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An advisory committee of Westfield High School students, staff, and parents recently gathered for training in the WHS library as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “No Place for Hate” Program. “It’s an amazing thing when a school decides to be proactive and cultivate a positive school culture,” said program facilitator Rhetta Morgan at the start of the Nov. 27 training session. “It starts a ripple.”
Save the dates for an important new speaker series on mental health and wellness.
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.
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!
A recent Mix It Up Day during lunch at Roosevelt encouraged students to sit and talk with classmates they might not know. Members of the Afternoon Ramble - a group of students and staff who gather to make music together - provided the lunchtime entertainment.
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.