Inside the Rock
Summary: Inside the Rock is a podcast hosted by Dr. Sherry Grate created to share and spotlight the latest and greatest happenings at Westfield Washington Schools .
In this week’s episode of Inside the Rock, Dr. Grate talks with Sodexo’s Karen Ogden about the Summer Food Rocks program which begins at the end of this month! Great info for our Rocks families!
Dr. Grate’s guest on Inside the Rock this week is Middle School Art Teacher and Yearbook Advisor, Allison Staub! Listen and learn about Westfield Middle School’s yearbook awards and about how Allison won the Yearbook Advisor of the Year! We are so proud of our Rocks Family!
You won’t want to miss Inside the Rock this week! Dr. Grate talks to our school board president, Dan Degnan, about his role on the school board, projects their working on, and why he feels it’s so important to be involved in the community!
In this week’s episode of Inside the Rock, Dr. Grate talks with Washington Woods Elementary School’s Robotics Team. This first year team is heading to the Robotics World Championship competition next month and they’re geared up to win!
Oak Trace Principal Robin Lynch, who has guided the school since its opening, talks about the CLASS (connecting learning assures student success) framework and their student ambassador program. Learn more about Mrs. Lynch, a Westfield High School graduate, and the awesome work happening at Oak Trace!
In this week’s episode of Inside the Rocks, Dr. Grate talks with Mike Hall, principal at Monon Trail Elementary. Listen and find out why Monon Trail's mantra this year is "Together is Better" and how that vision has been embraced in the classroom and guided their plan for this school year.
Dr. Grate talks with Carol Cramer, WWS Behavioral Specialist, about bringing social and emotional learning elements into her role and how that has made a huge difference in her students’ lives. She is a huge inspiration!
025 Education Foundation
You won’t want to miss this week’s episode of Inside the Rock! Dr. Grate talks to HR and Safety Director, Chris Baldwin and Westfield High School Principal, Dr. Stacy McGuire about WWS safety protocols and the details surrounding next week’s awareness walks at WMS and WHS. Great information for our Rocks Family!
This episode of Inside the Rock will definitely make you hungry! This week, Dr. Grate talks with Karen Ogden, Sodexo Food Service Manager, about nutrition, regulations, new recipes, and what to expect in the future for our food service.
022 Student Support Programs
In this week’s episode of Inside the Rock, Dr. Grate talks with WMS Principal, Ryan Haughey, about moving from trimesters to quarters at WMS and maximizing student opportunities. He also talks about the WMS construction project which will get underway very soon!
Dr. Grate interviews 4 high school students about their experiences in Westfield Schools and their very different plans for after graduation!
Dr. Grate talks to Assistant Principal, Kristin Parisi, about the very special Bridge Program at Washington Woods. Listen and learn how the staff at Washington Woods engages the students at Westfield Intermediate School to help with the transition from 4th to 5th grade.
In this week’s episode of Inside the Rock, Dr. Grate talks with Dr. Chase Stinson, Director of Student Support Services, about the amazing special education services our district provides for many students throughout our community.