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.
News & Announcements
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 and our visual and performing arts staff continue to find creative ways to produce art and music, even in this virtual world. Read all about it in the December/January issue of Arts a la Carte.
The Westfield Municipal Alliance and the Westfield High School Dream Team recognized student finalists in the the 8th Annual Palooza Contest on January 27.
At its reorganization meeting on Jan. 5, 2021, the Westfield Board of Education welcomed new members Sahar Aziz, Leila Morrelli, and Sonal Patel, who were sworn in by Board Attorney Richard Kaplow before the virtual meeting.
Whether creating holiday cards for senior care facilities, conducting food drives and collecting warm clothing for families in need, or donating masks and cleaning wipes to school staff, the Westfield Public Schools community continues its tradition of giving, despite challenges presented by COVID-19.
Whether teaching life lessons using quotes of famous people, spreading Math cheer, encouraging creative writing, or being a good listener, teachers in Westfield Public Schools were lauded by their students who used poetry, essays, song, and art to thank the educators during this time of COVID.
Westfield High School 11th and 12th graders in Jennifer Sirman’s environmental science class made a recent virtual field trip to a sea turtle hospital in Florida as part of a classroom ecology unit. Students were given a virtual tour, meeting “Galapagos,” “Justice Ginsberg,” and other rehabilitating sea turtles named, by hospital staff, after places and people in history.
The district's Technology Department has created a list of tips to help families and staff navigate common technology problems related to remote learning.
Two Lunch Tuesdays/Thursdays. See link for more details.