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Weatherford High School - Dec. 4 - Dec. 10 - Vol. 2, Ed. 14

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Monday, December 4

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Euless Trinity, Trinity HS 6/7:30

Tuesday, December 5

9A/JV/V Boys Basketball @ WF Rider HS 5:00/5:00/6:30

Thursday, December 7

9A/JV/V Boys Basketball in Decatur Invitational @ Decatur HS TBA

Friday, December 8

9A/JV/V Boys Basketball in Decatur Invitational @ Decatur HS TBA

Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Adelaide Blue Devils (Australia) @ WHS 6:30

9A/JV Girls Basketball vs. Grapevine @ WHS 5:00/5:00

Varsity Girls Wrestling in Texas Ladies Classic @ Frisco HS 3:00pm

JV Boys& Girls Wrestling in Outback Invitational @ NGC 9am

Saturday, December 9

9A/JV/V Boys Basketball in Decatur Invitational @ Decatur HS TBA

Varsity Boys Wrestling in Outback Invitational @ NGC 8:30 am

Varsity Girls Wrestling in Texas Ladies Classic @ Frisco HS 9am

North Texas High School Rodeo Association hosted by Rodeo Teams of Mansfield

*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.

EOC Retesting This Week

Monday - EOC English 1 Retest

Tuesday - EOC Algebra 1 & US History Retest

Wednesday - EOC English 2 Retest

Thursday - EOC Biology Retest

Friday - MakeUp Day

Lady Roos, Interested in Running Track? Come WEDNESDAY!

There will be a MANDATORY track meeting for all girls wanting to run track this season in room K108 during B block on Wednesday December 6th. Be there on time, and it should only last 10 minutes.
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Club de Español -- FRIDAY

Spanish Club

Christmas Art

We are having a painting party this Friday, December 8.

Come to H106 – Miss Briggs’s room

B-block of Megalunch

Questions? Ask Miss Briggs or an officer.

¡Hasta pronto!

Martin Luther King Essay/Coloring Contest - Deadline FRIDAY

Please submit all art work and essays by 4:00 PM to ADMIN A (WHS Front Office) DECEMBER 8TH. Good Luck!

TOY DRIVE Through December 10th

This year, the Community Service Club is putting on a Christmas toy drive to benefit our Weatherford ISD students in need. We are accepting donations such as new toys for boys and girls of all ages, wrapping paper, and tape. If you would like to make a difference in our community, please bring your donations to F205 in Mrs. Brown's room between now and December 10th. Thank you for supporting our community!

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

Check out our latest story!

A Loyal Roo: Laci Blanton by Shelby Gilley, Staff Writer

"Roo Pride. We hear it constantly, but what does it really mean to have school spirit? Well, senior Laci Blanton is a picture perfect example of what it means to ‘bleed blue’. This girl does it all and does it well. She’s both a WHS Blue Belle and WHS Cheerleader, and this school year will be her 4th year of happily juggling both." Read all about it!

Go to to see other great articles about WHS!

More Than Fun & Games

On Thursday Nov. 9th, Mr. Fredrickson's Advanced Animation class took a field trip to the National Video Game Museum in Frisco, Texas. The students had a fantastic time witnessing the evolution of the game industry from the 1970s to the present day. They were able to actually play old outdated games and learned of the many careers that are being created in the gaming and entertainment industry.
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Lady Roos Basketball News

"Anna (Jefferson-Polk) busts 30 to lead the Lady Roos to 6 in a row.

​After a slow start that was a turnover fest, the Lady Roos regrouped at halftime and put it in the hands off Anna Jefferson-Polk, who responded and took charge on the floor as Gabbie Huggins, Tyara Buckner, Kara Rothrock, Nicole Martinez, and Kara Rothrock dominated on the glass and forced the Lady Hornets of Azle into a plethora of turnovers and ran away with a 52-39 win.

Anna lead the pack with 30pts, and Gabbie Huggins had 9pts and 14 rebounds, and Kara Rothrock had 9pts and 7 steals.

The Lady Roos improved to 7-4 heading into the Granbury Tny.

Thursday the Lady Roos lost two straight games, both by 3 to Burleson Centennial and Grandview, both games 49-46.​

The Lady Roos then regrouped Friday with a 55-38 win over Sweetwater, where Anna, Gabbie, and Kara Rothrock all hit double digits with 18, 12, and 11 to get in the Bronze finals Saturday morning against Lake Dallas, where the Lady Roos put on a defensive display in the second half to pull away with a 47-33 win over the Lady Falcons. Anna Jefferson-Polk racked up 16 in the win.

The Lady Roos travel to Euless Trinity Monday night at 6:30 and then return home one more time Friday Dec 8th to take on the Blue Devils of Adelaide of Southern Austrailia at 6:30pm. Should be a shrimp on the barbie good time!

The Freshman and JV play at 5pm Friday vs Grapevine here as well."

--Coach Shearmire

News from the Fightin' Roo Marching Band

The following 24 students advanced to Phase 2 of the Region 30 Band Auditions. They will compete in the next round of competition on Dec. 9th at Timber Creek HS. Congratulations!


Jenny Smith - 2nd Chair

Alicia German - 4th Chair

Jasmine Garcia - 7th Chair


​Katie Parks - 4th Chair

Emily Rowe - 7th Chair

Erykah Gieb - 7th Chair
Grace Paris - 10th Chair

Kayla Northrip - 11th Chair

Alto Saxophone

Jack Waldron - 4th Chair

Connor Bezio - 5th Chair

Duncan Westbrook - 6th Chair


Drake Rogers - 3rd Chair

Austin Miller - 10th Chair


Leah Gilstrap - 10th Chair


Sam Shaw - 1st Chair
Mason Christiansen - 4th Chair

Adam Ortiz - 6th Chair

Ellie Lewis - 8th Chair


Sawyer Blackwell - 3rd Chair

Noah Johnston - 6th Chair


Caleb Farmer- 1st Chair

Andrew Wortman- 4th Chair

Audrey Carter- 4th Chair


J.T. Baker - 3rd Chair

Students also performed in the Holiday Parade on December 2nd. We hope you came out to enjoy the Fightin' Roo Marching Band's rendition of "Jingle Bells" to start your holiday Season. See a bit of it here:

Please come out and enjoy our Holiday Concert on December 12 at 7 pm in the Durant Auditorium.

Future Dates for the Band and Guard:

Phase 2/9th Grade Region Band Auditions - December 9th @ Timber Creek HS

Winter Concert - December 12 in Durant Auditorium @ 7:00 pm

Varsity Wrestling Takes 1st in Austin Tourney

This Friday and Saturday, the boys and girls varsity wrestlers travelled to Austin for the Capital Classic Wrestling Tournament. There were over 30 teams for boys and over 30 teams for girls. 4 top 20 state ranked boys teams and 3 top 20 state ranked girls teams. We had a great showing by finishing 1st in both divisions. Our boys team won the tournament by 64 points and the girls won by 34. Here is a list of the placers from the tournament:

Austin Herle 4th

Kalen Napier 1st

Alexis Espinosa 4th

Mason Woodward 3rd

Zane Heck 1st

Jeremiah Hatfield 2nd

Terell Napier 3rd

Camille Fournier 1st

Kaitlyn Synder Jones 4th

Kadee Kelly 3rd

Jessica Luna 4th

Kaylynn Green 3rd

Karissa Pratt 2nd

Sydney Fenus 2nd

Blue Belles Dazzle At Christmas Parade

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1000 POINTS for WHS

"Incredibly blessed to reach 1,000 points in a Weatherford Jersey! #AGTG," Grayson Stinson's twitter post read.

Congratulations, Grayson! What can we add, but WOW!!

Homerun! Two Softball Players Sign Letters of Intent

We are excited to announce that two Lady Roos softball players signed Letters of Intent to play ball at the collegiate level! Join us in congratulating Kristen Kamnick for signing with Weatherford College and Grace Davis for signing with Henderson State University!

Above the Bar -- Griffin Signs With Tarleton

Congratulations to Cassidy Griffin! She signed a National Letter of Intent to pole vault at Tarleton State University!

"Tripp" of a Lifetime

Wright Elementary was honored to host a magical event yesterday! Tripp Fowler was surrounded by a mob of Roos. See the story here: #RoosCare Make-A-Wish North Texas Disney
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Congratulations, WHS Debate Team!

The Weatherford High School Debate Team competed against 63 Lincoln-Douglas debaters from 45 North Texas high schools at the Burleson Spartan-Elk UIL Invitational Tournament yesterday.

Lauren White (senior) won FIRST PLACE and BEST SPEAKER awards for Lincoln-Douglas Debate. She went undefeated for four rounds and scored a total of 119 points.

Brannon Heltzel (senior) went 3-1 and scored a total of 115 points

J.D. Blankenship (senior) went 3-1 and scored a total of 110 points.

Gavin McFadden (sophomore) went 1-3 and scored a total of 108 points.

Also, Noah Traylor (junior) advanced to the finals and won SIXTH PLACE for the Extemporaneous Informative speaking event. 27 speakers competed in this event.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Burger King Scholarship: Scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $50,000 are available for students based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community service. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Applicants must have a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale and be planning to attend a two-year college, a four-year college, or a vocational-technical school. Go to for more information about the scholarship and an online application.

AXA Achievement Scholarships: Students who have ambition and determination to reach their goals are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Scholarships for $2,500, $10,000, and $25,000 will be awarded. The application deadline is December 15, 2017. Go to for more information and to apply for the scholarship.

For more scholarship opportunities, click here December 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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@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

@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!