News & Announcements

Autism Advocacy

Human dignity was the recent focus at Roosevelt Intermediate School, as the school’s chapter of Girls Learn International (GLI) hosted an assembly celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The GLI chapter also welcomed former RIS student Alexandra Jackman who has been advocating for people with autism since she was 10.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

The interfaith service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and green initiatives in our school community were among the topics at the January 21 meeting of the Westfield Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Board reorganization, an update on District Goals, and honoring a cross country student-athlete were among the highlights at the January 7, 2020 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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District Music Day

Westfield High School band, orchestra and chorus members host student musicians from Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools, sharing instrumental music and song as part of the time-honored District Music Day.
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No Place for Hate

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.”
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Superintendent's Synopsis

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.
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Arts a la Carte

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!
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Mix It Up Day

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.
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