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May-June Distance Learning Calendar

This school calendar for May and June outlines basic dates and information, as are currently known. We will update the calendar with more information as additional decisions are made.
Edison School Resource Officer Tiffany Kenny (left) and Assistant Principal Crystal Marsh (right) pose with students at a “No Place for Hate” assembly in February

No Place for Hate

Edison Intermediate School has received official designation as a "No Place for Hate" school by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a recognition of its "thoughtfulness, commitment and intention" to promote respect and speak out against prejudice and discrimination.
A team of Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate School students placed 1st in a mechanical problem solving category at the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in March. (Clockwise from left):  Avery Keith (Grade 8, Edison), Nathan Reynders (Grade 8, Edison), Ted Crall (Grade 7, Roosevelt), Nolan Daly (Grade 8, Edison), Ethan Delforte (Grade 8, Edison), and Lucas Gunzberg (Grade 8, Edison).

Teamwork and Ingenuity

A team comprised of students from Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools placed 1st in the “Mechanical Problem,” building a networking device capable of transmitting an image, email and text message between three different network segments at the regional Odyssey of the Mind tournament on March 7.
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Virtual Learning Strategies

Teachers at Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools recently held Webex sessions offering virtual learning strategies for students and parents.  The optional sessions offered tips for remote learning including how to keep track of assignments, getting started on work, asking for help, and what to do when feeling overwhelmed by online learning.
Educator Jeanine Gottko is this year’s Philhower Award recipient, in recognition of her years as an exceptional elementary school teacher and master technology teacher.

Philhower Fellow

Jeanine Gottko, who taught first and fifth grade at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield before working with both students and teachers in the district as a master technology teacher, is the 2020 recipient of the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary school level.

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Our Mission

The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.