April 16, 2018
From Mr. Wilson

Good morning WHS families,
 
This week we are starting the State Mandated "End of Course" exams. The 9th and 10th Grade Language Arts Tests will be this Thursday, April 19th and Friday, April 20th.  Students that are required to take these tests will report at the regular start time, 7:50 am. If students are not required to take these tests, they will be on a delayed start . They will start at 10:30 am. The schedule is posted below.
 
These state tests are now a required part of High School graduation.  We have been stressing the importance of these tests to our students this past week.  I encourage you to review this information with your child.   Here is the link from the Ohio Department of Education with the information.
 
This summer , WHS will be offering courses in Health and Physical Education, as well as some remedial classes. Summer Health and Physical Education will be for current 9th-11th grade students.  Summer School will be held June 11- June 28.  More info will be available in the weeks to come. 
 
Below is delayed start schedule for those students that are not taking the ELA 9/10 test.  All others are to report by 7:50 am.   

1st:  
10:30 - 10:54 (24)
4/5 or 4th lunch:  
10:58 - 11:28
5/6, 6/7  or 6th lunch:  
11:32 - 12:02
7/8, 8/9 or 8th lunch:  
12:06 - 12:36
9/10 or 10th lunch:  
12:40 - 1:10
2nd:  
1:14 - 1:36 (22)
3rd:  
1:40 -  2:02 (22)
11th:  
2:06 - 2:28 (22)
12th:  
2:32 - 2:55 (23)
                                   
As always, I encourage you to review the WHS announcements - they are a great source of information that are updated daily.  I also encourage all families to review the Westlake City Schools Profile - it is filled with lots of information related to our school district.  And lastly, important dates relating to our students are listed below
 
Have a wonderful week!
 
Paul Wilson
Principal -Westlake High School
Westlake City Schools
PHONE:     440-250-1003
TWITTER:  @WHS_Westlake
Friday Morning News - April 13, 2018

Counselor's Corner
Financial Aid Panel - April is Financial Literacy Month and Porter Public Library is hosting a panel on Saturday, April 21  at 11:00a to discuss the financial aspects of planning for and attending college including financial aid, scholarships, and grants. Learn about managing financial resources for college success. Registration by April 19th and receive a coupon at the event for a pizza lunch.  To Register
 
Senior Survey - Please help us by encouraging your senior to log in to Naviance to complete this important graduation task - the senior survey is now available for students to complete! Especially important to us is an update of the status students' college applications (accepted, denied, waitlisted, etc.).  This information is confidential and used for the scattergrams and graphs that make Naviance so helpful in the college search process. The college/career/military branch information will be used for the graduation slideshow, the acceptances board in the gym hallway, and the senior edition of the Green and White newspaper. This survey is mandatory!  Naviance
 
College Fair - The National Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting a free college fair in Cleveland on Sunday, April 22. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation will be attendance to help students discover colleges with characteristics that may make them a good fit for their consideration! This is a great opportunity to identify schools you may want to schedule a college visit and begin making a list of 5-8 schools your child may want to apply to as a senior.  To Register l Schools Attending
Westlake Council of PTAs is excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Damour to our community!  

Dr. Damour, New York Times bestselling author of  "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood",  provides realistic balanced expertise and advice on children, both  girls and boys and the journey in raising them.
 
Lisa Damour, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker, and consultant who directs Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, writes the monthly Adolescence column for the Well Family section of the New York Times, is a regular contributor at CBS News, and serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to parents, teachers, and advocates. 
 
Link to Dr. Damour's articles: www.drlisadamour.com/articles/ 
 
We are proud to provide this valuable program free of charge, thanks to your support of the fundraising efforts of Westlake Council of PTAs this year.  
 
Mark your calendars to join us for this phenomenal presentation Monday, April 23 at the Westlake  High School Performing Arts Center .  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
 
PRE- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - click here.    Questions?  Contact Dawn Evans
Project S.T.O.P. Pinwheels for Prevention 
  
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month. Seven Westlake high
school students who are student advisory members for the nonprofit ReInventing The Cycle have spear headed a media campaign called Project S.T.O.P. Pinwheels for Prevention to raise awareness and help protect our children by creating safe, strong, and healthy communities. They believe that all children have the fundamental human right to live their lives free from abuse. 

They are asking all to join in observing this month by participating in their Pinwheels for Prevention activity. Simply click here to download the pinwheel template, construct it, write the first name of a child you want to protect, support, and/or honor on the pinwheel, take a picture of the pinwheel in a special location, and share with social media while inviting others to join #RITCpinwheels.  

This simple activity will have a huge impact on sending the paramount message that we care about our children and will do our part to STOP child abuse! Please join all of us at the Westlake Rec Center hill by the playground on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for a culminating activity to "plant" your pin wheel and show our community support in the fight against child sexual abuse.
Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters

Demon Derby Night At the Races - April 27, 2018
There are still opportunities to participate in the largest WDAB-sponsored event of the year!  A  limited amount of tickets are still available! Buy your tickets today to ensure you don't miss on the great evening that celebrates all Westlake High School and Lee Burneson athletes! Cost is $50 per person! See flyer below for details!

Concession Sign Up:  Parents of student-athletes are required to work (2) shifts volunteering at the WDAB concession stand.  It is a fun, social task that can be done at a time that you will not miss your player in action.    Please sign up today!   We cannot do it without our awesome volunteers!

Westlake Music Boosters
63rd Annual Music A la Mode - May 12th
 
For many years, we have offered a raffle that raises significant funds to support ALL music programs in the Westlake City Schools from grades K-12.  

We are looking for some items for our raffle.
  • Themed gift baskets are always welcomed! 
  • Can you contribute by donating a gift card to an area business or an individual item that kids or an adult would enjoy such as a game, toy, craft, or jewelry?
  • Sport items or tickets are always a big hit as well. 
  • Maybe you have unopened Christmas gifts in your closets that would make great donations for the raffle!   
If you have a basket, gift card or item to donate, please contact Amy Mogyordy at  216-402-7318 or amy@madisoneyecare.com.   Items will be collected through the end of April.  
   
Be sure to check out the MALM schedule to plan your day
 
And don't forget to join us at our next meeting: Wednesday, May 2nd at 7pm in the WHS Library.   It is never too late to  join online and pay via credit card or download  pdf form  (check)

We are also looking for volunteers
We need volunteers throughout the day to help make this day a success. Please use this link to sign up for a shift or two. Use the schedule link above so you can coordinate your volunteer schedule with your child/rens performance times.

Music Boosters Summer Student Grants

The purpose of summer student grants is to strengthen the music program in Westlake City Schools through support of enhanced education opportunities.  Summer grants are available to Westlake City Schools students currently enrolled in grades five through eleven who are participating in the district music program(s), and are registered to participate in the music program(s) next school year.

Westlake Council of PTAs Spring Fundraisers

Westlake Council of PTAs annual spring fundraiser, A Bloomin' Affair, is now open! We hope that we can count on your support once again through your purchase of hanging plants, container gardens, and gift certificates.

All of our items will be available for pickup on Friday, May 4th from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Parkside School / School Board located at 24525 Hilliard Blvd, just in time for Mother's Day.  You can place orders using this  link.  Deadline to order is April 20th.

NEW THIS YEAR!  Don't have time to stop and pick up your order?  Have it delivered to your home for a delivery fee of $15 and keep your car clean!  Details and information available  here.   Please contact Jessica Kim with questions at 216.548.0948 or via email at  jessicastraka@aol.com.

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Saturday, June 9 - Westlake Day at the Crushers!

Come and join us for an exciting night at the Crushers!  Everyone purchasing tickets by May 25th will be entered into a drawing for a chance to be the "Play Ball" kid, guest announcer, guest manager, and other exciting opportunities.
 
Funds go towards the Westlake Council of PTAs for event programming such as Dr. Lisa Damour, Dr. Casen DeMaria, and Screenagers.   For questions, contact Jessica Kim at 216.548.0948 or  jessicastraka@aol.com
 
To purchase tickets, click here and and use password:   WestlakeSchools
Free Sports  Physicals - Friday, June 8th  
  

Please see this flier for complete details and to schedule your physical!
Apply Soon for Career Shadowing!

Students interested in a Career Shadow for the remainder of this school year should stop by the Career Shadowing office as soon as possible to pick up or drop off their application.  Career Shadowing offers students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade the chance to gain first-hand knowledge of a job or career field.  We can explore spring or summer opportunities or gear up for next fall.  Click here to print a copy from home! Contact Bernadette Kronz, Career Development Specialist for more information. 440-250-1028 or kronzb@wlake.org.
Westlake Porter Library:  Financial Literacy Programming   
  


Class of 2019 - Important Info

Attention Juniors and Parents:  The Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4/Menactra) is required for school attendance and students need to be vaccinated BEFORE the start of their Senior year.  At least one dose must be given at age 16 years or older.  An updated immunization record needs to be turned in to the school nurse before the start of the 2018-19 new school year.  Please begin submitting records as you complete well visits or call your health care provider to fax a copy to school if the vaccine has already been given.  Click HERE for complete details.
 
Questions?  Please contact: 
Betsy Kaiser, RN
(440) 250-1120   
Big Kid Resale 

The Holly Lane Elementary PTA will hold its annual Big Kid resale event on Saturday, April 21, , from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Road in Westlake. 
The sale will feature gently used kids' clothing, size 5T to juniors, kids' toys, games, and books, as well as sports, music, and computer equipment, furniture and miscellaneous items.

Admission is $5 for the early-bird preview from 8 to 9 a.m. and $1 for entrance from 9 a.m. to Noon. Cash sales only.  Please, no bills larger than $20. Small bills appreciated at the door.

Vendor registration is currently open! Westlake Elementary School PTA members may purchase a spot for $20. Non-PTA members may purchase a spot for $25. All vendors are required to bring a bake sale donation. Vendors price and sell their own items and keep all the profits. 

Click here ror more information or to register as a vendor.
Flyer Connection

Don't miss the chance to send a message to your graduate in the Green & White student newspaper Senior issue. Deadline is May 4.


ACT test prep at WHS.

Westlake Porter Public Library is hosting a College Resumes & Essays seminar on April 17. Learn tips and strategies from Sylvan Learning Center to improve your college resume and essay.

John Carroll University Summer Reading Skills programs for kindergarten to high school juniors begins in June.

Bay Presbyterian Church hosts Inclusion Fusion Live for families April 20-21.

The Westlake Soccer Association presents its Challenge Summer Camp, June 25-29. Deadline to register is June 15.

Hilliard Elementary PTA will host a Craft & Vendor Show on May 5 at the school. Free admission, 50+ vendors.

NASA, Hyland and Great Lakes Science Center present Girls in ICT Day, April 28, at Hyland Software in Westlake. Recommended for girls in grades 7-12.

Milestones National Autism Conferenceis June 14-15 at the I-X Center. Register now.

The City of Westlake Police Department is looking for Crossing Guards

College Now Greater Cleveland offers help to adults looking to start or restart their postsecondary education.

UH St. John Medical Center and The City of Westlake host the annual  Community Safety and Wellness Fair  on May 19 at the Westlake Recreation Center.

dates
Important Dates:
April
21
State OMEA
27
Demon Derby @ St. Demetrios
May
12
Music a la Mode
19
Prom @ Botanical Gardens
24
Scholarship Night
29-31
Senior Final Exams
31
Spring Awards Banquet
June
1
Commencement Rehearsal
2
Graduation @ Wolstein Center
4-6
Underclassmen Final Exams
6
Last Day of School

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