December 11, 2017
The WHS PTSA E-Blast will not be sent on December 25 or January 1.  It will resume on January 8, 2018.  Enjoy the holiday season!
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
 
Last week I sent an email to families related to the increasing use of "vapes" among teenagers.  As stated in the letter, I encourage you to talk with your children about "vapes", their dangers, and the consequences that may be given at school. 
 
The semester exam schedule has been posted on the WHS website.  Please click here in order to view the schedule.  The dates are January 16-18,the last three days of the semester. 
 
Speaking of January, I encourage you to mark your calendars for January 17. We will be hosting a parent forum that evening from 6-8 pm throughout the building.  We will offer four speakers on topics that include teenage anxiety, being a mindful parent, and two other relevant topics to our students.  The WHS counselors will also be available that night as well Parents will be able to choose two of the four one-hour sessions to attend.  Also in January we will be hosting an informational discussion with parents about the possibility of drug testing at Westlake High School.  Once that date is finalized, I will be sure to let families know.     
 
As always, I encourage you to review the WHS announcements.  They are a great source of information that are updated daily. Remember to view our new Friday morning video announcements below! Finally, I encourage all families to review the Westlake City Schools Profile.  It is filled with lots of information related to our school district.
 
Have a wonderful week!

Paul Wilson
Principal -Westlake High School
Westlake City Schools
PHONE:     440-250-1003
TWITTER:    @WHS_Westlake
December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017
Counselor's Corner

SCHOLARSHIPS - First semester has focused on getting into college and in second semester the conversation transitions to how to pay for it. Local scholarship applications will be available in March, but in the meantime we encourage seniors to check out the scholarship folder on the senior bulletin board in the counseling office for scholarship opportunities that have been brought to our attention. Additionally, students can utilize Naviance for a national scholarship search under the "colleges" tab.
 
West Shore Career-Tech - As information for scheduling starts to become available, we encourage 10 th  graders to keep West Shore Career-Tech in mind. The program, based out of Lakewood High School, provides relevant, real-world academic and technical experience preparing students for further education, professional programs, and/or immediate employment.  Sophomore year is the time students apply to enter a program for their junior and senior years. WHS will host an informational presentation from West Shore for all freshmen and sophomores on Jan. 26. A field trip to Lakewood for a "Hands On" day is scheduled for Feb. 9. Interested students will apply online here .
 
CCP Book Return - As the college semester comes to an end this month, we would appreciate help keeping your off-campus CCP student accountable to returning their textbook! If your child checked out a textbook from our library, it should be returned to our library as soon as the semester is over. If your child picked up their textbook at the Tri-C bookstore it needs to be returned directly to their school counselor or to Mrs. Frazier in the counseling office. Textbooks not returned by January 5 will be billed directly to the student. 
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   
Founders' Day 2018

Founders' Day is Coming!  RSVP for our Celebration Today!
Founder's Day is the opportunity to recognize and thank individual PTA members who have really made a difference in our kids' lives. 

Please take a moment to 
nominate someone  who deserves to be recognized as an Ohio Achievement Award Winner (one award given by each of our Westlake PTA Units), Helping Hands (anyone working on behalf of children and youth excluding certified educators) or Outstanding District Educator (nominees may include principals, teachers, counselors and other certified educators.)  Nominees and Nominators need to be current Westlake PTA members. Nominations are due Wednesday, January 10th.
 
Our dinner will be held on Thursday, February 15th at  Wagner's of Westlake
 
6:00PM - Social Hour
7:00PM - Dinner
8:00PM - Award Presentation
 
Please RSVP with our online form today !  RSVPs for dinner and payment are due by Monday, February 5.   Please contact  Marie Novak  with any comments or questions.  
Westlake Ski & Snowboard Club Subway Orders

It is finally available!  For those members interested in purchasing the Subway meal package for the Ski & Snowboard Club, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kim at 
216.548.0948  or via email at  jessicastraka@aol.com .
Winter Athlete Families:  WDAB Notes

CONCESSION SIGN UP:  Funds realized through the sale of concessions at home sporting events will go to fund ALL sports at WHS and LBMS. We are asking that ALL Winter 2017-2018 athlete families work at least two, 2 hour shifts, at any of the games listed  on this calendar. Your help is the cornerstone to the success of our efforts and we truly appreciate your willingness to help! Go Demons!!
Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters


Westlake Council of PTAs  News

Westlake Council of PTAs' fundraisers make it possible for us to 
provide programming  for students and parents on current topics of interest. Here is information on our fall fundraisers:

Wreaths & Seasonal Decoration Sale
The Westlake Council of PTAs is happy to partner with Dean's Greenhouse to offer you a wonderful selection of seasonal greenery and decorations.  Upon checkout, just let the cashier know that you are with WCPTAs and 25% of your purchase will come back to the PTA to assist with providing great programming for our students, parents, and our community.  

Thank you for your continued support! Please contact our Council Fundraising chair, Jessica Kim ( jessicastraka@aol.com or 216.548.0948   ) , with questions.
Westlake Music Boosters Needs You!

We invite you to join Westlake Music Boosters and get involved and be a part of all the fun!  We support all Pre-K through 12 music programs and teachers in our district.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 10th at 7pm in the WHS Library.  

Join Now  online and pay via credit card or download  pdf form  (check)

Holiday concerts

12/11 - WHS Choral
12/12 - 6th grade
12/13 - 7th grade
12/14 - WHS Bands
Flyer Connection

 
Check out the  Fall Performing Arts Series  at the Westlake Schools Performing Arts Center.

TEA TIME event hosted by the Westlake Historical Society, January 20, 2018 from 2-4p.

Oberlin Choristers  offers choir options for grades K-12.
Important Dates:
Dec 11 - WHS Choral  Concert; 7p @WHS PAC
Dec 12 - WDAB Holiday Sale, WHS Rotunda 6-8p
Dec 14 - WHS Bands Concert; 7p @WHS PAC
Jan 17 - Parent Forum; 6-8p @WHS

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