Westside High School (Omaha)
|Westside High School|
|8701 Pacific St.
Omaha, Nebraska, 68114-5298
|Color(s)||Red and Black|
Westside High School is the high school of the Westside Community Schools district (also known as District 66 to residents) of Omaha, Nebraska. This school has provided education in the Westside Community for 50 years.
Modular schedule system
Westside has used a modular schedule since 1967. Each module, or mod, is either a 20 or 40-minute period used for classes or independent study time. This allows freedom in scheduling as classes can be 40, 60, or 80-minutes long as needed for one to one, small group, large group, and laboratory instruction. An average student has at least one or two full open mods a day to used for studying, interacting with teachers, eating lunch, or socializing. Juniors and seniors who have met specific requirements are eligible to apply for a pass that allows them to leave the building during open mods. A more complete explanation of the Westside schedule is available online.
One to One Laptop Program
Westside High School also has a one to one program that provides students and teachers with Macbook laptops during the school year. When the program first started in the fall of 2004, the computers were only for high school students. In 2008, 8th grade students at Westside Middle school received them as well. Certified staff in the district also have Macbook laptops to utilize for instruction and classroom management activities.
Students at Westside High School are required to present and pass a Senior Project. If the project is not passed, a student cannot graduate from Westside. The project is meant to promote database research, as well as test a student's ability to creatively form a physical product to demonstrate their knowledge.
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Tennis, Boys||4||1976, 1977, 1981, 1983|
|Swimming, Boys||23||1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2006|
|Swimming, Girls||13||1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1995, 1996, 2012|
|Spring||Golf, Boys||5||1959, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1989|
|Track and Field, Boys||2||1967, 1975|
|Soccer, Boys||2||1998, 2004|
|Tennis, Girls||16||1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2012|
|Baseball||4||1972, 1999, 2006, 2009|
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