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Photo of administration building.

Superintendent's Synopsis

At its meeting on August 15, the Board of Education appointed a new assistant principal for RIS. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Children's author Nina Saporta paid a surprise visit to Schrader's class in May, encouraging students to share examples of kindness and problem-solving while discussing the situations the characters in her Sunshine Elementary series navigate at their fictional school.

Surprise Author Visit

Second graders in Kate Schrader's class read an advanced copy of the first in a series called "Sunshine Elementary" and receive a surprise visit by the author.
McKinley third grader Daniel Zarate Gomez enjoys the English Language Learners (ELL) Summer Experience at Wilson Elementary School.

ELL Experience

The study of animals and their habitats was the focus of the English Language Learners (ELL) Experience, a weeklong summer camp for Westfield students that provides meaningful enrichment activities to help students continue their English language acquisition.
Edison 8th grader observes a drone aloft, after programming its flight pattern during a popular course at STEM Camp in Westfield.


There were drones in the hallway and robots in the classroom, marshmallow toasting in hand-made solar ovens and painstaking stop motion animation, as the Westfield Public School District’s STEM Camp concluded a 7th successful summer session on Friday, July 26.


Our Mission

The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.