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Photo of Franklin dad and 8-time Emmy Award-winning producer Paul Monusky with 2nd grade daughter Quinn Monusky.

Emmy Award-Winning Advice

Franklin dad and 8-time Emmy Award-winning producer Paul Monusky visited his daughter's 2nd grade class in November to illustrate how he uses the writing process and story elements in his job. "This experience allowed students to see a real-world application of many things they learn in Readers-Writers Workshop," says teacher Scarlett Vaglio.
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 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 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!
Westfield Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Programs Paul Pineiro gives a STEM presentation in Wenzhou, China as part of a New Jersey delegation visiting the Zheijiang Province in June.

Assistant Superintendent Visits China as part of Educational STEM Partnership

In June, Assistant Superintendent Paul Pineiro visited China as part of a Kean University program that pairs elementary, middle and high schools in the Garden State with counterparts in Zheijiang Province for a partnership that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) innovation and development.
Photo of exterior of administration building.

Superintendent's Synopsis

A change to the 2020-2021 academic school calendar to close schools on Election Day, honoring the WHS Girls Tennis Team as sectional champs, and a discussion of a proposed social studies course were among the highlights at the November 12, 2019 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.

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Our Mission

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.