November 6, 2017
From Our Principal

Good morning WHS families,
Last week was filled with great events that featured our many of our students.  We had the show choir festival, the powderpuff game, and our first "midnight madness" event to kick off the Winter basketball season.  Tonight, we are looking forward to supporting our cheerleaders at the SWC championships hosted at Midview High School.  Finally, please mark your calendars for our musical, "The Little Mermaid." The shows start at 7:00 pm on November 17 and 18, and 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!
While at Lee Burneson Middle School, I established an event that I hosted a few times a year.  Simply put, it is an opportunity for anyone to stop by and discuss anything related to Westlake High School with me.  There is not a set agenda, it is just a time for people to stop by and ask me questions.  The first such event will on Thursday, November 16 at 7 pm in the Media Center.  Feel free to stop by and 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. 

Friday News - 11/2/2017
Friday News - 11/2/2017

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

PARENTS OF FRESHMEN - The school counselors are going into the freshmen

English classrooms at the end of the week to introduce students to Naviance and help them register for their account. Naviance is a web-based resource for students and parents that encourages and supports post high school career and college planning. Eventually, students will use Naviance in the college application process so the more familiar they are with the program, the easier that step will be when the time comes! After registering for Naviance, each student will complete a personality type assessment "Do What You Are" to learn about careers and majors that may be a good fit to consider later based on their personality type. Know your personality type? Take an online quiz and compare yours with your child!


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 14th 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 l PracticeTests
Service Learning

*NEW*  Youth Basketball Tournament, November 9-12: 11th and 12th grade student volunteers  are needed to keep score and run the clock. You can earn lots of service hours! Interested students must see Mr. Patton in room D118 between 7:30-7:45 am, before November 7th. Or, you may e-mail Mr. Patton if interested.
Dates and times:
November 9th:  Games start at 5:30 pm and last game starts at 8:30 pm
November 10th: Games start at 5:30 pm and last game starts at 9:10 pm
November 11th: Games start at 9:00 am and will end @6:00 pm
November 12th: Games start at 9:00 am and will end @5:00 pm
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.
Election Guide

On State Issue 1 and 2, The League of Women Voters has nonpartisan information
found here.  
Westlake Candidate Information - The League of Women Voters has nonpartisan information found here.  Input your address and get specific information for your ballot.
Judge Information
Judge4Yourself - The Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition works with the four bar associations to give ratings on all judges.  Judge4Yourself is found here.
Judicial Votes Count  -  Learn about Ohio's judicial system, what judges do, why your vote is important and what the qualifications are of candidates running for judgeships in your community. Judicial Votes Count can be found here.
Not sure where your polling place is?   Find your polling place here.
Make sure you are an informed voter!
LizPirnat, Westlake Council of PTAs Advocacy Chair.
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.



Calling all artists!  The theme for this year's National PTA Reflections program is
"Within Reach".  Entries are accepted in the following categories:  Vis
ual Arts, Photography, Literature, Dance Choreography, Film Production and Musical Composition.  Please turn in the entries and entry form to your school office by Monday November 6th.  Rules for submissions are available here.  If you have any questions, please email Maureen Spring or Julie Meno.

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 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!!
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 ( 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).

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.
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.
Westlake Demons Athletic Boosters

SAVE THE DATES for our annual Holiday SPIRIT WEAR sale at WHS!
Saturday, December 9 from 9am - 12 pm
Tuesday, December 12 from 6 - 8 pm
Flyer Connection


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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