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Rhetta Morgan, a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation’s “No Place for Hate” Program, provides a training session on Nov. 27 for an advisory committee of WHS students, staff and parents.

No Place for Hate

An advisory committee of Westfield High School students, staff, and parents recently gathered for training in the WHS library as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “No Place for Hate” Program. “It’s an amazing thing when a school decides to be proactive and cultivate a positive school culture,” said program facilitator Rhetta Morgan at the start of the Nov. 27 training session. “It starts a ripple.”
Photo of two McKinley students showing crafts made during special Handmade Holidays event.

Handmade Holidays

It was standing room only at McKinley's "Handmade Holidays," a popular afterschool PTO event in December offering tables of colorful supplies to create special crafts and gifts for the holidays.
Photo of Washington School staff and students dancing during a Blue Ribbon celebration at the Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent's Synopsis

An update on Full Day Kindergarten, discussion and approval of a new Social Studies elective, and celebration of Washington School as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School were among the highlights of the December 3 meeting of the Westfield Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Photo of kindergarten teacher reading to her class.

Kindergarten & First Grade Registration in January

The Westfield Public School District will be registering children who will become eligible for kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. The District also is interested in reaching children who have not attended the Westfield Public Schools for kindergarten but will enter first grade in the fall.
Photo of fall-themed Rhythm poster in music class.

Arts a la Carte

Fall-themed rhythm exercises, all-state performances, self-portraits, and "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds are just a few examples of the creative projects and performances taking place in music and art classrooms across the district. Learn more in the December-January issue of Arts a la Carte, the comprehensive newsletter from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The Winter Concert schedule can be found here, too. Enjoy!
Photo of flyer for EIS Speaker Series

EIS Speaker Series

Save the dates for an important new speaker series on mental health and wellness.
Anthony DeFoe, a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army, speaks to 1st graders at McKinley School on Nov. 11, as his son, Quinn (left) proudly looks on.

Veterans Honored in Westfield Public Schools

Students and staff across the Westfield Public School District honored the nation’s military veterans with assemblies and other commemorations to thank them for their service and sacrifice.

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