The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 Ed.11 - Nov. 4 - Nov. 9

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, November 5th

Varsity Volleyball v. Arlington Martin/Arlington Lamar @ VR Eaton HS 7:00 *Bi-District Playoffs


Thursday, November 7th

Freshman White/Blue vs. L.D. Bell @Roo Stadium, 5:00/6:30 P.M.

JV White/Blue vs. L.D. Bell @ L.D. Bell HS, 5:00/6:30 P.M.


Friday, November 8th

Varsity Football vs. L.D. Bell @Roo Stadium, 7:30 P.M.


Saturday, November 9th

Varsity CC @ UIL State Meet, 7:00 A.M. Old Settlers Park, Round Rock, Texas


November 8th, 9th, & 10th

North Texas High School Rodeo Association Hosted by Peaster

Weatherford HS Bass Team Lewisville Tournament Results

The WHS Bass Team had an impressive outing at the THSBA West-Division Bass Tournament on Lake Lewisville. Over 200 teams from the surrounding area competed in the tournament, with WHS checking in seven teams.

Cade Smith hooked his first top-10 finish with a career-high tournament weigh-in of over 12.7 pounds and taking the 8th place spot.

Ethan Scott and Zach Norsworthy had an excellent outing, as well, weighing in 3 fish and placing 30th, overall.

Freshmen anglers Dylan Medlock and Jax Forrest brought two nice fish to the scales, as did sophomore anglers Brandon Vasquez and Anthony Gomez, and senior Ethan Lancaster.

The senior team of Mat McDougall and Brad Slovak kept their weigh-in streak alive putting one fish on the scale.

Hayden Johnson and Ethan Cienega fished an excellent tournament but were not able to put a fish on the scale, this tournament.

The Roo anglers will enjoy a short break until February, when they will travel to Lake Texoma.

Congratulation to these tournament anglers!

Lady Roo Volleyball District Champs!

It’s a great day to be a Lady Roo!!

Varsity: Outright District Champs
(First time since 1984 that we know of)

JV: Co-District Champs
FA: Undefeated District Champs
FB: Undefeated District Champs

Please give a huge shoutout to all the Lady Roo Volleyball players, managers, trainers!


Playoff info:
Tuesday Nov 5th at 7:00PM vs Arlington High or Arlington Lamar
At VR EATON HS
1350 Eagle Blvd
Haslet, TX 76052

Student Council to Host Veterans' Day Luncheon

Student Council is hosting a Veterans' Day Luncheon on November 11th from 11:30-12:40 in the WHS library. We will serve a potluck lunch with drinks, desserts, and more! We will also honor these veterans in a unique way. We have a google form ready to be sent out in order to reserve a seat for the luncheon. In order for students/adults to register, please click this link:

https://forms.gle/cFLEvqg96G7H81g49

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SENIORS - COOKIE DOUGH DELIVERY DATE IS...THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4TH

Center of Hope’s Christmas Food Basket

The WHS ROO Baseball program will be participating in the Center of Hope’s Christmas Food Basket program again this holiday season. Listed below indicates the items that can be donated. Anyone can donate! We welcome students, staff, supporting families and friends to donate. All donations must be delivered to the baseball field no later than Nov 22nd. Items will be accepted at both baseball field locations. If you need assistance in getting your items to the field let us know and we will make sure they get there.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot. Let’s all come together to provide a special meal for those in need this holiday season.

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Bells of the Week!

Join us in congratulating Spirit Belle Kylie Lewallen, Miss High Kick Carsyn Kern and Belle of the Week Hailey Toten!
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Band Blast

Upcoming Events this fall:

Veteran's Day Parade - November 9th @ NGC (meet at 9:15am - parade starts at 10:00am - pickup at 10:45am in front of NGC)

Winter Guard Auditions - November 11-15th (4:30-6:30 pm)

All Region Phase 1 for Brass – December 3rd @ Chisholm Trail HS

All Region Phase 1 for Woodwind/Percussion – December 5th @ Aledo HS

Holiday Parade – December 7th (meet at 9:15am - parade starts at 10:00am - pickup at 10:45am in front of NGC)

Hall MS Band Holiday Concert - December 9th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Tison MS Band Holiday Concert - December 10th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)
​WHS Bands Holiday Concert - December 12th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

All Region Band Phase 2 and Freshman Auditions - December 14th @ Timber Creek HS

Cross Country has Two State Bound!

Your WHS cross country teams competed at Regionals today in Lubbock and we have 2 Lady Roos State bound. Sadie Tharp placed 5th in Region I-6A and Ella Pando was an individual qualifier, as well! Please wish both of these young ladies luck as they compete at the State Cross Country Meet In Round Rock on November 9th.

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary's

Weatherford Agriscience is Helping the

International Exotic Animal Sanctuary!


You can help by donating the following items:

Raw Unsalted Peanuts (Bears Love These)

Bonies Dog Treats - (Works Great for Wolves, Bears, etc)

Any Insects (Crickets, Mealworms, etc that can be purchased at pet shops great for our Coatis Love Them!)

Frozen Rats/Mice - (Great treat for bobcats and small exotic cats)

Various Toys for Cats/Dogs - (Can often be given to our smaller cats and wolves)

Or

Scan the QR Code Below to the International Exotic Animal Sanctuary’s Amazon Wish List.

All items need to be delivered to Mrs. Seal in the CTC no later than November 20th

WHS Theatre News

It's been a big week for WHS/NGC Theatre! This past weekend, the kids performed the hilarious play, Puffs, which was judged by the Betty Lynn Buckley Awards program through Casa Manana. (Results from that will come out in the Spring.) On Friday, we got to announce to the kids that we have been chosen to perform our show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind at the Texas Thespian Festival in November for schools from all over the State of Texas! The festival performance is only open for festival attendees, but if you'd like to see the show, we'll also have one public performance on Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm in the Durant Auditorium. Come out and support the kids as they prepare for their festival performance!

FALL SPIRIT THEMES

November 8: Blackout

FALL FESTIVAL FRIDAY!! (Fun Fun FUN!)

Senior Class will be sponsoring a Fall Festival Friday, November 8th from 5:00-7:00. Fall Carnival will be in the parking lot at Main Campus.


Shep's and Funky Munky will be bringing food trucks!


Clubs, here is your chance to participate by joining in our trunk-or-treat, games, and fundraising. Trunk or treat is no cost for clubs to participate. Senior class will be selling concessions as a fundraiser for prom. If your club would like to sell items, please sign up for that as well! Once a food/item/game is spoken for, no one else may sell that. Here is the FORM!

Freshmen Football Results

Last week the freshman football teams traveled to Richland to take on the Rebels in a battle of two well skilled schools. The games saw both teams fighting hard to win with both games being close most of the way. The night started when the Freshman White team took the field and started early by going 72 yards by to score the first score of the game after giving a score the Roos went down and scored again to take a lead. Tied at halftime the Roos made some adjustments and came out on fire and ended up blowing by the Rebels by a score of 36-20. This was the final game for the white team as they finished the season with a record of 7-1. These young men fought hard all season and we are so proud of the way they have grown and come together.

The second game featured the Blue Team, and it was an extremely intense and passionate game that came down to the wire. The Roos started slow and trailed after the first couple of possessions but after settling down we went I to the half tied and ready to strike. Starting slow again in the second found the Roos down by two scores and time ticking away. Battling back and scoring on the last three possessions and stopping them on 2 4th and shorts had the Roos finding themselves a minute away from winning what seemed to be an unbelievable team effort come back. The defense held on 4th and goal from the 8 and the Roos finished the game with an awesome 36-33 game. This puts your Roos Blue team at 6-2-1 and looking to finish off the season next week here at home against the LD Bell Raiders. This is an awesome group that fights every game please come out and support your Roos next Thursday as we finish the season strong.

If you see these young men please tell them how proud we are of them and congratulations.

Leave Your Mark!

Come out and paint with us by participating in a fun fundraiser that benefits the senior prom! You will paint a ceiling tile that will replace replace a tile in a teacher or staff member's room of your choice. All paintings will be approved before presented to teacher/staff member of choice. There are no limits to your creativity: celebrate your accomplishments, college acceptance, note of encouragement, or any school appropriate art you would like to leave behind at WHS. Pre-register by filling out the form below. Deadline to pre-register is November 4th and pay $25. Tiles will be available for purchase at the door for $30. If you want a specific stencil, you will need to get that approved and provide it yourself. Paint party is November 11th from 5-8 PM in WHS Cafeteria. Please submit your payment to the front office. Attention Senior Class Sponsor.


Click for FORM HERE!

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.


The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.


The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships.

Below are deadline notifications for two of our partners:

TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation's largest college access and success program for immigrant youth with DACA or TPS status, or that meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria. It opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year on November 1, 2019. TheDream.US has provided more than 6,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of its more than 75 partner colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C.

The National Scholarship, an up-to-$33,000 scholarship for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates, closes February 27, 2020. The Opportunity Scholarship, an up-to-$80,000 scholarship for first-time college students, closes January 30, 2020.

Learn more by visiting thedream.us/scholarships/.

The Jackie Robinson Foundation

No one succeeds in college alone. That's why The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but also a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in school and beyond.

The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020, so encourage your eligible students to apply right away.

Learn more by visiting jackierobinson.org/apply/.

Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students, Jaylee Williams and Dakota Thomas.


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Thanks for your support!

Got questions/comments? Please email sgilley@weatherfordisd.com