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!
WHS GrassBurr - The Paper With Many Points (official news source of WHS)
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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.
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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 www.CatalystPrep.com 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.
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:
- Score resources for educators - Resources to share information with students and families (e.g. PPT, Handouts, Information in Spanish, Videos, etc.)
- Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy for students – Customized practice plan, interactive practice, instant feedback, SAT essay practice, 8 practice tests with essay (scored for free).
- Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy resources for educators – Information for educators, promotional resources, resources to help students link accounts, best practices, etc.
- There are also resources available on our counselor website
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 SMART-PAY.com 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 bit.ly/MVYB18 NOW!
40 Books Left For Sale
27 School Days Left until Distribution
#Collegiance = Possible Cash Prizes
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.
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.
PROM Tickets STILL AVAILABLE
Hey Seniors, Prom tickets are now $100 per ticket. You can purchase your ticket online at weatherfordisd.revtrak.net 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all.
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
WHS College Day At WC Registration Link
Weatherford High School Preview Day
April 12, 2018 - 8:30am
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)
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
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.
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
@WHSRooDECA WHS DECA
@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!