News & Announcements

Conversations about Race

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.

Virtual Guest Readers

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.

New Interim Administrators

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hunger Relief - How You Can Help

Many of our PTOs and families have joined others in the Westfield community in supporting hunger relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click the headline above to find out how you can help.
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