Celebrate Arts Month Downtown throughout March
Thanks to the joint effort of the WHS art teachers and the Fine Arts committee, WHS student artwork is on display through March at the following locations downtown: Treasure Cove Water Sports, Westfield Running Company, Turning Point Restaurant, Bittersweet Designs, Two River Bank, Scott's Shoes, New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, Weichert Realtors, and Westfield Memorial Library.
WHS Wind Ensemble to Play Lincoln Center, March 23
The WHS Wind Ensemble is one of seven exceptional high school bands and orchestras nationwide chosen to perform at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fischer Hall on Sunday, March 23, as part of this year’s National Band and Orchestra Festival. Tickets for the 1:45 pm performance can be purchased at http://mcp.us/events/national-band-orchestra-festival-10/?instance_id=2052 .
Have a 2014 WHS graduate? Show off your pride in your graduate to the neighborhood. Post a congratulatory banner to honor your senior in your front yard! Click here for FLYER.
Graduation BASH - Click on our Senior Information Page in the left menu for more details.
We are currently seeking 3 volunteers to be on the Nominating Committee. This committee will meet to determine the final slate of PTSO Officers for 2014-2015. If you wish to be on the Nominating Committee, please send an email to email@example.com. Deadline is March 17.
There are 3 open PTSO Board positions available for next year, including a new position in charge of online PTSO communications (PTSO website & Newsletter Committee). Our PTSO Board meets at WHS one morning per month throughout the school year. If you are interested in joining the PTSO Board, please submit your name, address, email and phone number and why you wish to be considered to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is April 1. Only parents with students who will be enrolled in WHS for the 2014-2015 school year can be considered for a Board position.
We hope you will become a part of the PTSO leadership as we continue to enhance the educational experience for our students and strengthen communications between WHS and the community.
PTSO General Meeting- "The 5 Most Common College Essay Mistakes": Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Cafeteria B - Don’t wait until the fall of senior year to discover in the midst of a hectic schedule how vital these essays are and how difficult the process can be to set yourself apart from all the other applicants! Guest speaker Randy Levin will share his secrets to become a highly desirable candidate. Plus discover the purpose of the essay, what admission officers are looking for and recognize what not to do so you don’t waste valuable time. Students and parents are invited to join us for this informative evening.
Enjoy a Pizza and Support Westfield High School Theatre! - Have a great meal and support the WHS Theatre department at the same time! From Monday through Thursday, March 17 to 20, Casa Di Pizza at 50 Elm Street will donate 15% of every purchase to the Westfield Theatre Guild. Simply present this flier when you order.
Prom Dress Drive for Community Service Club - The Community Service club has partnered with the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield to collect clean, gently used formal and semi-formal dresses for girls in Union County who have a limited budget for prom. The dresses will be sold in The Jumble Store, a consignment shop in Cranford. A clothing rack with hangers will be located in the front entrance of the school for dresses from March 5 to April 5 for donations.
The WHS Community Service Club’s Annual Toiletry Drive: now - March 18
The WHS Community Service Club is now collecting toiletries to be distributed to homeless and other low-income individuals through our work with Bridges Outreach, a Summit-based organization that brings food, clothing, toiletries and other needed items to individuals in New York City, Newark and Irvington. We are collecting soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lip balm, diapers, and baby wipes. New items and travel-size items are best. If you’d like to make a packet featuring one of each, please place the items in a gallon-sized, zip-lock bag. Homeroom teachers have received bags in their mailboxes for collecting toiletries during homeroom. The homeroom that collects the most toiletries will win a free breakfast. There is also a collection box in the WHS main-entrance foyer.
Contact: Warren Hynes, Community Service Club Advisor,email@example.com
The Westfield Parent-Teacher Council/Special Education Committee Presents: THE 21st ANNUAL AWARENESS EXPO - Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00-10:00 PM, Edison Intermediate School, 800 Rahway Ave, Westfield, NJ. Click here for Flyer.
The RIS Optimist Club holds an annual Spaghetti Dinner: Friday, March 21 - to raise money to send a special needs child to camp. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance by March 14. Click here for invitation information.
CHANGE IN 2013-2014 SCHOOL CALENDAR /SNOW MAKE-UP DAYS - For K-8 students - The LAST DAY OF SCHOOL WILL BE FRIDAY, JUNE 20. The last two days of school, June 19 and June 20, 2014 will be four-hour sessions.
For students in grades 9-12 - Westfield High School will be in session on SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 for a four-hour day.
Click link for exact schedule: www.westfieldnjk12.org/westfieldhigh. With this additional session, JUNE 19 WILL BE THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for WHS students and it remains as Graduation day. (Graduation cannot be held before the 180th day of instruction). The last two days of school, June 18 and June 19, 2014 will be four-hour sessions.
Tamaques and Edison Schools - Spring Blood Drive - Thursday, April 3, 2pm - 8pm Tamaques School GYM - 641 Willow Grove Ave, Westfield, NJ. Click here for Flyer.
Westfield Historical Society presents:
Clock Making in Colonial East New Jersey (1740-1830)
Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library 2014 Book Donation & Sale
(For March/April dates, click here for attached flyer).
The Westfield High School Parent Student Teacher Organization (WHS PTSO) 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.