January 22, 2017
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
 
First semester is in the books and report cards will be mailed in the next few days.  As we enter into the second semester all students will be getting a copy of their updated schedules.

We would like to extend a thank you to the families that attended the parent forum and community discussion last Wednesday night.  The forum provided a great opportunity for families to share and hear from local experts.  Overall, the event was very worthwhile.  We hope to continue these conversations with both our faculty as well as our students as we move throughout the spring. 
  
There are many other items that Mrs. Bail has covered in her counselor corner below.  I strongly encourage you to read that section thoroughly. This week our school counseling staff will host IB/CCP/AP Night on Thursday, January 25 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center. This is an opportunity to learn about these different options at Westlake High School and ask questions.     

As always, I encourage you to review the WHS announcements.  They are a great source of information that are updated daily.  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
Green & White Revue 2018 - Important Dates

Feb 6 - 8:  Multi purpose room - Act auditions 
Feb 21:  Info night
Mar 6 - 8:  Rehearsals
Mar 9 - 10:  2018 Green & White Revue, 7p @WHS PAC

Auditions will be held February 6th-8th from 6-9 pm in the Multi Purpose Room at Westlake High School at the PAC. 

Please complete the online form and submit no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018. You are choosing your tryout day and time when you signup. You will need to bring any music (either on a cd or usb) INCLUDING LYRICS TYPED OUT and any props you will need. There will be a piano available as well as a few music stands.

Need inspiration? Acts from previous years include, singing, dancing, improve, comedy skits, karate... be creative and show us what you got!

The Green & White Revue is open to any Westlake resident ages 3 to WHS Senior. Acts may include members outside of Westlake, but at least one member must be a Westlake resident.  If you have any questions, please contact the Green & White Revue committee via email: greenandwhiterevue@gmail.com
Counselor's Corner

AP/IB/CCP Night - With scheduling around the corner, if you find you and your child need more help making a decision to take an AP, IB, or College Credit Plus class, you're invited to attend an information night on Thursday, January 25  beginning at 7:00.  If you're new to the College Credit Plus program, we strongly encourage you to attend and learn what CCP is all about and how to apply!  There will be AP and IB teachers as well as Tri-C and LCCC representatives to help answer any questions.  

Westshore Assembly - Sophomores will attend an assembly on Friday to learn more about our partnership with Lakewood West Shore and the opportunities available through their career technical program. West Shore offers two-year programs beginning in 11 th  grade including Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electronic Engineering Technology, Media Art & Design, and Theatre Arts.  We encourage you to ask your child if anything from the assembly or teacher presentations peaked their interest, and visit their website for a complete list of programs and information how to apply!  
 
Scheduling - New this year students will have the ability to enter their schedule requests online outside of the classroom. The window to schedule will be January 29 through February 2 .  We will hold scheduling assemblies for 9  - 11  grade on Tuesday, January 23  where they will receive all the information they'll need to successfully schedule.  More information to come soon!

Midyear Transcripts - Counselors will be in the senior English classrooms the week of the 22 to walk seniors through the process of requesting their first semester grades (known as midyear transcripts) sent to the colleges they've applied to. There is no additional cost or parent signatures necessary for midyear transcripts.
Attention WHS graduating seniors!  Don't miss these Ohio PTA Scholarship Opportunities!

Are you planning to enroll in a 4-year college?
Are you planning to enroll in a 2 or 3-year technical, vocational or associate degree program?
Are you a special education student planning to enroll in a 2, 3, or 4-year program?
 
Be sure to check out the Ohio PTA website for various scholarships, including an Academic Scholarship, a Technical Scholarship and a Special Needs Scholarship.    Deadline for submission is March 1, 2018.
West Shore Career Tech - 9th and 10th Grade Assembly
1st Period in the PAC

Mr. DiMascio, the Educational Coordinator of the West Shore, will explain the offerings and opportunities of the West Shore Programs. Following the presentation students will be able to meet the CTE teachers during the West Shore Showcase.

Hands-On Day, Friday, February 9th, sophomore students will have an opportunity to tour CTE classrooms. Click here for a list of career pathways and more details.
January is School Board Recognition Month 
"School boards LEAD so students can ACHIEVE"

Governor John R. Kasich has proclaimed January 2018 as Ohio School Board Recognition Month.  "The service provided by the members of Ohio's...boards of education...is critical to ensuring high quality public education for Ohio's school children.  Through partnership with teachers, school administrators, staff and parents, school board members provide vital leadership and support for schools...."

Westlake's PTA units and their members sincerely thank the members of the Westlake City School District Board of Education for the unselfish contribution of their time and talents to the students and families, teachers and staff, and the entire Westlake community in order to ensure " We Educate for Excellence."
PTA Reflections Award Ceremony - Sunday, Feb. 11

The Westlake PTA Reflections Award Ceremony will be held on Sunday, February
11th at 2:00 pm at the PAC at Westlake High School.  We will be honoring students from all 7 of the schools in the district with entries in Visual Arts, Photography, Literature and Music Composition.  All are welcome to attend!  
Career Development Corner

Did you know that Westlake High School has a Career Shadow Program for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students? This is a great opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge about a specific career field. 

The Career Shadowing Office is located near Attendance. Students can stop down to pick up an application or Click here for a printable application with requirements. Contact Bernadette Kronz, Career Development Specialist at kronzb@wlake.org or 440-250-1028 for more information.
Wellness Day - March 13 - Committee Members Needed!

Preparations have begun for the 14th Annual WHS Wellness Day!  Wellness Day includes grade level assemblies and the ever-popular Wellness Fair.

Are you in, or interested in: health, fitness, nutrition, safety, emotional wellness, or a related field?  Would you like to be a part of Wellness Day, have a booth idea for the fair, or help on the committee?  Please contact Bernadette Kronz for more information!
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   
Coaches Vs.Cancer 2018

The Coaches vs. Cancer program is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and the local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Our goal is to blanket the district and the community with Coaches vs. Cancer Tee shirts the week of February 4th and promote attendance at one or both of the basketball games. (Girls, Wed. February 7th vs. Avon; Boys, February 9th vs. Midview). The Dribbling Demons and the Dream'n Demons will be performing at halftime and it is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some great Demon basketball.

PLEASE consider joining and supporting this effort. Together we CAN make a difference.

T-Shirts are just $12 or $10.    See order form here.

Sincerely,

Shawn Hood
WHS Boys' Basketball
Art Daniels
WHS Girls' Basketball
Nancy English 
WHS Cheerleading
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.

 

Volunteer Opportunity:  OMEA District Contest- March 2 & 3 - we will need lots of volunteers.  Find out more at our next meeting: Wednesday, February 7th at 7pm in the WHS Library. 


It is never too late to  join online and pay via credit card or download  pdf form  (check)
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. 

 
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.  
WDAB Plans Night of Demon Festivities - Fri. Feb. 2, 2018

Athletic Booster's Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Join us for the long-standing tradition!  Tickets are available online or at the door for just $8 which includes tossed salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert and drinks... a GREAT DEAL!  
  • Grab Dinner BEFORE THE OPENING NIGHT of "Faith County" in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm!
  • Grab Dinner BEFORE or AFTER BOYS BASKETBALL HOME GAMES.  Frosh 4:30pm, JV 6:00 pm, Varsity 7:15pm!
  • Grab Dinner BEFORE or AFTER THE GRAND OPENING of "The W Shop"
Volunteers Needed!  
Please click through if you are able to help that evening.  WHS Students will earn service hours!

Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of The W Shop!  
It's finally here and we are so excited!  Please join us at 5:45 pm for the Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening of The W Shop, the first permanent Spirit Wear Store at Westlake High School.  

The W Shop is located just off the WHS Rotunda, adjacent to the main office.  Just look for the balloons!  

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!!
Hyland's Hy-Tech Club

The application process for the Spring 2018 semester of Hyland Software's Hy-TechClub  is now open. The Club is a free program for students in 7th through 12th grade who want to learn how to code. See complete details.
Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library Annual Book Sale


The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library Annual Book Sale will be held February 1-4 at the library, 27333 Center Ridge Road. Thousands of books, DVDs, and other items will be for sale. All proceeds benefit the library. There is an ongoing silent auction book sale now through February 4 in the library lobby. For more information, visit www.westlakelibrary.org.
Flyer Connection


Help amputees around the world by buying a pair of socks through 1/27 WHS IB student Madysen LeComte organized the  Sockmas  sale as part of her IB senior project.

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.

WHS Center Stage Players present  Faith County , Feb. 1-3.

Important Dates:
Jan 23:  PTA Meeting, 7p
Jan 25: IB/CCP/AP Night;  7p - PAC
Feb 2:  WDAB Spaghetti Dinner, 4-7p @WHS

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