The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 Ed.12 - Nov. 11- Nov. 16

Sports At A Glance

Monday, November 11

Varsity Boys Golf Rockwood Course @ Fort Worth 8:00

Tuesday, November 12

Varsity Girls Basketball v. Keller Fossil Ridge @ WHS 6:30

JV Girls Basketball v. Keller Fossil Ridge @ WHS 5:00

9th Girls Basketball v. Keller Fossil Ridge @ WHS 5:00

Thursday, November 14

Varsity Boys Basketball @ Springtown 6:30

Friday, November 15

Varsity Football v. Arlington Bowie @ Wilemon Stadium, Arlington, TX 7:00 (1st Round of Playoffs)

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.

Congratulations, Sadie Tharp!

Big picture

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.

Big picture

Roger's Roo Pride Award -- Congrats, Mr. Tramel!

Weatherford High School English teacher Clif Tramel was this week’s recipient of the Roger’s Roo Pride Award.

Mr. Tramel is passionate about helping our students and passionate about the subject he teaches. His “in class essays” are legendary…and he is visited by college students every year who are so grateful to have had him as a teacher.

Mr. Tramel goes the extra mile. He helps students with their college essays, and helps plan the WHS Honors Banquet and high school graduation. He’s also been the announcer for Kangaroo baseball games for the past 17 years.

It was appropriate that we honored Mr. Tramel on senior night because he is always recognized by a senior student at the Honors Banquet as their most influential teacher.

Please join us in congratulating Clif Tramel - this week’s recipient of the Roger’s Roo Pride Award.

photo credit: John Tarrant

Public Service Announcement from Law Enforcement Class - CPR By Paty Yepson

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation commonly known as CPR is a procedure that combines chest compressions with artificial ventilation in order to manually preserve brain function until further measures can be taken with someone who is in cardiac arrest. CPR is one thing many people in the world do not know how to do, but it is vital when encountering an emergency situation. It can save your life, your parents, friends, siblings, and strangers. Knowing CPR is a requirement in many fields, from medical services to even working at a daycare. You never know when you may need to perform this life saving procedure. According to Harvard Health more than 350,000 Americans experience sudden cardiac arrest.

If you are in a CTE class, you might be getting CPR certified. The Health Science and Law Enforcement classes are both pathways where CPR and first responder skills are taught. You will also have the opportunity to be certified through the American Heart Association, which would be a great asset for work or a resume!

As of this year, it is a State requirement for all public schools in Texas to provide CPR instruction to students. Students must have this documented on their transcript to be able to graduate. As stated before, millions of people do not know how to perform CPR properly, so this was such a great opportunity for students to learn basic life saving skills. If you would like to learn more about CPR and the American Heart Association, you can go to

We are so proud of Abby, Sophie, and Meghan for being Spirit Belle, Belle of the Week, and Miss High Kick!

Congratulations to WHS and NGC teachers of the week Ms. Nunn and Ms. Villafranca!

Freshman Football

Last night the Weatherford Freshman Kangaroo Football team finished the season against LD Bell with an outstanding team win 16-13. These young men fought extremely hard all game and through adversity and cold weather came out on top and finishing there season at 7-2-1 and co district champs. These young men over the season saw great strides and achievements that collectively led to our fantastic year. Last nights game saw the Roos taking an early lead and never looking back as they were efficient on the offensive side of the ball and dominant on the defensive side. The game was won in the trenches by a dominant and consistent performance by the offensive and defensive lineman consisting of Josh Gilliam, Chasen McCue, Ty Martin, Karsen Daniels, Bryson Ross, Adrian Lara, Kaiser Shaw, Caesar Frayre, Isaiah Browning, Jackson Kirkland Cole Hebbe, Clayton Reep, Wyatt Perdue, Jeremiah Wilton and Thomas Tettleton. These young men helped also pave the way for Brayden Bork to rush for 76 yards paved the helping him eclipse 1,000 yards on the season. The game ended as it should with a defensive stand and Isaiah King coming down with an interception to seal the deal. Other standouts this year were Tanner Mullins with over 1500 yards of total offense, Trey Rucker and Melvin Polk with over 750 yards receiving and 8 Touchdowns between the two and Cole Hebbe emerging at Tight End with 14 catches and several key big plays over the year. Thank you for your support for the Freshman football Teams this year If you see these young men please let them know how proud we are of them for the hard work and time they have put in since early August.

Congratulations, QB Ken Seals!

Big picture

Band Blast

Concert and Indoor season are starting up for the year. Make sure to come out for all of our concerts and competition performances. For those that ordered Poinsettias, delivery is expected to be the first week of December.

The Weatherford HS Winter Guard is having auditions for the Spring 2020 season. This unique activity open to students grades 7-12 where you will learn the basics of dance and spinning a flag for our indoor competition season. There will be experience camps at the Weatherford High School Outback from 4:30-7 pm November 11th through 13th, and will conclude with auditions on November 14th. We ask that you come in form fitting active wear and tennis shoes. If you have any questions please email Mr. Good Come give it a try!

11/1 Game vs Richland

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Alana Benavidez from the Flute section and

Karson Daniels from the Saxophone section and

Emily Bishop from the Front Ensemble.

The outstanding Guard Member of the week Samantha Sabin.

And the section of the week is…Trumpets!!

Guard Member of the Week:

Samantha Sabin

Section of the Week:


11/8 Game vs. LD Bell

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Madisyn Gieb from the Flute section and

David Villegas from the Trombone section and

Greyson Shinn from the Front Ensemble

Guard Member of the Week:

Alyssa Rios

Section of the Week:

The Seniors

Fightin’ Roo Band Senior Class of 2020

Connor Bezio

Clara Chestnut

Doss Connor

Katlyn Don Carlos

Ethan "Bubba" Frank

Alicia German

Chesney Grant

Tyler Hightower

Violet Hilliard

William Holcomb

Brooklyn Mills

Meagan Mitchell

Faith Porter

Zoe Sansom

Jared Stevens

Cody Thurman

Jack Waldron

Leah Walls

Brandon Watson

Brody Westbrook

Mark White

Andrew Whitsitt

Sydney Wolfenberger

Zoe Zimring

Upcoming Events this fall:

Winter Guard Auditions - November 11-14th (4:30-7 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

Fresh Country Fundraiser

FFA's yearly meat and dessert sales are back! These are super popular every year and are delicious. If you would consider purchasing one or more items by clicking the link below and you can either pick up the items when they are delivered or one of our students will deliver your order to you. You can chose an FFA students to attach your order to or just order on your own.

Due November 14th

Thank you in advance for your support!

Roo Baseball Online Spirit Store

The Roo Baseball online spirit store is open. The store will be open until Monday Nov 18th at 7am. Items will be ready before Christmas break. You can have the items shipped to you or we will have a few days scheduled for pick up at the field. We will open the store again in January for one week to ensure items are back in time for the baseball season.

WHS Softball Wiffle Ball Tournament

The Weatherford HS softball team will hold the 2nd annual Wiffle Ball Fundraising tournament on Saturday, December 7th at the MAC. Entry fee is $10 per player, minimum of 5 players per team, double elimination format. There will be prizes for the top teams, as well as a Homerun Derby held during the tournament, entry fee $5 per person. Games will begin at 8 am, please see Coach Lemons or any Weatherford softball player for details and to enter your team.

Big picture

Soccer Clinic for Boys and Girls

Both girls and boys are hosting a Roo clinic December 5. Below is the link and more information.

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)


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 was a big week for WHS/NGC Theatre! 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 a week ago, 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!
Big picture


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 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

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

Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students, Rachel Speegle and Alissa Gutierrez-Crow.

Information must be supplied by WHS Faculty & Staff. Booster Clubs, please send your information through your Coach or Faculty Sponsor.

Information must be received by Thursday to be included in the next week's Boomer. We apologize for the time delay for weekend events.

Thanks for your support!

Got questions/comments? Please email