In the Schools

June 20, 2022

One hundred and eighteen Westfield High School seniors received the Seal of Biliteracy, an award granted to students who attain proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. There were other prestigious World Language honors as well. Senior Frank Wietry earned a perfect score ...

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For the first time since 2019, members of the Westfield High School Youth and Government Club participated in an in-person session of the New Jersey Youth and Government (NJ YAG) Conference at Rowan College, receiving an experiential lesson on civic engagement and responsibility and earning honors ...

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Westfield High School’s weekly student newspaper, Hi's Eye, has received a prestigious first place award by the American Scholastic Press Association. The association critiques college and high school newspapers from around the United States annually and scores them on format, content, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School students continue to be honored for academic and artistic achievements in recognition of their hard work and dedication to furthering their education. Eleventh grader Mattia Butera will attend the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology this summer ...

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Franklin 5th graders Henry Tuttle, Karl Westerling, Matt Taormina, James Holleran and Shaan Patel (not pictured) made it to the final rounds of the regional competition of the International Geography Bee while qualifying to compete in Nationals in June.

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Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann recently visited Westfield High School to share his harrowing story of surviving Nazi medical experimentation, brutal winters, starvation and other severe deprivations while imprisoned during World War II in the Mogilev-Podolsky labor camp in what is now ...

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For a fifth consecutive year, the Westfield Public School District has been named one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” in the nation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is awarded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation to ...

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A bright blue Little Library at Tamaques School beckons readers to take a book and leave a book, as 5th graders in Girl Scout Troop 40445 proudly presented their book exchange project on April 1. The troop funded and built the small, enclosed bookcase to earn their Bronze Award, putting together ...

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Westfield High School junior Kevin Chen was selected to perform with the All-State Orchestra later this year. Chen, who plays the viola, joined other talented student musicians from around New Jersey in rigorous auditions on March 19 that included all 12 major scales, 3 minor scales, and ...

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The excitement was palpable as Wilson School fifth-graders awaited the arrival of a famous alumnus on Wednesday. It was a visit for which the students had painstakingly prepared and, when billionaire and commercial space explorer Jared Isaacman walked into the gymnasium, awe-inspired smiles ...

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Fifth grade members of the Early Act Clubs at Jefferson and McKinley Elementary Schools have been collecting gently used books for school children in the Nigerian village of Obike. The McKinley school community recently concluded its book drive with more than 3,000 titles of varying ...

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Fifteen student musicians from Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools have been selected to perform with the Central Jersey Music Educators Association Region (CJMEA) Band and Orchestra in early March.  “These prestigious groups feature the top young musicians from all over Central Jersey,” ...

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Whether producing a powerful video series on the Westfield African American History Walking Tour, exploring the many contributions of ancient African societies, or reading and researching non-fiction texts about prominent people and events in African American history, students and educators in the ...

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Westfield High School band director Christopher Vitale has been named to the 2022 “40 Under 40”, a music education advocacy program launched by Yamaha last year to “recognize outstanding music educators who are making a difference by growing and strengthening their music programs.” Vitale is ...

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Eva Safier Wiener was 10 months old when she and her parents boarded the M.S. St. Louis, a German transatlantic liner docked in Hamburg and bound for Cuba.  It was May 1939 and the Safiers were among more than 900 Jewish passengers desperate to get out of Nazi Germany. Wiener told her harrowing ...

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Second graders at Jefferson Elementary School enjoyed a fresh learning experience on Jan. 21, as they sampled salads that included lettuce varieties harvested from the school’s aeroponic Tower Garden. The vertical and compact indoor garden uses a plant-cultivation technique which requires no ...

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The Westfield Municipal Alliance and the Westfield High School Dream Team recently recognized student finalists in the 9th Annual Palooza Contest for their submissions of posters, poetry, and public service announcements depicting the theme, “Westfield, Live Your Best Life: Healthy Choices, ...

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A popular tradition and learning experience took place at the Westfield Municipal Courthouse on Jan. 14, as Westfield High School legal eagles in the Mock Trial class of social studies teacher Kimberly Leegan tackled the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, plaintiff, and witnesses in a ...

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Twenty-seven Westfield High School student vocalists were accepted into the 2022 Central Jersey Region II Chorus, the largest number of acceptances in recent memory. There were five top scorers across multiple sections, including two who finished first in their sections. “A student’s audition ...

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A fifth-grade science unit on space took on special significance this fall as fifth-graders at Wilson Elementary School wrote letters to a famous Wilson alumnus as part of the unit. Billionaire and entrepreneur Jared Isaacman orbited the Earth in September as part of the all-civilian crew of the ...

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It was a celebration of family and remembrance at Edison Intermediate School on Nov. 1, as students in grades 6-8 and their world language teachers marked Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, creating a Hallway of Memories with colorful and meaningful displays. The Day of the Dead, which ...

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Whether writing letters and handmade cards, reading books about patriotism and heroes, holding assemblies, or learning how Veterans Day was established, students in the Westfield Public Schools paid tribute on Nov. 11 to the nation’s men and women in uniform, past and present, to thank them for ...

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The students, staff and families of the Westfield Public School District have a longstanding tradition of giving back to communities in need, not only during the holidays but throughout the school year. As the holidays approach, school PTOs and clubs are organizing food drives with specific ...

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Westfield High School 12th graders Isabella Lagatta, Adrianna Link and Reagan Hickey (pictured with WHS principal Mary Asfendis, far left) received the President’s Volunteer Service Award which honors individuals who have volunteered 100 hours or more towards a meaningful cause which positively ...

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Eight Westfield High School student musicians have been accepted into 2021-2022 All-State Mixed and Treble Choirs.  Performing with the 2021 All-State Mixed Chorus in a virtual concert will be Aprameyo Chadravarty, Evan Leone, Skyler Lipkind, and Ryan Williamson. The Mixed Chorus will perform in ...

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The Westfield High School Marching Band participated in the Bands of America Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship at the University of Maryland on Oct. 9, advancing to the finals for a third consecutive year and placing 10th alongside bands from Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, ...

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Edison Intermediate School sixth-grader Madeline Cortes delivered flyers, brochures and other educational materials to Westfield Senior Citizens Housing on June 21. It was part of an environmental outreach to share information about severe weather, extreme heat, wildfires, blizzards and other ...

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The deadline for Westfield residents interested in considering a term on the Board of Education is Monday, July 26, by 4 p.m. Nominating petitions should be filed with the Office of the Union County Clerk at 2 Broad Street, Room 113, Elizabeth, NJ 07207. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 ...

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Westfield High School junior Vijay Sreenivasan has been accepted into the prestigious New Jersey Governor’s School of Engineering and Technology, to be hosted by the Rutgers University School of Engineering this summer. “Our sponsors and program staff have set the bar high,” the program ...

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Latex gloves, a mask, a roll of toilet paper, a photograph of a virtual class meeting, a thermometer and rulers were among the items recently placed in several time capsules at Roosevelt Intermediate School as part of a sixth-grade social studies project on the use of primary and secondary ...

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