Welcome to Westlake High School, home of the Wildcats! Our faculty and staff have created a learning environment that allows each child to explore areas of interest and find courses that provide the individual student with appropriate rigor and challenge at every grade. We emphasize in our courses, the importance of teaching thinking skills, communication skills, social skills, self-management skills, and research skills. The attainment of these skills is critical to students’ success during high school and more importantly for life after high school. Our work, in partnership with parents and our community, reinforces the importance of mutual respect, cooperation and sound decision-making and has resulted in an incredibly supportive environment at Westlake High School for all students.
Educating Each Student Today for Endless Possibilities Tomorrow
Eight WHS musicians performed in the Westchester County School Music Association Area All-State Orchestra members who performed at New Rochelle High School.
This year’s theme was Music and teams came up with clean, bright, creative designs using sketch pads and buckets of chalk.
Congrats to these talented instrumentalists! And thank you WMS Band teacher Erin Sica for sharing the great news with us!
At the October Board of Education meeting we celebrated School Board Recognition Week in a big way. It truly was a school-wide celebration.
To celebrate Halloween, Mr. D'Ippolito and the English Honor Society hosted a "Haunted" Spelling Bee in the library.
WHS senior Gianna Zurlo has earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs by receiving the National Hispanic Recognition Award.
The work on our turf field and athletic facilities on the Westlake Campus is progressing well and we are looking forward to it being completed. It is now time to plan for the next 3-5 years. We are specifically planning improvements to our schools that are focused on both safety and security as well as to the instructional program. Our work will also address the space constraints that currently exist at Hawthorne Elementary School. Just like the field bond, this proposed project will be structured to be tax neutral, thus having no additional impact on our residents' taxes.
It was a day of learning, team building, making connections, and of course the famous bus tour of the district!
Incoming 9th graders, Principal Keith Schenker, Assistant Principal Dan Brady, and their guidance counselors, as well as some upper class P.A.L.S. gathered at WHS for Freshman Orientation.