Candy Bar Bingo was a huge hit! Thank you to our amazing PTO for hosting such a fun event and to all of our awesome families who came out to play! Congratulations to all of the winners!
2 months ago, Jill Phelan
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Our Highland Huskies were visited by the WHS Show Choir on December 1st. They treated our students to some fun holiday songs! What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Thank you to the students and their director Mrs. Bruno for an amazing performance!
2 months ago, Jill Phelan
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If you missed last week's "Superintendent's Spotlight", click on the link below. In this episode, our District Instructional Leadership Team explains our Multi-Tiered System of student Support. We also recognized National Play Monopoly Day. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Owb4DOsO4Y
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
The Westfield School Department’s Thanksgiving meal drive went into overdrive this year, with co-chairs Sue and Ralph Figy and Eileen and Jimmy Jachym ordering and delivering turkeys and all the fixings to a record-breaking 230 families this year, 80 more than anticipated. Ralph Figy said the district coordinated with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, which is providing 100 meals for area families. The school volunteers put together 230 meals, so that between them 330 families would receive meals. https://www.masslive.com/news/2022/11/thanksgiving-effort-goes-into-overdrive-to-help-families-in-westfield.html
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
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Share the Warmth Coat drive is ON! From now until Dec. 14th, visit any of our participating members locations to make a donation to benefit Westfield Public School students.
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
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Over the last two weeks, all of our third grade classes have had the opportunity to visit the Dewey House. The Dewey House is an introduction to colonial history for our students. During their time at the Dewey House, students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning experiences, engaging them in understanding a bit about what life was like in Colonial America.
3 months ago, Jill Phelan
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With the weather turning cold and stormy this week, School Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski is getting ready for another season of deciding when to call a snow day. It is not a call that he makes by himself, however. “We look at the weather forecast, which is a pretty good guide, although not always 100% accurate,” he said. “We check with the Maintenance Department, the Westfield Police Department, [school Transportation Director] Pam Kortarski, who checks with the bus company, and area superintendents,” Czaporowski said. ”We try to make the call as early as possible to not inconvenience families.” https://www.masslive.com/westfieldnews/2022/11/many-factors-influence-snow-day-call-westfield-school-superintendent-says.html
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
Tune in this Thursday, November 17, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC cable channel 15, or westfieldtv.org for the next episode of "Superintendent's Spotlight". This week, we are talking with our Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Special Education, and our Director of Assessment and Accountability about our Multi-Tiered system of Support. Thanks for watching!
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
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Westfield Public Schools and Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, for the observance of Veterans Day. Thank you.
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
Veterans Day 2022
Tune in this Thursday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC cable channel 15, or westfieldtv.org for the next episode of "Superintendent's Spotlight". This week, we are talking with our Director of Curriculum and Instruction and our Substance Abuse Counselors about the results of our youth risk survey that administered last spring. Thanks for watching!
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
Superintendent's Spotlight
The November Highland Happenings has been sent out via email. It is also posted on our PTO Facebook page and on our Highland website. If you did not receive our email, please reach out to the front office so Mrs. Banach or Mrs. Bowen can verify your email on file.
3 months ago, Jill Phelan
A reminder that there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 8. Thank you!
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
Election Day 2022
If you missed "Superintendent's Spotlight" this morning, click on the link below. This week we talked about special education programming in the district with our special education leadership team. We also had a little fun with National Cliche Day. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMQb5MWMoaw
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
The November SEPAC meeting is scheduled for November 10th from 6:30-8:00 pm.
3 months ago, Jill Phelan
November SEPAC
Tune in this Thursday, November 3, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on WSKB 89.5 FM, WCPC cable channel 15, or westfieldtv.org for the next episode of "Superintendent's Spotlight". This week, we are talking with our Director of Special Education and Special Education Supervisors about programming in our district. Thanks for watching!
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
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The Westfield Education to Business Alliance (WE2BA) marked its sixth anniversary during a morning meeting at the Westfield Gas & Electric Operations Center on Thursday. Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski said the organization, which provides opportunities for the business community and the schools to collaborate, survived COVID-19 and remote meetings, and is still thriving. https://www.masslive.com/westfieldnews/2022/10/westfield-school-business-alliance-still-thriving-as-it-marks-6th-anniversary.html
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
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If you missed "Superintendent's Spotlight" this morning, click on the link below. This week, we spoke with staff members from the Westfield YMCA about their programming and their collaboration with Westfield, MA Public Schools. We also recognized National Civics Day. Thanks for watching #NationalCivicsDay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru7n9ccxzuo
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
Thank you to our PTO, the Westfield Cultural Council, and Jay from Playful Engineers! Our second, third, and fourth grade students had a wonderful time building their own Rube Goldberg's machines during one of our STEM Week Assemblies. Here are some photos!
3 months ago, Jill Phelan
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📣Calling all Teachers, Staff, and PTOs of the Westfield Public School District: Our 2022/23 Grant Application is posted on our website, and officially OPEN for submission!! We are so excited to be back from the COVID shutdown and are thrilled that we are able to offer this program once again.🍎✏️🎓📚 Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to fund dynamic classroom and curriculum projects. Grants will be considered in all disciplines including the arts, sciences, reading and writing, physical education and social competency. The link to the Grant Application is below. Should you have any questions, we are here to help! Contact us via e-mail at: westfield.foundation2013@gmail.com We are looking forward to receiving your awesome and unique ideas for our students! https://www.westfieldfoundation.org/grant-application
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
More than 30 storefronts are expected to participate in the annual downtown trick-or-treat Friday, Oct. 28, 4-5 p.m. Signs provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield will be displayed in the windows of participating merchants along Elm and Main streets, declaring “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome Here.” https://www.masslive.com/westfieldnews/2022/10/downtown-merchants-are-ready-for-trick-or-treating.html
3 months ago, Westfield Public Schools
Happy Halloween