News & Announcements

STEAM Opportunities Abound in Westfield Public Schools

“We have many wonderful STEAM opportunities for students around the district that let them build on the science skills they develop in their classes,” says Thomas Paterson, Supervisor of K-12 Science. Click the link above for a summary, along with oodles of images, of the many activities surrounding science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics in Westfield Public Schools.

Hour of Code

There was a low hum of excited voices in the Washington School library on Dec. 5 as a group of third and fifth graders took part in Hour of Code activities during Computer Science Education Week.

Superintendent's Synopsis

A complete summary of the Board of Education's annual organization meeting on January 3, 2019 at which board members unanimously approved a new president and vice president and the superintendent provided an update on the district's 2018-2019 goals.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for Kindergarten and First Grade for the 2019-2020 school year opens in January. Please click on the link above for dates and other important information about the registration process. You also may visit the Family Resources tab on the district website and click on "Student Registration" in the drop-down menu.

Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE for the 72nd Annual Washington School Show, an annual tradition written, directed, produced and performed solely by parents (with the exception of the ever-popular teacher dance number!). Performances are Friday, January 25 at 8p and Saturday, January 26 at 1:30 and 7p at RIS. Tickets are $14.50 and can be purchased at https://wes.booktix.com/.

Oral History and Genealogy

At the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, four Westfield educators recently presented an overview of a popular social studies project in Westfield Public Schools that empowers students to discover and connect their own stories of history through oral narratives and genealogy.
Supervisor of K-12 Social Studies Andrea Brennan and Westfield High School social studies teachers Hilary Haskell, Kimberly Leegan, and Elizabeth Piombino were invited to present at the conference on Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 in Chicago where the was “Yesterday - Tomorrow: Building the Future of Social Studies.” Click the link above to view a video which briefly summarizes the project, using interviews with educators and their students.

Superintendent's Synopsis

The Board of Education honored student-athletes and their coaches, received an overview of the district's annual audit, and more at its December 4 meeting. A complete summary can be found in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.

Arts a la Carte

Please enjoy the December-January edition of Arts a la Carte, where you'll find the holiday concert schedule and much more from our Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide in Westfield Public Schools

For a 4th year, the Westfield Public School District hosts two important graduate level Holocaust Education courses to equip educators with teaching strategies to implement a longstanding multidisciplinary program in the district that includes age-appropriate instruction in the Holocaust and genocides in the K-12 curriculum.
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