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Weatherford High School - May 7 - May 13 - Vol. 17

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Friday, May 12

Varsity Baseball vs. El Paso Montwood HS @ Odessa Permian HS - Area Playoff Game 1 4:30pm

Saturday, May 13

Varsity Baseball vs. El Paso Montwood HS @ Odessa Permian HS - Area Playoff Game 2 9:00am, Game 3 - 30 min. after (if necessary)

Wrestling - Freestyle Season in Maverick @ UTA

Baseball Wins Bi-District Championship!

The Kangaroo Baseball team toppled Mansfield High School in a 3 game series this past weekend in front of a packed home crowd!

The Roos will now face El Paso Montwood High School in an AREA playoff series that will be held this Friday and Saturday at Odessa Permian High School. Congratulations and best of luck, Roos!

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Students, do you need to take the SAT for college? The SAT will be given here at WHS for the first time ever on Saturday, June 3rd! This is a great opportunity to take the SAT right here at your school. The deadline to register at is Tuesday, May 9th. Again, the SAT will be given at WHS for the first time ever on Saturday, June 3rd. For questions about the SAT or to see if you are eligible for a fee waiver, email your counselor or stop by the Counseling Center. Register for the SAT online at and select Weatherford High School.
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Pie In The Face for Make A Wish Foundation - TUESDAY

Thank you so much for continuing to donate to Make-A-Wish! We have passed our goal and are reaching for the stars! Hat Day brought in double what we expected, and we only hope to raise more with the Pie-In-The-Face. Make sure to stop by the main foyer Tuesday, May 9th to see your voted-for teacher get pied in the face!
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WHS Senior Day Opt-Out Form

If you do not want your Senior to participate in the off-campus

activities of the day please click on the link and complete the


Graduation Seat Auction

Graduation (June 3rd) is fast approaching! Don't miss this opportunity to bid on RESERVED SEATING at the Ft. Worth Convention Center for graduation night while helping Project Graduation.

While there are LOTS of great seats in the Ft. Worth Convention Center, six rows will be RESERVED for the high bidders in our Annual GRADUATION SEAT AUCTION. 100% of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to Project Graduation! Please read the attached Information Sheet about the details of the auction and make plans to bid on your reserved seats.

Check the Daily High Bid by going to the WHS website and see the scrolling message across the top of the page.

Your support of Project Graduation is appreciated!

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Project Graduation Permission Forms

Registration Now Open!

All SENIORS are INVITED to attend PROJECT GRADUATION 2017 at Film Alley in Weatherford. This drug- and alcohol-free event following graduation is from 12:00am-5:30am. This event is provided FREE of charge to ALL SENIORS through generous contributions from our Weatherford parents, community organizations and businesses. Seniors will enjoy a night of bowling, movies, arcade games, dancing, prize games, and more! Also, LOTS of food and great prizes!

All seniors MUST REGISTER to attend this event (registration form). Unfortunately, due to the per person cost and the need to provide an accurate headcount for food, etc., there will be NO WALKUP REGISTRATIONS accepted.

The final day to turn in registration forms is Thursday, MAY 18th. Please return completed registration forms to Peggy Vance in the WHS Main Office.

Thank you, Project Graduation Committee

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WHS Advanced Musical Theatre Class - Just Peachy!

The WHS Advanced Musical Theatre class has been working all year to plan and produce their own musical. Every bit of the show is student led, including the direction and music direction! They will be performing a musical based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic, James and the Giant Peach.
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Yearbook Distribution NEXT WEEK!

SENIOR SNEAK PEAK PICKUP - Tuesday, May 16th during MegaLunch in A Gym

JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES - Wednesday, May 17th during MegaLunch in A Gym

FRESHMEN PICKUP - Thursday, May 18th during MegaLunch - Location TBA

Check posted "Do I Have A Yearbook" signs to find if you've already ordered your book.

To get your name on the WAITING LIST for THIS YEAR'S YEARBOOK, please email Mrs. Gilley at or call 817-598-2858 ext. 3587 and leave a message. Thank you!

Visual Arts Scholastic State Winners!

Congratulations to the following WHS Art & CATE students for their win at the Visual Arts Scholastic STATE event in San Antonio.

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Daysia Roberts - 1 State Medal

Aubrey Garnett - 2 State Medals and 1 GOLD Seal Medal

Jack French - 2 State Medals

Korleyan Khem - 1 State Medal

Fournier Signs With St. Mary's University

Last week on May 5, 2017, at 11:00AM in the WHS Outback classroom, senior wrestler Cole Fournier signed for a Wrestling Scholarship to St. Mary’s University – Leavenworth, Kansas. Congratulations, Cole, on your accomplishment!

Optimists Students of May and June

Congratulations to Lane Gilley, Ahmad Chehade, Abby Tharp, and Jade Dunn! These students were chosen to represent WHS as Optimist of the Month for May and June.

Weatherford Claims Team Trophy At Noon Lions Horseshoe Pitching Tournament

The Weatherford High School Horseshoe Pitching Team came to Saturday’s event ready to see history made. Participating in the first ever Parker County High School Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, ringers were quite common and led to a tie in the Single Male Event. Two Champions were crowned from WHS, Alex Soap and Kaden Bell. Their record was 4 wins and 1 loss. The Noon Lions sponsored the tournament at the new horseshoe pits located in Love Street Park.

All 7 Parker County public high schools were invited to be a member of this historic event. Weatherford students showed their stuff by pitching and winning 2 events, Single Male and the Team Trophy.

The Weatherford students who teamed up as Partners were Alex Soap and Kaden Bell, WHS 1 and Cole Wright and Dakota Shafer, WHS 2. Alex Soap and Kaden Bell won 3rd place in the Partners Event.

The Noon Lions of Weatherford want to congratulate the students from WHS for their great effort in this historic event and Principal Kristy Dowd for putting the Weatherford Team together.

Besides sponsor Noon Lions Club, were First Financial Bank, Comanche National Bank and Prosperity Bank.

Choir Spring Concert Rapidly Approaching

WHS Choir's Spring Concert and Silent Auction will be at 7pm on May 16th in the Durant Auditorium. You will NOT want to miss this!
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2017 AP Testing THIS WEEK

Check-in is at 7:30 in B-gym. Testing will be in C-gym. Best of luck!
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Athletic Summer Camps Information

Lady Roo Softball Camp
Hall MS Softball Field
May 31 – June 2, 2017
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Incoming 2nd – 5th graders
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Incoming 6th graders
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Incoming 9th Grade
Cost: $50.00
Contact: Dyane Ritter @

Lady Roos Volleyball Camp
WHS Gymnasiums
June 5 - 8, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Incoming 2nd – 6th Grade ($80.00)
Noon – 2:30 PM – Incoming 7th – Incoming 9th Grade ($100.00)
Contact: Nick Gay @ 817-598-2858 or
Register Online:

Weatherford Boys Basketball Camp
NGC Gymnasiums
June 12 - 15, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Incoming 2nd – 6th Grade ($60.00)
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Incoming 7th – 9th Grade ($80.00)
Contact: Charles Tatum @ 903-556-5549 or

Weatherford Lady Roos Basketball Camp
WHS Gymnasium
June 12 – 15, 2017
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Incoming 1st – 6th Grade
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Incoming 7th – 9th Grade
Cost: $70.00 ($10.00 discount off for each additional sibling)
Contact: Darryn Shearmire @ 817-480-4363 or

Weatherford Baseball and Pitching Camp
Raymond Curtis Field
June 5 - 7, 2017 for incoming 7-9 graders
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Baseball
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Pitching
Advanced Baseball Camp - $85.00
June 19 - 21, 2017 for Grades 1 - 6
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost: Baseball Only - $65.00, Pitching Only - $30.00, and Combo - $85.00
Contact: Jason Lee @ 817-343-1894 or

2017 Weatherford Tennis Camp
WHS Tennis Courts
June 26 – 29, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Incoming 2nd – 5th graders
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Incoming 6th – 9th graders
Cost: $60.00
Contact: Chelsea Gallegos @ 682-229-8649 or

2017 Weatherford Youth Football Camp
WHS Practice Fields
August 7 – 10, 2017
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – 3rd – 5th Grade
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – 6th – 8th Grade (Incoming Freshmen)
Cost: $30.00 for Early Registration or $35.00 Onsite Registration
Contact: Billy Mathis @ 817-598-2858 Ext. 3554 or

Weatherford Summer Strength and Conditioning (TAC)
WHS Outback
June 5 – June 22, 2017
July 10 – July 27, 2017
June 26 – June 29, 2017 (Voluntary Workouts)
Incoming 7 – 12 Graders
WISD Closed 7/3-7/2017
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM – 9th – 12th grade
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – 7th – 8th grade
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM on Tuesday/Thursday – 7th – 12th grade (not in attendance at AM workouts)
Cost: $100.00 (Payable on first day or early thru WISD Community Education)
Contact: Billy Mathis at 817-598-2858 Ext. 3554, or

End Of Season Ladies Soccer Awards

The Lady Roos Soccer Team had their End of Season Banquet recently. Please congratulate the following girls on their awards!

Girls Soccer End of Season Awards 2017

1- Amber Neighbors Academic All-District

Academic All-State

2- Maggie Bustos Academic All-District

Academic All-State


1st Team All-District 3-6A

3- Emma Bradford Academic All-District

4- Sylvia Watson Academic All-District

1st Team All-District 3-6A

TEAM Defensive MVP

5- Gabbie Huggins Academic All-District

3-6A All-District Honorable Mention

7- Madison Bridges Academic All-District

Academic All-State

8- Abby Griffin Academic All-District

9- Eliana Harmer Academic All-District

2nd Team All-District 3-6A

10- Lally Vazquez Academic All-District

Academic All-State

2nd Team All District 3-6A

11- Maria Ramirez Academic All-District

16- Kinzey Boyer Academic All-District

Academic All-State

17- Emma Moorman Academic All-District

Academic All-State

19- Shanna Young Academic All-District

​3-6A All-District Honorable Mention

20- Kaylin Mooney Academic All-District

Academic All-State

TEAM Midfield MVP

3-6A All-District Honorable Mention

21- Rachel Knesek Academic All District

Academic All-State

22- Chloe Peacock Academic All-District

Academic All-State

23- Juni Ejere Academic All-District

2-6A All District Honorable Mention

TEAM Offensive MVP

24- Britt Ogle Academic All-District

99- Jordan Yarborough Academic All-District

Academic All-State

Mgr- Madison Keahey Academic All-District

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Dual Credit Information

Texas Bank Dual Credit Workforce Education Scholarship application:

Deadline is April 28 to submit the application to the Counseling Center

TSI Testing Calendar for Dual Credit link.

The 4 dates are first come, first serve. See the form for specific instructions on the pre-assessment that must be completed and paying for the test(s).

WHS website – Guidance & Counseling – Dual Credit link.

Students will find information about how to register for Dual Credit courses and the different courses that are available.

Deadline to register for DC at WHS was March 9.

Deadline to register for DC at Weatherford College is May 24.

Seniors, Have You Received Some Scholarships?

Please see Mrs. Gini Lott in the Counseling Center if you have received a scholarship. The Counseling Center is trying to keep a tally of all the great financial awards the Class of 2017 has received. Thank you!

Senior Selfies

StuCo Red, White, & Roo want to recognize YOU. As soon as you get accepted to a college, take a selfie with your acceptance letter and tag #RoosGoTo and then hashtag your college/technical school/military branch.

We'll be on the lookout for you and your amazing achievement!

Check out the Job Board!

Located at the top of the K Hall Stairs outside of the Career Center

Need a part time job? Check out the Jobs Board for the latest information on who’s hiring!

Scholarship Information

Seniors: Be sure to check out the new scholarship website – E-Scholarships USA. Go to User name: weatherford, Password: weatherford

Available Scholarships

Attention Seniors – Scholarship season is here! Did you know that last year’s senior class was awarded over $3.5 million dollars in scholarships? Let’s make this year the best year ever for scholarship awards. Many scholarships have deadlines coming up right away. Scholarships are available for all students who have a desire to attend college. Go to the Counseling Office often to get the latest information on scholarships and pick up applications.

For more scholarships available go to WHS May Scholarship Newsletter.

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@RooPride Roo Football Coaches

@WHSRooFootball WHS Football

@WHSLadyRooVB WHS Volleyball

@WHSBlueBelles Blue Belles

@WHSRooTennis WHS Tennis

@WHSRooCheer WHS Cheerleaders

@WHSRooBand The Mighty Roo Band

@WHSRooTheatre WHS Theatre

@RooBasketball Men's & Women's Basketball

@WHSRooBaseball WHS Baseball

@WHSRoosSoftball WHS Softball

@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

@WHSMelonVine WHS MelonVine Yearbook news and announcements

@RooPrincipal Mrs. Dowd

Last and certainly not least, check out #RooPride and #WhyWISD to see all the reasons why we bleed blue!