The deadline for nominations for the 28th annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award is Friday, April 3, 2020. The Philhower Fellowship recognizes an outstanding full-time elementary teacher in the Westfield Public Schools each year.
News & Announcements
The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally acclaimed Youth Art Month with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Take a stroll through Westfield to view paintings, drawings and sculpture designed by approximately 350 students in the windows of local merchants.
Join Dr. Mykee Fowlin on March 10 as he presents "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me: A Celebration and Acceptance of our Differences," the fourth and final offering in the Edison Speaker Series.
A schedule for unused snow/emergency days and a proposed budget for 2020-2021 were among the topics discussed at the February 25 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Parents and other members of the community attended an impactful presentation on suicide awareness and prevention on Feb. 20 at Roosevelt Intermediate School, hearing from a mother whose 16-year-old son died by suicide 10 years ago and from the training director of Caring Contact, a volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community.
To help families and staff plan ahead, the district will use the schedule as outlined in this article for any unused "snow/emergency days."
Whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there is a common theme taking place in February across the Westfield Public School District.
Computer code is the basic set of instructions or rules that a computer understands. As part of Computer Science Education Week which runs from December 9-13, 2019, students in Westfield Public Schools are taking part in the “Hour of Code,” a project introduced in 2013 by code.org, a non-profit organization seeking to increase student interest in programming and other computer science-related topics.
Congratulations to Ian Gurland, Aidan Kilbourn, Connie Liu, and Julia Tompkins, who have advanced as finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Arts a la Carte provides a detailed peek into what's happening in our art, music, and drama classes across the district. In the February-March issue, you'll find information on sculpture units, Abstract Expressionism and multicultural song and dance, the considerable musical accomplishments of our intermediate and high school students, and so much more.