Aiming to Keep You Informed
February 28, 2020
From the Office
It's been said that all streaks are meant to be broken. The '71 Lakers won 33 straight games. The UCLA men's team of the early 70's made it to 88. The UConn women's team rolled to 111 consecutive before losing in 2017. Like all of the great teams of the past, the Westfield Staff team was bound to lose sometime. Congratulations to the 8th grade student basketball team for their win over the Westfield staff at last Friday night's Basketball Brawl! With the loss, our in-house historians believe the staff's all time record is now 118 & 1. Thank you to our Student Council for organizing the event, to our Cheer and Poms teams for performing, and to everyone who came out to support Westfield students and staff!
Congratulations to Ben Aranda (8th grade) and Mr. Steve Miller (Westfield Custodian) for being awarded the District 13 student and staff exemplars for the month of February!
Honor Roll Recognition - March 20th
We are hosting our 2nd Trimester Honor Roll recognition on March 20th from 7:40am - 8:10am in our Athletics Gym, entrance 32. Students who earn a 3.2 or higher GPA for the Second Trimester, will be eligible to attend. Students in each of the Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors will be recognized in groups. Parents and relatives of Honor Roll students are also invited to join us! Our PTO will be providing drinks and treats & the morning will include a performance by our Westfield Choir. 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. Attending the Honor Roll recognition is optional. Honor Roll ribbons will be sent home with report cards.
Reminder: No School on Monday, March 2nd for Casimir Pulaski day.
Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!
- Casimir Pulaski Day/NO SCHOOL: March 2nd
- 8th Grade Grad Gown Measuring: March 3rd, during lunch/flex 11:38-12:22
- Home Volleyball Matches: March 3rd
- Spirit Day/Westfield Wear: March 6th
- Comic Con at Lake Park HS: March 6th
- School Improvement/Early Dismissal: March 18th at 1:40pm
8th Grade End-of-the-Year Dates
8th Grade – End-of-the-year events
We have a few dates, some of which are still tentative, that we would like to share regarding end of the year events for 8th graders. Due to the potential for weather related school closings, the date for 8th Grade Graduation may not be official until late March/early April, when the Board of Education officially approves the end of the school year calendar.
More information on each event will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but please pencil in the following dates:
- 8th Grade Dance (Sponsored by the PTO) – Tuesday, May 26th @ 7:00pm at the Bloomingdale Golf Club
- Warrior Excellence Awards Night (Open to all 8th graders and their families) – Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30pm at Westfield
- 8th Grade Graduation – (Tentative) Monday, June 1st @ 6:00pm at Lake Park West Campus
Location: Lake Park West High School Auditorium
Tickets: 4 per family (Graduates do not require a ticket as they will be seated on stage)
Tentative Date: June 1st, 2020 (Pending Board of Education approval)
Order forms for Graduation tickets will be sent home in April. More detailed information regarding Graduation and end of the year activities for 8th graders will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.
WESTFIELD THIS WEEK:
Westfield Students Take 1st Place in Battle of the Books!
Jill A., Emily K., Suri K. and Emily R., along with supporting student team readers, represented Westfield and placed 1st at Lake Park for 'Battle of the Books' competition. They faced-off against students from Medinah, Itasca, Springwood and Roselle in the Middle School division. Battle of the Books is a knowledge, trivia competition based on the 20 books that are nominated for the Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award.
'Lancer Select' Basketball Program
8th Graders! Bring in Your Baby Picture to School for the Yearbook
To be included in the 8th grade 'baby pages', submit one picture from age newborn to toddler BEFORE MARCH 6th by the following options:
Option 1: Put the picture in an envelop with the student's name on the front. Bring it to your 1st period class or give it to Mr. Wojcicki.
Option 2: Email the picture to Mr. Wojcicki at firstname.lastname@example.org with student's first and last name in the subject line.
Interact Club is Helping Animals
A Famous Author Visitng Westfield Soon
Interact Club/TEK Candy Bingo #2!
Order Your Student's Yearbook Here
To get delivery in time fo the end of the school year, order now--your student will be able to get their yearbook signed by teachers and friends in May 2020! The Westfield Passcode is: 1014041382501890
Nominate Someone Who is an Example of Great Character
Please fill out the Character Counts! Nomination Form before April 3, 2020 if you know of a child or adult who exemplifies one (or all!) of the Character Counts! Pillars. If chosen, they will be recognized at the Annual Awards Breakfast. Click Here for the Nomination Form
It was Bloomingdale School District 13 that brought the Character Counts! Coalition to our town. The CCC reinforces and recognizes examples of character in our community. For more information about Character Counts!, click here!
A Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors Who Attended District 13 Schools
Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale
Taste the Best--for Your School!
Did You Know...?
Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases the annual School Report Card, available to view on the ISBE website: www.illinoisreportcard.com. The Report Card shows district and individual school progress on a wide range of educational goals. One component of the School Report Card is the summative designation – a descriptor of how well our schools are meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality. We are proud to share that all Bloomingdale District 13 Schools have earned high designations for overall data for all accountability indicators as well as data for individual student groups. DuJardin Elementary School received the Exemplary designation, which indicates overall performance in the top 10% of all schools. Erickson Elementary School and Westfield Middle School both received the Commendable designation, with overall data indicating no underperforming student groups.
For the first time ever, these designations and academic indicators appear on the School Report Card alongside site-based expenditures – how much money the district spends per student. With these two data points, the District has the opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between financial investments and student outcomes.
District 13 welcomes this opportunity to dive into our data and talk about additional improvements and investments that can be made to support every student in reaching their goals. Bloomingdale School District 13 is strongest when we all work together as a greater community to achieve these goals.
Forgot Something at School?
If you find that you left an item at school after dismissal, the Main office is open until 4:00pm and the custodians will check the Front Door once again at 4:50pm if you need to enter the building briefly to retrieve an item.