News & Announcements

Philhower Fellowship Award

The Rotary Club of Westfield is accepting letters of nomination for the 27th Annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award which recognizes an outstanding elementary school teacher each year. Click headline above for details.
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Westfield Elementary Students Hear Impactful Presentations on the Holocaust

As part of a Historical Fiction unit, 5th graders in Westfield Public Schools read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, a historical fiction novel that follows a friendship between a Jewish girl and a Christian girl in Copenhagen and their journey to freedom during World War II. And, at schools across the district, there continue to be presentations on the Holocaust that provide important real life context to these classroom experiences.
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Arts a la Carte

Lots of great news in the April-May 2019 edition of Arts a la Carte, with the District Art Show and many Spring concerts just around the corner. Arts a la Carte, which is produced by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, also details what each grade level is doing in art, music and drama. Enjoy!
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Snow Day Announcement

The Westfield Board of Education announced at its meeting on March 26, 2019 that, if no additional snow or emergency day is used, schools will be closed on Friday, May 24.
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Community Service Week

There is no shortage of civic-mindedness in Westfield Public Schools and Community Service Week was no exception. Through the coordinated efforts of school Parent Teacher Organizations, students across the district packed lunches, designed greeting cards, made care packages, picked up litter, and participated in many other activities as a way of giving back to those in need.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Recognition of Winter Track & Field student-athletes and a review of proposed capital and maintenance projects for the district were among the highlights at the March 26 Board of Education meeting. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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New Jersey STEM Month

March is New Jersey STEM Month. The goal, according to the state’s Department of Education, is “to celebrate New Jersey’s commitment to student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs." And whether it’s Citizen Science and the Innovation Classroom at Westfield High School, a Science Olympiad at the intermediate level, elementary afterschool STEM clubs or a robust K-12 curriculum, there is no shortage of STEM learning in Westfield Public Schools.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Board recognition of a spectacular season by the WHS Varsity Bowling Team, approval of a tentative budget and the swearing-in of a new Board member are among the highlights in Dr. Dolan's synopsis of the March 12 Board of Education meeting.
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SEL - Relationship Skills

In this final segment of the district's TED-style Talks on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Franklin School principal Dr. Eileen Cambria and assistant principal Dr. Paul Duncan examine "Relationship Skills," an important part of what our students are learning from the moment they begin preschool and/or kindergarten. As students grow, the district's approach to this 5th SEL Competency is adapted to help them develop and sustain healthy relationships with greater independence. Teaching children positive relationship skills will help them at home, at school and throughout their lives.
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Westfield OOTM Teams Advance to State Finals

Forty Westfield students, working in teams, demonstrated creativity, ingenuity, and presentation skills in specific problem-solving categories at the Gateway Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 10 in Edison. Three teams placed 1st, advancing to the Odyssey of the Mind New Jersey State Finals on April 6 in Ewing.
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