Archive for April, 2014

Students in E.A.T. created mirror like landscapes using watercolors and ink. Students first created a rainbow watercolor painting to act as sky and water. Later students added black ink to mimic a land formation and then took a straw to ‘blow’ ink that ended up looking like trees against the sky.

Westfield Middle School’s very own ‘Cake Challenge for Charity’ Results

The Cake Raffle was held during Westfield Portfolio Night on April 24th 2014 and in less than 1 hour, we raised $628.00 for the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry!


To see Individual Photos of the 66 cakes entered into the Challenge, visit

To see the Cake Challenge for Charity Event and Raffle Photos, visit

For more information about the Cake Challenge for Charity, visit


20140424_190455On Monday April 17th 2014, local visiting artist and Westfield alumni Alicia Eisenmann, proud owner of Delish Cakes in Old Town Bloomingdale, demonstrated to students and staff how she creates beautiful, as well as delicious, cakes that look like works of art themselves.

Students, staff and community members then registered to join Westfield’s own Cake challenge for Charity by creating their own cake to be raffled off at Portfolio night with all proceeds going to the Bloomingdale Township’s Food Pantry.

Everyone who participated in baking and decorating a cake for the Challenge received 1 free raffle ticket to try and win whatever cake they wish from the cake raffle. Additional raffle tickets were sold for anyone who wanted to win a cake. Tickets were $1 each or 6 for $5 or 13 for $10 or a wingspan for $20.2

All of the 66 cakes entered into the Cake Challenge were raffled off during Portfolio Night, April 24th 2014 at 7:00pm just prior to the start of the Honors Award Assembly. With all of the Raffle tickets sold, we raised a total of $628.00 for the Bloomingdale Township’s Food Pantry.

Based on all of the cake creations entered into the Cake Challenge for Charity, there was 1 Cake Challenge Student winner and a Cake Challenge Teacher winner who each received a Delish Cakes gift card from Alicia Eisenmann, our visiting cake artist and proud owner of Delish Cakes in Old Town Bloomingdale. The student winner was 7th Grader Emily Kress and the Teacher Winner was Mrs. Jensen. For more information about Delish Cakes, visit their website at   

A huge ‘Thank You’ goes out to everyone who made this event such a great success – we could not have do it without the support of everyone who participated and showed support at the raffle!

7th grade students studied the term stained glass (, which refers to colored glass used as a material in a work of art. Throughout history, the term has been applied almost exclusively to windows however there are also stained glass lamp shades, lawn ornaments, pieces of jewelry, etc.

Students then made their own modern stained glass window using colored cellophane, tissue paper, construction paper and contact paper. Once complete, their stained glass windows hung on various windows throughout the school to illustrate their creations with the help of natural sun light!

View all of the students’ screaming creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 4: April 21st 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 22nd 2014, Taught Rotation 2: November 18th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 15th 2013

Students in E.A.T. created


Students in E.A.T. created

8th grade students in the Lego Animation Showcase class watched Lego Tutorial: How to Make Your Own Brickfilm ( Students then used Legos, cameras, laptops and Movie Maker to create their own Lego Animations.

Taught Rotation 4: April 14th 2014, Taught Rotation 5: April 20th 2013, Taught Rotation 5: April 16th 2012

Students in E.A.T. decided to create mini ‘bell’ chicks to celebrate the 6th grade Chicks Unit in Science.

8th grade students in the Trahsion showcase class worked very hard to create a wearable work of art using materials from home. Students were referred to our Trashion Pinterest account for ideas:

View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at:


Taught Rotation 4: April 8th 2014

Congratulations to the following Westfield Students for Winning the Illinois Radon Poster Contest: 1st Place winner 6th grader Julia Tomal and 3rd Place winner 8th grader Corinne Hoffman! View their winning submissions at

1st Place: Julia Tomal                       3rd Place: Corrine Hoffman