Board reorganization, an update on District Goals, and honoring a cross country student-athlete were among the highlights at the January 7, 2020 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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An advisory committee of Westfield High School students, staff, and parents recently gathered for training in the WHS library as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “No Place for Hate” Program. “It’s an amazing thing when a school decides to be proactive and cultivate a positive school culture,” said program facilitator Rhetta Morgan at the start of the Nov. 27 training session. “It starts a ripple.”
Computer code is the basic set of instructions or rules that a computer understands. As part of Computer Science Education Week which runs from December 9-13, 2019, students in Westfield Public Schools are taking part in the “Hour of Code,” a project introduced in 2013 by code.org, a non-profit organization seeking to increase student interest in programming and other computer science-related topics.
The Westfield Public School District will be registering children who will become eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. The District also is interested in reaching children who have not attended the Westfield Public Schools for kindergarten but will enter first grade in the fall.
An update on Full Day Kindergarten, discussion and approval of a new Social Studies elective, and celebration of Washington School as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School were among the highlights of the December 3 meeting of the Westfield Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Save the dates for an important new speaker series on mental health and wellness.
Fall-themed rhythm exercises, all-state performances, self-portraits, and "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds are just a few examples of the creative projects and performances taking place in music and art classrooms across the district. Learn more in the December-January issue of Arts a la Carte, the comprehensive newsletter from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The Winter Concert schedule can be found here, too. Enjoy!