It is a Great Day to be a Roo!
Week of March 6th
Greetings, Roo Nation.
This week I am proud to relay more accomplishments by our terrific students. Please find in this week's Roo Nation Newsletter, the recent success of UIL Academics, HOSA - Future Health Professionals, WHS Fishing Team, Roo Powerlifting, and Winter Colorguard.
I am pleased to share this week's student POV from Emily Farmer, a dynamic student who has certainly made an impact on Roo Nation. You may recognize Emily as a former Roo Cheerleader shining as the Tinman in The Wizard of Oz, an emcee for our pep rallies, or even performing in Choir. Emily’s plans for next year are to attend Weatherford College and earn her degree in Early Childhood Education, and continue doing theatre and choir on the side. Thank you Emily for sharing this week's Roo Nation Student POV:
1) Try new things, you'll never know what will come out of it!
2) Roo Nation means being a part of your high school community.
3) I am heavily involved in theatre and choir, I was previously a cheerleader, I'm a part of the Hope Squad, and I'm also a rally girl.
4) Highlights for me have been performing my last big musical as a senior, deciding to take easy classes, and just hanging out with my friends and enjoying my last year of high school.
5) Thanks to one of my friends, I got a planner, and it has SAVED me since I am such a forgetful person and would a) forget to do what I needed to, or b) schedule multiple things on top of one another. Having some way to be organized and keep track of activities is the only way to be able to be involved in many things and have low stress.
Remember, yearbooks are discounted by $20 until March 10th. There is a QR code included in the digital flyer below. Use code “ROOBLUE” in checkout!
Thank you for your support and Go Roos!
Bill Tommaney, Ph.D.
WISD Holidays and Important Dates:
March 8, Meningococcal Vaccine Clinic
March 13-17, Spring Break
April 6, End of the 5th Six Weeks
April 7, Holiday
April 10, Professional Development Day for Staff (Student Holiday)
April 11, Work Day for Staff (Student Holiday)
May 25, Last Day of School and Graduation
Activities and Events in Roo Nation
WHS Project Prom
HOSA – Future Health Professionals
Weatherford HOSA attended Area 5 Spring Leadership Conference in Southlake, TX March 3rd and 4th. 8 students competed in 5 Competitive Events: Olivia Cantu, Dylan Duncan, and Joe Phearse in Biomedical Debate; Kimberly Cruz and Diana Montiel in Community Awareness; Teddy Rowe in Clinical Laboratory Science; Julietta Trejo in Research Poster; and Subhi Pandey in Family Medicine Physician.
Kimberly Cruz and Diana Montiel placed 2nd out of 13 teams and advanced to State Conference. Subhi Pandey placed 3rd out of 13 competitors also advancing to State Conference.
They will attend State Leadership Conference March 28-30 in Round Rock, TX.
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HOSA’s National Service Project is a partnership with Be The Match, the organization that provides stem cell and bone marrow transplants for patients requiring those lifesaving treatments.
Our Weatherford HOSA chapter is excited to invite Ryan Dixon, our local DFW representative for Be The Match, to present information to our Seniors about the National Registry this Friday, March 10th. Seniors, who have already turned 18, will have an opportunity to voluntarily join the National Registry at the end of the assembly with a simple cheek swab should they be interested.
The UIL Academic Team was very successful this weekend at the Spartan Invitational held at Burleson Centennial High School. Our students scored 73 points in the meet against significant competition from Arlington Lamar, Irving MacArthur, Aledo and many others. Thanks to Mr. Carroll (super big thank you!), Mrs. Loveland, Mrs. McCormick, Mr. Hugi, and Mrs. Delaney for their help in judging and grading. Roo UIL Academics are ready for District Competition on March 24th and 25th!
Individual results are listed below:
*Science, 3rd place: Jackson Stewart
*Current Issues and Events, 4th place: DJ McKee
*Ready Writing, 3rd place: Madison Pulis
*Ready Writing, 4th place: Maya Pulis
*Social Studies, 4th place: Joshua Gal
*Literary Criticism, 1st place: Raviyah Anderson
*Literary Criticism, 4th place: Kellen Jones
*Literary Criticism, 6th place: Luke Porter
*Literary Criticism, 1st place team
*Persuasive Speaking, Finalist: Caleb Wells
Weatherford HS Winter Guard!
Here’s to working towards the WGI San Antonio Regional in March 18th!
Congrats to a great showing by all the Team Texas groups that performed.
WHS Roo Counselors
Don't forget to complete the local scholarship application - One application, multiple scholarships! Applications are due in the counseling center by 4:00 PM on March 10, 2023!
Click here for the application!
Don't forget to send in your pictures for the Decision Day video!
Our Roos Choose word for March is Caring. Caring means Roos choose to use our words and actions to help others.
Weatherford College - Testing Center
Weatherford College is a great resource for students in WISD. For instance, if your student needs to take the TSIA2, this can be scheduled through The Weatherford College Testing Center. Their site provides this information: if you are an incoming college student in Texas, you are required to take the TSIA2 assessment to determine your readiness for college-level work, unless you prove exemption. There are two major components of the assessment which are 1) to diagnose students’ basic skill in reading/writing and mathematics and 2) to place students in the level of instruction to strengthen academic skills.
Before coming in to test, you are required to do a Pre-Assessment Activity (PAA) which will give you sample questions and information regarding resources at the college. Click here to complete the PAA. When you come in to test, we will need to see the email confirming this was done. The cost of the TSIA2 is $25.
Are you in 9-11th grade and want to get involved during the 23-24 school year?
Join Student Council! (Meeting moved to March 6th)
If you're interested in joining Student Council, please join us at our informational meeting on March 6th at 4:30 in the WHS library to get all of the details on how to become a member!
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Ms. Villa - firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2023 - Seniors on the Rise!
WHS Decision Day 2023
WHS is creating a “look where I’m going” display and video. We need your help!
We want to include a picture of each Senior and their post-secondary plans. When you have decided what your plans are, please e-mail a picture to Ms. Fuller (email@example.com) with your information. It can be your college, trade school, military commitment, or employment opportunity. We want to celebrate it all!
Info we need:
First and Last Name
College, Trade School, Military Branch or Employer name
Picture of you in your College or other gear
Examples of pictures can be found in our College Decision Day video from last year found here:
Make it fun! Show off your personality!
College and Career Planning Information
Herff Jones Contact Information
Fine Arts Showcase
Fine Arts Social Media
Band- Facebook Page
Belles- Facebook Page
Choir- Facebook Page
Theatre- Facebook Page
CTE is on the Rise!
February is CTE Month! In recognition of CTE Month we would like to share with you some of our amazing CTE Teachers!
Our CTE Aerospace Engineering students, led by Mr. Herring, have been hard at work! Over the past two weeks the aerospace students have been working to develop their own balsa wood gliders. These students researched different aircraft control surfaces, ran simulated data of their glider configurations, and then constructed their gliders. Students were able to use their knowledge of the physics of flight and the manipulatable surfaces of an aircraft to an aircraft that could glide 35ft before touching the ground. Students Everett Young, Sergio Singh, and Gage Aleff set records with gliders that cruised 88’, 103’, and 94’ respectfully.
Practicum Culinary Students
WISD CTE Culinary students led by Chef Cowden traveled to Glen Rose, Texas to visit The Green Pickle #greenpicklegrill! 3rd year Practicum Culinary Students spent the day with the owners touring the kitchen, learning restaurant operations and asking business questions. The students also got to tour Shoo Fly and Pie Peddlers!
Special thanks to The Green Pickle for spending the day with our students! Also special thanks to Shoo Fly and Pie Peddlers for allowing our students to tour their kitchens!
Food Science at TAFB
CTE Social Media
Facebook - Weatherford ISD Career and Technical Education
Instagram - @Weatherford HOSA
Facebook - Weatherford Agriscience and FFA
Band - https://band.us/n/afa97cG2T0NdL
Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/ew67m
NEW - Tik Tok - @Weatherfordffa
NEW - Twitter - @Weatherford_FFA
NEW - Instagram - Weatherford_FFA202
Roos Staying Healthy!
WHS Nurse Team - White, Timms, and Cedillo
Attention all WHS Seniors. There will be a Meningitis Vaccine Clinic Wednesday, March 8th from 08:00 to approximately *09:30 AM. (End time may vary up to 10:00 AM dependent on student participation). There will be no announcements due to testing. Students will be responsible for coming to the vaccine clinic for their designated time slot by alpha as listed below. Forms may be turned in day of the clinic or prior to the nurse's office.
Date: March 08, 2023
Time: 08:00-*10:00 AM
Location: Location TBA- (Due to Testing)
*Immunization Record Required
0800: Letters A-H
0815: Letters I-M
0830: Letters N-T
0845: Letters U-Z
0900: Final Call
WHS Nurse Clinic Email: WHSNurses@weatherfordisd.com
Weatherford High School Fishing Team
We had an amazing tournament at Lake Granbury, placing 1st as a high school with a huge 40.7 pounds collectively as a team. Also, we had a team place 1st with a total of 18 pounds - congratulations Jared Rucas! Way to go, Roos!
Another great day for our anglers, we placed 1st at our Bridgeport tournament. Congratulations to Colton Bragan and Hayden Pidgeon for placing 4th overall and Colton’s 9-pound bass is a new junior lake record! Well done.
Roo Athletics - Building Champions!
Here’s this week’s Weatherford Athletics Boomerang Report!
Athletics Photo of the week:
Below is our girls powerlifting team who placed second at the regional meet. These lifters have set 25 school records this season and will compete at the state meet over spring break.
State Powerlifting Meet
Wednesday, March 15 @ 1:30pm
2601 Avenue of the Stars
Frisco, TX 75034
Rank One Athletic Schedules are included below.
Lady Roos Powerlifting
The Lady Roos competed in the 6A Region 6 Regional Powerlifting meet Wednesday, March 1, the Lady Roos placed 2nd in one of the toughest powerlifting regions in the state. I was extremely excited to see our girls show some grit during the meet. Every one of our girls beat their personal best in all three lifts, we had several lifters better their totals by 90 – 100 pounds, and our girls shattered our school record boards by breaking 25 school records. We had a few of our lifters have to lift a certain amount of weight to either maintain a certain position or earn a state-qualifying total. Overall it was the best day as a team in girls powerlifting that we’ve had in my 4 years of being their Head Coach. We’ve got a great thing going in Powerlifting and I’m excited to see this program continue to grow and become The Regional Champion in the future. Our state qualifiers will compete on March 15 @ 1:30 pm at the Comerica Center in Frisco, TX.
The Lady Roo Soccer program has two weeks remaining, with the last four games having a ton of importance. We are currently sitting in fourth place, but need a strong two weeks to move to a higher playoff seeding. With a record of 10-5-3, the team has had a successful season so far and represented Weatherford very well in all of our matches. Even in the losses, the team has fought hard and has always been a play or two from winning the game. With 7 Seniors, 4 Juniors, 9 Sophomores and 3 Freshman, the team is a good representation of the entire High School.
Girls Soccer Coach
Boys soccer has had a long season full of great learning experiences, team bonding, and hard work. We had a tough preseason, we competed against last year's 4A State Champs as well as other teams that made deep playoff runs which helped our team grow and move in the right direction. We are now in the second round of district currently in 3rd place with a record of 5-3-2; 5 wins - 3 loses - 2 (ties) won in penalty shootouts.
Spanish/Boys Soccer Coach