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August 4, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — A $25,485 donation to Westfield Public Schools from the Westfield Soccer Association will help the district maintain its Elm Street field and give soccer club members more space to play. Former board president Amy Root thanked the association at the July 25 special board meeting ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Falynn Balassone, a Westfield resident and counseling director in the South-Orange Maplewood school district, will be Westfield Public Schools’ K-12 Director of Counseling after the Aug. 31 retirement of Maureen Mazzarese.  The Westfield Board of Education approved Balassone’s ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the second year in a row, the personal finance website WalletHub has ranked the state as having the third “best school system” in the nation. Only Connecticut and Massachusetts ranked higher than New Jersey, according to WalletHub, which gave New Jersey a total score of 64.05, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District has agreed to pay $250,000 to the parents of a Westfield High School student as settlement in a lawsuit that claims that the district allowed bullying that led to the sophomore’s death by suicide in 2018, records show. In their 2020 lawsuit ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Youths 12 to 14 can learn life-saving skills and firefighting tactics during a new two-day program being hosted by the Westfield Fire Department next month. The youth fire academy program will take place on Aug. 22 and 23 and offer children the opportunity to learn about the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A group of students at Westfield High School that has a passion for fashion is giving back to the community and planning for the coming academic year. Spearheaded by co-head Nancie Tieri, the Fashion Design Club held a clothing drive earlier this year for Dress for Success, which ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education has strengthened its code of conduct following a series of swastikas and other hate graffiti that were discovered in the district earlier this academic year, school officials said. The updated code of conduct approved by the school board last week ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Summer offers a break from school, but it doesn’t have to be a break from reading and the educational benefits of that activity. Registration for the Westfield Memorial Library Summer Reading Program for tots to adults has begun and will continue until the program ends Sept. 2, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Retired WNBA star Tamecka Dixon’s wisdom for Westfield High School’s class of 2022: don’t expect quick success. The Westfield native and former guard for the Los Angeles Sparks in delivering the keynote address at commencement Thursday sought to prepare the 453 graduates for ...

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NEW JERSEY — Wonder, a new home dining experience serving 22 towns in New Jersey, has announced its first ever Student of the Year awards. The company is currently accepting nominations for 2022 high school graduates that exemplify Wonder’s core values of mastery, compassion, and courage. “These ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Board of Education this week approved moving its elections to April to allow for a public vote on the budget, something that would permit the board to exceed New Jersey’s 2% property tax levy cap. The move approved by a unanimous vote of the school board on Tuesday ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Commencement ceremonies for the Westfield High School class of 2022 will be held Thursday, June 23, at Gary Kehler Stadium. Gates for the event open at 1:15 p.m., the school district said. The ceremonies start at 3 p.m. Graduates line up at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are not ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Blue Devil girls and boys tennis teams are raising awareness of mental health and strengthening connections between the teams with a mixed doubles tournament to be held Tuesday. The tournament, “Play It Forward,” is designed to promote team bonding across the boys and girls ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield school board on Tuesday approved a new curriculum for sexual education in time for the September deadline to implement new state standards concerning health education. The new curriculum for health education, which will require a second reading prior to being ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three Westfield High School student athletes are among the 42 seniors the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference has recognized for both their scholastic and athletic acumen. Westfield basketball players Grace Klag and Sean Logan along with runner Charlie Stock were ...

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EDISON, NJ — The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison held its 139th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 10, on the front field of the school. The Class of 2022 marched in to an ovation from the W+H community of parents, families, faculty, trustees and friends. The program began with the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A math teacher and a gifted education teacher are being recognized by a Westfield nonprofit service organization as “outstanding intermediate school educators,” the school district announced. The Optimist Club of Westfield is giving the 24th annual Intermediate School Outstanding ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — The Rutgers Prep community held its annual Family Day event on May 20 after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The day features lower school (elementary) students showcasing some of their talents to the rest of the school.  The day kicked off with breakfast sponsored by the Rutgers Prep ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District will keep all schools open during the primary election Tuesday, the superintendent said. Superintendent Raymond González said police officers will be stationed at buildings where polling happens. Three school buildings in the district are used ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School Principal Mary Asfendis announced the third marking period honor roll for the 2021-2022 academic year Wednesday. Westfield High School recognizes student achievement every marking period at two levels: Honor Roll and Distinguished Honor Roll, Asfendis ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — Saint Joseph High School's Class of 2022 celebrated their final day as classmates at a commencement and mass celebrated at The Church of the Sacred Heart on May 22. In becoming a St. Joe’s man, students develop a tenacity that graduates carry with them as they journey into ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Four staff members are being honored by the Westfield High School community with 2022 awards of excellence, the district announced. The winners are Kimberly Leegan for Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Elizabeth Palamara for the Above and Beyond Award, Ryan Daly for the PTSO ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — There’s been more praise for Westfield High School’s performance of “Much Ado About Nothing.” The cast of the Shakespeare play received the award for “Outstanding Achievement by an Acting Ensemble of a Classical Play” at the Montclair State University Theatre Night Foxy Awards at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Fine arts teachers at two intermediate schools won’t be laid off, after all. Superintendent Raymond González announced that following updated guidance from the state Education Department concerning the implementation of new requirements for middle school civics instruction, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Families can expect a presentation on the Westfield Public School District’s planned implementation of new state standards for sexual education as the school board considers formal approval of the new curriculum next month, the superintendent said. Superintendent Raymond González ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Some parents may consider walking their children to school next week as nine crossing guard posts will not be staffed. Mayor Shelley Brindle announced Friday that the posts will be vacant for the week of May 23 because of COVID-19 infections and off-duty personal injury ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 17-year-old senior at Westfield High School was recently awarded a national scholarship for her work making Westfield greener. Ashley Hu has been a member of Westfield’s Green Team since her junior year in high school. The team focuses on educating the youth and finding ways to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three Westfield High School juniors recently earned perfect scores on ACT and SAT subject tests, the school district announced Wednesday. The students are the following: Matthew Christian (ACT English - April 2022),  Cooper DelGandio (SAT Math - March 2022) Audrey Jones ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Kayla Louison received her first Rising Star Award nomination from Paper Mill Playhouse this week for Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Female-Identified Role. Modeled after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards is a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Education is considering taking its school budgets to a public vote, something that would allow it to exceed the state’s two percent property tax cap. The plan school board members discussed Tuesday would have the district move its elections to April and seek voter ...

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