Westfield High School 11th and 12th graders in Jennifer Sirman’s environmental science class made a recent virtual field trip to a sea turtle hospital in Florida as part of a classroom ecology unit. Students were given a virtual tour, meeting “Galapagos,” “Justice Ginsberg,” and other rehabilitating sea turtles named, by hospital staff, after places and people in history.
News & Announcements
The December/January issue of Arts a la Carte outlines the many ways our Visual and Performing Arts team continues to stay creative and upbeat in adapting instruction to hybrid and all-remote learning.
As part of a districtwide Racial Literacy initiative, Westfield Public Schools recently welcomed educational consultant David Schwartz, who conducted professional development sessions to provide educators with culturally responsive teaching strategies aimed at enhancing student engagement and creating a respectful community of learners.
Westfield High School senior Anna Qiang has been named a 2020-2021 National African American Scholar and WHS senior Jordan Ortiz has been named a 2020-2021 National Hispanic Scholar, as part of the College Board National Recognition Programs.
Westfield High School students continue to be recognized for academic excellence in a number of different areas, including speech/debate, SAT perfect scores, and the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
With the support of the Westfield Education Fund (WEF), the Westfield Public School District has unveiled an important new educational initiative aimed at improving discussions of race in classrooms across the district.
A glimpse at the first day of school, along with what our new staff and seasoned professionals have been doing to prepare.
Congratulations to our Franklin 5th graders as they prepare to move up to the middle school!
At its virtual meeting on June 16, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Elizabeth Reilly as acting English Language Arts Supervisor for grades K-5 and Warren Hynes as acting English Language Arts Supervisor for grades 6-12. The two educators will share the position on an acting basis, as current K-12 ELA Supervisor Dr. Tiffany Jacobson becomes interim principal at the Lincoln Early Childhood Center for the 2020-2021 school year.
Teachers in the Westfield Public School District are providing important opportunities for students to express their feelings as they grapple with how to respond to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer and the nationwide protests that followed.