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Photo of a flyer announcing the Rotary Club of Westfield's 27th Annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award which recognizes an outstanding elementary school teacher each year.

Philhower Fellowship Award

The Rotary Club of Westfield is accepting letters of nomination for the 27th Annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award which recognizes an outstanding elementary school teacher each year. Click headline above for details.
Holocaust survivor Sally Frishberg brings a message of hope and strength to 5th graders at McKinley School on March 21. Born in Poland in 1934, Frishberg shared her experiences as a young child whose family was forced to flee their home in Poland when the Nazis invaded their village.  She and her family were taken in by a Polish farmer and hidden in his attic for two years.

Westfield Elementary Students Hear Impactful Presentations on the Holocaust

As part of a Historical Fiction unit, 5th graders in Westfield Public Schools read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, a historical fiction novel that follows a friendship between a Jewish girl and a Christian girl in Copenhagen and their journey to freedom during World War II. And, at schools across the district, there continue to be presentations on the Holocaust that provide important real life context to these classroom experiences.
Photo of a 4th grade rendering of Westfield's Broad Street.

Arts a la Carte

Lots of great news in the April-May 2019 edition of Arts a la Carte, with the District Art Show and many Spring concerts just around the corner. Arts a la Carte, which is produced by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, also details what each grade level is doing in art, music and drama. Enjoy!
Photo of Clip Art

Snow Day Announcement

The Westfield Board of Education announced at its meeting on March 26, 2019 that, if no additional snow or emergency day is used, schools will be closed on Friday, May 24.

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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.