Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The first Student Council Meeting of the year will be after school TOMORROW, September 6.  The meetings take place in room 709 and are from 3:30-4:15. This is your chance if you want to join student council and you want to help plan homecoming. Come eat some pizza and weigh in on decorations and music. See you tomorrow!

 

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 Westland In The Know Team will be meeting Tuesday morning, September 11th, in room 403 at 7:30 AM.  Any student who appreciates Jeopardy-like trivia questions and wants to be on TV should come.  See Mr. VanDyne in rooms 403 or 504 throughout the day with any questions.

 

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

 

All current NHS members, listen up! We are going to be having our first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 6 in room 508 (Kissel’s room). We will be having two meetings, but you only need to attend ONE of them. We will be meeting from 7:30-7:50 in the morning, and 3:30-4:00 in the afternoon. Again, you only need to come to ONE of these meetings. Please bring 2 fundraiser ideas and 2 community service ideas with you to the meeting. If you are unable to attend, you must speak with Mrs. Weber or Mr. Kissel.

 

SPORTS

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’ Soccer took on Grove City last night and looked to improve on defense even though it felt like 100 degrees outside. Your Lady Cougars took a tough loss, and look forward to facing Galion away on Thursday. Wish us luck!

 

The boys soccer team traveled to Grove City last night for an inter district match against the Greyhounds.  After a hard fought, steamy match, the team ended up on the losing side of a 4-2 game.  Pepe Martinez and Axel Rodriguez each scored for the team while Mesiah Bawi provided an assist.  The team’s record drops to 3-1-1 and will play tomorrow night at Gahanna.

 

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

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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.

 

SPORTS

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!

 

Don’t forget, the Growl is your news station.  Let us know what’s going on in our school.  Club activities, classroom events, sports scores, and birthdays.  We want to hear from you!  Check us out @GrowlNews on Twitter or at www.growlnews.wordpress.com

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from Personal Pan Pizza or Top n Go Crazy Tacos with Doritos. The side for today is Golden Corn. Other Daily Options include a Chef Salad with Bread item, a Deli Sandwich, or an uncrustable PB&J Sandwich.

 

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. Here are the available courses and/or programs.

 

STEM Academy = Currently has 20 spaces for Year I:

You would take

CHEM 1171

ENGL 1100 and ENGL 2767

MATH 1150 (Pre-Calc)

 

General Liberal Arts = Currently has 40 spaces for Year 2:

You would take

CLASS 1222 (Classical Mythology)

POLS 1100 (American Government)

HART 1201 (History of Art)

PHIL 1130 (Philosophy)

HIST 2223 (Afr American Hist to…)

GEOL 1105

 

Software Development = Currently has 8 spaces for Year 1:

You would take:

CSCI 1101 – Computer Concepts and Applications

CSCI 1103 – Intro to Programming Logic

CSCI 1320 – Database Fundamentals

CSCI 1511 – Python

 

Students can take advantage of the entire program OR take advantage of individual courses I’ve listed. Included in the individual course is any student who wants to take Calculus II (assuming they’ve taken AP Calculus I and scored a 3 or higher). Calculus II, known as MATH 1152 is offered during the second semester of the STEM program.

 

Students will need to meet the placement score requirements if interested. See Mrs. Hibbitt with any questions by FRIDAY 8/31.

 

 

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!

 

Attention Cougars!! Voting for Homecoming King, Queen, and Court will be coming soon to your email inbox! Voting will begin in early September. Now is the chance to spread the word if you want to be on court or if you want to be King or Queen! Be sure to check your student email accounts often for important information from your teachers, counselors, and other clubs and groups.

 

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.

SPORTS

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.

 

Conditioning begins Saturday, September 1st from 6 AM to 8 AM in the Rec. You are responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from conditioning. There will be no games played on conditioning dates. Study tables will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 on the mezzanine above the cafeteria in September and October. The first Open Gym will be Wednesday, September 5 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM in the gym. For preseason paperwork, see the Athletic Office. Direct any questions to Coach Hayes via email.

 

Attention all track athletes and those interested in running track this year.  Track and cross-country are working the home and visitor concessions for October 5th, home football games.  There is a sign-up sheet outside of room 801 to sign up to work.  You will earn $25.00 toward your track pay to play if you work this night.  Also, track is working concessions for all of the home volleyball games.  There are sign-up sheets outside of room 801 for these games as well.  You will earn $25.00 toward your track pay to play for every volleyball game you work.  There are a limited number of volunteers needed so sign up ASAP.  See Coach Eckard if you have any questions.

 

Wrestlers have lifting after school Monday through Thursday until 5:30 in the Rec Center.

 

This week, the football team takes on the Marion Red Devils at home. Let’s show up on Friday and show our support! The theme for the game is “White Out”. Games start at 7 PM.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from an Big Daddy’s Pizza, or a Beef Coney Dog with Sauce and Cheese. The side for today is Baked Beans. Other Daily Options include a Chef Salad with Bread item, a Deli Sandwich, or an uncrustable PB&J Sandwich.

 

Any senior wishing to work at the Election polls must see Mr. Daniels immediately to sign up.  It pays $150.

 

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. Here are the available courses and/or programs.

 

STEM Academy = Currently has 20 spaces for Year I:

You would take

CHEM 1171

ENGL 1100 and ENGL 2767

MATH 1150 (Pre-Calc)

 

General Liberal Arts = Currently has 40 spaces for Year 2:

You would take

CLASS 1222 (Classical Mythology)

POLS 1100 (American Government)

HART 1201 (History of Art)

PHIL 1130 (Philosophy)

HIST 2223 (Afr American Hist to…)

GEOL 1105

 

Software Development = Currently has 8 spaces for Year 1:

You would take:

CSCI 1101 – Computer Concepts and Applications

CSCI 1103 – Intro to Programming Logic

CSCI 1320 – Database Fundamentals

CSCI 1511 – Python

 

Students can take advantage of the entire program OR take advantage of individual courses I’ve listed. Included in the individual course is any student who wants to take Calculus II (assuming they’ve taken AP Calculus I and scored a 3 or higher). Calculus II, known as MATH 1152 is offered during the second semester of the STEM program.

 

Students will need to meet the placement score requirements if interested. See Mrs. Hibbitt with any questions by FRIDAY 8/31.

 

The Westland Paw Pit will make their grand opening today for the entire school.  Come check us out during your lunch period and see all our new food and drink items including popcorn and slushies! We also are starting with a sale on all clothing items.  Follow us on Twitter @WHSPawPit and see what our mascot Freddie is up to.

 

Attention Cougars!! Voting for Homecoming King, Queen, and Court will be coming soon to your email inbox! Voting will begin in early September. Now is the chance to spread the word if you want to be on court or if you want to be King or Queen! Be sure to check your student email accounts often for important information from your teachers, counselors, and other clubs and groups.

 

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.

 

SPORTS

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.

 

Attention all track athletes and those interested in running track this year.  Track and cross-country are working the home and visitor concessions for October 5th, home football games.  There is a sign-up sheet outside of room 801 to sign up to work.  You will earn $25.00 toward your track pay to play if you work this night.  Also, track is working concessions for all of the home volleyball games.  There are sign-up sheets outside of room 801 for these games as well.  You will earn $25.00 toward your track pay to play for every volleyball game you work.  There are a limited number of volunteers needed so sign up ASAP.  See Coach Eckard if you have any questions.

 

Last night, the boys’ soccer program traveled to Canal Winchester.  The jv team lost a hard fought match, 3-2.  Jayden Bruna and Abdalle Ali scored for the squad.  The team will play tomorrow night at Briggs at 5:30.

 

The varsity team tied Canal Winchester 1-1 to remain undefeated on the season.  Axel Rodriguez scored the lone goal on an assist from Van (Pronounced Vawn) Dam.  Trent Beach made several nice saves in goal while the team played well defensively.  The team will travel to Briggs tomorrow night for a 7:15 match.

 

Wrestlers have lifting after school Monday through Thursday until 5:30 in the Rec Center.

 

The girls tennis team fought hard against Dublin Coffman last night. Nice job, ladies.

 

This week, the football team takes on the Marion Red Devils at home. Let’s show up on Friday and show our support! The theme for the game is “White Out”. Games start at 7 PM.

 

Happy Birthday to Haley Starkey from many friends!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from an Italian Sub, Sriracha chicken with rice, or a cheeseburger. The side for today is green beans. Other Daily Options include a Chef Salad with Bread item, a Deli Sandwich, or an uncrustable PB&J Sandwich.

 

Any senior wishing to work at the Election polls must see Mr. Daniels immediately to sign up.  It pays $150.

 

Students- Remember! If you have not already gotten your school ID, photos will be taken tomorrow (Tuesday) during lunch periods.

 

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.

 

SPORTS

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.

 

On Saturday both Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams posted 2nd place finishes at the Run for a Dream Invitational. The Women’s team was led by Senior Aja Nathans who ran a tactical race to finish 4th overall. While the Men’s team was paced by Senior Kevin Reyes as he unleashed an impressive kick to finish in 8th place overall. XC will next compete on Wednesday in Canal Winchester, then on Saturday we will host the Best of the SouthWest Meet.

 

Attention all track athletes and those interested in running track this year.  Track and cross-country are working the home and visitor concessions for October 5th, home football games.  There is a sign-up sheet outside of room 801 to sign up to work.  You will earn $25.00 toward your track pay to play if you work this night.  Also, track is working concessions for all of the home volleyball games.  There are sign-up sheets outside of room 801 for these games as well.  You will earn $25.00 toward your track pay to play for every volleyball game you work.  There are a limited number of volunteers needed so sign up ASAP.  See Coach Eckard if you have any questions.

 

There will be a meeting for those interested in playing Boy’s Basketball this year after school Tuesday, August 28th in the auditorium to discuss preseason work.

The first conditioning will be Saturday, September 1 at 6 AM. Meeting place TBA.

 

The Cougar football team fought hard last Friday against Licking Heights in a great showing. This week, the football team takes on the Marion Red Devils at home. Let’s show up on Friday and show our support! The theme for the game is “White Out”. Games start at 7 PM.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from Bosco Sticks with marinara sauce or chicken chunks or drumsticks and a waffle. The side for today is a California Blend of vegetables with cheese sauce.

 

Students taking AP Biology next year should stop by room 401 to get the access code to sign up for the REMIND app. All welcome information and summer assignments will be posted on REMIND.

 

ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS:

Mrs. Young will take cap & gown pictures on Friday, June 1 (after graduation practice) for any graduating senior who missed the photo day.   She will set up in the Rec Center.  Seniors will need to bring their caps & gowns for the picture.

 

If you are signed up to take AP Statistics next school year, see Mr. Kissel in room 508 at any time before the end of the year!

 

The end of the year is coming, but there is still time to do one more good thing before you leave this year. A group of Westland students have joined up with Kroger, Aldi, and Giant Eagle for a canned and non-perishable food drive for the Mid-Ohio food bank all this week. Bring donations of canned food or other non-perishable items to donation boxes at any of these stores or to the donation box in room 706. Anything helps!

 

Sports

Any girl interested in playing basketball next season should come and see Coach Jaynes in room 711 at any point during the day. Summer schedules will be passed out during this time.

 

Attention any Girl tennis players-due to scheduling conflicts-open courts/conditioning will resume Tuesday June 12th from 8-10am.  If you have not been able to come to open courts, you need to come on the 12th if you are interested in playing in the fall.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Today for lunch you may choose from Garlic Parmesan Flatbread or Crazy Nachos with Doritos. The side dish for today is corn. Yum!

 

The Paw Pit school store will be closing at the end of this week. All items are now on sale, including food, drinks, and a clearance section of t-shirts for $5.00 or less! Come see your friendly career development employees and purchase these items while supplies last!

 

Students taking AP Biology next year should stop by room 401 to get the access code to sign up for the REMIND app. All welcome information and summer assignments will be posted on REMIND.

 

Learn a Trade – Become a Painter – Start a Career!!  Martin Painting & Coating Co. is offering an Apprentice Painting Program. $14/hr to start with monthly increases as you learn. Looking for people with a positive attitude & you will need reliable transportation & a smart phone. Call Carmen at 614-875-8733 x354 or email her at carmen@martinpainting.com with info about yourself & work history.

 

Attention Cougars! Westland is in search of a new Cougar mascot for the 2018-2019 school year! The ideal candidate is energetic and not afraid to get in front of a crowd, must be dedicated , and available on Friday nights. Is this you? If you are interested, stop by the athletic office and leave your information.

 

Attention all students.  Are you interested in being a part of Renaissance for the 2018/2019 School year?  If so, be sure to stop in the student office and pick up an application.  All applications are due by Thursday,  May 24th to Mrs. Walton. If you have any questions feel free to stop by room 505 and talk to Mrs. Walton.

 

ATTENTION GRADUATING SENIORS:

Mrs. Young will take cap & gown pictures on Friday, June 1 (after graduation practice) for any graduating senior who missed the photo day.   She will set up in the Rec Center.  Seniors will need to bring their caps & gowns for the picture.

 

If you are signed up to take AP Statistics next school year, see Mr. Kissel in room 508 at any time before the end of the year!

 

Attention Student Council Members! The final meeting of the year will be TODAY after school in room 709. We will be having our end of year celebration and approving some details for homecoming next year. Student council members, be sure to swing by and take part in our end of year pizza party and help finalize those plans! See you after school!!

 

The end of the year is coming, but there is still time to do one more good thing before you leave this year. A group of Westland students have joined up with Kroger, Aldi, and Giant Eagle for a canned and non-perishable food drive for the Mid-Ohio food bank all this week. Bring donations of canned food or other non-perishable items to donation boxes at any of these stores or to the donation box in room 706. Anything helps!

 

Sports

Any girl interested in playing basketball next season should come and see Coach Jaynes in room 711 at any point during the day. Summer schedules will be passed out during this time.