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.
News & Announcements
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.
Every week is the Week of Respect in Westfield Public Schools so we call this the Week of Extra Respect. Lots of activities were planned at Edison and around the district to promote kindness & good character. For example, Edison Intermediate students and staff donned favorite sneakers to "stomp out bullying."
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.
Please see the attached schedule that goes into effect on Monday, November 16.
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 Edison 8th graders as they prepare to move on to Westfield High School next year!
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.