Tue., May 21 - Fri., May 24 - Biology Assessment, Grs. 9-12
Wed., May 22 - WHS Orchestra - 7:30 p.m., WHS Auditorium
Thurs., May 23 - Senior Awards Night - 7 p.m., WHS Auditorium
Beyond this week:
Mon., May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Wed., May 29 - WHS Jazz Night - 7:30 p.m., WHS Auditorium
Fri., May 31 - Green Student Information Form due to Homeroom Teacher
Sun., June 9 - Memorial Dedication for Mr. Grasso, Ms. Philpot, Allie Harth & Mark Holloway 4pm - click here
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
Extra-Lunch Wednesdays . The WHS Community Service Club has collected over 600 lunches for St. Joseph's Social Service Center in Elizabeth this year! The last collection day this school year is Wednesday, May 29. Lunches must be placed in main entrance foyer by 9:15 am on Wednesdays. Thank you to all who have supported this effort. Click here for more information.
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Congratulations to this year’s Faculty Award Winners!
The students and parents of WHS have spoken. Three members of the WHS faculty have been presented with prestigious awards, acknowledging their commitment, contribution and excellence. They are (pictured above with Principal Renwick):
Distinguished Teacher of the Year: Mr. Stephen Boyle (Biology)
PTSO Outstanding Teacher of the Year: Zorana Culjak (Math)
The Robert and Linda Foose Memorial Award: Ms. Andrea Hill (Math)
They will be honored at Senior Awards Recognition night on May 23. Congratulations to these outstanding recipients from the entire WHS community.
2013-2014 Green Student Emergency Forms Due May 31
Due to a change in Department of Education reporting, the completed Student Emergency Form for the 2013 – 2014 school year is needed by the end of this month. This green, 2-sided form was recently mailed home. Please complete the form and have your child return it to their homeroom teacher no later than Friday, May 31. Teachers will be checking that these forms have been turned in on that day. Because the accuracy of this report is so important for our school district, please carefully review the form, enter all necessary information, sign it, and deliver it by May 31. If your child is absent on the day of the collection, please either have them bring this form to the Main Office when they return or mail it in. If a student does not return the form by this date, they will be paged by administration to the office and asked for the form. These forms only need to be completed for this year’s freshman, sophomore, and junior students.
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
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!
Memorial Bench Dedication, Sunday, June 9
Dear WHS Community,
The PTSO is having a dedication ceremony for the benches we purchased in memory of Mr. Anthony Grasso,
We look forward to hearing from you.
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!!
For the April/May Fine Arts a la Carte Newsletter, please click here .
End of Year Teacher Gifts Support the Ed Fund
The Ed Fund has end-of-the-year gift ideas for teachers and students, including a signed copy of Caps Off to Westfield's Blue Devil which can be purchased at the Town Book Store on Saturday, June 1. The Ed Fund provides teacher requested grants for the classroom. Please see attached flyer.
Westfield Board of Education Candidates Deadline: June 4
Westfield residents interested in becoming a Board of Education member for a 3-year term (2013-2016) must file a petition in person in the Office of the County Clerk at 2 Broad St., Room 113, Elizabeth, on or before 4 PM on June 3, 2013. The actual election will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The members whose terms are expiring on the Westfield Board of Education include Ginny Leiz, Mitchell Slater and Brendan Galligan. They have not announced their intention of seeking re-election as of this date. Questions can be referred to the Union County Election Supervisor, Lisa Hugelmeyer, at 908-527-4996. Information is available at the County Clerk’s website at www.ucnj.org/ctyclerk.
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.
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 email@example.com .
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 Downton Abbey." To attend, contact the Westfield Historical Society at 908-654-1794 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Teens Surveyed on Downtown
Girl Scout Troop 40769 is conducting a survey of teenagers’ spending habits and attitudes about downtown Westfield. Students are asked to fill out their confidential survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/TeensDowntown. Results of the survey will be shared with the Downtown Westfield Corporation and other stakeholders.
Westfield Memorial Library Summer Reading Program For Teens Entering 6th-12th Grade
The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce an Online Summer Reading Program designed specifically for teens. The Club takes place from June 24th - August 17th. Any teen entering grades 6-12 who is a full service Library cardholder can join the club via the Internet. All eligible participants must register online. Registration begins on June 24 and can be done from any Internet-ready computer, including those located in the library. Prizes include a free one night rental from the library's DVD collection, a $5 gift card from Cold Stone Creamery or Starbucks, and a new hard-cover book. For more information, visit www.wmlnj.org.
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.