The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol.4 Ed.10 - Oct. 28 - Nov. 1

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, October 29

9A/9B/JV/V Volleyball vs. Haltom @ Haltom HS 5:00/6:00/5:00/6:00


Thursday, October 31

Freshman White/Blue vs. Richland @ Richland HS 5:00/6:30

JV White/Blue vs. Richland @WHS 5:00/6:30


Friday, November 1

Varsity Volleyball Playoff Warm Up Game, TBA

Varsity Football vs. Richland @ Birdville FAAC 7:30

MONDAY - LAST CALL FOR SENIOR YEARBOOK PICS

SENIOR LAST CALL PIC DATE - MONDAY, October 28th at WHS Library and the NGC Auditorium (for RISE & Bridge seniors)

Congrats, Mrs. Sams -- TEXAS ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR

One of our WISD teachers received an awesome honor!

Karen Sams (Elementary Teacher at Crockett) has won the Texas Teacher of the Year!

When you see her please give her a big congrats that is such a great honor!

Retake/MakeUp Pics for Underclassmen (9,10, 11) on Wed, 10/30

Underclass Picture RETAKES/MAKEUP DAY for 9th, 10th, & 11th --- Wednesday, October 30th all day (both campuses)


To preorder visit mylifetouch.com then enter the Pic Day ID for either WHS or NGC (each campus has its own Picture Day ID)

Cross Country Heads To Regional Meet

Your Lady Roos will represent WHS at the Regional CC Meet in Lubbock on Monday. Ryder Love will be the lone representative for the boys team. Best of luck!


Sadie Tharp

Ella Pando

Olivia Christmas

Diana Antonio

Ashley Carlisle

Elaine Scott

Emma Morsch


Ryder Love

Decklan Murphy - Alternate

Michael Dinkins - Alternate

VolleyBall PLAYOFFS & Game Results

Lady Roos will play for outright 3-6A district title Tuesday night versus Haltom HS following their 3-0 victory over Abilene HS last Friday! Lady Roos are 10-1 in 3-6A action.#roopride


We had an HOME district match against SAN ANGELO HS last Tuesday and all teams won!


Weatherford (28-12, 9-1) beat San Angelo (7-3)

25-19, 25-17, 25-17

Kills: 13 Abbie Lane, 9 Tatum Wright, 11 Lynsey Lee, 5 Chloe Brownlee, 2 Kayleigh Bateman

Assists: 38 Logan Loran

Digs: 28 Keegan O’Connor, 15 Tatum Wright, 7 Logan Loran, 9 Paige Bevers, 9 Caiti Sanchez

Aces: 1 Keegan O’Connor, 3 Tatum Wright


JV won in 2

FA won in 2

FB won in 2

Don't Miss the Cheapest YEARBOOK Price, Only $75 through 10/31!

Don't miss the cheapest price of the year, if you haven't already ordered YOUR yearbook -- Only $75 through October 31st.

Just go to YearbookForever.com (be sure to enter Weatherford, TEXAS not Oklahoma)


Missing the cheapest price of the year? Now THAT'S SCARY!

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Football Scores

The Roos faced off against Abilene High last week. The Varsity team crushed the Eagles in a final score of 43-14 (bringing their season to a 6-2 so far)!

The JV Blue didn't make out quite as well, but both the Freshman teams came out victorious as well with 9th Blue finishing 22-0 and 9th White 14-0!

Way to go, Roo Football! #RooPride

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SENIORS - COOKIE DOUGH DELIVERY DATE IS...THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4TH

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Band Blast

As the Fightin’ Roo Band’s marching competition comes to a close, students will start to prepare for upcoming events that include a spirit show for football games, Veteran and Holiday Parades, Region Band auditions, and our Holiday Concert. All these events are listed below with start times. Make sure to check roobands.com for all up to date information. We have already posted our events for the spring semester.

Thank you again to the Band Parents who dedicate so much time to help this organization and the directors. You are truly appreciated.


10/18 Game vs Trinity

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Robert Olivas from the Clarinet section and

Camryn Riley from the Clarinet section and

Weston Jester from the Front Ensemble

Guard Member of the Week:

Ian Wooten

Section of the Week:

Flutes


10/25 Game vs. Abilene

Outstanding New Band Members of the Week:

Sam Novak from the Trumpet section and

Robert Looper from the Tuba section and

Lane Fuller from the Front Ensemble

Guard Member of the Week:

Zoe Zimring

Section of the Week:

The Color Guard


Upcoming Events this fall:

Veteran's Day Parade - November 9th @ NGC (meet at 9:15am - parade starts at 10:00am - pickup at 10:45am in front of NGC)

Winter Guard Auditions - November 11-15th (4:30-6:30 pm)

All Region Phase 1 for Brass – December 3rd @ Chisholm Trail HS

All Region Phase 1 for Woodwind/Percussion – December 5th @ Aledo HS

Holiday Parade – December 7th (meet at 9:15am - parade starts at 10:00am - pickup at 10:45am in front of NGC)

Hall MS Band Holiday Concert - December 9th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Tison MS Band Holiday Concert - December 10th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)
​WHS Bands Holiday Concert - December 12th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

All Region Band Phase 2 and Freshman Auditions - December 14th @ Timber Creek HS

Testing ACT and SAT

WHS will have the SAT on Sat. November 2, signup and pay through collegeboard.org.


December retesting will be held Dec 9-13. More information to come.


Keep an eye on your email for testing information!

FALL SPIRIT THEMES

November 1: Color Wars -Freshmen wear black, Sophomores wear gray, Juniors wear blue, Seniors wear white

November 8: Blackout

Golf Results

The boys and girls teams both finished 2nd at the Sugartree Invitational.


The girls team consist of left to right, Carsen Blackwell, Jancey Ford, Randi Rovnyak, Emilee Slovak, Ashley Jay, and Gracie McBride.

The boys, Bradley Slovak, Zach Norsworthy, Lane Webb, Blake Vantreas, Ethan Broomes, and Hagen Mayfield.

All Region Choir Results

Choir members auditioned for parts in the TMEA Region 30 9th and 10th Grade Honor Choir, District Treble Choir and All Region Choir.

Freshmen Ben Williams made the 9/10 Grade Honor Choir

Savannah Harvey and Launa Tunison made the District Treble Choir

Clara Chestnut made first Chair Alto 1 in the All Region Choir and advanced to Pre Area Auditions.

Please congratulate these choir members on their hard work and success!

FALL FESTIVAL FRIDAY!! (Fun Fun FUN!)

Senior Class will be sponsoring a Fall Festival Friday, November 8th from 5:00-7:00. Fall Carnival will be in front parking lot at Main Campus.


Shep's and Funky Munky will be bringing food trucks!


Clubs, here is your chance to participate by joining in our trunk-or-treat, games, and fundraising. Trunk or treat is no cost for clubs to participate. Senior class will be selling concessions as a fundraiser for prom. If your club would like to sell items, please sign up for that as well! Once a food/item/game is spoken for, no one else may sell that. Here is the FORM!

Law Enforcement Class

Law Enforcement 2 classes have been studying since the beginning of the school year to be certified as 911 dispatchers. This 122 question exam challenges a student's ability to memorize certain rules that a dispatcher has to go by and be prepared for any kind of incident, whether it be a call about a disturbance in a neighborhood to homicide. Students can become a dispatcher at the age of 18 with a high school diploma and no college experience whatsoever. On average a dispatchers salary will be around 44,000 dollars. North Texas is recognized as being the best paying area in the state for 911 dispatchers.


Required skills needed for this career are being able to operate various computer and communication equipment which they train you to do. Good judgement and communication skills, this allows them to prioritize the importance of the call as well as being able to communicate clearly with police, fire and EMs and the caller. Another skill is being comfortable talking to people in various emotional states. It’s also required for dispatchers to be medically trained so they can help the caller while they wait for emergency services. Some advantages of becoming a dispatcher are there is a demand for jobs, especially for people who do well under pressure so there’s always job openings. It’s rewarding to know that you're helping people even if the situation is minimal . Lastly all you need is your high school diploma, unlike other jobs you’d need a college degree.


Mrs. Hedrick, Law Enforcement teacher, offers her students the opportunity to take this exam so they can have a real world job outside of high school and giving them the necessary skills needed for the job.


“I want to see my students be successful, and this training is one way to help them reach their goals,” Mrs. Hedrick said.


by Paty Yepson - Law Practicum Intern

EMS Focus - Student of the Week

Meet Hailey Maloy, a senior EMS student in the practicum EMS class. She has been on her first ride out with Medstar and was on some very serious calls in which she performed hands-on skills such as monitoring vital signs, assessment, report and blood sugar checks. She handled herself with grace, and compassion on someone's worst hour. She participates on the varsity soccer team, and is an officer with HOSA club (Health Occupations Students of America). She is a hero for our campus, and we could not be more proud of this young lady!

Leave Your Mark!

Come out and paint with us by participating in a fun fundraiser that benefits the senior prom! You will paint a ceiling tile that will replace replace a tile in a teacher or staff member's room of your choice. All paintings will be approved before presented to teacher/staff member of choice. There are no limits to your creativity: celebrate your accomplishments, college acceptance, note of encouragement, or any school appropriate art you would like to leave behind at WHS. Pre-register by filling out the form below. Deadline to pre-register is November 4th and pay $25. Tiles will be available for purchase at the door for $30. If you want a specific stencil, you will need to get that approved and provide it yourself. Paint party is November 11th from 5-8 PM in WHS Cafeteria. Please submit your payment to the front office. Attention Senior Class Sponsor.


Click for FORM HERE!

Bells of The Week

Join us in congratulating Spirit Belle Jewelia Ingram, Miss High Kick Alexis Sprunger, and Belle of the Week Adriana Montelongo!

Teachers of the week

This week the NGC Teacher of the Week is Ms. Jacobson and WHS Teacher of the Week is Mr. Duggin!

Kiwanis Sophomore of the Year 2018-19

Last February, Braden Carter was named Kiwanis’ Sophomore of the Year for WHS. He was recognized at the Kiwanis meeting in mid-October. Congratulations, Braden!

Need Volunteer Hours? Just like to help? The Band needs YOU!

Here’s a fun opportunity for students who need to accumulate service hours! The Fightin’ Roo Band needs your help in the concession stand at Roo Stadium during home football games! See Ms. Zimring in Admin C to sign up for a shift (or click on the link below!) Students may volunteer for any position except Cashier.

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/805084ea5aa2fa1fe3-concession

ASL creates music video for Mary Martin Music Students

We're All Made Of Stars ASL

Serve-a-thon

The Weatherford Tennis team held their annual Serve-a-thon, on Saturday, October 19. JV winners were: Trevor Craft with a speed of 72 mph and Yasmine Villavinueva with a speed of 46 mph. The Varsity team had many speeds coming close. Three varsity guys ended up having the same speed. Aaron Hairston, Aaron Quy, and Austin Markwardt all had the same speed of 93 mph. You can’t have a tie, so they had to serve again and Austin Markwardt ended up winning with a speed of 94 mph. The girls were very close in speeds as well. Sandi Brown had a speed of 65 mph, Hailey Maloy had a speed of 68 mph, and Katie Markwardt had a speed of 69 mph. Varsity winners were: Austin Markwardt with a speed of 94 mph and Katie Markwardt with a speed of 69 mph.

Baseball & Softball Complex Archway Design Contest

Kanga Students, A chance to leave your mark at Weatherford High School: The Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees invites Weatherford High School students to submit designs for an archway that would be located at the entrance to the new baseball/softball complex located on the high school campus. The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 1. Students should submit their drawing on an 8.5” x 11” page using either a horizontal or portrait layout. 2. The dimensions for the actual project will be: Height: A minimum of 16 feet – 5 inches (16’ – 5”) Width: 30 feet (30’ – 0”) Artwork should be scaled to meet these dimensions. 3. Paper or digital submissions will be accepted. 4. Artwork may be submitted as a free-handed drawing, CAD layout, jpg, png, or pdf. 5. Please submit your artwork in color. 6. If using a kangaroo in the design, please use the official district logo. Likewise, if you are using Roo Blue in your design, please use the official color codes. To see the Weatherford ISD logo and to access color specs visit www.weatherfordisd.com then click on Community then Logo Downloads. 7. Submissions will be evaluated on creativity and reproduction quality. 8. The student whose artwork is selected will be: 8. a. Recognized at a Board of Trustees meeting. b. Announced on the WISD website and social media. Please submit all entries to the Weatherford High School principal by Wednesday, October 30, 2019. All entries will be submitted to the school board for consideration at their November 11, 2019 Regular Meeting. Weatherford ISD and the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees reserve the right to modify, combine, or reject any designs.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. Know a high school senior who fits the bill? Encourage them to apply for one of 150 college scholarships worth $20,000 by October 31, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET.

For more details and a link to the application, please visit their website.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.


The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students, Jaylee Williams and Dakota Thomas.


Information must be supplied by WHS Faculty & Staff. Booster Clubs, please send your information through your Coach or Faculty Sponsor.

Information must be received by Thursday to be included in the next week's Boomer. We apologize for the time delay for weekend events.

Thanks for your support!

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