamming on a Zimbabwe marimba song!
Diaper Drive
The student council at Westgate is hosting their 2nd diaper drive December 7th-18th. All of the diapers donated are going to the Lydia House, a shelter for homeless women and children. The student council went on a field trip to the Lydia House to learn all about the different services that are offered to these families. They are excited to share what they learned with their peers at Westgate as they promote the diaper drive. 
District Spelling Bee 2015
 
 
On Nov 20th, the WCS District Spelling Bee was held at the Westside Community Conference Center.  Twenty-seven super spellers were in attendance, and the spelling was impressive!


Nick Ballard and Gina Gage represented Westgate. Congratulations to both students for making it to the district level!


Reece Pike and Jacob Caffey, both from Westside Middle School, came in 1st and 2nd respectively.  
Reese will represent Westside at the state level in May.
October Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for October. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
AYP Information

Westgate

During the 2014-15 school year, 306 students were eligible for public school choice and 7 students participated.  The available schools offered to eligible students to participate in public school choice included Loveland, Oakdale, Prairie Lane, Rockbrook, Sunset Hills, and Swanson.  


Click here for more information
Spelling Bee
On Monday, October 26th, the Westgate Spelling Bee was held at the Westside Community Conference Center. All students in grades 4­6 took a written test prior to this event to determine who would compete. Congratulations to Sanna Traurig, our school winner and Nick Ballard, who placed second in the competition. Sanna and Nick will move on to the Westside School District Bee, which will be held on November 20th at the Community Conference Center. We wish them much luck. GIna Gage and Alex Carson placed third and fourth respectively, and will also attend the competition to cheer on their school. Here is a list of the finalists that competed in the Westgate Spelling Bee!

Congratulations to all of these fine spellers. Sanaa Traurig 1st Place Nick Ballard 2nd Place Gina Gage 3rd Place Alex Carson 4th Place Cass Fries 4th Place Avery Nicklous Makuey Foneag Dhoal Chuol Lenae Dziki Rhianne Evans Kaylee Smith Franklin Lowe Chainey Thompson Rachel Dyer Maduok Foneag
September Gators Of The Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for September. They exemplified our school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Congratulations!
August Gators of the Month
These students were selected as Gators of the Month for August.  They exemplified our school rules:  Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.  Congratulations!
Westgate's Calendar
Westside Community Schools is now using a Google calendar system.  We are no longer using the calendar embedded on our District website.  We hope the new calendar system will provide you easier access to our school information. To view the new calendar, click on the following link: calendar
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