Work on Westfield’s Kehler Stadium to Begin After Appeals Court Denies Bid Protest

July 6, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — A protest filed by one of the vendors who bid on the contract for the summer work on Kehler Stadium was denied by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey Thursday, clearing the way for work on the stadium to begin, Westfield Public Schools announced Friday. The appeals court affirmed a previous decision by a lower court.

The work was ...

510 Students Graduate from Westfield High School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Applause and celebration ensued Friday afternoon as 510 blue and white caps flew into the air, marking the graduation of the Westfield High School class of 2018.

Despite previous uncertainty as to where the ceremony would be held, graduates and their families were at Kehler Stadium to commemorate the occasion.  

Among the graduates were 299 receivers of the ...

Westfield School Board Recognizes Students for Achievements in Academics, Athletics & Performing Arts

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education conference room was standing room only as the board recognized students for their academic, athletic and performing arts achievements during Tuesday night's meeting.

“If you guys keep it up we are going to have to a put an addition on to Elm Street just to hold board meetings to recognize all of you,” said Board of ...

VIDEO: Westfield Police Show Love for Fallen Detective’s Son at Middle School Graduation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — When his dad, a Westfield police detective who died last month, couldn’t be at young Eric Lieberman’s eighth grade graduation from Roselle Park Middle School, 16 members of the Westfield Police Department instead walked across the stage to give him a hug Tuesday night.

“What a beautiful tribute to both my son and his father,” said his ...

Westfield High School 2018 Graduation Relocated to Kehler Stadium

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield's 2018 graduation ceremony will take place at Kehler Stadium after all, if the weather allows, according to the school board.

“Good news for the graduating class. As recently announced by Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, the commencement ceremony for graduating seniors has been moved to Kehler Stadium,” Board of Education ...

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

Deadline to Run for Westfield School Board is July 30

WESTFIELD, NJ — The deadline for Westfield residents interested in considering a three-year term on the Westfield Board of Education is July 30 at 4 p.m., when nominating petitions are due at the County Clerk’s office in Elizabeth.

The three board members whose terms are expiring are Robert Garrison, Gretchan Ohlig and Charles Ostroff. 

The election will be held ...

Kehler Stadium Renovations Still on Hold, Westfield School Board Says

WESTFIELD, NJ — Kehler Stadium renovations are still on hold until a final decision can be made regarding an appeal from H&S Construction, Board of Education President Gretchan Ohlig announced at Tuesday night's meeting.

“We still don’t have a decision on Kehler Field,” Ohlig said. “My understanding is that the hearing went very well on ...

5 Westfield Students Get Perfect Scores on Parts of SAT

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School juniors Julia Hollosi, Matthew Leone, Jeffrey Yang and sophomore Julia Tompkins received perfect scores of 800 on the May 2018 SAT Math Level 2 section, the district has announced.

Sophomore Ian Gurland earned a perfect score on the May 2018 SAT Chemistry section.

"I commend you for this outstanding achievement, for it speaks volumes about ...

Westfield School Board Recognizes Teachers and Staff

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Board of Education recognized teachers and staff for their enthusiasm, caring and dedication at Tuesday’s meeting.

“On behalf of the board of education, I am pleased to present each of you with a resolution attesting to your commitment and devotion,” said Board of Education President Gretchan Ohlig.

Special Education teachers ...

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Holy Trinity School Names New Principal

July 11, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Holy Trinity School, which recently celebrated 100 years of Catholic education, is opening the door to its next chapter with the announcement of new principal Dr. Adele Ellis.

Sr. Patricia Butler, the associate superintendent of elementary schools for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, announced the appointment of Ellis.

Ellis will replace Sr. Maureen Fichner, ...