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Weatherford High School - April 9 - 15 - Vol. 2, Ed. 29

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Monday, April 9

JV Baseball vs. Haltom @ NGC 6:00

9th Baseball @ Haltom HS 6:00

Tuesday, April 10

Varsity Baseball @ Haltom HS 7:30

Varsity/JV Softball vs. Abilene @ Hall MS 4:30/6:30

Friday, April 13

Varsity Baseball (Senior Night) vs. Haltom @ NGC 7:30

Varsity (Senior Night)/JV Softball vs. Keller HS @ Hall MS 5:00/7:00

JV Tennis TBD

Saturday, April 14

JV Baseball @ Haltom HS 10:00

9th Baseball vs. Haltom @ NGC 10:00

*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.

Cosmetology I Parent/Student Meetings

We are offering two parent meetings (choose 1 to attend) for students who will be taking Cosmetology I next year.

These meetings are extremely important so please make every effort to be there.

Tuesday, April 10 @ 6:30 NGC Cafeteria (enter through the north door)


Tuesday, April 17 @ 6:30 NGC Cafeteria (enter through the north door)

Any questions? Contact Lori Lindsey at 817-598-2858 ext 3526.

See you there!

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YOGA club. It’s a new club that meets in the mirror room in gym A on Wednesday’s during A block of mega. We do a 15-20 minute yoga flow. Students need to bring a mat or a towel. They can follow the group on Remind by texting @RooYoga to 81010. Come check us out!

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School Safety Under Review by Jade Hebbert, Editor in Chief

Regardless of where you stand on this issue, it is up to you- to all of us- to keep learning, keep speaking, keep listening, keep understanding, and keep searching for a solution to save as many lives as we can. It is imperative that we continue this conversation. READ MORE »»

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Senior Keepsake Project Is Back!

Seniors, this announcement is for you!

The MelonVine Yearbook staff has finished the yearbook, and we’re moving on to our last project of the year...Senior Keepsakes!

What is a Senior Keepsake, you may be asking? Well, it’s an 8” x 10” photo collage of senior pictures that WE take of YOU. Then we give you the collage and digital access to the photos for FREE for helping us improve our photography and PhotoShop skills.

Here’s how it works: You come by Mrs. Gilley’s room, F210 to let us know you want to participate; we’re going to take the first 20 seniors to sign up. Our appointments will fill up fast, so don’t wait!

We will shoot all pictures here on campus, during school time by appointment. Then we’ll give you digital access to all the images of you and the free 8” x 10” Senior Keepsake collage of the best photos that we create especially for you!

This will be our third year for this project, and these Senior Keepsake collages turn out beautifully. Come by room F210 today and sign up! The deadline for signing up is this Friday (April 13th) unless our appointment slots fill up first.


OutSmart The SAT

Learn Go-To Strategies for Every Question on the New SAT

SAT Bootcamp at Weatherford High School - Just $175 Per Student

The SAT and ACT are boring exams, but learning to ace them doesn't have to be. At Catalyst, we take the actual SAT and ACT every time they're given to gain insider knowledge of these exams, and we pass our expertise to students with patience, understanding, and a welcome sprinkling of humor and creativity.

Catalyst’s two-day SAT Bootcamp arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test so they can march into the SAT with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

SAT Bootcamp at Weatherford High School

Saturday, April 14th, 9am - 1pm


Sunday, April 15th, 1pm - 5pm

(Students attend all days.)

Tuition is just $175. To enroll visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at800.235.0056. The deadline to enroll in this special prep opportunity is Wednesday, April 11th.

Enroll Here!

Khan Academy SAT Practice

WHS students have access to FREE, personalized Official SAT Practice through Khan Academy. This year, KA have launched enhancements such as more practice tests, coaching tools for educators so they can monitor usage and progress, and a tool to help students practice for the essay.

Now is the perfect time to help students get connected to Khan so they can prepare for college admissions testing in the spring and summer. Khan has research that shows students who spent an average of 20 hours with Khan increased their SAT score an average of 115 points.

Here are some resources for students:

Blue Belles In Paradise

Don't miss your chance to see the Blue Belle Spring Show, April 13 & 14 at 7 PM in the Durant Auditorium.
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Because we have SOLD OUT of YEARBOOKS the last TWO years, the MelonVine staff made the decision to order FORTY EXTRA BOOKS.

How do YOU get one? Easy...

They are ON SALE NOW for $95 at until they are GONE!

Don’t miss out on this FINAL OPPORTUNITY to get a yearbook. They are going to be

amazingly awesome, super cool, and freakishly great!!

Just go to NOW!

40 Books Left For Sale

27 School Days Left until Distribution

#Collegiance = Possible Cash Prizes

For Students: The annual #Collegiance Campaign for students has launched. #Collegiance celebrates high school students making their college decision by encouraging them to pledge their #Collegiance on Instagram. Students who create an original and creative Instagram video, Boomerang, or photo will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 cash prizes. The winners will be selected by media and film professors from College Board member institutions. Student submissions are due on May 15, 2018. You can find more information about the competition here:

Weatherford AP art and Photography Students Win Awards!

The Weatherford art Association and the Doss Heritage Center are pleased to announce the opening of the Parker County Student Art Show beginning March 13 and running through April 5 at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center at 1400 Texas St. The show is comprised of art students from 8 local school districts and home school, 12 contributing teachers and schools, and over 240 art students from grades 6-12. Participating schools are Aledo HS, Aledo Daniels Ninth Grade Center, WHS, Weatherford Ninth Grade Center, Tison MS, Hall MS, Poolville HS, Brock HS, Peaster MS, Springtown MS, Millsap HS and MS, Trinity Christian Academy and one area home schooled student. Reception will be held at the Doss Heritage Center last Thursday (April 6th) at 6pm and the work will be on display until Tuesday, April 10th.

Advanced Placement Category:

2nd Sarah Self

3rd Sydney Staples.​

Photography Category:

1st Madison Ringo,

2nd Jack French

3rd Connor Payne

NGC Art & Commercial Photography Winners

The NGC Art & Commercial Photography classes had a LOT of winners at the Weatherford Art Association Student Art Contest. Please congratulate the following students on their awards.

Art 1, Second Place Melanie Ramirez,

Art 2, Second Place Micheala Bosco, Honorable Mention Maggie Hull, Tra Tran & Isabella Vandygriff.

Sculpture, Second Place Brallan Garcia, Third Place Isabella Vandygriff, Honorable mention Maggie Hull.

Photography, Honorable Mention Chloe Clark and Beau Morrison.

Great job!

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Hey Seniors, Prom tickets are now $100 per ticket. You can purchase your ticket online at or you can come to the front office to use cash or check to purchase your ticket. If you purchase them online, you need to bring a copy of your receipt as well as the Student Information Sheet from the packet to the front office. Also, please make sure you answer the Transportation Question that was sent to you from Mrs. Gonzalez on a google form to your school email. We need to know how many buses we will need to provide transportation back to Weatherford after prom. Email Mrs. Gonzalez at if you have any questions at all.

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Project Prom Contract

Click here to access the 2018 Project Prom Contract

CEF Construction Job Fair

Attention Current Seniors!

Not sure what your plans are after high school? Interested in learning more about the Construction Industry?

Join us for the CEF Construction Job Fair

Thursday, April 19th 5:30-7:30 pm


Construction Education Foundation

1401 W. Royal Lane

DFW Airport, TX 75261

WHS will provide transportation, if needed.

Bring a resume!

Parents may attend as well.

Stop by the Career Center to sign up by April 4th or contact Lori Lindsey at 817-598-2858 x3526

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WHS College Day At WC Registration Link

Weatherford High School Preview Day


April 12, 2018 - 8:30am


Weatherford College
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76080


Online Registration form:

Tours start from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Track & Field District Meet Results

The Girls Track Team competed in the District Track Meet recently and had several athletes qualify to move on to the area meet. Please congratulate these ladies!

Sadie Tharp- 1st in 3200m and 4th in 1600m

Jayla Schultz- 2nd in Triple Jump and 3rd in Long Jump

Guadalupe Solorozano- 3rd in discus

Tyler Bowman- 2nd in pole vault and 4th in long jump

Jazmin Brownlee- 3rd in 100 hurdles

4 x 100 m relay finished 4th (Tatum Wright, Jayla Schultz, Logan Loran and Julia Jones)

These ladies will participate in the Area meet next week.

The Boys Track Team results:

Tex Ejere 2nd in the triple jump.

Isaiah Ingram 4th in the shot out

Jared Ford 2nd in discus

Austin Christmas 1st in the 800 and 3rd in the 1600 meter runs.

Click here for the UIL District 3-6A Championship all results.

Lady Roo Volleyball Camp

Lady Roo Volleyball would like to invite you to our 2018 Volleyball Camp. Thanks for the support this year.

Learn the Lady Roo VB way at volleyball camp. Family, Fun, Competitive.

2018 District Champions

2018 Bi-District Champions

2018 Area Champions

2018 Regional Quarterfinal Champions

2018 Regional Semi-finalist (First Time in School History)

Click here for Lady Roo Volleyball Camp flyer

When: June 4th-7th

Where: WHS Gym

Time: 9:00 – 11:00am (1st-6th Grade)

12:00 – 2:30pm (7th-9th Grade)


Register Online:


Pay online:

Band Blast

Upcoming Dates for the WHS Band and Color Guard:

UIL Concert/Sight-reading Contest - April 18-19th @ Burleson HS

Spring Band Trip to Corpus Christi - April 20-22nd

Spring Concert - May 22nd @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

State Solo and Ensemble Contest - May 25-26th @ UT Austin

Graduation Performance - June 4th

Rodeo Parade - June 6th @ NGC (Meet at 4:30 pm, pick up at Cherry Park by 5:30 pm

June Band Camp – June 4th-8th @ WHS (8:00-11:00 and 12:30-3:30)

Summer Band Starts July 30th​

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students, if you are planning to take a dual credit class next year, you may be eligible for the Texas Bank Scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must agree to perform 20 hours of community service per semester and also have a financial need. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to turn in the application is April 19. You will need to turn in a copy of your TSI scores with your application. If you need more information about taking the TSI, please see your counselor.

Weatherford Optimist Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a senior that has at least a 2.5 GPA and will be attending Weatherford College. Finalists may be invited to have a personal interview. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply is May 1.

Pure Truth Scholarship: Two $1,000 scholarships are available for Parker County graduating seniors who have had a positive influence on their peers based on their character and integrity. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale, complete an application, enclose five letters of recommendation based on character, enclose a copy of their transcript, agree to a personal interview, and write a personal essay of 600 words or less. The essay topic is “How have you been a change agent of positive influence on your peers?” Students may pick up an application in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply April 12, 2018.

For more scholarship opportunities, click on April 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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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

@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!