Shamrock Blast

January 12, 2023

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Rocks in the News

Become a Substitute Teacher

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Students of the Month

Our favorite part of our monthly public school board meetings are when we get to celebrate our Rocks and award the Students of the Month. Check out the pictures below to see them all.

National Anthem at Pacers Game

Oak Trace sings the National Anthem
Students from Oak Trace Elementary School performed the National Anthem in front of thousands at the Pacers game. Watch the video and see how well they did!

Civic Mirror

Westfield Middle School's eighth grade social studies classes used the program The Civic Mirror to create their own government, economy, and society in a simulation to enhance their learning as it applies to the fundamentals of government. This was an opportunity for students to apply their learning and develop the skills necessary to move forward and lead their community in the future.

Speech and Debate team

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The Westfield High School Speech & Debate Team competed at Fishers this past weekend, along with 44 other schools, which included 900 entries.

Congratulations to the following students for advancing to semifinals:

  • Nicole Oragudosi in Original Oratory
  • Jetta Hayes in Original Oratory
  • John Hoard in International Extemporaneous Speaking

Other finalists were:

  • Katie Bolduc in Congressional Debate
  • Mayah Lopez in Informative Speaking

Mayah Lopez was a tournament champion!

Congrats to our Rocks!

Pre-K and Daycare Registration

The video above is a virtual information session for our TOTS (daycare) and All-Aboard (pre-K) programs at the Virginia F. Wood Early Learning Center. It provides information about the 2023-24 TOTS and All Aboard programs including instructions to submit enrollment and the placement process.

2023-24 online enrollment is open from now until Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Enrollment is not accepted as first come / first serve, but is an open enrollment period that has a two part process. Click below for specific registration information.

Families who receive confirmed 2023-24 enrollment will be provided an information packet with additional forms and documents that must be completed and returned by Friday, April 28, 2023. Failure to return completed forms by April 28 could forfeit the 2023-24 enrollment.

Gymnastics Team's First Victory!

Congratulations to our Westfield High School gymnastics team for winning their first-ever meet this past Saturday! They faced off against Columbus East and our team performed great! Click the button below to read more.
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Official Shamrocks Gear

Winter isn't letting up, so make sure you're still stylish with a new Shamrocks sweatshirt. This pre-shrunk, classic fit sweater is made with air-jet spun yarn for a soft feel and reduced pilling. Get yours from the Rock Shop today!

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!

Destination Westfield

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With the operating referendum renewal in our rearview mirror, we can now look toward the future of our district. It's no secret that Westfield is the top destination city in our state and that is, in large part, due to our school district.

Please join us as we present our plan to keep up with growth while continuing to provide our Rocks with the excellent educational experience -- WITHOUT a referendum and with ZERO rate on the school's tax rate.

Be sure to check out future Shamrock Blasts for more information.

WEF scholarships now open

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Each year, the Westfield Education Foundation gives away thousands of dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors to help them continue their educational journey at the institution of their choice. Scholarship awards are based on MUCH more than academics -- and some don't factor grades at all.

Click below to read the description of the scholarships and learn more about the history and goals of each one.

Want to be a Mentor?

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4-H Adventure

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4-H is an experiential program for youth in grades 3-12 (mini 4-H for grades K-2) that is delivered by Purdue University Cooperative Extension. Through hands-on learning, 4-H kids build not only confidence, creativity and curiosity, but also life skills such as leadership and resiliency to help them thrive today and tomorrow. 4-H welcomes young people of all beliefs and backgrounds while giving youth a voice to express who they are and how they can make their lives and communities better. Nearly 1,600 youth from Hamilton County are currently involved in 4-H and close to six million kids and teens worldwide and that is because 4-H has pivoted and adapted to today’s changing world by providing a platform to promote individual growth by learning, doing and engaging.

Help a Westfield family with one click

Want to help Westfield families with the click of a button? The Purposity app allows you to anonymously purchase clothing and home essentials for students that were identified by our school counselors.

Rocks Stadium Blanket

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This ultra-soft, super warm blanket is brought to you by the Westfield Education Foundation, which means 100% of the proceeds go directly towards funding scholarships for graduating Rocks and grants for classroom teachers.

Message from our Food Service Team

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As a reminder, WWS will continue to offer breakfast and lunch, consistent with the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, for all students at all schools.
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Want to Visit the Schools?

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Schools are opening up for volunteers, lunches and many more opportunities. Anyone who would like to come into our school buildings will need to register with SafeVisitor and do a background check. Check with your child(ren)'s teacher and/or principal for opportunities to visit.

School-Parent Communication

Westfield Washington Schools is now using TalkingPoints to communicate with families! TalkingPoints allows for seamless multilingual two-way communication between teachers and families. Families can choose to receive messages via SMS text messaging or through the free FAMILIES | TalkingPoints mobile app for Apple or Android.

This platform has enhanced translation capabilities, so families can receive and send messages in their preferred language. Additional tools like speech-to-text, text-to-speech, and closed captioned videos make this program accessible to all of our Westfield families.

The most important thing you can do to ensure you are receiving messages from your child’s teacher is to make sure your contact information for the “Father” and “Mother” fields in PowerSchool is correct. When a teacher sends out a message, TalkingPoints will automatically use those two phone numbers. If you’d like to add additional contacts, please reach out to your child’s teachers.


Looking for holiday catering board/platters or holiday cookies with custom labels? Check out these amazing creations by our very own WHS Culinary Arts Department students.

FCCLA Foodies Rock is a fully functioning foodservice operation that is student centered and fostered through the Westfield High School Culinary Arts program. Our members are highly trained in customer service, hospitality, culinary techniques, food safety and sanitation. Foodies Rock holds a Food Permit by the Hamilton County Board of Health, Advisors Nikki Heflin and Bryan Ferreira are ServSafe Manager certified, and will follow the National Restaurant Association’s Guidelines for food preparation. Chef Heflin and Chef Ferreira each have over 20 years of industry experience, and love guiding their students in making both the optics and cuisine for your event out of this world! Check out this full list of opportunities to work with FCCLA Foodies Rock and book today!

Inquire with Chef Nikki Heflin for booking


Middle School Sports This Week

To find out who and where our 7th and 8th grade Shamrock sports teams are playing this week, click the button below and select the team you want to watch!

High School Sports this Week

Click the button below to find out who and where all of our high school sports teams are playing this week.

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!

Subscribe to the Shamrock Blast

If you do not have a student in our school district but would like to receive the Shamrock Blast each week, please fill out the form below. If you are an alumnus of the district, a family member of one of our students, or just someone in the local community who wants to keep up with the latest and greatest of Westfield Washington Schools, click the link below.

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 9,100 students, in 2022-23, 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.