Today marks the end of Trimester 1 at WIS. Trimester 2 will start tomorrow, December 1, which means many students will be starting their new specials. We are hoping to send students home with paper copies of report cards by the end of next week. A message will be sent to parents when this happens. Thanks!
about 2 hours ago, Greg Miller
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
8 days 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
9 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
Turkey Drive
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.
9 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
Share the Warmth
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
14 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
Please join us this week for the WIS Chorus and Band concerts. WIS Chorus is performing Tuesday, and WIS Band is on Wednesday. Both concerts start at 6pm in our school auditorium.
16 days ago, Greg Miller
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!
16 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
MTSS
Westfield Public Schools and Offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, for the observance of Veterans Day. Thank you.
21 days 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!
22 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
Superintendent's Spotlight
The WIS Builders Club is holding their annual Turkey Trot to benefit the Westfield Food Pantry after school on Wednesday. A donation of $3 or 2 non-perishable food items and a completed registration form are required in order to participate. Please reach out if you have any questions.
23 days ago, Greg Miller
Turkey Trot
A reminder that there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 8. Thank you!
26 days 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
27 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
This month's SEPAC meeting is scheduled for November 10 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Donna Mendonca, WPS Supervisor of Counselors and Social Emotional Learning, will be the speaker. See the flyer below for more information.
29 days ago, Greg Miller
SEPAC Meeting
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!
30 days ago, Westfield Public Schools
Superintendent's Spotlight 2
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
about 1 month ago, Westfield Public Schools
WE2BA
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
about 1 month ago, Westfield Public Schools
With October 31st coming quickly, many students have been asking if it is acceptable to wear costumes. While WIS is not celebrating Halloween, if a student wishes to dress in a costume, it must be in accordance with our school dress code and not contain masks, face paint, or weapons. Blood, gore, violence, and anything distracting to learning are not allowed. Thank you!
about 1 month ago, Greg Miller
📣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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Westfield Public Schools
Happy Halloween
An Enhanced Lockdown Drill will be taking place at WIS this week using ALICE protocols. Please see the post under News for more information.
about 1 month ago, Greg Miller