The Boomer

Weatherford High School - Oct. 9 - Oct. 15 - Vol. 2, Ed. 7

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WHS Suffers Terrible Loss Over The Weekend...

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Support our teams! Tag us on Twitter #RooPride

Tuesday, Oct. 10

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball v. Haltom @ WHS 5:30/6:30/5:30/6:30

Tennis - BYE

Thursday, Oct. 12

JV Football vs. Keller Timber Creek @ Kangaroo Stadium 5:30/7:00

Freshman Football @ Keller Timber Creek 5:30/7:00

Tennis - BYE

Friday, Oct. 13

Varsity Football @Keller Timber Creek, KISD Athletic Comp. 7:30

9B/9A/V/JV Volleyball @ Timber Creek 5:30/6:30/5:30/6:30

Cross Country in District 3-6A @ Haltom, The Bluff

North Texas High School Rodeo Assoc. - hosted by LD Bell High School

Saturday, Oct. 14

North Texas High School Rodeo Assoc. - hosted by LD Bell High School

*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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HoCo Queen Avery Bullock & HoCo King J.R. Wise

WHS Homecoming Court

Senior Tribute Yearbook Ads

Let your Senior know how much they mean to you!

Step 1 -- Click here to purchase your ad online

Step 2 -- Click here for the SENIOR TRIBUTE AD AGREEMENT FORM (print, fill out, and return to WHS Room F210)

Parents and families have treasured creating these personalized dedications for their Roo high school seniors for literally decades in the WHS MelonVine yearbook.

Give your Senior words of support and encouragement that they can keep in their hearts and in their yearbook forever. Senior Tribute ads are available on a first come, first serve basis and price is dependent on the size of the Senior Tribute ad.

$350 - full page color ad
$225 - ½ page color ad
$125 - ¼ page color ad
$75 - ⅛ page color ad

Parents and families can purchase the ads easily and conveniently through 24/7 through Friday, October 27th, or you may pay by check to “WHS Yearbook” and give to Mrs. Gilley at WHS Room F210.

All dedications and photographs are due to the Student Publications Room F210 by Monday, October 30th at the latest (the earlier the better for our staff).


Go to to order YOURS now at the cheapest price of the year $75 through OCTOBER 31ST.

This book has SOLD OUT the last two years. Missing the $75 price, now THAT'S scary!

WHS Fall Choir Concert Tuesday

Come on out and enjoy! October 10th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Durant Auditorium. Admission is free.

October Floral Design Arrangements - deadline Thursday

It's time for the Halloween order for the Floral Design of the month club. They will receive a fresh “spooky” arrangement created by the Floral Design classes.

$15 for the arrangement and $2 to deliver outside the high school or NGC. Please send all orders and checks to Tara McCormick ( Money can go into her box at either the NGC or High School!

Click here for Order Form!

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

Be sure to check out the latest stories of Weatherford High!

Ally’s Book Nook: “The Rain” by Alli Williams

Summer 2017 Movie Review by Grace West

Go to

WHS FCCLA Offers New Spirit Threads

The much anticipated WHS FCCLA Fancloth fundraiser is finally here!!

Now is your chance to order some of the best Roo Spirit wear items of 2017!

This year, the ordering process is MUCH easier. You can order directly from the site with a credit card- therefore you don't have to worry about sending your order to WHS. You can do it all in one place! And the best part is that you are helping some wonderful kiddos be able to attend region and national competitions.

Below is the link that will take you to the fancloth site for the FCCLA fundraiser. Please enter the adviser's name (Jennifer Pool) as the student/athlete you are ordering on behalf of when you check out. The support still goes to the kiddos- but it allows Mrs.Pool to be able to sort and get your order to you.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Ordering ends next Friday- October 13! So don't delay- get your order in today so that you aren't sad when everyone has amazing new Roo items and you don't!

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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, every October the Lady Roo Volleyball Program coordinates Weatherford High School’s PINK OUT initiative as their way of giving back to the community. We have been very fortunate in the past with the support provided by not only the volleyball players & parents, but students & parents of all WISD schools, the WISD staff and the Weatherford community. We are hoping for your support again this year by asking you to order your PINK OUT apparel today. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts will be donated to the Parker County Health Foundation and will be designated for mammograms in Parker County. Please help us “PINK OUT” Weatherford on October 20th by joining us for the PINK OUT Pep Rally at 9:00am in the Main Gym, the PINK OUT Lady Roo Volleyball Game at 5:30 in the Main Gym and the PINK OUT Football Game at 7:30 at Roo Stadium. On behalf of all the Lady Roos and my staff, we thank you in advance for your support of this very worthy cause!

Nicholas Gay
Head Coach, WHS Lady Roo Volleyball

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WHS Annual College & Career Fair

Wednesday, October 25th

1:00 – 3:00

Gyms A & B

Students may bring a bar code to be used to scan their information to avoid having to fill out multiple info cards.

Below are the instructions:

Click “Students Register Now” (You’ve done this before? Don’t repeat, just choose “update account”. You’ll need to be able to access your email to get your username and password)


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Click on the state of Texas

Select TACRAO (10/23/2017 – 10/27/2017)


Fill out all required information (be sure to use the “High School Name” link to find WHS)

Agree to the terms


Print Bar Code

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News from the Fightin' Roo Marching Band

At last week's Homecoming game (10/2) against the Keller Central High School, The Fightin' Roo Marching Band and Color Guard had another fantastic run of their 2017 production of "Fly to Paradise". They also traveled to Springtown for their first marching contest of the season on Saturday where they won:

4th place Overall in Prelims with a Division 1 Rating

3rd place in Percussion Standstill

5th place in Color Guard Standstill

6th place Overall in Finals

Upcoming Contests will be:

Don Hanna Memorial Marching Contest in Denton, TX - October 14th

UIL Region Marching Band Competition at Chisholm Trail HS - October 17th

​Our Outstanding Freshmen Band members of the week are:

Grace Donaldson from the trumpet section and

Eli Rogers from the Trombone section!

The outstanding Guard Member of the week is Caleb Wilcox,

And the section of the week is… The Flutes!!!​

Family and Consumer Science CTE @ Brock Country Day

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Congratulations to the Cast of The Little Mermaid

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Blue Belles of the Week

Spirit Belle of the week Maya McCoy, Belle of the week Torrye Modgling,, and Miss High Kick of the week Jenna Pinder. Excellent work, ladies!

WISD Education Foundation Student Scholar Athlete of the Week

Each week during the football season the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation honors a Student Athlete of the Week on the 102.5 Chuck FM broadcast of The End Zone. The 4th week's Student Scholar Athlete of the Week is Roos baseball player Mason Hilton.

Mason has been playing baseball for 13 years and has been a team member on the varsity Kangaroo baseball team for four years as a pitcher. He also plays club ball for the Arlington A’s. Mason has received several offers for baseball scholarships but has not committed yet.

He’s also received numerous awards and recognitions including:
• District 3-6A and Parker County 1st Team Pitcher
• 2016-17 Pitcher of the Year
• Academic All-District
• Selected to play in 2017 WWBA 17u National Championship All Tournament
• 2016 WWBA World Championship All-Tournament Team
• 2016 WWBA Under Class World Championship All-Tournament
• 2016 WWBA 16u National Championship All-Tournament
• 2017 selected New York Mets to play in the Prospect Showcase

Mason was also named Student of the Year in Political Science at Weatherford High School.

Congratulations to Mason Hilton…this week’s Education Foundation Student Athlete of the Week!

News from Cross Country

Cross Country team ran in the Granbury Invitational last Friday and placed 9th out of 21 teams. Austin Christmas placed 2nd. Michael Dinkins and Chris Trejo had good runs as well.

The ladies did great as well. Sadie Tharp placed 6th and Gina Limon 12th overall.

They will run next Friday in the District Meet at "The Bluff" in Haltom. Good luck to our Running Roos!

Congrats to the Lady Roos Golf Team

The Lady Roos took a 2nd place finish at the The Fossil Ridge Invitational recently. Way to go!

TSA Official News

Texas Technology Student Association is part of a national organization devoted to the needs of students in various career classes here at Weatherford High School. We are proud of our consistently high rankings at regional and state competitions every year. October is traditionally our membership recruitment and enrollment month.

WHS TSA members work individually or as teams in such areas as:
• Desktop Publishing • Animation • Website Design • Communication •
•Dragster Design • Flight Challenge • Film Technology • CAD •
• 3D Modeling • Architecture • Extemporaneous Speaking • Welding •
• Engineering • Construction • Radio Controlled Transportation •
•Photography • Debate • Scientific Visualization •

With such diverse events, any student can explore different fields and find something they are passionate about. TSA allows students to get a taste of real life experiences, such as impromptu problem solving, developing a resume, and working as a team to achieve a common goal. These are the kinds of skills that you will use constantly throughout your life.

Students - ask your participating Career and Technology instructor about Mega Lunch Meetings. Any student enrolled in Career and Technology courses (past or present) is eligible for membership. Dues are $25.00 per year and payable in October.

Education Foundation Event – A Taste for Education

The Education Foundation is looking for men who can cook to participate in our new community event/fundraiser on Saturday, October 21. See the attached file for more information.

A Taste for Education is a casual, fun, and community event where local businessmen, school staff, city officials, and community members come together to show off their culinary expertise to raise funds for the Weatherford ISD Education Foundation. Community chefs decorate their booths and prepare 2 oz. samples of their favorite recipe in one of three categories – appetizer, entrée, or dessert and serve them to guests. Our guests will be invited to taste all the samples they can eat and then vote for their favorite appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Winning chefs are announced at the end of the event.

Tickets to this fun event are $40 and may be purchased at .

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Texas Voter Registration - YOUR VOTE COUNTS

To be eligible to register in Texas, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a resident of the county;
  • be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months);
  • not a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.

Online Voter Registration link

Scholarship Opportunities

“Make the U” (Haz La U) Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Thirty-one grants for $2,000 - $15,000 will be awarded. Students must be of Hispanic descent, have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, submit an application, and submit one short essay. Go to to apply online. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2017.

Coca-Cola Scholarship. Seniors who had a 3.0 GPA by the end of their junior year are eligible for this achievement-based scholarship of $20,000. The awards are based on character, personal merit, and a demonstrated commitment to service. The deadline is October 31, and students need to apply online at

For other Scholarship Opportunities click on the October Scholarship Letter link.

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

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

@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

@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!