10 Westfield Juniors Earn Top Scores on Parts of ACT

March 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ten Westfield High School 11th graders achieved the highest score possible on parts of the February 2018 ACT standardized tests, according to Westfield Public Schools.

The students who received a top score of 36 are: Kathryn Armstrong - Math, Science, STEM and English; Rachel Bowman - English; Kayla Butera - English; Katherine Ceraso - Reading; Nicholas ...

Westfield Teen Leads Effort to Create Union County March for Our Lives

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

Substitute Teacher Celebrates 17 Years of Making Westfield Students & Staff Smile

WESTFIELD, NJ — This week, Francis Brown will celebrate the beginning of his 18th year as a substitute teacher at Westfield High School. Brown is known for bringing smiles to the faces of students and faculty.

Brown's start in education came late, after his retirement from other fields. He started out in the elementary schools, but after just three short days he knew it wasn't ...

Westfield Student Named NJ High School Journalist of the Year by Garden State Scholastic Press Association

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Greta Frontero has been named 2018 New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year by the Garden State Scholastic Press Association, Westfield Public Schools has announced. With this honor comes the 2018 Bernard Kilgore Memorial Scholarship, a $5,000 scholarship award from the New Jersey Press Foundation.

Frontero wrote the piece ...

Westfield Students Participate in Walk Out to Remember Victims of Parkland Shooting

WESTFIELD, NJ — More than 1,000 students gathered outside of Westfield High School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Edison Intermediate School on Wednesday for a district-sanctioned school walk out to honor the 17 victims of the  school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School one month ago. Students who had permission from their parents were permitted to leave their ...

TAPinto Westfield Profile: Get to Know Margaret Dolan, Superintendent of Schools

WESTFIELD, NJ — Dr. Margaret Dolan, the first woman to serve Westfield as superintendent of schools, assumed that  responsibility 11 years ago when she stepped into that role at the end of Dr. William Foley’s reign.

Foley gave a ringing endorsement of his successor.

“Margaret Dolan is first and foremost a great educator who, in whatever position she has held, has ...

Westfield Public Schools Have Delayed Opening Friday

WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield Public Schools will have a delayed opening Friday, March 9, the district has announced. 

“Some streets are still closed so please plan extra time when bringing students to school,” the announcement said. “Busses may be running late or not able to access streets that are closed. Please be safe.”

These are the delayed ...

Westfield Schools Closed Thursday Due to Downed Trees, Power Lines

WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to the downed trees and power lines in town, Westfield Public Schools will be closed Thursday, the district announced Wednesday night.

On Wednesday afternoon, Westfield Police Chief David Wayman warned people to stay indoors.

“We’re under a state of emergency and people should stay off the roads. The roadways are very slippery and hazardous,” ...

Westfield Students Win at Regional Odyssey of the Mind Competitions

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seven Westfield teams competed in the Gateway Tournament Odyssey of the Mind Saturday. All seven placed in the top three of their divisions. Five Westfield teams placed first and one second, which gives them the opportunity to advance to state finals April 14 in Ewing, NJ.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving ...

Four Saint Joseph HS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists

METUCHEN, NJ — Devin Busono, John Hoban, Jason Manuel and Henry Schaeffer were recognized recently by Saint Joseph High School upon being named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. 

According to school officials, out of the approximate 1.6 million students who score high on the PSAT/NMSQT, around 50,000 students nationally reach the criteria to be ...

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Wardlaw+Hartridge Middle Schoolers Adapt, Strategize at Science Bowl

March 19, 2018

Members of the Middle School Math & Science Club at The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison participated in the NJ Regional Science Bowl at Princeton Physics Plasma Lab.

Students Aarush Dharayan, Shreya Dharayan, Zain Zaidi, Andrew Bao, Kunal Patel, Ametij Sappal, Annie and Victoria Xu of Edison, Shankari Theivanayagam of Summit, and Nicholas Parlavecchio ’24 were accompanied by ...