Bulldog Breakdown 10/30 - 11/5

Good Evening Bulldog Families–

I hope that everybody is doing well and enjoying a fantastic weekend! Please don’t forget that tomorrow is a Teacher Workday, and students do not have school. 

The end of the first quarter means that the beginning of the winter activities season is close. Winter sports tryouts begins next week (info below), and you will start to see information for upcoming performances. Please make sure that you pay attention to the calendar portion of the Breakdown. 

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with observations, suggestions, questions and celebrations. You can do that through e-mail, call, or  through the form located here: https://forms.gle/4eW9rgPRVBF2a5gd8. Please remember that if you do not include your information on the form, I will not be able to follow-up. 

I wish your family a great week! Go Bulldogs!

Tony DiBari 

Proud Principal


Winter Tryouts

Winter Sports Tryouts Begin on Nov 7 for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Swim & Dive and Girls Gymnastics.   

Track tryouts will start Nov 14.  

For more information go to www.westfieldathletics.com  

VHSL Physical VHSL Physical required. 

Registration required Registration Link

Please contact the Head Coach for more details



Westfield HS Financial Aid Night 

Please join us, along with Financial Aid Advisor Meghan Sullivan and College Access Fairfax Financial Aid Champion Bonnie Horowitz

Wednesday, November 2, 6:00 pm - Westfield HS Lecture Hall

 Spanish-Speaking Financial Aid Session, 6:00 pm, Career Center (G110)

 Topics include:

  • Understanding financial aid
  • How the financial aid process works
  • FAFSA, VASA and the CSS Profile
  • Steps families need to take to secure financial aid

For more information, contact Ms. Cudahy, College & Career Specialist (lqcudahy@fcps.edu) or Ms. Manoatl, Hispanic Family Liaison (aamanoatl@fcps.edu)



It’s time for the for the 2022 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School (SRGS)

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) offers the opportunity for 10th and 11th grade students to apply to attend summer residential Governor’s schools in academics and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA). Students who are accepted into one of the programs will live in residence halls in one of the state colleges in VA for four weeks in the June - late July timeframe. To learn more about SRGS opportunities and the application process, visit the VDOE website and view the promotional video

 To be considered for an academic or VPA Governor’s school, students must complete the steps below.

  1. Complete the interest form linked below for either Academics or VPA. The form is a required part of the application process and is due November 11th. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. When completing the form, enter a personal email address and do NOT use an fcpsschools.net email address. VDOE cannot send communications to the fcpsschools.net domain.

Academic Interest form

Visual and Performing Arts Interest form

  1. Attend our school interest meeting which will take place on November 1st, 2022 in the Cafeteria from 10:30 to 11:15. Attendance at the meeting is optional but strongly encouraged.                                                       See Ms. Leone in F222 or Mr. Franklin in Room F 112 for a pass to attend.

Complete the application for the specific program you wish to apply to and return to your school counselor who is supervising the Governor’s School application process.

  1. Academic applications are due to the school on December 6, 2022


Support our Senior Class

Help support the senior class! Buy a hoodie or class shirt! All proceeds go to help fund senior activities. All orders are due by November 1st. If you have any questions please contact Becca Darr (rdarr@fcps.edu).

Senior  Apparel


Westfield Apparel

Are you interested in some Bulldog apparel? Check out our online store! https://westfieldhighschoolfall2022.itemorder.com/shop/home/  

Westfield Apparel


Senior pictures

The last chance to have senior portraits taken at Westfield High School in the Lecture Hall is November 1 (this is a school day but has been pre-approved by Mr. DiBari). The attire for the school’s yearbook pose will be in the traditional Tuxedos and Drapes. The photo company will provide the Tuxedo and Drapes. In addition to the FREE yearbook session, there are also sessions that include casual/personality portraits and cap and gown portraits. Please follow the link below to choose your session type and appointment time.



WHS Food Pantry

PTA FOOD PANTRY is looking for donations to help kids in need.  We have seen a huge increase in snack requests since last year.  Please consider checking out our wish list and adding an item to your cart.  It will ship directly to the school.  We are also accepting similar items (individually wrapped snacks, new sweatpants, book bags and water bottles) at the bin on my front porch if you would rather not purchase online.  Please reach out to me with any questions about donating.  

Wishlist: https://tinyurl.com/wfhsfoodpantry

Donation Bin: 5445 Tree Line Dr, Centreville VA

Questions: jenmcnerney@hotmail.com

Thank you!


Staff Recognition

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Please visit the following link to recognize staff members who have done impactful things: FCPS Cares


Volunteer Call-out

We are still looking for your help! We value you as community partners and want to invite you to become more involved at Westfield. One way to do this is to volunteer and substitute teach. If you’re interested, the first step is following the links below. Thank you for your willingness to help!

FCPS Volunteers:  https://www.fcps.edu/get-involved/volunteer-fcps 

Substitute Teachers:   https://www.fcps.edu/careers/career-opportunities/substitute-teaching-opportunities/new-applicants

Westfield Volunteer Interest Form:  https://forms.gle/go7B58zdT1cz5Km9A


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A comprehensive schedule of events can also be found at www.westfieldathletics.org and on Schoology.

Monday, 10/31

Teacher Workday

No School for Students


Tuesday, 11/1

Final Opportunity for Senior Portraits


Thursday, 11/3

Freshman & JV Football

Vs. Centreville (Away)

Freshman Start 5:30pm

JV Start 7:00pm


Friday, 11/4

Varsity Football 

vs. Centreville (Home)

7:00pm @ Westfield HS



Strategic Plan Student Survey Coming Soon!

Students will soon be shown a short informational video at school and be asked to complete a survey providing feedback on their experience at school. This feedback will be used to help inform FCPS leadership as they work on planning for the future of the school system. Parents are invited to view the survey questions and get more information.

Feedback Welcome on Proposed Family Life Education Changes

The Fairfax County School Board is reviewing recommended changes to the Family Life Education (FLE) curriculum and invites public feedback as part of the review process. In May 2022, the Family Life Education Curriculum Advisory Committee (FLECAC) presented recommended curriculum changes, to go into effect for the 2023-24 school year. Those changes include adopting gender-combined instruction, and exploring instruction of gender identity, recommended media, and other instructional changes. 

The recommendations reflect leading education and child development research and expert advice. According to research cited in the recommendations, these changes will create a more inclusive learning environment, result in higher academic achievement for students, and improve school climate.

Public feedback will be shared with FLECAC and the School Board. FCPS staff and the School Board will consider all feedback but are unable to reply to individuals. 

Learn more about the recommended changes on our website. The public feedback form will be available on our website and will be open October 31 through December 1.