March 19, 2018
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
This past week was extremely busy at WHS!  While we are preparing for the end of the year activities and thinking about next year, we had a lot of great events.  Last week, we wrapped up our Winter sport seasons with banquets.  We held our annual Wellness day event that featured a class presentation on a variety of topics and over 40 vendors.  Our students held an after school justice fair.  There was active debate and voter registration opportunities amongst other things. We concluded the week with a blood drive, sponsored by student council, and the annual Dollars for Scholars basketball game.  This was a tremendous event that the PTA sponsors.  It had a minor adjustment as well, that added some additional excitement for the younger students in the district!
Over the weekend, I sent a blast to all families with the updated March 20 ACT schedule.  Additionally, later today you will receive a blast that includes the "End of Course" and AP test schedules. This will also be posted on the WHS webpage later this weekSenior parents:  be on the lookout for the Senior Calendar of events flyer.  It will also be posted on-line.  As we move into the week there are several events happening.
  • March 19 -  The State of the Schools in the PAC at 7 p.m.
  • March 20 - ACT testing for the Juniors.  Delayed start for the 9/10/12 grade students. 11:30-12:00 p.m. is lunch for 9/10/12 grade students. 1st period starts at 12:00 p.m. 
  • March 20 - Open Forum related to the proposed Drug Testing Program at LBMS 6:30 p.m.
  • March 21 -  Band trip to Walt Disney World
As always, I encourage you to review the WHS announcements  - t hey are a great source of information that are updated daily.  I also encourage all families to review the Westlake City Schools Profile  - i t is filled with lots of information related to our school district.  And lastly, important dates relating to our students are listed below.
Have a wonderful week!

Paul Wilson
Principal -Westlake High School
Westlake City Schools
PHONE:     440-250-1003
TWITTER:    @WHS_Westlake
March 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
Counselor's Corner
SCHOLARSHIPS - The local scholarship list will be posted by noon today! Students are encouraged to apply to as many scholarships as they meet qualifications for. The majority of scholarships are due April 10, but a few have an earlier deadline so make sure to pay attention to deadlines! If your students have any questions or needs help with the application process, please direct them to their counselor. Local Scholarships

CCP Intent to Participate - Just a reminder the Intent to Participate form to let WHS know your child is planning on participating in a CCP class anytime during the 2018-19 school year (summer session included) needs to be turned into their school counselor by April 1. The form is required regardless if the class is on campus or off-campus at another college. Intent to Participate Form l CCP Checklist
College Fair - The National Association for College Admission Counseling is hosting a free college fair in Cleveland on Sunday, April 22. Hundreds of colleges from across the nation will be attendance to help students discover colleges with characteristics that may make them a good fit for their consideration! This is a great opportunity to identify schools you may want to schedule a college visit and begin making a list of 5-8 schools your child may want to apply to as a senior.  To Register l Schools Attending
ACT @ WHS for Juniors - All juniors will take the ACT at the high school on Tuesday, March 20 (this will be a late start for all other students with the day starting at 11:30). The ACT is offered free as one of the state's graduation pathway options to earn a "remediation-free" score in English and mathematics on a nationally recognized college admission exam.  More Info l Test Prep
Wellness Day Wrap-Up

WHS 14th Annual Wellness Day and Fair took place on Tuesday, March 13th. Each grade attended a 45 minute presentation followed by the Health Fair held during lunch hours in the auxiliary gym. Thank you to all of the student and parent volunteers who helped make this event a success!. See the link below for a list of booth participants and speakers who offered their time and resources at our health fair and class presentations. Please thank them when you patronize their business!

WHS Wellness Committee: Betsy Kaiser (WHS School Nurse), Kathy McGinty (WHS Prevention Coordinator), Bernadette Kronz (WHS PTSA Health, Safety and Wellness Chair), Marcia Faber (WHS Health teacher), Joan Jerome and Dana Bail (WHS Counselors), Officer Scott Fortkamp (WHS Police Resource Officer); WHS Student committee members: Sarah Brizes, Meredith Hansen and John Shear.
Westlake Council of PTAs is excited to welcome Dr. Lisa Damour to our community!  

Dr. Damour, New York Times bestselling author of  "Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood",  provides realistic balanced expertise and advice on children, both  girls and boys and the journey in raising them.
Lisa Damour, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker, and consultant who directs Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, writes the monthly Adolescence column for the Well Family section of the New York Times, is a regular contributor at CBS News, and serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour draws on years of clinical experience and the latest research to provide sound, practical guidance to parents, teachers, and advocates. 
Link to Dr. Damour's articles: 
We are proud to provide this valuable program free of charge, thanks to your support of the fundraising efforts of Westlake Council of PTAs this year.  
Mark your calendars to join us for this phenomenal presentation Monday, April 23 at the Westlake  High School Performing Arts Center .  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.
PRE- REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED - click here.    Questions?  Contact Dawn Evans
Westlake Music Boosters is looking forward to Music a la Mode which will be held on Saturday, May 12th this year!  For many years, we have offered a raffle that raises significant funds to support ALL music programs in the Westlake City Schools from grades K-12
Right now, we are working to gather items and we hope you will help! Themed gift baskets are welcome!  We know it's not always possible to put together a whole gift basket, so perhaps you can contribute by donating a gift card to an area business or an individual item that kids or an adult would enjoy such as a game, toy, craft, or jewelry.  Sport items or tickets are always a big hit as well. Previous year's basket themes include Cleveland Sports, movie night, craft kits, yoga, games, picnic basket, grilling items, summer fun, and more. Maybe you have unopened Christmas gifts in your closets that would make great donations for the raffle!   If you have a basket, gift card or item to donate, please contact Amy Mogyordy at  216-402-7318 or Items will be collected through the end of April.      

Be sure to check out the MALM schedule to plan your day

And don't forget to join us at our next meeting: Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm in the WHS Library. 

It is never too late to  join online and pay via credit card or download  pdf form  (check)
Reflections "Within Reach" Ohio PTA Winners
Westlake had three students place in the Ohio PTA Reflections contest.  

These students are:
Alia Manaf, Holly Lane, Award of Merit Primary Literature

Christine Xiao, Dover Elementary, Award of Merit Intermediate Music Composition

Aidan Scheuer, LBMS, Award of Excellence Middle School Music Composition

Girls Softball Umpires Needed

The Westlake Recreation Center is looking for people interested in umpiring girls softball games this summer. Pay rate is $18 a person per game and scheduling is flexible. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Amanda Petrasek at by April 14th, 2018. Experience playing softball or baseball is preferred.
Westlake Council of PTAs Spring Fundraisers
Announcing Spirit Day at SkyZone - Friday March 23
Please show the attached flyer or bring it with you to SkyZone on Friday, March 23 from 12pm - 4pm.   Funds raised go towards programming sponsored by Westlake Council of PTAs.  The event is open to anyone.  Suggested time are PreK-4th grade from 12pm-2pm; 5th - 12th grade from 2pm - 4pm.   No advanced purchase.

Announcing Westlake's Spring Fever Run!
Get out and enjoy a return to spring on Saturday, April 15th by participating in the Spring Fever run.  The Westlake Kiwanis will also be hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast.  Fill out the attached form and mail it in or visit here   to register.  Make sure you check off the PTA and earn funds for some amazing new programming. 

Questions on either event?  Contact Jessica Kim at 216.548.0948
International Travel Opportunity

Experience Italian culture in the beautiful cities of Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento & Capri!  Travel to Italy-Spring Break 2019.
An informational meeting for parents and students will be held Tuesday, March 27 at the Avon Lake Public Library from 7-8 p.m. in the McMahan Meeting Room.
For detailed trip information click here. C ontact Ms. Michele Richards for more information.
Career Development Corner

Did you know we have a Career Shadowing Program at the high school open to 10th, 11th and 12th grade students? Career Shadowing offers students the chance to gain first-hand knowledge of a job or career field. Students are exposed to real life work situations and have an opportunity to learn what a typical day is like.

Interested students can stop by the Career Shadowing office (in Attendance) to pick up an application. Click here to print a copy from home! Contact Bernadette Kronz, Career Development Specialist for more information. 440-250-1028 or
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   
Westlake Girls Softball - 2018!   Registration is Now Open!

Join us this summer for Girls Softball - Register online at at the discounted rate!  Registration price increases after 3/18/18 - so register today!
Also, please visit our new and improved website for more information on our program! 

The Westlake Girls Softball Association is designed to promote an exciting, friendly,  and competitive environment for all girls to enjoy the game of softball.  Our goal is to inspire the girls by promoting their softball talents, teaching and developing the fundamentals and teamwork, and providing an environment that is fun for all.

Our WGSA recreation league is intended to provide a safe and friendly sporting environment and is a great way for your child to be a part of a team atmosphere and develop new and long lasting friendships.  It is an introduction to the sport of softball and offers a relaxed environment.  We offer divisions from Grades K-12.

Thank you!  And we'll see you all out on the softball fields this summer!
Westlake Baseball League - Registration & Pre-Season Camp

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

*EVERYONE INVITED!* Westlake Youth Baseball Night with the Cleveland Monsters!   March 24th
Flyer Connection

ACT test prep at WHS.

Autism: Your Questions Answered panel event March 20 featuring Thomas Frazier, PhD, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks; Beth Mishkind Roth, MSSA, LISW-S, Autism Patient Navigator, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital; and Joseph P. Stram, Grandparent of a young adult with autism and Milestones Board Member.

One Community Reads program comes to Westlake Porter Public Library March 29.

The City of Westlake Police Department is looking for Crossing Guards.

A flu guide for parents  from the CDC.

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

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.

Important Dates:

20 ACT Testing for Juniors
20 Late Start for 9/10/12: 11:30a lunch, 12 class start
20 7p - OPen Forum re:  Proposed drug Testing Policy
23 Shamrock Dance
3/30 - 4/8 Spring Break
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
State OMEA
Demon Derby @ St. Demetrios
Music a la Mode
Prom @ Botanical Gardens
Scholarship Night
Senior Final Exams
Spring Awards Banquet
Commencement Rehearsal
Graduation @ Wolstein Center
Underclassmen Final Exams
Last Day of School


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