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Weatherford High School - Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2017 - Vol. 3

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Go support our teams! Tweet your support with #RooPride

Monday, January 30

V/JV Softball v. Aledo (scrimmage) @HOME (Hall Middle) 5:00/7:15

Tuesday, January 31

Boys & Girls Basketball - BYE

Girls Soccer - OPEN

V Boys Soccer - OPEN

JV2/JV1 Boys Soccer @ Midlothian Heritage 4:30/TBA

JV Tennis @ Arlington High 8:00 am

Friday, February 3

9A/9B/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Abilene High @WHS 6:00/4:30/4:30/7:30

JV/V/9A Girls Basketball vs. Abilene High @WHS 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer vs. Abilene High @ WHS 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Abilene High Shotwell Stadium 6:00/7:30

V/JV Boys & Girls Wrestling @ Arlington Bowie, Bowie HS 7:00 am

Varsity Tennis @ Arlington HS 8:00 am

NTHS Rodeo Assoc. competes in Saginaw, hosted by Granbury/Birdville HS Rodeo Teams

Saturday, February 4

V Softball vs. Eaton @ HOME (Hall MS) 10:00 am

JV Softball @ Richland 10:00 am

NTHS Rodeo Assoc. competes in Saginaw, hosted by Granbury/Birdville HS Rodeo Teams

Project Graduation General Meeting MONDAY NIGHT

Monday, Jan. 30th, 6pm

WHS cafeteria

This meeting is for Senior students and parents to plan and prepare for the post-graduation senior event.

Roos New Head Football Coach

Welcome to WHS, Coach Mathis!

Weatherford ISD school board members unanimously hired Billy Mathis, as the new Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director for the Weatherford High School Kangaroos in a Special Meeting on January 28, 2017 held in the District Services Building Boardroom. Coach Mathis is currently the defensive coordinator for Aledo High School.

“We are very pleased to announce Billy Mathis as Weatherford High School’s head football coach,” WISD Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Hanks said. “Coach Mathis is excited to be a part of our Kangaroo family and is committed to building a winning program.”

“Coach Mathis has been a life-long resident of Parker County and is committed to developing a championship football program at the high school and middle school levels,” WISD Executive Director of Athletics Richard Scoggin said. “His experience will help us take our football program to the next level.”

Coach Mathis was the defensive coordinator for Aledo’s state championship football teams in 2013, 2014, and 2016.

In the coming weeks, Coach Mathis will be visiting with coaches and students to prepare for the spring season.


The deadline to be GUARANTEED a yearbook is January 31st. Extras will be ordered, but once they sell out, we can't get any more. Last year we SOLD OUT before delivery! Order your copy TODAY! Go to now. You know you want one!

Thursday Vintage Supports the Cheerleaders, You Should Too!

Enjoy dinner with the family and view images of our WHS students from their Creative Shoot with Studio- 73 in the museum on Thursday, February 2nd. Please don't forget to donate to your favorite image, all proceeds benefit the WHS UIL Cheerleaders. As always, we are so thankful for your support.

New Courses Offered!-Deadline Friday

New Course Offerings for 2017-2018

If students are interested in taking the course(s), they need to see their counselor before February 3 to add it to their course selections in Career Cruising.

Check Out the Latest News & Reviews on WHS GrassBurr

Current featured articles are "Luke Wade[s] Into The Depths of Pop" by staff writer Kaleb Engel, and "Seniors Anticipate A Life Beyond High School" by staff writer Kenzie Ballard.

WHS Supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Communities in Schools is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for patients with blood cancers. Please donate online under Weatherford High School or bring your spare change into the CIS classroom (G219). We are looking forward to showing the community how much Weatherford High School cares about raising awareness!

Read all about how students Michelle Guerrero and Diana Ramirez are helping this cause in memory of their friend Randy Gutierrez in the Weatherford Democrat.

"Investing" Their Time On Money

Dollars and Sense class will be taking a field trip to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing facility on February 28th. Students will receive a hands-on experience walking though the exhibit to learn about U.S. currency and will see where billions of dollars are made. ​

Cheer Tryouts Rapidly Approaching

Cheerleading try-outs are coming up on March 10th!

If you are interested in trying out for cheerleader, mascot, cheer manager, or cheer guard , then see either Ms. Shedlock in room H211 or Ms. Briggs in room K108. There will also be some try-out packets in the front office!

I've Been Accepted... Way to go, Roos!

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Senior Selfies

StuCo Red, White, & Roo want to recognize YOU. As soon as you get accepted to a college, take a selfie with your acceptance letter and tag #RoosGoTo and then hashtag your college/technical school/military branch.

This week we congratulate Grayson Pleasant!

We'll be on the lookout for you and your amazing achievement!

Check out the Job Board!

Located at the top of the K Hall Stairs outside of the Career Center

Need a part time job? Check out the Jobs Board for the latest information on who’s hiring!

Scholarship Information

Seniors: Be sure to check out the new scholarship website – E-Scholarships USA. Go to User name: weatherford, Password: weatherford

Available Scholarships

Attention Seniors – Scholarship season is here! Did you know that last year’s senior class was awarded over $3.5 million dollars in scholarships? Let’s make this year the best year ever for scholarship awards. Many scholarships have deadlines coming up right away. Scholarships are available for all students who have a desire to attend college. Go to the Counseling Office often to get the latest information on scholarships and pick up applications.

The Zonta Club of Parker County offers scholarships to deserving High School and college students who reside in Parker County. Please share this opportunity as well as the opportunity to apply for Zonta International scholarships with your eligible students. The deadline for applications for the local scholarship is March 1, 2016. Information on the scholarships and the application process can be found online at or in the attached a brochure that may be copied and distributed to eligible students.

Weatherford Educational Support Association (WESA) is offering scholarship opportunities for all seniors. Click here for application.

For more scholarships available go to WHS Scholarship Newsletter.

Like Us on Facebook - WHS GrassBurr

Click here to find our WHS GrassBurr Facebook page.

Connect With WHS on Twitter

For up-to-date news including class relocations, sports updates, weather information, and more, follow:


Some other specific sports teams and organizations you might be interested in are:

@RooPride Roo Football Coaches

@WHSRooFootball WHS Football

@WHSLadyRooVB WHS Volleyball

@WHSBlueBelles Blue Belles

@WHSRooCheer WHS Cheerleaders

@WHSRooBand The Mighty Roo Band

@WHSRooTheatre WHS Theatre

@RooBasketball Men's & Women's Basketball

@WHSRooBaseball WHS Baseball

@WHSRoosSoftball WHS Softball

@WfordRodeoTeam WHS Rodeo Team

@RooWrestling WHS Wrestling

@RooStuCo WHS Student Council

@WHSJWAC WHS Junior World Affairs Council

@WHS_CTE WHS Career & Technological Education

@Roos_AV WHS AV Department

@WHSMelonVine WHS MelonVine Yearbook news and announcements

@RooPrincipal Mrs. Dowd

Last and certainly not least, check out #RooPride and #WhyWISD to see all the reasons why we bleed blue!

About Us

Newsletter created by Journalism 1 students.

This edition Edited/Designed by Wilson Baker and Elizabeth Manzano.