News & Announcements

Hunger Relief - How You Can Help

Many of our PTOs and families have joined others in the Westfield community in supporting hunger relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click the headline above to find out how you can help.

I Love a Parade!

It was an unusual parade under unique circumstances with Washington staff driving their cars single file through the neighborhood to wave to smiling families gathered at appropriate social distances. An uplifting show of unity during this uncertain time.

Pitching In to Give Back

Whether donating 10,000 medical gloves to an area hospital, helping to disinfect Westfield police vehicles, or setting up a social media fundraiser to buy grocery gift cards for families in need, the Westfield Public Schools community is pitching in to help during this public health crisis.

Elementary Remote Learning Plan Overview

While the remote learning plan at the elementary level may look slightly different at each school, please click the headline above for a general overview. Building principals and teachers will continue to communicate directly with their parent communities.

Reflecting on First Week of Distance Learning

The Westfield Public School District began remote learning on Tues, March 17 with the district’s superintendent calling the response by the entire school community “inspiring.” Click the headline above to read more about what distance learning looked like in its first week.

A New Franklin Principal

At its public meeting on March 24, 2020, which was held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Duncan as principal of Franklin Elementary School in Westfield, effective July 1, 2020.

A Video Tribute to Washington School

Washington School was recognized by the Westfield Board of Education as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. The celebration at the board meeting included this video tribute produced by Grade 5 teacher John Borja.

Philhower Fellowship Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 28th annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award is Friday, April 3, 2020. The Philhower Fellowship recognizes an outstanding full-time elementary teacher in the Westfield Public Schools each year.

Youth Art Month

The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally acclaimed Youth Art Month with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Take a stroll through Westfield to view paintings, drawings and sculpture designed by approximately 350 students in the windows of local merchants.
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