News & Announcements

BOE to Vote on New Superintendent

At its virtual meeting on May 4, 2021, the Westfield Board of Education will vote on a successor to Dr. Margaret Dolan, who is retiring on July 1, 2021 after 14 years as superintendent of Westfield Public Schools. The virtual meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Mary McCabe Appointed Franklin Assistant Principal

At its virtual public meeting on April 27, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Mary McCabe as Assistant Principal at Franklin Elementary School, effective July 1, 2021. McCabe has served as Franklin Interim Assistant Principal since last July.

First Graders Explore Life Cycle of Plants

As the nation celebrated Earth Day on April 22, first graders in the Westfield Public Schools are studying seeds and plants as part of a Life Sciences unit that has youngsters planting seeds and observing the germination process in the classroom before transplanting the healthy seedlings - some in school gardens.

Earth Day Initiatives in Westfield Public Schools

Whether cleaning neighborhood storm drains, tending to school gardens, or collecting gently used toys and clothing to both aid those in need and reduce landfill loads, a tradition of environmental stewardship remains constant in the Westfield Public Schools community on Earth Day and year-round.

Talking to Children about Race

How to talk to children about race was the topic of a special virtual gathering on April 13, with about 50 people in attendance for the session organized by the Westfield Public School District, in partnership with the Westfield Education Fund (WEF).

Supporting the Community

Child comfort and support kits for children in homeless shelters, donations of Spanish language books for an aftercare program, and collections of granola bars and other nutritional treats for service men and women and first responders were among the many creative efforts undertaken during Community Service Week in the Westfield Public School District.

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

As part of a Historical Fiction unit, 5th graders in Westfield Public Schools read "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, a historical fiction novel that follows a friendship between a Jewish girl and a Christian girl in Copenhagen and their journey to freedom during World War II. Recent virtual presentations on the Holocaust provided students with important real-life context to these classroom experiences.

IT Help with Chrome books

If you are having issues with your child's Chrome book, please email the IT help desk at: IThelpdesk@westfieldnjk12.org

No STEM Camp in Summer 2021

Since the summer of 2012, students and staff have looked forward to attending STEM Camp. Unfortunately, due to the health and safety concerns relating to COVID-19, the district will not be offering the camp this summer. The district has discussed alternatives such as a virtual camp but remote STEM Camp would not come close to the experiences we have provided over the years. We look forward to when we can offer our popular in-person STEM Camp in the future.
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