Monday, February 5, 2018

Good morning! Today for lunch you may choose from Tony’s Pizza, Popcorn chicken with a roll, or a cheeseburger. The side for today is mashed potatoes and gravy.


REMINDER: After school tutoring is every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in the ERC. All subject areas welcome! Please make sure you have your own transportation! Again, after school tutoring is every Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in the ERC. See Miss. Rogers if you have any questions.


The next student council meeting will be on Thursday, February 8 after school in room 709. Please plan to attend the Student Council Valentine’s Day Party. We will have pizza and drinks and will be making valentines. Please plan to attend from 3:30-4:30.


February is Black History Month. Join the Growl as we celebrate with information each day. Halle Berry was the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Monster’s Ball in 2001. Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American woman nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for her lead role in Carmen Jones in 1954.


Attention Seniors: There are (2) scholarship opportunities open to Westland High School students only! The Garrett P. Burton Good Samaritan Scholarship  is for a student “Being an Agent of Change.” You must be able to show how you help people feel more accepted and go above and beyond to spread joy & compassion. The deadline to apply is April 26th.

Also, The James Tolliver Cultural Diversity Scholarship is available. This scholarship is for a WHS student who has participated in at least 2 WHS Cultural Diversity Club activities. See Naviance for more details.



The Information Systems Association at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University is once again hosting a visit day for interested high school students who may be interested in Information Systems as a major or field of interest. Saturday Feb 24 10:30 -12:pm. To register visit:



Attention Westland students! Pencil Dust, our school’s creative arts magazine, is holding its annual poetry competition, and we are collecting submissions from now until March 5th. If you’re interested in writing poetry, songs, stories, or anything in between, we would love to see your work! Your English teachers will be collecting submissions, or you can turn them in straight to Mr. Spooner anytime before the deadline. If you have questions about the competition, please come and see Mr. Spooner in room 706.



Wright State University if offering Pre-College Residential Camps & Institutes for grades 9-12!! These include Dramatic Theatre, Young Writer’s Creative Mind, College Test Prep, Forensic Science,  Law & Government and so much more!!

Visit: or call 937-775-3135


Walgreens is the proud sponsor of a Pharmacy Summer Camp at the University of Toledo, June 17 -20 and June 24-27,  2018. Camp includes job shadowing, pharmacy labs, crime scene chemistry and more. For more details and to apply visit: – click on pharmacy camp. Deadline is April 2.


The Sports section of the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks is hiring crew members for Spring. This job offers great experience to prepare you for many different positions in today’s Sports Industry. Wages begin at $9.00/hr. To apply contact Jay Clark at  either work-614-645-3366, or cell-419-236-2593 or email


Did you know you can take college courses for FREE while you are in high school?  Did you know that we offer some of those courses right here at Westland?  There are also some college programs that you can take at our district Accelerated Learning Center which take place at Central Crossing during the school day.  Would you like to learn more about how you can take advantage of earning college credit NOW?  Plan to attend the CCP Information Night at Westland HS on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 PM.  Your parents should also plan to attend!  See Mrs. Hibbitt in the Student Office for more information


It’s time for the annual Valentine’s Day Carnation sale!!! Show your friends and sweetie how much you care… surprise them with flowers delivered to their homeroom on Valentine’s Day. Red carnations show you love them, Pink carnations show you value their friendship, and White carnations are from a secret admirer!!! Buy them during lunch periods Feb 5-12. Cost is $1.50 for one flower. Or you can send one person 6 flowers for $7.50 or a dozen for $15. You can keep spreading the kindness by donating an additional dollar and we will send a flower to a local nursing home resident!!! Show them how much you care, Westland!!!!


Summer Linguistics Institute for Youth Scholars is offering courses to learn the Basics of Language for Language Learners at The Ohio State University. Scholarships are available. Application deadline is May 31st. For more information visit:


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.


Need help with college tuition? Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is pleased to announce its Scholarship program for students with financial need, outstanding academic achievements & community involvement. Open to all high school seniors. Selected applicants will receive $1000 tuition assistance. Deadline to apply is March 2. Visit naviance to apply.


Class of 2020- applications are now available for the Career Academy.  Priority deadline to apply is February 16th.  Applications are available on line at

Please see your counselor with questions.



The National Coalition of 100 Black Women is excited to announce the 2018 Academic Scholarship Award of $2000! The Trailblazer Scholarship application is available to qualified African American Female graduating seniors who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  Visit naviance to apply. Deadline is March 16.



The Veterinary Exploration Conference, held in conjunction with the MVC, is an opportunity for students to get a glimpse of everything the veterinary medical field has to offer and what it takes to get there.  This event is open to current juniors and seniors only. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees are invited to a college fair where representatives from several veterinary and technician schools will be available to answer questions about admissions criteria, how to finance a veterinary education, and more.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel (350 N. High St., Columbus)

Registration: $10/student, $20/parent (includes lunch);

pre-registration required by Feb. 9, 2018.

How to Register: Register online to pay by credit card (please note, there is a small processing fee) or download a paper registration form to pay by check.

See your counselor if you have questions.



Ohio PTA $500 scholarship is available.  Go to and fill out the application, print it off and return to your school counselor.  You need one letter of recommendation- don’t wait until the last minute to ask for this recommendation.  Due by 3pm on March 1st.  We will deliver to the PTA office.

See you counselor with questions.  These scholarships are just for SWCS students- easy to complete and worth your time!



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 from 7:15am-7:55am.


Columbus State is  hosting a 3 day summer camp focusing on Logistics Engineering Technology! The camp runs from July 18-20, 2018 and is from 9:00am – 4:00pm each day.  It is open to current high school seniors who want to explore the newest STEM career pathway. For more information contact: Stephanie Page at Deadline to apply is May 14. Registration is limited to 35 students.


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!



Professional Business Institute is offering a FREE summer camp for students interested in hands-on experience tackling real business challenges & issues while also experiencing campus life at Wright State. Space is limited, please apply by March 24, 2018. For more details visit: or call 937-775-2812



Grove City United Methodist Church is offering a scholarship for a Westland High School Senior. Visit Naviance to fill out application or see your counselor for more information. The deadline to is April 1, 2018.



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.


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


Happy New Year! The William D. Squires Educational has been awarding college scholarships to high school students from the great state of Ohio since 2000. The scholarship has increased from $3000 per year to $4000 for 15 new recipients.  Visit naviance to apply and for more information. Deadline is April 15.



If you are a senior interested in pursuing an art degree major or minor, the Grove City Art Council is holding a competition Feb 22nd, 6:00pm at the Welcome Center & Museum on Park Street. Must complete application. Visit Naviance for more information.  Or you can visit



The Westland Swim Team competed at the UA Invitational on Saturday and we would like to congratulate the swimmers on a great meet! Tim Wotring competed in his first 500 freestyle and 100 breaststroke while Fatima Aquino, Brenna Gilliam, and Makaili Long completed their first 100 butterfly. Fantastic work swimmers! Congratulations also go to Fatima Aquino, Rachel Binion, Brenna Gilliam, Makaili Long, Peyton Madden, and Laura Ornelas for setting new personal records. Good luck to the swimmers as they compete at Sectionals this Saturday.


Attention all track athletes!! This is just a reminder that indoor track starts tonight out in the Rec Center at 3:30.  You must have a current physical on file and an emergency medical card submitted to Coach Eckard before you can take part in indoor track.


Attention all boys interested in playing baseball. You must have a current physical on file in order to try out for the team. Tryouts are two weeks long and will start Tuesday Feb 20 in the rec center and last until Friday March 2nd. Attendance is mandatory. Please contact coach Bittel with questions


Attention all Girls interested in playing soccer next year. We will have an open gym open to all girls next Tuesday 2/6 from 3.30-4.30 in the REC on court 3 . Come play and have some fun. Go cougars!


Any girl interested in playing softball- there will be a quick informational meeting on Thursday after school 3:15-3:30 in the cafeteria.


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