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Weatherford High School - Sept. 25 - Oct. 1 - Vol. 2, Ed. 5

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Tuesday, Sept. 26

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball @ Abilene HS 5:30/6:30/5:30/6:30

Varsity Tennis @ Haltom HS 4:30


JV Football v. Keller High @ Kangaroo Stadium 5:30/7:00

Freshman Football @ Keller HS 5:30/7:00

Thursday, Sept. 28

Varsity Football @ Keller High (KISD Athletic Complex) 7:00

JV Tennis v. Haltom @ WHS 4:30

Friday, September 29

9B/9A/V/JV Volleyball @ Keller HS 5:30/6:30/5:30/6:30

Varsity Boys Golf in Glen Rose Fall Invitational @ Squaw Valley, Glen Rose

North Texas High School Rodeo Assoc. - hosted by Trinity

Saturday, September 30

Cross Country in the McNeil meet in Round Rock

North Texas High School Rodeo Assoc. - hosted by Trinity

*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.

Free or Reduced Price Student Meals

Free or Reduced Price Student Meals - Free & Reduced Meal Online Application

You can apply any time during the school year for free or reduced price student meals. You may apply with a paper form or online.

1. A printed meal application form. You may pick up a form at our school office. The Child Nutrition Department cannot accept faxed applications. Only original signatures can be accepted.

2. Online at

If a completed application is not received and processed by the Child Nutrition office within the first 30 days of school, the student's meal status will change to "full pay". Applications can be completed online or paper applications are available at the school office, the District Services Building at 1100 Longhorn Drive, or at the Child Nutrition Office.

Counseling Center Hosts a Junior & Sophomore Parent Meeting

Monday, Sep. 25th, 6-7pm

WHS Cafeteria

TUESDAY - extended deadline for FLU SHOT CLINIC consent forms

Flu season is upon us again! Parker County Hospital District will be coming to our campus this Wednesday, September 27th to administer flu shot to Students and Staff. They will start giving flu shots at 7:15am and go until they have completed immunizations for all that wish to participate.

Important additional information….

- This clinic is for staff and students only.

Please, remember, you WILL NOT get the flu from the flu shot as it is an inactivated virus. Occasionally a person will be exposed to the flu before his/her body has had sufficient time to build immunity (about 2 weeks), or he/she gets a flu type not covered by the vaccine.

This year the CDC says “the vaccine has been updated to better match circulating flu viruses.”


2017-18 Flu Consent Form (English)

2017-18 Flu Formulario de Consentimiento (Spanish)

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Monday - Deadline to order HoCo T-shirts!

Homecoming Shirt Order Forms

All money and preorder forms are due by Monday, end of day to Mrs. Robertson, StuCo sponsor.

Wednesday - Deadline to order Football Roster Shirts!

It’s time to order your 2017 Kangaroo Football Roster shirts. The shirts will all have the same front design with a team roster for Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity on the back. These are limited edition and orders will only be accepted at Wednesday’s home game (9/27). You will need to print the order form and turn it in with payment to the Booster Club table or Football concession stand located under the home stands. We will have some order forms available at the games.

Football Roster Order Form

NHS Sponsored Webinar - Wednesday

Applying to College: What You Need to Know Now

Wednesday, September 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET)

This webinar is a definitive guide to the entire college application process. Expert panelists will help viewers build a relationship with colleges of interest and narrow down their list; understand application types and deadlines; and communicate effectively.

NHS School Affiliation Number: 00021538

Senior Tribute Yearbook Ads

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).

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)

MelonVine Yearbook On Sale NOW!

Yes, that time again! What time? YEARBOOK TIME!

Just go to to order YOURS now at the cheapest price of the year $75. This book has SOLD OUT the last two years.


Be sure to drop by the library this week to read your favorite banned book.
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WHS GrassBurr - The Paper With Many Points (official news source of WHS)

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

Go to

WHS Fishing Club - Here's the Hook!

The Weatherford High School Fishing Club will be having it's second tournament at Lake Ray Roberts on October 21st. New Angler paperwork is due to Mr. Kemp by October 2nd. Tournament entries are due to Mr. Kemp October 6th. We will have our Pre-Fish meeting on October 16th at 7:00pm in the Ag Building.

Game On!! Spirit Week Days Announced for Next Week

Monday - Go Team USA. Wear Red, White, and Blue
Tuesday - Mathletes vs. Athletes
Wednesday - Tacky Tourist Day
Thursday - Roo Pride. (Sophomores wear gray, Juniors wear blue, and Seniors wear white)

Prom Committee Applications Now Available

Are you interested in helping plan prom this year? If so, Prom Committee Applications are now available from Mrs. Gonzalez in room E220. They can be picked up anytime this week and will be due back to Mrs. Gonzalez by Tuesday, October 3rd. There are limited spots available for this committee. Class officers will review applications before selecting members to be part of the planning process. Swing by E220 to get your application today!

French Club is fantastique!

French Club meetings are every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, B block, Room H108. This year's club president is Bailee Wilson!

News from the Fightin' Roo Marching Band

The Fightin' Roo Marching Band and Color Guard had another successful performance last Friday at home against Lubbock Cooper. It was also Mass Band Night, where the 7th and 8th grade band students joined us for our halftime performance. Thank you for coming out to support these great students. ​

Upcoming Contests will be at:

Sound of Springtown Marching Showcase in Springtown, TX - October 7th

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

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

Congratulations! Xan Watson won 1st chair bass guitar at the All-Region Jazz audition. He will compete for a chance to make the All-State Jazz band on September 26, and he will perform with the All-Region Jazz Band hosted by Aledo HS on November 14.

Outstanding Freshmen Band members of the week are:

Anna Yoder from the flute section and

Bruno Leaf from the clarinet section!

The outstanding Guard Member of the week is Kaylynn Reno

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

Blue Belles of the Week

Miss High Kick of the Week Jackie Peacock, Spirit Belle of the Week Adriana Montelongo, and Belle of the Week Allison Crawford. Congratulations on your hard work, ladies!

ASL Club News

Congratulations to the ASL CLUB newly elected officers :

Tammy Wilson - President

Dillon Moore - Vice President

Reagan Boerner - Secretary

Clara Tolleson - Historian

Please come join us Fridays A Block of Mega Lunch.

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 3rd week's Student Scholar Athlete of the Week is Jared Ford.

Jared Ford has been playing football since he was 8 years old. He’s now a senior at Weatherford High School and an offensive lineman for the Weatherford Kangaroos.

Jared has been a starter and a Letterman on the varsity football team for the past three years. He was named to the Academic All-District team the past two years and named All-District Offensive Lineman his junior year. Jared is an all-around athlete and also competes in Track and Field events for Shot Put and Discus. Last year he took first place at District in Discus and placed in Shot Put. He advanced to the Area competition and placed 8th overall in Discus.

Jared is a member of the Weatherford FFA and is actively involved in the youth group at First Baptist Church Weatherford. He currently works at Walden’s Feed Store and is also preparing two locations for hunting season.

After high school, he plans to go to college and play football at the next level. Jared is the third child of Jeff (WHS Class of 1983) and Mitzi Ford. His siblings are Jace Ford (WHS Class of 2014), Jenna Ford (WHS Class of 2016), and Jancey Ford (WHS Class of 2021). Jared is the grandson of Arlon and Reta Ford. Arlon taught Biology at WHS for over 30 years.

Football, hard work, and dedication are important characteristics instilled into Jared from his family.

Congratulations to Jared Ford, this week’s Weatherford ISD Student Athlete of the Week.

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Homecoming Spaghetti Supper - October 6th

WHS Baseball program's annual Spaghetti Supper Homecoming Night at Ninth Grade Center Cafeteria right before the game on Friday, October 6th, 5 - 7 p.m.

$6.00 in advance or at the door. Includes: Salad, Spaghetti, Bread, Iced Tea, and Dessert

Join your friends and family at the NGC Cafeteria for a delicious meal at an unbeatable price, then walk over to participate in Homecoming festivities! "To Go" meals available.

Players selling tickets - just ask or team members will be selling tickets at the next two home games.

Checks are fine. You do not want to miss this!

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Scholarship Opportunities

DEADLINE - MONDAY at 3:00pm! The American Legion is offering a scholarship for students in grades 9 – 12 for an oratorical competition. Scholarships will be awarded at the local, district and state levels. The assigned topics for the speech will be on Amendments 2, 3, and 15. Please see Ms. Hartnett in the Counseling Center if you are interested participating in the speech contest.

Attention Juniors and Seniors, The Weatherford Lions Club is sponsoring an essay contest and scholarships for $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000 are available for the winning essay. The topic is “Accepting Diabetes Diagnosis: What can Parents, Partners, and Caregivers Do To Help Loved Ones Adjust to a “New Norm?”

Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply is November 30, 2017. Go to for more information.

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

@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 Mrs. Gilley. Background photo taken by GrassBurr Staff Writer & Photographer - Julie Jack.