News & Announcements

Focusing on Self-Awareness

As part of the district’s continuing commitment to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), McKinley school counselor Mary Beth Herits teamed up with media specialist/librarian Stacey Director to focus on the self-awareness and self-management SEL competencies with students.
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Sparking Scientific Curiosity at STEM Night

What began seven years ago as Family Science Night, has become STEM Night at McKinley with every presentation and experiment conducted by a McKinley parent, educator or alumni. “STEM Night was a resounding success. It truly was a ‘family’ night and their efforts brought hands-on science to so many students,” says PTO STEM Committee Chair Heather Hoey Finn. Read more about STEM Night and other district STEM initiatives.
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Arts a la Carte

Arts a la Carte provides a detailed peek into what's happening in our art, music, and drama classes across the district. In the February-March issue, you'll find information on sculpture units, Abstract Expressionism and multicultural song and dance, the considerable musical accomplishments of our intermediate and high school students, and so much more.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

A student's award-winning substance abuse awareness PSA, new state-mandated policies, and a proposed engineering course at WHS designed to further spark student interest in engineering and architecture were among the topics of discussion at the Westfield Board of Education meeting on February 4, 2020. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

The interfaith service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and green initiatives in our school community were among the topics at the January 21 meeting of the Westfield Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Board reorganization, an update on District Goals, and honoring a cross country student-athlete were among the highlights at the January 7, 2020 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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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.
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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.
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