Tues., May 14 - Project '79 Meeting - 7:30 p.m., Room 166 click here for details.
Tues., May 14-Thurs., May 16 - District Art Show see below
Wed., May 15 - WHS Bands - 7 p.m.
Wed., May 15 - Westfield Boosters Sports' dinner. Click here for more information.
Wed., May 15 - Deadline to order Graduation banners. Click here for details.
Sat., May 18 - WHS May-Hem - 7:00 p.m.
Beyond this week:
Wed., May 22 - WHS Orchestra - 7:30 p.m., WHS Auditorium
Thurs., May 23 - Senior Awards Night - 7 p.m., WHS Auditorium
Mon., May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Wed., May 29 - WHS Jazz Night - 7:30 p.m., WHS Auditorium
Sat., June 1 - Prom - 6 p.m.
Wed., June 12-Tues. June 18 - Final Exams - See schedule on WHS homepage
Wed., June 19 - Half Day (if no further school days are lost); see BOE website
Thurs., June 20 - Half Day - Last Day of School, grades 6-12 (if not further school days are lost)
Mon., June 24 & Tues., June 25 - Graduation Practice - 9 a.m.
Tues., June 25 - Graduation - 6 p.m. Click here for more details
Tues., June 25 - Project Graduation Bash - 10:30 p.m. See Below
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Animal Shelter Drive for Senior Project: May 1-May 22 - WHS Senior Hannah de Koning-Teasdale, is organizing an animal wish list drive for animals in need at the Plainfield Area Humane Society where she volunteers.
The following donated items can be placed in the box in the main entrance foyer of the school:
Soles 4 Souls Drive for Senior Project: May 6 - May 24 - WHS Senior Naomi Tortorello is helping the non-profit organization called Soles 4 Souls by holding a shoe drive where every pair of shoes donated will be sent to third world countries to people in need. The donation box will be located in the main front entrance to the school. Thank you so much in advance for your help. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHS MAYHEM: May 18, 7 p.m. - Come to MAYHEM and support the arts! MAYHEM is a student produced spring production featuring over 60 WHS students. All the money raised goes to the Westfield Theatre Guild, a non-profit organization that is committed to helping fund the arts at WHS. Tickets are $5 for kids and $15 for adults, and they can be reserved by email WHSmayhem@gmail.com .
Finals and Last Days of School for WHS 2012-13
June 12-June 18 - FINALS
At this time, since the 3 additonal snow days added to June (because of Hurricane Sandy) were not used:
June 19 - 4 hour session (if no further school days are lost)
June 20 - 4 hour session (if no further school days are lost); LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
June 25 - Graduation
We would like to thank everyone who helped support "The Shore Thing - 2nd Wave, Bike Drive."
On Sunday, April 28, we brought over 300 bicycles to the Jersey Shore for kids impacted by hurricane Sandy. With the help of Sandy Family Match, we were able to match up bicycles to kids in need in the Monmouth Beach and Union Beach area. They are now able to have fun riding their bikes to school and can get back to normal. Thanks to the generosity of so many people in our community we were able to do this in a short amount of time. It was hard to keep up with all the phone calls, emails and bikes showing up in our driveway. Not only did people donate their bikes, but many gave gift cards and donations.
Seventy-five new helmets were donated by Susan Driscoll of Mountainside Children's Hospital as part of the B Hard Headed program to prevent brain injury by Safe Kids at Children's Specialized Hospital. Groups of kids got organized into teams and helped collect even more bikes to help us out on this project. Special thanks go to our friends in Scotch Plains, Park Middle School: Ethan Johnston, Jack Lynch, Liam Hickey and Nick Pelosi. They were able to collect 30 bikes in 14 days through word of mouth, emails and Facebook. Matt Dell, Colin Heath and Enzo Lucarelli of Fair Haven collected bikes in Rumson and Fair Haven to donate to the project. Employees at GE Healthcare in Piscataway also got involved.
Lorre Korecky was a great help in getting the word out to the media as was the Westfield High School PTSO and our high school newspaper Hi's Eye. We got support and guidance from our Westfield High School Principal, Peter Renwick and Community Service Club advisor, Warren Hynes.
Finally, we would like to give a very special thanks to Youth Services America and Disney Friends for Change. The $1,000 grant enabled us to continue to help the kids at the shore. We were able to rent a 26-foot Penske truck to transport all the bikes and also buy gift cards so more kids could get helmets. It was an incredible experience, and we are thankful to everyone who made it happen.
Andy Fromm, Danny LaCorte and Alex Fromm
Directory Update: Please be sure to check your directory information!
Graduation signs: Deadline for ordering EXTENDED to May 22. ORDER NOW before it's too late!
Only 25 signs left!
$35 Personalized with Graduate's name
$25 without name
Practice: Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25, 9 a.m.
Graduation Ceremony: Tuesday, June 25
Project BASH: Graduation Night Tuesday, June 25, 10:30 p.m. - 4 a.m.
WHERE: Ricochet Health and Racquet Club, South Plainfield, New Jersey
FOOD: Domino's Pizza, Hershey's Subs, Ice Cream & Desserts, Soda, Snacks,
Food and refreshments available all night
ACTIVITIES: Music by DJ 4 B - Bobby Mc Keon
Pickleball, Racquetball, Volleyball, Wallyball, Basketball, Swimming, Games, Contests, Dancing, Magic Show, Massages, Manicures, Caricaturists, Handwriting Analysis, Fortune Telling, Palm Reading, Mechanical Bull Riding. Many activities will go on simultaneously
TRANSPORTATION: All seniors must take a bus to and from Ricochet Racquet Club
Arrive at 10:30 p.m. for bus departure from WHS parking lot
Charter buses will begin to leave the WHS parking lot at 10:30 p.m.
Seniors may leave Club before 4 a.m. ONLY IF picked-up by an adult.
WHAT TO BRING: Swimsuit, sneakers, change of clothing, towel
* Dress comfortably; No valuables. Wallets and keys may be kept at the front desk.
Hairdryers, racquets and sports equipment are available at no charge!
WHS Operation Smile Club Garage Sale: May 18, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., 154 Harrison Ave, Westfield
Donated items can be dropped off May 15 - May 17 at 154 Harrison Ave. Items can be left on the front porch. Please email any questions to email@example.com .
1st Annual 50/50 Charity Softball Game : Friday, June 7, 4 p.m. - See the staff of WHS take on the arch rival staff of SPF. Show your Blue Devil pride and come out to Kehler Stadium to support "Families in Need." Half of the donations will go to the WHSHH foundation and the other half will go to the Scotch Plains foundation, Students Caring for the Needy. Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. The 4 p.m. start time is subject to change. Contact Coach Corey at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Parker Gardens Supports the WHS PTSO: Now - June 15
When you shop for your landscaping needs at Parker Gardens in Scotch Plains, mention the WHS PTSO and Parker Gardens will donate 10% of the cost of your purchase to the PTSO! For more information, click here .
All funds are donated to the landscaping committee, who have spent the last few years upgrading and beautifying the school grounds. Your spring purchases at Parkers ultimately bring support to our school and its grounds.
WHS Softball Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer - The WHS Softball program is conducting a fundraiser in honor of Lizzie Fox's dad, Gary, who was recently treated for pancreatic cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Fox has been a huge supporter of Westfield Athletics for many years and currently serves as President of the Boosters Club. Lizzie is on the varsity softball team. Anyone who would like to donate can do so online here or if you are interested in making a pledge per run, you may contact Lizzie for those forms at email@example.com . Thank you for your support!!
PTC-Special Ed Presentation: May 14, 7-9 p.m. - The Westfield PTC-Special Education Committee presents How to Live in a World of Words: Overcoming Reading Comprehension Issues. David Katz, MAT and Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators, will focus on how the instruction of proficient reading comprehension must be a joint effort of the mainstream classroom, the special education classroom, and the home. The participants will be shown how the components of reading comprehension should be integrated into all content curriculums and into all types of classrooms. The presentation will provide strategies to develop reading fluency, to enlarge vocabulary, and to comprehend both fiction and nonfiction passages. The participants will come to understand that reading comprehension is part of the language continuum. Therefore, in order to obtain true literacy, the teaching of reading must be integrated into the teaching of writing and grammar.
For the April/May Fine Arts a la Carte Newsletter, please click here .
District Art Show: May 14-May 16, Westfield High School Varsity Gym - The public is invited to attend the 29th annual Westfield Public School District’s Fine Arts Show. A sampling of hundreds of artwork created by students representing all 10 public schools and grades ranging from kindergarten through twelfth will be on display.
Hours: May 14 & 15: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
May 16: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Wilson Carnival: Friday June 7, 3-6 p.m. - Wilson Alumni are needed! High school volunteers are needed to help at the annual Wilson Carnival. Please contact Elaine Manganello at 908-477-5431 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering at the event.
Walk 4 Will Benefit: May 18, 9 a.m.- Noon, David Brearley Athletic Field, 401 Monroe Ave., Kenilworth
5K Run to Benefit Drug and Alcohol-free Teen Programs: May 19, Tamaques Park - Click here for more information and registration form.
Westfield Crew Informational Meeting: May 20, 7:30pm, Edison Intermediate School Cafeteria
Did you know that Westfield has a rowing team? Did you know that rowing is the fastest growing sport in the country? It's true! Westfield Crew has approximately 40-45 student athletes who row competitively.
Come to the meeting and learn more about Westfield Crew's Summer Learn to Row Program which is open to all Westfield boys and girls in grades 8-12 who would like to learn the sport of rowing.
For more information about the team, please visit www.westfieldcrew.com .
Westfield Historical Society Annual Dinner Honors Lee M. Hale and David Williams: May 22 - The Annual Meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., with cocktails following at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at Echo Lake Country Club. A 50/50 cash raffle and a silent auction for a round of golf at ELCC will also be offered at the dinner. The President’s Award will be presented to Lee M. Hale, posthumously, and the Trustee’s Award will be presented to David Williams of Williams Nursery of Westfield. Mark Hewitt, Historic Preservation Architect will present a program entitled "New Jersey Country Houses – New Jersey’s version of Downtown Abbey." To attend, contact the Westfield Historical Society at 908-654-1794 or by email to email@example.com.
Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament Sr. Pat's Kids Camp: May 24, 3:30p.m., Tamaques Park - Start your Memorial Day weekend with other WHS students helping underprivileged kids with cancer. Join WHS Sophomores John Birle, Chris Caminiti, Logan Klier, Alison Krakauer and Chris Sullivan and 8th grader Katie Sullivan at the 3rd annual Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament benefitting Sr. Pat's Kids Camp.
Cost: $15 per player + additional donations appreciated (checks made out to Sr. Pat's Kids Camp)
In the event of rain, your entry fee will be recorded as a donation.
More Info (or to volunteer): E-mail Katie Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please drop off or mail the form found here with your payment to Sr. Pat's Kids Camp Wiffle Ball Tournament, c/o St. Helen's Parish Center, 1600 Rahway Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090 no later than Wednesday, May 15.
Youth Flag Rugby Program for Ages 5 to 14: June 11-July 20 - Sign up now for this fun co-ed, noncontact touch rugby 6 week summer program where everyone touches the ball and everyone can score. Skills including running, passing, space strategy, teamwork and self-confidence will be developed. To sign up go to website www.mudturtlerugbyyouth.com , click register and follow prompts or email email@example.com for more information.
The Westfield High School Parent Student Teacher Organization is a registered charitable organization under section
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, identification number 27-1278594. All donations are tax deductable and eligible for matching corporate donations, if applicable.