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A Celebration of Differences

Join Dr. Mykee Fowlin on March 10 as he presents "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me: A Celebration and Acceptance of our Differences," the fourth and final offering in the Edison Speaker Series.
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RIS to Host Important Presentation on Suicide Awareness

The Roosevelt Intermediate School Counseling Department will host a presentation on "Suicide Awareness and Intervention" on Thursday, February 20 from 7-9 p.m. with speakers from Caring Contact and the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council.
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Sparking Scientific Curiosity

There were student-designed rockets, roller coasters and catapults, collaborative bridge challenges to test structural efficiency, and devices built to help an egg survive a 10-meter drop, as students in Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools teamed up and competed in an inter-school Science Olympiad on Jan. 28 for a second consecutive year.
Pictured here in September with principal Mary Asfendis are (from left) Julia Tompkins, Connie Liu, Aidan Kilbourn, and Ian Gurland.

National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to Ian Gurland, Aidan Kilbourn, Connie Liu, and Julia Tompkins, who have advanced as finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Arts a la Carte

Arts a la Carte provides a detailed peek into what's happening in our art, music, and drama classes across the district. In the February-March issue, you'll find information on sculpture units, Abstract Expressionism and multicultural song and dance, the considerable musical accomplishments of our intermediate and high school students, and so much more.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

A student's award-winning substance abuse awareness PSA, new state-mandated policies, and a proposed engineering course at WHS designed to further spark student interest in engineering and architecture were among the topics of discussion at the Westfield Board of Education meeting on February 4, 2020. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Rabbi Ethan Prosnit of Temple Emanu-El shared tenets of Judaism, including the Torah, with a Comparative Religions class at Westfield High School on Jan. 17.

WHS Comparative Religions Class Receives Special Visitor

Among the course offerings at Westfield High School that allow and encourage students to explore the world’s diverse peoples and cultures is the academic elective, Comparative Religions. This half-year elective for grades 9-12 combines readings with class discussion to help students gain an understanding of the moral and spiritual values of many of the major religions. On a recent Friday, students in Cathy Luis’ class welcomed a special visitor to learn firsthand the tenets of Judaism.

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Our Mission

The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.