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Rhetta Morgan, a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation’s “No Place for Hate” Program, provides a training session on Nov. 27 for an advisory committee of WHS students, staff and parents.

No Place for Hate

An advisory committee of Westfield High School students, staff, and parents recently gathered for training in the WHS library as part of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “No Place for Hate” Program. “It’s an amazing thing when a school decides to be proactive and cultivate a positive school culture,” said program facilitator Rhetta Morgan at the start of the Nov. 27 training session. “It starts a ripple.”
Photo of 5 WHS students who achieved perfect scores on Oct-Nov ACT & SAT.  Pictured with principal Mary Asfendis.

More Perfect Scorers!

Congratulations to juniors Emma Hanley (Science), Sophie Tananbaum (Reading) & senior Greta McLaughlin (Reading) for perfect scores in subject areas of the October ACT and to junior Aprina Wang (Math) & senior Etan Zeller MacLean (Math Level 2) for perfect subject test scores on the November SAT.
Photo of WHS teachers Kimberly Leegan and Steven Cohn attending a national conference in Austin, Texas.

WHS Educators Present at National Conference

Congratulations to WHS social studies teacher Kimberly Leegan and English teacher Steven Cohn, who presented at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies in Austin, Texas last month. Selected through a rigorous process among 1,300 submissions, Leegan and Cohn's presentation draws upon lessons inspired by a classic American novel.
Photo of flyer for EIS Speaker Series

EIS Speaker Series

Save the dates for an important new speaker series on mental health and wellness.
Photo of Washington School staff and students dancing during a Blue Ribbon celebration at the Board of Education meeting.

Superintendent's Synopsis

An update on Full Day Kindergarten, discussion and approval of a new Social Studies elective, and celebration of Washington School as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School were among the highlights of the December 3 meeting of the Westfield Board of Education. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
Photo of fall-themed Rhythm poster in music class.

Arts a la Carte

Fall-themed rhythm exercises, all-state performances, self-portraits, and "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds are just a few examples of the creative projects and performances taking place in music and art classrooms across the district. Learn more in the December-January issue of Arts a la Carte, the comprehensive newsletter from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. The Winter Concert schedule can be found here, too. Enjoy!

Calendar

Dec 19

Choir Concert

Time: 7 PM
Location: Westfield High School
Jan 9

PTSO Bd. Mtg.

Time: 9:15 AM
Location: Westfield High School

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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.