The Westlake Update

The Westlake Update, Vol IX, April 4-10, 2021

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Week at a Glance

Good Morning Westlake Families,


Congratulations again to our State and National Champions Westlake Lady Lions Basketball Program.


Today begins our week of being unplugged. This is a time for students and teachers to unplug from their computers and enjoy spring break. Teachers have not assigned new assignments or spring break homework assignments.


Students with missing assignments were given remediation and makeup assignments before Spring Break that is due April 11th. Students with missing assignments are advised to use a day to complete all assignments and unplug for the remainder of spring break. Students with a large number of missing assignments that can not be made up in one day will need to allow additional days to complete assignments by April 11th.


In order to facilitate employee vaccinations (second shot), all FCS schools will be in remoting learning April 12-14. Wednesday, April 14th will be an Asynchronous Day.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at adamsji@fultonschools.org.


Kind Regards,


Jarvis I Adams, Principal

Westlake High School Geico Nationals Champions
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Fulton County Schools Announcements

South Fulton Arrow Youth Council's College Showcase Experience 2021

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)

Barry University will be in Town!!!

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For additional information about college visits, contact:

National Hispanic College Fair

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Westlake Athletics Website

Athletic Director - Carl Green (greenC3@fultonschools.org); Assistant Athletic Director - Dr. Ashley Clark (clarkam@fultonschools.org)

Congratulations Lady Lions!!!

Our girls basketball team traveled to Fort Myers, Florida this week to compete in the Geico High School Nationals. In true Westlake fashion, they have brought home the National Championship with a victory over Paul VI 70-50. They were led by Ta'Niya Latson with 31 points and 3 rebounds, Raven Johnson with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assist, Briannna Turnage with 11point, 11 rebounds, and 7 blocks. This victory finishes off Westlake's season with a perfect 22-0. Westlake is the first Georgia high school to ever win this event. Congratulations to Coach Hankerson and her team. They are an amazing group and has culminated their season with a huge victory. Great job ladies!!!

Athlete of the Week

Raven Johnson, is a senior on our girls basketball team. She has been a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball Team for 4 years. Raven is ranked the #2 player in the nation in the class of 2021. This past season, Raven averaged 15.1 points, 5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 3.7 steals per game. Along with being on the state championship teams for the last 4 years, Raven has received many other accolades. She is Naismith player of the year, McDonalds All American, Miss Georgia Basketball for the 2nd year in a row, Max Preps Georgia High School Girls Basketball player of the year and Region 4-AAAAAA Player of the Year. Raven has signed with South Carolina and will be a Gamecock next school year. This young lady has a very bright future and we are excited to see where it takes her. Congratulations Raven, keep roaring like the mighty lion you are!!
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Week of Athletics

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 https://gofan.co/app/school/GA5381. 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 https://westlakelionsathletics.com/ and following us on Twitter @WestlakeSports1.

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Do You Need Help for Yourself or a Friend?

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Student Service's Senior Spotlight

Congratulations Amira Barret on your acceptance into:

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Spelman College
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PBIS Student of the Week

Sade Allamby, our PBIS Student of the Week is a member of the Class of 2022. Sade is an AP/ honors student who is a shining example of Westlake P.R.I.D.E. Sade's favorite subjects are Math and Orchestra and she is not only overflowing with academic drive and talent, she is also gifted in the visual and performing arts. Sade is a member of our Westlake orchestra, a principal dance student, and a gifted art student. In her spare time Sade enjoys art, arts & crafts, baking, playing video games, and playing the violin. Sade aspires to be an elementary school educator so that she can inspire and motivate children to be life long learners. Congratulations Sade!!!!
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Freshmen Spotlight

Meet Lathan Bolling, a rising leader in the Class of 2024! Lathan is one of our most vocal 9th grade stars that advocates for himself and others! In his spare time, he loves to hang out with friends, listen to music, and play soccer. And to add, he loves pancakes and chicken! Lathan currently serves as the football equipment manager and takes his job seriously. Upon completion of high school, our Westlake Student of the Week, plans on becoming a wholesale real estate broker. Let's congratulate Lathan Bolling! Continue to show your Westlake P.R.I.D.E!!
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Westlake Fine Arts Website

Performing Arts Department Chair - Mrs. Rae-Coleman (ColemanR2@fultonschools.org); Visual Arts Department Chair - Mr. Galbreath (galbreathg@fultonschools.org)

Graphics Design Student of the Week

Lyric Turner is a rising star in the Westlake Graphic Design Program. She is a phenomenal illustrator and consistently excels in her work. She has worked on numerous designs for the school this year and continues to show growth in her graphic skills. Congratulations Lyric!!
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DECA Student of the Week

Emani Campbell has been selected to served as Vice President of Public Relations. She is an outspoken, energetic 9th grader who has already participated in the 2020 WORK WIN WOW DECA leadership conference and will attend the 2021 International DECA Conference for leadership development. Her tenacious and inspirational spirit will be an asset to Westlake DECA in the Fall.
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JROTC Cadet of the Week

WHS JROTC would like to introduce everyone to this week’s Cadet of the Year…Cadet Sergeant First Class (SFC) Indira Dunson. Cadet SFC Dunson is a senior and has been a member of the WHS JROTC program for four years. Cadet Dunson maintains an impressive 3.7GPA. Indira was a member of the JROTC Rifle and Girls Lacrosse Teams. She was an active member of the Beta Club, Leadership Academy and National Society of High School Honors all while remaining on the A/B Honor Roll. Indira is a recipient of the National Society of High School Honors Award. Some of Cadet Dunson’s most endearing qualities include her intelligence, focus, and steadfastness. That's why the WHS JROTC program was beyond excited earlier this year when Indira informed us that she was admitted into her number one school, Baylor University!

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March Scholars of the Month

Congratulations to our March Scholars of the Month, Tamia Tarver and Myles Brunson for their academic excellence and showing their Westlake P.R.I.D.E. every day!

March Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our March Teacher's of the month. These ladies are putting in the work and make tremendous impact on the lives of their students with their unique and innovative teaching styles. Thank you for all you do and congratulations Ms. Bowen, Ms. Glover & Ms. Armstead!
Student Service Website

Head Counselor - Mrs. Sheila Jackson (ReeseS@fultonschools.org)

Counseling Corner

Counselors

Dr. Owens OwensS@fultonschools.org (A – DA)

Mrs. Crawford crawforda4@fultonschools.org (DB – I)

Ms. Harrison HarrisonT1@fultonschools.org (J – N)

Mrs. Jackson ReeseS@fultonschools.org (O – SE)

Ms. Perry PerryDB@fultonschools.org (SF – Z)

Mrs. Mcadoo McAdooN@fultonschools.org (All Magnet Students)


WHS Counselor's Twitter Page: @whsdenkeepers

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Student Services will be closed for Spring Break!

Greetings,

Counselors will be out of the office for Spring Break and will return all communications when we return to the office on April 12, 2021. Below you will find information, instructions, and other needed resources.


Immediate Mental Health & Other Resources:

If you are experiencing an emergency, please seek immediate assistance and/or call 911. For your convenience, some resources are listed below:

Text4Help- Fulton County Schools Student PSA Video

Learn More About Text4Help Here

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FCS Student Email

It is important that students check their Fulton County Schools email (id#@fcstu.org) each day. The Counseling Department uses the FCS email address to send valuable information.

How does my child access his/her account?


  1. Open a web browser. Go to http://portal.office.com/
  2. Login using this format:

    • Username: id#@fcstu.org (This is your child's Fulton ID#, which is also their lunch number)
    • Password: Your Fulton County password (used when logging into a computer or Launchpad). If you do not know your password, please ask your teacher.

2021 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION

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 http://www.fultonschools.org/SummerSchool

470-254-6883

470-254-1244 fax


Fulton Virtual School Instructional Technology Department

http://www.fultonschools.org/FultonVirtual

470-254-6578

470-254-1244 fax

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AMSC Spring Resource Fair

Please save the date for the upcoming Spring Resource Fair!

This event will be open to students and visitors and is an opportunity for community agencies and AMSC departments to showcase services and resources. Below is the registration link to submit if you would like to have a table represented at the resource fair. I invite you to spread the word among your favorite community organizations and invite them to register. This will be a CDC-compliant, outdoor event, with information, refreshments, and resources for all. Should you have any questions, please email recruitment@atlm.edu.

AMSC Spring Resource Fair Registration

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Atlanta Metropolitan State College Drive-In Trailblazer Day

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Dual Enrollment

Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program provides funding for students who are dually enrolled at a participating eligible public or private high school, or home study program in Georgia, and a participating eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia. These students take postsecondary coursework for credit towards both high school graduation or home study completion and postsecondary degree, diploma, or certificate requirements. The program is offered during all terms of the school year: fall, spring, and summer semester or fall, winter, spring, and summer quarter.


Who is eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program?


  • Students in the 9th grade are not eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program.
  • 10th Graders ​who have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT composite score of 26 in a single national test administration may enroll in any approved courses listed on the Course Directory at a TCSG, USG or private eligible participating postsecondary institution. Note: GSFC must have the required test score(s) in the Dual Enrollment system prior to the student’s Dual Enrollment funding Application being approved by the high school. ​All eligible 10th Graders may enroll in approved Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses listed on the Course Directory at a participating TCSG institution only.​
  • 11th & 12th Graders​ eligible students may take any approved Dual Enrollment courses listed on the Course Directory, at an eligible participating postsecondary institution (USG, TCSG or private). The dual enrollment funding cap is 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours.


Application Process for Dual Enrollment


To view a tutorial video of the application process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UoBFlfsNSU


Students attending a Georgia eligible participating public or private high school must complete the online Dual Enrollment funding application.


Application Steps

1. You must complete an Admissions Application for the college(s) you would like to attend for approved Dual Enrollment courses. Application Deadline - Regardless of the institution’s deadline, Fulton County School’s deadline to apply for Dual Enrollment:


  • For Summer and Fall Term: the deadline has passed
  • For Spring and Winter Term: deadline to apply is November 30th



2. Once you have completed your portion of the application, your parent/guardian must electronically complete the Parent Participation Agreement section of your application. Your parent will receive an email to complete the online acknowledgment.


  • Provide your parent/guardian’s email address.
  • Parent/guardian may visit GAfutures.org\DE parent to electronically sign the agreement.



3. Your eligible participating high school counselor must approve your Dual Enrollment courses and funding application by entering the courses that you plan to take through Dual Enrollment. YOU MUST provide the counselor with a list of courses that you plan to take. A list of approved Dual Enrollment courses can be found on the Dual Enrollment Course Directory: https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/scholarships-grants/dual-enrollment/course-directory-2020-2021-beginning-summer-term-2020/.


4. You must be accepted by the college. The eligible participating college must approve your Dual Enrollment courses and funding application.

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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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Parent Tip of the Week - SEL

Parents, it's important that you and your child(ren) practice social emotional learning daily. Building important habits takes practice and time. Just like brushing your teeth every day, children and adults need daily opportunities to identify, express and manage their emotions. Did you know that your emotional stressors change every day and every hour? This is why it is so important to check in with yourself and those around you in order to understand what is needed in order to manage the feelings we experience each day and move through them together. Be kind to yourself!