Friday, March 9, 2018

March is Women’s History Month!

Elizabeth Blackwell is the first American woman awarded a medical degree by a college. Attended Geneva College after rejected by all the major schools because of her sex. Blackwell later founded a women’s medical college to train other women physicians. #womenshistorymonth


Do you want to join The GROWL? Pick up an application in the student office. Applications and teacher recommendations are due Friday, March 16.


Attention Seniors: If you have been accepted to any colleges, please bring your acceptance letter to the student office.  Mrs. Williams is keeping track of the colleges our students have been accepted to. Mrs. Williams is also going to track the amount of scholarship dollars that our students earn. When you receive notification of any scholarships, please also bring in a copy of this letter as well!


Seniors! Listen up! The time has come to submit photos to be included in the senior video for the end of the year Senior Breakfast. Help us out! Send your photos of you and your friends from any year of schooling to the 2018 senior video email address at

You can send in photos from ANY email address (even your school email) or even text them to this email address from your phone! So, start sending in those photos! We nice a wide variety to make the best video possible!

Again, the address to share your videos with the Growl is



Happy National Barbie Day! Barbie is 59 years old!



University of Dayton is offering engineering camps this summer for minority young men (METEC) and for women and also for honor students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Discover career opportunities in engineering & technology as well as life on a college campus. For application details and cost visit, or



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.




Ohio Business Week 2018 will be held July 22-28 on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. High school students participate in a series of fun & exciting workshops with business professionals and develop skills needed for success. Visit to download an application.



Interested in being a library student worker next year? Pick up an application in the library. Applications are due by March 19.



Hola a todos! Join us for Spanish Club, Thursday March 20th. We will eat some delicious empanadas and part of a cultural film about South America from 3.30-4.30pm. Nos vemos allí!



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 second to last French club of the year will be held on Wednesday, March 14th. French club is held in room 901 after school until 4:15. We will enjoy a traditional african dish called chicken couscous. Come join in the fun!



Hey UNO fiends! Did you sign up to play in the UNO Tournament? Make sure to check your most recent email from Mrs. Young to get the date and period in which you will battle it out. Tournament play starts Monday, March 12!



Sophomores! Sophomores! Sophomores!

Are you interested in starting your own business someday? It’s not too late to apply for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship DECA program! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be a part of the new student-run clothing business, learn in a newly redesigned classroom, go on field trips to OSU, Columbus Blue Jackets, and DECA competitions, or participate in our own Shark Tank Pitch Night.

If you have any questions or would like to apply talk to Mr. Peters, Mr. Kramer, or your guidance counselor.



Tickets foir the in-school performance of Bring It On will go on sale at the activity window starting March 14.  Tickets will be $5.00 and only available to students of good standing.



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 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.



Attention all Freshmen!!

Do you want to look cool?

Do you want to show your love toward the class of 2021?

Do you want to make the seniors wish they were you?

If you said yes to any of these questions, you will want to buy a Westland class of 2021 T-shirt.  There are flyers available at the student office front desk that provide you with a website to check out our cool T-shirt design.  You can also use this website to order and pay for your T-shirt.  The online store deadline is Sunday, March 25th.



The Franklin County Youth Council is seeking high school students between the ages of 14 – 18 to become actively involved in the council for 2018-19. Their purpose if to encourage youth involvement in the community, build leadership skills and voice policy ideas & concerns of community youth. Applications will be accepted thru Monday, March 19. Check out our blog for the link to apply!




Grove City United Methodist Church is offering a scholarship for a Westland High School Senior. Visit Naviance to fill out an 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.





The boys’ basketball banquet will be Wednesday, March 14 at 6 PM to 7:30 PM in the Commons.

You must have completed the season as a member of the team to attend the banquet.

IF you CANNOT attend, contact a member of the coaching staff immediately.


Attention  all girls interested in playing soccer. We will have conditioning in the rec from 3.30 to 4.30, Tuesday March 6th and Thursday, March 8th. We will condition for about 45 minutes before playing a short scrimmage with those that complete the full workout. Find Coach Schwarten or Coach Harris.




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