April 8, 2021
Greetings!
As we return to campus from spring break, we embark upon the end of the school year filled with many activities, sporting events, honors’ day celebrations, and graduation. We are grateful for this year and for your support in our efforts to provide in-person instruction on our campus each day. While this year has been a challenging one, we have seen success in many areas – student academic achievement, athletic and literary accomplishments, and an incredible response to our 50th anniversary campaign and recent auction. We wanted to take a moment to update you on a few items and calendar changes as we approach the end of the school year: 

With over 60 percent of our faculty and staff having been vaccinated or having had COVID and our number of COVID positive cases and quarantines having decreased to zero, we believe that we can safely make adjustments to our guidelines. While we will continue to maintain social distancing in our classrooms and disinfect in our restrooms and common areas, we will encourage, but not require, the use of face coverings/masks in our buildings.  We will continue to monitor the COVID situation and modify these guidelines if necessary. 

Upper School parents should expect to receive information regarding their student’s attendance via text messaging through our Parent Alert RenWeb/FACTS system.  We believe that text messaging will allow us to reach parents more effectively than phone calls/voice mails and emails. 

Thursday, April 29th will be a noon dismissal for all students in grades Pre-K through 12. This will allow us to have Field Day activities for our Lower, Middle, and Upper School students in the morning.  This is also the date of our Booster Club’s annual golf tournament and raffle, and we hope you will join in supporting the Booster Club by participating in the tournament, purchasing a raffle ticket, and attending the dinner and drawing for the raffle ticket that evening at Houston Lake Country Club. 

Friday, May 14th will be a student holiday as we hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 at 10 a.m. on the football field.  We have made the decision to hold graduation outdoors again this year; and a morning event helps avoid the chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm. Faculty and staff will be on campus all day, and Upper School students in grades 9 through 11 may participate in an optional study day for exam preparation from 12:30 until 3 pm. 

The spring is a wonderful time on our campus.  We are grateful for the privilege to educate your children, and we appreciate your continued support and prayers as we complete Westfield’s 51st school year.  
We are excited to announce Camp Westfield 2021 happening this summer! Register early...camps fill up quickly!
Westfield 50th Anniversary Book Now Available!

Commemorating Westfield’s fiftieth anniversary and written and published by The Storyline Group with a foreword by Mr. Larry Walker, Jr., The Westfield School: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence tells the story of how the "Westfield family” began and has continued its mission for over five decades.
Don't miss this year's
Booster Club Golf Tournament and Raffle
Thursday, April 29th at
Houston Lake
Country Club!
Face Behind the Mask Spotlight

Our #facebehindthemask spotlight features Mrs. April Holmes. Mrs. Holmes has worked at Westfield for four years. She can be found in the Middle School Building assisting students. Here is what Mrs. Holmes says she enjoys most about working at Westfield: "I love the students and the family atmosphere!" #facebehindthemask #healthyhornets #wearewestfield
Fourth graders in Mrs. Amber Churcher’s class are using their critical thinking skills to design projects based on the work of Rube Goldberg, an American inventor, engineer, author, and cartoonist. He is best known for creating complicated gadgets to achieve simple tasks. Check out their work! #criticalthinking #collaborativelearning #westfieldfourthgrade
A cup of coffee in one of these mugs designed and made by Upper School students in Ms. Sheridan Nadeau’s art class would be a perfect way to start off the morning! #westfieldarts
Congratulations to senior Meg Hiley who was selected as the Perry Chamber's March Student of the Month. Meg is an honors student and member of our state champion softball team. She plans to attend the University of Georgia. We are Westfield proud! #whsclassof2021
Thank you to Matthew Moore, Westfield ‘16 and Georgia Southern University ‘20, for a powerful message to our Middle and Upper School students this week, urging and encouraging them to know Jesus deeply and truly live their lives for Him. Click here to watch a video of Matthew's message. #VirtualAssembly #WednesdayWisdom #educationofmindandheart
Our Middle School girls' soccer team is off to a great season! Let’s give a shout out to these Middle School girls for a 5-2 win over Tiftarea! #westfieldsoccer
Congratulations to freshman Sean Fisher who won first place in the 3200 meter run at this week's varsity track meet at Mount de Sales! We are Westfield proud! #westfieldtrack
CHIP CHAMPION NAMED VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL HEAD COACH

Our varsity boys’ basketball team for the coming school year will be under the direction of Head Coach Chip Champion.  Coach Champion brings many years of experience to this position, and we are excited to have him in this role. He will continue to maintain his duties as Athletic Director and Director of Building, Grounds, and Transportation. #westfieldbasketball
Spring Pictures for Grades 6 - 11: April 13

Spring Pictures for Pre-K - Grade 5: April 14

Spring Musical Showcase: April 18, 4 pm, Recital Hall

Spring Sports Senior Night: April 23

Field Day (School-wide) and Noon Dismissal: April 29


Middle School Movie Night: May 1

Senior Exams: May 7 and 10

Baccalaureate Service for Class of 2021: May 13, 6 pm

Commencement Exercises for Class of 2021: May 14, 10 am

Student Holiday: May 14

US Optional Exam Study Session: May 14, 12:30 - 3 pm

Upper School Exams: May 17 - 20

Middle School Exams: May 19 & 20

Lower School End of Year Celebration: May 19

Kindergarten Graduation: May 20, 8:45 am

Last Day of School: May 20

The 50th Anniversary Campaign Corporate Partnership Opportunities provides a unique platform to publicize your business, while supporting our gymnatorium renovation. Many thanks to the following businesses who have already taken advantage of this unique opportunity. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Westfield! We are so appreciative of your support. To learn how you can become a Corporate Partner, contact Laura Medlin in the Development Office at lmedlin@westfieldschool.org or visit http://www.westfieldschool.org/alumni-and-giving/corporatepartners.cfm