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District Announcements
Information About Westside Facilities Master Plan Available
Information about proposed changes and improvements to Westside Community Schools facilities master plan is now available. A majority of this information comes from DLR Group, the Omaha architectural firm hired by the District to assess our facilities. This information was released over the course of two Board of Education meetings in March. We would like your comments and questions about this process. Please click here to make a comment or to ask a question.

DLR PowerPoint Presentation to the Westside Board of Education (March 10)
DLR Report on Facilities Conditions to the Westside Board of Education (March 10)
DLR Executive Summary Report to the Westside Board of Education (March 24)
DLR PowerPoint Presentation (March 24)
DLR Educational Adequacy Scorecard (March 24)
DLR Cost Summary (March 24) 
Video of March 10 Board of Education meeting
Video of March 24 Board of Education meeting
List of Members of the Westside Community Schools Facilities Task Force

In addition to all this information, click here to view a series of reports on demographics, enrollment projections, statistics and stories about Westside Community Schools
Swanson Elementary ..... Home of the Swanson Superstars!
Open House
Open House will be held on Thursday, August 7th, from 6:00 until 7:00. This is another exciting year and Swanson Teachers will be ready to see our community in full bloom! Mark your calendar for this important evening!

Supply List 2014-2015
The new 2014-2015 school year is approaching fast! Please click here for you child's suggested classroom supply list for the upcoming year. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Star Awards for 2014
Many awards were passed out at the end of a wonderful day here at Swanson to some fabulous teachers and students! Click here to see pictures.

Student Enrichment Showcase May 29th
Swanson Elementary hosted its School Enrichment Showcase. The Swanson Superstars have spent the past six weeks participating in a school-wide enrichment pilot program. Students spent one hour a week working on their projects and enrichment activities. Today, students presented what they learned to parents and other guests.

Primary SEM Showcase

Intermediate SEM Showcase

Picnic in the Park

Swanson Fun Run 2014
The 4th annual Swanson Fun Run was a hit. Although the weather was hot, students, parents, teachers and community members ran or walked one mile. The first kindergarten students to cross the finish line were Charlie Maaske and Jason Kipling. Mac Sledge and Xavier White crossed the finish line together in first grade. All students crossed the finish line, drinking water and enjoying a cold popsicle with their friends. Thank you to everyone who helped in todays Fun Run. Click here to see your Superstar participating in the Fun Run!

Bravo Teaching Award
Congratulations to Marlo Tomich! You are one of the 2014 winners of the Westside Foundation Bravo Teaching Awards. The Bravo Award recognizes teachers who skillfully and successfully tap into the unique academic, social, emotional and/or physical talents of students and who inspire students to fully engage in school and/or community life.

First Grade Field Trip
The first grade field trip was a ton of fun! Both classes toured the Bookroom and enjoyed storytime with great books. We listened to One Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo, Lost and Found by Bill Harley, and Three Hens and a Peacock, by Lester Laminack (Illustrated by HENRY COLE!). At Great Western Bank, we applied our money counting skills, saw the vault, estimated the amount of money in a piggy bank and enjoyed a snack in the lobby afterwards. At OPPE Arboretum, the children sat on blankets and quilts for a picnic lunch and then we explored the trails with our classes. Finally, we went to a US Post Office and went behind the scenes where the Mail Carriers sort mail. We got to see the exact location of where Swanson's mail is sorted! WOW! What a terrific day.

Click here to see pictures of the Bookworm.
Click here to see pictures of Great Western Bank.
Click here to see photos of OPPD Arboretum.
Click here to see pictures of the US Post Office.

Kindergarten to Gifford Farm
The kindergarteners enjoyed their field trip to Gifford Farm in Bellevue, NE. Click here to see more pictures.

Movie in the Park
Movie in the Park was Friday, April 25th. It was a fun family event for everyone! Frozen is another big hit from Walt Disney! Click here to see more pictures!

Hope Totes for Open Door Mission
A HUGE thank-you to all who donated and helped to organize the Hope Totes for the Open Door Mission. We made over 80 Hope Totes to donate!
Click here for more pictures!

100th Day of School Celebration
Today, January 23rd, marked the 100th Day of School. Students celebrated by participating in a variety of activities surrounding the number 100! As one student put it perfectly, "It's the best day of the year!"
Click here to see photographs of school activities.

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