Three Westfield High School students will perform in the New Jersey State Solo and Ensemble Festival in April, an inaugural virtual event launched by Arts Ed NJ for the 2020/2021 school year to recognize student achievement in music education across the state.
News & Announcements
A well-attended virtual Math Night at Franklin School. Special thanks to Nancy Rygiel and all of the teachers/staff who worked to make this annual event such a success.
The Westfield Board of Education has hired a consulting firm to conduct the search for a new superintendent. Community members and district staff are encouraged to complete a short survey to provide input as to the educational characteristics, leadership style, and values that are important for the position. Read on to access links to the surveys.
As the district celebrates Read Across America Day/Week (and reading in general), Lincoln School has created a Storywalk on the playground, an ingenious way to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.
Since the summer of 2012, students and staff have looked forward to attending STEM Camp. Unfortunately, due to the health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19, the district will not be offering the camp this summer. The district has discussed alternatives such as a virtual camp but remote STEM Camp would not come close to the experiences we have provided over the years. We look forward to when we can offer our popular in-person STEM Camp in the future.
There were excited reactions during a student virtual “watch party” at Roosevelt Intermediate School as NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars just before 4 p.m. on February 18.
Westfield High School seniors Grace Endy, Samantha Salz, and Maxwell Scialabba have advanced as finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Additionally, Endy joins WHS seniors Mira Mehta and Kailey Zhao as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
As part of Random Acts of Kindness Week, Roosevelt students made cards for members of the Westfield community, including senior citizens, first responders, and teachers past and present. Members of the RIS No Place for Hate Committee created kind messages to post around the school as a reminder of the importance of treating one another with kindness and respect.
Students, teachers, and school club advisors are finding clever virtual ways to weave the curriculum into enrichment opportunities. Read on about virtual cooking classes and field trips by the WHS Spanish Club and a WHS Humanities class.
Westfield High School’s Model United Nations Club won the Outstanding Delegation Award for excelling in all parts of the annual conference of the YMCA Model UN Program, which was held virtually this year during the first week of January. Approximately 100 Westfield students participated, with many holding leadership positions and receiving recognition.