News & Announcements

Thank You from the WEA

The Westfield Education Association’s Executive Council partnered with area restaurants to provide a special, edible thank you to the staff of the Westfield Public Schools on May 7, as Teacher Appreciation Week came to a close.

2021 Philhower Fellow

Nancy Rygiel – an Achieve math teacher for grades 1-5 at Franklin School and Achieve language arts teacher, helping 3rd and 5th grade writers at McKinley School – is the 2021 recipient of the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary school level.

BOE Appoints New Superintendent

At its virtual meeting on May 4, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously appointed Dr. Raymond A. González as the new superintendent of the Westfield Public School District, effective August 1, 2021.  González – who began his career in education more than 20 years ago – currently is the Superintendent of Schools for the Westwood Regional School District, serving the Borough of Westwood and Washington Township.

BOE to Vote on New Superintendent

At its virtual meeting on May 4, 2021, the Westfield Board of Education will vote on a successor to Dr. Margaret Dolan, who is retiring on July 1, 2021 after 14 years as superintendent of Westfield Public Schools. The virtual meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Mary McCabe Appointed Franklin Assistant Principal

At its virtual public meeting on April 27, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mary McCabe as Assistant Principal at Franklin Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021. McCabe has served as Franklin Interim Assistant Principal since last July.

Earth Day Initiatives in Westfield Public Schools

Whether cleaning neighborhood storm drains, tending to school gardens, or collecting gently used toys and clothing to both aid those in need and reduce landfill loads, a tradition of environmental stewardship remains constant in the Westfield Public Schools community on Earth Day and year-round.

Talking to Children about Race

How to talk to children about race was the topic of a special virtual gathering on April 13, with about 50 people in attendance for the session organized by the Westfield Public School District, in partnership with the Westfield Education Fund (WEF).

Supporting the Community

Child comfort and support kits for children in homeless shelters, donations of Spanish language books for an aftercare program, and collections of granola bars and other nutritional treats for service men and women and first responders were among the many creative efforts undertaken during Community Service Week in the Westfield Public School District.

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

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. Recent virtual presentations on the Holocaust provided students with important real-life context to these classroom experiences.
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