The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 Ed.16 - Dec. 17th - 21st

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, December 17

9A/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball @ Birdville HS 6:30/6:30/8:00

JV/Varsity/9th Girls Basketball v. Richland @ WHS 4:30/6:00/7:30


Friday, December 20

9A/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball @ Wichita Falls Rider 2:00/2:00/3:30 PM

9th/JV/Varsity Girls Basketball @ LD Bell 4:30/4:30/6:00


Saturday, December 21

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Arlington Heights (scrimmage) 11:30

Varsity Boys/Girls Wresting @ Doc Hess Invitational, Bryan, TX


Friday, December 27

Varsity Boys Basketball @ Bridgeport TBA

Varsity Girls Basketball @ WHS TBA


Saturday, December 28

Varsity Boys Basketball @ Bridgeport TBA

Varsity Girls Basketball @ WHS TBA

Varsity Girls Soccer v. ALUMNI GAME @ Kangaroo Stadium 11:00


Tuesday, December 31

9A/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball v. Cleburne @ WHS 9:30/9:30/11:00 AM

9th/JV/Varsity Girls Basketball v. Brewer @ WHS 10:00/11:30/1:00

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ North Crowley 11:00/1:00


Thursday, January 2

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Grapevine Tournament TBA


Friday, January 3

9A/9B/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball @ San Angelo Central 3:30/5:00/3:30/5:00 PM

9th/JV/Varsity Girls Basketball @ San Angelo Central 2:00/2:00/3:30

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Grapevine Tournament TBA

Varsity Girls Soccer @ Timberview Tournament TBA

JV Girls Soccer @ North Crowley Tournament TBA

Varsity Boys/Girls Wrestling @ CFISD Invitational, Berry Center, Cypress, TX

JV Girls Wrestling @ Arlington Lamar Invitational, 1400 W. Lamar Blvd.


Saturday, January 4

Varsity Boys Soccer @ Grapevine Tournament TBA

Varsity Boys/Girls Wrestling @ CFISD Invitational, Berry Center, Cypress, TX

JV Girls Wrestling @ Arlington Lamar Invitational, 1400 W. Lamar Blvd.

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

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EXEMPTION DETAILS AND REMINDERS

**Administrator’s will be the last ones to sign the exemption form. These steps must be completed first:

1.Teacher signature

2. parent/guardian signature

3. fines paid

Finally Administrators signature, this may take place next week.

For students to leave Monday for exemptions the student must have signatures to be exempt from 1st/3rd teachers, fines paid and discipline exemption meet and then Admin can sign. Students will present form at doors to be able to leave.

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FINALS & EXEPTIONS

1. All students must be present the first 2 periods of the school day or they will lose all their exemption status. Exception - have valid Doctor's note, or if a funeral has been attended they will need to bring a funeral announcement.


2. The Exemption Form is the exit ticket, if you lose the form in will not be replaced and you will lose your exemptions.


3. If you are exempt you must have a parent/guardian signature in order to be exempt.


4. Students will only be able to leave the building through the Front Main entrance or at WHS Main through the main gym entrance.


5. Parents at WHS-Main who will be picking up your student need to enter through the SOUTH gate and exit through the NORTH gate.


6. Students that drive will only be allowed to exit through the SOUTH gate. Your exemption form will be rechecked at this gate.


7. If you have a "Late Arrival" or "Early Release" you still must be at class in the morning. You will report to Gym "C" for those class periods.


8. If you are required to take a final and you do not miss the final, you will be given a "0" for the Exam grade. The grade will stay a "0" until you come in before or after school on the week we get back from Holiday break, January 6th - 10th.

Exemption Policy for Final Exams - WISD

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December Food Booth - Wed 18th

8:00 - 11:35 on Wednesday Dec 18th! Cash only.

Organizations will be selling:

Student Council -- Cokes/sprites, Christmas sugar cookies

Sophomore Class -- Candy bags

Fashion Club -- Nachos

Senior Class -- Hot Chocolate, Donuts

Theatre -- Scrunchies

WHS HOSA Club Hosts Stuffed Animal Drive Through Thursday!

HOSA club at the Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport in case you can also use it.

Cook Children’s Teddy Bear Transport is a pediatric air and ground transport program that moves critically ill or injured babies and children to Cook Children’s Medical Center from all over Texas and surrounding states so that they can achieve the level of medical care that they need. This year our WHS HOSA club will be supporting their efforts by collecting small stuffed animals for the medical team to hand out to the children they are transporting. If you would like to participate please bring a new stuffed animal to place in the donation boxes located in the front foyer and the CTC building. The drive will run through Thursday December 19th.

Varsity Girls Soccer ALUMNI Game!

Please come out and join us at the Girls Varsity Soccer team v. Alumni game on December 28th at 11:00 in the Kangaroo Stadium.


We have partnered with Children's Advocacy Center of Parker County. The gate fee is a DONATION -- bring hygiene items, toys, blankets, etc!


**The Mission of the Children's Advocacy Center of Parker County is to end the cycle of abuse by giving the children of Parker County a voice.


Come on out and watch some quality entertainment!!


Want to help even more? CACPC wish list-


  • DVDs – Disney movies (all ages)
  • $10 - $25 Gift Cards From Walmart
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic School Supplies
  • Coffee
  • Bottled water

HOSA Hosts Blood Drive - Dec. 30th

WHS HOSA is working with Weatherford Rotary Club to sponsor another blood drive over Christmas break. It will be December 30th from 11-3 at Shep’s Place.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/597916601037330/

WHS Staff Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest Results

1ST place is Reca Moran- Ugliest

2nd place is Kevin Herring- Uglier

3rd place is Eduardo Rodriguez-Ugly


Thank you to all the contestants:

  1. Angela Trenthom - Santa Cats
  2. Jeffery Lemon - The Christmas Tree Cat
  3. Lisa Ensley - Ginger Bread Fun
  4. Peggy Vance - Believe
  5. BJ Brann - Christmas Elf & Reindeer Time
  6. Linda Dyer -Oh Christmas Tree
  7. Kevin Herring - Kitty with the Christmas Bow Tie
  8. Morgan Wright - Llama Too Christmas
  9. William Barber - Hockey Fun Santa
  10. Eduardo Rodriquez - Mismatch Christmas Spirit
  11. Angela Martinez - Christmas Special
  12. Mason Kuettel - Rocking Bright Dinosaurs
  13. Wendy Zimring - By the Light of the Fire Place
  14. Reca Moran - Christmas Present Gone Wrong

Academic Planning Guide

Everything you need to know for your student's academic career in WISD.


2020-'21 Academic Planning Guide

2020-21 REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year begins in January! Counselors will be working with WHS students on the following schedule to get them enrolled for next year’s courses. Course selection sheets will be available soon.

Rising Seniors (current juniors) – January 7-10

Rising Juniors (current sophomores) – January 13-16

Rising Sophomores (current freshmen) – January 21-24

Holiday party during lunch with a student led secret Santa!

Band Blast

On Saturday December 14, several students competed in the next round of the All State process held at Timber Creek HS. Students perform prepared etudes in front of a blind panel, and were then ranked overall and then divided into one of three possible ensembles. Some are also chosen to continue on to the Area level which will take place in January.


The following students were selected for the Region 30 bands. They will attend a Clinic and Concert event held in Keller ISD on January 17th. More information will be available closer to the event. Please congratulate these students on this fantastic achievement.


Heather Parish - 7th Chair Flute, Symphonic Band

Vi Hilliard - 2nd Chair Piccolo, Concert Band (advancing to area)
Alicia German - 8th Chair Flute, Concert Band
Mark White - 2nd Chair Bassoon, Concert Band (advancing to Area)
Macy Mashburn - 7th Chair Horn, Concert Band
Cole Gaines - 2nd Chair Tuba, Concert Band

Alana Benavidez- 9th Chair Flute, Freshman Band
Jeremy Korum- 2nd Chair Euphonium, Freshman Band

Caroling Band

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Band Fundraiser!

Band is selling frame worthy 5x7 Christmas Cards for $2 each.

They come with an envelope but can be used as a postcard as well.

Coming Soon to the WHS Theatre Department!

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Advanced Construction and Architecture Jobsite Visit

Mr. Eagleston and his students!
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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships.


Below are deadline notifications for two of our partners:

TheDream.US

TheDream.US is the nation's largest college access and success program for immigrant youth with DACA or TPS status, or that meet TheDream.US immigration eligibility criteria. It opened its new round of scholarship applications for the 2020-21 academic year on November 1, 2019. TheDream.US has provided more than 6,000 scholarships to students who are attending one of its more than 75 partner colleges and universities in 15 states and Washington, D.C.


The National Scholarship, an up-to-$33,000 scholarship for high school or first-time college students and community college graduates, closes February 27, 2020. The Opportunity Scholarship, an up-to-$80,000 scholarship for first-time college students, closes January 30, 2020.
Learn more by visiting thedream.us/scholarships/.


The Jackie Robinson Foundation

No one succeeds in college alone. That's why The Jackie Robinson Foundation offers promising minority students not only a generous four-year grant to assist with the costs of attending college, but also a full support network of fellow scholars, alumni, and professional mentors to help them excel in school and beyond.


The deadline for applications is February 1, 2020, so encourage your eligible students to apply right away.

Learn more by visiting jackierobinson.org/apply/.


The highly competitive, nonrenewable, need- and merit-based Cobell Scholarship Program, administered by Indigenous Education, Inc., provides scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled members of U.S. federally recognized tribes, pursuing vocational, undergraduate, and graduate degrees at nonprofit institutions.

Applications are accepted December 15 through March 31 annually for the upcoming academic year through the Online Application and Student Information System (OASIS). Applicants begin by creating a general application profile in OASIS, after which they're matched to the available scholarship opportunities for which they're qualified.

Visit cobellscholar.org for more information on the Cobell Summer Scholarship application (open February 14 through May 4 each year), vocational-specific opportunities, the Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, and other external scholarships.

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Got questions/comments? Please email sgilley@weatherfordisd.com