Sunday, May 19, 2013
David Greer, District Supervisor of World Languages, K-12, expressed pride in the dedication of the students.
Students from Westfield High School earned a total of seven gold, 19 silver, and 13 bronze medals along with 32 honorable mentions on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000 students participating in 2013. Students from Westfield High School have a long history of achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers, Rose Calimano, Maria Garcia, Donna Higgins, Jill Mezzacappa, Liliana Pabon-Correa, Cecilia Pite, Brook Stites, and Bonnie Underwood. Students from Westfield …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The following information is provided by the Westfield School District.
Wednesday, May 15
In recognition of academic excellence, leadership, service and character, 160 juniors and 10 seniors from Westfield High School were inducted into the National Honor Society on April 25. Principal Peter Renwick awarded the students with certificates and Les Jacobsen, NHS Advisor, presented NHS pins and charms. NHS officers at Westfield High School -- Rob Cassie, Eric Oberman, Maria Hershey and Sophia Barry -- announced the newly inducted members who included the following members of the junior class: Tristen Abaya, Kaitlin Abrams, William Allen, Elena H. Arida, Grace Aronds, Jane Aronds, Nora Aronds, Caroline Baldwin, Audrey Bangs, Anna Ming Bauer, Alexander Beals, William Bennett,Julia Bieber, Matthew Binkowitz, Gabrielle Bleich, …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A sampling of hundreds of artwork created by students representing all 10 public schools and grades ranging from kindergarten through twelfth will be on display at the annual show.
The public is invited to attend the 29th annual Westfield Public School District’s Fine Arts Show, which will be held in the Westfield High School varsity gymnasium from May 14 - 16. A sampling of hundreds of artwork created by students representing all 10 public schools and grades ranging from kindergarten through twelfth will be on display at the annual show. On Tuesday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 15 the artwork can be viewed from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and in the evening from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Visitors are also welcomed on Thursday, May 16, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Graphic art, sculptures, ceramics, charcoal and pencil drawings, watercolors, fabric arts, painted furniture and other work of Westfield Public School students will be…
Monday, May 6, 2013
There were 2,000 schools ranked on the publication's best-high-school list.
Westfield High School landed at No. 356 on Newsweek's list of America's Best High Schools, released Monday morning, May 6. The list encompassed the top 2,000 high schools in the nation. Westfield's score was 3.31. The highest ranked high school, Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, scored a 4.84, and the lowest score on the list was 2.4. The list names the top high schools for producing graduates ready for college, and is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, and AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student, which all account for 25 percent of a school's rating. Average SAT/ACT scores account for another 10 percent, average AP/IB/AICE scores accounts for 10 percent and percent of students enrolled in at …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Students took the test in March 2013.
Westfield High School Principal, Peter Renwick, (pictured top left) personally commended each student who recently received a perfect 800 score on the SAT exam administered in March 2013, stating “It speaks volumes about your abilities and your commitment to education.” The nine students include: (l-r first row) Kristin Hauge – Writing; Hongeun (Clare) Lee –Writing; and Yixue (Lily) Wang - Writing; and (l-r second row): Alexander Beals – Reading; Nicole Devitt – Writing; Mark Gillespie – Reading and Writing; Elizabeth Gonzalez – Math; and David Gruskin – Writing. Not pictured is Alexandra Mossawir - Reading.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
10th annual International Night at WHS
Students at Westfield High School enjoyed cultural performances ranging from Greek Folk dancing to Chinese Yo-Yo as well as foods from around the world at the 10th annual WHS International Night on April 26, hosted by the WHS Language Department. Said World Languages Department Supervisor David Greer, “[International Night] is a great way for students to showcase their world language skills.” The performances featured Italian, Spanish, Greek, Korean, Filipino, and Chinese culture through dancing, singing, poetry reading, and instrumental acts. Said event coordinator and Spanish teacher Rose Calimano, “[International Night] is an evening for students to demonstrate pride in their own culture and heritage, as well as a way for them to feel …
Students learn about Tibetan monk culture.
Westfield High School Foundation I Art Classes designed and created two of their own Mandala sand paintings, which are most widely known as the intricate works of art created by Tibetan monks. Pictured here are (l-r) 10th grader Kaelyn Heard, 11th grader Michelle Rinaldo, and 9th grader Bryanna Reinhardt, who are putting finishing touches on a design created by classmate Jessica Whang. Commenting on the experience, Kaelyn Heard said, “It’s cool to create the image with the sand and to learn about the Tibetan monk culture.” Foundations of Art teachers include Tim Stumbers, Roy Chambers, Leah Jarvis, and Amanda Hatzikyriakou.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
U.S. News and World Report placed Westfield High School among the top in the state. What's your opinion on where the local high school ranks in the report?
Westfield High School has placed 22nd in New Jersey, according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best High Schools" ranking for 2013. Nationwide, the local high school, which serves grades nine through 12, also ranked 306 in the survey, earning it a "gold medal" based on U.S. News ranking criteria. These numbers represent a slight ddecline from the 2012 report as far as the school's ranking within the Garden State is considered. WHS placed within the top 20 last year at #19. But the school has climbed 64 notches nationally, moving up from #370 in May 2012. The rankings take several factors into consideration, including students' performance on state exit exams, student-teacher ratio, proficiency in college-level and advanced placement …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Demonstration was conducted by engineers from Linde's North American headquarters in Murray Hill.
Tuesday, April 23
Westfield High School recently hosted a demonstration of cutting-edge cryogenics -- the science and study of extremely low temperatures -- conducted by engineers from Linde’s North American headquarters in Murray Hill. The presentation, which also included a question-and-answer session, was part of Linde's ongoing community outreach campaign. The Linde program focuses on supporting science education in local areas where the company maintains offices or other facilities. "The engineers who presented to our classes on our first STEM Day were young and enthusiastic and connected with our students,” says David N. Stoneback, the supervisor of the science department at Westfield High School. “The various demos for LN2 engaged student interest…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The recent $1300 contribution was raised through a concert held at Westfield High School.
The following information was received from the Westfield School District: Eric Herber, a Westfield High School (WHS) sophomore and WHS Community Service Club Vice President, delivered the latest in hurricane relief checks to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Bay Head. The Church continues to feed breakfast and dinner to residents in the Jersey Shore area who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The recent $1300 contribution was raised through a concert held at Westfield High School. Eric is pictured with Shirley Gilinksy, who coordinates the hurricane relief meals at the church, and other volunteers in the area.