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Racial Literacy

With the support of the Westfield Education Fund (WEF), the Westfield Public School District has unveiled an important new educational initiative aimed at improving discussions of race in classrooms across the district.
Wilson School third grade teacher Maureen Willis exchanges elbow bumps with her students as they arrive for their first day of school on Sept. 10.

First Day of School

A glimpse at the first day of school, along with what our new staff and seasoned professionals have been doing to prepare.
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Grade 5 Clap Out

Great turn out for Wilson's Grade 5 Clap Out Car Parade on June 23, 2020. Smiles all around! Congratulations, 5th graders!
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Two Westfield Educators Appointed to Share Acting Supervisory Position

At its virtual meeting on June 16, the Westfield Board of Education approved the appointment of Elizabeth Reilly as acting English Language Arts Supervisor for grades K-5 and Warren Hynes as acting English Language Arts Supervisor for grades 6-12. The two educators will share the position on an acting basis, as current K-12 ELA Supervisor Dr. Tiffany Jacobson becomes interim principal at the Lincoln Early Childhood Center for the 2020-2021 school year.
Approximately 100 people – students, parents, teachers, administrators, and others – joined the “Social Justice 5th Grade Summit” on June 12, held virtually and hosted by the McKinley School fifth grade team, along with former McKinley teacher Eric Jones.

Conversations about Race

Teachers in the Westfield Public School District are providing important opportunities for students to express their feelings as they grapple with how to respond to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer and the nationwide protests that followed.
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Virtual Guest Readers

Through the innovative Westfield High School PTSO "Virtual Guest Reader Project," teachers and parents of elementary school children can "invite" a student guest reader to their virtual classrooms or home. Each thoughtful recording features a student reading a popular picture book, with close-ups of many of the illustrations included.

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Our Mission

The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.