The Boomer

Weekly newsletter for WHS & NGC Vol.4 Ed.3 --Sept. 9-16

Meet The Teacher WHS & NGC - NEXT Monday, September 16 -- 5:30-7:00

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, Sept. 10

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball v. Southlake Carroll @ WHS 5:00/6:00/5:00/6:00

Thursday, Sept. 12

9th White/Blue Football v. Birdville @ Kangaroo Stadium 5:30/6:30

JV Blue Football @ Birdville HS 5:30

JV Tennis v. Godley @ WHS 4:00

Friday, Sept. 13

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball @ LD Bell HS 5:00/6:00/5:00/6:00

Varsity Football v. Birdville HS @ Kangaroo Stadium 7:30

Saturday, Sept. 14

Cross Country @ Decatur 7am

Varsity Tennis v. Abilene @ Abilene HS 8am, then v. SA Central @ AHS 4pm

JV Tennis @ Abilene HS 4pm

NTHSRA Rodeo hosted by Weatherford



Special thanks to for donating the beautiful mum!

We will draw from all students who have purchased their yearbook by THIS THURSDAY at Friday morning's pep rally! Good luck and we hope YOU win it!

Ready to get YOUR copy of the 2020 WHS MelonVine Yearbook? Order now!

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Senior Portraits - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Prestige Portraits will be back to photograph SENIORS for the WHS MelonVine Yearbook this week on Wednesday & Thursday in the foyer of the Durant Auditorium. Seniors will go during their English class (if they weren't photographed this summer or would like a retake). Click on schedule. Reminder notices were sent to all unphotographed seniors last week.

Got questions? Contact Mrs. Gilley at or come to Room F210.

Click on Pic Day Dates for Info & Ordering

*FREE GIFTS if you order BEFORE TUESDAY -- click below for details from Shutterfly


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First Pep Rally THIS Friday at 9:00 am - 80's Theme

Pep Rally September 13th – 80s theme Pep rallies are at WHS Main Campus during 2nd period. Freshman will be shuttled over from the NGC.


Sept. 13: 80’s day

Sept. 20: Circus Day

Sept. 27: Out of this World

Oct. 3: Pink Out

Oct. 18: Disney/Pixar

Oct. 25: Hippie/Tie Dye

November 1: Color Wars -Freshmen wear black, Sophomores wear gray, Juniors wear blue, Seniors wear white

November 8: Blackout

Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance theme "Under The Stars". The dance is Saturday September 21st 7-10pm at the NGC Activity Center. $10 tickets sold by the cheerleaders and $12 at the door!

Homecoming Float Applications

Homecoming Float Applications due by Wednesday, September 18th.

Click here for Form & Information

Homecoming Parade - Thursday, September 19th @ 5:30pm-- theme "Circus"

HoCo Chili CookOff

WHS Senior Class is Proud to Sponsor a Community-Wide Chili Cook-Off. This event will take place Thursday, September 19th following the HoCo parade. $20 buys your competition spot or $5 buys you a bowl and spoon for testing and a ticket for choosing the Chili Cook-Off Winner. Drinks and additional food items will also be sold. More information will be shared via email! Please remit payment to WHS-- attention Senior Class Sponsor. All funds raised will benefit the '20 senior class prom.

Click here for ENTRY FORM.

Homecoming Spaghetti Supper hosted by Roo Baseball

Come Support the Kangaroo Baseball team by eating a plate of Spaghetti and then walk over and support our Kangaroo Football team.
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Senior Tribute Ads on Sale Now!

Time to order YOUR SENIOR's Tribute Ad for the 2020 MelonVine Yearbook! (A special place in the yearbook to tell your senior how proud you are of their accomplishments.)

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Flu Clinics at the NGC and WHS

NGC Flu Clinic for students is Thursday, Sept. 19th at 1:00 pm.

WHS Flu Clinic for students is Wednesday, Sept. 18th 7 am.

Friends and Family Flu Clinic will be Wednesday, Sept. 18th from 4:00-6:30 in the NGC cafeteria. This is for anyone who would like to get a flu shot, friends and family are welcome!

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AP Lit Students Sign Up for Fall Outside Reading Assignment

Mr. Tramel's AP Lit students will start signing up for their fall outside reading assignment on Monday, 9/9. They can begin signing up at 7:00 am.

Cross Country Competes in Southlake Carroll Invitational

The WHS varsity cross country teams competed in the Southlake Carroll Invitational on Saturday against some of the top teams from across Texas, Arkansas, and even 2 from California. The girls placed 15th out of 35 talented teams in the Elite Division. The team included Sadie Tharp, Olivia Christmas, Ella Pando, Ashley Carlisle, Diana Antonio, Elaine Scott, and Emma Morsch.

Individually, in a total field of 994 runners, Sadie place 7th, Olivia 34th, and Ella 38th.

On the guys side there were a total of just under 1300 runners across all divisions. Ryder Love was our lone runner to break into the top 10%. We will be running again this weekend in Decatur.

Join the Law & Public Safety Club

Join the Law & Public Safety Club! We will meet on Tuesday 9/10 in K210 at 4pm for an informational meeting.


Audition Notice:

Theatre Fall Show Auditions

WHO: Anyone may audition. You DO NOT have to be enrolled in a theatre class.

WHERE: The Black Box Classroom @ WHS Main Campus

WHAT: An audition will consist of the following...

-A prepared 1 minute comedic monologue. Please have this memorized.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 11th & Thursday, September 12th

-ALL those interested in auditioning must sign up for a time slot beforehand. Use the QR code outside any of the theatre rooms (WHS and NGC) to access the sign-ups.

Audition Notice:

Matilda the Musical

WHO: Anyone may audition. You DO NOT have to be enrolled in a theatre class.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th & Thursday, September 19th with possible Callbacks the following week

WHERE: The Black Box classroom. There will be a computer in the hall where you need to sign in, and we’ll call people in one at a time.

WHAT: An audition will consist of the following...

-Cold reads from the script: (If you need an advance copy, see Mrs. Justice in E206 or e-mail her.)

-A segment of a song from the musical: Options for these are posted on the theatre department website.

-A dance combination: There is a video posted on the website. It is your responsibility to learn the dance before auditions. If you have any questions, ask a director.

-Theatre Department Website:

If you have any questions about auditions, feel free to e-mail Mrs. Justice at

Blue Belles of the Week

Join us in congratulating our Blue Belles of the Week! Spirit Belle Carley Hart, Miss High Kick Faith Wilhite, and Belle of the week Delilah Dial!

Band Blast

Week of September 2:

The Fightin’ Roo Marching Band has been working hard to try and finish learning the last movement of their show “Intergalactic”. We are working to make it a stellar performance for every crowd to enjoy. Make sure to come support these students and the future members coming from Tison MS and Hall MS for Mass Band Night at our first home game on September 13th. Here are the Members of the week for the away game against North Crowley (9/6).

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Lynsi Frank from the Trumpet Section

Trevor Craft from the Saxophone Section

Trent Cruikshank from the Battery

Guard Member of the Week:

Jimmy Bradley

Section of the Week:


Week of August 26th:

The Fightin’ Roo Marching Band is off to a great start. The first full week of school was full of performances including the first home game and meet the Roos. The band had an excellent first performance of their contest show “Intergalactic” for the home crowd. Make sure to come support these kids as they continue towards their contest in October. Here are the Members of the week for the away game against Granbury (8/30).

Outstanding Freshman Band Members of the Week:

Macy Mashburn from the Horn Section

Jeremy Korum from the Baritone Section

Guard Member of the Week:

Caitlynn Hunt

Section of the Week:


Upcoming Events this fall:

Homecoming Parade - September 19th @ NGC (meet at 4:30pm - parade starts at 5:30pm - pickup at 6:15pm in front of NGC)

Plano Drumline Contest - September 21nd @ Clark Stadium in Plano

Preview of Champions Marching Festival – September 28th @ Mansfield ISD Vernon Newsom Stadium

US Bands Competition - October 5th @ Burleson HS

Sound of Springtown Marching Showcase - October 12 @ Porcupine Stadium

UIL Region 30 Marching Contest - October 15th @ Chisholm Trail HS

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

Need Volunteer Hours? Just like to help? The Band needs YOU!

Here’s a fun opportunity for students who need to accumulate service hours! The Fightin’ Roo Band needs your help in the concession stand at Roo Stadium during home football games! See Ms. Zimring in Admin C to sign up for a shift (or click on the link below!) Students may volunteer for any position except Cashier.!/showSignUp/805084ea5aa2fa1fe3-concession

Roo Tennis Update

On September 3rd, the Weatherford Roos played neighboring Parker County town, Peaster. Weatherford dominated quickly winning all 6 of their doubles matches. Boys doubles consisted of Austin Markwardt and Aaron Hairston 6-1, 6-3, Braden Carter and Aaron Quy 6-2,6-3 both winning.

Mixed doubles consisted of Morgan Peterson and Hailey Toten, winning 6-1, 6-0. Girls doubles kept the winning streak up: Sandi Brown and McKenna Buchfink 6-2, 6-1, Hailey Maloy and Shelbi Ruthesell 6-3, 6-2, and Marissa Bosco and Katie Markwardt 6-0, 6-0.

With the Roos being up already 6-0 against the Peaster Greyhounds, the Roos didn’t stop there. With Weatherford overall winning 6-0, 10 of the Weatherford players won their singles matches! Wins were consisting of freshman Marissa Bosco (6-0, 6-0), as well as sophomores Austin Markwardt (6-4, 6-0), Shelbi Ruthesell (6-0,6-2), and Perla Suarez (8-1). Juniors were Aaron Hairston (6-3, 7-5), Isaac Duvall (8-0), Devon Hairston (8-1), and Katie Markwardt (6-1, 6-4). Lastly, the seniors that won their singles matches consisted of Aaron Quy (6-1, 6-0), Hailey Maloy (8-5), and McKenna Buchfink (6-1, 6-1).

The Roos definitely played great last week. Ending the night 16-3 overall, this puts the Roos season at 7-3. With the Roos losing to a tough Richland team this past week, this is definitely what the Roos needed to regain their confidence. The next match on the 14th, where the Roos face off against San Angelo Central and Abilene High at Abilene High School.

Good luck, Roos, with your continued success!

Article written by Katie Markwardt

Parent/Family Senior Shirt Order

Celebrate your success of this finally being senior year! This shirt matches the graduates shirt, except for that little something special on the back. "This is your time to celebrate all the work that you put in to making graduation a reality for your grad!" All proceeds benefit Senior Class Prom.

Click here for ORDER FORM

Blue Belles' Teachers of the Week

The Blue Belles voted on teacher of the week! Please help us congratulate WHS teacher Mr. Martin and NGC teacher Mr. Marable.

Important News from the Clinic

WHS passed our Emergency Response Team drill last week with flying colors and so we have now been deemed a "Heart Safe School" by Cook Children's as well as by project Adam, this is a very good accomplishment to have! Congratulations!

Registration for ASVAB Testing Now Open

WHS will be administering the ASVAB assessment instrument, which is part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) on September 12 at 8:15am in the WHS Library. This test is an invaluable tool to help with future educational and career plans. One of the scores on the ASVAB is the military services’ entrance score which you can use to explore career options in the military.

The test is open to all 10th-12th graders. If you have interested students, they can sign up in the Career Center (Admin D Office) or by using the following link:

IMPORTANT: Student Parking

*ALL students driving to and parking on campus must follow the Student Parking Regulation and the Student Code of Conduct (SCOC).

*Students are required to purchase a parking permit to park their vehicle on campus at anytime during the school day.

*Parking permits are $50 per school year. Price is prorated each month for those students who don't obtain their license until later in the school year.

*In order to purchase a student parking permit, student must have valid driver's license and proof of valid insurance.

*Students who park on campus without purchasing a parking permit will be issued parking tickets/fines, may have vehicle booted, and/or towing of vehicle at owner's expense.

*Parking tickets will start being issued on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd to give students time to purchase their permit.

*WHS is a closed campus. Students are NOT allowed to leave without a pass from the Attendance office or an Off Campus Pass (issued to only those students who have classes located off WHS campus). Students must stop at Roo Station when leaving during the school day and show the parking attendant their pass. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary actions, ISS, or have their parking privelages revoked.

*Seniors may paint their parking spot. You will need to submit the registration from, a drawing of your design, and $25 to Admin B. Once your design has been approved by Administration, you may start painting. You are responsible to paint over your design at the end of the school year.

Pay for parking permit online at: (please bring receipt to show payment has been made)

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This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students. 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! This week's background photo was taken by Mrs. Corinna Seals!

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