In the Schools

September 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Local police are sporting the Blue Devil decal on their police vehicles after the acting police chief struck a deal with the school district’s athletic director. Acting Police Chief Christopher Battiloro took up with the bargain with Supervisor of Athletics Sandra Mamary, who he ...

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The fall harvest was bountiful at Tamaques Elementary School in Westfield, as the school’s youngest learners recently pitched in to pick tomatoes, peppers, radishes, kale, basil and other vegetables and herbs for some 1st grade garden fun. A new garden sign, courtesy of the Tamaques ...

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Westfield High School English teacher Steven Cohn was among 55 educators selected to attend the 2018 National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute on Storytelling and the Visual Arts held in Washington, D.C. in July.  The six-day seminar brought together K-12 teachers from across the country to explore ...

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The Westfield High School Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at the 2019 National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis next March, as part of the Music for All National Festival which organizers say “celebrates outstanding music-making by the nation’s finest high school and middle school ...

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Whether building solar ovens, sewing circuits into fabric to create e-textiles or designing and programming robots, the Westfield Public School District’s STEM camp combined project-based learning, ingenuity and fun for a sixth summer. STEM Camp was launched in 2013 after a STEM committee — ...

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The Extended School Year Program for preschool through high school students in the Westfield Public School District is in its 16th year, with a continued focus on maintaining and strengthening academic skills through the summer to prepare students for the new school year. The five-week, ...

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The sun was shining as Jefferson School families and staff gathered for a Summer Social on July 26.  “I just got back from sleepaway camp,” said one 4th grader. “I’m excited to see everyone.”

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Westfield students representing six different languages recently enjoyed a weeklong summer camp focused on providing meaningful enrichment activities for students to continue their English language acquisition while having fun. The ELL (English Language Learners) Summer Experience ran from July ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A podcast created by a group of Westfield High School students received an Honorable Mention in a first-ever podcast contest by the New York Times. "By way of background, student groups in our Humanities class worked tirelessly on researching one of seven assigned renaissances ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - At the end of the school year, fifth-graders in Matthew Cognetti’s class at Washington School in Westfield wrote letters to themselves. While the class discussed prewriting tips and how to structure the letter, this assignment differed from previous writing exercises. Every year ...

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WESTFIED, NJ — Tamaques first-grade teachers Mary Montes and Jenna Utman (sixth and fifth from left, respectively) presented a check for $4,000 to Ahisha Quallis of the Westfield Neighborhood Council on June 13 to be used towards a new roof for the community center. The money was raised during ...

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 A half court-sized map of Europe traveled between Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools in Westfield in May and early June as part of a more student-centered approach to geography. In a geo-scavenger hunt, of sorts, students used latitude and longitude to find an assigned location on the ...

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