Friends of Westfield Library Offering Scholarships

November 17, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education announced an important scholarship opportunity for individuals enrolled in library-related courses during its meeting Tuesday.

The Friends of Westfield Memorial Library, a volunteer organization that supports the library, is inviting individuals enrolled in library-related, credit-bearing undergraduate or graduate courses to apply.

Westfield Schools Director of Counseling Provides Guidance Report to Board of Education

WESTFIELD, NJ – Maureen Mazzarese, director of counseling K-12 for the Westfield School District, provided a guidance report at Tuesday evening’s Westfield Board of Education meeting.

“Not much has changed,” she said after comparing her current report to a report that she provided three and a half years ago to the board.

“It’s based on a developmental ...

Westfield Residents Invited to Take Survey on Full-Day Kindergarten

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education posted a survey Monday regarding the feasibility of a full-day public school kindergarten program. All Westfield residents are invited to participate.

The survey, which includes background information on the topic, is now available at as well as under “Important ...

6 Westfield High School Seniors Earn Top Scores on Parts of ACT

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson recently congratulated six seniors who achieved the highest score possible on parts of the ACT September 2017 standardized tests. 

The ACT is widely used for college admission criteria. 

ACT high scorers were: Eve Crandall – English and Reading; Ana Maria Kobori – English; Allison Mattessich ...

Westfield High School Senior Named a 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalist

WESTFIELD, NJ — Benjamin Kevelson, a senior at Westfield High School, was recognized at Tuesday’s Westfield Board of Education meeting for being named a 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalist. 

Approximately 1.1 percent of 1,500,000 juniors who took the PSAT qualify as National Merit Semi-Finalists. Kevelson is among the highest scoring entrants and is eligible to apply for a ...

Westfield Board of Education Candidates Discuss Full-Day Kindergarten, Technology & More at Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ — The five Westfield Board of Education Candidates discussed key issues and topics during the “Meet the Candidates” forum held in the Westfield High School auditorium Wednesday evening. There are three Westfield Board of Education positions available this year.

The three-year term candidates include Lynne Benner, Simon Cirasa, Kent Diamond, Anthony ...

Westfield Karate Teacher Develops National School Program to Stop Bullying

WESTFIELD, NJ — John Mirrione is a master karate teacher. He performed as a break dancer at Harlem’s Apollo theater in the 80’s and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. But when you ask Mirrione what he’s most proud of, he speaks about his work helping kids who are bullied.

Mirrione heads one of the most influential anti-bullying campaigns in ...

Westfield High School Students Named Governor’s STEM Scholars

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School juniors Justin O’Boyle and Kathryn Armstrong were honored at Tuesday’s board of education meeting for having been selected as 2017 Governor’s STEM Scholars.

The program selects student leaders who are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) so that they can be introduced to everything New Jersey has to offer ...

Westfield High School Students Invited on Trip to National Museum of African American History & Culture

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Diversity Awareness Committee is sponsoring a trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC, on Nov. 3

Students will leave from WHS that day 6 a.m. and return later that evening. 

“They have already had over 2.5 million visitors since opening last September and we ...

Westfield’s Reeve House and Miller-Cory House Highlighted in ‘Four Centuries’ Event this Weekend

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Reeve House and the Miller-Cory House Museum will participate in Union County’s annual civic heritage event, “Four Centuries in a Weekend: A Journey through Union County’s History,” this Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22.

Sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders with the participation of staff and volunteers at 35 ...

Synopsis of Westfield Board of Education Meeting Nov. 14

November 16, 2017


Maureen Mazzarese, Director of Counseling in the Westfield Public Schools, prepared a report summarizing the department’s missions, goals and practices in supporting our K-12 students and their families.  Here are some highlights which briefly summarize the comprehensive report:

At every grade level, counselors are working with students ...

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Wardlaw + Hartridge Students Gain Insight at STEM Workshop

November 18, 2017

Last week, 20 Middle School students at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison, with the help of The Stone House Group, set out to understand the promise and limitations of sustainable energy and solar power in an exciting after school STEM workshop.

The week began with students learning the importance of harnessing solar power as a heating and cooking source and the challenges facing people ...