Westfield Voke Tech 100th Anniversary Celebration
WVTHS is pleased to announce a LATE BUS on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons starting on September 17. The bus will pick up students in front of the building at 3:30 p.m. At this time, this service is only available to student that live in Westfield and take a bus to or from school. Students that plan to take the late bus must inform the Main Office the day before they intend to stay after school. Students will be required to give their name and address so that the bus company can create a run for their drivers ahead of time. Please feel free to contact the Main Office at 413-572-6533 for more information.
RACHEL’S CHALLENGE COMMUNITY EVENT
Westfield High School and WVTHS, in partnership with the Westfield Police Department, will be implementing a program this year called Rachel’s Challenge. This program was created and designed by Darrell Scott, father of Rachel Scott who died during the Columbine, Colorado school shootings in 1999. The program is designed to inspire and encourage students both nationally and internationally, to replace acts of bullying and violence with acts of kindness and compassion. On October 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., parents and the community are invited to hear more about this program and the inspiring true story about Rachel’s dream to make this world a better place. It has been over a decade since her death, and this dream continues to be fulfilled, around the globe. Please come and join us for this significant event at Westfield Vocational Technical High School, which will be held on the school’s upper campus in the auditorium. We hope to see you there!
2014 CANDIDATE FORUMS
We are pleased to announce that WVTHS will again host the Chamber
of Commerce Candidate Forums in the Auditorium.
- Wednesday October 22 State Senate with Don Humason and Patrick Leahy
- Wednesday October 29 State Representative with John Velis and Dan Allie
Both nights will have a candidate meet and greet from 6:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. then the formalized forum from 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. This event is open to the public.
NEASC VISITING TEAM OCTOBER 27-30, 2014
This October, WVTHS welcomes the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) for a comprehensive peer review of our programs, facilities and procedures. Every ten years, schools and universities in the six New England states spend one to two years reflecting, analyzing and drafting reports that detail their student population, facilities and curriculum. The peer review completes this intensive and meticulous process and results in formal accreditation of WVTHS by NEASC.
NEASC is the oldest educational accreditation organization in the U.S., and its seal of accreditation ensures that schools are promoting quality education based on established standards that define the qualities of good schools and educational practices. Undergoing the self evaluation and peer review process ensures that WVTHS is adhering to these standards.
The peer review process kicks off on October 27 with a Welcome Dinner for the visiting committee. Then, over the course of the next few days, the visiting committee reads the self-evaluation reports written by faculty and staff of WVTHS, and tour the facility to observe and verify the self-study’s findings through an on-site evaluation process.
Undergoing the NEASC process is a testament to WVTHS’s commitment to improving its offerings, teaching practices, procedures, and facilities. All of the faculty and staff at WVTHS look forward to improving their practices via the recommendations and commendations of the NEASC visiting team.
Please click on the link below for the latest Principal's Newsletter:
Principal's Newsletter September 2014
Principal's Newsletter October 2014
ABC 40 HONOR ROLL LIVE
Watch Westfield Vocational Technical High School on abc40's Honor Roll Live from Friday May 23, 2014. Copy and paste the link below.