January 29, 2017
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
Thank you to the families that attended AP/IB/CCP Night at Westlake High School. It was a great evening of information and sharing as we work our way through the scheduling process for 2018/2019 school year.  Included at the bottom of this blast is a list of events that relate to Westlake High School as we move through the remainder of the year.  While this list doesn't include all events, many of the larger events are listed.  For a complete list, please view our district calendar here .  
As we move towards February, I would like to remind you that the Westlake High School Center Stage Players will present "Faith County" on February 1-3 at 7 pm in the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center. Additionally, we have all-day conferences on February 14.  More details will follow later in the week.
Last week, Mr. Cipollone and I presented a proposal to the Westlake Board of Education to introduce a drug testing program at Westlake High School for the 2018/2019 school year.  While we have held a parent forum and answered informal questions there and through phone calls, please know that we also welcome any additional questions that you may have. We will continue to share information as our formal proposal takes shape in the coming weeks.  I also encourage you to reach out to the school board members if you are in support or against the program. They welcome the feedback as they consider this decision.  

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
Friday Morning News:  January 26, 2018
Counselor's Corner

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 29th through February 2nd.  Students received scheduling worksheets at an assembly last week and we encourage them to use the worksheets to guide their selection process. Online Scheduling Instructions l Program of Studies l PowerSchool
Westshore Assembly - Representatives from Lakewood West Shore came to WHS last week to share some of the opportunities available through their career technical program. West Shore offers two-year programs beginning in 11th grade including Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Electron 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!
AP Exams - Registration for the AP exams in May is now open! Through March 1st students need to complete two parts of registration including paying for the exam with EZ PAY and submitting the green registration form Ms. Jerome passed out in class last week to the Counseling Office. Make sure your child indicates each AP test(s) they will take as well as which pre-registration meeting they will attend (options include after school on April 11th, or before school on April 12th - attendance at one of the sessions is mandatory!). AP exams are $94/each this year. For more on AP, including exam dates visit their website. l EZ PAY
College Credit Plus - If you missed the CCP Information Night we encourage you to visit our website to review information from the presentation. All forms are available online and in the counseling office and are due no later than April 1st. Students who plan to participate in CCP next year and have not taken the ACT or SAT should consider taking the ACCUPLACER at WHS on Tuesday, February 20th immediately after school to determine eligibility for participation. The signup sheet is in the counseling office - spots are limited and nearly half filled up at the information night. See your school counselor for more information! CCP Checklist  
Battle of the Bands - Friday, February 9

On Friday February 9th from 7-9 we will be having the 2nd battle of the bands at Westlake High School. Tickets are $4 pre-sale and $6 at the door. All proceeds will be going to the nonprofit Madysen LeComte sock fundraiser. 
Prom Assembly - February 15, 9:30 - 10:30a

This annual event, open to WHS Seniors only, promotes safe driving and responsible behavior during senior year activities.  The WHS class of 2018 will be on hand as Principal Wilson and S.A.D.D representatives address the class, followed by
an incredible fashion show!
WCPTA Nominating Committee - 2018/2019

WHS PTA Nominating Committee is currently working on slating members for
positions in the WHS PTA 2018-19.  Do you want to get more involved in the PTA next school year?  We have open Committee positions including Community Service, Diversity, Fall Fundraising/Membership, Faculty Grants, and Website.  All are a minimal time commitment and the majority of the work can be completed from home and/or have a co-chair.  Below is a summary of each position.  Please let me know by February 16th if you are interested. Thank you.
Community Service -Collaborate with Westlake Council of PTA's and WHS Student Council incollecting food items. Perform other Community Service(s) duties as identified.
Diversity - Collaborate with the Leadership Challenge group to assist with Leadership Challenge Group on Diversity Week program(s)/presentation(s).
Faculty Grants - Distribute, collect and process Teacher Grant applications. Committee members will award the recipient(s) of Teacher Grants.
Membership/Fundraising - Collect membership forms, dues and distribute membership cards. Complete and submit state membership forms as needed. Ensure National PTA and Ohio PTA portions of membership dues are sent to Ohio PTA. Enter membership information to Ohio PTA.  Provide updated membership list to recording secretary.  Organize annual fundraising drive. Collect funds and submit to PTSA treasurer.
Website Coordinator - Coordinate submissions to PTSA. Keep posted material current and organized. Website material shall be reviewed and approved by the PTSA president prior to being posted.
THIS FRIDAY! WDAB Spaghetti DInner & 
Grand Opening of the W Shop!

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!!
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
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.
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!  
WCPTA Programming Event -  Dr. Casen DeMaria, Feb 16

Westlake Council of PTAs is excited to welcome Dr. Casen DeMaria!  Dr. Casen will speak on staying healthy, for our kids and as parents, inside and out. 
Dr. Casen will join us at the Board of Education building (the old Parkside) in the media room, Friday, February 16, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Refreshments will be served.
Are you looking to stay healthy and keep your family healthy?  
Join Dr. Casen DeMaria from The Drugless Doctors for this short and dynamic workshop on how our body works and what you can do to keep your body physically, chemically, and emotionally strong!  Most people today are confused on what to do and are on information over-load, come uncover the missing puzzle pieces!
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.


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.  
Westlake Baseball League - Registration & Pre-Season Camp

Registration is open for the 2018 Westlake Baseball League season for grades K-12. Registration ends March 31. Register BEFORE the March 31st dead line and save $20.  

Westlake Baseball League Pre-Season Camp - March 14th, 19th & 21st
WBL Pre-Season Player Camp. This camp is free and ONLY for our PRE-REGISTERED Rookie, Minor, Major and Pony League players (grades 1-9 this year). Player Camp will be held at the Rocky River and Westlake Force complexes. You will be able to purchase optional baseball pants, belts and WBL apparel at this event. Discounted pricing at the pre-season camp only.

Westlake Youth Baseball Night with the Cleveland Monsters!  March 24th
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

College Now Greater Cleveland  offers help to adults looking to start or restart their postsecondary education.

Porter Public Library  Wonders of Weather  program Feb. 7.

Strike It Big for Milestones Bowl for Autism  will be March 11 at Spins Bowl in Independence.

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:
WDAB Spaghetti Dinner - 7p, PAC
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
Drama Performance - Faith County
State OMEA
String Orchestra Concert
Demon Derby @ St. Demetrios
WHS Day Conferences- No School WHS
Prom Assembly- Seniors only
Music a la Mode
President's Day - NO SCHOOL
Prom @ Botanical Gardens
Band Concert
Scholarship Night
Choral Concert
Senior Final Exams
Spring Awards Banquet
College Night
OMEA District Contest
Commencement Rehearsal
Green & White Revue
Graduation @ Wolstein Center
Wellness Day
Underclassmen Final Exams
Dollars For Scholars
Last Day of School
Shamrock Dance
Spring Break


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