News & Announcements

What is SEL?

The Westfield Public School District has created a series of short TED-style Talks to explain Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and each of its five core competencies, with examples of how they are being used in our district and the research that tells us why they work. We hope this series helps you to better understand the tremendous benefits of Social and Emotional Learning. We start with this introductory overview by Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan, to be followed for the next five weeks by a new TED-style Talk focusing on each of the 5 competencies.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

The district's series of TED-style Talks on Social and Emotional Learning and the interview process to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Education are among the topics discussed in the February 5 issue of the Superintendent's Synopsis.
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Arts a la Carte

The February-March 2019 issue of Arts a la Carte is filled with information and photographs of what's happening in our art studios and music classrooms across the district, along with news of the many honors earned by our talented student artists and musicians. Enjoy!
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STEAM Opportunities Abound in Westfield Public Schools

“We have many wonderful STEAM opportunities for students around the district that let them build on the science skills they develop in their classes,” says Thomas Paterson, Supervisor of K-12 Science. Click the link above for a summary, along with oodles of images, of the many activities surrounding science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics in Westfield Public Schools.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

A complete summary of the Board of Education's annual organization meeting on January 3, 2019 at which board members unanimously approved a new president and vice president and the superintendent provided an update on the district's 2018-2019 goals.
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Kindergarten & 1st Grade Registration for 2019-2020

Registration for Kindergarten and First Grade for the 2019-2020 school year opens in January. Please click on the link above for dates and other important information about the registration process. You also may visit the Family Resources tab on the district website and click on "Student Registration" in the drop-down menu.
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Oral History and Genealogy

At the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, four Westfield educators recently presented an overview of a popular social studies project in Westfield Public Schools that empowers students to discover and connect their own stories of history through oral narratives and genealogy.
Supervisor of K-12 Social Studies Andrea Brennan and Westfield High School social studies teachers Hilary Haskell, Kimberly Leegan, and Elizabeth Piombino were invited to present at the conference on Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 in Chicago where the was “Yesterday - Tomorrow: Building the Future of Social Studies.” Click the link above to view a video which briefly summarizes the project, using interviews with educators and their students.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

The Board of Education honored student-athletes and their coaches, received an overview of the district's annual audit, and more at its December 4 meeting. A complete summary can be found in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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