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    Westfield Academy and Central School is seeking school community participation and input through a survey called “Future Focus.”

    The survey can be reached by clicking on the Future Focus logo above, has been designed to gather information on school climate, education priorities and possible reorganization.

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 WACS encourages participation in Future Focus Survey

 Westfield Academy and Central School is seeking school community participation and input through a survey called “Future Focus.”

The survey in electronic format, can be reached by double clicking on the icon above,  has been designed to gather information on school climate, education priorities and possible reorganization.

“This survey has been in discussion and under development since last fall when the proposed centralization of the Brocton and Westfield School Districts was defeated by residents of Westfield. The voter outcome showed the will of the community this past October, this survey is designed to help us measure what the community values about our educational program, our schools and will tell us where we stand now and indicate a direction for our future,” Superintendent Dave Davison said.

The school is grateful for the advice and skills of Donald McCord of Small Town Planning. Mr. McCord assisted with the development of the survey and has created the online version of the survey for community members to share their thoughts and observations with the District.

 “This is a wonderful opportunity for our school to gather input and feedback about our current and future district operations, communications and school climate,” Mr. Davison said.

The thirty question survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be tabulated and shared with the public. Residents unable to complete the electronic version of the survey are strongly encouraged to complete a paper copy of the survey at The Patterson Library in Westfield. The results from the paper copies of the survey will be combined with the electronic results.

“We are appreciative of all of the consideration and dialogue that has already occurred in our community. This survey will help guide the Board of Education and Administrative Team in future decision-making and help us improve upon what we are doing now using relevant community feedback.” Mr. Davison said.

 As part of this information gathering process, the District will also be conducting focus groups to discuss the future direction of the district. Anyone wishing to be a part of a focus group should call the District Office (326-2151) and leave their name and telephone number.


kent    Secondary Music Teacher Kent Knappenberger
   named Grammy Music Educator of the Year 2014

         A champion of music education in our rural, community school district has won the first ever GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Award and the Westfield Academy and Central School Community could not be prouder of veteran teacher Kent Knappenberger.
         Nominated by former students, Mr. Knappenberger was one of 30,000 educators across the nation nominated for this first ever award.After the submission of a four-minute teaching video, two detailed essays and a six-minute video about his teaching philosophy, Mr. Knappenberger was notified he was in the top 25 nominees. During the press conference to announce GRAMMY Nominees, Mr. Knappenberger was announced as one of the 10 finalists.He was the only music educator from New York State in the final round. Mr. Knappenberger was revealed as 2014 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year during the live broadcast of CBS Morning Show on January 21st. Mr. Knappenberger attended the GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award luncheon in California and participated in GRAMMY week.
      Westfield Academy and Central School is a rural K-12 school district in Westfield, NY with approximately 730 students.
      The District held a Red Carpet Celebration on January 15th to celebrate Mr. Knappenberger being designated as one of ten finalists for this first-ever award. Students in grades 4-12 participated in the celebration

If you would like to contact Mr. K. Knappenberger his email address is:

For any media inquiries, please contact Jen Osborne-Coy at:


“With a commitment to excellence, Westfield Academy and Central School, in partnership with the community, will educate all students to the highest level of their academic potentials, teaching them the skills and knowledge to become capable and responsible members of society. We will provide all students with a range of challenging educational opportunities in a safe, supportive environment that fosters honesty, integrity and respect for self and others."