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May 21, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Some parents may consider walking their children to school next week as nine crossing guard posts will not be staffed. Mayor Shelley Brindle announced Friday that the posts will be vacant for the week of May 23 because of COVID-19 infections and off-duty personal injury ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 17-year-old senior at Westfield High School was recently awarded a national scholarship for her work making Westfield greener. Ashley Hu has been a member of Westfield’s Green Team since her junior year in high school. The team focuses on educating the youth and finding ways to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three Westfield High School juniors recently earned perfect scores on ACT and SAT subject tests, the school district announced Wednesday. The students are the following: Matthew Christian (ACT English - April 2022),  Cooper DelGandio (SAT Math - March 2022) Audrey Jones ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Kayla Louison received her first Rising Star Award nomination from Paper Mill Playhouse this week for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Female-Identified Role. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards is a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education is considering taking its school budgets to a public vote, something that would allow it to exceed the state’s two percent property tax cap. The plan school board members discussed Tuesday would have the district move its elections to April and seek voter ...

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Families & Community Together, is a CMO (Care Management Organization) that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages five up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, address barriers to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — “Calm and caring,” with dedication that is “contagious,” Westfield native and Washington Elementary School fifth grade teacher Matthew Cognetti is the 2022 recipient of the Rotary Club of Westfield’s Philhower Fellowship in recognition of outstanding teaching at the elementary ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An elementary school music teacher who brightens his students’ days, Benjamin Norkus is among the Westfield Public Schools staff members who will be looking for other employment following the elimination of approximately 24 positions district wide to help plug a $2.3 million budget ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School has dropped in both state and national standings but remains among the best in New Jersey and across the nation, the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday show. U.S. News put Westfield High School as #48 among 406 high schools ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As it approves its budget for the 2022-23 academic year on Tuesday, the Board of Education will be faced with also authorizing the elimination of nearly two dozen positions in academics, the arts and secretarial services. Background. School officials told the board last month ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Links to sexual education materials included in a presentation at a Westfield school board meeting earlier this year have prompted a statewide discussion over New Jersey’s new health education curriculum. The presentation given Feb. 22 as part of a mid-year report on district ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield High School Theatre Department received seven nominations for Montclair State University’s Foxy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Theater. The nominations are all for the school’s fall 2021 production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Nominations ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A social studies teacher at Westfield High School, who teaches a controversial course on systemic racism, is slated to present at a national research society’s conference later this month following the school board’s approval of his travel expenses for professional ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public Schools earlier this week sent “reduction in force” notices to staff members district wide, prompting community objections and calls to action from parents and students. While the school district’s administration declined to say how many staff members are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Students and staff at the Westfield Public School District are anticipated to get a longer than expected Memorial Day weekend. The board of education on Tuesday approved a revised calendar giving students and staff off on Friday, May 27, and Tuesday, May 31 in return for unused ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Outstanding teaching. Interest in children. Continued pursuit of professional growth. These are the criteria that the Optimist Club of Westfield on Monday announced it will consider as it takes nominations for the 24th annual “Intermediate School Outstanding Teacher ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — Selecting the best possible school is an important process, and Rutgers Preparatory School (RPS) is committed to helping families experience personal, informative and convenient ways to learn more about educational opportunities available for prospective students.  RPS has many ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From the first squeak of the violin to learning how to swing a solo on the saxophone in a jazz ensemble, students of all ages have been fine-tuning their musical talents at the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts for the past five decades. Dr. Theodore “Ted” K. Schlosberg founded ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Authorities are hopeful they will “quickly find” who is responsible for the latest swastika to have been scrawled in a bathroom at Westfield High School and believe new security measures will aid in that effort, the school’s principal said Wednesday. In a message to high school ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A local poll, proposals in the state Legislature and a nearby school district’s move are among the indicators of growing support for later high school starting times. While proponents cite the benefits of tailoring high school starts to teenagers’ natural circadian rhythms, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For the first time since 2019, the Westfield Memorial Library hosted a New Jersey Makers Day event to raise awareness about the importance of STEM education and engage the community in a variety of hands-on, creative activities.  Scheduled for Saturday were nine workshops ranging ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — After a petition called for improvements to Holocaust education at the Westfield Public Schools, the district this week offered a detailed presentation to the public on its existing offerings and how it hopes to improve on them. The webinar follows swastikas and an anti-Black ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Community Service Club is partnering with the Student Government Association to host Westfield High School’s fourth annual week of service. For five days this week — Monday to Friday — students will participate in a variety of service activities. This year’s main events ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Families & Community Together (FACT) is a care management organization (CMO) that provides care management and wraparound services to children ages 5 up until their 21st birthday. FACT helps families and caregivers create a more stable and healing environment for children, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — As students streamed out of Jefferson Elementary School Wednesday afternoon, they were greeted with a large box of colored chalk and invited to draw positive messages on the sidewalk in front of the building. The initiative spearheaded by Westfield’s Human Relations Advisory ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — While all programs will remain intact, school officials said Tuesday the district will have to cut staff to plug a $2.3 million shortfall in the 2022-23 budget. What it does. The budget maintains existing programs and keeps class sizes within the district’s guidelines, School ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public Schools are projected to receive a 19.4% bump in state aid for 2022-23, figures released Thursday show. The numbers from the state Education Department show Westfield would get an increase of $1.069 million in K-12 aid, bringing total state funding to the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School Principal Mary Asfendis has announced second marking period honor roll for the 2021-22 academic year. Westfield High School recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels: Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll. For the Distinguished ...

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EDISON, NJ — The Wardlaw+Hartridge School this year established a new partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower middle and high school students and educators to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Rotary Club of Westfield is accepting nominations for the 30th annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award recognizing an outstanding full-time elementary teacher in the Westfield Public Schools, the school district announced. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, ...

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