Shamrock Blast

Novemeber 1, 2021

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Washington Woods Elementary School's Staff Costume Contest

Mr. Hakim and his team had a staff Halloween costume contest and gave out four awards. Below, we'll start out with the award winning costumes and then we'll share some more of the fun transformations in the building!

Shamrock Shoutout

We are proud to share that 29 Westfield High School students and recent grads earned the 2021 Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency which recognizes high levels of proficiency in World Language and English!

These students received scores indicating high levels of proficiency on the AAPPL exam and/or on the AP exam. AAPPL assesses Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Reading, and Interpretive Listening which earned them the Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency.

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The students are: (12 - denotes current senior, the rest are 2021 grads)

  • Armitage, Riley
  • Barnett, Margaret
  • Braden, Luke
  • Britton-Heitz, Ally M.
  • Byers, Kyle R.
  • Cooper, Mallory
  • Coulombe, Alex
  • Flora, Delilah R. (12)
  • Gabennesch, Julia
  • Isaacs, Spencer (12)
  • Jensen, Cate
  • Kajdan, Lauren
  • Koksal, Havva S.
  • Krakora, Larissa R.
  • Maloney, Sarah
  • Manley, Isabel
  • Naas, Luke
  • Parra Andrade, Alex
  • Perez Garcia, Valentina
  • Quirke, Elaine
  • Ruvalcaba, Hannah
  • Ryan, Sumaiyah (12)
  • Smith, Tyler
  • Tragesser, Emma
  • Weglarz, Sarah
  • Wiernik, Gabrielle
  • Zakaria, Mehreen (12)
  • Zellers, Kyle
  • Shea, Audrey - French

National Principals Month

October was National Principals Month, so students and staff around the district took the time to talk about their relationships with their building principals. Take some time and listen to just how much our principals are impacting the lives of teachers and students in our community. This week, we'll share videos from the elementary schools. Next week's blast will have videos for principals of the intermediate, middle and high schools.

If you can't wait, check out their videos on our district's Facebook page.

Shamrock Springs Elementary School celebrates Principal Robb Hedges - National Principals Month 2021
Maple Glen Elementary School's Principal Mary Beth Riley -National Principals Month 2021
Washington Woods Elementary School celebrates Principal Tom Hakim - National Principals Month 2021
Carey Ridge Elementary School celebrates Principal Andy Hilton - National Principals Month 2021
Oak Trace Elementary School celebrates Principal Jane Hitch - National Principals Month 2021
Monon Trail Elementary School celebrates Principal Dana Dietz

Middle School Cheerleaders finish second in state!

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The Westfield Middle School cheerleaders finished second in the state at the Indiana Cheer Championships. This is the best finish in Westfield middle school cheerleading history!

Congrats to the cheerleaders, coaches, parents and everyone who was a part of this accomplishment!

Marching Band State Champs Perform Exhibition at Lucas Oil Stadium

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Come out and support our high school marching band, The Pride of Westfield, as they perform this Saturday, November 9th at Lucas Oil Stadium!

Shamrock Academy

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We want to send a HUGE thank you to the entire Westfield community for the huge response we've gotten for our inaugural class of the Shamrock Academy. We received more applications than we expected and that speaks to just how engaged and invested our community is in the education and the future of our Shamrocks!

The application period is now closed and we will be contacting everyone very soon to update them on the status of their applications. The application process for the 2022-23 class will open at the end of this current school year and run through the summer. Next year's class will run the entire school year.

Thanks again for the amazing response we've gotten and we look forward to a great program.

Westfield Apparel

As our Rocks football team continues its playoff push, now is a great time to gear up for those chilly playoff games with this long sleeve, Westfield Football shirt sold exclusively through the Rock Shop!

The Rock Shop is a student-run, student-operated shop with student-designed items. So, in addition to getting the latest apparel, you're also helping students get real entrepreneurship experience before they even graduate!

High School Theatre presentation


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Apply for Financial Assistance

Even though school lunches are free to all students, to receive financial assistance for curricular materials (Chromebooks, textbooks, workbooks, classroom novels, online resources, and supplies like science lab chemicals, and art supplies) families still need to apply to the free and reduced program.

The application must be completed online. If you need access to a computer or assistance filling it out, please contact Gladys Salas at Central Office at 317-867-8002.

If you do not qualify for the free and reduced program, there are payment plans designed to help parents pay their student(s) fees in smaller amounts.

What to Do if You Suspect a Disability

If you suspect your child may have a disability or have concerns related to your child’s IEP, please contact your child’s teacher, school principal or call the student services/special education office at 317-867-8006.

For children at least two and a half years of age, but not yet age-eligible for kindergarten, you should contact the Early Childhood Assessment Team at Washington Woods Elementary (317) 867-7900.

Submit to the Shamrock Blast!

We want to celebrate our Rocks! If you are a Westfield Washington Schools student, teacher, staff member or parent and have a positive story to share, please send us the details! Send an email to We encourage you to send stories that include personal achievements of your child such as: attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, performing in a community play, earning Scout badges, serving as a volunteer in a non-profit organization, etc., etc. You might just see your story in a future edition of the Shamrock Blast, on our Facebook page or website!

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Questions or Concerns?

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About Westfield Washington Schools

Westfield Washington Schools is the fastest growing school district in the state. With an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education, WWS enrolled nearly 8,600 students, in 2020-21, across six elementary, one intermediate middle and high school. The district employs more than 600 teachers and nearly 250 support staff. Westfield High School is ranked in the top 3 percent nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and has a graduation rate of 98.3 percent with 86 percent of its graduates continuing onto higher education.