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Today for lunch you may choose from Breaded Mozzarella Sticks with marinara, or chicken and waffles with a side of cheesy broccoli.


The Westland Gaming Club will have its rescheduled meeting this Wednesday, February 21st from 4-5:30pm after school in Room 106 in the music wing. Any student at Westland is available to attend the meeting. Bring any games or consoles you would like to play with controllers. TVs are provided! Hope to see you there!


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. Don’t want to see just the same few faces over and over again? Then help us out! Send your photos of you and your friends from any year of schooling to the 2018 senior video email address at 

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

Yes. It is an AOL email address.

Send in those photos!


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.


Reminder to graduating seniors: Naviance has many new scholarship opportunities!! American Society of Military Comptrollers is offering up to $4000, Grove City Kiwanis has a scholarship for SWCS high students only. You must be in top 20% of your class with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The Grove City Chamber Foundation is also offering a scholarship if you reside in the SWCS district and have a 3.0 GPA, and for WHS students only there is the Dr. Charles D. & Josephine K. Messerly Science scholarship. See your counselor for questions and visit Naviance for applications.


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.

Each summer the Ohio University Dublin College of Health Sciences & Professions and Columbus State host PATHS 2 Academy. This 3 day academy is designed for rising 10th-12th graders to explore healthcare careers. June 13-15 or June 25-27. This is free, but limited to 50 participants. Visit:


Each summer the Ohio University Dublin College of Health Sciences & Professions and Columbus State host PATHS 2 Academy. This 3 day academy is designed for rising 10th-12th graders to explore healthcare careers. June 13-15 or June 25-27. This is free, but limited to 50 participants. Visit:

  Bessie Coleman was the world’s first licensed black aviator — making her a pioneer as both an African-American and a woman. Bessie Coleman grew up in Texas, moved to Chicago, and got interested in flying after her brothers returned from World War I. Failing to find anyone in Chicago who would teach flying to a black woman, Bessie Coleman decided to go abroad to France get training — a daring idea for that era. Coleman specialized in stunt flying and parachuting, earning a living barnstorming and performing aerial tricks.


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 Information Systems Association at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University is once again hosting a visit day for interested high school students who may be interested in Information Systems as a major or field of interest. Saturday Feb 24 10:30 -12:pm. To register visit:


Attention Westland students! Pencil Dust, our school's creative arts magazine, is holding its annual poetry competition, and we are collecting submissions from now until March 5th. If you're interested in writing poetry, songs, stories, or anything in between, we would love to see your work! Your English teachers will be collecting submissions, or you can turn them in straight to Mr. Spooner anytime before the deadline. If you have questions about the competition, please come and see Mr. Spooner in room 706.


Wright State University if offering Pre-College Residential Camps & Institutes for grades 9-12!! These include Dramatic Theatre, Young Writer's Creative Mind, College Test Prep, Forensic Science,  Law & Government and so much more!!

Visit: or call 937-775-3135 


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.


Did you know you can take college courses for FREE while you are in high school?  Did you know that we offer some of those courses right here at Westland?  There are also some college programs that you can take at our district Accelerated Learning Center which take place at Central Crossing during the school day.  Would you like to learn more about how you can take advantage of earning college credit NOW?  Plan to attend the CCP Information Night at Westland HS on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 PM.  Your parents should also plan to attend!  See Mrs. Hibbitt in the Student Office for more information


Summer Linguistics Institute for Youth Scholars is offering courses to learn the Basics of Language for Language Learners at The Ohio State University. Scholarships are available. Application deadline is May 31st. For more information visit:


Attn Seniors: Ohio Association of Public School Employees is offering scholarships of $2500 to students whose parent/legal guardian are OAPSE members. Please visit naviance to apply. Deadline is March 1.


Need help with college tuition? Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is pleased to announce its Scholarship program for students with financial need, outstanding academic achievements & community involvement. Open to all high school seniors. Selected applicants will receive $1000 tuition assistance. Deadline to apply is March 2. Visit naviance to apply.


Class of 2020- TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY for the CAREER ACADEMY! Applications are available on line at 

Please see your counselor with questions.


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.


Ohio PTA $500 scholarship is available.  Go to and fill out the application, print it off and return to your school counselor.  You need one letter of recommendation- don't wait until the last minute to ask for this recommendation.  Due by 3pm on March 1st.  We will deliver to the PTA office.

See you counselor with questions.  These scholarships are just for SWCS students- easy to complete and worth your time!


Spanish Club will be having its celebration of Carnival next Tuesday, Feb 20th, from 3:30-4:30. Join us to learn about this Latin tradition and for some snacks and a craft! ¡Nos vemos allí!

Columbus State is  hosting a 3 day summer camp focusing on Logistics Engineering Technology! The camp runs from July 18-20, 2018 and is from 9:00am - 4:00pm each day.  It is open to current high school seniors who want to explore the newest STEM career pathway. For more information contact: Stephanie Page at Deadline to apply is May 14. Registration is limited to 35 students.


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. Visit:


Professional Business Institute is offering a FREE summer camp for students interested in hands-on experience tackling real business challenges & issues while also experiencing campus life at Wright State. Space is limited, please apply by March 24, 2018. For more details visit: or call 937-775-2812


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


Tomorrow is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Do something kind for someone tomorrow!


If you are a senior interested in pursuing an art degree major or minor, the Grove City Art Council is holding a competition Feb 22nd, 6:00pm at the Welcome Center & Museum on Park Street. Must complete application. Visit Naviance for more information.  Or you can visit






Boys tennis conditioning will be Tuesday February 20th from 3:45-4:30. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes and clothes! Any questions, see Coach Hinckley


Attention all boys interested in playing baseball: Tryouts will start Tuesday February 20th from 330-6 in the rec center. Must have a current physical to try out. Contact coach Bittel with any questions


Attention all Girls interested in playing soccer next year. We will have an open gym open to all girls next Tuesday 2/20 from 3.30-4.30 in the REC on court 3 . Come play and have some fun. Go cougars!


Attention all current and future track athletes!!! The meeting for all athletes wanting to run OUTDOOR track is on Wednesday, February 21st immediately after school in the commons. If you plan on running outdoor track this year, you MUST be in attendance at this meeting. See Coach Eckard in room 801 if you have questions.


Football lifting will begin Feb 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 in the rec center for those interested in playing football next season. A positive, respectful attitude is required! Come ready to work.


The Softball Team Wants You! Westland Softball Tryouts will begin February 20, 2018 3:45-5:45 in the Rec Center.


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posted Oct 6, 2015, 6:07 AM by Caitlin Dufresne   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 4:45 PM ]

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