March 16, 2023
From academics to fine arts and athletics, our Hornets are busy this spring! Be sure to check out all of our news! Please mark your calendar for our Spring Break (April 3 - 7), our Annual Fund School Holiday (April 10), Noon Dismissal for All Students (April 20), and Spring Holiday (April 21)...along with Spring Pictures for grades Pre-K through 11th on April 12th and 13th. Next week, our 8th graders will be traveling to Washington, DC, to visit our Nation's Capital, and our 6th and 7th graders will be exploring and discovering at the NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. It's great to be a Westfield Hornet!
The 29th annual Booster Club Golf Tournament and Raffle will be held Thursday, April 20th at Houston Lake Country Club. Enjoy a buffet dinner, live music on the patio, and find out if your name is called for the $8,000 grand prize! Raffle tickets are $50 each or $75 for 1 ticket and 1 buy back. Purchase raffle tickets by contacting any of the Westfield coaches (478-987-0547 ext 238), Jeff Dehem (478) 256-9704, or Joe Goodroe (706-202-1835). Come out and join us on Thursday, April 20th at Houston Lake Country Club!
Attention Lower School Parents:

Please see the procedural reminders below. These procedures are put in place for the safety of our students as well as to eliminate classroom disruptions. 
  • Arrival for students begins at 7:45. Your child needs to be ready to get out of the car when you pull into the turnaround. Please have iPads, breakfast, toys, etc. put away before time to get out. The carline needs to be a continuous flow in order to get everyone unloaded and for students get to class on time. 
  • Our school day starts at 8:00. If your child arrives at school after 8:00 they are tardy and behind in their day. This makes a difference in the start of their day as well as interrupts the class. Being late due to an appointment is different than the excessive amount of tardies we have between 8:01-8:30. 
  • If you arrive late and the sign is out stating our school day has started, please take your child to the Administration Office. Do not drop them off at the turnaround.
  • Checking your child out during the school day? Call the Administration Office (478-987-0547) so they can have your child ready when you arrive. All early dismissals must be before 2:10.
  • Need to change dismissal time or your child's transportation after school? Call the Administration Office (478-987-0547). 
  • Do NOT text or email the teachers about early dismissals and change of dismissal. They are instructing students and will not always get messages until later in the day. Please call the Administration Office (478-987-0547).
Thank you for doing your part to make our school day run as smoothly as possible.
Summer at Westfield
Join us as our Multimedia Journalism students interview literary team coordinator Mrs. Kathy Stubbs along with several members of our literary team on their recent competition in GISA AAA District 5 Region and the upcoming state competition on March 21st. #allthingswestfield
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The WFO Spirit Shop needs your help!
Congratulations to these super power readers! Third graders Daniel Wheeler and Bailey Gilbert have earned 300 Accelerated Reader (AR) points each. Fifth grader Olivia Peck has earned 400 AR points, and fifth grader Matilyn Postell has reached 500 AR points. We are Westfield proud of these outstanding students! #PowerReaders #acceleratedreader #educationofmindandheart
Pre-K students in Mrs. Kollyn Lawson and Mrs. Lane Briscoe's class welcomed two very special guests this morning - Sergeant Harvey and firefighter Austin Williams from the City of Perry Fire & Emergency Services! Sergeant Harvey read a story about firefighters and the work they do in putting out a house fire, and firefighter Williams dressed in his full equipment for the class. We are thankful for our fire department and all that they do to keep our school, homes, and community safe! #westfieldprek #communitypartners #educationofmindandheart
Pre K students in Mrs. Rashelle Benton and Mrs. Allison Young’s class are working on writing the letter Z and the number 14 today. Check out their Zebras with fourteen stripes! #handsonlearning #westfieldprek #educationofmindandheart
Our third graders in Mrs. Christy Grantham’s English/language arts classes are sharing their blessings. The students created shamrocks, identifying four ways in which their lives are blessed. #stpatricksdayblessings #westfieldthirdgrade #educationofmindandheart
Congratulations to 8th grader Gabe Velazquez who was recognized as a Perry Rotary Club Middle School Student of the Month! We are Westfield proud! #buildingleaders
Congratulations to juniors Lexi Hardy and Erica Graham who have been named as semifinalists for the 2023 Georgia Governor's Honors program! Lexi and Erica interviewed at Georgia Southern University this past weekend for the opportunity to participate in GHP this summer. Lexi is a semifinalist in the area of Dance, and Erica is a semifinalist for Spanish/Foreign Languages. We are Westfield proud! #buildingleaders
From the College Counseling Office:

Georgia Power is sponsoring the 21st Century Leaders summer leadership institute program for high school students. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2023 in your Friday newsletter EarthCare: The Leadership Challenge of the 21st Century will be hosted on the campus of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA during the week of June 11 – 16, 2023.

Attention Seniors:

The Balvaunuca Club Scholarship is available in Dr. Morton’s office and due to Dr. Morton by 4/11.

The Seth Stapleton Scholarship is now available for those who participate on the clay target shooting team.

The Joy Foundation Scholarship for the fine arts is now available in Dr. Morton’s office and due April 12th.

Farm Bureau Wayne Talton Scholarship for Agriculture Majors – April 14th

The Kiwanis Scholarship along with several others are also now available in Dr. Morton's office. Be sure to come by and pick up an application.

Attention sophomores: Perry Youth Leadership applications are available in Dr. Morton's office. Applications are due to Dr. Morton by 4/11. No applications will be accepted after this date.
Upper School principal Jarrod Lewis for spoke with students at this week's assembly to encourage them in their faith and personal relationships with Christ. Mr. Lewis shared the story of Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Christ, reminding us that when we sin we are betraying Him. The good news of the Gospel tells us that Jesus paid the price for our sins, and His grace and mercy redeem us. #Wednesdaywisdom #middleandupperschoolassembly #educationofmindandheart
A special thanks to our cast and crew of The Ever After, directed by Ms. Elizabeth Alexander, for a fun and fabulous performance! This fun production takes place during a talk show with a host who invites traditional fairy tale characters who have been estranged for 20 years to reconcile on live television. 
Fifth graders in Mrs. Karen Ray's art class are feeling funky with these cute cat paintings they are creating! The students are drawing and painting cats based on the work of Tracey Ann Finley, a mixed media folk artist. We love seeing their colorful, creative art! #westfieldart #educationofmindandheart
Art II students in Mrs. DJ Blalock's classes have been working on a collaborative grid project to create a beautiful portrait of Bertie, one of Westfield's therapy dogs owned by Lower School art teacher Mrs. Karen Ray. Each student was given a square that was part of a bigger picture, to recreate with oil pastels, not knowing what the end result would look like. Once the students finished their squares, they pieced them together to reveal the final art piece! #westfieldfinearts #educationofmindandheart
Upper School Fine Arts students enjoyed a day in Atlanta visiting the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Ponce City Market, and the Harry Potter concert performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. #exploringanddiscoveringthearts #learningoutsidetheclassroom #Westfieldfinearts
March 25: Junior/Senior Prom, Muse Theatre, 8 pm

April 3 - 7: Spring Break

April 10: School Holiday for Annual Fund Participation

April 11: Classes Resume

April 12: Spring Pictures by We Do Photography for Grades Pre-K - 5th

April 13: Spring Pictures by We Do Photography for Grades 6th - 11th

April 20: Field Day - School wide Noon Dismissal

April 17: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30 - 6:30pm, Recital Hall

April 20: Booster Club Golf Tournament

April 21: School Spring Holiday
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