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Weatherford High School -Nov. 4- Nov. 10- Vol. 2, Ed. 11

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Congrats to our Lady Roos Volleyball - Area Champs!!

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Support our teams! Tag us on Twitter #RooPride

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Varsity Lady Roos Volleyball vs. El Paso @ Andrews High School, Playoff Game TWO

9A/JV/Varsity Lady Roos Basketball @ Abilene Wylie 6:00/6:00/7:30

Thursday, Nov. 9

Varsity Boys & Varsity Girls Golf in Canyon West Classic @ Canyon West GC

JV/9 Lady Roos Basketball in Brock JV/9 Tourney @ Brock HS TBA

Friday, Nov. 10

JV/9 Lady Roos Basketball in Brock JV/9 Tourney @ Brock HS TBA

Varsity Lady Roos Basketball @ Godley HS 5:30

Saturday, Nov. 11

JV/9 Lady Roo Basketball in Brock JV/9 Tourney @ Brock HS TBA

North Texas High School Rodeo hosted by Burleson HS Rodeo Team

*We do our best to post the most up to date schedules, but to double check an athletic schedule, please go to the WISD Athletic site.

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NHS Induction - Monday

Come to this year’s NHS Induction Ceremony to see the new juniors and seniors inducted into the Weatherford High School Chapter of the National Honor Soicety

Monday 7-8:30 p.m. @ Weatherford High School Cafeteria

Basketball Shirts are on Sale

Here is a form if you would like to order a genuine 2017-18 Anna Jefferson-Polk designed and approved Lady Roo Basketball Shirt! Short sleeve is the only one that comes in youth sizes.

Just fill it out, drop it in my mailbox, or “TUB” it over. We will take order up until the 15th of Nov.

The Lady Roos open up the season Saturday afternoon here at the Outback at 2:30, JV at 1pm.

Click here for the order form

Mr. and Miss WHS Spirit

Congratulations to Mr. WHS Spirit Kolby Kerstin and Miss WHS Spirit Anna Jefferson-Polk!

WISD Education Foundation Student Scholar Athlete of the Week

Lady Roo varsity softball player Gracie Davis is this week’s Education Foundation Student Athlete of the Week.

Gracie is a senior and has been on varsity, starting at shortstop, since her freshman year.

She’s played softball since she was 4-years old with Weatherford Little League and later played select softball with the Texas Fusion Organization. Her team has played at USSSA Nationals every year since she was in junior high. She’s also played volleyball, tennis, basketball and track with Weatherford ISD through school and in Community Ed leagues.

She’s been named to the Academic All-District team since her freshman year and also earned Second Team All-District as a freshman. Other post-season awards include being named Defensive Player of the Year during her sophomore year and First Team All-District her junior year.

Gracie plans to play softball in college and pursue a degree in biology, with a goal of becoming a Physician’s Assistant.

Congratulations to Gracie Davis…this week’s Education Foundation Student Athlete of the Week!

Varsity Football, thanks for your dedication and hard work!

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WHS GrassBurr - The Paper With Many Points (official news source of WHS)

Check out our latest story!!

10 Thing To Do in Weatherford For Under $10 written by Grace West, staff writer

Go to to see other great articles about WHS!

McDonald's Scholar Athlete Scholarship Comes To WHS

Congratulations to senior Avery Bullock. She was chosen from all of north Texas as the McDonald's Scholar Athlete of the Week and was awarded with a $1000 check. Way to go, Avery!

Like to Talk?

The Texas Association for Pupil Transportation is sponsoring a Speech Contest for students in grades 9 – 12. The topic for the speech is “My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!” The speech should be between 4 and 6 minutes long and scholarships will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Please see Ms. Hartnett in the Counseling Center if you are interested in entering the speech contest.
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Blue Belles of the Week

Congratulations to these Belles of the Week:

Carsyn Kern- Miss High Kick

Kylie Lewallen- Spirit Belle of the Week

Alexia Palacios- Belle of the Week

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FFA is Selling Meats and Treats!!


Meat and Desert Sale going on now!!

Fresh Country Brochure

Please email me at to place an order.

Make sure to include the following:

-Item Name


-School/ Department

Sale ends 11/9/2017

We will deliver your items to you as soon as they come in, and payment will be due at that time!

Turkey Arrangements by Floral Design!

Thanksgiving Floral Design of the month club. Have a fresh Thanksgiving floral arrangement created by our floral design class delivered to you! Contact Tara McCormick ( to place your order or for any questions. Arrangements are $15 with a $2 delivery charge outside of WHS/NGC. Orders are due by Wednesday November 8th!
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Outreach Club Having a Busy Fall

The Outreach Community Service Club collected about 200 school supplies for the Hurricane Harvey Relief during the month of September.

During October they collected pumpkins, and last week they invited some other students to decorate them with stickers and glitter during MegaLunch.

Last week they helped Student Council Raise money with the food booths​ and plan on raising money by face painting for the Divine Water organization that goes around Africa building water wells or people with little to no access to fresh drinking water.

News from the Fightin' Roo Marching Band

At last week's final home game (11/3) of the season against Fossil Ridge High School, The Fightin' Roo Marching Band and Color Guard pumped up the crowd with their Fall Spirit Show featuring "The Best of Michael Jackson". The band has begun preparing for Region Band auditions and their holiday concerts. ​Below are all important dates for the band program. Please come out and enjoy our last few performances of Fall 2017.

A special shout out to our Senior Band Students, who were also recognized at Friday's Game.

Rachel Bell, Nick Logan, Marissa Beltran, Andy Mayo, Cody Blackmon, Austin Miller, Kyra Bradshaw, Ben Mucino, Madelyn Bryan, Ashley Musick, Audrey Carter, Adam Ortiz, Billy Castillo, Ford Ramirez, Mason Christiansen, Jared Rivera, Madison Cromer, Emily Rowe,

Caleb Farmer, Brittney Russell, Matthew Gilbert, Sam Sanders, Sam Gillespie, Dylan Scripps, Ruben Gomez, Braden Stilwell,Joseph Grauman, Cassie Taylor, Blake Grove, Timothy Tesi, Tanna Hartley, Clara Tolleson, Brannon Heltzel, Xan Watson, Elizabeth Hightower, Duncan Westbrook, Cheyenne Hunt, Lauren White, Kyle Jensen, Caleb Wilcox, Kaitlin Kerfoot, Kathryn Wilson, Logan Layman, and Faith Wimbrow

​​Our Outstanding Freshmen Band members of the week were:

Kayleigh Bateman from the Trombone section and

Cole Gains and Diego Salas from the Tuba section!

The outstanding Guard Member of the week is Cheyenne Hunt,

And the section of the week are… the SENIORS!!!​

Future Dates for the Band and Guard:

Senior Night - November 3rd @ Kangaroo Stadium

Winter Guard Experience Camp - November 6th-9th @ NGC

Winter Guard Auditions - November 10th @ NGC

Veterans Day Parade - November 11th @ NGC

Region Jazz Concert - November 14th @ Aledo HS

Phase 1 Region Brass Auditions - November 28th @Chisholm Trail HS

Phase 1 Region Woodwind and Percussion Auditions - November 20th @ Weatherford HS

Hosting MS Region Band Clinic/Concert - December 1st-2nd @ Weatherford HS

Holiday Parade - December 2nd @ NGC

Phase 2/9th Grade Region Band Auditions - December 9th @ Timber Creek HS

Winter Concert - December 12 in Durant Auditorium @ 7 pm

Spanish Club!

Spanish Club meets again 11/17 during Megalunch B Block

Meet in Miss Briggs’s room – H106

Parents of Sophomores & Juniors - WC Project Opportunity

Please see the linked documents that provide information about the Project Opportunity Scholarship Program for Weatherford College. The deadline for students to sign up for the scholarship is December 1 of the student's junior year of high school.

Project Opportunity Letter to Parents
Project Opportunity A Foundation Scholarship Program

If you have any questions, please contact WHS Counselor Elizabeth Ward at 817-598-2858 extension 3521 or at


This year, the Community Service Club is putting on a Christmas toy drive to benefit our Weatherford ISD students in need. We are accepting donations such as new toys for boys and girls of all ages, wrapping paper, and tape. If you would like to make a difference in our community, please bring your donations to F205 in Mrs. Brown's room between now and December 10th. Thank you for supporting our community!

ASL Sells T-Shirts

ASL t-shirts are on sale for anyone. Check them out!

Go to the link to get yours: ​

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Scholarship Opportunities

EECU Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship: Applications are available in the Counseling Center for the EECU Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship. Six $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors. Three scholarships will be for students intending to enter the field of education and three scholarships will be given to students who are selecting careers outside the education field. The applicant or their parents must be a member of EECU. Applicants may be required to participate in a personal interview. Students will need to fill out an application and enclose a copy of their transcript with their STAAR, ACT, and SAT scores. Students will also need to enclose a letter of recommendation from a teacher and a counselor, and write an essay on “Why I Want to Attend College”. The application deadline is January 31, 2018.

For more scholarship opportunities, click here November Scholarship Newsletter

Career Center Jobs Board

Looking to make some extra money?

Don’t forget to check out the Jobs Board.

Located outside of the Career Center at the top of the K hall stairs.

Come by often as things are always changing.

Like Us on Facebook - WHS GrassBurr

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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

@WHSRooTennis WHS Tennis

@RooCheerWHS WHS Cheerleaders

@WHSRooBand The Mighty Roo Band

@WHSRooTheatre WHS Theatre

@WfordhsChoir WHS Choir

@RooBasketball Men's & Women's Basketball

@WHSRooBaseball WHS Baseball

@WHSRoosSoftball WHS Softball

@ladyroo_soccer WHS Lady Roo Soccer

@WfordRodeoTeam WHS Rodeo Team

@RooWrestling WHS Wrestling

@RooStuCo WHS Student Council

@WHSJWAC WHS Junior World Affairs Council

@WHS_CTE WHS Career & Technological Education

@SpanishClubWISD WHS Spanish Club

@Roos_AV WHS AV Department

@RooStudioWHS WHS Art Department

@WHSMelonVine WHS MelonVine Yearbook news and announcements

@RooCounselors WHS Counselors

@RooLibrary WHS Library

@Number1Roo Dr. Funk, Principal

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


Newsletter created by Journalism 1 students. This edition edited by Danika Stoppa & Alli Williams.