At the watering hole
Westfield Washington Schools announced bidding for new construction renovations that were approved during May’s special referendum will begin as early as February 2018. Bidding on the intermediate and middle schools will begin next month.

Sherry Grate, Westfield Washington Schools superintendent expects the bidding in the spring for WIS and WMS, five months ahead of the high school project. Westfield High Schools renovation and expansion is expected to be a little over $42 million. WMS and WIS schools are expected to cost $23 million combined.

Construction on the middle and intermediate schools could start as early as this April, with a completion goal of December 2019. A full completion goal on the entire district is set for July 2020.

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For your family's calendar
WYSI and Grand Park Parents Night Out 6-10 pm
Winter City Market- Westfield Lions Club
120 Jersey Street - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Keeping you in the loop
WYSI spring sports registration (baseball, lacrosse, and softball) are now being accepted. Registrations submitted by the early bird date will receive a $20 discount off the regular fee. 

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Politics at its best

Westfield Restaurant Group inside of Grand Park has fixed their food violations. Three months ago, the cafeteria-style restaurant inside of the Grand Park Events Center was cited with food violations ranging from non-critical to critical.

The group has now taken measures to ensure that there are no recurring violations. The group says this has been a learning that they are working on.

The city released the following statement regarding the violations. 
“The city is engaged in a temporary agreement that is month-to-month with the Westfield Restaurant Group at this time. Since these health inspection reports have come to the attention of the administration, the contracts are being heavily reviewed. Grand Park is a state of the art facility that hosts tournaments and events from all over the country and these violations are not acceptable.”

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Neighborhood Chat
The popular Big Woods restaurant will soon be coming to Westfield. Currently Big Woods restaurants are located in Bloomington, Franklin, Nashville, and Speedway but the chain has announced plans to build an 8,000 sq. ft. facility in Westfield next year.

The restaurant will feature their own Hard Truth Distilling Company spirits and Quaff ON craft beers.
Big Woods will be located on the southwest corner of State Road 32 and US 31. It’s grand opening is expected to be next winter.

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School of Rock

Rock School Athletic Development for WWS students in grades 1-8 began their first session last week. Rock School is hosted by Westfield High School football coach, Jake Gilbert, athletic performance coach, Tavio Henson, and several WHS & WMS coaches from various sports.

Rock School will focus on agility, speed training, running technique, flexibility, mobility, and core strengthening. This is an after school program for all kids, regardless of age or sport. The program is offered in two sessions and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Grades 6-8 will meet in the High School weight room and MPIF. Students in grades 1-5 meet in the WIS Gymnasium.
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Reminder: Westfield Washington Schools will be in session on their previously scheduled flex day January 15th, to make up for the closing of schools due to extreme cold temperatures on January 3rd.

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