ANNOUNCEMENTS

The High School Office will be closed from Monday, July 18 to Friday, August 12. The office will reopen on Monday, August 15.
 
Important information from the Health Office regarding Required Health Forms for the 2022-2023 School Year.

This summer if  you are looking for some entertainment, a little bit of news, and to see some students who produced an amazing cadre of broadcast pieces, find below their website and youtube link to "The W' Westlake's Broadcast News Channel.

View "The W" Westlake Broadcast News Channel.

Westlake Broadcast News Channel on youtube .

This summer, the Westlake STEAM Symposium (Flyer) will be back in-person. This two-day dynamic and interactive event will include exciting new workshops. Save the date-August 9 and August 10.  The STEAM Symposium Website.
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Download the Working Papers Application. The completed application, any necessary forms and questions should be emailed to Susan Zorrilla, High School Guidance Secretary, at szorrilla@mtplcsd.org or please call 914-769-8440, Option # 1.

Visit the Athletics Page for information concerning Varsity and JV Sports.

Fostering Resilience in Your Student.

Visit the WHS PTA Website.

View the current issue of Westlake Word, our school newspaper.
 
 
 
E Chalk Calendars are able to be downloaded to iCal.  

Congratulations WHS Class of 2022

2022 Graduation

The weather for the Westlake Class of 2022’s graduation was nothing short of majestic. Students gathered together in the lobby of Westlake high school and then proceeded to the gymnasium together one last time for a full class photo. Then lining up again in the lobby, they processed through the parking lot and around the track led by principal Keith Schenker and superintendent Peter Giarrizzo to the beautifully crafted graduation stage that awaited them.

Sarah McCormack, Senior Class President welcomed the crowd and handed the program over to Student Council Executive Board President Kelly Andrews emceed the event, which featured speakers including principal Keith Schenker, math teacher Michael Flanagan, valedictorian Valentina Rubio and salutatorian Sera Mishra, and finally words of praise and encouragement from superintendent Peter Giarrizzo.
 
In his comments, Mr. Schenker drew parallels between Stan Lee and Marvel Comics and the Class of 2022 even staring tbt podium with Spider Man for a few moments. He also told the class specifically the idea that “If we never face challenges we may never reach out fill potential.” He also highlighted the fact that today, June 24, 2022 is the parade of the planets an once every hundred years occurrence when Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Saturn are in perfect alignment.
 
“The pandemic revealed the best in this class, it revealed your superpower. May the lancets always align for you.”
Board of Education trustee and parent of two members of the class of 2022 and herself a Westlake High School graduate, Laura Michalec Olszewski was also a guest speaker and she kept it short and sweet. She shared The Tale of the Starfish, which she remembered hearing as a WHS student. This story about not underestimating the importance of making a difference to even one individual can be. “I have reflected on this story frequently throughout my life and have done my best to follow it. I hope that you will do the same.”
 
Faculty speaker Mr. Flanagan roasted his students saying, “I don’t see many phones so maybe you will pay attention to me today.” Students loved this. He also told them how honored he was to be asked by the class to speak. The emotion in his voice when evident as he told his students how deeply they would be missed at WHS, and wished them well.
“This class is and will always be special to me. You are the first class that I will graduate,” Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo told the crowd.
 
“Words are very important and I sweat every one of them. Every year I explain to each graduating class that music has always been an important part of who I am. I tell them that soundtracks help me frame my thoughts, and so, it has become my tradition to select a song for each graduating class and frame my remarks around the lyrics to the song.”
For the Class of 2022 he selected In 2016, Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.” He explained, “It is a song of grace, love, and care with a simple, yet sophisticated theme tied to our relationships with one another. Humble and Kind frames my aspirations for you.”
 
He closed by saying, “I send you off from the Mount Pleasant Central School District with all of my hopes and dreams for lives of happiness and good fortune.”
There ceremony also included beautiful music from the WHS Band and Meistersingers, the reading of names by class advisors and distribution of diplomas, the presentation of the graduates by Assistant Principal Ken Amann, and the customary graduation cap toss was the perfect end to the memorable ceremony. Student and families then reunited for celebratory hugs and photos before heading home. Congratulations Wildcats Class of 2022!

Enjoy The WHS 2022 Graduation Video!

EVENTS

  • Offices Closed Until Monday Aug. 15

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • BOE Work Session

    District Office

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • Varsity & JV Fall Sports Begin

    Westlake High School
  • WMS /WHS Library

    BOE Meeting

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • SAT. WHS Not a Test Site

    Westlake High School
  • Supt Conference Day

    Staff Only

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • Supt Conference Day

    Staff Only

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • Supt Conference Day

    Staff Only

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • School Opens-First Day of School

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
  • Labor Day - School Closed

    Mount Pleasant Central School District
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2022 Underclass Awards Celebration

KEITH SCHENKER PRINCIPAL

WHS Principal Keith Schenker 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.

SCENES FROM MAMMA MIA