BELLEVUE WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Location: 1501 Thurston Avenue
Grades Served: 9-12
History: In 1973 a citizens’ committee evaluated existing and future building and curricular needs for the Bellevue Public Schools. The committee recommended a building program and a fifteen million dollar bond issue to help with construction, including a new 6.3 million dollar high school, which would be the largest bond issue ever passed in Nebraska for a new high school. The new high school was completed as a single project, something that had never happened in Bellevue and opened in August 1977. The building was an innovative, functional design called an educational complex.
School Mascot: Bellevue West Thunderbirds
School Colors: Purple, Gold and White
School Purpose: Bellevue West High School strives to be a student centered, academically challenging environment which cultivates character, celebrates learning, and fosters collaboration. Together, the staff and families of the diverse Bellevue/Offutt community will develop creative, continuous learners with the skills and enthusiasm to be contributing members of a global community.
Principal: Kevin Rohlfs
- Replace Walk-in Freezer
- Replace Field Turf on Football Field
- New Addition for Auditorium
- Upgrades to Staff and Student Technology
- Upgrades for Safety and Security
Football field project bids received
Anticipated school board approval
Start of field replacement work
Completion of field installation work
Auditorium – Planning Begins
Auditorium – Construction Begins
General Building Improvements
Last Update: March 24, 2017
July 31st, 2017 – Bellevue West High School
The Contract for the first round of roof replacement work scheduled for Bellevue West has been awarded and it is anticipated that work will begin in earnest the first week of September. Depending on weather, it is anticipated that the work included in this first round of roofs will be completed around October 31st.
July 7th, 2017 – Bellevue West
Bids have been received for the first round of roof replacement work that will be occurring at West High over the next several years. The Bellevue School Board will be taking action on a recommendation to move ahead with the low bidder on the project at their July 10th Board meeting. It is anticipated that work will begin shortly after approval and work is anticipated to be completed in October.
June 13, 2017 – Bellevue West
Field Replacement Work
Work has been completed on the field replacement at Bellevue West and is back in action being used for summer football camps, soccer, track and shortly, band practice. Minor cleanup will still be completed in June, but the field looks great and all participants should enjoy the new field conditions!!!
Plans are also out for the first round of roof replacement work that will be occurring at West High over the next several years. Bids for the planned roofing work will be submitted on June 22nd with anticipated Board approval on July 10th. It is anticipated that the roofing work will be completed by the end of September.
May 26, 2017 – Bellevue West
Work is continuing on the field replacement and over 95% complete! The new ground rubber and sand infill is currently be placed and groomed into the field substrate. The field contractor (Midwest Fieldturf) has been working long days to make up for delays due to recent rains and is scheduled to be pretty much completed by the end of the day on Saturday May 27th. Bellevue West will be hosting football camps starting on May 30th so the camps will be the inaugural event on the new turf!!
May 12, 2017 – Bellevue West
Work is continuing on the field replacement. Tear-off of the old field was completed on 5/6 and installation of the new turf has started and it moving quickly! The field installation is scheduled to be completed by June 1st, 2017.
May 8, 2017 – Bellevue West
On Monday, May 8th, the Bellevue School Board approved the request to proceed with obtaining bids on replacement of portions of the existing roof system at Bellevue West. A study is being completed on the roofing systems on all buildings within the Bellevue School District and the roof areas being looked at on the building are some of the roofs identified in the study as high priority in terms of replacement. This portion of the roof replacement will be the first phase of a long-term roof maintenance program that will be started at the building. It is anticipated that work on the roofs will begin in July and will continue into the fall.