Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Are you wanting to get more involved in things at Westland? Do you want to help plan Homecoming? Are you looking for a way to earn service hours? Do you love pizza? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, Student Council is the group for you! The first Student Council Meeting of the year will be after school on Thursday, September 6. The meetings take place in room 709 and are from 3:30-4:15. If you think you are interested in joining student council OR if you are a returning member, this is the meeting for you. Please plan to attend. See Mrs. Dufresne or Mr. Cherup with any questions.


We currently have many available spaces for The ALC programs. If you think you are interested in College Credit Plus Courses for second semester see Mrs. Hibbitt ASAP.


Attention all Sophomores!!  Class officer nomination forms are available from Mrs. Shore (the guidance counselor) in the student office or from Mr. Eckard in room 801.  Completed nomination forms are due back to Mrs. Shore by Thursday, September 13th at the end of the day.  Voting will take place On Thursday, September 20th.


Hey Seniors!  Do you want to be more involved with making decisions for the senior class?  Do you have great ideas on end-of-the-school year activities?  Are you interested in running for the Class of 2019 President, Vice-President, or Secretary?  Petitions to become a senior class officer are available in the student office.  The deadline to have the petition turned is September 21.  Voting will take place soon after!  See Mrs. Hibbitt or Ms. Dillon for more information!


The first Art Club meeting of the year will be next Wednesday after school in room 1001 (Mr. Meeker’s room) until 5 PM. Anyone interested in joining art club can come! See you there.



WHS Gymnastics – Open gyms start Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Gotta Flip Gym and will continue every Wednesday at the same time through the end of September. Season starts November 2018 so get signed up now. Stop in the Student Office and get a flier or stop by the Athletic Office for more information.


Girls tennis has a home match tonight at 4 PM against Hilliard Davidson. Come out to the tennis courts and show some Cougar Pride!

Girls’ Soccer traveled and took on Marion Harding this past Saturday. The team played incredibly hard up until the final minute, coming back to tie the game on 3 different occassions but were never able to get out front.

Shelbey Barnhill led the scoring with her first four goals of the season and Bella Garner scored her 2nd and 3rd goals. Aleysha Martinez had a crtiical assist to help tie the game back up.

Sadly  wasn’t quite enough to get the win. Your Lady Cougars fell 6-7 but improved immensely from their 4-0 loss last season.  Girls’ Soccer looks forward to bouncing back on Tuesday against Grove City at home



Over the weekend more than 100 Distance runners came to Westland as the Cross Country Team Hosted the Best of the SouthWest Invitational.

The Woman’s team ran a tactical race to bring home the 2nd place trophy. Lead runner Aja Nathans finished 3rd over-all to pace the Cougars.

The Men’s team placed 3rd in what was the closest team finish in the history of the meet. Kevin Reyes led the Cougs with his 3rd place Medal winning performance.

The Cross Country teams will next compete on Saturday at the McGowan Invitational at Watkins Memorial High School



Any boys, not currently playing a sport, interested in playing baseball this upcoming season can join the team after school Tuesday September 4th for weight lifting in the rec. Contact Coach Shannon for more details.



Wrestling Lifting is after school M-Thur until 5:30 in the rec. Any questiong? See the coach Mr. Allerding for more details.



The football team lost a hard fought battle to the Red Devils 44-46 in double overtime. Great job, guys! Next week they take on Delaware Hayes and it’s a HOME GAME AGAIN! Now, Hurry over to GrowlNews on Twitter and vote for QB DeShawn Evans to be the ThisWeek news Player of the Week! There are only 3 hours left!


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