Growl News Announcements

Monday, February 24, 2020

Today for lunch you may choose from a personal pizza, mandarin chicken with noodles or rice or mini corn dogs. The side dish for today is baked beans.

Mrs. Hibbitt will be in the cafeteria during lunch periods Tuesday, February 25 to help students apply to Columbus State for College Credit Plus. Please make sure you have the required information (including your social security number). Stop by the CCP table to apply!!!

TOMORROW February 25 is the last day to submit your application if you want to be able to take the placement test here at Westland!

Attention, current sophomores and juniors!!! Next year you will have the opportunity to take 2 CCP courses in one period and earn 3 college credits. We will be offering COLS1101 College Success Skills (which is a required course to earn an Associates Degree from Columbus State) and BMGT1008 21st Century Workplace Skills for FREE to ALL students who apply to CSCC as a CCP student and take the placement tests. Successful completion of these two courses would also qualify you for a $1000 scholarship should you plan on attending CSCC after graduation! Don't miss out on these FREE courses and possible scholarship money! Stop by to see Mrs. Hibbitt in the cafeteria to apply!!!

In 2018, 1,836 Ohioans died by suicide. Since 2007 the suicide rate in Ohio has increased 44.8% with a disproportionate number of these deaths being men. Men are 4x more likely to die by suicide than women.

In an effort to raise awareness about this tragic public health problem, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation has partnered with NAMI Ohio to remember the lives of those who died and shine a light issue of suicide in Ohio through a visual traveling awareness campaign displaying 1,836 pairs of shoes.

In order to raise awareness, organizations like Westland High School are donating shoes. All types of shoes are accepted ages 10+. In an effort to help our campaign reflect those who died by suicide accurately, we would like to emphasize the need for men/boys shoes 10+.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Emmelhainz, the school nurse. The drive will be the weeks of March 2 through Friday March 13.

Come celebrate Mardi Gras with French club on Wednesday, February 26. We will meet after school in room 901 until 4:15. We will have Kings Cake and make Mardi Gras masks as well as watch the Mardi Gras parades! Let the good times roll!

Health screenings will be held in the ERC on Tuesday, February 25th. The ERC will be closed all day.

ASL will be cancelled the rest of the year - see you next year!

The Gaming Club will have its second meeting this Friday from 3:30-5:00pm in Room 106 of the music wing. Bring your games, controllers, and batteries to compete head-to-head against your classmates. Gaming club plays a variety of games from video games & card games, to simple and complex board games. Permission forms are due at the beginning of March and should be turned in to Mr. Kaufman. We hope to see you there!


This past weekend, the wrestling team defeated Teays Valley but fell just short to Grove City and Canal Winchester. Cougars – keep it going for the upcoming sectionals next weekend!

Calling all ladies interested in playing softball for the 2020 season. The season kicks off Monday February 24th with mandatory tryouts/practice! Get your physical, and come and join us! We look forward to seeing you there! Thank you!

Due to lack of interest, there will NOT be a boys tennis team this season. If you would like to play next year, please let the Athletic Office know before January.

This is just a reminder that track practice starts tomorrow. If you have not submitted your required paperwork or have an up to date physical on file, you will not be allowed to practice on Tuesday. If you have any questions, see Coach Eckard in room 801.

Happy birthday to the Growl’s own Katie Murray!