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Westfield Middle School
149 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Phone: 630-529-6211
Fax: 630-893-9336

School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Voicemail: 630-529-6211
(In use between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)

Westfield Office Staff
Stefan Larsson, Principal
Heidi Weeks, Assistant Principal
Susan Wruck, Secretary
Laurie Spejcher, Secretary


Located at 149 Fairfield Way in Bloomingdale, Westfield School opened in 1975, receiving its moniker from the names of two bordering subdivisions, Westlake and Fairfield. Attended by 435 students, Westfield School's staff includes Stefan Larsson, principal, and Heidi Weeks, assistant principal, and approximately 60 teachers and instructional aides.

Supply List 2014 - 2015

Westfield School Announcements

Homework Lab Schedule

Use of School Facilities Application

Westfield PTO Membership Form

Westfield PTO Phone Directory Form

Common Core Resources

Westfield Music Department Fund-Raiser - Please help the Westfield Music Department raise money to help cover the costs of future trips. Go to 2Clickfundraising.com before you do your on-line shopping at over 100 sites including Amazon.com, Shutterfly.com, Peapod, KBtoys, 1-800 Flowers, Gap.com, iTunes, Barnes & Noble. The Westfield Music Department will earn a percentage of your final sale. Thank you for your support of the Music Department. Click here for more information.

STEM
S.T.E.M CLUB WEBSITE
The Westfield S.T.E.M. Club website is created by students and contains news and information about the club.

VIRTUAL BACKPACK
Check out the District 13 Virtual Backpack for information from local non-profit organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners.

POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCESS
PowerSchool Parent Access is now available to all Westfield parents. PowerSchool Parent Access provides online access to student grades and attendance. Click here to learn how to use PowerSchool Parent Access.

PTO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Several volunteer positions will be available next year. Click here to find out more about these positions

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
In an effort to improve safety, security and supervision of the Westfield Campus, D13 has installed video surveillance cameras throughout the school building. The cameras will be used in common areas of the school for the primary purpose of promoting a safe and secure environment for students and staff. Video recordings will only be viewed by students, parents and/or staff with an administrator present. Disciplinary action may be taken with students based on video documentation.

LATE BUS
Westfield has a late bus that leaves school at approximately 5:05 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, beginning the second week of school. This one bus covers most of our district bus territory, makes fewer stops, and takes an hour or more to complete its run.

LINK TO ARTSONIA WEBSITE

Author Visit
Westfield Middle School’s Reading Motivation Committee is honored to host a visit from author Trent Reedy on Friday, September 26th. Mr. Reedy’s novel Words in the Dust received the 2014 Rebeca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. During Friday’s visit, Mr. Reedy will speak to students about his career and his newest novel If You’re Reading This. His list of novels also includes the Divided We Fall trilogy and Stealing Air.

Students interested in purchasing his autographed book(s) should ask their ELA teacher for a book order form and return the form and payment by Friday, September 26th. The following novels are available for purchase: If You’re Reading This, hardcover $18; Divided We Fall (Book 1 of new trilogy), hardcover $18; and Words in the Dust, paperback $7.


New Lunch Times

7th/8th grade lunch: 11:38am - 11:59am
6th grade lunch: 12:01pm - 12:22pm


2014 - 2015 Westfield School Supplies Website - School Tool Box.


2014 - 2015 Summer Reads

6th Grade

  • 39 Clues Bk.1: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
  • Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
  • Zach's Lie by Roland Smith
  • How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg and Kevin O'Malley

7th Grade

  • Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
  • Beanball by Gene Fehler
  • Dark Life by Kat Falls
  • Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Powerful Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

8th Grade

  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar
  • UnWind, UnWholly or UnSouled by Neal Shusterman
  • The President Has Been Shot by James Swanson

Prepackaged School Supplies
Prepackaged School Supplies will be sold through School Tool Box for the 2014-2015 school year. Orders can be placed online and will be delivered to your home address. You can customize your order by adding or removing items from the grade level list. More information can be found here.


Graduation
To purchase Diploma Pictures by Color Portraits, Inc. for the Westfield Graduation on May 28, 2014 go to

cpphotos.latahosting.com
username/password: westfieldmiddle2014

To purchase the 8th grade DVD played at the dance and graduation, go to the  Westfield Main Office.  DVDs are $10.00 each.


Illinois Youth Survey Parent Notification Letter



Spotlight on Concert Choir
Click here to view a slideshow about Westfield's Concert Choir.


Kindles, Nooks and iPads
Students have been asking their teachers if they may use these "e-readers" (electronic readers) for their silent reading during the school day. The answer is "YES!" Our students are digital learners and if this makes them want to read even more, of course we would want to encourage them to use this personal equipment to enhance their reading abilities.

To that end, it is essential that you, as the parent, review the technology agreement that was signed at the beginning of the year. You can access this information in the gold pages in the front of the student planner or pages 13, 14 and 15 or go to our Westfield website and open the link to the "Student Planner", Please remind your student that they must exercise care in using these privately owned electronic devices. The school is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal electronic devices. If you elect to have your student bring these personal electronics to school, your student is assuming the liability and responsibility for taking care of their personal belongings. The privately owned electronic devices are to be used for ONLY the intended purpose within the educational environment. The responsibility for appropriate use of the Internet lies solely with the student user.


Does Your Student Need Support?


NWEA MAP Parent Toolkit


RtI: Response to Intervention at Westfield
Students needing additional help with reading and/or math are participating in intervention programs called Reading Plus and Compass Learning in place of their exploratory class. These computerized learning programs are part of a system of student interventions called Response to Intervention, or RtI. RtI provides systematic, research-based interventions to students who have demonstrated that they could benefit from additional instruction and practice.

Both Reading Plus and Compass Learning are computer-based academic skills enhancement programs within RtI that focus on improving students’ reading comprehension and math skills. Students are identified for this programming based on their MAP, ISAT and OLSAT test scores, as well as teacher recommendation. Student progress is being monitored weekly through dynamic progress monitoring tests and assessments.

We will continue to monitor all students' progress in building their reading and math skills. Building students' reading and math skills is a top priority, as a student's reading and math ability impacts their learning in all of their classes on a daily basis.

For additional information about RtI in District 13, you can also refer to the District 13 RtI web page.


District 13 Bullying Policy
On October 25, 2010 the Board of Education updated the Anti-bullying policy 7:180, entitled "Preventing Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment." This policy reflects new state mandated legislation that gives school greater ability to address bullying behavior that may occur at school. Please take time to read this policy as it is aligned with our Code of Conduct in the Student Planner.

Anti-Bully Help Request


Internet Safety
Westfield students will take part in an Internet Safety program, as required by law. Students will complete the following anonymous survey as part of this program:

Internet Use Survey