Westfield School District to Get New Website & More from Board of Education Meeting

September 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ – Plans are in the works for a new district-wide website platform to be implemented by September 2018, Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan announced at Tuesday's Westfield Board of Education meeting.

“We are first determining the information that is needed. Some of it is required by the state, for example,” Dolan said.

According to the ...

Westfield Board of Education Hears WHS Graduation and College Statistics

WESTFIELD, NJ — This year, 422 seniors graduated in the class of 2017 along with one student who, upon completing summer school, received a high school diploma, Superintendent of Westfield Schools Dr. Margaret Dolan said at Tuesday night's Westfield Board of Education meeting.

“It’s rather difficult to do and I congratulate that student,” Dolan said, referring ...

TAPinto Westfield Readers Share Back-to-School Photos

WESTFIELD, NJ  — Westfield Public Schools welcomed about 6,300 students Wednesday morning for the first day of the 2017-2018 school year.

Email your back-to-school photos to and we’ll add them to our photo gallery!

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Podcast: Get to Know Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson

WESTFIELD, NJ — Host Mike Cohen chats with Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson in this back-to-school podcast.

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Chat with Retiring Westfield Recreation Department Director Bruce Kaufmann

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gene Jannotti

Fraidy Reiss, Founder of Westfield-Based Unchained at Last, Talks ...

Westfield Board of Education Submits Anti-Bullying Self-Assessments

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan presented the district-wide results for the school self-assessment requirement for New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act at Tuesday’s board of education meeting.

State law requires that all schools have a school safety team comprised of an anti-bullying specialist, the school’s ...

Westfield School Auditorium Renovations, Solar Panel Installation & Water Testing Near Completion

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Board of Education member Dana Sullivan itemized a long list of school improvements at Tuesday’s board of education meeting. School begins on Sept. 6.

“As usual, our maintenance staff and custodial staff did a wonderful job of getting those buildings ready,” she said.

The list included large-scale initiatives like auditorium ...

Westfield Schools’ Summer STEM Camp Discussed at Board of Education Meeting

WESTFIELD, NJ – Paul Pineiro, Westfield Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, shared a STEM Camp video at Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education meeting that showcased its summer program offered by the Westfield Public Schools.

To watch the video, click here.

Registration opened this spring and within the first hour of online registration, the camp was full. There was a ...

New Assistant Principal Appointed to Westfield’s Franklin Elementary School

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Westfield Board of Education formally approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Duncan as assistant principal of Franklin Elementary School during its first meeting of the school year Tuesday night.

“I am confident that Dr. Duncan is an excellent fit for Westfield and the Franklin School Community,” Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan said.

Duncan is ...

Westfield High School Opens Doors for Grief Counseling Tuesday Following Former Student’s Death

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School counselors, supported by a representative from Imagine, a Center for Coping with Loss, will be at Westfield High School Tuesday following the death Monday of former student Jake Tooley. Tooley died in an early morning house fire at his family’s home on Prospect Street.

In high school, Tooley had been a member of the WHS golf and cross country ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Sept. 19

September 22, 2017


We are very proud of our Westfield High School Class of 2017 and we wish them the best.  The following is information on graduation and post-graduation plans:

99.3% of seniors graduated
422 received diplomas at Commencement; one after completing summer school
95.5% continuing their education
91% attending 4 year colleges and ...

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Union County College to Participate in National Day of Civic Hacking

September 24, 2017

 Come to Union County College to participate in a free coding session on the National Day of Civic Hacking. Union’s Director of Instructional Design Beth Ritter-Guth, will lead a session on coding relief projects for those affected by the recent hurricanes at Harvey and Irma.

The session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 28, 2017, at the College’s Cranford campus ...