Thursday, January 11, 2018

Good Morning. Today for lunch we are having BBQ chicken flatbread or Super Nachos with a side of corn

Students and staff- The Reflections Art show is TONIGHT. On Thursday, January 11th the Reflections Art Show will be held at Holt Crossing Intermediate from 6 pm to 8 pm.

The cultural diversity club meeting for Friday is canceled due to bad weather. Next meeting TBA.

Columbus State is hosting a Manufacturing Night on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30-8pm.  Meet with CSCC staff, engineering faculty members and representatives from Honda, PK Controls and Worthington Industries to lean about career opportunities in the field of advanced manufacturing.  Register at

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. There are an estimated 27 million people around the globe that are trafficked. Human trafficking is a 3.6 billion dollar industry and is ranked #2 in the fastest growing criminal industry. Ohio is ranked 8th in the US with the potential for human trafficking.

Attn: sophomores, Are you interested in working with animals at the zoo?  How about doing zoo research?  Then you may be a candidate for The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium School.  There is an Open House on Thursday, January 25 at the Columbus Zoo from 5:00-7:00.  See your school counselor for more information!

There will be a  FREE Financial Aid & Scholarship Fair on Saturday, January 20th from  10am-2pm. The event will be held at the Martin de Porres Center, 2330 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219.

The financial aid workshop is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with college professionals and experts who will inform parents and students about budgeting for college, loan  management, repayment and the FAFSA. If you feel a little lost or like you might need some help paying for college, filling out the FAFSA, or just getting tips on scholarships or the Financial Aid Process this is the place for you!

This is a free event for families with great information.

Attn Seniors: Ohio Association of Public School Employees is offering scholarships of $2500 to students whose parent/legal guardian are OAPSE members. Please visit naviance to apply. Deadline is March 1.

Listen up girls! Westland is starting a female empowerment group called Women of Westland aka WOW Club. White girls, Black girls, Muslim girls, Trans girls, Latina girls, ALL GIRLS. Join your cougar sisters and support each other starting January 17 after school in room #402A. You can contact Ms. Mulkey or Lily Moore for more information!

Senior class officers are now taking orders for class shirt. The cost is $8. See Gabe Lomotey, Kaela Ponce, Halle Swisher, or Penelope Otero to make a purchase or with any questions!

This announcement from Dr. Miller is to inform all students of our morning opportunities and new leadership program.  The ERC now opens at 7:30am for silent readers ONLY, overseen by Mrs. Andy, ERC Aide.  Your book is your pass in order to cut through the main office at 7:25am.

The gym is open for organized play overseen by Mr. Fitzgerald.

The second floor Gymnasium Mezz is open for our gaming area.  Board games are already there and electronic gaming is welcome.   You must enter at the cafeteria second floor mezz.

Wednesday mornings ONLY, Ayanna Grace will run a leadership session in the auditorium.  In order to play ball in the gym on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, you must attend Wednesday’s leadership session which begins this Wednesday Jan 10th from 7:15am-7:55am.

WHS will be offering ACT boot camp to juniors on February 12th.  This is a $20 workshop to help you prepare for the February 27th ACT that all WHS juniors will be taking. You will leave with study materials and test taking strategies.

Sign up at Activity window.  Space is limited and we only have 25 spots.  Please see your counselor if you have any questions.

Again, all Juniors will be taking this test Feburary 27 and it is used by colleges for admission decisions and scholarship eligiblility so your performance is important! Sign up for bootcamp today!

Attention Gifted & Talented Juniors and Seniors: Martin W Essex is offering a residential camp at Otterbein University this summer, June 17-23. Experience unique workshops on the arts, sciences & humanities. For more info: 614-823-1570 or visit to register.

The first French club of 2018 will be held on Thursday, January 18th right after school until 4:15 in room 901. Come celebrate the new year!

Are you interested in business, finance or accounting? Have you ever thought about owning your own business? If you are a high school student of color and want to learn more about these careers you can spend a week this summer (June 17-22) exploring opportunities to get the future you want! All expenses paid The Ohio State University. Apply today

Attention any and all creative people. Pencil Dust will be meeting TODAY after school in room 706. We are going to be doing some writing and talking about potential deadlines for writing, so if you are in the club, make sure that you are at our meeting this week.

Mount Carmel College of Nursing is hosting an “Explore Nursing Day” on Saturday, March 10.  You will get the chance to receive the hands-on experience of what it is like to be a nurse and explore the different careers within nursing. This program is open to current sophomores and juniors with at least a 2.5 GPA.  See your counselors for the application.  Deadline to apply is Friday, February 2nd.



There is a swim meet this Saturday, The Teays Valley Invitational, at the Circleville YMCA at 9:00 AM. Come out and support your Cougar Swim Team!

Attention all track athletes!!  There are two more chances for you to earn money toward your pay to play fees!!  Track is working basketball concessions on January 23rd and wrestling concessions on January 27th.  There are sign-up sheets outside of room 801 giving you more details.  See Coach Eckard with any questions.



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