Aiming to Keep You Informed
November 30, 2018
From the Office
This week 6th graders came back after Thanksgiving Break and a snow day, to their Museum of Science and Industry field trip! They had a great time learning and exploring!
Winter MAP testing will be held next week. There will not be a change to the regular schedule and lunch will occur at the normal times. Please encourage your students to come to school each day with a fully charged Chromebook.
Innovation Night: You will soon begin to hear your students talking about their Innovation Night projects. Last year we piloted a "Genius Hour" through Acceleration; this year we are going to build on that experience and students will be able to choose a problem or question they are interested and passionate about, research it and create or propose solutions. This will be a longer project and the culmination will replace our traditional "Portfolio Night" from years past. Portfolios will still be curated and students can share them with parents at home.
During Innovation Night students will share their project with parents, family, and community members. Attendees will be invited in to walk around, listen to student presentations and ask them questions! The tentative date for Innovation Night at Westfield is May 16th! We are looking forward to watching students navigate these problems and ideas while learning critical life-long skills!
Photos from the week
6th Grade Museum of Science & Industry Field Trip
6th graders explored, interacted, played and learned on Tuesday at MSI!
7th graders experience the separation of alcohol and water this week!
8th Grade STEM
Working on dissecting and labeling the brain of a sheep!
Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!
Sharing Tree Collections: December 3rd--December 7th
MAP Testing Week: December 3rd--December 7th
Holiday Band/Choir Tour: December 5th
Honor Assembly: December 6th at 7:40-8:10 AM
Band & Choir Assembly: December 10th, Please note: Lunch for 7th and 8th grades will be at 11:56, 6th grade will be at 12:18.
Parents: The 5 Essentials Survey is live and we would love your feedback!
The 5 Essentials Survey is administered by the Illinois State Board of Education and measures schools in 5 key areas: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction; it should take about 10 minutes to complete and is phone friendly! We really value your feedback and we encourage you to complete the survey by clicking the link above and type in "Dupage" and "Westfield Middle School". Thank you in advance for your time! Students and staff will also be sent a survey link after the break.
Honor Roll Recognition - December 6th
We will have our Honor Roll Breakfast this Thursday, December 6th from 7:40am - 8:10am. Students who earn a 3.2 or higher GPA for the First Trimester will be eligible to attend. Parents and relatives of Honor Roll students are also invited to join us! Our PTO will be providing coffee, juice, and treats in the Commons. The morning will include a performance by our Westfield Choir in our gym. Families and students will be able to choose their seating and may sit together. As part of the program, students will be invited to stand and be recognized for their achievement. At 8:15, students will be dismissed from the gym to go to their lockers, and all parents and guests will be required to exit the building.
Students were notified of their GPA in their report card and also received their Honor Roll ribbons with the report card. Attending the Honor Roll breakfast is optional.
Student Council Holiday Sharing Tree Collections
Please consider donating to Student' Council's Sharing Tree for 50 needy children in our own Township to receive a holiday gift this year. See information flyer below. Thank you!
Sharing Tree Donations: December 3-7
Westfield's Got Talent
Your child has many talents, and we would like to showcase one of them on the stage during our annual talent show. Tryouts happen on Dec. 11th or 12th. For more information/permission slip: Westfield's Got Talent