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Weatherford High School - Jan. 15 - Jan. 21 - Vol. 2, Ed. 18

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Tuesday, January 16

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

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

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Springtown HS 5:30

JV Tennis @ Brock HS 8:00 am

Thursday, January 18

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Birdville HS Tourney TBA

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Berkner HS Tourney TBA

JV Girls Soccer @ Western Hills Tourney TBA

Girls/JV Boys Powerlifting @ WHS Outback 5:00

Friday, January 19

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

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

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Birdville HS Tourney TBA

JV Boys Soccer in Weatherford JV Tourney @ Roo Stadium TBA

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Berkner HS Tourney TBA

JV Girls Soccer @ Western Hills Tourney TBA

Saturday, January 20

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Birdville HS Tourney TBA

JV Boys Soccer in Weatherford JV Tourney @ Roo Stadium TBA

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Berkner HS Tourney TBA

JV Girls Soccer @ Western Hills Tourney TBA

Varsity Girls Wrestling in State Duals @ E.P. Eastwood 9:00 am

Varsity Boys & JV Boys Wrestling in Highpark Quad @ Highland Park 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.

"Project Prom 2018" Planning Meeting -- SENIOR PARENTS

Monday, Jan. 29th, 6pm

WHS Library

It is not too late for parents to get involved and help make this a special event for seniors and their guests.
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Spanish Club Meets Friday

Spanish Club Meeting

Friday, January 19

Megalunch B Block

H106 with Miss Briggs

Bring Money for DUES & TSHIRT.

AP Spanish Practice Exam on Saturday

We will offer 3 different practice exams 5 times in the spring semester. The first one is this Saturday, Jan. 20 from 8am - 1pm in the WHS Library. Exams on February 17 & March 5 will be the same questions. Exams on April 7 & 30 will be the same questions. Students are encouraged to attend all practice exams, but they should plan to participate at least once so they can feel how the test will be on the actual test date, Tuesday May 8, 8:00 am.

Both junior high classes are welcome to join us for these practice exams.

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

Check out our latest stories!

Zooming in on Winter Wonderment by photographers of WHS and the NGC

"WHS and NGC photography students set out to capture Holiday magic" in this special photo gallery. Enjoy!

Feature photo credit to Danielle Abernathy

Go to to see other great articles about WHS!



The PSAT score reports have been mailed home over the holiday. Set up a College Board account to get more information about how to read the score report and gain access to information and tools to improve testing scores.

QB Ken Seals in International Bowl

WHS is proud to congratulate Roo quarterback Ken Seals who was selected as QB to represent the U-17 Class against Team Canada in the IX International Bowl.

It's a very exciting event and WHS hopes everyone will come out to support Ken. It will be on Friday, January 19th in AT&T Stadium at 4:30pm.

Engineering Students Visit Radius HDD Tooling

These engineering students attended a field trip to Radius HDD Tooling​ to check out their CAD and CNC departments.

It was a great and informational trip.

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News From The Hoop

The Lady Roos came out reenergized in the 3rd quarter last Tuesday night to go from down 3 at half to up 13, and maintained that edge all the through the fourth quarter to take the win over Abilene High 54-42. Anna Jefferson-Polk was her dominant self again scoring 20, but Gabbie “big nasty” Huggins came to life in the second half to score 10 of her 12, and Kara “Plano mall” Rothrock had 11, and Syd “the squid” Steffler added 9. Emily “mean machine” Porter stepped up to the plate and hit a big bucket when WHS needed it to finish with a deuce.

The Lady Roos move to 3-2 in district tied with Haltom for 3rd.

In the immortal words of Harry Caray, “holy cow!” Last Friday, the Lady Roos jumped on Keller early in the first quarter, but Keller tied it up at the half 15-15. But in the 3rd “AJP” (Anna Jefferson-Polk) had enough and took the reigns and put the Lady Roos up 7, then in the 4th the Lady Indians cut it to 2 but Syd "the squid" Steffler, Gabbie "big nasty" Huggins and Kara "Plano Mall" Rothrock hit clutch free throws to pull away and seal the win 41-34. That ended Keller’s undefeated streak in district 3-AAAAAA as they were 12-0 last season and were 5-0 this year.

The Lady Roos have 3 straight home games starting Tuesday night vs Haltom, then Central on Friday (middle school night), and then Fossil Ridge the following Tuesday. Currently, 3rd 1 game back of first place at 4-2. Timber Creek is tied for first with Keller at the halfway mark.

Boo-yah! Keep it up, Lady Roos!

Band Boosters Spirit Wear Order Deadline WEDNESDAY



We are conducting a second order for our ROO Fighting Band Spirit Wear. We are selling the Longsleeve items since the cooler temperatures are upon us. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at or (817)629-0443

Select the items you want to order and then submit when finished. An invoice will be sent to you for payment. You will be able to make payment to WBFC via pay-pal, or you may send a check made out to WBFC with your student upon return from Christmas Break.

Ordering will close January 17th, so orders can be submitted. Items usually take a couple of weeks to be delivered once the order is submitted. All items must be paid for prior to submission of the orders.


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Lady Roos Soccer News

The Lady Roos faced off against the Brewer Bears last week. JV won with a score of 4-0 with goals and assists from Ciera Birchell (Emma Groce), Mackenzie Haley (Madi Wolfsen),Yessica Martinez (Jordan Johnson), and Emma Groce (Yessica Martinez).

The Varsity Lady Roos ended regulation tied 1-1 with a goal from Hailey Maloy, Sylvia Watson, Eliana Harmer, and Michaela Bosco took the penalty kicks to lead the Lady Roos to the overtime win. Brittyn Ogle held down the goal to stop 3 pks from the Lady Bears. The Lady Roos traveled to Lufkin for a tournament this past weekend. Please congratulate these ladies on the victory! #LRS

Roo Soccer Kickin' It in Brewer

Roo Soccer team beat OD Wyatt 1-0 to secure the Championship in the Brewer Invitational. Waki Ebake scored on an assist fro Jesus Hernandez for the game winner. The Roos allowed one goal the entire tournament. Way to go Roos!

Roo Debate Works Hard in Joshua

The Weatherford High School Debate Team competed recenty against teams from 27 area high schools at the 7th Annual Joshua High School UIL Invitational.

Brannon Heltzel took home two awards: Fourth Place in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Best Overall Speaker. He had three perfect score wins and one loss.

Lauren White went 2-2.

Lance Roberts went 2-2.

J.D. Blankenship went 2-2.

Please congratulate these students when you see them.

Go Roo Debate!

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UIL Cheer On The Move

WHS UIL Cheer Team performed in the 2018 UIL State Cheer Competition on Friday, January 12th & Saturday, January 13th in Ft Worth this weekend and came up almost 20 spots from last year! We are so proud of their hard work! #roopride
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News from the Fightin' Roo Band

Four students auditioned at the area level this past Saturday (1/13) to earn a spot in the state bands. We are super proud of their work and how they represented the program. Please congratulate them for their accomplishments!

Maddie Cromer - ​Bass Clarinet

Drake Rogers - Trumpet

Sam Shaw - Trombone

Sawyer Blackwell - Euphonium

Upcoming Dates for the WHS Band and Color Guard:

Region Band Clinic - January 19-20th @ Chisholm Trail HS

Region Band Concert - January 20th @Chisholm Trail HS

Winter Guard Contest - January 27th @ Arlington Lamar HS

Little Mermaid: The Musical - January 18-21st @ Durant Auditiorium

Winter Guard Contest - February 10th @ Berkner HS

Mid-Winter Concert - February 12th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Band Solo/Ensemble Contest - February 24th @ Aledo HS

Winter Guard Contest - March 3rd @ Wakeland HS

Percussion Concert - March 8th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

JV Novice Class Winter Guard Championships - March 10th @ Mansfield HS ​

Varsity Regional A Class Winter Guard Championships - March 24th @ Marcus HS

Pre-UIL Concert - April 3rd @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 5:30 pm)

Auction Concert - April 7th @ Durant Auditiorium (Starts at 4:00 pm)

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

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

Spring Concert - May 22nd @ Durant Auditiorium (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)​

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Scholarship Opportunities

What is the FAFSA?

FAFSA is the online application that all students must use to apply for federal financial aid as well as some scholarships. FAFSA is administered through the U.S. Department of Education. Submitting the FAFSA early is the key to getting a good financial aid award. You will need to complete the FAFSA each year you are in college. Go to

What information is required to fill out the FAFSA?

Students will need to provide information about their parent’s income. Students should fill out the FAFSA after January 1 of their senior year using an estimate regarding the income information. After their parents have actual figures from their 2016 income tax return, students will need to fill out a revised FAFSA using exact amounts. If the student’s parents are divorced, the student should use the financial information for the parent they live with.

Does the student need to fill out a FAFSA for each school they apply to?

No, fill out one FAFSA and the information will be sent to each college you list that you are applying to. If you want to add additional colleges later, you can fill out a revised FAFSA and list additional schools.

W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Texas seniors planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or a culinary college. Students must be a resident of Texas but can attend an out-of-state school and must be enrolling in a degreed foodservice or hospitality program. Students will need to enclose a transcript, letters of recommendation, and a 500-word essay with their completed application. The essay topic is on the student’s philosophy of the food service industry and how the scholarship will help them with their education and career choices. Applications are available in the Counseling Center. The application deadline is February 15, 2018.

For more scholarship opportunities, click here January 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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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!