May 21, 2018
From Mr. Wilson

Good morning WHS Families:
This week we say good bye to our senior class. On May 25, our senior students will be released at 11:30 am. Once again, I will have food trucks available and they will be permitted and encouraged to hang out in the stadium, play games, have a picnic, or have just one more opportunity to enjoy their classmates!  This year we will have Barrio, Nelly Belly Pizza, and East Coast custard food trucks on site for them to enjoy. These food trucks are typically cash only. Please plan accordingly.  Parents, you are more than welcome to come up to the High School and have lunch as well!  However, I would talk to your senior about that prior to showing up.  Finally, I encourage all parents to have conversations with your student about keeping focused and making good decisions. This is the time of year where teens lose focus and sometimes make poor decisions.  Help them finish the year strong!         
Listed below are the important dates as we move toward the end of the year!
May 24            Senior Scholarship Night
May 25            Seniors Last Day of Class (Exams the following week)
May 28            Memorial Day - No School
June 2             Commencement at Wolstein Center - Cleveland State University
June 6             Last Day for students

As always, I encourage you to review the WHS announcements  - they are a great source of information that are updated daily.  I also encourage all families to review the Westlake City Schools Profile  - it 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
Friday Morning News, May 19

Counselor's Corner

13 Reasons Why - Parent Resources - The second season of 13 Reasons Why was released on Friday. It is expected to be as intense and virally popular as the first season, which many adolescents reported they watched alone or without adult knowledge. Season two once again deals with mature themes and the graphic portrayal of difficult issues involving youth presents both the risk of triggering harmful behaviors among some vulnerable youth, and the opportunity for adults to engage in meaningful and supportive discussions. Here are some helpful resources we encourage you to check out for information about the season and ways to initiate conversation if your child watches the series.

CCP Textbook Return - If your child took a CCP class this semester, they must return their textbook to our library. Regardless if the book was purchased at the college bookstore or checked out from our library, it must be returned at WHS. Students will incur the cost of the textbooks if they're not returned.
Counselor Summer Hours - The counselors' last regular day in the office will be Friday, June 8 but we are bringing back counselor summer hours! We will have a school counselor in the office every Wednesday from 8:00a - 2:00p to be available to help answer questions as they may come up during the summer months! Please use the main office entrance if you or your student is stopping by to see a counselor.

Summer Travels - Still filling in dates on your calendar for this summer? Consider some college visits with your child to see if a school they have their eye on! Ideally, students going into their senior year will have 3-5 schools they're seriously considering applying to. Just like you wouldn't buy a home without looking at it, we encourage you to get your kids on campus, take an official tour and see if it's a good fit. There are some great research tools through Naviance for building or narrowing your college options - please contact your child's counselor if your student needs help logging in! 
A Sweet Deal at Graeter's on May 24th

Get to Graeter's at Crocker Park on Thursday, May 24th to support the WHS sophomore class.  20% of the proceeds will go towards the class of 2020. All you have to do is purchase some ice cream and show this flyer or mention the WHS class of 2020. Think of it as ice cream for a great cause! Bonus: purchase a pint for maximum proceeds! Now grab your family and friends and head up to Graeter's on Thursday, May 24th.
Music Boosters Thanks You!

Westlake Music Boosters would like to thank everyone for another amazing year of music!
Memorial Day Parade May 28, 2018 - 10a
Our first meeting next year is September 11th.

Dear Junior Student/Parent/Guardian,

Did you know the Ohio Immunization Law requires an additional vaccine BEFORE the start of 12th grade?
  • Meningococcal (MCV4 or Menactra) - 2 doses are required BEFORE starting the Senior year with at least one (1) dose given after age 16 years.

What should you do? 

  • Check vaccine records and obtain any needed vaccines now
  • Send an updated vaccine record to the school nurse right away

Where can you get needed vaccines? 

  • Your family physician or health care provider
  • Visit any Minute Clinic (CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens) - no appointment needed; accepts most insurance.
  • Cuyahoga County Department of Health 216-201-2041 (Children's Vaccine Program/low cost option).

If you have any questions, or there are circumstances preventing your child from getting vaccinations, please call (440) 250-1120 or email

Check HERE for more complete details.

Thank you,
Betsy Kaiser, BSN, RN, LSN

LBMS Student Receives Award of Excellence from National PTA

Congratulations to Aidan Scheuer a 7th grader at Lee Burneson Middle School in Westlake.  His Music Composition entry entitled "Fluid Dynamics" has been awarded an Award of Excellence by the National PTA in this year's Reflections program.  Aidan's entry which features violin and electronics finished 1st in the State of Ohio in the Middle School Division to qualify for the National PTA's contest.  What a tremendous accomplishment for this young composer!
Westlake Council of PTAs Spring Fundraisers

Saturday, June 9 - Westlake Day at the Crushers!

Come and join us for an exciting night at the Crushers!  Everyone purchasing tickets by May 25th will be entered into a drawing for a chance to be the "Play Ball" kid, guest announcer, guest manager, and other exciting opportunities.
Funds go towards the Westlake Council of PTAs for event programming such as Dr. Lisa Damour, Dr. Casen DeMaria, and Screenagers.   For questions, contact Jessica Kim at 216.548.0948 or
To purchase tickets, click here and and use password:   WestlakeSchools
Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library Ice Cream Social  

Looking for some summer fun? The Friends of Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, will be hosting the annual Ice Cream Social on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 6-8 PM! In addition to delicious $1 sundaes from Mitchell's, there will also be music from the Big Daddies band, a cake walk and face painting. There will be a half price book sale at the Book Nook Used Book Room and a sidewalk sale at Portables Gift Shop in the lobby.  Mark your calendar!
Free Sports  Physicals - Friday, June 8th  

Please see this flier for complete details and to schedule your physical!
Flyer Connection

Westshore Lions Club is collecting items for safety buckets to place in Westlake classrooms.

Village Project is promoting its 5th Annual Project Pedal charitable bike ride on June 16 to benefit individuals struggling with cancer.

WCSD End-of-Year events.

Visit the  Westlake Historical Society website  for a list of upcoming events, including a  Tour of Homes  and  Yard Sale .

John Carroll University Summer Reading Skills  programs for kindergarten to high school juniors begins in June.

The Westlake Soccer Association presents its  Challenge Summer Camp , June 25-29. Deadline to register is June 15.

NASA, Hyland and Great Lakes Science Center present  Girls in ICT Day , April 28, at Hyland Software in Westlake. Recommended for girls in grades 7-12.

Milestones National Autism Conferenceis June 14-15 at the I-X Center. Register now.

The City of Westlake Police Department is looking for Crossing Guards

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:
Scholarship Night
Senior Final Exams
Spring Awards Banquet
Commencement Rehearsal
Graduation @ Wolstein Center
Underclassmen Final Exams
Last Day of School


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