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Westfield Public Schools will collaborate with families to provide a rigorous 21st century program that promotes continuous academic, emotional, and social growth and enables students to achieve personal success in order to become self-sufficient global citizens.
Theory of Action
If we design and implement a rigorous 21st century instructional program aligned with staff development, then our students will achieve a high level of success as evidenced by multiple measures.
2016 WPS Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards Recipients:
Janet Baker - Highland Elementary
Anita Bala - Munger Hill
Mary Keane - North Middle
Carolyn Laframboise - Abner Gibbs Elementary
Vicky Stoops - Munger Hill Elementary
Renee Sweeney - Westfield High School
Thirty-nine schools communities in the Pioneer Valley will honor outstanding teachers in the spring for their commitment and impact on the lives academically and socially in their schools and communities. This is the thirteenth year that communities, professional organizations, and businesses will recognized these extraordinary individuals.
The Excellence Teaching Awards Program has grown from 16 school communities and 96 honored teachers in 2002-2003 to 39 school communities and 148 honored teachers in 2015-2016. More than 2,200 educators have been recognized and honored by these communities since 2002-2003.
WPS educators will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 4, 2016 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke, MA.
Each educator will receive 2 tickets to the celebration, a cash award, an engraved plaque, a corsage, pictures of the event by a professional photographer, a three-month membership to a local YMCA, a three-month membership to the Jewish Community Center, a special event hosted by WGBY, a scholarship towards a graduate course from American International College, Bay Path University, Elms College, Springfield College, Western New England University, and Westfield State University. Additional gifts are also presented.
Sponsors of the program include: Arrha Credit Union, Channel 22, Channel 40, Country Bank, Eastern States, The Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation, Holyoke Credit Union, The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation, The MassMutual Financial Group, Meyers Bros Kalicka, Monson Savings Bank, the newspapers and publications in the Pioneer Valley, and the YMCAs of the Pioneer Valley.
2016/2017 School Calendar
FY2017 Westfield Public Schools Budget Presentation
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