SAT Question of the Day

Today, 9/16/2014
High: 71 Low: 54
Rain showers
59% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/17/2014
High: 71 Low: 50
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 16
4/D Day
Ed Foundation Golf Outing
Wednesday, September 17
5/E Day
BOE Meeting
8:00 PM

Thursday, September 18
6/F Day

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PLAY the Rice Game Now!
For each answer you get right, they will  donate 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

New York Times Who's Who and What's What. Click here to see what you know about current events

Daily Announcements

Board to Approve Facilities Referendum
School board members will vote to approve a facilities referendum at the Sept. 17 Board of Education meeting. Principals from KG&D Architects will present an overview of the proposed projects. The meeting will be held at 8 p.m. in the Westlake library. Community residents are urged to attend.

Back-to-School Night
Westlake High School Back-to-School Night will be Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. See you then!

Congratulations to our AP Scholars!
Forty-four Westlake High School students were recognized by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program for their achievement on AP exams. Read more …

2 All-State Vocalists Chosen
Junior Stephanie Rizzo and senior Gabrielle Lia were chosen to represent Westlake High School at the 2014 NYSSMA Conference All-State Music Festival this December. Stephanie, an alto, will sing with the Women's Chorus and Gabrielle, a soprano, was selected as an alternate. The festival will be held on Dec. 4-7 in Rochester, New York. Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring.

Driver Education Class
The fall program of Driver Education begins on Sept. 18. Register early for best choice of times.
Download the application or pick one up in the main office.

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From the Principal

We have completed our first full four-day cycle at the high school and it is overwhelmingly clear that everything is off to a great start. This is probably one of the smoothest openings we have ever had and this is a credit to our entire team here at the high school. Students came back refreshed and ready to go and even the extreme temperatures did not prevent us from having a great first four days.

Our focus this year continues to be on developing learner-centered classrooms and employing strategies that require all students to be active learners. This will require all students to develop skills or habits of mind that push their thinking in new directions. It will require the use of critical thinking and clarity of thought, but more important, it will demand that students be persistent and willing to work though challenges rather than avoiding these tasks in favor of an easier route. The successful student, or for that matter, the successful individual today is someone who can persevere through challenges, be flexible, communicate effectively, think critically and apply past learning to new, unfamiliar situations. This is what we strive to instill in all of our students. You will be reading more about these ideas in future principals letters.

Before I close I just want to remind you that underclassmen pictures are on Wednesday and Thursday this week and will happen during physical education classes. Picture forms have been given out in English classes for you to fill out. Additionally, Back-To-School Night for the High School is on October 2nd, please mark your calendars.

As always, I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Keith Schenker


Daily Announcements

Facilities for our Future. To learn more about the district's modernization goal and pre-bond planning, please view the Facilities Planning page under the District Information tab.

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Cable TV Schedule

Cablevision channel 77 or FIOS channel 24