Dear WMS Community Members, When I joined Westfield Middle School last December, I shared an entry plan that outlined my first six months of listening and learning tours with students, staff, caregivers, and community members. As a result of these listening tours, I am pleased to share my "100 Day Report" that outlines my entry plan findings and strategic initiatives that we will begin working on during the 23-24 school year. If you have any questions or comments, I always welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Click here to access the report: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZCVjCFBy01B5VTLPlponE5kv53ZOT32pHlekKkbkww0/edit?usp=sharing Thank you, Principal McMillan
Please join us for our annual Open House on Thursday, October 5th from 6-7:30 p.m. We will have four featured local food trucks stationed in the front of the school, as well as community vendors and partners. We hope to see you there!
At the School Committee meeting on Sept. 18, Superintendent Stefan Czaporowski and School Business Administrator Shannon Barry asked members to approve the creation of a new Arts Gift Account, for monetary gift donations to the district earmarked for the arts. Czaporowski said he was contacted by the trustees of the estate of Gerald Patrick, a Westfield alumnus who had a successful career as a professional artist and designer. The trustees said Patrick left a $100,000 donation to the arts programs in the schools in his will. https://www.masslive.com/westfieldnews/2023/09/estate-of-artist-raised-in-westfield-donates-100k-for-arts-in-city-schools.html
Please "like" the Westfield Middle School Facebook page to learn more about upcoming events and to see photos of the day-to-day happenings of the Westfield Wolves! Follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/westfieldmiddleschool -Principal McMillan
The SEPAC meet and greet has been scheduled for Thursday, September 21st from 6:30-8 ! Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
If you missed "Superintendent's Spotlight" this morning, click on the link below. This week we talked with our Director of Curriculum and Instruction Susan Dargie about our curriculum renewal process and our new Social Emotional Learning Curriculum PreK-12. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL0RBFEBDVk
Please join me in welcoming our new staff members to the Westfield Middle School pack!
For information regarding your student's school pictures please contact Lifetouch at Customer Care 800-736-4753. Online chat service is also available! Please visit https://lifetouch.com/support-us Click "Get Support" at the bottom right of the main page
Dear WMS Families, Thank you for your attention to our new dismissal process. We have been able to dismiss all students in just under 10 minutes on most days. This is excellent timing for such a large school. Beginning next week, this will become slightly quicker for parent pick-ups, as we are making some slight adjustments to our indoor routine with students. I am writing with some important reminders: -All parent pick-ups must join the vehicle line up. Vehicles cannot park in parking spaces. -All vehicles must wait for the vehicle line to be dismissed. Vehicles cannot exit the line and pass other vehicles. -If your child has not arrived by the time vehicles are dismissed, you may loop around the pick up line an additional time, if needed. -Please maintain respectful communication with staff and administrators who are keeping our students safe. We recognize this takes a few extra minutes, but the reason for this new process is to ensure student safety in the parking lot. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our school community safe. I appreciate your continued understanding and support. Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you, Principal McMillan
If you missed the season premiere of "Superintendent's Spotlight" yesterday morning, click on the link below. This week we talked all about Westfield Middle School with Principal Jesse McMillan. Happy Friday! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VvhT5bQdak
While we were expecting a cooler day on Friday, September 8, the latest forecast from the National Weather Service predicts that the Heat Index tomorrow will remain between 95-100 degrees. The Heat Advisory also remains in effect. As a result, Westfield Public Schools will dismiss staff and students early again tomorrow. High School students will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m., Middle and Intermediate School students at 11:30 a.m., and Elementary School students at 12:15 p.m. Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center will be closed. Thank you.
Hello Families, We are excited to announce that all back-to-school forms and medical information will be completed through the PowerSchool Parent Portal and SNAP Student School Health Portal this fall rather than using paper forms. You should have received 2 emails with instructions about how to do this today. If you did not receive two emails, please check your SPAM folder. If you don't receive either of these emails, please contact your child's school
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This evening's SEPAC Meeting is postponed (September 7). We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.
Good afternoon, There is a heat advisory in effect for our area on Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 7. Heat indices are expected to reach between 95-100 degrees. These temperatures make teaching and learning especially difficult in the majority of our buildings that are not air conditioned. For that reason, Westfield Public Schools staff and students will be dismissed early the next two days. High schools will dismiss at 11:00 a.m., Intermediate and Middle Schools at 11:30 a.m., and Elementary Schools at 12:15 p.m. Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday as well. Sincerely, Superintendent Czaporowski
There is a heat advisory in effect for our area on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6. Heat indices are expected to reach between 95-100 degrees. These temperatures make teaching and learning especially difficult in the majority of our buildings that are not air conditioned. For that reason, Westfield Public Schools staff and students will be dismissed early the next two days. High schools will dismiss at 11:00 a.m., Intermediate and Middle Schools at 11:30 a.m., and Elementary Schools at 12:15 p.m. Fort Meadow Early Childhood Center will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday as well. Sincerely, Superintendent Czaporowski
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A reminder that schools are closed on Monday, September 4, 2023, for Labor Day. Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Thank you.
Dear Students and Families, Please click on the following link to access the 2023-2024 Westfield Middle School Handbook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vgSN6HEqE3Ik8u8bsSqkQc98ve6a8B2q3SfC9hqcD88/edit?usp=sharing This document will contain answers to most frequently asked questions, as well as essential contact information. Please review the information contained in this handbook with your student. Thank you, Principal McMillan
Seeking donations! Ms. Modestow, one of our 8th grade ELA teachers, manages and oversees the WMS community closet, which is visited frequently throughout the year. If there is a student in need of clothing, shoes, school supplies, or hygiene products, we have them covered! However, we cannot do this without YOU! We are seeking the following donations, which can be dropped off at the WMS main office: -Boys' underwear-small, medium, and large (new) -Girls' underwear-xsmall, small, medium, and large (new) -Sneakers-size 9 and smaller (gently used) -Boys' athletic shorts (gently used) -Boys' and girls' sweatpants (gently used) -Magnetic labels which can be written on (smaller than 1" in height) Thank you for your support!