Education

August 17, 2018

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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School announced the 4th marking period honor roll for 2017-2018 Thursday. WHS recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels — Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll.  For the Distinguished Honor Roll, a student’s GPA must be between 3.75 and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield has received a 2018 Library Grant of $3,750 for its public library, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced. The grants are designed to assist public libraries with funding that enriches and supports children’s programming. The 2018 Library Grants ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A protest filed by one of the vendors who bid on the contract for the summer work on Kehler Stadium was denied by the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey Thursday, clearing the way for work on the stadium to begin, Westfield Public Schools announced Friday. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield's 2018 graduation ceremony will take place at Kehler Stadium after all, if the weather allows, according to the school board. “Good news for the graduating class. As recently announced by Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, the commencement ceremony for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson. “Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The deadline for Westfield residents interested in considering a three-year term on the Westfield Board of Education is July 30 at 4 p.m., when nominating petitions are due at the County Clerk’s office in Elizabeth. The three board members whose terms are expiring are Robert ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Kehler Stadium renovations are still on hold until a final decision can be made regarding an appeal from H&S Construction, Board of Education President Gretchan Ohlig announced at Tuesday night's meeting. “We still don’t have a decision on Kehler Field,” Ohlig said. “My ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School juniors Julia Hollosi, Matthew Leone, Jeffrey Yang and sophomore Julia Tompkins received perfect scores of 800 on the May 2018 SAT Math Level 2 section, the district has announced. Sophomore Ian Gurland earned a perfect score on the May 2018 SAT Chemistry ...

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WESTFIELD — The Westfield Board of Education recognized teachers and staff for their enthusiasm, caring and dedication at Tuesday’s meeting. “On behalf of the board of education, I am pleased to present each of you with a resolution attesting to your commitment and devotion,” said Board of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Public School educators Michele Belz and Dominick Ceccio have been named Outstanding Intermediate School Teachers for 2018 by the Optimist Club of Westfield, the district announced Wednesday. The Optimist Club, a not-for-profit service organization that supports youth ...

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WESTFIELD, N —  Two Westfield Odyssey of the Mind elementary school teams competed at the World Finals Competition recently at Iowa State University.  The team representing Wilson Elementary School (which included a student each from Franklin and Tamaques Schools) took home fifth place. Team ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Police found that there was no threat to Roosevelt Intermediate School Thursday afternoon, according to Westfield Police Chief David Wayman. The school had been placed on a “shelter in place” for 25 minutes during the school day after “inappropriate graffiti” was found, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ —  Westfield High School boys varsity swimmer Ryan Bebel has been named Westfield High School’s scholar-athlete of the year, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has announced. The recognition comes with a scholarship from the NJSIAA of at least $500. Bebel is ...

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WESTFIELD – The Westfield Foundation has given the Westfield school district a grant to create an Innovation Classroom at the Westfield High School, School Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan at said Tuesday’s school board meeting. “We are very excited about it,” said Dolan, who explained that the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to the potential of Kehler Field being re-turfed, Westfield High School will hold its graduation ceremony on June 22 on the back field behind Westfield High School, with the inclement weather location the varsity gymnasium, a departure from past years' ceremonies when the ...

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WESTFIELD – The Westfield Board of Education unanimously voted to support the motion to name the updated concession stand at Westfield’s Kehler Stadium after former girls’ cross country and track & field Coach Thom Hornish. “We are very grateful for the efforts of the Friends of Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD – Edison Intermediate School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Westfield High School had a combined total of 17 incidents in four months that lead to student removal, according to the new Student Safety Data System (SSDS) report. The data was shared by Superintendent of Westfield Schools ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In an evening ceremony held in the Westfield High School auditorium Thursday, 148 juniors and 12 seniors were inducted into the WHS chapter of the National Honor Society. In order to be considered for National Honor Society, students must have a weighted GPA of at least 3.75 and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education recognized Westfield High School senior Greta Frontero on Tuesday for being named New Jersey High School Journalist of the Year by Garden State Scholastic Press Association. According to the district, the award includes the 2018 Bernard Kilgore ...

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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 ...

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UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ — With the word “January,” Holy Trinity School fifth grader Esme McLaughlin won first place in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs Liberty District Spelling Bee Saturday morning. Katie Purse, a fifth grader at Jefferson Elementary School, and Douglas Gee, a ...

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