Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from Fiestada Pizza, Pasta with meat sauce and garlic toast, or a chicken sandwich. The side for today is green beans.


April is national poetry month!

The rose is a rose,

And was always a rose.

But the theory now goes

That the apple’s a rose,

And the pear is, and so’s

The plum, I suppose.

The dear only knows

What will next prove a rose.

You, of course, are a rose –

But were always a rose.

-Robert Frost



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!


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.


Class of 2019!!!  Get your class t-shirts for $12.00 at the Activity Window during your lunch periods!  The proceeds will help us fund this year’s prom and our senior activities!


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 go.udayton.edu/metec, go.udayton.edu/wie or go.udayton.edu/shec


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 rachel.silsdorf@mchs.com



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 on 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 cscc.edu/VisitDay to reserve your space today!


Check your inbox! Before spring break, Mrs Young sent all Westland students an email survey asking about their impressions of the library and what they would like to see in the library. Surveys responses are due May 15.


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 http://go.osu.edu/pharmacyday2018.


Are you interested in learning more about Engineering?  Is engineering a path you want to take in the future?  What about Logistics and supply chain management?  Did you know Columbus State has programs available that will get you the required education needed for these paths, along with a job?  The Modern Manufacturing Work Study and Logistics Engineering Technology Work Study programs at Columbus State allow students to get a two-year degree (that is transferable to a 4-year college), valuable work experience, and the potential to earn $55,000-$70,000 a year!


Attention graduating seniors: South-Western Education Association is offering a $500 scholarship. Any student residing in the South-Western City School District & attending a district high school is eligible. Visit Naviance or see your school counselor for more information. Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018.


Attention graduating seniors: The Don Gentile Unit 532 of the American Legion Auxiliary, Dept. of Ohio, has a scholarship fund “The Gladys Caudill Scholarship Fund.” You must be a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a veteran who served honorably in the US armed forces. Scholarship is worth $500 and can be applied to any post-secondary school in Ohio. See Naviance or your school counselor for more details. Deadline to apply is May 25, 2018.


April is School Library Month! Celebrate by participating in our WHS library trivia contest on the Library Twitter or Instagram (@westland_lib). Trivia questions will be posted on Tuesday and Thursday each week of April and the student who gets both questions right that week wins a prize!


April is National Poetry Month! Show off your poetry skills in the library with book spine poetry, blackout poetry or push-pin poetry. Each poem you create earns you an entry in our raffle giveaway! Come to the library to check it all out!



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.


Interested in throwing flags, rifles or sabers in the air? Do you enjoy working hard with your friends? Join the Westland High School Color Guard!! Clinics are April 23rd, 24th, 26th and 27th, and auditions are April 30th and May 1st – all from 6:30-8:30! Can’t wait to see you there!!


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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