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Jeans for Teens: Donations Double in Annual Westfield Denim Drive

September 20, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Bell-bottoms, skinny jeans, baby jeans and everything in between comprise the denim collected by local high school students with the help of an elementary school PTO in Bergen County.

The Westfield High School Green Team, Kids on Block clubs and Park Ridge’s Westridge School PTO recently collected 1,939 pairs of jeans – 1,602 of them from the Westfield ...

Special Chefs See a Slice of Success at Pizza Shop in Westfield

WESTFIELD, NJ – Dough, cheese, sauce, mushrooms, olives and pepperoni are among the ingredients that 10 children, half of them with special needs, used to make individual pies at a local pizza shop earlier this week.

The gathering of elementary school-aged youths at Outta Hand Pizza, 311 South Ave. West, on Sunday, included lessons from the local shop’s owners and ...

Westfield duo Score Perfect on SAT’s Chemistry, Math sections

Westfield High School junior Thomas Lupicki and senior Julia Plawker have received the highest score possible on portions of the August 2018 SAT standardized tests, the school district announced. 

Lupicki scored an 800 on the chemistry portion of the exam, while Julia received the same perfect score on the exam's math level two portion, the announcement said.

“I commend you ...

National Merit: Westfield Scholars Earn Academic Honors

WESTFIELD, NJ -- Four Westfield High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the program honoring students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in college, the school district announced.

Austin Chen, Madeline Reynders, Edward Xing and Zachary Youssef were named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition, the announcement ...

Despite Heat Advisory, Westfield Public Schools to Remain Open All Day Thursday

WESTFIELD, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory in effect for the area, in effect until Thursday at 7 p.m. Heat index values are expected to be around 100 degrees Thursday afternoon.

While some local school districts, including neighboring Scotch Plains-Fanwood, are sending kids home early Thursday, Westfield Public Schools — which now has air ...

More Than 6,000 Westfield Students Head Back to School; Readers Share Photos

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public Schools welcomed about 6,300 students to its 10 schools Wednesday, the first day of the 2018-2019 school year.

TAPinto readers are invited to share your photos in this story by emailing them to

Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan welcomed back about 900 staff members on Tuesday, praising the custodial and maintenance staff, ...

Westfield Parent Voices Concern About Increased Class Size at McKinley Elementary School

WESTFIELD, NJ — McKinley Elementary School parent Cheryl Bishop expressed her concern about the planned increase in class size for her twins’ fourth grade classes during public comments at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

“We’re just not sure how the teachers are going to differentiate instruction and handle anywhere from 23 to 27 kids in ...

Summer Renovations Wrap Up at Westfield Public Schools

WESTFIELD, NJ — School Business Administrator/Board Secretary Dana Sullivan listed the many updates, renovations and repairs made to Westfield public schools over the summer months at the Westfield Board of Education's first meeting of the school year Tuesday. 

“Our custodians and our maintenance guys, as they do every year, really worked very very hard and ...

NJ Monthly Ranks Westfield High School No. 37 in State

WESTFIELD, NJ —  In its September issue, New Jersey Monthly ranks Westfield High School No. 37 on its list of top 100 public high schools in the state. The last time the list came out, in 2016, Westfield High School was ranked No. 8.

New Jersey Monthly says it creates its “Top Public High Schools” chart based on data collected by the NJ Department of ...

Westfield Families Can Donate Used Backpacks, Lunch Bags on First Day of School

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Green Team, the Westfield High School Green Team and the Tamaques Learning Team have teamed up this year to collect clean, undamaged used backpacks and lunch bags for kids in need, according to Councilman David Contract.

There will be large collection boxes by the front doors of all three schools at the front entrances of Westfield High School, ...


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Free Pass to School Events for Westfield Senior Citizens

September 19, 2018

The Westfield Public School District is once again providing a senior citizens’ “Golden Pass” to Westfield residents 65 years and older to attend many school-sponsored events for free. 

The pass will provide free admission to events that normally collect entrance fees such as Westfield High School musicals, matinee performances of plays and certain concerts. The ...