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Photo of WHS student athlete and coach honored at Jan 7 Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent's Synopsis

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.
Rhetta Morgan, a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation’s “No Place for Hate” Program, provides a training session on Nov. 27 for an advisory committee of WHS students, staff and parents.

No Place for Hate

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.”
Third graders at Jefferson School participated in “Hour of Code” activities during Computer Science Education Week with the help of code.org volunteer and Westfield resident Charlie Schafer (back left).

Hour of Code

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.
Photo of kindergarten teacher reading to her class.

Kindergarten & First Grade Registration in January

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.
Photo of Washington School staff and students dancing during a Blue Ribbon celebration at the Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent's Synopsis

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.
Photo of flyer for EIS Speaker Series

EIS Speaker Series

Save the dates for an important new speaker series on mental health and wellness.
Photo of fall-themed Rhythm poster in music class.

Arts a la Carte

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!

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The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.