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December 7, 2018

From the Office

This week was full of opportunities for students to demonstrate their skills in many areas! Students participated in Winter MAP testing; this is a great indicator and benchmark for students to demonstrate their knowledge to this point and help guide teachers in future instructional planning. Our Band and Choir took their show on the road for the annual tour performing at both DuJardin and Erickson elementary schools then Yorktown Mall! Additionally, our girls basketball teams finished the season strong and showed how much they have grown as individuals and as a team! Congratulations to all the girls, Mr. Buchholz and Mr. Cikesh on another successful season!


We were also thrilled to recognize and highlight Westfield students for their academic achievements during the 1st trimester at our Honor Roll recognition on Thursday morning! Thank you to everyone who made it possible, the students for their hard work and all the families for their support!

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!


Band & Choir Assembly: December 10th - Please note: Lunch for 7th and 8th grades will be at 11:59, 6th grade will be at 12:21.

TEK/Club Hype Holiday Chocolate Candy Making: December 10th at 3:30pm

Talent Show Auditions: December 11th & 12th

Sharing Tree Shop Trip: December 12th

Cadet & Concert Band Concert: December 12th at 7pm

Choir Concert: December 13th at 7pm

1:40pm Dismissal: December 19th

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

The 5 Essentials 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.

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!

Holiday Sharing Tree Collections Extended

Please consider donating to Student Council's Sharing Tree for 50 needy children in our own Township to receive a holiday gift this year. See information flyer below. Thank you!

Sharing Tree Donations: Through Monday, December 10th

Club Hype

UPCOMING:

Holiday Candy Making - December 10, 2018

Westfield's Got Talent

Your child has many talents, and we would like to showcase one of them on the stage during our annual talent show. Tryouts happen on Dec. 11th or 12th. For more information/permission slip: Westfield's Got Talent

Student Art Contest

Congratulations to all of the Westfield Middle School students who were featured in our Student Art Contest at Representative Winger's office!!

Be a Part of the 'Bee'

Calling all Westfield students! Enter the District 13 Spelling Bee ~ 90 years of tradition.

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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