The Westlake Update XIV

The Westlake Update, Vol XIV, May 9 - 15, 2021

WHS Senior Hall of Fame Week 12

Week at a Glance

Good Evening Westlake Families,

The Class of 2021 looked amazing during the Sundress and Seersucker Senior Soiree. The Senior Soiree would not have been possible without the collaborative donations from Westlake Magnet Booster Club, Westlake PTSA, Westlake Band Booster Club, Westlake Beta Club, Westlake SGC, Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs, and Mayor William "Bill" Edwards. A huge shout-out goes to Mrs. Woodhouse for organizing such a memorable event.

Congratulations to Asia Humphrey for being Westlake's 2021 STAR student for having the highest SAT score in the senior class. Asia has selected Ms. Sherri Bouhi as her STAR teacher.

Westlake PTSA and Westlake Band Booster Club sponsored an outstanding Teacher Appreciation Week that lifted our teachers' spirits. Thank you to the many parents that showered our teachers with gifts during Teacher Appreciation Week. Another huge THANK YOU goes to Ms. Oliver and Mrs. Burke for coordinating a fabulous Teacher Appreciation Week.

Senior Exam Schedule (Grade 12 only)

Monday, May 10: 3A Period Exam, 4A Period Exam

Tuesday, May 11: 3B Period Exam, 4B Period Exam

Final Exam Schedule, Grades 9 -11 (Early Release Days)

Friday, May 21: 1A Period Exam, 2A Period Exam (Early Release)

Monday, May 24: 1B Period Exam, 2B Period Exam (Early Release)

Tuesday, May 25: 3A Period Exam, 4A Period Exam (Early Release)

Wednesday, May 26: 3B Period Exam, 4B Period Exam (Early Release/ LAST DAY OF SCHOOL)

Final Exam/Early Release Day Bell Schedule

Period 1: 8:20 am - 9:55 am

Period 2: 10:01am - 12:00 noon

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at

Kind Regards,

Jarvis I Adams, Principal

WHS Sundress and Seersucker Senior Soiree 2021
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City of South Fulton Announcements

1. Drive-up Food Give Away Initiative

2. South Fulton Arrow Youth Council's College Showcase Experience 2021

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South Fulton Arrow Youth Council's College Showcase Experience 2021 (Deadline May 12th)

Join the award-winning South Fulton Arrow Youth Council during Spring Break as some of the best colleges and universities in the nation showcase their offerings in a 3-day outdoor college fair. Open to middle - high school students who have survived 2020 with their vision intact and focused on the future. Come and enjoy live entertainment, food trucks and motivational messages from community leaders. Each day, attendees will hear first hand from colleges and universities on site, about program information, costs and admissions requirements. You will have an opportunity to receive fee waivers for college applications and onsite support for FAFSA application completion. Those prospective college students attending all three days of the event will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Don't miss this opportunity to secure your future educational pursuits! It begins right here on April 7-9, 2021. Register now!

Those scholars who choose to pre-register their participation in this event will experience a journey unlike anything else in their academic career.

Visit Website for all details. Home | TheSFAYC

2021 Summer School Information

Visit Counseling Section Below for all details. Contact your counselor to confirm courses you are eligible to take during summer school.

College Virtual Visits (Update below)

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"The Talk About Money" with Dale Alexander in Westlake's Auditorium

Greetings Senior Parents and Graduates,

Wednesday, May 12th, we will host "The Talk About Money" with Dale Alexander in the Westlake Auditorium. This is an in-person event and social distancing, and mask-wearing protocols will be strictly enforced. Mr. Alexander, CFP, has spent more than 30 years in the financial industry serving and educating people about financial best practices. His passion is in educating young people on how to make financial decisions that will positively impact their lives. We encourage EVERY senior not to miss this crucial conversation on doing one thing that can change their lives forever.

Please see the flyer below. There are 4 sessions. Seniors who choose to attend must attend at the designated time, based on last name for social-distancing purposes. Please see the schedule below to know when your senior will attend.

Last Name


A – F

9:00 AM

G – K

10:30 AM

L – Q

1:00 PM

R – Z

2:30 PM

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For additional information about college visits, contact:

Westlake Athletics Website

Athletic Director - Carl Green (; Assistant Athletic Director - Dr. Ashley Clark (

This week in sports

Thank you for all of the support towards our Westlake Athletics teams. Please continue supporting our athletics teams. Tickets for Westlake High School athletic events can be purchased at As a reminder spectators MUST wear a mask and social distance at all Westlake Sporting Events.

Please stay connected with Westlake Athletics by visiting our website and following us on Twitter @WestlakeSports1.

Good Luck Westlake Track and Field!!

Our track and field program will be competing for state titles May 13th-15th at Carrolton High School. We wish them the best of luck, and know that they will shine like mighty lions do.
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Congratulations Westlake Baseball!!

Congratulations Westlake Baseball on an amazing season. This was a historic season for our baseball team and we are very proud of them. They had 22 wins, which is the most wins in the schools history. This also was the first time the baseball team has won the region and made it to the Sweet 16. With 85% of the roster returning, we are excited to see what next season will bring.
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Athlete of the Week

Noah Sherman is a junior on our golf team. Noah competed in the GHSA Area Golf Tournament at White Columns County Club in Milton, Georgia. He made a score low enough to make the turn at the 9th hole and finish the tournament; a major accomplishment for a Novice Golfer to compete at this level. Mr. Sherman is a dedicated and avid golfer who is committed to mastering his craft by competing in GSGA tournaments during the off season in preparation.

We are Proud of you Noah, a well played Par for the course season.

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Student Service's Senior Spotlight

Congratulations to Kennedy-Ryan Jackson! Kennedy-Ryan has been accepted to 21 schools so far. She has committed to Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama where she will major in Exercise Science and play basketball. Kennedy-Ryan has been offered $133,078.00 in scholarships. We are very proud of her accomplishments. Congratulations!!!!

Huntingdon College -$10,250.00 awarded each year

Benedict -$5,000 yearly

Millsaps College - $108,000.00 four years

Alabama A & M - $8,328.00 yearly

Zeta Phi Beta - $500.00 book scholarship

Centennial Academy- $1000.00 book scholarship

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PBIS Student of the Week

This week's PBIS Student of the Week is Sean-Michael Hopkins. Sean is a member of the class of 2022 and this young man is laser focused on finishing strong. Upon graduation, Sean plans to attend Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and obtain a double-major in Film & Television and Advertising. When Sean is not studying he enjoys watching old films, screen writing, and filmmaking. Sean's ultimate goal is to become a Film Director. Mr. Hopkins, your future is very bright sir. Keep on shining; we'll be looking for your name in future film credits!!!!!
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Westlake Fine Arts Website

Performing Arts Department Chair - Mrs. Rae-Coleman (; Visual Arts Department Chair - Mr. Galbreath (

Graphics Design Student of the Week

Let’s congratulate our sophomore graphic design student, Caylie Jefferson for her dedication and commitment to being a rising star student within Westlake’s Graphic Design Pathway! Continue the do great work and show your Westlake P.R.I.D.E!!
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JROTC Cadet of the Week

WHS JROTC is proud to announce this week's Cadet of the Week. It is none other than Cadet Captain (C/CPT) Tereon Bivins. C/CPT Bivins is a WHS senior and serves as the WHS JROTC Lions Battalion S-4 (Logistics Officer). She is responsible for the ordering, distribution, accountability, and maintenance of over $190,000 worth of equipment. She has accumulated more than 191 hours of community service hours during her time as a WHS JROTC Cadet.

C/CPT Bivins will be attending Savannah State University where she will major in Political Science. She intends to be a part of the Army ROTC program at SSU. She plans on becoming an active-duty Army lawyer and eventually transitioning into civilian law practice. Tereon's infectious laugh and spirit will be missed in the wing of this building but the legacy that her and her classmates leave behind will be with us for a long time to come. Congratulations Ms. Bivins!

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April Students of the Month

April Teachers of the Month

Student Service Website

Head Counselor - Mrs. Sheila Jackson (

Counseling Corner

Counseling Corner

Dr. Owens (A – DA)

Mrs. Crawford (DB – I)

Ms. Harrison (J – N)

Mrs. Jackson (O – SE)

Mrs. Perry (SF – Z)

Mrs. Mcadoo (All Magnet Students)

WHS Counselor's Twitter Page: @whsdenkeepers

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Do You Need Help for Yourself or a Friend?

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Summer School is an opportunity for high school students to clear incompletes from Spring 2020-Spring 2021, accelerate, or recover credits during the time between school years. This includes students who receive services via an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Face-to-face (F2F) and virtual offerings exist and often provide students with a broader array of options than those available during the school year. The summer sessions are condensed versions of content provided during the school year, and students must have their course requests validated by their counselor before being enrolled.

For Summer School 2021, students who have previously failed a course have the opportunity to retake the course for free through Fulton Virtual School. Students may take up to two credits at no cost. In addition, students who have Incompletes from the Spring 2020-Spring 2021 can attend summer school at no cost in order to clear the incompletes. Students clearing an Incomplete can choose to participate through Face-to-Face Summer School or Fulton Virtual School. Students who choose to accelerate through Fulton Virtual School during the summer will require tuition.

Face-to-face Summer School courses will be offered for special education students who require an adapted curriculum (those assessed on the Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0) that demonstrate learning loss and/or need to clear incompletes from Spring 2020- Spring 2021. These students can choose to participate in face-to-face summer school June 7-June 24 and/or July 1-July 22 at select summer school sites. Special education transportation can be provided per the student’s IEP and through the registration process.

If you have questions about summer school, please contact your student’s school counselor at his/her local high school. After June 5th, please contact the summer school location serving your student’s high school.

Face-to-Face Summer School Learning and Teaching Department


470-254-1244 fax

Fulton Virtual School Instructional Technology Department


470-254-1244 fax

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Your Georgia high school HOPE GPA starts calculating as soon as you begin 9th grade. Unlike your overall high school GPA, your HOPE GPA only includes your core curriculum courses:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language

You can begin checking your HOPE GPA through your My GAfutures account starting in the 10th grade.* Don’t have an account? It’s quick and easy to create one!

Your My High School HOPE GPA page includes your student information, your HOPE GPA as calculated by GSFC based on transcripts sent by your Georgia high school, rigor credits, ACT/SAT scores if you’ve taken them, and more information about the eligibility requirements of the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships.


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Camp Horizon will be hosting a FREE kids’ grief camp on June 12th. Camp Horizon is a day-long camp that provides education and coping skills in a fun environment to children ages 6 to 16 who have lost a loved one. It will be held at Fortson 4H Center in Hampton, GA from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. This year’s theme is a rock band and we will be providing coping skills particularly through music therapy!

If you have any questions regarding the camp, you can email or call me at (470)346-1679.

The registration deadline is May 15th! The registration process is completed online through DocuSign. The best way to get kids registered is for the parent/guardian to email or phone.

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The Fulton County Youth Commission Application

Fulton County Government is seeking teen leaders to serve as a voice for youth and communities throughout metro Atlanta. The Fulton County Youth Commission is a leadership program designed to help get tomorrow's LEADERS involved TODAY! As program participants, students will address the many issues presently facing youth through the in­fluences of government mandates, policies and legislation. Students will become familiar with how local government resolves youth issues and will make suggestions for the best solutions, but most importantly help facilitate change.

In order to be considered, students must meet the following criteria:

1) Submit program APPLICATION filled out in its entirety by June 4th, 2021 (Apply Online).

2) Submit a TWO PAGE ESSAY.

3) Submit a one page typed NOMINATION STATEMENT from a teacher, counselor, principal, pastor/religious leader, or community member who has known the applicant for at least one year.

4) Must be in the 9th - 11th grade during the 2021-2022 academic school year.

5) Must attend a Fulton County School, Atlanta Public School, Private or Charter within Fulton County lines.

6) Must be a Fulton County resident.

For more information visit:


We want to remind you that all students in Fulton County Schools now have access to Naviance, which can be accessed through ClassLink. Starting this year, Westlake will be using Naviance to process and submit transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other college application documents.

This year as you begin your senior year, we strongly encourage you to visit Naviance to research colleges, careers, and scholarships! After doing your research and once you compile a list of colleges you are applying to you will find that different colleges will require you to apply using different platforms. Below you will find a list of the most common platforms colleges use to have their students apply:

Important Changes to Common Application and requesting letters of recommendation: For Common Application, once you create your account, we ask that you NOT invite any teachers or counselors to write letters of recommendation through Common App until after you match your Common App account with your Naviance account. Requesting letters of recommendation in Common App before matching your Naviance account will create errors. Therefore, please hold off on requesting recommendations until after you match your accounts. To learn more about this process, you can watch the Common App Matching video: Once you match Common App to Naviance, you will then be able to request transcripts and teacher recommendations in Naviance Student.

These videos will help you understand this process better: ·

We hope that you will find these resources helpful. If you have any questions about Naviance Student and the college application process, please contact your assigned counselor.

Mandatory Bridge Bill Activities

The General Assembly of Georgia enacted the BRIDGE Law (House Bill 400) on May 20, 2010. This law was passed to ensure that Georgia’s 6th-12th grade students were made aware of available college and career options.

At each grade level, students are required to complete activities focused on college and career awareness. FCS has included the state-required activities in Naviance under "Important To-Dos and Tasks". Below are student Bridge Bill Guides for each grade level.

Fulton Schools College and Career Academy

Welcome to the Academy! We are excited about the great teaching and learning that takes place daily at FSCCA. But don't take our word for it. Click on the video below to hear from FSCCA current and former students, parents, and partners.

Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Video

2021-2022 Application Link

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Westlake's AP Exam Administration Weeks 2 & 3

We are entering week 2 of our AP Exam administration. Below is the building wide period rotation during the AP administration. The testing schedule below is only for those AP students who will be testing face-to-face at Westlake during the administration window 1. Families can verify which testing window they selected through viewing their student’s MY AP account. As a reminder, several of the bus routes have been consolidated due to the low transportation numbers this school year. To verify your student's bus route information, we are asking that at least 48 hours before you intend for your student to begin using the school bus for transportation. Below is the link to find bus stop information. Please put in street number and name only (leave off Rd, way, or Ave) and then put in the student's grade to search. Next click on Westlake High School to see the bus route.

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