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.
News & Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally acclaimed Youth Art Month with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Paintings, drawings, and sculpture designed by approximately 330 students from Westfield’s ten public schools are displayed by 39 downtown merchants as well as The Westfield Memorial Library and RMC Studios in Garwood, who volunteered their window or display space for the month of March.
Every day, we ask our students to problem solve, whether it's a word problem in math, determining primary versus secondary sources in social studies, or some other academic riddle. Yet we also expect our students to solve problems and make choices that can have a profound impact on the social and emotional well-being of themselves and others. In this examination of Responsible Decision Making, the 4th competency of Social and Emotional Learning, Roosevelt principal Mary Asfendis and Edison principal Matthew Bolton discuss the importance of supporting our students, not just academically but socially as well.
At Westfield High School, the amount of clean energy generated by solar panels installed on the roof equals the amount of CO2 emissions avoided by a family sedan driven 422,326 miles. The solar panels installed at Edison Intermediate School have generated enough energy to date to provide electricity to 40 homes for one year. Just a few of the recent statistics provided by an online overview of the positive environmental impact of the district's solar panels installed on five solar-capable schools.