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St. Joseph High School in Metuchen Holds Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2018

May 22, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School held its commencement ceremonies, including a baccalaureate mass and graduation, on Sunday, May 20, at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield in honor of the Class of 2018.

Brother Louis Couvillon, S.C., a SJHS resident brother, presided over the mass. The Most Rev. James F. Checchio was in attendance and handed out diplomas ...

Outstanding Westfield High School Teachers, Support Staff Honored

WESTFIELD, NJ — Three teachers and one custodian have been recognized by the Westfield High School community for their excellence throughout the year. Recipients of the annual awards were selected based on nominations from students, parents and other WHS staff members.

Brett Curtis, a social studies teacher, was named the PTSO Teacher of the Year Award. The award recognizes a teacher who ...

5 Westfield High School Students Earn Top Scores on Parts of ACT

WESTFIELD, NJ — Five Westfield High School students achieved the highest score possible on parts of the April 2018 ACT standardized tests, the school district announced Friday.

The students receiving a top score of 36 are: Sophomore Ian Gurland – Math; junior Julianne Aronson – English and Reading; junior Brianna Hatch, 11th grade – Science, STEM, English and ELA; ...

Compass SchoolHouse in Westfield Holds Grand Opening of Outdoor Classroom

WESTFIELD, NJ — Compass SchoolHouse held the grand opening on Thursday of its new Outdoor Classroom.

Located at 125 Elmer St., the Outdoor Classroom at Compass SchoolHouse began with the simple idea of cleaning out weeds, branches, sticks and rocks from a corner of the current playground to expand the area for outdoor play. This original idea evolved into the creation of an outdoor ...

Westfield High School Theater Students, Teacher Recognized

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Julian Mazzola received the Foxy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Comedy at the 2018 Montclair State University Theatre Night Awards Tuesday. The MSU awards night recognizes excellence in the production of high school and middle school non-musical plays throughout New Jersey.

Mazzola was chosen by judges for his ...

'Union County Kids Dig In!' Garden Grants Go to 5 Westfield Schools

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has awarded grants totaling $4,952 to five garden projects in Westfield through the "Union County Kids Dig In!" school garden grant program.

Schools with students in grades pre-K through 12 were eligible to apply for a Union County Kids Dig In grant. The grants are funded through the Union County Open Space, ...

Westfield Board of Education Approves Appointment of Two New Administrators

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan recommended the appointment of two administrators at Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

Elizabeth Delasandro was appointed supervisor of Mathematics K-12 for the school year effective Aug. 1. She will be replacing Dr. Regina Kiczek, who is retiring.

“In addition to being ...

Westfield High School Back on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Schools’ List

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School is back on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Best High Schools” in the nation after a two-year hiatus, ranking No. 29 in New Jersey and No. 770 in the country on the 2018 list.

Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college, according to the publication, ...

Lawsuit Continues to Delay Updates at Westfield’s Kehler Stadium 

WESTFIELD, NJ – The scheduled improvements to Kehler Stadium that were expected to begin this week now will be delayed.

At Tuesday's Board of Education meeting, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary Dana Sullivan said that a recent appeal from H&S Construction and Mechanical, Inc. of Elizabeth will stall the project that was scheduled to start May ...

Westfield Rotary Club Honors Teacher Mary Montes With Philhower Fellowship

WESTFIELD, NJ - The Westfield Rotary Club has awarded first-grade teacher Mary Montes its 2018 Philhower Fellowship.

The fellowship honors Montes, a teacher at Tamaques Elementary School, for her "outstanding teaching at the elementary level."

Montes, a Rutgers University alumnus, says she felt she was destined to be a teacher even at a very young age. She used to volunteer at a ...

Superintendent's Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting May 8

May 11, 2018

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

I thanked Tamaques School for hosting the board meeting, saying that this meeting each year is one of my favorites because we’re able to celebrate our elementary teachers through the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship Award.  Tamaques Principal David Duelks introduced 1st grade teacher Mary Montes, this year’s recipient of the ...

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Congressman Lance To Hold Annual Service Academy Information Fair

May 22, 2018

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Congressman Leonard Lance, U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, announced he will hold his annual Service Academy Information Fair high school students.

"I look forward to the Service Academy Information Fair every year and meeting the talented and poised young leaders from our district,” Lance said.

The annual event allows ...