Beginning this school year, Westside Community Schools has created a common master elementary schedule, which should make things simpler for parents/guardians and their children. “Specials” (physical education, music, art, and foreign language) are on a four-day rotation. Below is a pdf that lists numbers, which represent the four different “specials” that take place during the academic year for all elementary school. Your child’s teacher will communicate which number (one through four) corresponds to the special activity for the day.
Also, for the parents/guardians of fifth and sixth grade band/strings students, the pdf also includes information on band/string cycle days.
ATTENTION: The attached pdf has been corrected to reflect the Feb. 2 and 4 inclement weather school cancellation days.
Specials Calendar through the end of the 2014-15 school year
Registration for summer school will be online again this year and can be completed from home or at your child’s school. Please read the guide for online registration and follow this link to set up an account. If you registered your child for summer school in a previous year, you will be able to log in to your existing account in order to update information.
Please note, registration for classes will not become active until April 27th at 8:00 a.m., but parents are encouraged to set up their accounts in advance. If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, summer school tuition may be waived. Complete the form on pg. 5 of the summer school booklet to be considered for a waiver.
- Large Boa Constrictor
- Macaw or Parrot
- Cane Toad
- Fennec Fox
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“To dam, or not to dam” that was the question. Our 4th graders eagerly prepared for the class debate, where each student took on the role of a citizen from Rocksburg. Rocksburg was a community with a population of 900. The townspeople had to decide whether or not to build a dam two miles upstream. Our students learned about the benefits and implications of building dams. They looked at the situation from political, economical, historical, and geographical angles.
Our townspeople debated the issue on Tuesday, February 3, in front of the Rocksburg City Council. The Council decided it was in the best interest of Rocksburg to NOT BUILD the dam.
Thanks to all of the parents who helped in the classroom and who attended the debate.
Opportunity Education is a foundation that promotes education to all children around the world. It matches schools in developed countries with those in developing countries. From these partnerships, pen pal relationships are formed.
For the past seven years, Loveland has been an Opportunity Education school. For the first five years, our sister school was in Uganda. Last year, we were assigned a new partnership in Ghana. Our new sister school is St. Paul’s R/C Primary School in Kumasi, Ghana.
The students at Loveland wanted to do a project that would teach the students in Ghana a little more about Nebraska. Each student designed a puzzle square depicting either a place/item specific to Nebraska, a self-portrait, or a letter identifying our location. An identical puzzle to this one is being mailed to our friends in Ghana.
We hope you will be able to stop by school and take a closer look.
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On Tuesday, October 21st, the Loveland School Spelling Bee was held at Underwood Hills. There were 17 qualifying students from grades four, five and six. All students in grades 4-6 took a written test in October to determine who would compete. Congratulations to, our school winner Ayush Sharma and to Zach Goldner , who placed second in the competition. Ayush and Zach will move on to the Westside School District Bee which will be held on Friday, November 21st at the Community Conference Center. We wish them much luck!! Chiharu Shuai and Kian Roblin placed third and fourth, respectively, and will also be invited to attend the competition to cheer on their school. Congratulations to all!!
Here is a list of the finalists that qualified for the Loveland Spelling Bee:
Abby Rose Van-Cohn
4th BennettMustafa Kabashi