Friday, March 8, 2013
In coordination with Youth Art Month, RMC Studios in Garwood is hosting an Open House for the general public to view student artwork in unique gallery settings.
The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally acclaimed Youth Art Month with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, and painted furniture designed by approximately 300 students from Westfield’s 10 public schools are displayed by 40 downtown merchants as well as The Westfield Memorial Library and the RMC Studios in Garwood, who volunteered their window or display space for the month of March. “Youth Art Month is a time to celebrate the creative work of our children,” explained Linda King, Supervisor of Fine Arts for the Westfield Public Schools. “The artwork represents children of all levels of age and ability. It is chosen by our art teachers for various reasons: work …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Information will be shared with all Westfield Public School administrators.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 26
On Saturday, February 16, representatives from the Westfield Public School District and the Emergency Services Unit of the Westfield Police Department participated in an active shooter drill at Westfield High School. The goal was to help school officials understand what to expect when law enforcement responds to a threatening situation at a school. Following an informative presentation, the school staff in attendance participated in building exercises. The information gleaned from the 3-hour experience will be shared with all Westfield Public School administrators. Gathering outside Westfield High School with the Emergency Services Unit of the Westfield Police Department are (standing, l-r) Paul Pineiro, Assistant Superintendent of …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Westfield Public Schools will remain CLOSED ON TUESDAY, November 6, 2012.
A decision will be made regarding Wednesday, November 7, 2012 sessions no later than 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. The following buildings remain without power: Washington Elementary; Wilson Elementary; Elm Street Administrative offices. Jefferson Elementary (600 Boulevard) remains open as a warming center for those without heat. Schools were closed Monday, November 5, 2012, and will remain closed Tuesday, November 6, 2012, due to safety concerns for those travelling to and from the schools, given the number of power lines that remain down and the number of loose branches hanging over streets and sidewalks. The Board of Education will request a safety reassessment from Town safety officials later in the day on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, and …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Students from Westfield's schools celebrate Youth Art Month.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Westfield Public Schools are celebrating the nationally-acclaimed 'Youth Art Month' with colorful and creative displays throughout the downtown area. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, and painted furniture designed by approximately 300 students from Westfield’s 10 public schools are displayed 40 downtown merchants as well as the Westfield Memorial Library, who volunteered their window space for the month of March. “Youth Art Month is a time to celebrate the creative work of our children,” explained Linda King, supervisor of fine arts for the Westfield Public Schools. “The artwork represents children of all levels of age and ability. It is chosen by our art teachers for various reasons: work ethic, commitment to the project at hand, …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Annual school district art show draws crowds.
The artisitic talents of students from all over Westfield were on display this week. The Westfield High School gym was the scene of the annual school district art show. Featuring art work from students ranging from kindergaten to high school seniors, the annual event drew parents and residents to check out the work of the town's students. Check out pictures of the artwork.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Schools superintendent says ranking shows high school does well in academic performance.
Class size formulas developed by state officials contributed to Westfield High School's drop on a statewide ranking list according to school officials. Schools Superintendent Margaret Dolan explained to the Board of Education Tuesday evening that the way state education officials had local districts calculate class size impacted the high school's final score on the New Jersey Monthly list. The magazine's rating for WHS dropped from 27 in 2008 to 41 in the list that was revealed earlier this month. New Jersey Monthly's numbers – which were based on numbers filed with state education officials – showed the high school's average class size rising from 19 in 2008 to 26.4 in 2010. Dolan said the district's interpretation of state guidelines for…
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Matthew Bolton, the assistant principal at Roosevelt Intermediate School, is also serving as interim principal at the Lincoln School.
Matthew Bolton - the assistant principal at Roosevelt Intermediate School - hasn't been getting a lot of sleep lately. "Sleep is one of those things that gets compromised," he said. That's because not only is Bolton performing his duties at Roosevelt but he's also filling in as principal at the Lincoln School - Early Childhood Learning Center. The current principal, Audrey Zavetz, has been on a leave of absence since early April due to an illness. Bolton typically spends half his day monitoring the approxmately 285 kindergarten and pre-K students at the Lincoln School and then driving over to Roosevelt where he helps in the education of some 770 middle school students. He said the biggest challenge is making sure he's accesible at both …