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SEL - Self-Awareness

The first of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies is Self-Awareness. Self-awareness is crucial to all levels of success. When we are self-aware, we are able to recognize our emotions and how we respond to them, identify our strengths and weaknesses, and appreciate our self-worth and capabilities. As part of a series of TED-style Talks produced by the Westfield Public School District to explain SEL and how it is being used in our district, K-12 Director of Guidance Maureen Mazzarese focuses on the Self-Awareness competency of SEL, which allows us to live courageously, pursue our individual goals and dreams, and be our true selves.
Pictured here in September with principal Dr. Derrick Nelson are 2019 National Merit Scholarship finalists (from left) Madeline Reynders, Zachary Youssef, Edward Xing, and Austin Chen who, at that time, had earned semi-finalist ranking.

National Merit Finalists

Four Westfield High School seniors have advanced as finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program having met academic and other standards to become eligible for scholarships
Photo of non-perishable food items being collected by WHS students during the holidays to donate to families in need.

Spreading Kindness

On any given day throughout the school year, in any of the 10 schools in the Westfield Public School District, there are coat drives and food drives and collections of everyday items for communities in need. There are Two Lunch Thursdays and Extra Lunch Wednesdays where students bring an extra lunch and meet to make sandwiches, donating the lunches and sandwiches to food pantries and homeless shelters. There are dance-a-thons and math-a-thons and many other initiatives to raise money for pediatric cancer research and other charitable causes. And whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there’s a common theme taking place this month and last across the district.
Members of the Westfield High School Dream Team attend 31st Annual NJ Elks Peer Leadership Conference in Long Branch on Feb 1-3. The WHS Dream Team is a school club that encourages positive decision-making and healthy choices; their message to students is, “Confidence, Choices, Challenges, Changes”.

WHS Dream Team Attends Peer Leadership Conference

The 31st Annual NJ Elks Peer Leadership Conference was held in Long Branch on Feb 1-3 and hosted approximately 475 students from around the state. The Westfield Municipal Alliance sponsors student attendance annually. 2019 is the 11th consecutive year that student members of the Westfield High School Dream Team, with additional financial support from parents, attended the conference.


Mar 2

SAT Bootcamp

Time: 9 AM
Location: Westfield High School
Mar 3

SAT Bootcamp

Time: 9 AM
Location: Westfield High School

Our Mission

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.