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Philhower Fellowship Award

The Rotary Club of Westfield is accepting letters of nomination for the 27th Annual Charles Philhower Fellowship Award which recognizes an outstanding elementary school teacher each year. Click headline above for details.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Recognition of Winter Track & Field student-athletes and a review of proposed capital and maintenance projects for the district were among the highlights at the March 26 Board of Education meeting. Read more in Dr. Dolan's synopsis.
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Community Service Week

There is no shortage of civic-mindedness in Westfield Public Schools and Community Service Week was no exception. Through the coordinated efforts of school Parent Teacher Organizations, students across the district packed lunches, designed greeting cards, made care packages, picked up litter, and participated in many other activities as a way of giving back to those in need.
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New Jersey STEM Month

March is New Jersey STEM Month. The goal, according to the state’s Department of Education, is “to celebrate New Jersey’s commitment to student success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs. And whether it’s Citizen Science and the Innovation Classroom at Westfield High School, a Science Olympiad at the intermediate level, elementary afterschool STEM clubs or a robust K-12 curriculum, there is no shortage of STEM learning in Westfield Public Schools.
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Superintendent's Synopsis

Board recognition of a spectacular season by the WHS Varsity Bowling Team, approval of a tentative budget and the swearing-in of a new Board member are among the highlights in Dr. Dolan's synopsis of the March 12 Board of Education meeting.
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WHS Wind Ensemble to Perform in National Concert

The Westfield High School Wind Ensemble departs on March 13 for Indianapolis, Indiana to take part in the Music For All National Concert Band Festival. The group received an invitation in July after undergoing a very selective application process last spring. WHS is only the fifth high school from New Jersey to receive an invitation in the festival’s 28-year history. They will join schools from 24 other states and territories, spanning from Hawaii to Puerto Rico. The Wind Ensemble performance will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 14. More information can be found by visiting the WHS Band website at www.westfieldhsbands.org. Congratulations to members of the Wind Ensemble and to band directors Christopher Vitale and Trevor Sindorf.
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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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