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DC West Demolition/Renovation Project Underway

Summer Happenings

Waterloo & Valley, Nebraska -  By Susan Stern --  A summer construction project is underway at DC West Community Schools. Construction crews have knocked down the walls of the ol’ preschool building in Waterloo and much more. Portable classrooms will be greeting children at both district campuses this fall. Learn more. Watch Video>> The demolition/renovation project is paid for with the sale of . . .

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Conclusion: Crowd-Pleaser!

VIDEO - Middle School Science Fair

(Waterloo, NEBRASKA) -- By Susan Stern --  Young scientists in the making? The DC West Middle School Science Fair 2016 - was a crowd-pleaser.  All 8th graders received awards. The top three received medals. Top picks for scoring 100% go to Trevor Seaman and Began McSharry for an experiment entitled “Better Ballistics.” Mazzy Johnson received a perfect score for “The Stroop Effect.” Rachel MacDonald and . . .

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DC West, Valley, and Waterloo High School Athletic Hall of Fame

     In an effort to highlight the great athletic accomplishments and traditions of Douglas County West High School, Valley High School, and Waterloo High School, DC West is starting an Athletic Hall of Fame during the 2016/17 school year.  The first inductees will be introduced during the homecoming festivities on Friday, September 2, 2016.  An artist will sketch an 8 X 10 picture of the honored athletes to . . .

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Kudos to MS Rotary Honor Roll Winners!

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(Waterloo, NE) - By Susan Stern --  Congratulations are in order! The Rotary Club of Omaha Wednesday honored three DC West Middle School 8th graders during a special luncheon at Century Link. Teachers, staffers and administrators picked Mazzy Johnson, Hannah Delashmutt & Trevor Seaman based on four attributes the Rotary Club set as criteria: Leadership -  Works well with others | Respects . . .

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DC West Elementary's Spring Carnival A Success!

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(By Susan Stern) --  A hit. Great turnout! The 2016 annual Spring carnival at DC West Elementary School in Valley earned an A+ for - Friday family fun! In case you missed it, watch this video to get a glimpse of what you can look forward to next year - at one of the best Omaha-area metro schools. In fact, DC West Elementary earned a National Blue Ribbon distinction!  Big school opportunities. Small town . . .

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2015 Annual Progress Report

(Valley, Nebraska) --  An envelope arrived in the mail box of residents living in the Douglas County West Community School District. The 16-page presentation details the budget allocation, district spending, revenue sources and tax levy rates. The report also outlines national and state testing results and student/teacher demographics. You'll read why DC West Community Schools offers small . . .

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Gadgets, Bolts & Higher Thinking

DC West Robotics Solves Vexing Challenges

By Susan Stern -- (WATERLOO, Neb.) -- "We're creating engineers and innovators. The students are guided to think outside-the-box using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ones. This is very significant, the formation of DC West Robotics," said Middle School Math Teacher Dan Maline, who oversees Douglas County West Community Schools' VEX Robotics team. The program is in its third year, and formally kicked . . .

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