Growl News

Friday, September 22, 2023

Today for lunch we have Mac n Cheese w/roll or Breadstick, 

Fiestada Pizza, Chicken Patty Sandwich, and California Blend Vegetables, fruit or juice choice and milk.

HOMECOMING! HOMECOMING! HOMECOMING! Students - cast your vote for homecoming king and queen! The ballot is posted on all cohort classrooms. Vote by Monday, 9/25.

Westland Cheer is looking for students to participate in this year's Homecoming Pep Rally! We're looking for: 

1. A Senior Student M.C. to rock the mic during the pep rally 

2. 4 teams of 5 to represent their class during the Lip Sync Battle 

3. A student with enough Cougar Spirit to wear the Cougar Costume during the pep rally 

Signups for each of these things can be found in the Communities in Schools' room with Mr. McRae (room 204)! Anyone who signs up must be available to stay AFTER SCHOOL on Thursday, 9/28 for rehearsal. 

In person sales: ends after 6th period lunch (12:42 Pep Rally schedule) on Friday 9/29.

 Online sales end: Thursday 9/28 11:59 pm.

Guest forms must be submitted Thursday 9/28 end of day (3:20).


There will be a campus visit to Otterbein University on Wednesday, October 4th! Permission slips are available at the student office and in front of the I Know I Can office in the ERC.

Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis in the order that we receive completed permission slips. We will check to make sure you have approval for each period you have a class and the permission slip will not be accepted unless it is complete. 

Permission slips can be turned in to the student office or to Ms. Esparza and Ms. Melanie at the IKIC office. 

Let Ms. Esparza or Ms. Melanie know if you have any questions!

Westland Esports has started a chess team. Please fill out the Esports student survey on your Cohort Google Classroom or talk to Mr. Swartwout in Room 502 if you are interested.

Attention students with an interest in politics and government: Prairie Township Community Center is inviting students to help with a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Sept 26, 2023 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Students will help with collecting questions from the audience. It's a great way to learn about the candidates running for office. Please call or text Marilyn Webster with the League of Women Voters of Central Ohio at 614-519-8178.

Juniors and Seniors!  College Representatives are coming to WHS to talk to you about their colleges!  Now is the time to learn about the colleges that may interest you.  Please register for each session that interests you using the Google Form linked on your Cohort Google Classroom under College Planning.  The list is constantly changing so check back often!

Here is a list of colleges currently scheduled:

Attention Juniors! The PSAT/NMSQT is a practice SAT test and it is quickly approaching. It will be held here at Westland in the gym on October 11th at 8:00am. The SAT is a college entrance exam. If you are planning to go to college you should sign up to take this test. This will help prepare you for the real SAT test that you will take in March here at Westland. The NMSQT part of the test stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This means that your score on this test could qualify you for scholarships. Again, if you plan to go to college at all you should sign up for this test. It does cost $18 and that will be added to your school fees (unless you qualify for free or reduced lunch, then it's free). A link has been emailed to you and is posted on the Cohort 2025 classroom. If you are a sophomore and want to take the test there are a few available - see Mr. Cherup to sign up. The deadline to sign up has been changed to TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26!!! See Mr. Cherup with any questions.


The Westland boys soccer team fought hard for a 3-3 tie against a very good divisional rival Pickerington north. Aldo Peraza had two goals and Ali Salim had one. Eli Green and Aweys Bilal played great on the defense end as well. Good job boys!

The football game is away tonight at Gahanna Lincoln. Good luck boys!! 

Attention Cougars! There will be several open gyms for the Westland Gymnastics team coming up soon…September 26! It will take place at Vitality Athletic Center which is located at 5713 Haughn (hawn) Road in Grove City. The open gym will be from 7:00 - 8:30pm. Come out and show your skills!

 Don’t forget - The Growl is your news station. Let us know what’s going on in our activities, classroom events, sports scores, and birthdays. We want to hear from you! Check us out on instagram! Have a great day Westland! GO COUGARS!