March 26, 2018

The PTSA Newsletter is going on Spring Break and will return on Monday, April 9th!
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
Today we move into the final grading period at Westlake High School. As a reminder, we do not mail home the third quarter report cards.  After reviewing your child's grades, please contact the teacher or counselor with any questions. As a reminder, we use the 4th grading period to determine eligibility for Fall sports.      
Last week you should have received a copy of the Spring Testing Schedule via school messenger and our senior families should have received a hard copy of the senior newsletter. This newsletter includes dates and important items as the seniors wind down their year. It will also be posted on the WHS webpage.   

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 and a terrific break with your families!

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

Junior Classroom Guidance - The counselors will travel to all the junior English classes this week for a career assessment on Naviance. Students will complete a "Cluster Finder" to learn what career clusters may be a good match for them based on activities that interest them, their personal qualities, and subjects they enjoy in school. Students will be able to click through the clusters to find more specific careers, what majors or certifications are required for that career, and ultimately what colleges offer those majors or certifications. We will also introduce Naviance's Super Match - a helpful college research tool. We encourage you to ask your child what they've learned about themselves!


Senior Survey - The senior survey is now available for students to complete on Naviance! Especially important to us is an update of the status students' college applications (accepted, denied, waitlisted, etc.).  This information is confidential and used for the scattergrams and graphs that make Naviance so helpful in the college search process. The college/career/military branch information will be used for the graduation slideshow, the acceptances board in the gym hallway, and the senior edition of the Green and White newspaper. This survey will only take 3-5 minutes to complete and is mandatory! Naviance


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


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
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)

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 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   
Flyer Connection

ACT test prep at WHS.

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:

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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