Good morning WHS families,
It is hard to believe that we are starting another school year! Personally, I love the first few days of school. The excitement and energy of these young adults is unparalleled. Last week was very busy at WHS. Thank you to all of the families that stopped by to prepare for the school year by picking up schedules, parking passes and preparing lockers. It was great to catch up with the students in the halls and see how anxious they were about returning. Our staff is ready to go and looking forward to meeting with the students on Monday morning. Last week we also had the Demon Nation Spirit Rally sponsored by the Westlake Demon Athletic Boosters. What an amazing event to kick off the school year.
As we work our way through this week, we are on an adjusted schedules the first two days. This will allow the administrators and counseling team to meet with each class to discuss our goals with them for this school year. We will be talking about taking care of each other, pride and a family environment that we need to foster and encourage at Westlake High School. Additionally, we will be bringing the students up to speed on the handbook as well as the new changes related to attendance that we outlined last week in an email
I am a firm believer in practicing our safety drill procedures early in the school year as well. We have asked our SRO and Westlake Police to be on hand as we practice of safety drills. Once again, I want to make sure that we are prepared as early as possible. The best way to do this is to set aside some time and not rush through these drills.
Hopefully, If you get a moment, you can stop by for some of our athletic events this week. At the very least, please stop by on Friday night and see our Demon Nation school spirit on display and check out the football team and the best band around for the first time this season!
As a reminder,
WHS Open House is August 29 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. I will be sure to send a schedule and details out later this week. Also, school
picture day will be on August 31. Information will follow.
We are very excited to have your children with us this year. As of Friday, we had over 1,200 students enrolled. As I shared with the Freshmen parents this week, please reach out to us if something needs addressed and please don't assume that we hear everything that you hear. We are in this together and look forward to working with you children this year!
Have a wonderful week!
-Westlake High School
Westlake City Schools