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News & Announcements
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.
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!
In June, Assistant Superintendent Paul Pineiro visited China as part of a Kean University program that pairs elementary, middle and high schools in the Garden State with counterparts in Zheijiang Province for a partnership that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) innovation and development.
A change to the 2020-2021 academic school calendar to close schools on Election Day, honoring the WHS Girls Tennis Team as sectional champs, and a discussion of a proposed social studies course were among the highlights at the November 12, 2019 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who graduated from Westfield High School in 1991, has donated $500,000 to be used for audio/video equipment in the new television studio at the high school.
Enjoy this snapshot of Halloween fun at Tamaques School.
State-mandated reports on HIB and student safety, district procedures on managing head lice and combatting expressions of hate were among the topics of discussion at the October 29 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
At its October 15, 2019 meeting, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Sean McArthur as Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds for the Westfield Public School District, effective January 1, 2020. McArthur succeeds Michael Morris who will retire on December 31 after 25 years of service.
As public school districts across New Jersey observed the Week of Respect from Oct. 7-11, students and staff in the Westfield Public Schools participated in many lessons and activities emphasizing the meaning of respect and the different ways people show it. “Respect is something we practice daily in Westfield Public Schools,” says Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan. “So we call this week the ‘Week of Extra Respect.’”