Growl News Announcements

Friday, February 19, 2021

Today for lunch we are having Stuffed Crust Pizza with a side salad or green beans.

Today we recognize American actor LaKeith Stanfield. LaKeith has received recognition for various roles, such as his role of Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma, Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, and most recently William O’Neal in Judas and the Black Messiah. Stanfield has also had leading roles in the TV show Atlanta and films like Get Out, Sorry to Bother You, and Uncut Gems, among others.

Reminder for all juniors- You will be taking the ACT on Tuesday Feb 23. This is MANDATORY for all juniors. Please make sure you bring a picture ID (drivers license or school ID) with you. If you have any questions please see your school counselor or Mr. Jordan. Thanks!

Attention Cougars! Today is the priority deadline for career academy applications and senior only programs.

The Westland Respecting All Cultures Equally Club meets EVERY Tuesday and Thursday in room 303 at 7:25 AM. Come join in the conversation!

Cougars! We are scheduling today! Let’s hear about some of the benefits of AP classes.

Applications to join the growl are now available in the student office. When signing up for classes be sure to register for the news broadcast to join the coolest class at Westland.

Please note, we have extended the application deadline due to snow days, but please pick up an application TODAY to join our awesome class!

Attention all Cougars- On Tuesday, February 23 only JUNIORS will attend school for the district wide ACT administration. This is mandatory for all juniors in both blue and green groups. Students taking the ACT will attend school until approximately 12:30 PM and then will have a grab and go lunch before dismissal. The busses will run for ACT transportation only.

Students in blue group grades 9, 10, and 12 will have no school and no virtual classes this day. All Students in blue group grades 9-12 will have school on Wednesday instead. Please make note of this adjusted schedule. This adjustment only affects students in grades 9-12. If you have siblings in pk-8, they will adhere to a normal blue/green schedule.

Send your Talent Show submission videos to Mrs. Ruthers or Mrs. Dufresne via email ASAP!

Seniors- check your email for the Senior Favorites ballot!! Please nominate two students in each category. Go Cougars!


For all track athletes, just a point of clarification that the meeting on Monday, February 22nd after school in the ERC is for the blue group students. For the green group students, your track meeting will be after school in the ERC on Thursday, February 25th. Meet in the ERC and sit 1 person per table. Please have your physical completed by Thursday and bring your completed emergency medical card to the meeting.

Attention all cougars interested in playing boys tennis this spring. Please contact Coach Hinckley by email or Mr. Lowery in the Athletic Office if you are going to play this spring. The season is approaching quickly! You must have a valid physical.

All Lady Cougars interested in softball: softball tryouts/practice will begin on Monday February 22nd from 4:00-6:00pm at Galloway Ridge intermediate School. Stop by the athletic office and pick up a softball handout! Get your physical, bring your mask, your own water bottle , and softball gear and come and join us! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Baseball tryouts will be all of next week, February 22nd through February 26th. You must have a physical if you would like to try out! See Coach Shannon with any questions.