December 18, 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,
I wanted to take a minute to wish families a happy holiday season.  I hope that you enjoy the time together as we head into the new year. 
When we return on January 3, we will quickly wrap up the semester and head into exam week.  The semester exam schedule has been posted on the WHS website.  Please click here to view the schedule. We will start to discuss the 2018/2019 scheduling process in later January.  
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 and holiday season!

Paul Wilson
Principal -Westlake High School
Westlake City Schools
PHONE:     440-250-1003
TWITTER:    @WHS_Westlake
December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017
Counselor's Corner

PSAT Results - Sophomores and juniors who took the PSAT in October have received their scores electronically from College Board! Scores were sent to the email students provided on their pre-administration card prior to the test. (More information on how to access your child's PSAT results can be found here). We anticipate getting paper scores soon and will go to students' classroom for a brief presentation on how to interpret their scores shortly after winter break. Students will also have access to a free online personalized planning kit based on their PSAT test results and are encouraged to take next steps towards college  planning with unique features on .

Application Deadline - If you have a senior applying to a college or university with a January 1st deadline, please check and make sure they've requested their transcripts from their school counselor before break begins. We will not be able to send transcripts over winter break!


Service Learning - Just a reminder that students are required to obtain 15 service learning hours each year (60 total hours to graduate)! If your child hasn't accumulated any hours yet this year we encourage them to consider ways they serve time while they have an abundance of it over winter break! There is a bulletin board in the counseling office with service opportunities and copies of the forms that need to be turned in to validate hours. Opportunities can also be found on the high school website.


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.

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 .
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 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 ( or 216.548.0948   ) , with questions.
Westlake Music Boosters Needs You!

Thank you to all who came out to support our music/band/choir/orchestra/jazz students.    All the performances were AMAZING!   Have a wonder winter break and we will see you in January!

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)
Flyer Connection

Heroin, Fentanyl, Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on Our Doorstep panel discussion Jan. 11 at Westlake Porter Public Library

Winter Respite Night - Friday January 12th.  A night for parents to drop off their special needs child and their sibling and enjoy a night out. There will be a variety of fun activities for the children such as moon bouncer, face paint, karaoke, games, ext.   
Help amputees around the world by buying a pair of socks through 12/19. WHS IB student Madysen LeComte organized the Sockmas sale as part of her IB senior project.
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 20 - Jan 2:  Winter Break
Jan 3:  Classes resume
Jan 16 - 18:  Semester Exams 
Jan 17:  Parent Forum; 6-8p @WHS


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