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Photo of Washington School staff and students dancing during a Blue Ribbon celebration at the Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent's Synopsis

An update on Full Day Kindergarten, discussion and approval of a new Social Studies elective, and celebration of Washington School as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School were among the highlights of the December 3 meeting of the Westfield Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Photo of kindergarten teacher reading to her class.

Kindergarten & First Grade Registration in January

The Westfield Public School District will be registering children who will become eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. The District also is interested in reaching children who have not attended the Westfield Public Schools for kindergarten but will enter first grade in the fall.
Photo of Washington School students and staff dancing during Blue Ribbon celebration at Board of Education meeting.

More Blue Ribbon Celebrations!

The celebrations continue as Washington School was recognized in Trenton and by the Westfield Board of Education for its designation as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
Photo of WHS teachers Kimberly Leegan and Steven Cohn attending a national conference in Austin, Texas.

WHS Educators Present at National Conference

Congratulations to WHS social studies teacher Kimberly Leegan and English teacher Steven Cohn, who presented at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in Austin, Texas last month. Selected through a rigorous process among 1,300 submissions, Leegan and Cohn's presentation draws upon lessons inspired by a classic American novel.
Photo of fall-themed Rhythm poster in music class.

Arts a la Carte

Fall-themed rhythm exercises, all-state performances, self-portraits, and "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds are just a few examples of the creative projects and performances taking place in music and art classrooms across the district. Learn more in the December-January issue of Arts a la Carte, the comprehensive newsletter from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The Winter Concert schedule can be found here, too. Enjoy!
(L-R) Aaron Rudnick, Neev Nedungadi, Luke Jenner, Wilson Wright, Evan Tukaczynski, and Mahie Panjwani compete as Team Legorio during the Lego League qualifying round, advancing to the state championship on Dec 14-15.

Jefferson Robotics Team Advances to State Championship

A team of six Jefferson School fifth graders will compete in the state championship of the First Lego League, a robotics competition that has students, ages 9-14, strategizing, designing, building, programming and testing an autonomous robot while applying real-world math and science concepts.
Westfield Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Programs Paul Pineiro gives a STEM presentation in Wenzhou, China as part of a New Jersey delegation visiting the Zheijiang Province in June.

Assistant Superintendent Visits China as part of Educational STEM Partnership

In June, Assistant Superintendent Paul Pineiro visited China as part of a Kean University program that pairs elementary, middle and high schools in the Garden State with counterparts in Zheijiang Province for a partnership that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) innovation and development.

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