Join us here for the Westfield Washington High School 130th Commencement Exercises.
This video link will be live on June 3, 2021, at 6:30 PM.
Congratulations to our seniors on their well-deserved success!
Welcome to Westfield High School, Home of the Shamrocks! I am Alicia Denniston, proud principal of this amazing school. This is my first year to serve in this role. Before being named principal, I served as WHS Assistant Principal for eight years and was a Spanish and ESL teacher here at WHS before that. When I came to WHS in 2007, after spending my first five years in education elsewhere, I knew I was home. Fun fact: My birthday is March 17. I told my interview team back in 2007, that I was born a Shamrock and it was meant to be. I live here in Westfield with my husband, Matt, who is also an educator and an officer in the National Guard. We have four children, who attend Westfield schools--Benson (10), Arabella (8), Anneliesa (6), and Alister (4).
WHS continues to receive yearly accolades that remind us this is a wonderful school with a talented group of students and staff: AP Honor Roll, Top Ten Schools in Indiana and named to the top 4% of schools in the nation by US News and Weekly Report, top graduation rate in the county, athletic state titles, Career and Technical Education award...I could go on. While we are proud of these achievements, our culture here and the dedication of our staff who believe “Students First. Period”, Collaboration is Crucial- ”We are better together than we are on our own”, Rigor for ALL-” all students are capable of challenging work that will prepare them for the day after graduation”, and that a Growth Mindset is imperative-- is what makes this school the special place that it is.
I hope that you will take a moment to read my Principal’s Blog and find out more about what makes WHS special, our mission, and how we intend to grow and improve this year and into the future. Watch for updates to the blog throughout the school year. Also follow my Instagram to see evidence of our WHS life ready mission, cornerstones, and Westfield Way in action!
Westfield High School Theme - Service
Our final WHS theme for the 2020-21 school year was purpose. These individuals have a growth mindset and take on challenges that stretch them. They are hard workers and assess ideas and viewpoints. They show presence. They inspire or spark other’s interest and enthusiasm. Congratulations to our staff and students who were nominated for showing purpose!