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Black History Month in Westfield Public Schools
Students and staff in all 10 of the Westfield Public Schools paid tribute in February to African Americans throughout history. Here's a brief video glimpse of what those commemorations looked like in our secondary schools.Uploaded Mar 02, 2020
Wilson's Month of Hope.January 2020
“I am so inspired by your generosity,” said Wilson principal Joseph Malanga at the closing ceremony for the Month of Hope on Jan. 31 during which the Wilson school community focused on a particular need each week, collecting donations for the Salvation Army, non-perishable items for a local food pantry, and school supplies for a Jersey City school, gathering pet food and treats of animals in need at an area animal shelter, and raising over $6,100 for the Special Olympics.Uploaded Feb 19, 2020
At the closing assembly, Malanga also recognized 5th grader Gemma Schmid as a winner of the Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest, along with more than 70 students who had been quietly observed doing something kind since the start of the school year. Students and staff also enjoyed a visit from Razor, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd from the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter.
STEAM Day at Tamaques
STEAM Day at Tamaques had students learning the chemistry of slime, creating collaborative street art, working together to design and build a popsicle stick bridge strong enough to hold an orange and much more. "Science is awesome," said one 5th grader as she created a tornado (vortex) in a plastic bottle.Uploaded Jan 30, 2020
Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year
Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan welcomes you to a new school year, outlining new security procedures and other initiatives in place for 2019-2020.Uploaded Sep 06, 2019
What does SEL mean to our students?
The Westfield Public School District is committed to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and its five competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills. For a gauge of how we're doing, we asked some of our students what SEL means to them.Uploaded Sep 05, 2019
What Does SEL Look Like in the Classroom?
The Westfield Public School District is committed to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Last year, the district produced a series of TED-style Talks to introduce the five SEL competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Responsible Decision-Making, and Relationship Skills. These videos are posted on our website. And while it all sounds fairly obvious, it's not. These skills often need to be taught and/or reinforced for students and adults. So we visited a few teachers to better understand what SEL looks like in their classrooms.Uploaded Sep 03, 2019