MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Our commitment in the Westhill Central School District is to provide a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners prepared for their future.There are five overarching philosophies and beliefs that encompass how we should approach things as a district and community:
The Power of WE: There is a solution to every challenge. If WE collaborate and work together, we can accomplish anything. Nobody should be working in isolation and we should all strive to bring people together to be a partner in the important work that we are all doing.
Before we make decisions we are going to ask; What Is Best For Kids? There will be difficult decisions that we have to make each and every day. Sometimes adults may not like the decisions. Sometimes parents may not like the decisions. Sometimes I won’t like the decisions. That’s ok. If we are making decisions based on what is best for kids, we are going to be just fine.
We value everyone. We want everyone who comes into our school buildings or shows up at any of our facilities or events to feel welcomed, safe, supported and that they belong. If that isn’t the case, we have some work to do and we need to improve.
KAIZEN. Kaizen is Japanese for ‘continuous improvement.’ We do a lot of things really well and we have a lot to be proud of at Westhill, but we can get better. Embracing continuous improvement isn’t a weakness, it’s actually a strength acknowledging that we can improve. If WE are willing to evolve, grow and improve as a district and community, the sky’s the limit in terms of what we can achieve.
Have FUN. Never underestimate the importance of having fun! Fun is a key to vitality, which gives us energy, strength and hope. I’d argue that if you aren’t making the time to have fun each day, you’re probably never going to reach your full potential.
Those beliefs are the foundation for how we do things at Westhill. We are grateful for the incredible community support of our students and staff, and we are inspired by the accomplishments and achievements of our students.
It’s a great day to be a Warrior!
Superintendent of Schools
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A Great Place to Learn
The Westhill Central School District is located in Onondaga County, New York, immediately west of and adjacent to the City of Syracuse. Westhill is a medium sized district with 2,050 students. The general area offers abundant opportunities for cultural, recreational, and educational pursuits.
The area is home to Syracuse University, LeMoyne College and Onondaga Community College. Small in geographical size (about 8-9 square miles), the Westhill District is home to 4,800 community members.