Westfield Public Schools is launching a District Facebook Page… please “like us” on Facebook (find us by searching for Westfield Public Schools Happenings).
Westfield High School Girls Varsity Tennis Coach, Karen Whitaker, was awarded the prestigious Grinspoon Pioneer Valley Excellence In Teaching Award. She is truly an outstanding educator!
Athletic Sign-ups for 8th graders attending Westfield High School or Westfield Voc Tech High School will occur on the following dates:
South Middle School on Thursday, May 16th during 8th grade lunch.
North Middle School on Monday, May 20th, 2013 during 8th grade lunch.
Team photo to be taken on Wednesday, May 15th. Be sure to have your home uniform and be ready right after school.
WHS BOMBERS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION TO BE HELD AT AMELIA PARK ICE ARENA
Westfield, MA - Amelia Park Ice Arena in Westfield, MA will be hosting the Westfield High School Bombers Division III State Championship Celebration on Wednesday, March 20, 2012 @ 8pm. The event will include introduction of the Champions, a meet & greet, raffles, and a FREE skate (rentals $3/each) for fans from 8-8:50pm.
“We encourage our Westfield Community to come out and congratulate YOUR State Champs,” said Karen Gomez, WHS Director of Athletics & PE Supervisor 9-12. “Since the building of Amelia Park Ice Arena, our hockey program has been flourishing with Coach Matthews and 3 State Titles, so it just made sense to host a party there.”
The Bombers claimed their 2013 Division 3 State Title with a win over Swampscott, 4-1, at the TD Garden in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day.
“We are so proud to be the Bombers Home Ice,” said Carole Appleton, Executive Director of Amelia Park Ice Arena. “They have been such a great example of work ethic and community spirit – Way to Go, Bombers!”
Amelia Park Ice Arena is a sports complex and memorial garden, financed by the late Westfield philanthropist Albert F. Ferst (1919-2011), in memory of his wife Amelia. The Albert & Amelia Ferst Operating Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit entity, was formed in 1998, with the expressed purpose of building this recreational facility and garden in her memory.
For more information, or to be involved in this event, please contact Carole Appleton, Executive Director, at 413-568-2503
Westfield High School Athletes and Families:
Westfield HS Spring Athletic Registration is Closing Wednesday, April 10th!!! Athletes not registered are ineligible!!!
The following 2 documents must be completed and on file with the athletic department should you choose not to register online in addition to the $85 athletic user fee.
The Athletic Department is offering the convenience of online registration for our sports programs through partner company, Family ID. Family ID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs. It helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through Family ID, you enter your information once for multiple uses, multiple kids and multiple programs. Use the FamilyID site that allows you to create an account and register your athlete(s).
1. Create your secure Family ID account by entering your family name, email address and password. You will receive an email with a link to confirm your new account.
2. Fill out the information requested on the registration form. You will receive an email from Family ID confirming your registration. You can log back into FamilyID.com at any time to update your information and to check on the sports for which you are registered.
3. If you need assistance you can call Family ID at 888-800-5583 X1. Support is available 7 days per week from early morning through late evening.
Athletes registering through FamilyID must bring their $85 user fee and Emergency Card to the coach or the Athletic Office room 123!
We are asking all Spring Athletes to complete registration by your first game or Friday, April 5th. Following April 6th Unregistered athletes will not be allowed on the fields for practices/games.
Please see the consequences for ineligible athletes here: Ineligible Athletes – cause forfiets
If you would like to register the “paper way”, the following needs to be submitted.
- Athletic Contract
- Pre Concussion Form
- $85 user fee
- Emergency Card
Bomber Ice Hockey is going to the State Finals!
Sunday, March 17th at 3:30 pm TD Bank North Garden, Boston, MA
Tickets $ 10.95 in advance at TicketMaster
Westfield Youth Soccer is looking for high school students to officiate games.
So, you want to referee for Westfield Youth Soccer?
If, after reviewing this overview, you are interested in becoming a referee, send an email with your name, phone number, and your email address to info @ wysoccer.com [no spaces]
Learn the rules.
If you’ve played or coached soccer, you have a good start. You will need to get a Federation rule book, which costs $7, as well as a free pamphlet describing rules that apply only to our league. If, after reviewing this overview, you are interested in becoming a referee, send an email with your name, phone number, and your email address to info @ wysoccer.com [no spaces]
Pass a written exam.
All new officials must pass a written exam based on the rule book and pamphlet. The test is roughly 80 questions (mostly true and false) and also covers referee signals, which you need to accurately describe.
The test can seem lengthy, but the key to success is reviewing the rule book thoroughly to learn and understand the rules. People with only a basic understanding of the game – including some who have never played or coached – have passed the test and become referees for several years. Read the material and test yourself with the practice “situations” in the book, and you will be well-prepared.
The test will be given in the summer, depending on the interest and everyone’s schedules. You will be given plenty of notice to study the rules.