Class of 2022
131st Commencement Ceremony Livestream
Friday, May 27, 2022
The livestream will open at 5 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Welcome to Westfield High School, Home of the Shamrocks! I am Alicia Denniston, proud principal of this amazing school. This is my second year 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. 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, Arabella, Anneliesa, and Alister.
WHS continues to receive yearly accolades that remind us this is a wonderful school with a talented group of students and staff. While we are proud of these achievements, our culture here and the dedication of our staff is what makes this school the special place that it is. Our chief cornerstone of culture is Students First. Period. That is the lens through which we make decisions and through which we establish our why.
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!
Monthly Theme Winners
We’d like to congratulate our May Theme Winners! Westfield High School is excited to focus on monthly themes that are aligned with our Life Ready skills. In addition, these themes match CORE content as well as national/global awareness months.
Our May theme was grit. People who are good at showing grit are committed, motivated, and persistent in achieving extraordinary
fulfillment and performance. They always try their best and never give up. They concentrate on achieving success despite setbacks and they set
demanding goals and then pursue strategies on ways to move goals and dreams forward.Congratulations to these students and staff who go above and beyond in regard to this attribute!