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All after school events, activities, and athletics after 6 p.m. today are cancelled. Primetime and other after school activities that provide daycare for elementary children will continue until the last child is picked up.​

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 The Lion's Pride

Greetings Westlake Families, 

Please read below for important information, celebrations, and enrichment opportunities for our students.

Westlake HS Newsletter

Check out the latest edition of the Westlake HS Newsletter (2/1/2016): Westlake HS Newsletter (2/1/2016)

​Westlake HS Student Academic Integrity Syllabus Addendum

Please review the attached Student Academic Integrity Syllabus Addendum. This addendum is now in effect for every class at Westlake High School. The FCS Board Policy regarding Student Academic Integrity is included below for your reference.

Westlake HS Student Academic Integrity Syllabus Addendum

FCS Board Policy

Book                                    District Policy

Section                                J - Students

Title                                     Student Academic Integrity

Number                              JCD

Status                                  Active


Adopted                              February 24, 2012

Last Revised                       February 24, 2012

Last Reviewed                   February 24, 2012

The Board of Education regards academic honesty as a cornerstone of its educational mission. Cheating will not be tolerated in this school system. Each school shall have a rule prohibiting cheating which shall be made available to students and parents. At a minimum, the rule should contain the following:

a. Examples of cheating, which could include areas such as

  • copying or "borrowing" from another source and submitting it as one's own work

  • seeking or accepting unauthorized assistance on tests, projects or other assignments

  • altering or forging grades, gradebooks, progress reports, report cards or other academic records

  • fabricating data, signatures or resources

  • providing or receiving test questions in advance without permission

  • working collaboratively with other students when individual work is expected

         and any other examples that the school wishes to include.

b. Range of possible disciplinary consequences, consistent with the Student Behavior Code (Operating Guideline JD).

c. Range of possible academic consequences, which may include, when the principal or designee deems appropriate, repeating the assignment or a similar assignment, receiving a reduced grade or a zero on the test or assignment or other consequences at the discretion of the principal.

d. Range of possible extracurricular consequences, which may include exclusion from extracurricular activities, interscholastic activities, honor societies and clubs; ineligibility for school offices or school honors; and other consequences at the discretion of the principal.

Teachers and administrators should be vigilant in monitoring compliance with this policy and the school's cheating rule, including that involving mobile technology or internet resources.

Given that academic integrity is an expectation of all Fulton County students, consequences may be applied if cheating incidences occur on any work submitted by Fulton County students in an event, competition or contest in which they represent the school system.

Swim Team State Championships

The Westlake HS Swim Team will be attending the State Championships at the Georgia Tech Natatorium on Friday, February 05, 2016 at 5:00 PM. It is the last meet of the season and should be a great show. Kiara Thompson has qualified in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and 200 IM, and the rest of the team will there to support her in her endeavors.

Qualifying for State Championships is THE top honor for any high school swimmer, and we are so proud of Kiara’s hard work, dedication, and successful season. If you have had a chance to meet Kiara, then you know that while she might have a care-free personality in her spare time, when it comes to academics ​or the swimming pool, she is a fierce competitor who brings a quiet intensity to her performance. Tonight, Kiara Thompson will swim the 50 Freestyle and 100 Freestyle at the Georgia Tech Natatorium, which is the same pool used for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

To put her success in perspective, there are thousands of high school swimmers in the state of Georgia, but only 62 qualified in the 50 Freestyle and only 69 qualified in the 100 Freestyle. Tonight, Kiara has a chance to place within the top 25 swimmers for both events, making her one of the fastest swimmers in the entire state of Georgia. 

Dance Team State Championships

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, the Westlake HS Mane Attraction Dance Team will compete at UDA’s Georgia State Dance Championships!  The competition will be held at McIntosh High School, 201 Walt Banks Road, in Peachtree City, Georgia 30269.  Solos: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Teams: 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM.  Admission is $5.00.

Freshman Elexia Willie and Junior Tatyana Callier will compete in the Solo division.  The entire team will compete for the Varsity Hip Hop & Jazz State Titles—we will also work to defend our current title of Kick State Champions.  Please offer a word of support to the dancers if you see them today. Come out and support if you are able!

​Free Coding Classes

Binary Thumb is partnering with the Atlanta Science Festival to bring coding education to students across Metro Atlanta the week of March 19-26. As a result, we are offering a free introductory coding class in Scratch (4th-6th grade) and Java (7th-12th grade). Online classes will be offered at various times during the whole week and we will have a live classroom session on March 26, 2016, at Georgia State University. Students can register now for classes at binarythumbllc.net/asf. Email Bracolla Peters at bpeters@binarythumbllc.net if you have any questions. 

Girls Who Code 2016 Summer Immersion Program

Girls Who Code is encouraging 10th and 11th graders to apply to our 2016 Summer Immersion Program in Atlanta. We are a nonprofit working to teach young women the skills needed for jobs in technology and engineering.

If your students are interested in applying, reply email Arlene Persaud at  arlene.persaud@girlswhocode.com. She can help parents or students start the application within a few minutes. Apply now athttp://girlswhocode.com/apply! Application closes on March 1, 2016.

​Clark Atlanta University 2016 High School Apprenticeship (HSAP) Summer Program

Please see attachment regarding the 2016 High School Apprenticeship (HSAP) Summer Program at Clark Atlanta University. The program will start on June 1 – July 26, 2016.

Clark Atlanta University 2016 HSAP

​Westwood Class of '85 - Book Scholarship

The Westwood Class of '85 is proud to provide a $300 Book Scholarship to a high school senior from Westlake High School. Our goal is to prepare young men and women for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. Westwood HS and Lakeshore HS merged to become Westlake High School in 1988. See the attached document for application information.

Westwood Class of '85 Book Scholarship Application

​​Technology Fair Winners

Please congratulate the following students for their placement in the Fulton County Technology Competition.  The students who placed first in their categories will represent Westlake and Fulton County at the Georgia State Technology Competition on March 5th at the Middle Georgia State University, Macon Campus.​






Kendall Henry

Multimedia Applications



Steve Washington




Joshua Curry

3D Modeling


Second (Team)

Ta'Nyia Heard

Aasiya Robins

Internet Applications




Third (Team)

Miles Heard

Nicholas Wilcox

Mobile Applications




Signing Day!

Yesterday afternoon we had one of our biggest student athlete signing days ever.  Please help me to congratulate these students who received full scholarships for excelling not only in sports, but their academics.  Go Lions! We also received three gold footballs from the NFL to honor Westlake graduates who actually played in a Super Bowl game. 


Stephanie Ajia Northern – Alabama



Alexis Lawson – Alabama A & M



Terrell Frazier- Georgia State

Ramon Laster- Eastern Kentucky



Christion Abercrombie – University of Illinois

Jaquan Allen –Eastern Arizona Community College.

Ronnie Blackmon – University of Colorado

Marquez Burdette – Tuskegee University

Jarrett Cornelius – Kentucky Wesleyan

Kristen Griffin – Limestone University

Jarrod Jones – South Carolina State

Josh Jones – Limestone University

Marquez Louder – Limestone University

Darron Paschal – Wofford University

Tarveres Tate Jr. – University of Central Florida


NFL Players that received the gold football giving by the NFL

Anthony Mitchell

Keyaron Fox

Keith Adams 



Please help me to congratulate our 10th and 12th grade students who have earned a 90 or above in all eight of their classes.  This is a tremendous and difficult accomplishment.  All students received a $25 Fandango gift cards to encourage them to go out and have a little fun.  Thank you parents for encouraging these students to do their very best.  We will be celebrating the 11th grade students next week. 


10th Grade Students




































































12th Grade Students





























9th-11th Grade Awards Ceremony: March 24, 2016, 6:30pm

Top 25 Seniors Recognition: March 31, 2016, 6pm

Senior Awards Ceremony: April 14, 2016, 6:30pm


Celebrating Art

Please join me in congratulating two of our Westlake students for their recognition from the Water Resource Center Calendar Competition.

Tonya Baxter, 12th grader, received an Honorable Mention for her submission and

Joel Girtman 9th won the top recognition, calendar cover for his submission.


Please join me in congratulating the members of SkillsUSA. We won 3rd place (in the STATE) at Fall Leadership Conference (Jekyll Island) for our SkillsUSA Promotional Video. With a very special thanks to Anthony Hudson and Kayla Marcus, our video experts, who made it all possible. As a note, this is our first year with an active chapter here at Westlake. The video link is below.


​​Grammy Band

Please help me to congratulate Morgan Guerin for being selected for the 2016 Grammy band. This is a real high honor. One 32 student musicians nationwide are chosen for this award. See press release below:  ​



GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you would like to share your student’s accomplishments, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me.  I love hearing about the AWESOME things out students are doing.

​Please review the following updates and the latest edition of the Westlake Newsletter here: Newsletter 16-01Jan-19.pdf ​


It is critical that our students arrive to school on time each day. The first bell rings at 8:20am.  Our highest rate of tardies occurs during this time.  We are seeing an increase this semester specifically with carpool riders who are late. As we prepare for EOC and Advanced Placement (AP) exams it is critical for students to arrive to school on time. The 1st 15 minutes of each class begins with test preparation. We have about instructional days (considering our A/B schedule) for these exams. If a student is just 5 minutes late for these 30 days that e-mails to 150 minutes of lost instructional time.  We are here to ensure that every child reaches their full potential, but can only do that when they are present. Students that ride the school bus even if its late will not be marked tardy, please encourage your child to ride the bus. The following are the consequences for being tardy to school:

Cumulative Tardies (Per Semester)
1-3 TardiesWarning
4-6 TardiesAfter-School detention
7-9 TardiesSaturday School/ISS
10+ TardiesReport to ISS for the remainder of the period; ISS/OSS

Please be advised that juniors and seniors desiring to participate in Prom and other activities will have additional behavioral and attendance expectations in order to participate.  These expectations will be clearly communicated to students and parents.

Please be advised that student drivers may lose their on campus driving privileges if they are found in violation of our tardy policy.


The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders. This is a highly competitive program with thousands of applicants across the state.  We are so proud of our three students who have made in to the final-round of interviews:

Asia Grant, Communicative Arts

Festus Ojo, Social Studies

Rani Shagarabi, Social Studies

Please help us in congratulating these students in reaching this far in the application process. A special thanks must go to the teachers, counselors, and Ms. Hickman (administrator) for supporting the students to reach this far in the process.  To learn more about the program, please visit this website, https://gosa.georgia.gov/governors-honors-program


Just imagine how much our overall student population could improve if we took advantage of the free resources on the Applerouth site- http://www.applerouth.com/westlake. The online resources have a $99 retail value, but it is absolutely free for our 10th-12th grade students. 9th grade student pay a nominal $25 Fee for a yearly subscription. Why spent thousands of dollars for college, when there are resources like this that can put our students in a situation where colleges are paying our students to attend their institutions? It’s already happening at Westlake. Please visit the Applerouth site for this free information, all you need is your child’s Student ID. If you have any questions is the process, please do not hesitate to contact Applerouth at info@applerouth.com or 404-728-0661.

​Thank you parents for your continued support of our students. It is truly a partnership between the home and school.


Please be reminded about the following guidelines:

  • Students are not permitted to leave campus during lunch.
  • Parents may drop off money if needed to purchase school lunch, however no food should be brought to students during lunches. We simply do not have the resources in our front office to facilitate that process.
  • Students are permitted to bring in lunch from home. Unfortunately, the county has explained that we cannot purchase microwaves due to food safety, food sanitation and student safety concerns.


Georgia Tech EarSketch Awarded $65,000 from the Blank Foundation to Pilot STEAM Pipeline at Westlake High School

The Georgia Tech EarSketch team was awarded a gift from the Blank Foundation last month for $65,000. Members of the team are: Doug Edwards (PI; CEISMC), Jason Freeman (Co-PI; GTCMT) and Brian Magerko (Co-PI, LMC). As its website explains, EarSketch teaches core topics in computer science, music, and music technology in a fun, engaging environment. Students learn to code in Python or JavaScript, two of the most popular programming languages in the world, while manipulating loops, composing beats, and applying effects to a multi-track digital audio workstation.

The EarSketch team is creating a summer camp model where high school students from EarSketch (ES) courses help run the summer camp for upper elementary and middle school students from schools in their cluster. It will be held at Westlake High School in Fulton County in Summer 2016. Applications will be available in February for the High School Student Assistants and in March for camp participants. Details forthcoming regarding the cost of the camp for students.

​Let’s Celebrate Our 9th Grade Students

Please congratulate the following students for maintaining at least a 90% average in all 8 of their course the fall semester of their freshman year. The transition to 9th grade can be very difficult, but these students have answered the call to excellence. These students have each earned one $25 movie gift certificate. We will be making an announcement about this Thursday morning. Please continue to encourage your students to strive for excellence this semester. In the coming weeks we will be recognizing each class in special ways for their various achievements.  Go Lions!!!!

9th-11th Grade Awards Ceremony: March 24, 2016, 6:30pm

Top 25 Seniors Recognition: March 31, 2016, 6pm

Senior Awards Ceremony: April 14, 2016, 6:30pm

​Congrats to our 9th graders!!!!

Kahnia Bell

Mariah Bynum

Micah Dabney

Nina Giddens

Kendall Henry

Alexis Jacobs

Jordine Jones

Sariya Mathis

Niani Mays

Obamide Samaye

Chalesia Seon

Zahria Spencer​

Ruby Taylor

Janay Walker

Julian Woods

Aaron Woolfolk

*Students who are bolded also had perfect attendance.​

​PSAT/NMSQT Score Reports

The score reports from the PSAT that was administered at Westlake High School in October are now available!  This year The College Board is providing online score reports to all students who participated in our test administration.  In order to access the online score report portal, students will need to login using the e-mail address they provided on their answer document during the test administration.  Students who did not provide their e-mail address during the test administration can still set up an account with The College Board by utilizing the same portal.  Please find attached a link to valuable information for interpreting your child’s score report as well as the link for accessing the online score reporting portal.  A paper copy of all PSAT score reports will be available on February 1, 2016  upon request from the office of student records.


​Georgia Tech Acceptances

Congratulations to our six Senior Lions who were received their Georgia Tech early admissions acceptance letters  on yesterday. Students were surprised by the Georgia Tech Admissions Representative who delivered the letters and Georgia Tech paraphernalia in-person at Westlake HS. Go Lions! These students are Allana Hudson, Janay Jones, Malaikatu Kargbo, Harrison Skelton, Edima Ubom, and Daisha White. Go Lions!

Posse Scholars Named

Please join us in congratulating two outstanding seniors on being awarded the prestigious Posse Scholarship by the Posse Foundation. Miss Breesa Bennett and Miss Nia White were recently named 2016 Posse Scholars, receiving full-tuition scholarships valued at over $100,000 from The George Washington University and Texas A&M University, respectively. We know these scholars will succeed in their college studies and beyond.

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships.

​​Car Rider Pick-up

Student safety is a priority at Westlake.  All car riders must be picked up no later than 4pm.  If there is a family emergency that prevents you from picking up your student on time, please alert the front office, 470-254-6400.  After 4:15pm all students will be moved to the cafeteria, where parents can pick them up by driving to the rear of the building. Thank you for helping to keep our students safe. ​

First Georgia Milestones Test Results Released (only at state level) 

State scores from the 2014-15 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones in grades 3-8 and Georgia Milestones EOCs in grades 9-12) were released. These preliminary scores reflect the first administration of Georgia’s new comprehensive testing system. This year’s assessment results establish a baseline for the progress we expect student to make over time.  According to the Georgia Department of Education the state showed overall lower results than in past years.  “These results show a lower level of student proficiency than Georgians are used to seeing, but that does not mean Georgia students know less or that teachers are not doing a great job – it means they’ve been asked to clear a higher bar,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. Please review the link below to review the PPT the state shared with school leaders.​

Georgia Milestones 2014-2015 Preliminary Results.pdf

​Georgia Milestones assesses student learning along four levels of performance, compared to three, as was the case for the CRCT/EOC. These designations aim to shift the focus away from just test scores, instead capturing the progression of students’ learning:  

  1. Beginning Learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students need substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.

  2. Developing Learners demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified by Georgia’s content standards. The students need additional academic support to ensure success in the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.

  3. Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.

  4. Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness.

College and Career Website

Please click on this link to review the new college and career website- www.liongrads.com . If you have any additional college or career questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Johnson at johnsons16@fultonschools.org              

​Go Lions!!!





Please consider volunteering at our school as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the programs and operations of the school. Joining the Westlake PTSA is a great way to keep abreast of opportunities to contribute and become involved. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

1.    Supporting campus beautification days

2.    Providing assistance in the cafeteria or other areas

3.    Organizing special events and student recognition activities

4.    Serving as field-trip chaperones, mentors, or guest speakers

5.    Serving as resources for project-based learning experiences

For the safety of our students, ALL volunteers must register to become a volunteer. Please visit the Fulton County Volunteer Page to complete the registration atwww.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org.








January 6th

Westlake Professional Development Day: Students Do Not Report

May 20th

Westlake High School Graduation

7:00 PM

Georgia Dome






1.  Communication Guide

Please CLICK HERE for the Communication Guide to assist you with connecting with the proper staff members to meet your needs and answer questions.

2.  Fulton County Schools 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook

Please review and save the updated 2015-2016 Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook at:


It is important that you review and discuss the content of the Code of Conduct with your child(ren). Teachers reviewed the Code of Conduct with students during Homeroom last week. Students also took a Discipline Test to ensure they understood the content of the handbook.

Please click the link below to review and submit the required Acknowledgement of Electronic Receipt Form:

English Handbook:  https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct

Spanish Handbook:  https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct/home/indexspa

3.  Access to Home Access Center (HAC)

If you have had difficulty getting in to Home Access Center, please note the following:

·      The @ fcs.org extension is no longer needed; You just need to enter your parent ID.

·      All schools have HAC turned on.

·      The HAC page is here: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/sp/Pages/default.aspx  

·      There is a Password Reset utility on the page above along with instructions, if needed.

4. Westlake HS PTSA: Facebook and Online Membership

Be sure to check out the new Facebook page of Westlake HS PTSA! Stay abreast of upcoming events, ways to be involved, and opportunities for supporting the students and staff of your child’s school: https://www.facebook.com/westlakehsptsa

You can now join PTSA and pay your membership online:


5.  School Governance Council Members

3 Parent Representatives: Chris Lennon, Keisha Minter, Christel Jackson

2 Teachers: Yoshana Jones, OPEN

2 Community: Suzanne Wilborn, Rhonda Hudson

2 School Employees: Chantrise Sims Holliman, Estella B. Cook

FY16 SGC Meeting Calendar (Location: Westlake HS Media Center)

​12/01/15              Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

1/26/15                Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

2/23/15                Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

3/22/15                Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

5/10/15                Tuesday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM


Free SAT Prep

Just imagine how much our overall student population could improve if we took advantage of the free resources on the Applerouth site- http://www.applerouth.com/westlake. The online resources have a $99 retail value, but is absolutely free for our 10th-12th grade students. 9th grade student pay a nominal $25 Fee for a yearly subscription. Why spent thousands of dollars for college, when there are resources like this that can put our students in a situation where colleges are paying our students to attend their institutions? It's already happening at Westlake. Please visit the Applerouth site for this free information, all you need is your child's Student ID. If you have any questions is the process, please do not hesitate to contact Applerouth at info@applerouth.com or 404-728-0661.

Thank you parents for your continued support of our students. It is truly a partnership between the home and school.


Information about Talented and Gifted (TAG) Screening and Referral Process:NOTIFICATION TO PARENTS OF THE SCREENING AND REFERRAL PROCESS.pdf

Online Learning Options:

[Fulton Virtual]

[Georgia Virtual School]

[General Information]



 Access to Applerouth online SAT Prep Materials

[Click Here]​


Help Westlake Earn Money[Click Here For Details]​​



College and Career Center News Blast

[Click Here To View News Blast]​ ​


Westlake High School
2400 Union Rd, SW
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