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Weatherford High School - Oct. 2 - Oct. 8 - Vol. 2, Ed. 6

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Tuesday, Oct. 3

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball - OPEN

Varsity Tennis VS. Fossil Ridge @ WHS 4:30

Varsity Girls & JV Boys/Girls in Fossil Ridge Classic @ Willow Springs, Haslet

Thursday, Oct. 5

JV Football @ Keller Central 6:00

Freshman Football vs. Keller Central @ Kangaroo Stadium 5:30/7:00

JV Tennis @ Fossil Ridge HS 4:30

Friday, Oct. 6

Varsity Football vs. Keller Central @ Kangaroo Stadium 7:30 HOMECOMING

9B/9A/V/JV Volleyball vs. Keller Central @ WHS 5:30/6:30/5:30/6:30

Varsity Golf in Bill Wallace Memorial @ Diamondback GC, Abilene

Cross Country in Race For The Loot, Granbury DCG

North Texas High School Rodeo Assoc. - hosted by Azle

Saturday, Oct. 7

Varsity Golf in Bill Wallace Memorial @ Diamondback GC, Abilene

North Texas High School Rodeo Assoc. - hosted by Azle

*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.

Game On!! Homecoming Week Schedule of Events

Monday - Spirit Day - Western Day

- Spirit Day - Mathletes vs. Athletes

- Spirit Day - Tacky Tourist Day

- Spirit Day - Roo Pride Day (Sophomores wear gray, Juniors wear blue, and Seniors wear white)

WHS Pep Rally 9:00 am @ WHS Gym A

NGC Pep Rally 2:30 pm @ NGC Student Activity Center

Homecoming Parade - @ NGC 5:30 pm

Friday - No School For Students -- WHS Tennis Give Back Night @ Chipotle 4-8 pm

WHS Baseball Spaghetti Dinner @ NGC Cafeteria 5 - 7 pm

Homecoming Game @ Kangaroo Stadium 7:30

Homecoming Court and King/Queen announced at Half-Time Ceremonies

Congratulations to the Homecoming Court 2017

Freshman Representatives:

Lily Newton & Thaddeus Parker

Sophomore Representatives:

Ashley Bonnett & Jamison Crownover

Junior Representatives:

Megan Pool & Wes Hanson

Senior Homecoming Court Queen and King Nominees:

Avery Bullock & William Gonzales

Aubrey Dillinger & Evan Griffith

Gracie Dorris & Ethan Irsik

MoMo Dunn & James McAfee

GiGi Greer & Ashton Smith

Anna Jefferson-Polk & J.R. Wise

Monday Deadline - WHS Bass Fishing Team

The WHS Bass Tournament Team was represented by three teams at the THSBA tournament on Lake Lewisville this past Saturday. Max Adair, Zachary Norsworthy and Brendon Prouty caught plenty of fish, but none over the legal length. Mathew McDougall and Bradley Slovak turned in three keepers and placed 25th out of 217 teams. Great job, guys!

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.

U.S. Military Representatives on Campus - MONDAY and WEDNESDAY

Interested in learning more about the US Military? Here's your opportunity.

The Air Force will have a representative here on Monday, October 2nd and the Marine recruiter is here on Wednesday’s during lunch.

Prom Committee Applications - TUESDAY Deadline

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!

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)


October 2-6 really is National Yearbook Week! Thirty years ago President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation to officially recognize the important role yearbooks play in our lives. ​

Just go to to order YOURS now at the cheapest price of the year $75 through OCTOBER 31ST. This book has SOLD OUT the last two years.

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

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

Across The World- An Account of an Exchange Student’s Journey

Go to

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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!

Theatre Dept's Craft Fair - SATURDAY

Come on out to the WHS Theatre Dept's Craft Fair from 10am until 4pm in the gyms. Can't wait to see you there!

As Dr. Seuss says, "You need a thneed!" (The Lorax)

WHS Annual College & Career Fair

Wednesday, October 25th

1:00 – 3:00

Gyms A & B

Students may bring a bar code to be used to scan their information to avoid having to fill out multiple info cards.

Below are the instructions:

Click “Students Register Now” (You’ve done this before? Don’t repeat, just choose “update account”. You’ll need to be able to access your email to get your username and password)


Click on the state of Texas

Select TACRAO (10/23/2017 – 10/27/2017)


Fill out all required information (be sure to use the “High School Name” link to find WHS)

Agree to the terms


Print Bar Code

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TSA Official News

Texas Technology Student Association is part of a national organization devoted to the needs of students in various career classes here at Weatherford High School. We are proud of our consistently high rankings at regional and state competitions every year. October is traditionally our membership recruitment and enrollment month.

WHS TSA members work individually or as teams in such areas as:
• Desktop Publishing • Animation • Website Design • Communication •
•Dragster Design • Flight Challenge • Film Technology • CAD •
• 3D Modeling • Architecture • Extemporaneous Speaking • Welding •
• Engineering • Construction • Radio Controlled Transportation •
•Photography • Debate • Scientific Visualization •

With such diverse events, any student can explore different fields and find something they are passionate about. TSA allows students to get a taste of real life experiences, such as impromptu problem solving, developing a resume, and working as a team to achieve a common goal. These are the kinds of skills that you will use constantly throughout your life.

Students - ask your participating Career and Technology instructor about Mega Lunch Meetings. Any student enrolled in Career and Technology courses (past or present) is eligible for membership. Dues are $25.00 per year and payable in October.

Feed A Friend Friday -- Community Service Club

The Community Service Club started "Feed a Friend Friday" and delivered during MegaLunch over 200 lunches to those without a lunch on Friday. They met on Tuesday and decorated bags and then came back with their brown bags filled with a lunch to give. With over 80 members, this club is taking off and truly making a difference. Way to go Community Service Club Roos!

News from the Fightin' Roo Marching Band

On Septmeber 22, in the Roos football game against the Cooper HS Pirates, the Fightin' Roo Marching Band and Color Guard had another successful run of their 2017 production of "Fly to Paradise", now in full uniforms. Tison and Hall Middle Schools joined for a Mass Band rendition of "Handclap" by Fitz and the Tantrums. It was an excellent performance, and we are excited for the future members of the Fightin' Roo Band.

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

Our Outstanding Freshmen Band members of the week are:

Kara Eader from the trumpet section and

Sneh Patel from the flute section section!

The outstanding Guard Member of the week is Ford Ramirez,

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

Blue Belles of the Week

Spirit Belle of the week Emily Hartman, and Belle of the week Gracie Gutierrez, and Miss High Kick of the week Sydney Bouma. Congratulations on your hard work, ladies!

FFA Freshman Attend Greenhand Camp

FFA Freshman went to Greenhand Camp this past week. It's a leadership camp for FFA members and was an incredible experience for them.

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 Grayson Stinson.

Grayson is a senior at Weatherford High School and has started at shooting guard for the varsity basketball team since his freshman year. Grayson has received All-District Recognition as a sophomore and junior and was named Varsity MVP last year, leading the team in scoring with a 17 points per game average. He also received 1st Team All-Tournament honors at the Decatur Invitational Tournament.

This past summer Grayson was a member of the Texas Triumph Gold AAU basketball team and he’s played in AAU tournaments across the country for 4 years.

Congratulations to Grayson Stinson, this week’s Weatherford ISD Student Athlete of the Week.

News from Cross Country

Your "Running Roos" competed in the Keller Invitational recently and saw 75% of our team run a PR (personal best). Our top three male runners were Ryder Love, Chris Trejo, and Ebake Saidi. The top three time on the girls side came from Gina Limon, Pryscilla Lopez, and Anna Wilson. Pryscilla ran away with the JV division, again.

Last weekend, a small group went to the McNeil Invitational in Round Rock to run in the Elite Gold division.

Texas Voter Registration - YOUR VOTE COUNTS

To be eligible to register in Texas, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a resident of the county;
  • be 18 years old (you may register at 17 years and 10 months);
  • not a convicted felon (unless a person's sentence is completed, including any probation or parole)
  • not declared mentally incapacitated by a court of law.

Online Voter Registration link

Scholarship Opportunities

“Make the U” (Haz La U) Scholarship. This scholarship is sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Thirty-one grants for $2,000 - $15,000 will be awarded. Students must be of Hispanic descent, have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, submit an application, and submit one short essay. Go to to apply online. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2017.

Coca-Cola Scholarship. Seniors who had a 3.0 GPA by the end of their junior year are eligible for this achievement-based scholarship of $20,000. The awards are based on character, personal merit, and a demonstrated commitment to service. The deadline is October 31, and students need to apply online at

For other Scholarship Opportunities click on the October Scholarship Letter link.

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

Click here to find our WHS GrassBurr Facebook page.

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!