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WRSD Health & Wellness
Our next and final event in our Family Wellness Series is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 9 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and involves an interactive experience that will engage parents and teens in direct and open conversations about issues facing today's teens. Topics include stress, drugs, peer pressure, anxiety and other issues impacting teens and families.
Registration is requested for each event for planning and communication purposes only. Thank you for your interest and support.
In case you missed any of our events, you can view the presentations by clicking on the links below:
WRSD embraces the use of social media for the purpose of providing our community with a glimpse into the wonderful things going on in our schools. Our schools, teachers, clubs, sports, and activities have lively feeds to keep you connected.
We've compiled a searchable list to help you Follow/Like us on social media. Use the Search boxes to narrow the list by school, class, club, team, or organization.
APRIL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
At the public meeting on April 26, the meeting featured Student of the Month and as well as other student/staff recognitions (click here to view the agenda). During the special public report portion of the meeting our high school administrators were also on hand to provide highlights of our High School Education program (click the presentation to find out more).
2018-19 WRSD Budget
The board approved the annual budget for the 2018-2019 school year presented by Business Administrator, Keith Rosado, and the Superintendent, Dr. Gonzalez. Highlights of the budget include:
- maintenance of existing programs and offerings
- continued implementation of activities outlined in the district's strategic plan including the phase in of the a 1:1 Chromebook initiative at the high school
- safety and security enhancements
- 3.25% increase in the operating budget tax levy and 3.51% increase in overall tax levy (inclusive of debt)
Click above to view the complete presentation of the budget. The Budget Book will be available at the following locations:
- Public Library: Westwood & Twp. of Washington
- Town Hall: Westwood & Twp. of Washington
- Westwood Regional School District Board of Education Office
Board of Education Vacancy
The Westwood Regional School District Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates for membership to the Board to fill one open seat. This term will run until December 2018. In November, the position will be placed on the ballot at the annual election. Any qualified Borough of Westwood resident interested in serving the children of our school district should check our our district website HERE for additional details and submit a letter of interest to Keith Rosado, Business Administrator/Board Secretary by 4:00 p.m.on June 1, 2018.
Mary Connolly - High School Nurse
Students of the Month for March
Stephen Sabbagh (gr 12); Liam Peabody (gr 8); Matthew Zamora (gr 7); Thomas Mrsich (gr 6)
Colin Liddy - HS Boys Basketball
Surpassing 1,000 Career Points
Student Representatives Report
Each month at our public meeting of the Board of Education, our HS student representatives, Erik Kopp and Sydney Lewis, report out on the exciting news and activity taking place at our Jr/Sr High School.
Each month we highlight a member(s) of our school district staff who demonstrate a commitment to our motto "Excellence in Education". This month we are pleased to present ...
High School Math Teacher
Jim Thomas has been a math teacher for Westwood Regional Schools for 14 years and has made contributions to the district in many different areas.
In the classroom Mr. Thomas has worked for several years to help improve the math curriculum and make taking calculus a reality for many students. This year, over 100 students will take one of the three levels of calculus with 57 taking the Advanced Placement Exam. The AP students are looking forward to the arrival of the AP Calculus Boot camp - a rigorous final push for students to prepare them for the AP test in May.
Outside the classroom, Mr. Thomas serves as the advisor for the Continental Math League and Math Team. Students compete with each other and against other schools to prove who is the best. Mr. Thomas' pride and joy is the Academic Decathlon Team. He has coached WACADECA for 10 years and each year has gotten better than the previous one. Over that 10 year span, the team has won over 400 individual awards. For two years in a row, the team has finished 4th in the state and will once again serve as the New Jersey representative in the online national medium-school competition.
Mr. Thomas is originally from Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He worked on farms all through high school and brings a unique perspective to the district. He lives in Goshen, New York with his wife Ginny who is a school therapist in Mahwah and his twin daughters Isla and Ellie.
You are cordially invited ...
May 9: Parent-Teen Talk Night
2018 Summer Enrichment Registration
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
2017-2018 Upcoming Dates
- 10: Board of Education Meeting (Annual Personnel Meeting)
- 28: District Closed
- 14: Board of Education Meeting
- 21: Last Day for Students
- 21: High School Graduation
- 22: Last Day for Staff
- 28: Board of Education Meeting
2018-2019 School Calendar
At the January 18, 2018 meeting, the Board approved the school calendar for 2018-2019. The calendar is attached for your reference and can be found on the district website, here, along with the NJ Department of Education list of religious holidays permitting student absence from school.