December 4, 2017
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
Last week many of our winter sports seasons started and our State winning Olympiad squad has been very busy preparing for their challenging schedule. As always, things begin to pick-up in early December and before you know it, I will be sending out the semester exam schedule and we will be discussing courses for the next school year.
Recently, I have had the opportunity to review many of the field trip experiences that we have been taking at Westlake High School.  The opportunities that are provided seem incredible.  Most impressive is that 90% of these experiences are within 30 minutes of Westlake High School.  Our students are fortunate to live in the Cleveland area and all that it provides educationally. 
Finally, we held our 8th grade Open House last Thursday. The format for this event was very different from years past. We had our National Honor Society members and student leaders provide tours to individual families.  I would like to thank the NHS students and numerous staff members that were present to assist with the evening and provide a glimpse as to what daily life is like at Westlake High School and more importantly, all the opportunities that we offer.  Overall it was a tremendous evening!   
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! 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 1, 2017
December 1, 2017

Counselor's Corner

End-Of-Course Make Up - Students who missed the End-of-Course AIR testing last
spring, moved in from out-of-state over the summer, or need to earn higher scores for their graduation pathway have been notified they will participate in testing December 6 - December 12.  Testing dates and times, as well as practice test materials have been distributed to students participating.  If you have any questions about your child's status, please reach out to their school counselor! 

CCP in the Spring - If your current CCP student is interested in taking classes off-campus in the spring, please encourage them to reach out to their school counselor in the upcoming weeks to review their course authorization form prior to registering for classes. If you child is taking a CCP class at WHS they will automatically be enrolled in the class they registered for last spring. However, if they want any changes they need to meet with their counselor.  Save the date for our CCP Information Night for the 2018/19 school year on Thursday, January 25 to learn about updates to the program and courses at WHS!
ASVAB - We will be offering an ONLINE administration of the ASVAB test this year on Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00a in our Media Center lab.  The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is the most in depth Career Assessment we are able to offer our students!  Taking the exam carries no obligation at all to the military; but rather, is provided by the military as a service to students.  The online version, is a self-paced assessment that takes about 90 minutes.  The test will be followed by instructions on how to interpret scores and how to explore careers that are matched to their interests and abilities.  All students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are invited to register in the Counseling Office. More Info on ASVAB l Practice Tests
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 Demons Athletic Boosters

The WHS Boys Basketball SWC Home Opener on Friday, December 8, with conference foe Berea-Midpark will be a GREEN OUT!  

The OFFICIAL 2017 DEMON GREEN-OUT FAN SHIRT  will be on sale at LBMS & WHS on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during lunch periods for students, teachers and staff.

The long-sleeve shirts are just $10!  Get yours before they are gone and be ready for all GREEN OUT games and meets during the WINTER SPORTS SEASON!

The Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters thank North Coast Jaw & Implant Center, for their generous support as sponsor of the 2017 GREEN OUT FAN SHIRT!

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!

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
12/5 - 5th & 6th grade choral
12/6 - 8th grade
12/7 - WHS Strings
12/11 - WHS Choral
12/12 - 6th grade
12/13 - 7th grade
12/14 - WHS Bands
ACT Prep Classes
Increase your ACT scores with strategies proven to succeed! 

Students who receive higher scores on ACTs:
---Create greater college admissions opportunities
---Qualify for and can maximize scholarship offerings

Prepare to Test Your Best at Westlake High School!  See flier for complete details.
For 2nd grade to high school players; both boys and girls.   If you are new to the game and want to give it a try, or if you have played for years and want to knock some rust off, please come join us.   Click here for complete details!
Flyer Connection

University of Akron - Women in Engineering Visit Day is December 9th.  Complete Details.

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.

Visit  Melt Bar & Grilled  in Avon and Lakewood Dec. 6 & 7 to support Dover Elementary PTA.

Oberlin Choristers offers choir options for grades K-12.

Important Dates:
Dec 7 - WHS Strings Concert; 7p @WHS PAC
Dec 9 - WDAB Holiday Sale, WHS Rotunda 9a-12p 
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


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