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Weatherford High School - April 16 - 22 - Vol. 2, Ed. 30

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Monday, April 16

JV Baseball @ Fossil Ridge HS 6:00

9th Baseball vs. Fossil Ridge HS @ NGC 6:00


Tuesday, April 17

Varsity/JV Softball @ Haltom HS 5:00/7:00

Varsity Baseball vs. Fossil Ridge HS @ NGC 7:30


Thursday, April 19

Varsity Boys/Girls Track & Field AREA Meet @ Keller ISD Stadium


Friday, April 20

Varsity/JV Softball @ Keller Central HS 5:00/7:00

Varsity Baseball @ Fossil Ridge HS 7:30


Saturday, April 21

JV Baseball vs. Fossil Ridge HS @ NGC 10:00 & 12:00

9th Baseball @ Fossil Ridge HS 10:00 & 12:00


*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.

Cosmetology I Parent/Student Meetings

We are offering a second parent meeting for students who will be taking Cosmetology I next year.

This meeting is extremely important so please make every effort to be there.

Tuesday, April 17 @ 6:30 NGC Cafeteria (enter through the north door)

Any questions? Contact Lori Lindsey at 817-598-2858 ext 3526.

See you there!

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

Check out our latest stories!

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School Safety Under Review by Jade Hebbert, Editor in Chief


Regardless of where you stand on this issue, it is up to you- to all of us- to keep learning, keep speaking, keep listening, keep understanding, and keep searching for a solution to save as many lives as we can. It is imperative that we continue this conversation. READ MORE »»


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Go to WHSGrassBurr.com to see great articles about WHS!

Khan Academy SAT Practice

WHS students have access to FREE, personalized Official SAT Practice through Khan Academy. This year, KA have launched enhancements such as more practice tests, coaching tools for educators so they can monitor usage and progress, and a tool to help students practice for the essay.

Now is the perfect time to help students get connected to Khan so they can prepare for college admissions testing in the spring and summer. Khan has research that shows students who spent an average of 20 hours with Khan increased their SAT score an average of 115 points.

Here are some resources for students:

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YEARBOOK COUNTDOWN

Because we have SOLD OUT of YEARBOOKS the last TWO years, the MelonVine staff made the decision to order FORTY EXTRA BOOKS.


How do YOU get one? Easy...


They are ON SALE NOW for $95 at SMART-PAY.com until they are GONE!


Don’t miss out on this FINAL OPPORTUNITY to get a yearbook. They are going to be amazingly awesome, super cool, and freakishly great!!


Just go to bit.ly/MVYB18 NOW!


29 Books Left For Sale

20 School Days Left until Distribution

#Collegiance = Possible Cash Prizes

For Students: The annual #Collegiance Campaign for students has launched. #Collegiance celebrates high school students making their college decision by encouraging them to pledge their #Collegiance on Instagram. Students who create an original and creative Instagram video, Boomerang, or photo will be entered for a chance to win one of 10 cash prizes. The winners will be selected by media and film professors from College Board member institutions. Student submissions are due on May 15, 2018. You can find more information about the competition here:https://pages.collegeboard.org/collegiance.
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PROM COURT VOTING THROUGH THURSDAY 4:00pm!

Hey Seniors! You were sent an email to vote for the Prom Court. Please select 5 guys and 5 girls that will be on the Prom Court. We will vote again the week before Prom to select the winners of Prom King and Queen which will be announced at Prom on April 28th. Voting for the court will end on Thursday, April 19th at 4:00.​ Make sure to go to your email to vote!

PROM Tickets STILL AVAILABLE

Hey Seniors, Prom tickets are now $100 per ticket. You can purchase your ticket online at weatherfordisd.revtrak.net or you can come to the front office to use cash or check to purchase your ticket. If you purchase them online, you need to bring a copy of your receipt as well as the Student Information Sheet from the packet to the front office. Also, please make sure you answer the Transportation Question that was sent to you from Mrs. Gonzalez on a google form to your school email. We need to know how many buses we will need to provide transportation back to Weatherford after prom. Email Mrs. Gonzalez at hgonzalez@weatherfordisd.com if you have any questions at all.

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It's Not Too Late To Sign Up For Project Prom

SENIORS, you are NOT going to want to miss Project Prom. You do NOT have to attend Prom to attend Project Prom. Go by the front office for a form, or click here to access the 2018 Project Prom Contract.

CEF Construction Job Fair

Attention Current Seniors!

Not sure what your plans are after high school? Interested in learning more about the Construction Industry?

Join us for the CEF Construction Job Fair

Thursday, April 19th 5:30-7:30 pm

ntcef.org


Location:

Construction Education Foundation

1401 W. Royal Lane

DFW Airport, TX 75261

WHS will provide transportation, if needed.

Bring a resume!

Parents may attend as well.

Stop by the Career Center to sign up by April 4th or contact Lori Lindsey at 817-598-2858 x3526

Living the Wild Life

The Weatherford FFA Wildlife Team took 2nd place in Area 5 of the Texas FFA at the Region 5 Wildlife Career Development Events Competition on Monday. The team was led by Cooper Coffee who placed 3rd overall and helped the team secure a spot in the State competition to be held in Junction, TX later this month. Also making valuable contributions to the team's success are Thayne Garnett, Avery Decker, and Grace Donaldson.


Way to go, FFA!

Band Blast

The Auction Concert was a huge success! Hundreds of people came out to support the WISD Bands and Color Guards as they performed throughout the evening. Thank you to all those who came out to listen and bid on our auction items. Your support means so much to us. Here are some pictures of some of the ensembles performing in that concert.

*GOOD LUCK TO WIND SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC 1 AS THEY COMPETE AT UIL CONCERT/SIGHT READING CONTEST THIS WEEK.*

**STUDENT WILL ALSO BE TRAVELING TO COMPETE IN CORPUS CHRISTI OVER THE WEEKEND AS WELL.**

Upcoming Dates for the WHS Band and Color Guard:

UIL Concert/Sight-reading Contest - April 18-19th @ Burleson HS

Spring Band Trip to Corpus Christi - April 20-22nd

Spring Concert - May 22nd @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

State Solo and Ensemble Contest - May 25-26th @ UT Austin

Graduation Performance - June 4th

Rodeo Parade - June 6th @ NGC (Meet at 4:30 pm, pick up at Cherry Park by 5:30 pm)

June Band Camp – June 4th-8th @ WHS (8:00-11:00 am and 12:30-3:30 pm)

Summer Band Starts July 30th​


**photos by Nikki Westbrook

On Saturday, April 7th, Brannon Heltzel won 2nd place in the second round of the Rotary Four Way Speech Contest. He qualified to compete in the big, final round contest in Fort Worth on May 19. He stands to win $1,200. He's already won $200!


Congrats, Brannon, and good luck in May!

News From Home Plate

The Kangaroo Baseball team traveled to Haltom last week and got a big win beating the Buffalos 9-3. Zach Swain pitch 6 Innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits and 5 strikeouts. The offense was led by James Moreno, Hunter McMillin and Lukas Loran all with 2 hits a piece. Moreno had 3 RBI's on a bases clearing triple. The Kangaroos faced Haltom again in the rematch last Friday at home on our Senior Night.

An Ambitious Production - Macbeth

The WHS Theater Off the Square and the Weatherford Shakespeare Festival's production of Macbeth is coming to town. After a rousing success with Taming of the Shrew last year, WSF is back with more vendors and Shakespeare's great tragedy in which our very own Mr. Adam Kullman will be playing the title role. Everyone is invited. This event is free!


Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
*To be produced at the Heritage Park Amphitheater

April 27th-April 28th

What is the story of Macbeth? A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.

Students Attend Imagination Celebration

Recently, students attended an event called, “Imagination Texas” – A special weekend celebrating the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Check out this video to see the fun! Imagination Celebration

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES!

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Lady Roo Volleyball Camp

Lady Roo Volleyball would like to invite you to our 2018 Volleyball Camp. Thanks for the support this year.

Learn the Lady Roo VB way at volleyball camp. Family, Fun, Competitive.

2018 District Champions

2018 Bi-District Champions

2018 Area Champions

2018 Regional Quarterfinal Champions

2018 Regional Semi-finalist (First Time in School History)

Click here for Lady Roo Volleyball Camp flyer

When: June 4th-7th

Where: WHS Gym

Time: 9:00 – 11:00am (1st-6th Grade)

12:00 – 2:30pm (7th-9th Grade)

STEP 1

Register Online:

https://goo.gl/forms/N1dIOq7wAP76BXgh1

STEP 2

Pay online:

https://squareup.com/store/ladyroovb

Scholarship Opportunities

Students, if you are planning to take a dual credit class next year, you may be eligible for the Texas Bank Scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must agree to perform 20 hours of community service per semester and also have a financial need. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to turn in the application is April 19. You will need to turn in a copy of your TSI scores with your application. If you need more information about taking the TSI, please see your counselor.


Weatherford Optimist Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship for a senior that has at least a 2.5 GPA and will be attending Weatherford College. Finalists may be invited to have a personal interview. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply is May 1.


For more scholarship opportunities, click on April Scholarship Newsletter.

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.

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Connect With WHS on Twitter

For up-to-date news including class relocations, sports updates, weather information, and more, follow:

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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

@WHSRooDECA WHS DECA

@RooStuCo WHS Student Council

@WHSJWAC WHS Junior World Affairs Council

@WHS_CTE WHS Career & Technological Education

@SpanishClubWISD WHS Spanish Club

@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!