News & Announcements

Reminder

Students and staff are on remote learning from Tuesday, April 6 through Friday, April 9; will return to in-person instruction on Monday, April 12.

WHS NPFH Hosts Community Book Discussion

More than 30 students, staff, and community members gathered on March 25 for Westfield High School’s No Place for Hate community book-read discussion. The participants met via video chat to talk about Kekla Magoon’s novel. How It Went Down, which tells the story of a community responding to the shooting of an African-American teenager by a white man. The discussion addressed themes such as identity, perspective, and stereotypes, as well as the ways in which this book from 2014 remains relevant today.

Talking to Your Child About Race

Save the Date! On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., the Westfield Public School District, in partnership with the Westfield Education Fund (WEF), will host a virtual community learning night for parents of elementary and middle school students. The event will be interactive and will focus on learning practical strategies for having conversations about race with children. Those interested in attending can learn more and register for the event by visiting the Racial Literacy page under “Family Resources” at www.westfieldnjk12.org.

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

As part of a Historical Fiction unit, 5th graders in Westfield Public Schools read "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, a historical fiction novel that follows a friendship between a Jewish girl and a Christian girl in Copenhagen and their journey to freedom during World War II. Recent virtual presentations on the Holocaust provided students with important real-life context to these classroom experiences.

Accepting Nominations for 2021 Philhower Fellowship Award

Wednesday, April 14 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2021 Charles Philhower Fellowship Award. The award was established in 1993 by the Rotary Club of Westfield to recognize an outstanding full-time elementary teacher in the Westfield Public Schools and to honor the late Westfield Rotarian and former School Superintendent Charles Philhower.

No STEM Camp in Summer 2021

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.
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