national employment and skill trends; analyzed district facilities, finances and academics; and provided input and feedback. With the passage of a combined 1.3mill bond issue and .8-mill permanent improvement levy on the November 2016 ballot, the Westlake City Schools are moving forward by addressing recommendations that came out of the strategic planning process. The result will be a new PK-4 elementary building to replace our four aging buildings, as well as a dedicated maintenance fund to protect the community’s investment.
educate for excellence, ensuring all students learn in modern educational spaces. Lesko Associates Inc. of Westlake will work with staff, parents and community representatives on design plans and educational visioning for the building.
This signals the final phase of the district’s building plan to allow Westlake City Schools to continue to
Top: Preschool painting; Right: Preschool Pinwheels for Peace; Bottom: Holly Lane Elementary School’s Walk to School Day.
Get Real-World Experience at West Shore Career-Tech Culinary Arts is one of many career-
technical programs offered by West Shore CareerTech. From auto technology to health science to digital design, high school students in Bay Village, Lakewood, Rocky River and Westlake get real-world technical and academic educational experience that blend hands-on learning with high-tech classrooms and labs. New for 2017-2018 is a Theatre Arts program. The Ranger Café is one
of the hands-on learning experiences for culinary students. West Shore also links students with internships, colleges, and businesses that can result in college credit and/or job placement. To read about all the West Shore programs, visit www. lakewoodcityschools.org and click on West Shore CTD under Schools, or call 216-529-4163. www.northwestsuburbs.us