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									Westlake,
We have A LOT going on right now. I plan to provide updates on what I can and Dr. White will update you
further in detail early this week. As always our eblast is full of helpful information regarding Westlake happening.
PLEASE read it in detail to stay informed of week to week happenings. Articles with a grey background are news
that has run more than two weeks. Articles with a yellow background have a deadline line fast approaching and
articles with a white background are new.



The PTSA had an awesome donation of 40 cases of paper this week from Georgia Pacific! We would like to thank Karon &
Jerome Williams, Ms. Kristi Cummings, Mrs. Sandra Tarver and Mr. Eugene Dorsey for allowing us to use their vehicles for
transporting the paper. Thank you!


During last week's flooding we lost 13 books due to water in the book room. We hated to lose those 13 books but if it is any
blessing in the lost it is the FACT that these 13 books were no longer being used. They were GREATLY worn and outdated.



Mr. Edwards, our Magnet Program Coordinator, is leaving to take a promotion at Creekside High School. Mr. Edwards will
be GREATLY missed by the Westlake Family. We wish him well. His final day has not been announced yet however I am certain
Dr.White will tell us soon.



Yes, we have some current scheduling challenges but administration assures us they will be positively resolved this
week and the student's will not be penalized in any manner. Dr. White will provide more information regarding this issue.



Our students will have a homecoming dance this year! This is a BIG deal. Whoo Hooo. Homecoming is Friday, October 30th. I
will provide more details as I receive them.


A BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE who came to the aid of our homeless families. The response was POWERFUL. We
asked and you answered!!!!!!!!!!! Ms. Carrillo and the families are extremely grateful! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Please
continue to be mindful of these families throughout the year especially during the upcoming holidays. Please contact Ms. Carrillo
directly about adopting one of these families during the holidays. She may be reached at carrilloy@fultonschool.org or 404-346-
6400 Ext 189.



This past week I have REALLY been observing the Westlake Family's need to Inspect What We Are Expecting. Think about
that for a moment. Inspect What You Are Expecting. If you are expecting a certain behavior from your student in your absence
then every now and then you need to launch an inspection to be sure that the behavior you are expecting of your child is being
followed by your child. If you are expecting a certain behavior from your student's teacher then every now and then you need to
launch an inspection to be sure that the behavior you are expecting of the teacher is being followed. That same level of inspection
should be applied to staff, administrators, counselors, parents, bus drivers, Coaches, SAT Prep time, SGA, PTSA, LSAC,
Afterschool Tutorials, Fulton County Board of Education etc... We have to do this until we become the absolute BEST WE CAN
BE at EVERYTHING. We are all in this together. We ALL make up Westlake High School.


Gratefully,

Kimberly Wright
westlakeptsa@gmail.com
WHS PTSA President



                                                 "Be The Difference . . .!"
Calling ALL Day Time Volunteers
We need to staff the Career Center. The Student Career Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. We are asking
volunteers to serve in one hour intervals, at a mimimum, to asssit students with various activities such as college and career
reasearch, essay writing and resume writing etc...



Parents wishing to volunteer they can contact Zina Cooper at zqcooper@yahoo.com or 678.978.1877. Your time is
greatly appreciated.

2009 - 2010 WHS Student Directory
Cover Design Contest
Please inform your student that a design contest is underway for the prime cover spot in our upcoming directory. Deadline for
submission is Friday, October 16th to the PTSA in the front office.



Be a Sponsor
Your ad in our directory reaches over 2000 Westlake Households. Contact Kimberly Wright at westlakeptsa@gmail.com or
678.663.4449 for more information:



Receive the Directory
The only way to get a copy of our soon to be popular directory is to join the PTSA!


If you would not like your student's information to be published or have special requests please e-mail Kimberly
Wright at westlakeptsa@gmail.com. All names come from the school database. We will not provide physical addresses. We
will provide student's name, parent's name, phone numbers and email address so please make sure your information is up to
date.

WHS Legislative & Advocacy Committee




The WHS Legislative Committee is to identify, research and understand the political issues that affect our youth; identify,
research and understand the decision-makers; and develop and communicate the messages to the WHS community-at-
large. Legislative activity is a specific form of advocacy.


Our goal is "to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth" whether at the local, state, or federal
level by introducing, amending, repealing, enacting or defeating a particular piece of legislation. Volunteers are needed for this
committee in an effort to successfully stay abreast of the many laws changing in Georgia that will impact our students and
families. This is an excellent committee for students interested in Political Science, Politics, Law, Government and American
History to participate in. To join this committee or for more information, contact Sandra Tarver at sandra.westlakeptsa@gmail.com


WHS Beautification Committee
The WHS Beautification Committee is a part of the PTSA. The committee is dedicated to promoting the quality of life at WHS
by creating, participating in and supporting activities and programs that improve the internal and external environment of WHS,
while encouraging school and community pride and teamwork. The committee will:



Advocate a high standard of school cleanliness and attractiveness through litter prevention programs, recycling activities, going
green/environmentally friendly initiatives and landscaping projects.


Encourage and promoting partnerships and participation of businesses and residents in improving our school.
Educate students about environmental assets and how to enhance and protect them. Monitor existing programs/activities to
participate in/support e.g. Neighborhood and Citywide Clean-ups; Earth Day, Arbor Day or World Environment Day Activities;
Beautification Award Programs; Recycling Programs; and others.



Volunteer opportunities are open to students, faculty, administration, businesses and the community-at-large. To join
this committee or for more information, please contact Sandra Tarver, committee chair, at sandra.westlakeptsa@gmail.com.

WHS PTSA Launches the Class of 2010 Committee
The newly established WHS PTSA Class of 2010 committee has been established to facilitate activities to honor and
reward our graduating Senior Class. Our goal is to organize and execute 2-3 activities during this school year. Planning for
our first event (tentatively on a Thursday or Friday in mid-October), is already underway. We need volunteers, we need you
Senior Parents! Let's help make this our seniors year to remember.



For more information, contact Jeanette Gaston at jgaston@bellsouth.net

For the Health of It
The WHS PTSA's Healthy Lifestyles committee needs volunteers to flex their muscles to help our students, faculty,
parents and friends get fit.



Volunteers are needed to submit articles on health-related topics, teach exercise classes and help recruit organizations to
participate in a WHS health fair.



Please contact Beverly Johnson at simmjohn@bellsouth.net if you'd like to help out.

The Lion's Den . . .


                                                              Football


Varsity
Date           Time         Opponent              Location
10/9           7:30 pm      Creekside              Creekside
10/16          7:30 pm       Newnan                Westlake
10/23          7:30 pm      Lovejoy                Lovejoy



                                                            Homecoming


10/30          7:30 pm      Pebblebrook          Westlake



                                                            Senior Night


11/6           7:30 pm       Chapel Hill         Westlake

College of Charleston
                                                       Jewish Student Union

                                               Hillel Prospective Student Weekend
                                                      October 16-18, 2009

Students must pre-register by emailing Maxine Bier at bierm@cofc.edu or calling 843.953.3917.
Admission's Open House is October 17, 2009 and students must pre-register at www.cofc.edu/admissions

Where are all the real "G's"? At Poppa G's!
Every Monday during the school year from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., is Westlake High School Days at Poppa G's.



For every $8.00 spent, Poppa G's will donate $1.00 to our school. But, for us to get paid, you must mention WHS when you place
your order. A win win for all, supporting our school and our business partner Poppa G's Famous Cheeseburger Subs. Visit Poppa
G's at 3220 Butner Road, Atlanta, GA 30331, at the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway and Butner Road.
www.cheeseburgersub.com



                                  Westlake High School, in business with the community!!!

Gainesville State College Open House
Gainesville State College Open House Events


                                                   Saturday, October 3, 2009
                                                      Gainesville Campus
                                                            9:00 a.m.
                                                 Continuing Education Center


                                                  Saturday, October 24, 2009
                                                        Oconee Campus
                                                            9:00 a.m.
                                                   Student Resource Center



RSVP: www.gsc.edu or call 678.717.3641.

FREE College Prep Series - ALL Are Invited to Attend!
Take advantage of the 8th Semi-Annual College Prep Series that enables local high school and middle school students to
practice for the SAT, PSAT and ACT tests. The College Prep Series is a free, three-day program that helps students navigate
the college application process and receive advice directly from college testing and admissions experts.



The program is sponsored twice a year by Atlanta City Councilman Ceasar C. Mitchell and Kaplan Test Prep and
Admissions.


For the first time, Prep Series students will receive calculators to use during the math portion of the practice tests.
Orange Business Services has joined the College Prep Series to provide Texas Instruments scientific calculators to the first 200
registered students at each ACT and SAT prep test. All students will also receive the College Prep Guide from Kaplan Test Prep
and Admissions.



                                                 College Prep Series Schedule


SAT/PSAT Preparation
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009
Benjamin E. Mays High School
3450 Benjamin E. Mays Drive
8 a.m. to noon
To register call, 1-800-KAPTEST (527-8378) or visit www.kaptest.com and give the code: for SAT
- SKAT9060 or for PSAT: PKAT9004 (*PSAT test start time is 9:30 AM)



ACT Preparation
Saturday, Oct. 3 2009
Henry W. Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive
8 a.m. to 12 noon
To register for the ACT, call 1-800-KAPTEST
(527-8378) or visit www.kaptest.com and give code: AKAT9039


College Fair Express
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009
Atlanta City Hall Atrium - 55 Trinity Avenue
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Students can receive their prep test results at the College Fair Express.


Classes begin September 26th and end with a College Fair Express on October 17th. For more information please call
404.330.6052.

The Girl's Championship Track Team
The 2009 Girls State Championship Track Team will be presented their State Championship rings during a halftime ceremony at
the Newnan vs Westlake football game on October 16th.

Reflections
The 2009-2010 National PTA Reflections program theme is "Beauty is.....".



Reflections is an arts recognition and achievement program allowing students to express themselves creatively
and receive recognition. Entries can be in several categories including Literature, Visual
Arts, Photography, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, and Video Production. Each category has
specific entry requirements that must be followed. Specific Rules must be followed for each category a student enters. Rules are
available at:
http://www.georgiapta.org/leadership-reflections.html



For more information, Official Rules and Entry Forms, please visit
http://www.georgiapta.org/documents/Reflections_Entry_Form.pdf or contact the Reflections Chairs Mia Thacker or Kimberly
Wright at westlakeptsa@gmail.com. Entries must be received by Friday, October 23rd.

Cliftondale Community
The Cliftondale Community Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 14th, from 7-8 p.m. at the Cliftondale
Clubhouse, 4645 Butner Road (behind the tennis courts).


The club is a non-political, civic organization formed to enrich and encourage development of the Cliftondale community through
non-profit service. For more info visit: http://www.cliftondale.org

Georgia High School Graduation Test & End of The Year Course Test Tutorial
Georgia students must take the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) and the in some cases, the End of the
Year Course (EOCT). Increase your chances of success in passing these tests by practicing from home or school. In order to
enroll in the AFPLS Online Testing courses, students will need to go to the following links and create a unique username and
password and enter an email address.

The procedure below is simpler and transfers the sign-up process from the librarian to the student or parent.

Click on the course of interest to start practicing on respective courses:
EOCT 9th Grade Lit and Comp:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=41&a=2&


EOCT American Lit and Comp:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=49&a=2&


EOCT Mathematics I:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=46&a=2&


EOCT Biology:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=43&a=2&


EOCT Physical Science:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=44&a=2&


EOCT Economics:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=47&a=2&


EOCT US History:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=48&a=2&


GA HSGT Links:

English Language Arts:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=50&a=2&


Mathematics:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=51&a=2&


Science:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=52&a=2&


Social Studies:
http://www.abconlinetesting.com/lms/portal/login.php?c=53&a=2&


Yamilsa Aubain Roebuck, Ed. S
Graduation Coach/ Zone Administrator
Senior Class Coordinator
2400 Union Road
Atlanta, GA 30331
404-346-6400, Ext 132

PSAT - Wednesday, October 14th
The PSAT will be given on Wednesday, October 14th to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The College Board web
site, www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about/bulletin.html
, provides information about the PSAT/NMSQT and helpful hints for your students to prepare for this test. The site has practice
tests in Critical Reading, Math, and Writing. This test is especially important for juniors as their scores on this test are the basis for
the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. We have official student guides available in the Counseling Center for any students
who would like to pick one up.


Please note:
1. The tests will start promptly at 8:45 am so students must be in their homeroom when school begins!


2. This is an Early Release Day.
3. Students will need to bring #2 pencils and eraser.


4. Students are to bring a calculator (4-function, scientific, graphing).



Not accepted are pocket organizers, electronic writing pads, QWERTY, one that requires an outlet, etc. No sharing is allowed.
No cell phones, food or drinks will be allowed in the testing site.

SAT Online Course
The Official SAT Online Course (TM) is a web-based tool that a student can access from anywhere, 24-hours a day, seven
days a week. The course is a great way for students to prepare for the SAT. From this site, students can access interactive
lessons, full-length official SAT practice tests, automated essay scoring and much more.



To register on line for this course, students must enter a unique student access code. Student access codes may be obtained in
any counseling office. For frequently asked questions about the course go to: www.gadoe.org/SATPrepClass

WHS Student Check-Out Policy
Students are not allowed to check-out after 2:30pm.


For extreme emergencies regarding this policy please see a member of Administration.

Nominate a WHS Media Specialist!
Librarians in the nation's 123,000 libraries make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans every day. Now is your
chance to help shine the spotlight on your one of Westlake's media specialist.



Nominate your media specialist for the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times "I Love My Librarian Award."
Up to 10 librarians/media specialists will be honored across the nation. Each will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at an
awards ceremony hosted by The New York Times in December. The deadline for nominations is October 9th. For more
information please visit www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.


Taste of Atlanta - October 10th & 11th
Taste of Atlanta features 80+ restaurants, celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, kids' activity area, live music and the
Farm 2 Festival Village. Use the code COKE and receive $5 OFF the price of any general admission VIP ticket when you
purchase tickets online or by phone prior to October 9th. For details and tickets visit www.TasteofAtlanta.com or call
877.725.8849.

Readiness and Emergency Management Grant
Over the summer, the school system's Safety and Security Department was one of two school systems in Georgia to
receive $606,000 in federal funds from the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools discretionary grant
program of the U.S. Department of Education.



More than $100,000 is being allocated to emergency preparedness training for the school system. It also will help fund GIS
mapping of each school and for identification of primary and secondary evacuation sites, family reunification centers and
emergency transportation routes.



In addition, the grant will help fund H1N1 flu "tabletop" planning exercises for school administrators. Tabletop exercises
are scenarios, on paper, that allow administrators to work together as a group on how they would manage a potential situation and
address issues that may arise.
Other details about how the grant money will be used in Fulton County:



·      Virtual tours of each high school with 360 degree photography of critical areas, which complement the school system's
existing web-based security camera technology.

·    New digital hybrid radios for school police officers to allow them to instantly communicate with every law enforcement
agency in Fulton County.

·     Tabletop exercise templates for each school, including H1N1 flu preparedness.

·     A full-scale practice emergency exercise.

·     Creation of a Safety and Security Department web site that enables students, parents and staff to learn about the measures
taken to ensure school safety.

Aubreille Wright redefines Cross Country!
A member of the state championship track team is leading the Westlake girls cross country team this year. Her name is
Aubreille Wright and she is currently ranked #1 in the South Metro Cross Country standings In addition, she is one of the top
runners in the state looking toward to the region and state championship meet.



The boys cross country team is currently ranked second in the south metro cross country standings and they are being led by
junior Jamal Broughton and senior Courtney Vankenscott.

WHS Social Work Department Needs Your Assistance
The School Social Work Department at WHS is respectfully requesting assistance in meeting the needs of struggling
WHS families. Due to the economy we're enrolling more students experiencing homelessness and or financial hardship. We've
received request for basic necessities such as underclothes, uniforms, rental assistance, job search, and food. If you can assist
us by providing some of the items listed below we would appreciate it. Donations should be dropped off in room 424.



Food: Canned goods and pantry items
Toiletries: Deodorant, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush
School supplies
Gift cards for underclothes and socks


ALL CLOTHES SHOULD BE NEW OR GENTLY USED
Men's Shirts and Ties
WHS T-Shirts/Shirts
Shoes and Sneakers
Women's clothing


Anyone interested in "adopting" a family for the holidays should contact Yesenia Carrillo at 678.794.1976 or at
404.346.6400 ext. 189.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this request.


                                            *** All Donations Are Tax Deductible***

WHS PTSA Legislative & Advocacy Committee Needs Volunteers
Legislation plays a vital role in our children's education and we as students, parents and the community need to be
involved and aware of what is happening under the Golden Dome. The Legislative & Advocacy Committee is in need of
volunteers to help get the word out about policies that will affect change in our school and schools throughout the state. This is a
wonderful opportunity for WHS students who are interested in law, politics, advocacy and business. To volunteer or for more
information, please contact Sandra Tarver at sandra.westlakeptsa@gmail.com .

Students receive top honors
Please congratulate Westlake High School's nominees for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award:



                                                         Jackson Cannon
                                                          Chad Johnson
                                                          Edward Ponton
                                                         Danielle Spencer
                                                         Aubrielle Wright



These students were nominated by their respective coaches for outstanding leadership in the classroom and on the field. In
addition to being remarkable scholar athletes, they are also leaders in the community. Watch them as they compete locally and
nationally for recognition for all of their endeavors.

School year, holidays under review
The Fulton County School System is currently reviewing several options for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school year
calendars. To create the proposed calendars, a 17-member panel of parents, school leaders and central office administrators
reviewed school board policy, testing dates, major religious and national holidays, and also examined new state calendar
guidelines. Beginning this year, the Georgia Department of Education now allows school systems to adopt calendars outside of
the previously-required 180 days as long as the total minutes and hours equal that of a 180-day school year.



The board is expected to vote on revisions next month. Here's a link to the proposed calendars with descriptions of each:

                                    www.fultonschools.org/story_detail_masterdata.asp?id=2462

Fulton County Wants Your Photos
The Fulton County Arts Council celebrates 30 years of arts by hosting a "pin-up" show of photos taken by residents of
people, places and events in the county. Photos must be unmatted and unframed.



The photos will be featured in six exhibitions at county arts centers through the end of October. For more information on how to
submit your photos, visit www.fultonarts.org.

Say Cheeses... It's Make Picture Time!
It's not too late to take school photos. The make-up day for 9th, 10th and 11th graders is October 7th.

Seniors will be photographed in the studio.Please call 770.528.5833 to make an appointment.

Future Focus Fair
Date: November 14, 2009
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Georgia Tech Student Center
Guest Speaker/Moderator: Nancy McDuff, Associate Vice President for Admissions and Enrollment Management, The University
of Georgia

Hampton & Howard College Tour
3 days and 2 nights
Thursday, October 22nd thru October 25th
$250 per person
Day 1- October 23rd
Depart Atlanta at 6:00pm. (Oct. 22nd)
Arrive in Northern Va at 5:00am (Oct, 23rd)
Early Check In to Hotel
Breakfast
Tour Howard University
Lunch
Tour of DC
Dinner



Day 2 - October 24th
Breakfast
Check Out of Hotel
Depart for Hampton
Lunch & Tour of Hampton
Homecoming Game - Hampton University vs South Carolina
Shopping & Site Seeing of VA Beach & Norfolk, VA


Day 3 - October 25th
Breakfast
Check Out of Hotel
Depart for Atlanta


Price of $250 includes:
Transportation
2 night hotel stay
Tours of College and DC
Ticket to Hampton University Homecoming Game
2 Breakfasts



Deposit of $125.00 is due ASAP but no later than Thursday, October 1st. Remaining balance of $125.00 is due Thursday,
October 15th. NO CHECKS OR REFUNDS. If payment is not received by October 15th your spot will be forfeited without refund.
Please contact Sharon Williams at 678.910.7309 or s.williams25@yahoo.com.

Princeton University Hosts Cross-Cultural Summer Program
Do you know of a current 10th or 11th grader who would be a good ambassador of America and would like to build
relationships with high school students from another country? 40 students will be selected to participate in a 10 day cross-
cultural experience with Japanese students at Princeton University from July 28th - August 7th. Full scholarships are awarded to
students in the program and covers room, board, activities and travel to and from Princeton, NJ.



Students must apply online, write a 150 word essay, and get teacher/counselor recommendation. Deadline to apply is
January 7th. The application can be found at www.highschooldiplomats.com

Cooking with Coke
The World of Coca-Cola will host a one-of-a-kind culinary series featuring well-known chefs who will cook and share their
signature recipes inspired by the world's most loved beverage. Reserve your tickets now to experience a unique chef
demonstration and tasting event. Guest chefs include:
·     Virginia Willis on Saturday on October 10th at 6:00 pm
·     Richard Blais on Friday, October 23rd at 6:00 pm
·     Paula Deen on Monday, November 23rd



For more information on the Cooking with Coke Event Series log onto www.worldofcoca-cola.com/html/events/cooking.html.

For the Health of It
Tip of the week
Eating right and exercise are keys to being healthy. Healthy eating is associated with reducing the risk for many diseases,
including the three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Healthy eating in childhood and adolescence is
important for proper growth and development. If students are taught to embrace a healthy lifestyle, these habits will become a
lifelong practice. During the month of October, commit to discovering healthy options for your lifestyle. Make healthy comfort food
for the soul with our hearty turkey chili recipe. (See attached.)



Exercise Tip
Physical activity is necessary for good health. Exercise helps with weight control; it also strengthens your heart, improves
circulation, helps prevent many illnesses, and makes it easier to do everyday activities.

A must read for high schoolers
Fulton County Schools' curriculum handbook for high school students is available online for parents and students to
review. http://www.fultonschools.org/dept/curriculum/K-12/Handbooks/index.htm



The handbook contains valuable information about the subjects students need to graduate and courses and electives offered at
Fulton County high schools. It also has info about magnet programs, advanced placement (AP) courses, testing programs, open
campus policies, joint enrollment/postsecondary opportunities, summer school and work-based learning. Information about
assessments students take throughout high school and the two different diploma seals is also available.



The site has handbooks for elementary and middle schoolers, too.
The book is a must read for every WHS student serious about graduating from high school. Check it out.

Redistricting Set for Feldwood Road Elementary School
The Fulton County School System announces three community meetings in October, November and December to
address the redistricting process for a new school in south Fulton County.

The elementary school, which will be constructed on Feldwood Road in College Park, is scheduled to open in August 2010.
Existing attendance zones of other South Fulton elementary schools will be modified to create the new school's attendance zones.

About the redistricting process
Each time a redistricting effort is under way, the school system holds three rounds of meetings to gather information needed to
draft a redistricting proposal that best meets the community's needs. Unlike other school systems, Fulton uses a process that
encourages public discussion before developing a proposal. This allows the community to have maximum input in how the
proposed attendance lines are created.

The three meetings will be held at Heritage Elementary School, located at 2600 Jolly Drive in College Park. Each of the meetings
begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m.

Round One - Thursday, October 15
·     School system staff outlines redistricting process and establishes ground rules for facilitated small-group input sessions.
·     Participants move to small-group sessions and input is gathered related to the redistricting criteria.
·     Staff reviews public comments and applies school board-approved redistricting criteria to develop alternative attendance
zone plans prior to the next community forum.
Round Two - Thursday, November 5
·   Staff presents alternative proposals for 2010-11 attendance zones that were developed with established criteria and
community input from the first forum.
·   Community members comment on strengths and weaknesses of each plan in facilitated small-group discussions.
·   Prior to the next community forum, staff condenses the number of attendance zone alternatives based on public input.

Round Three - Thursday, December 3
·     Community members review and provide input on revised attendance zone alternatives in facilitated small-group
discussions.
·     Staff uses comments to develop final attendance zone options for Board consideration.



The Fulton County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the new attendance zones in February 2010. Changes in
attendance zones will go into effect when the Feldwood Road school open in August 2010.

Men of Westlake Continue Their Mission
The Men of Westlake continue their commitment to encourage and guide our young men of Westlake as they prepare to
transition into adulthood. To date, more than 300 male students have had lunch with MOW to share what is on their minds and
to get sound advice from MOW members. Also, MOW continues to greet our students every morning and monitor the hallways.
Their presence is making a difference at WHS. For more information on MOW, or to join, contact Calvin Cooper at
menofwestlake@yahoo.com.

Things are Getting Greener at Westlake
Dr. White has partnered with the WHS PTSA to beautify the landscape in front of the Auditorium and Gymnasium. This
past week, PTSA partner, South Fulton Landscape & Nursery, removed the mulch in these areas and put down sod as
part of the school's Beautification Program. The next phase will include planting drought friendly flower beds and shrubs to
complement these areas. This will also help, a little, with the school's flooding challenges. Be sure to take a peek at our new look.



WHS beatification projects are to enhance the visual appeal of our school, internally and externally, but they also are to
improve the educational experience for students and faculty. This project is overseen by the PTSA's Beautification
Committee. If you are interested in joining the Beautification Committee, or have constructive suggestions, please contact Sandra
Tarver at sandra.westlakeptsa@gmail.com.

2009 Teacher Appreciation Kick-Off a Success!!!
Last Wednesday, as a thank you to our dynamic teachers and administrators, the PTSA provided a spread of delectable
desserts in the teacher's lounge during each lunch period.



The teachers were very grateful, but we are more grateful to have them as a part of our WHS family. PTSA wants to thank all the
parents that provided the delicious desserts and thank all the teachers for their fantastic work. Parents, be ready to participate in
the next Teacher Appreciation event later this year. For more information or ideas for Teacher Appreciation, contact WHS PTSA at
westlakeptsa@gmail.com.

Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook
Fulton County Board of Education has developed the Code of Conduct and Discipline Handbook for high school
students to help our school community be aware of clear, fair, and effective discipline procedures. Students and parents,
as well as staff members, should familiarize themselves with the information in this handbook. You can view the handbook
on line at www.fultonschools.org/Dept/CodeConductDiscipineHandbook.htm



Books also are available at the school in the front office. We ask that parents discuss the content with your student(s), complete
the response form located in back of the handbook, and return it to WHS.

Westlake's Jehuti S. Willis National Achievement Semifinalists
Kudos to WHS Jehuti for being named one of fourteen Fulton County seniors selected as semifinalists in the 46th annual
National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition for African-American high school students. The
program is administered by National Merit Corp., an organization that recognizes and awards scholarships to academically gifted
students.


Mr. Willis was identified through his exceptionally high score on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test,
which he took as a junior. As a semifinalist, Mr. Willis now must fulfill several requirements in order to advance to the finalist
round. National Achievement finalists will be named in late 2009 with close to 800 winners announced in the spring. Approximately
$2.6 million scholarship funds will be awarded.

WHS Chorus Received Excellent Rating
Two Ensembles from the WHS Chorus participated in the GMEA District V Solo and Ensemble Event at Woodward Academy this
past Saturday. Both ensembles received a Rating of "Excellent". They represented Westlake very well. Go Lions!!!

Final AYP Report: GA Graduation Rates Rises to 78.9%
The state of Georgia's graduation rate rose to a high of 78.9 percent in 2009 -- an increase of three points over last year.
Nearly 4,500 more students graduated with a full diploma this year than did last year. Since 2003, the state's graduation rate has
risen more than 15 points from 63.3 percent to 78.9 percent. "In a short period of time, we have increased by thousands the
number of students who are graduating with a full diploma," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. "We still have a lot of
work to do, but we are making steady progress every year."


The state's graduation rate was released as part of Georgia's final Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report. Preliminary
AYP results were released in July. The final AYP report includes summer retest scores and summer graduates.



Westlake High School is the only high school in South Fulton County that has achieved its AYP standing without any conditions.



For highlights of the 2009 Final AYP Report and for more information on AYP, visit
http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/ayp2009.aspx.

WHS Girls are Invited to BASIC TRAINING: Life Lessons for High School Girls
Young ladies of Westlake you are invited to join Journey Girls for a one-day seminar that's designed especially for you! You will
learn effective strategies needed to take bold steps toward your own bright future. BASIC TRAINING is designed to help guide
teens just like you through everyday challenges.


When:
Saturday, October 24, 2009
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Where:
AllenTemple AME Church
1625 Simpson Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314


Cost:
$30 conference fee**
A catered lunch will be provided.
(On-site registration is $40.)

To register log onto www.journeygirls.org or call 404-475-4870.

This program is sponsored by Solomon's Circle,Inc.,a non-profit organization.
"NO JEANS AND NO ATHLETIC SHOES"

Atlanta Parent's Family Block Party
Mercer University, Atlanta Campus
Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.



Atlanta's Best family festival - Family Block Party. Check out the more than 50 family friendly activities online and avoid the lines
by buying your tickets early at www.familyblockparty.com. Tickets are $5/person; younger than 2, free. Save $1 off each
admission online with promo code: earlybirdfbp. Each admission includes three activity tickets.

Tea with the Queen
Concourse Athletic Club, Atlanta
Oct. 5, 4-7 p.m.
Dress like royalty and attend a special FREE tea reception as you watch the pink lighting of the Concourse Queen Building to
support the American Cancer Society and kick off breast cancer awareness month. The event also includes a royal costume
parade and arts and crafts. Click http://www.concourseclub.com/About_The_Club/Member_Events.aspx for more information.

Hawks and Thrasher Tickets for School Supplies!
The Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers are pitching in to help Clarkdale Elementary School this weekend - and giving away
free pairs of tickets for donations worth $10!



For tickets to the Thrashers game, drop off school supplies at Philips Arena on Oct. 3 and receive admission to a game on Oct. 22
or 24. For Hawks tickets, drop off supplies on Oct. 7 for admission to a game on Oct. 28 or 30. Click
http://www.atlantaonthecheap.com/2009/09/29/10-school-supply-donation-for-clarkdale-elementary-free-hawks-or-thrashers-
tickets/ for more information.

Join the Steve Harvey Foundation for FREEDOM FRIDAY!!
Steve Harvey Foundation and Ford Motor Company will host Party with a Purpose to raise funds for the 2nd Annual
Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men!!



Guests will enjoy a live performance by the super talented Doug E. Fresh. The fun begins on Friday, October 16 at 9:00 p.m. at
The Americas Mart, Bldg. 2 West, 235 Williams Street. Tickets are $25.00. To purchase tickets visit
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Steve-Harvey-Freedom-Friday-Party-tickets/artist/1337634 . For more information on the event and
the Steve Harvey Foundation visit http://steveharvey.com/mentorweekend09/

Mathematics Curriculum Guides for Parents
The Fulton County School System has implemented a blended mathematics curriculum. A blended mathematics curriculum
consists of a mixture of math skills and application of those skills. Curriculum materials utilized reflect a blended curriculum.



The school system's Curriculum Department has created curriculum guides to help parents understand the blended approach and
how it applies to what their students are learning. Below are links to specially prepared guides for parents of elementary, middle
and high school students.



Elementary
:
www.fultonschools.org/documents/ElementaryMathCurrGuideforParentsFINAL_000.pdf

Middle:
www.fultonschools.org/documents/MiddleMathCurrGuideforparentsFINAL.pdf


High:
www.fultonschools.org/documents/HighMathCurrGuide.pdf
Lookout Mountain Rocks!
Check out Rocktoberfest at Rock City Square, Lookout Mountain this weekend from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. to celebrate the
city's German Heritage. Open every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 25th, Rocktoberfest activities include live German
music, authentic food, Bavarian train rides and more. $17 for adults, $9 for children 3-12.



For more info, visit http://www.seerockcity.com/pages/Rocktoberfest/

FREE Preview of da Vinci
Free Preview of da Vinci at the High! For the first time in its history, the High Museum of Art is offering a free viewing of
the new exhibit, "Leonardo da Vinci: Hand of Genius" on Oct. 5 from noon-7 p.m. (The last ticket will be issued at 6 p.m.) The
collection is comprised of 50 works, including 20 sketches. It officially opens to the public on Oct. 6.



Click here for more information: http://www.high.org/

South Fulton Crime Summit
Fulton County Vice Chairman William "Bill" Edwards invites residents of unincorporated South Fulton County to take
part in a Public Safety Summit. The event will be held Monday, October 5, 2009 at the South Fulton Government Service Center
(5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The summit is designed to address residents' concerns
about crime in South Fulton County.


Representatives from the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, Fulton County Police Department, Fulton County District Attorney's
office, Office of the Solicitor General, Fulton County Schools, as well as Fulton County Superior, Juvenile and Magistrate Court will
be attending. For more information, log onto www.fultoncountyga.gov .

Support Classroom Projects
Phyllis E. Turner in the Department of World Languages, Spanish I/II, at Westlake High School is part of the
www.DonorsChoose.org teacher community.



The organization posts project-based lists for the resources that would make the biggest difference in our classrooms. If
DonorsChoose.org teachers collectively get 5,000 people to give to classroom projects, $100,000 in additional funding will be
released. The project is called "We teach." Ms. Turner needs your help. Please logon to DonorsChoose and support any
classroom project. Her personalized link to the search page is

                                           www.donorschoose.org/wt-sp/385639/Turner

Thanks helping support the www.DonorsChoose.org teacher community!

Get on the bus for... The 2010 College Tour
The Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, kicks off the 2010 College Tour Sunday,
Oct. 4, with an informational meeting for parents and students in grades 9-12. The theme of the tour is "School Daze,
Wake Up!"



The tour gets underway during Spring Break, April 5-8, 2010. Students are scheduled to visit the University of Tennessee-
Chattanooga, Vanderbilt University, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama. Historically black colleges and universities
(HBCUs) include Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Alabama A&M and Tuskegee.



The cost is $350 per person which includes ground transportation to the
colleges/universities, lodging, College Tour T-shirt, workbook, and educational workshops prior to the tour.


Completed applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, October 14.
The informational meeting Sunday is at 2:30p.m. at Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030. For more
details, contact smlaccollegetour@gmail.com or Donna King (404-234-6500), or Ambree Stancil (404-291-0131).

WHS Polo Shirts On Sale
Optimum Uniform will continue to sale its current, in-store inventory of WHS polo shirts with the WHS logo already embroidered for
$16.50. This price is for current, in-store inventory. No orders over the phone. There are NO REFUNDS for these shirts. For
more information please visit the store.

Brianna Fullwood Receives Dell Laptop from Future Foundation
Westlake sophomore Brianna Fullwood was recently surprised with a new Dell Laptop from the Future Foundation to
help her achieve her dream to become an Architectural Engineer. Brianna completed a survey questionnaire this summer as
part of the foundation's Future Now campaign, in which she identified one dream she has for her future or something she needed
to have a more promising future. Her entry was selected out of more than 500 entries citywide. Shareef Abdur-Rahim, foundation
founder, and NBA coach and former basketball player, along with other foundation staff , presented Brianna with the laptop during
her 5th period Introduction to Art class with Mr. Cole.



Future Foundation is an Atlanta non-profit organization founded by NBA coach and veteran basketball player Shareef Abdur-
Rahim where youth go to shape more promising futures.

Girls softball team a hit
The hard work and dedication of the Westlake High softball team has paid off for this outstanding group of young ladies.
As the season winds to an end, the Lady Lions 7-5 record overall and 4-3 in region play, have placed them squarely in third place
within Region 4A - AAAAA.



The team's senior players were honored September 30, 2009. Below are brief profiles of each of our senior players and a
glimpse of their aspirations as they complete their final year at Westlake High School.



Kevondria Kiera Cager is the daughter of Kevin Cager, Sr. and Wanda Cager. The first year left and center field player plans to
study medicine and has set her sights on several colleges, among them the University of Alabama at Birmingham,Western
Carolina University, Ole Miss and Xavier University.



Nicole Marigny is the daughter of Kathleen and Bruce Marigny. The right fielder has played softball for eight years, two of them
for Westlake High. Nicole has narrowed her college choices down to Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia,
where she plans to enroll next fall as a pre-medicine major.



Keitrae Battle is the daughter of Kimberly Loftin. Although she has played softball since she was four, Ms. Battle is relatively new
to the Westlake team, having played left field and center field positions for one year. Her college choices have been narrowed
down to Valdosta State University, Clark Atlanta University or Georgia State University, where she plans to major in secondary
education. Ms. Battle aspires to open her own charter school.



Jasmine Banks, the daughter of Jada and Antwan Banks, has played softball since the second grade and has been a Lady Lions
player for four years. A versatile player, Jasmine plays first base, short-stop, 3rd base, outfield and occasionally fills in as pitcher
when needed. Ms. Banks plans to attend Clark Atlanta University or the University of Georgia and aspires to become a radio
personality.



Congratulations to each of these athletes as they celebrate this important milestone and embark upon their next journey in life. In
all that you do, always "shoot for the stars" and KNOCK THE BALL OUT OF THE PARK!


If you would like to learn more about the Westlake Softball Team or you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact the
Westlake Softball Team Booster Club at whssoftballboosterclub@gmail.com.

Around Town!Next Semester


THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
LOCATION: ATLANTA-FULTON CENTRAL LIBRARY
Earth From Space Exhibit
The exhibition will feature 40 beautifully detailed satellite images of the planet. Earth from Space is organized by the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.



THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
LOCATION: NEW AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE TAVERN
As You Like It
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company opens its 20th anniversary on Peachtree Street with the pastoral comedy - As You Like It.
What will Rosalind have to do to find and keep her Orlando?


THROUGH MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
LOCATION: IMAGINE IT! THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA
The Children's Museum of Atlanta Facebook Contest
Become a fan of Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta on Facebook and enter to win great prizes. Fans can participate in
fun weekly activities for a chance to win prizes ranging from free tickets to the Museum to a Family Membership.



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
LOCATION: MAX LAGER'S AMERICAN GRILL AND BREWERY
Oktoberfest at Max Lager's
Enjoy an Oktoberfest Lager or Pumpkin Wit on Max Lager's Garden Patio during the great Fall di weather.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Metallica
The World Magnetic Tour keeps on rolling. Metallica returns to North America featuring special guests Lamb of God and Gojira.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
LOCATION: THRIVE
Jazz Sundays at Thrive
Jazz Sundays offering half priced sushi rolls Every Sunday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Thrive combines the elements of amazing food &
extensive drink choices at affordable prices within a luxurious Downtown setting.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
LOCATION: CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK
Festival of Lights
Celebrate the Indian Festival of Lights with live music, entertainment and a cultural program. Free henna and face paintings.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
LOCATION: SWEET AUBURN BISTRO
Deluxe Sundays
It's the place where the artistic and fashion-forward intellectuals migrate on a Sunday evening to enjoy exquisite food, good music,
tasteful people, and fine drinks.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
LOCATION: OAKLAND CEMETERY
Sunday in the Park
The Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery. Sunday in the Park is a Victorian
street festival offering fun and entertainment for all ages.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
LOCATION: WORLD TRADE CENTER ATLANTA
2nd Atlanta International Environmental Trade Mission
A forum where Atlanta's economic development stakeholders and international communitys market representatives can exchange
information.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
Downtown Atlanta Walk There Challenge
The Downtown Atlanta Walk There Challenge is a free program encouraging Downtown Atlanta's commuters to focus on physical
activity and walking Downtown as a means of transportation.



TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
LOCATION: GEORGIA DOME
U2 The 360 Tour
Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher to create an innovative 360 degree
design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360 also marks the first time the band has toured in stadiums with
such a unique and original structure.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
LOCATION: WOODRUFF PARK
Wednesdays in Woodruff
Each Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. through October, enjoy live music in Woodruff Park. Take your lunch and sit at the tables and
chairs in open-air pavilion on the south end of the park during Atlanta's great fall weather.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Hawks vs New Orleans - Preseason


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
LOCATION: COMMERCE BUILDING
Arthur Blank Reviews the Atlanta Falcon's Season
Blank, who is credited for turning around the Atlanta Falcon's football program, is also Chairman, President and CEO of AMB
Group, LLC, and Chairman of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
LOCATION: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Silent No More! Candlelight Vigil
The event will raise public awareness, celebrate domestic violence survivors, remember the victims killed in 2008/09, and
commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon perform with special guest White Lies. The band's early music was an upbeat blend of southern rock and garage
rock influences but the band has gradually expanded their sound to include a variety of genres.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
LOCATION: THE WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Cooking with Coke - Virginia Williams
Chef Virginia Willis will inspire you with her authentic, Southern-born recipes featuring Coca-Cola brands as ingredients.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
LOCATION: THE RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Paco Pena
As guitarist, composer, dramatist, producer and artistic mentor, Paco Peña embodies both the authenticity and innovation in
flamenco and has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
LOCATION: GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER
The Pink Party - A Celebration of Survivorship
Celebrate breast cancer survivorship and learn about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
LOCATION: CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK
Light the Night Walk
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, families, friends, neighbors and teams from local businesses
and national companies come together for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk events to bring help and
hope to people battling blood cancers.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
LOCATION: THE BOISFEUILLET JONES ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER
2009 BET Hip Hop Awards
The BET Hip-Hop Awards will be held at Atlanta's Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center on Saturday, October 10 with actor and
comedian Mike Epps as the host. The awards show will be aired on Tuesday, October 27 at 8 P.M.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
LOCATION: WOODRUFF PARK
Heels on Wheels
The Atlanta Bicycle Coaltion invites bikers to glide down Peachtree Street for a night on the town without the hassle of driving and
parking a car.



MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte - Preseason


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
LOCATION: IMAGINE IT! THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ATLANTA
Target Free Second Tuesdays at Imagine It!
Through a sponsorship by Target, admission is free for all visitors during these special hours. The free timed tickets will be
available at the Museum starting at 1 p.m. during each Target Free Second Tuesday, and the Museum will close at 7 p.m.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
LOCATION: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Science on Tap
Join Chief Science Officer, Dr. Bruce Carlson, and Senior Biologist Marj Awai for "Fish Tales from the South Pacific" while
enjoying hors d'oeuvres and beverages in the Ocean's Ballroom.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
LOCATION: WOODRUFF PARK
Movie Night at Woodruff Park
Presented by the Downtown Transportation Management Association, Movie Night in Woodruff Park will feature the film Rush
Hour (starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker).Guests are encouraged to visit the park after work to enjoy an al fresco evening at
the movies.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
LOCATION: THE RITZ-CARLTON, ATLANTA
The Men Stopping Violence Annual Awards Dinner
One Vision, Many Voices: The Men Stopping Violence Annual Awards Dinner recognizes individuals who are leaders in seeking
safety and justice for women.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
LOCATION: CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK
Walk to Cure Diabetes
Help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in their mission to cure juvenile diabetes by registering for the Walk to Cure
Diabetes.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
LOCATION: THE TABERNACLE
David Cross
Atlanta native comedian David Cross is best known for his HBO comedy, Mr. Show, and for his role as the zany Tobias Funke on
popular sitcom, Arrested Development.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
LOCATION: VENTANAS
Pink Power Party
Pink Power is about taking charge of your health and empowering others in our community to do the same. At the Pink Power
Party, Komen Atlanta will honor four Atlanta leaders who share Komen's mission to empower women.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
LOCATION: GEORGIA DOME
Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears
Who can forget the last time these teams met at The Georgia Dome? Ryan to Jenkins with seconds to play and a game-winning
field goal by Jason Elam.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
Last Chance to Vote for Design Excellence Award
October 19 is the last day to vote for your favorite spaces competing for the Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Hawks vs Washington - Preseason


MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
LOCATION: CNN CENTER ATRIUM
Soledad O'Brien Book Signing
Soledad O'Brien will be signing her new book, LATINO IN AMERICA, at The Turner Store at CNN Center.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
LOCATION: THE RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Feed Your Senses
The program features a different artist or speaker each month providing a casual and fun insider's look at their craft.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
LOCATION: LEGAL SEA FOODS
Vina Morande Wine Dinner
Join Bruce Stewart as Legal Sea Foods celebrates a Vina Morande Wine Dinner! Five courses for $75 per person including tax
and gratuity.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Thrashers vs. Washington



THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
The Downtowners
The Downtowners gather each month from 5:30 -8:30 p.m. There is no cost and the first drink is on complimentary. Just show up,
mingle and be a part of some of the most synergized places in Atlanta. Check back for location to be announced soon.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
660 Grand Opening
660 Apartment Homes and developer Egbert Perry cordially invite the public to attend the grand opening reception at 660.
Celebrate with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, music and apartment tours.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
LOCATION: NIKOLAI'S ROOF RESTAURANT
Young Professionals Business Exchange
Mix and mingle at Atlanta Tribune's Young Professionals Business Exchange at Nikolai's Roof Restaurant in the Hilton Atlanta
Hotel.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
LOCATION: THE WORLD OF COCA-COLA
Cooking with Coke - Richard Blais
Chef Richard Blais has worked with the world's most respected chefs, including Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria and Daniel Boulud,
and has studied in world-class restaurants like Chez Panisse and El Bulli


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
LOCATION: OAKLAND CEMETERY
Capturing the Spirit of Oakland - 2009 Halloween
Tours last approximately one hour and will depart from the Bell Tower, which is located in the center of the cemetery. Guests will
also enjoy musical entertainment and fortune telling throughout the evening.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
AC/DC
AC/DC's highly successful Black Ice World Tour returns to the U.S. AC/DC kicked off their Black Ice World Tour in late October
2008, crisscrossing North America and Europe which earned them "Major Tour of the Year" award at the 20th Annual Pollstar
Concert Industry Awards.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
LOCATION: ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
The 15 Project
Atlanta's resident art star Fahamu Pecou hosts this outrageous quarterly event featuring irreverent and informative guests from
Atlanta's arts and culture scene.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
LOCATION: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CENTER
Boots and Blue Jeans
The evening includes cocktails by Grey Goose Vodka, dinner catered by A Legendary Event, music from Blake Wise and a silent
auction. This year's proceeds will support the needs of the Safety Net Mission of Grady Health System and those who are unable
to afford care for themselves


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Thrashers vs. San Jose


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
LOCATION: GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER
HoopAtlanta 3 on 3 Classic
The HOOPATLANTA Classic is more than just a basketball tournament it's a concept that provides youth an opportunity to have
fun while fostering teamwork and sportsmanship ultimately leading to a tremendous source of exercise and physical activity.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
LOCATION: ZOO ATLANTA
Boo at the Zoo
Explore magical paths, sample sweet treats, meet whimsical costume characters and more at Zoo Atlanta's spooktacular seasonal
celebration.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
LOCATION: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Big Splash V: The Masque
Attendees at The Masque, a black tie optional masquerade ball, will enjoy a night of drama and intrigue with live entertainment
from The Neons, sumptuous fare from Wolfgang Puck, special performers, gaming tables and opportunities to win incredible raffle
items in one of Atlanta's most beautiful venues.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
LOCATION: MAX LAGER'S AMERICAN GRILL AND BREWERY
Beer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A fundraiser to benefit the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Dance, drink, and raise money to celebrate Breast Cancer
Awareness Month.


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
LOCATION: CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK
Partnerships In Action Run & Walk
Partnerships In Action is an initiative of the Aga Khan Foundation to raise funds and awareness of some of the poorest areas of
Africa and Asia and help these communities create long-term solutions to poverty.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
KISS Alive 30
Gene Simmons and the crew from KISS along with Buckcherry as special guest are coming to Atlanta at Philips Arena.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
LOCATION: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Aqua Vino
This year's event invites guests to "Sip, Savor and Sea" the wonders of the ocean, in the beautiful backdrop of the world's largest
aquarium, including the grand Oceans Ballroom.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Thrashers vs. Washington


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
LOCATION: THE TABERNACLE
Lenny Kravitz Live!
Lenny Kravitz has explored the influences of 60's and 70's soul, rock, and funk to create a sound that is all his own.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30
LOCATION: PHILIPS ARENA
Atlanta Hawks vs Washington - Preseason


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
LOCATION: GEORGIA AQUARIUM
Georgia A-Scary-Um
The Georgia Aquarium will transform into the Georgia A-Scary-Um to celebrate Halloween. Guests are invited to participate in all-
day trick-or-treating and costume contests at the world's largest aquarium.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
LOCATION: THE RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Los Cenzontles
Los Cenzontles is an eight-member Mexican music ensemble that celebrates the innovation and imagination of Mexican music,
weaving together centuries-old musical traditions with contemporary sounds of the world stage.



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
LOCATION: OAKLAND CEMETERY
5K Run Like Hell Race
Runners will follow a winding course past the monuments and mausoleums of Atlanta's most historic cemetery where notables
such as Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones and Maynard Jackson are buried.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31
LOCATION: ZOO ATLANTA
Boo at the Zoo
Explore magical paths, sample sweet treats, meet whimsical costume characters and more at Zoo Atlanta's spooktacular seasonal
celebration.



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