West Geauga High School

West Geauga High School

High School
West Geauga High School
13401 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, OH 44026
School Hours: 7:25am - 1:25pm

Principal: Jay Bishop
Assistant Principal: Shawn Krippel
Important Numbers:
Attendance(440) 729-5951
Fax(440) 729-5959
Main Office(440) 729-5950
Final Exam Schedule 2021

Final Exam Schedule 2021

As the year is coming to an end, it is time to prepare for final exams. Seniors not doing an internship have final exams scheduled from Monday, May 24 - Thursday, May 27. Seniors are expected to be in attendance for the entire day on each of their exam days. Underclass finals are scheduled for May 28 - June 2.  Please see the final exam schedule and complete the google form to receive permission to leave school early or arrive late.

Attention Class of 2021 and Families!!

March 19, 2021          

Dear West Geauga High School Senior Families,

The school year certainly has not been a typical one, and, unfortunately, our twelfth-grade students have had to miss out on many of the senior year rituals, celebrations, and events.  I am proud of the Class of 2021 for their resilience and flexibility in working through this challenging year.  Many experiences and lessons learned due to the pandemic will undoubtedly affect future decisions, behaviors, and stories told.

After consulting with the Geauga County Health Commissioner, I am pleased to announce the list of senior year events and activities to celebrate West Geauga’s outstanding Class of 2021. Please see this link containing the document for a list of important dates. We will hold graduation in our stadium on June 3, 2021, with limited seating capacity.  A rain date of June 4, 2021, will be utilized if necessary. Also, prom will occur as previously scheduled for May 14, 2021.

Both prom and graduation details are subject to change according to the Ohio Governor’s Office and Geauga County Board of Health’s current mandates.  Regardless, we will work within those established guidelines to plan these and other events to recognize the senior class.  Seniors need to complete this survey asking if they plan to participate in the events.  We will use the collected information to prepare for prom and graduation.  Seniors, please be sure to read the event details and survey information before responding.

I would like to thank our senior class officers, Mrs. Talty, Mrs. Meyer, and Dr. Markwardt for working together to plan these important events. The team has had to endure mixed messages from the media and changes to mandates issued by the State of Ohio.  I appreciate the patience of our seniors and their families as we work to finalize the plans.

I look forward to seeing everyone at graduation soon. Have a relaxing spring break and a great fourth quarter.


Jay Bishop
Maya Del Valle

Career Over In Virtually Days

By Maya Del Valle, Staff Writer

As you might have heard, at the end of this school year we are losing one of our very best to retirement at West Geauga, Mrs. Josephine Ward. Mrs. Ward has been a guided study hall proctor since 2008 and also a yearbook co-adviser with Mrs. Klampe since 1999. Originally, in her West Geauga career, Mrs. Ward started at Westwood in 1996 before coming to the high school in 1998.  
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Lino Valletta

Chance of Victimization Improves Decisions

By Lino Valletta, Staff Writer

With the annual senior prom and graduation season approaching quickly, it is important for seniors to remember that there are consequences for all their actions. It is definitely also important to have fun and enjoy yourself, but striking the appropriate balance between the two can be a difficult task for many soon – to – be graduates. As a means to that end, as shown in a demonstration by the local Chesterland Police, Fire and EMS Departments recently, there can be very serious consequences if young people wish to have too much fun and put their lives on the line.  

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Summer Opportunities

Summer Opportunities 2021


Graduation Participation Agreement!

Commencement is a traditional ceremony to honor those seniors who have qualified for graduation.  It is meant to be a happy and dignified occasion.
The 2021 Commencement will be held at West Geauga High School on our football field on Thursday, June 3, at 5:30 P.M. In the event of inclement weather, Commencement will be postponed to Friday, June 4th, at the same time and place. Participation in the Commencement exercises is voluntary.  If you wish to take part and agree to abide by the Code of Conduct outlined inside this flyer, please fill the Google Form below by MONDAY, MAY 3RD. 

Masks will be required by all attendees, including students and guests. We will also practice social distancing between students and guest parties.
Students will receive TWO tickets for this year's commencement ceremony based on current capacity limitations set by the state of Ohio. If this changes, we will update you as soon as possible.

The ceremony will be Livestreamed and available to watch on the school's YouTube channel.

If you do not want to participate, check the appropriate box and also sign the form.  All seniors must return this Google Form.

Any suspensions received during the last quarter of the school year may affect your privilege to participate in the graduation commencement.


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2020 - 2021 Parking Pass Application

Please complete the following parking application for the 2020-2021 school year. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to drive to school. IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS FORM STUDENTS MUST USE THEIR WEST G EMAIL ACCOUNT.  After completing this application and paying the fee, permits can be picked up at the school's main office the first day of in-person class, September 8th.  The $30 fee ($15 for Excel TECC and CCP students) will be added to your school fees on your Campus Portal. All school fees from prior years must be paid in order to receive your permit. Please note that students may not drive to school the first day without purchasing a permit. Contact Mr. Krippel at 440-729-5957 if you have any questions.

 2020-2021 Parking Application
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Transcript requests

Transcript Request

If you are a former graduate and requesting a high school transcript, please click here.
Maya DelValle

Covid Obligated Visitors Into Destinations

By Maya Del Valle, Staff Writer

It was March of 2020 and EVERYTHING around the world was shutting down; the world as we knew it was now on full lockdown. At this time, I was in the middle of my junior year when we transferred to all online classes.  
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