In the Schools

May 19, 2020

Westfield High School, Edison Intermediate School and Roosevelt Intermediate School have received official designation as “No Place for Hate” schools by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). “It is clear from all of your efforts that you and your committee brought the right amount of thoughtfulness, ...

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Five Westfield student teams demonstrated creativity, ingenuity, and presentation skills in specific problem-solving categories at the Gateway Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on March 7 in Sayreville, with three teams placing first, second, and third in various categories. A team ...

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To celebrate New Jersey Law Day, Westfield High School social studies teacher Kimberly Leegan coordinated a virtual program for students in Introduction to Law, Mock Trial, and AP Government and Politics classes. To celebrate New Jersey Law Day, Westfield High School social studies teacher ...

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An enterprising and thoughtful second-grader at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield used what she has learned about persuasive writing and a global pandemic to send a letter to the company that makes the popular American Girl dolls. “Dear American Girl Doll Company,” writes the second-grader ...

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The Roosevelt Intermediate School Student Council donated $500 worth of food to the staff at Overlook Medical Center on April 23, as a small token of appreciation for the hard work of local healthcare workers. Roosevelt School teachers and student council co-advisors Marissa Conneely and Erin ...

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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 ...

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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.” “In the past week, I have heard from parents who shared the many positive ways their families are adjusting to distance ...

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Parents and other members of the community attended an impactful presentation on suicide awareness and prevention on Feb. 20 at Roosevelt Intermediate School, hearing from a mother whose 16-year-old son died by suicide 10 years ago and from the training director of Caring Contact, a ...

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Members of the George Street Playhouse recently visited Edison Intermediate School to perform Anytown, a powerful musical about opioid abuse and its impact on teens and families. Anytown tells the story of a fictional high school star athlete with “a 4.0 GPA and limitless potential” who becomes ...

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The Westfield High School Concert Choir will perform with the Hofstra University Chamber Choir on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, as part of Hofstra’s 2020 Northeast American Tour.  The public is invited and admission is free. "We are excited that Westfield is Hofstra's ...

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Whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there is a common theme taking place this month and last across the Westfield Public School District. “I am so inspired by your generosity,” said Wilson principal Joseph Malanga at the ...

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Effective communication was the topic of discussion as members of the 8th grade Tolerance Club at Edison Intermediate School visited a 6th grade class to conduct scenarios showing how body language, eye contact, tone of voice, and other behaviors can affect how a person's message is ...

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Among the course offerings at Westfield High School that allow and encourage students to explore the world’s diverse peoples and cultures is the academic elective, Comparative Religions.  This half-year elective for grades 9-12 combines readings with class discussion to help students gain an ...

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The Roosevelt Intermediate School Counseling Department will host a presentation on "Suicide Awareness and Intervention" on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. with speakers from Caring Contact and the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council. Caring Contact Training Director Arlene ...

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Westfield High School graduates returned to their alma mater on Jan. 8 to share tips for navigating college life with current WHS students and their parents. Entitled "I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now - College Edition" and moderated by K-12 Director of Counseling Maureen Mazzarese, the panel of ...

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Washington 4th graders in Elizabeth Reilly’s class participated in a seasonal STEM project in December that combined technology, teamwork, and… gingerbread. Created seven years ago by two educators in Kansas, the 2019 Gingerbread STEM Community and Makerspace Global Project had school children ...

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Third graders at McKinley Elementary School recently took a walking field trip of Westfield with visits to the Westfield Memorial Library and Town Hall. First stop on Oct. 23 was the library, where youth services librarian Molly Adams gave the students a tour that included a discussion of the ...

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An advisory committee of Westfield High School students, staff and parents recently gathered for training in the WHS library as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “No Place for Hate” Program.  “It’s an amazing thing when a school decides to be proactive and cultivate a positive school ...

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The Westfield Robotics Club is hosting the Central Region Qualifier for FIRST Tech Challenge on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the gymnasium of Westfield High School. Thirty teams from around the state will start competing around 10:15 a.m. and battle it out until 4 p.m. Robot ...

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A total of 29 winter concerts are taking place in Westfield Public Schools, beginning Dec. 3, 2019 and ending on Feb. 8, 2020.  The entire schedule is posted on the district’s website at www.westfieldnjk12.org and appears below. Westfield senior citizens are once again invited to the final ...

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Simulating a free fall through space, programming a robot to dance, and learning the computer programming language of JAVA were among the highlights of a recent STEM field trip to Alabama and Tennessee taken by a group of students and staff from Edison Intermediate School. The Oct. 10 – 14 field ...

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Seventh graders at Roosevelt Intermediate School recently were visited by a molecular biologist who provided real life connections to a science unit on metabolic reactions in the human body in which the students explore a case study of a middle school girl and the specific symptoms she reports to ...

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Westfield High School juniors Zaria Katz and Aishik Palit have been accepted into the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) All Eastern Choir. The two will perform with high school students from across the eastern seaboard at a March conference in Rochester, New York under the baton of ...

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Westfield High School seniors Etan Zeller MacLean, Luke Pardo and Sandrine Perez have been named 2019-2020 National Hispanic Scholars as part of the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP).  According to the College Board, the program honors more than 7,000 academically ...

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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 ...

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It was a picture perfect day for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 27 as Franklin School in Westfield officially unveiled a new playground addition, thanks to the generosity of the Franklin PTO.  “We purchased and installed the new playground addition over the summer,” said Franklin PTO ...

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Washington Elementary School in Westfield has been named a National Blue Ribbon School, one of nine schools in New Jersey to be recognized in 2019.  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made the announcement in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “We recognize and honor your important work in ...

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Two Westfield High School graduates recently received special recognition for being the top female and top male students with the highest academic averages of the Class of 2019. For this significant achievement, senior Elisha Israel received a $500 award from the College Woman’s Club of ...

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Seven students, two teachers and four hair stylists recently donated more than 70 inches of hair to Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids, a Michigan-based nonprofit that provides wigs and support services at no charge to children and young adults experiencing hair loss due to cancer, burns and other ...

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Three years ago, Westfield High School began offering a course that asked seniors what it means to be a “Global Citizen.” The class runs in Socratic seminar-style with students encouraged to ask questions and use logic and reasoning to gain a more accurate meaning of the social constructs that ...

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