News & Announcements

BOE Welcomes New Members

At its reorganization meeting on Jan. 5, 2021, the Westfield Board of Education welcomed new members Sahar Aziz, Leila Morrelli, and Sonal Patel, who were sworn in by Board Attorney Richard Kaplow before the virtual meeting.

Giving Back in Times of COVID

Whether creating holiday cards for senior care facilities, conducting food drives and collecting warm clothing for families in need, or donating masks and cleaning wipes to school staff, the Westfield Public Schools community continues its tradition of giving, despite challenges presented by COVID-19.

Technology Problem Solving Tips

The district's Technology Department has created a list of tips to help families and staff navigate common technology problems related to remote learning.

Students Celebrate Teachers through Poetry, Essays, and Art

Whether teaching life lessons using quotes of famous people, spreading Math cheer, encouraging creative writing, or being a good listener, teachers in Westfield Public Schools were lauded by their students who used poetry, essays, song, and art to thank the educators during this time of COVID.

Paying a Virtual Visit to a Sea Turtle Hospital

Westfield High School 11th and 12th graders in Jennifer Sirman’s environmental science class made a recent virtual field trip to a sea turtle hospital in Florida as part of a classroom ecology unit. Students were given a virtual tour, meeting “Galapagos,” “Justice Ginsberg,” and other rehabilitating sea turtles named, by hospital staff, after places and people in history.

Arts a la Carte

The December/January issue of Arts a la Carte outlines the many ways our Visual and Performing Arts team continues to stay creative and upbeat in adapting instruction to hybrid and all-remote learning.

Racial Literacy Training

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.

Congratulations to Anna and Jordan!

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.

Week of Extra Respect

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."
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