Weatherford High School

January 17-26, 2016

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MLK Jr. Day Celebration

You are invited to attend the 24th Annual MLK Jr. Day Celebration hosted by the Parker County/Weatherford NAACP Branch will be held at Hall Middle School on Monday, January 18th at 5:30 pm.

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Go support our teams! Tweet your support with #roopride.

January 19, 2016

JV/V Boys Basketball vs. Arlington Lamar @ WHS 6:00/7:30

V/JV Girls Basketball vs. Arlington Lamar @ WHS 6:00/7:30


January 20, 2016

9A/9B Girls Basketball @ Arlington Lamar 6:00/7:30


January 21, 2016

V Boys Soccer vs. E.M.S. @ Chisholm Trail High School


January 22, 2016

V Wresting @ Arlington Heights

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Arlington Bowie 6:00/7:30

V/JV Girls Basketball @ Arlington Bowie 6:00/7:30

9A/9B Girls Basketball vs. Arlington Lamar @ WHS 6:00/7:30

JV Boys Soccer @ Weatherford JV Tourney at Roo Stadium

V Boys Soccer vs. E.M.S. @ Chisholm Trail High School

JV Girls Soccer @ Mineral Wells


January 23, 2016

V/JV Wresting @ Arlington Heights

G Wresting @ Sam Houston 8:00 am

V Boys Soccer vs. E.M.S. @ Chisholm Trail High School

JV Boys Soccer @ Weatherford JV Tourney at Roo Stadium

Project Graduation Meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 6:00pm

Senior Parents:

Tuesday, January 19th at 6:00pm in the WHS Cafeteria we will be having a Project Graduation meeting to organize this years' event. This is a post-graduation event for our seniors that is hosted by the WHS Senior class parents.

Please join us for this very important meeting.

Come out this week to see our theater students in "Seussical: The Musical."

Location: Durant Auditorium


Performances on January 21, 22, 23 will be at 7:00 PM.

Performance on January 24 will be at 2:00 PM.

Cost is $10.00


School performance will be during during 2nd period on January 22. Cost is $3 for that showing.

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SAVE THE DATE!

ACT is coming to WHS.


Online testing April 9.

For WHS students only at a reduced rate.

More details to come.

WHS CHEER TRY-OUT Schedule has changed!

2016 WHS Cheer Program Tryout Schedule


Informational Meeting

February 25rd, 2016 in WHS cafeteria

You must attend this meeting with your parents to be eligible for try-outs.


Practice Dates

Tuesday, March 8th; Wednesday, March 9th; & Thursday, March 10th


Try-out Date

Friday, March 11, 2016

All Cheer Practices and Try-outs will be held in WHS Outback!


Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/WHScheertryoutsinfo

ROO SCHOLARSHIP REPORT

The January ROO Scholarship Report has many new scholarship opportunities which include:


Texas Telephone Association Foundation Scholarship

The McFarland Fund Scholarship

W. Price Jr. Memorial Scholarship

AJX Foundation Scholarship

The Fountainhead Essay Contest


Click here for more information: http://tinyurl.com/JanuaryRooScholarships

Weatherford College opens online scholarship application!

Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application for the 2016-17 academic year. Academic scholarships, funded by the Weatherford College Foundation, will be awarded after the March 21 application deadline.


The WC Foundation gave more than $225,000 in privately-funded scholarships in the 2014-15 academic year and is on track to surpass that amount this year.

“We have some great supporters who have given generously to help our students succeed,” said Brent Baker, WC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Foundation. “It’s always inspiring to hear these students’ stories and know our donors’ gifts are being put to good use.”


Students can find the online application on the college’s website, www.wc.edu. Click on “Admissions & Financial Aid” and then “Scholarship Application.” The direct link is https://www.wcinstruction.net/webforms/scholarship.html.

AP English Practice Exam for AP Language and AP Literature

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 8am-12pm

2121 Bethel Road

Weatherford, TX

Students will need to report to the cafeteria for this practice exam.

Final Push On MelonVine Yearbook Pre-Order

The MelonVine staff has an Exact Quantity deadline of JANUARY 31st. Please go to Smart-Pay.com to order yours today! Some books may be available for a $100 cash sale upon delivery, but those will be less in number than in the past. We want everyone to have a book!


More pages, more pictures than ever before!

For more information students can come see Mrs. Gilley in Room F210.

News from the WHS Band

This past weekend, 23 Weatherford Band students competed for a spot in the All-State Band. Cody Coen won 1st chair bassoon and Caleb Moss won 1st chair euphonium for a spot in the All-State Band. These two outstanding musicians beat out competition from 4 regions that stretches from Arlington to El Paso.


Cody and Caleb will travel to San Antonio to participate in the All-State Band Clinic and Concert from February 10-14.

Three WHS students earn seat in the Texas All State Choir

At WHS, we begin summer All State Workshops the first Monday in August and work until school starts. The first round is held in September. In our Region, over 150 students auditioned for each voice part to earn their way to the second round. At round 2, the top 48 are narrowed to the top 12. In the third round, those 12 are narrowed down to the top 5. Those 5 advance to the Area round. We competed this weekend with 4 other Regions that stretch from Grapevine to El Paso. These were the top 20 singers from the over 600 who began auditioning in their voice part. The top four of each voice part from each Area make the Texas All State Mixed Choir and places 5-10 make either the All State Men's or Women's Chorus. Statewide over 10,000 students auditioned for less than 300 seats in 1 of 3 All State Choirs.


These three ladies earned a seat in the Texas All State Choir for the second year in a row.

Lili Holguin 1st Chair Soprano 1 Texas All State Mixed Choir

Rachel Ward 3rd Chair Alto 1 Texas All State Mixed Choir

Emily Hatch 10th Chair Alto 1 Texas All State Women's Choir


All three students study voice with Carol Pyle and are members of WHS A Cappella Mixed Choir and Kanga Singers.


Come by the choir room to see our perennial plaque which honors every WHS Choir student who earned a place in the Texas All State Choir since its inception.

News from the Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club went to district competition this weekend and the students did an excellent job!! All the students worked very hard, competed in many difficult scenarios and made Weatherford proud!


We had 7 students who will progress to state.


Kaci Jones 2nd place felony traffic stop

Ethan Blakenship 2nd place felony traffic stop

Colton Dees 2nd place felony traffic stop

Nicole Patterson 2nd place Crime Case Analysis

Taylor Lowery 2nd place Crime Case Analysis

Cody McMurray 2nd place male obstacle course

Michael (Mikey) Smith 3rd place Fire Search and Rescue

Weatherford FFA Tractor Technician team finishes well at competition.

The Weatherford FFA Tractor Technician team traveled to Wallis, TX over the weekend to compete in the Brazos Tractor Tech Competition. The team had an outstanding day and finished second, overall. Kaleb Watson, Ryan Carper, and Andy Wiley successfully repaired three tractor system failures and were able to get their tractor running and through the driver's safety course. Andy was also recognized for finishing in 6th place, individually.

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The Weatherford High School Practicum program is proud to present the newest graduates of the Certified Nurse Aid Program! This test is very challenging even for adults entering the field of medicine. Students who participate, earn a license to practice at local nursing homes, and many of the facilities in Weatherford employ WHS CNA students. Our students represent the best and the brightest of future nurses, and we love that it all started at WHS!!!

from left to right:


Allison Taylor: Weatherford College CNA instructor,

Karen Baker: clinical assistant

Macie Henslee

Kate Hansen

Larran Roberts

Maddy Dully

Kayla Oglesby

Courtni Quicksall

Jake Davis

James Turner - a student from Aledo

Gabriela Juarez

Upcoming Guest Speakers

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 10:41-11:20 AM

Speaker: Anne Cates

Topic: Documentary Filmmaking and Cultural Exchanges


Anne Cates is a documentarian. We are working on creating a cultural exchange between a school in Africa (Uganda in particular). She will be talking about how she became a documentary film maker.


She will also be talking about her current project called "Out Of The Ashes" and these sites will explain in more detail what the film is about. Students involved in her project in Uganda spoke with students on our campus. Some of the students we met last week will be featured in this documentary.

website: http://deannellc.com/documentaries/

blog: http://deannellc.com/news/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/outoftheashesdoc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Out_OfTheAshes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/outoftheashesdoc/

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Time: 10:41-11:20 AM

Speaker: Dan Malone, Professor from Tarleton in Journalism

Topic: First Amendment Rights

Here’s an article about some of his work on the topic.

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