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Language Department Hosts “Eat & Greet” Event for Middle School Students

Language Department Hosts “Eat & Greet” Event for Middle School Students

Jack Scioli, Wired Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

On Friday Jan. 24, Westside High School’s Foreign Language Department held an "Eat & Greet" event for Westside Middle School students to attend after school, at 4 p.m. This event is designed to help middle school students learn about the various language opportunities offered at the high school, whi...

Westside Students “Live the Dream” at MLK Day Competition

Westside Students “Live the Dream” at MLK Day Competition

Charlotte Murphy, Wired Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

While most kids were at home enjoying their day off, five Westside students were competing at the “Living the Dream” high school competition, which took place at the Holland Performing Arts center on Monday, Jan. 20. In order to compete, students had to submit an entry and were selected from many oth...

Westside School Resource Officer Receives Award

Westside School Resource Officer Receives Award

Benjamin Kutler, Wired Feature Editor

January 28, 2020

Westside High School Resource Officer Jeff Kilgore recently received a Police Lifesaving award for the actions he and another policeman took on Sept. 6, 2019 to save an individual’s life at a Westside football game. According to Kilgore, the incident was far from a one-person job.  “The beauty of the ...

Westside Theatre Department To Perform Play “The Crucible”

Westside Theatre Department To Perform Play “The Crucible”

Ainsley Meyerson, Wired Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

Westside High School students were invited to audition for Westside’s performance of “The Crucible,” with open auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., and invited call-back auditions took place on Thursday, Jan. 16 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  “The Crucible” is a play written by Arth...

DECA Students Organize Activities To Prevent Teen Drunk Driving

DECA Students Organize Activities To Prevent Teen Drunk Driving

Kidus Tewodros, Wired Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Westside seniors Meredith Matz, Samantha Wahl and Karissa Williams oriented their DECA project around preventing teen drunk driving in the Omaha community. Throughout this week these students have been providing activities for Westside students that are focused around the dangers of driving while un...

Westside High School Impacted by Wifi Trouble

Westside High School Impacted by Wifi Trouble

Peter Collins, Wired A&E Editor

January 24, 2020

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Westside Community Schools district internet crashed, leaving many students and teachers off of the grid. This crash caused dozens of issues throughout the high school but it was quickly dispatched by Westside’s tech support team. According to Head of Tech Support Michael Sa...

Westside Receives Donation To Offer ACT Prep Class This Spring

Westside Receives Donation To Offer ACT Prep Class This Spring

Ava Van Gelder, Wired News Editor

January 21, 2020

The Westside Community Schools Foundation recently received an anonymous donation granting all students access to ACT test preparation sessions with the ACT prep group, Three Moms and a Test. These sessions will occur during the school day, and will be offered as a class to juniors and seniors interest...

District Technology Team Introduces New Proposal

District Technology Team Introduces New Proposal

Aayushi Chaudhary, Wired Graphic and Design Editor

January 19, 2020

Westside’s district technology department is in the process of preparing a proposal to be given to the school board on Monday, Jan. 20. Instead of the current middle and high school student devices, which are MacBook Airs with 128-gigabyte storage space, they will propose that all Westside students woul...

Westside Community Schools Hosts Screening of Nebraska Loves Public Schools’s Newest Film

Westside Community Schools Hosts Screening of Nebraska Loves Public Schools’s Newest Film

Will Eikenbary, Wired Managing Editor

January 16, 2020

Westside Community Schools recently announced that they would be hosting a screening of Nebraska Loves Public Schools’s newest film, “The Mind Inside: Episode Two” on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. inside of Aksarben Cinema. This screening is free to the public, although, due to the limited number of se...

IMC Staff Discuss Their Unique Rules and Policies

IMC Staff Discuss Their Unique Rules and Policies

Daniel Magruder, Wired Staff Writer

January 15, 2020

Westside’s IMCs are found throughout the school, and are just one of Westside’s unique features. Many students spend their open mods in various IMCs to complete homework or socialize with peers. IMCs are controlled by departments, rather than the high school’s administration team, and have varying rules. P...

Westside High School Implements New Tardy Policy

Westside High School Implements New Tardy Policy

Kidus Tewodros, Wired Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Effective at the beginning of the spring semester, administrators at Westside High School made the decision to implement a new school-wide tardy policy at the high school. According to Dean of Students Jordan Rhodes, tardiness has increasingly become a problem throughout the school over the years. ...

Westside High School Nutrition Services Wins Westside Royalty Cup

Westside High School Nutrition Services Wins Westside Royalty Cup

Jack Scioli, Wired Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

The Westside Royalty Cup is an award given out monthly that is designed to recognize staff members, departments and schools who dedicate their hard work to make students feel like royalty. For the month of December, the Westside Royalty Cup was awarded to the Westside High School Nutrition team. ...

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