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Senior Scholarship Survey

Attention all 12th graders: Please use the form to let us know about your skills and characteristics, which will be helpful for staff members in nominating you for specific scholarships that are available to you.
NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.
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SEL - Relationship Skills

In this final segment of the district's TED-style Talks on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Franklin School principal Dr. Eileen Cambria and assistant principal Dr. Paul Duncan examine "Relationship Skills," an important part of what our students are learning from the moment they begin preschool and/or kindergarten. As students grow, the district's approach to this 5th SEL Competency is adapted to help them develop and sustain healthy relationships with greater independence. Teaching children positive relationship skills will help them at home, at school and throughout their lives.
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Youth Art Month

The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally acclaimed Youth Art Month with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Paintings, drawings, and sculpture designed by approximately 330 students from Westfield’s ten public schools are displayed by 39 downtown merchants as well as The Westfield Memorial Library and RMC Studios in Garwood, who volunteered their window or display space for the month of March.
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SEL - Responsible Decision Making

Every day, we ask our students to problem solve, whether it's a word problem in math, determining primary versus secondary sources in social studies, or some other academic riddle. Yet we also expect our students to solve problems and make choices that can have a profound impact on the social and emotional well-being of themselves and others. In this examination of Responsible Decision Making, the 4th competency of Social and Emotional Learning, Roosevelt principal Mary Asfendis and Edison principal Matthew Bolton discuss the importance of supporting our students, not just academically but socially as well.
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Westfield Robotics Finishes Season on a High Note

Westfield Robotics concluded its season on February 17 with its most successful results of the year. The team, WR That Hertz, competed in the semifinals of the FIRST Tech Challenge New Jersey Competition and was chosen as a partner team by the third highest scoring team. In the best out of three matches to move to the finals, That Hertz and its partner battled it out for all three matches. While That Hertz did not make it into the finals leading into the state championships, the team is immensely proud of all the progress made this season.
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Solar Savings

At Westfield High School, the amount of clean energy generated by solar panels installed on the roof equals the amount of CO2 emissions avoided by a family sedan driven 422,326 miles.  The solar panels installed at Edison Intermediate School have generated enough energy to date to provide electricity to 40 homes for one year. Just a few of the recent statistics provided by an online overview of the positive environmental impact of the district's solar panels installed on five solar-capable schools.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Two appointments to the Board, a solar panel initiative, and a presentation on a tentative district budget were among the highlights at the February 26 Board of Education meeting. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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SEL - Social Awareness

Empathy and respect for different backgrounds and viewpoints are themes that appear throughout Social and Emotional Learning. But nowhere are they more prominent than in the third SEL competency, Social Awareness. As Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Programs Paul Pineiro explains in this segment of our TED-style Talks on SEL, developing social awareness among our students begins the moment teachers greet students on the first day of school for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
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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
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SEL - Self-Management

Self-Management is the second of five core competencies of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). It is the ability to successfully regulate your emotions, thoughts and behaviors in different situations, to effectively manage stress, control impulses and to set and work toward personal and academic goals. In this third segment of the district's series of TED-style Talks on SEL, Westfield High School principal Dr. Derrick Nelson outlines the critical importance of self-management in our schools and in our lives.
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