An Olympic theme was the focus of the English Language Learners (ELL) Summer Experience, a camp for Westfield students that provides meaningful enrichment activities to help students continue their English language acquisition.
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Franklin students and staff recently unveiled a miniature lending library, part of a global book-sharing movement with the goal of inspiring a love of reading and giving back to the local community.
In a normal school year, the winter and spring calendars are filled with musical concerts, as student voices and instruments ring out in joyous acknowledgement of the seasons. This is not a normal year but, despite the pandemic, students and their instructors have found ways to share their music, going to great lengths to learn new technologies and create virtual ensembles that showcase their considerable talent.
At its virtual meeting on June 15, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Elizabeth Reilly as K-12 English Language Arts Supervisor, effective July 1, 2021. Reilly has served in the position on an interim basis for grades K-5 for the past year.
Fourth graders in the Westfield Public School District’s gifted education program recently placed first in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Law Fair Competition for grades 3-8. The Westfield team placed in the third-grade category, as they wrote “The Case of the Stolen Fossils: State of New York v. Thei Ve Rev” when they were in the third grade.
Congratulations to Edison Assistant Principal Crystal Marsh, appointed principal of Wilson School, effective August 1.
Children’s book author Bridget Heos paid a virtual visit to Franklin School on May 13, sharing writing, editing, and publishing tips in three different sessions for students in Grades 1-5.