Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Today for lunch we will have Big Daddy’s cheese, pepperoni, veggie, or buffalo chicken pizza, double cheeseburger, with the side choices of steamed corn or broccoli.



February is black history month! Each day, the Growl will celebrate by providing a fact. This year’s theme is “African Americans and the Arts.” On May 13, 1862, Robert Smalls – a 22 year-old slave - sailed himself to freedom by slipping a cotton steamer off the dock, picked up his family members, and slowly navigated his way through the harbor and escaped. 



Attention all cougars! We will be taking a field trip to the JA Inspire Career Fair on Wednesday, March 13th. If you are still unsure what career you want to pursue after high school this is a great event to attend! This career fair field trip is open to all grades. Please see your Class Google Cohort for more information. You can pick up and return your completed permission slips to the student office or the I Know I Can office. Let Ms. Esparza or Ms. Melanie know if you have any questions! 



ALL juniors who registered for the SAT Prep Class MUST complete a permission form.  Permission Forms are posted on the 2025 Cohort Google Classroom and are also available in the student office.  Permission forms must be returned by TOMORROW!!!



Environmental Club will be meeting TODAY after school in room 503. Come help us promote our tree sale!



​​There will be no Student Ambassadors Club this Thursday! See you next week!



Are you interested in taking college courses next school year?  Please mark your calendars and bring your parents to our annual CCP Informational Meeting TOMORROW, February 22 at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium. More information can be found on your Cohort Google Classrooms!



Hey cougars! The next meeting of Dungeons & Dragons Club will be this Friday, February 23, after school in room 806A. See ya there!



Cougars- Are you one that is interested in Law Enforcement as a career choice? Well, you are in luck! Columbus Police Public Safety Corps Youth Mentorship Program will have a table set up in the Commons during lunch periods on Tuesday, February 27th. Come and learn more about law enforcement and what it takes to train as an officer.



The EL Teachers want to call out some students who did an excellent job staying focused, taking their time and doing their best on the OELPA! Good job you multilingual Cougars! ROAR! 



Cougars- There are many items in the LOST & FOUND bins in the main office. These items will be donated locally after Friday, February 23rd. IF  you have lost or misplaced any items over the course of the last few months, please come to the main office to glance and retrieve items before it's too late!



Juniors and Seniors! College reps continue to schedule visits!

Register using the google form linked on your Cohort Google Classroom...



All seniors who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and who plan on continuing their education after high school should apply for the Southwestern City School Education Foundation Scholarships.  Check out your Cohort Google Classroom for application information.  The deadline to apply is February 29!



Rise Up will meet tonight, February 21st in room 303. Please arrive promptly at 3:30!


SPORTS


Congratulations to Noah Kershaw for reaching 1,000 points scored as a junior. Wow! That’s awesome! He achieved it last Friday against Grove City. #GoCougars



Westland Wrestling are outright OCC champs! They are now advancing to sectionals! This means they’ll be competing on Saturday, February 24 against 11 other D1 teams in Central Ohio. Then, the top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the District Tournament. 



The next open court for Boys tennis will be TODAY, February 21 (weather permitting).



Check us out on Instagram @whs.growl. Have a great day Westland! 

GO COUGARS!