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Weatherford High School - Dec. 11- Dec. 17 - Vol. 2, Ed. 15

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Tuesday, December 12

JV/V/9A Girls Basketball @ Haltom HS 4:30/6:00/7:30

9A/JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Peaster @ WHS 4:30/6:00/7:30

Friday, December 15

JV/V/9A Girls Basketball @ Keller Central HS 4:30/6:00/7:30

V/JV Boys Wrestling @ EMS Saginaw HS 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 16

Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Salado in AT&T Center-San Antonio 1:15 pm

Varsity Boys & Girls Wrestling @ EMS Saginaw HS 9:00 am

North Texas High School Rodeo Association - winter break, no rodeo scheduled

*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.

Looking For A Last Minute Gift Idea?

Give the gift that your student will keep for a lifetime: the YEARBOOK!!

On sale NOW through December 31st for only $85!


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TUESDAY Band - Holiday Concert

Tuesday Night 7:00 pm in the Durant Auditorium

You and your family will not want to miss this!

Also, in other news:

​​The Following students competed and were selected for the Region 30 All-Region Bands. Please congratulate them on a job well done. Students marked with a "*" advanced to the Area level of competition on January 13 for a chance to make it to State.

Symphonic Band
Jenny Smith - 8th Chair Flute
Madison Cromer* - 1st Chair Bass Clarinet
Drake Rogers* - 4th Chair Trumpet
Sam Shaw* - 3rd Chair Trombone
Mason Christiansen - 7th Chair Trombone
Sawyer Blackwell* - 2nd Chair Euphonium

Concert Band
​Jasmine Garcia - 6th Chair Flute
Nidhi Patel - 1st Chair English Horn
Katie Parks - 7th Chair Clarinet
Erykah Gieb - 11th Chair Clarinet
Leigh O'Neil - 2nd Chair Bass Clarinet
Connor Bezio - 3rd Chair Alto Saxophone
Adam Ortiz - 1st Chair Trombone
Caleb Farmer - 2nd Chair Tuba
J.T. Baker - 5th Chair Percussion

Freshman Band
Audrey Waldron - 10th Chair Flute
Kayleigh Bateman - 7th Chair Trombone
Cole Gaines - 1st Chair Tuba
Diego Salas - 5th Chair Tuba

THURSDAY Choir - Holiday Concert

Thursday Night 7:00 pm in the Durant Auditorium

Yes, it's that time again! Come start your holiday season off right with the singing of great carols seemingly sung by angels.

In Season Pep Rally on Friday 9am

Friday morning, there will be an in season pep rally to celebrate and encourage our WHS Basketball, wrestling, tennis, and soccer teams!

AP English Practice Exam #1 Saturday

Saturday morning 8am in the WHS Cafeteria
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2017-2018 Weatherford High School Exemption Policy

The Weatherford High School exemption policy is based on attendance and semester grade average. This policy affects final exams in both semesters of the school year in grades 9-12. Each class and semester stands on its own.

Student Attendance on Exam Day(s): Students must be present on the exam day(s) for the duration of the exam period(s) for which the exemption is received. If a student fails to attend class during the period the exam is given, the student will receive a zero for the final exam and be required to make up the exam on a date arranged through the WHS Administration.

For ALL final exam exemptions, the following criteria must be met:

  • Students must not have had any discipline infractions this semester which have led to ISS, OSS, DAEP or higher consequences.
  • Student cannot owe a fine or fee at the time of finals.
  • Students must have a semester average of an 80 and no more than 3 unexcused absences in the class.

Excused and Unexcused Absences:

  • Excused absences for the purposes of exemptions include college visits, court appearances, religious holidays, medical absences excused with a doctor’s note (NOT a parent’s note), and school-related absences.
  • For exemption purposes, three tardies to a class will equal one absence for that class.
  • With prior approval from High School administration, Juniors and Seniors may take two college excused college days each school year.
  • The following codes in Skyward represent unexcused absences for the purposes of exemptions:

N-EN, U-U, U-UP, U-UT, A

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Students are allowed to exempt certain finals if they meet the specific criteria and one of the criteria is attendance. In order to have correct information concerning students' attendance, all documentation must be turned in to the attendance office by Friday, December 15. This would include medical appointment notes, bereavement documentation, etc. If a student questions an absence in a specific class, they should contact the teacher for clarification.

If you have any questions, please contact the Attendance Office at 817-598-2858 extension 3503.

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

Check out our latest stories!

Reading the Write Way, a profile of staff writer Alli Williams, by guest writer, Victoria Solis

Does “Reputation” Have a Bad Rep? by Jade Hebbert - Editor, and staff writers Alli Williams and Grace West

"The moment that so many diehard Swifties and eager critics had waited for nearly 3 years had come- the arrival of Reputation." Find out what our staff thought about it!

Go to to see other great articles about WHS!

Little Mermaid Shirts On Sale NOW

We are taking pre-orders for The Little Mermaid​ show shirts. Follow the link below to submit your order via Google Form. Orders are due by December 15th.

Please make plans to see the production in January and support all of the kids' hard work!

Optimist Texan/Texanne of the Month Named

Please congratulate the following students who are Optimist Texan/Texanne of the Month for January and February:

Torrye Modgling

Zach Swain

Morgan Dunn

Ethan Irsik

So proud of each of you!

Life-Saving Blood Drive A Success

Way to go, Roo Nation!

The blood drive on Friday had a terrific turnout. Here are the results:

78 participants

7 deferrals

57 whole blood

22 double red cell

3 plasma

Grand total of 82 units of life-saving blood!​

Special thanks to HST Instructor, Patricia Hoffman RN, BSN

ASL Serves Elementary Students

The ASL Club sent a Christmas tree, some ornaments, and some school supplies to a Deaf Ed program at Matzke Elementary in Houston, Texas as a service project last week.

Pictured are senior Clara Tolleson and junior Ashlee Stanford.

Roos giving back!

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Scholarship Opportunities

Burger King Scholarship: Scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $50,000 are available for students based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Applicants must have a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be planning to attend a two-year college, a four-year college, or a vocational-technical school. Go to for more information about the scholarship and an online application.

AXA Achievement Scholarships: Students who have ambition and determination to reach their goals are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Scholarships for $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000 will be awarded. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Go to for more information and to apply for the scholarship.

For more scholarship opportunities, click here December 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.

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@WHSRooTennis WHS Tennis

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@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!