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December 14, 2018

From the Office

This week we were able to showcase our Band and Choir for a student assembly on Monday and they also held their evening concerts this week; Band performed on Wednesday and Choir performed on Thursday! Great job to all our students and Mrs. Metzger, Mrs. Krzysiak and Mrs. Greene!


Student Council took their annual trip to shop for Sharing Tree on Wednesday! Thank you to all of the supporters for making this opportunity to help others and support our community possible.


Please see this letter regarding information on students participating in the Illinois 5 Essentials Student Survey; we value our students' voices and would love to hear their feedback! Students will be provided time at school to complete this survey. Parents, just a reminder we too would love your input! Please see the information below to participate in this survey!

Have a wonderful weekend,


Stefan Larsson

Principal


Nicole Gabany

Assistant Principal

Warriors of the Week

Each week the staff recognizes students for demonstrating outstanding character based on attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars. We would like to congratulate the following students on their nominations for the week!

Photos from the week

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


1:40pm Dismissal: December 19th Lunch Times: 7th/8th=11:50am, 6th=12:11pm

Winter Wear Spirit Day: December 21st

Winter Break: December 24th--January 4th

School Resumes: January 7th

End of Quarter 2: January 11th

12:00 Noon Dismissal: January 11th

Parents: The 5 Essentials Survey is live and we would love your feedback!

The Illinois 5 Essentials Student 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.

Classwork in Action

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!

Club Hype

UPCOMING:

Paper Pets - December 14th

Talent Show

Auditions are complete! Mark your calendar for the 'Westfield's Got Talent' show happening on Friday, December 18th at 7:00 pm!

Be a Part of the 'Bee'

Calling all Westfield students! Improve your social media posts and enter the District 13 Spelling Bee!

Spelling Bee Information

From the Westfield PTO

PTO Newsletter


We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Westfield Hot Lunch Volunteers.

1) Click this link to see our SignUp: http://signup.com/go/FRAEinD

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

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