During the week of October 6, 4th through 6th grade teachers will administer the qualifying spelling test in the classroom. The top 10-14 students will compete in a school spelling bee which will be run a little different this year.
On Tuesday, October 21, Hillside, Westbrook, Swanson, Loveland, and Sunset will have their spelling bees at Underwood Hills on 90th and Western.
On Thursday, October 23, Westgate, Paddock Road, Oakdale, Rockbrook, and Prairie Lane will have their spelling bees at the Community Conference Center (CCC) on 108th and Grover.
School vehicles will be used to transport the students to Underwood Hills and the CCC where they will compete in the spelling bee. Parents and family are welcome to attend.
Below is the tentative schedule for each day.
October 21 at Underwood Hills
- Hillside 9:15-10:15
- Westbrook 10:30-11:30
- Swanson 11:45-12:45
- Loveland 1:00-2:00
- Sunset 2:15-3:15
October 23 at CCC
- Westgate 9:15-10:15
- Paddock 10:30-11:30
- Oakdale 11:45-12:45
- Rockbrook 1:00-2:00
- Prairie Lane 2:15-3:15
We are excited to offer a variety of seminars this year. All students are welcome to attend, however there will always be some sort of “ticket” that needs to be completed first. The “ticket” might be a qualifying test or a project you develop.
Westside Schools often get invited to special contests (math contests, quiz bowls, etc.) Those contests are not listed below, but make sure to check this site often for updates!
- Friday, September 5: STEM Seminar at Peter Kiewit Institute at UNO
- Friday, September 26: Creative Problem Solving Seminar (Grades 3-6)
- Tuesday, October 21: Spelling Bee for Hillside, Westbrook, Swanson, Loveland, and Sunset (Grades 4-6)
- Thursday, October 23: Spelling Bee for Westgate, Paddock, Oakdale, Rockbrook, and Prairie Lane (Grades 4-6)
- Friday, November 7: Quiz Bowl (Grades 4-6)
- Friday, November 21: District Spelling Bee (Grades 4-6)
- Tuesday, December 9: Geography Bee for Hillside, Westbrook, Swanson, Loveland, and Sunset (Grades 4-6)
- Friday, December 12: Geography Bee for Westgate, Paddock, Oakdale, Rockbrook, and Prairie Lane (Grades 4-6)
- Tuesday, January 13: Gaming Seminar (7th-8th Grade)
- Tuesday, January 27: Science Olympiad (Grades 4-6)
- Friday, February 20: District Speech Contest
- Tuesday, February 24: Poetry Out Loud (Grades 3-6)
- Wednesday, March 11: Author Visit at WMS (Grades 7-8)
- Friday, March 13: Battle of the Books (Grades 3-6)
- Friday, April 10: Computer Science Day at UNO (Grades 5-6)
- Thursday & Friday, April 16 & 17: Nebraska Sci Fest at Strategic Air and Space Museum (3rd Grade Only)
- Friday, May 8: Art Apprentice (Grades 3-6)
- Wednesday, May 13: Extreme Math Day (Grades 4-6)