December 13, 2018
Hello Westfield families!
Christmas is near, and our students are taking exams, learning about Christmas traditions, singing Christmas carols, competing in winter sports, and celebrating the birth of our Savior. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year!
Look who came to wish a Merry Christmas to the Class of 2019! Thank you to all of our senior parents and Mr. Claus for such a fun and festive senior breakfast!
Thank you to Mrs. Angie Westbrook for reading the Christmas story to our Lower School students and to Mrs. Lora Ennis for leading our students in singing Christmas carols!  #westfieldtraditions #christmasatwestfield
Our second graders are reading and writing the Nativity story to help them learn about Jesus' birth, and our fifth grade sang Christmas carols and made Christmas cards for the residents at Autumn Terrace.
Don't miss the December 15th deadline to receive a state tax credit! Contact Laura Medlin, Director of Development, at lmedlin@westfieldschool.org to learn more about how you can support Westfield while receiving a dollar for dollar state tax credit. Click here to learn more about GOAL!
Attention Kroger shoppers! If you have previously enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program, please click here to log in to your Kroger account and select Westfield School (NPO #: QD538 ) again. Our NPO number has recently changed and as a result you must re-link your rewards card to Westfield. If you have never enrolled in Community Rewards, now is a great time! This is such an easy way to support Westfield at no cost to you! 
First graders in Mrs. Liana Walton’s class are learning how to collect data and create a bar graph...with m&m’s! Who says you can’t learn and enjoy m&m candy at the same time?!  #handsonlearning #educationofmindandheart
Eighth graders shared stories they wrote and published in their technology class with second graders in Mrs. Shannon Reber's room. Collaborative learning across grade levels create a wonderful learning environment!
Second graders in Mrs. Angie Westbrook’s class are learning about Christmas traditions from all over the world. They made ornaments from different countries and are getting their “passports” stamped with each country they study.
The University of Georgia is now accepting applications for UGA VetCamp 2019, which is scheduled for June 16 - June 22.  The application for UGA VetCAMP 2019 is available now on their website ( http://vet.uga.edu/academic/vetcamp ). The deadline for all application materials is January 25, 2019.
Thank you to our Lower, Middle, and Upper School choruses and our chorus teachers Mrs. Lauren Mann and Mrs. Lora Ennis for a wonderful presentation of "Sounds of the Season." #christmaschorusconcert #westfieldchorus
Thank you to our students and art teachers for “decking the halls” at Westfield!
Congratulations to our
Lower School Students of the Week!

Stella Walker - 1st Grade
Blake Esmond - 2nd Grade
Henry Peterson - 2nd Grade
Evan Fries - 3rd Grade
Avery Spence - 4th Grade
Rowen Garcia - 4th Grade
Two Westfield seniors signed letters of intent this week to continue playing sports at the collegiate level! Riley Hickok signed with  Mercer University  for softball, and Hatch Brannen signed for baseball at  Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College . Congratulations, Riley and Hatch! We are Westfield proud! 
The Westfield wrestling team had an outstanding weekend as hosts of the 8th annual Odoban/Lethal Invitational which included teams from 18 schools and nearly 400 wrestling matches. Congratulations to our Hornet wrestling team...five JV first place finishers and three varsity first place finishers! Special thanks to Mr. Steve Davison, parent of five Westfield graduates and owner/CEO of Clean Control Corporation, for his generous, long-time support of our school and for being the presenting sponsor of this tournament for eight years! Thank you to Coach Nic McGehee and all of the coaches, parent volunteers, and the Booster Club for making this year’s tournament a great success! Go Hornets!  #westfieldwrestling
Congratulations to our JV and varsity clay target shooting teams on a great competition at the GISA State meet in Savannah. Three shooters placed in the overall JV competition: Levi Crook - 7th place, James Hays - 9th place, and Hayden Crook - 19th place out of 97 shooters. In the varsity competition, Cole Miller placed 33rd out of 198 shooters. Great job, Hornets! #westfieldclaytargetshooting 
Congratulations to seniors Andrew Collins and Tyler Malakius who were selected to represent Westfield in the GISA All Star game! #westfieldproud #westfieldfootball
December 13 - 17: Upper School Exams (note Dec 12 is a Study Day)

December 17 & 18: Middle School Exams

December 18: Lower School Breakfast with Santa

December 18: NOON DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS!

January 4: Professional Learning Day for Faculty and Staff

January 7: Classes Resume



#It's Great to Be a Westfield Hornet!