Congratulations to our Edison 8th graders as they prepare to move on to Westfield High School next year!
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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.
Many students are seeking to further their education on the subject of race, and hoping to talk about this issue with peers and educators. Also, the events of these past few months leave some students wishing to deepen their skills through enrichment activities during this unique summer. The Westfield High School "No Place for Hate" program has the ability to meet both of these needs, using the wealth of resources that our high school’s committee has prepared on the subject of race. We will be offering a Summer Discussion Series, which is outlined in the attached flyer. All Westfield students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend.
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.
Through the innovative Westfield High School PTSO "Virtual Guest Reader Project," teachers and parents of elementary school children can "invite" a student guest reader to their virtual classrooms or home. Each thoughtful recording features a student reading a popular picture book, with close-ups of many of the illustrations included.
At its virtual public meeting on June 9, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Tiffany Jacobson as Interim Principal of the Lincoln Early Childhood Center and Mary McCabe as Interim Assistant Principal at Franklin Elementary School.
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.