Shamrock Blast

October 15, 2021 - Fall Break

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Calzone-cooking Lesson!

As a way to help welcome new students to the Monon Trail Elementary family, the students were treated to a calzone-cooking lesson! This was a way for the students to make new friends and have fun at the same time!

New Community Engagement and education program

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The Shamrock Academy is a brand new ambassador development program created to give district parents and select Westfield community leaders an unprecedented look into the educational experience and first-hand perspective into what it takes to run a successful and renowned school district like Westfield Washington Schools from the people tasked with operating our world class educational facilities.

Participants will meet one morning each month to learn about a new aspect of our operations. Class members have the opportunity to:

  • Gain first-hand knowledge of how WWS functions
  • Participate in a dialogue with leadership on education issues
  • Experience the engaging learning style used with students
  • Develop an understanding of how WWS has created a unique culture of educational excellence that is studied by other high-performing school districts

TONIGHT! - Passport to the Globe

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We are excited to announce the third annual Passport to the Globe at WHS! This is a joint collaboration presented by our Steel Pan, Culinary Arts, and World Language students and staff. This event is being held to recognize and celebrate the many cultures within our Westfield community, and will be your "passport" to an evening of international cuisine, culture, music, and art!

Performing Arts

Students from four different steel pan classes will be performing a concert with a variety of music from around the globe in the auditorium. Special guest Steve Lawrie, originally from South Africa, who built his career in steel pan building, tuning, performing, and arranging music, will be joining the concert.

Culinary Arts (Family and Consumer Sciences)- Advanced Global Nutrition and Cuisine Class

Following the concert, we will have a Cultural Cuisine Food Stations set-up, presented by our Advanced Global Nutrition and Culinary students and the Foodies Rock Program. Each team chose a country to research, and from there developed a recipe. The teams will be preparing their recipe for guests to sample. They are also decorating the tables with artifacts that represent aspects of the culture of the country they chose to study and will have some interesting facts to share. Be sure to come hungry for good food and knowledge!

WHS Clubs and World Language

Also following the concert, student lead clubs and organizations, as well as the World Language Department, will be representing different cultures around the world. Come enjoy learning a new language, a cultural dance, and about the many cultures within our school and community!

The Pride of Westfield community performance

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 7pm

Riverview Health Stadium, Westfield, IN, USA

Westfield, IN

The public is welcome to attend this FREE, final home performance for the Pride of Westfield. This is a great way to see the band at home and support our students before their state finals performance.

The Scholastic Class Marching Band State Finals is October 23rd at Franklin Central High School. The WHS Pride of Westfield will perform at 6:35pm with awards at 8:45pm. Come out and support our marching Rocks!

Westfield Apparel

These new Rocks pom-pom beanies are a hot item! The only place you can get them is from from the Rock Shop, so snag yours before it's too late!

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!

Shamrock Shoutout

This week's shoutout goes to Coach Jake Gilbert from Mrs. Jamie Myers, kindergarten teacher at Maple Glen Elementary School.

"Last May, our third grade son, Jon, had an emergency craniotomy due to a brain hemorrhage. He was in the hospital for 34 days. We were overwhelmed by the support we received from the Westfield community as a whole. We could not have felt more loved. After being home for a couple weeks, Jake Gilbert reached out to me after hearing about all that Jon had been through and finding out how much Jon loves football. He wasn't able to play this year due to his medical restrictions. Gilbert surprised Jon and brought some of the players over to our house one day to throw the ball around with him and chat about all of the possibilities that will open for him with football once he's all healed. They even brought him his very own mini Westfield helmet! He also was given the chance to get the true Westfield football experience last week, joining practices, going in the locker room before Friday's game, running onto the field with the team, and hanging out on the field during the game. Coach Gilbert probably has no idea how much that act of kindness meant to Jon and our family. He is truly a class act! We cannot thank him enough for taking the time to make Jon feel so special!"

BMX display at WHS

No Hate Tour at Westfield High School

The #NoHateTour came to Westfield High School school to spread their message of positivity, anti-bullying and self-love. And, they brought a few action sport athletes along to help deliver the message!

High School Theatre presentation

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.

Immunization Clinic for Uninsured

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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.