November 13, 2017
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
 
Last week, we celebrated our Fall athletes and our cheerleaders participated in the SWC Cheer CompetitionDemon Pride was clearly on display at Midview High SchoolOur squad performed valiantly up against a very strong field.  Congratulations to Freshman Grace Kelsheimer.  Grace was crowned the SWC tumbling champion at the event.  Please mark your calendars for our musical, "The Little Mermaid."  The shows start at 7:00 pm on November 17 and 18, and at 2:00 pm on November 19.  Tickets cost $7.00 and can be purchased at the door. I am hearing that it will be an outstanding event!
 
We are gearing up for the Winter Sports season Our basketball teams open up next weekAs a reminder, I will be available on Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm in the Media Center to chat about any topics that parents may want to discuss.  There is no agenda for this event.  I simply sit and answer questions.
 
I encourage you to review the WHS announcements.   They are a great source of information that are updated daily.  Have you had the opportunity to view our new Friday morning video announcements?   These are prepared by WHBS, our local WHS TV channel.   Additionally, I encourage all families to review the Westlake City Schools Profile.   It is filled with lots of information related to our school district.

Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, November 10, 2017

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

ACT Intensive Workshop - Polaris Career Center is offering an ACT Prep 1-Day
Intensive Workshop to review and strategies to help students achieve higher scores and stay competitive among their peers. The one-day format will offer tips and problem-solving techniques, practice questions published by ACT and a review of core subjects in a condensed format. The latest changes in the exam also will be discussed. The workshop is Saturday, December 2
 from 8:00a - 2:00p and costs $99 (includes lunch and materials).
 
IEP's AND 504's IN COLLEGE - Parents and students often have questions about options for college when a student has an Intervention Evaluation Plan (IEP) or 504Plan.  If you've wondered about the services your child can expect after high school graduation, consider attending the Special Education College Night on November 14 at 6:30p in the Bay High School library.  Seven public and private colleges including University of Akron, Bowling Green State University, MercyHurst University and Ursuline College will discussing the opportunities and services students can receive after high school. For more information contact Kristyn Webber.
 
PEER TUTORING - Did you know we have peer tutoring available every single period of every single day?  It's available before and after school too!  If you are interested in getting your student some extra assistance, we encourage you to look at this option.  Students should check in with their study hall teacher prior to reporting to the peer tutoring lab in the English wing. 
 
ASVAB - We will be offering an ONLINE administration of the ASVAB test this year on Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00a in our Media Center lab.  The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is the most in depth Career Assessment we are able to offer our students!  Taking the exam carries no obligation at all to the military; but rather, is provided by the military as a service to students.  The online version, is a self-paced assessment that takes about 90 minutes.  The test will be followed by instructions on how to interpret scores and how to explore careers that are matched to their interests and abilities.  All students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are invited to register in the Counseling Office. More Info on ASVAB PracticeTests
Service Learning

WHS student volunteers are needed to provide childcare 
(play board games, read stories, do coloring) with children who come with their parents to attend an informational meeting at WHS. The meeting is being held to provide parents with information regarding Title I and Title III (ESL support). This meeting will be held  November 28th, and volunteers should arrive at 6:00 pm. and stay until 7:30 p.m. Parents will be listening to information in the WHS media center, and volunteers are needed to supervise their children during this time. If you are able to help out with this event, please contact Ms. Petticord or see her in room A226 at WHS for more information.

Click here for a list of current service learning opportunities.
Help Support LBMS and WHS Science Olympiad - tonight!

Parent Volunteers Needed for "The Little Mermaid"
  
Parent Volunteers needed for WHS Center Stage Players production of The Little Mermaid on November 17, 18 & 19, 2017.  Parents needed for ticket sales/collection, concessions & visits with The Little Mermaid in her grotto.  Please consider signing up here.  Questions please contact Cris Kennedy.

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Reflections Art Show "Within Reach"

Please join us on Thursday November 30th from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Westlake Porter Public Library for our annual Reflections Art Show.  This year's theme is "Within Reach".  Entries have been accepted in the following categories:  Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Film Production from grades PreK through 12th grade.  All are welcome!
Winter Athlete Families:  WDAB Notes

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!!

YARD SIGNS & GOOD LUCK ADS FOR WINTER ATHLETES
Show your Demon Pride and Spirit with a Yard Sign & Good Luck Ad for your Winter Sport Athlete!   Good Luck Ads will be featured in the 2017-18 Winter Sports Program. You have the option of including a photo of your athlete. Good Luck ads are a great way to feature a senior in their last season.  Deadline for Good Luck Ads is November 19th!  Yard Signs are customized with the athlete's name, sport, and jersey number (optional) and will withstand the elements all winter long.   Deadline for Yard Sings is November 16th!  Order TODAY at www.westlakeathleticboosters.org!
Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters
Westlake Council of PTAs  News

Westlake Council of PTAs' fundraisers make it possible for us to 
provide programming  for students and parents on current topics of interest. Here is information on our fall fundraisers:

Jewelry by Crystal Moon Designs: Now - December 1    Purchase unique silver bracelets and necklaces with Westlake charms (map; "W"; or the Westlake Demon mascot). Details can be found here .

Thank you for your continued support! Please contact our Council Fundraising chair, Jessica Kim (jessicastraka@aol.com or 216.548.0948 ), with questions.
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.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm in the WHS Library.  

Join Now  online and pay via credit card or download  pdf form  (check).
ACT Prep Classes
  
Increase your ACT scores with strategies proven to succeed! 

Students who receive higher scores on ACTs:
---Create greater college admissions opportunities
---Qualify for and can maximize scholarship offerings

Prepare to Test Your Best at Westlake High School!  See flier for complete details.
DEMON L ACROSSE OPEN GYM
TRAINING SESSIONS

For 2nd grade to high school players; both boys and girls.   If you are new to the game and want to give it a try, or if you have played for years and want to knock some rust off, please come join us.  Complete details.
Flyer Connection

University of Akron - Women in Engineering Visit Day is December 9th.  Complete Details.

 

Check out the Fall Performing Arts Series at the Westlake Schools Performing Arts Center.


Westlake Recreation Department hosts  youth basketball leagues . Register by Nov. 19 for high school league.
Important Dates:
Nov 16 - No-agenda opportunity to meet with Mr.Wilson, 7p
Nov 28 - PTSA Meeting,7p
Nov 30 - Reflections Art Show, Porter Library
Dec 9 - WDAB Holiday Sale, WHS Rotunda 9a-12p 
Dec 12 -  WDAB Holiday Sale, WHS Rotunda 6-8p

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