News & Announcements

A New Franklin Principal

At its public meeting on March 24, 2020, which was held remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Westfield Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Duncan as principal of Franklin Elementary School in Westfield, effective July 1, 2020.

Philhower Fellowship Nominations

The deadline for nominations for the 28th annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award is Friday, April 3, 2020. The Philhower Fellowship recognizes an outstanding full-time elementary teacher in the Westfield Public Schools each year.

Youth Art Month

The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally acclaimed Youth Art Month with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Take a stroll through Westfield to view paintings, drawings and sculpture designed by approximately 350 students in the windows of local merchants.

A Culture of Kindness

Whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there is a common theme taking place in February across the Westfield Public School District.

A Celebration of Differences

Join Dr. Mykee Fowlin on March 10 as he presents "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me: A Celebration and Acceptance of our Differences," the fourth and final offering in the Edison Speaker Series.

Superintendent's Synopsis

A schedule for unused snow/emergency days and a proposed budget for 2020-2021 were among the topics discussed at the February 25 meeting of the Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

Parents and other members of the community attended an impactful presentation on suicide awareness and prevention on Feb. 20 at Roosevelt Intermediate School, hearing from a mother whose 16-year-old son died by suicide 10 years ago and from the training director of Caring Contact, a volunteer-staffed caring and crisis hotline and listening community.

Unused Snow/Emergency Days

To help families and staff plan ahead, the district will use the schedule as outlined in this article for any unused "snow/emergency days."

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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