Monday, April 9, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from Tony’s Pizza, Popcorn Chicken with a roll, or a Cheeseburger. The side dish for today is mashed potatoes and gravy.


April is national poetry month!

Henry David Thoreau, 1817 – 1862


My life has been the poem I would have writ

But I could not both live and utter it.




Attention Seniors: Check Naviance for information on applying for the Prairie Township Firefighters Scholarship. This scholarship requires a 200 word essay answering the question- What does community service mean to you? Deadline is 12:00 pm, April 7, 2018.


There are two colleges coming to WHS to speak to students.  On April 19, Florida Polytechnic University will be here during 7th period.  This university has a focus on the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) and is located in Sunny Lakeland, Florida which is between Orlando and Tampa.

On April 23 during 6th period, St. Mary’s College will be here.  St. Mary’s College is an all-women’s college located in Notre Dame, Indiana.

WHS students can sign up for these college visits using Naviance.  Please sign up at least 24 hours before the college is scheduled to be here!


Attention! Attention! If you submitted an application to join the Growl next year this announcement is for you! That’s right! For you! Auditions for next year’s Growl Candidates will be held after school on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in room 205 from 3:30 until 4:30. Please plan to attend. If you have a conflict see Mr. Weddendorf or Mrs. Dufresne prior to Wednesday.


See you there!


Mount Carmel West is currently accepting applications for summer Teen Volunteering. This opportunity is for students age 16 and older currently enrolled in HS to gain experience in the hospital environment. Teens are invited to serve (1) four hour shift per week during their summer break. Applications must be picked up in person, by the teen, at the Mount Carmel West Volunteer Services Office and must be returned no later than Friday, May 11. Questions? Contact Rachel Silsdorf at 614-234-5260 or


Attention all anime club members! There will be no anime club meetings for the next two weeks due to testing.



NO CHECKS will be accepted from Seniors. Cash, Money Order or Online payment ONLY!


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.


Attention hispanic students who are attending the LASER field trip to The Ohio State University on April 12 – your permission forms are due to Ms. Mulkey in the office ASAP. If you don’t turn in your permission form, you can not go.


Seniors and juniors in the college search process are invited to Visit Day at Columbus State, Friday, April 6 at the Columbus Campus, and Tuesday, April 24 at the Delaware Campus. Explore Columbus State’s majors and student services, plus transfer options to four-year partner universities. You’ll discover how starting at Columbus State lets you earn the bachelor’s degree you want from the university you choose—and save 30 thousand dollars or more off your total college costs. Go to to reserve your space today!


For students interested in learning more about majors & careers in pharmacy, OSU is offering a FREE event to current high school students. It is on April 21 from 11:30-3:30. You will need to provide your own transportation. Sign up for the event at




There will be a brief meeting  directly after school in the mezzanine for Boys Basketball returning varsity and junior varsity players on Wednesday, April 11 to discuss off-season training and responsibilities. The meeting should be done by 4:30 at the latest. Contact Coach Hayes or Coach McGee if you CAN’T attend.


Open gyms for volleyball are beginning! They are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6 PM. Come out and show what you got.


Are you interested in being a Westland cheerleader for the 2018-2019 school year? If so, there is a mandatory parent meeting on April 17th at 6pm in the school library. You will receive information about tryouts and the upcoming season.


Westland Cheerleading Clinics and Tryouts for the 2018-2019 School Year

Clinics April 23 at Gotta Flip Gym 6:00 – 7:30, April 24 Gotta Flip Gym 6:00 – 7:30

April 25 will be an Optional Clinic and Tryouts will be held in the Main Gym on April 26 right after school.  Incoming Freshmen will tryout at 4:30.


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