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Weatherford High School - Feb. 12 - 18 - Vol. 2, Ed. 22

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Tuesday, February 13

Lady Roo Basketball v. North Crowley HS @ Brewer HS 6:30pm PLAYOFF GAME 1

9A/9B/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Keller Central 4:30/4:30/6:00/7:30

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer @ Keller HS 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls Soccer vs. Keller @ Roo Stadium 6:00/7:30

Varsity Baseball vs. Arlington Heights (scrimmage) @ NGC 4:00

JV Baseball @ Arlington Heights (scrimmage) 4:00

V/JV Softball @ Northwest HS 5:00/6:30

Wednesday, February 14

9th Baseball @ Arlington Heights (scrimmage) 4:00

Friday, February 16

JV2/JV1/V Boys Soccer vs. Haltom HS @ Roo Stadium 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/V Girls Soccer @ Haltom HS, Old Birdville Stadium 5:45/7:30

Varsity Boys/Girls Wrestling in Regionals @ Haltom HS 9am

Saturday, February 17

Varsity Boys/Girls Wrestling in Regionals @ Haltom HS 9am

Varsity Baseball vs. Abilene Cooper @ NGC 12:00

9/JV Baseball vs. Aledo (scrimmage) @ NGC 4:00/6:00

Track & Field in Kangaroo Relays @ Kangaroo Stadium all day

*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.

Mid-Winter Band Concert - Monday Night

Please consider coming to the Mid-Winter Band Concert on Monday, February 12 starting at 6:30pm. It's free! What a deal!

Did you know that John Philip Sousa, the famous band leader of the early 20th century was a huge baseball fan? The Sousa band even had its own team, of which Sousa was one of the pitchers. In 1925, Sousa was tasked with commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National League by writing a march which he titled The National Game.

The concert starts with the Wind Symphony performing The National Game March by Sousa, Danse Bacchanale by Saint-Saens and The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart.​

You are not going to want to miss this!

Project Prom Parent Meeting

Monday, Feb. 12th, 6pm

WHS Library

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The annual Kangaroo Relays is this Saturday February 17th at Kangaroo Stadium. Come support the Running Roos and Lady Roos!!

Get the schedule here!

Club/Organization Picture Schedule - THIS WEEK!

Click link to see schedule:

Pictures will be taken in the Durant Auditorium. Rosters must be provided by the group, and students must be listed on the roster to be in the group picture. Thank you!

*subject to change as groups request

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Class of 2018 Who's Who Named - Congratulations!

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SENIOR ASSEMBLY to be held Tuesday, Feb. 20th

There will be a SENIOR ASSEMBLY during megalunch in the Main Gym on Tuesday, February 20th.

During the assembly the SENIOR STANDOUTS and MR. & MISS WHS will be announced!


Seniors, you'll want to be there! Congratulations to the nominees BELOW:

Congrats to the Mr. & Miss WHS Nominees

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Meningitis Immunizations for Seniors

Parker County Hospital District will be holding a clinic to administer Meningitis Immunizations for those Senior student who would like to participate.

The clinic will be held on February 22, 2018 at the WHS main campus. We will call students out by alphabet beginning at 8:30am and will continue until all students participating have been immunized.

Students must have paperwork completed and turned in by February 20, 2018. Feel free to contact the WHS Clinic if you have any questions 817-598-2860.

Meningitis Shot Permission Form - English version

Meningitis Shot Permission Form - Spanish version

Class of 2019, WhataClass Shirts On Sale Now


Do love the table tent numbers at Whataburger a little too much? Support the Class of 2019 and wear your favorite class number!

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

Check out our latest stories!


Beauty on a Budget, by Editor in Chief Jade Hebbert, and staff writers Elisa Jiménez, Grace West, Julie Jacks, and Allison Williams

"Backpack. Coffee. Car keys. All students have the essentials they grab as they leave to go to school, but many students also include one arguable essential item to their daily necessities- makeup." Read more...

Go to to see other great articles about WHS!

Monday Deadline - WHS Senior Class Shirts on Sale

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Belles Win BIG at Contest

The Belles competed at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Classic on Saturday. Belles performed THIRTEEN routines. Here are some of the awards that the Belles received last weekend:

OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION TEAM OF THE ENTIRE CONTEST!! This also included a $500 donation to our booster club.

High Point Team 1st place- Team Pom (Out of all of the routines at contest, our pom was the highest score of the day)

Academic Excellence (based on team GPA- ours is a 3.7 on a 4.0 scale)

Grand Champion Super team

Team Sweepstakes

Team Showcase Elite

Crowd Pleasers Award- Team Novelty

Officer Sweepstakes

Officer Showcase Elite

Alexis Sprunger- Solo Champion 1st Runner Up

Belles will competed this past Saturday at McKinney Boyd HS. We'll post the results of that next week!

Scholarship Opportunity

Students, if you are planning to take dual credit classes next year, you may be eligible to receive the Texas Bank Scholarship. This scholarship is available for students in grades 9 – 12 that have a financial need and are willing to perform community service hours. You will need to take the TSI test and attach your college-ready scores to the application. Applications are available in the Counseling Center and the deadline to apply for this scholarship is April 19. If you have questions about the scholarship, please see your counselor.

Roo Baseball Needs YOU

The WHS Roo baseball program is selling tickets for the 2018 Texas Rangers season. Our selling these tickets is part of an agreement in which our Roo Baseball Team will have the opportunity to play a game in the Rangers Stadium, Globe Life Field on March 12th against Garland Sachse High School.

Please get with a Roo baseball player to get your tickets ordered today or you can use the link below to place your order directly with the WHS Baseball Booster Club. Order deadline is Monday, March 5, 2018.

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Lady Roos prove to be the upset team of district 3-AAAAAA

It wasn't too long back before the season started, and the Lady Roo Hoopsters were ranked 5th in our 7 team district, only ahead of Fossil Ridge and Central. Well, Lady Roos proved them wrong!

The Lady Roos held on in overtime Tuesday night to defeat Keller for a second straight time this season to finish district 8-4 and take the runner-up spot for our District in the playoffs behind champion Timber Creek who finished district 11-1.

Being Senior Night, the girls were pumped up for this rematch, and they left it all on the floor. Leading as much as 8, to go down 2 with only seconds left, and, you guessed it, Anna (AJP) Jefferson Polk comes through in the clutch to send it into overtime.

In OT, AJP and Gabbie Huggins proved too much for the Keller Lady Indians and the Lady roos win it 48-44.

Anna finished her senior night with 23, Tyara "BIG TIME" Buckner put on the show of her life and added 14, Gabbie added 8, Nicole "the bionic woman" Martinez added a duece,

and Kara "Stonehenge" Rothrock added 1.

The Lady Roos will face North Crowley in round 1 of the playoffs TUESDAY NIGHT at Brewer High School.

Let's Go, Lady Roos!

WHS Supports LLS Student Series Campaign With Help From Chipotle

Mark your calendars! Weatherford High School is thrilled to announce another way to support our LLS Student Series Campaign. Visit the Chipotle at 106 E IH Weatherford on Thursday, February 22nd & 50% of proceeds comes back to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of North Texas. Mention LLS at the register for your meal to contribute to the fundraising effort! If you can’t make it February 22nd, you can consider donating at See you at Chipotle!
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Lady Roos Soccer Update

JV Lady Roos defeated Abilene High with a score of 3-0. Goals came from Mackenzie Hailey assisted by Madi Wolfsen, Mackenzie Hailey assisted by Brittyn Anglin, and Stephanie Taylor Assisted by Madi Wolfsen.

The Varsity Lady Roos came out strong in the first half going into the locker room with a 0-0 score. Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, freshman Aubree McCue slammed on in the back of the net to make it 1-0. Shortly after, Juni Ejere set up a beautiful ball to freshman Sara Strittmatter to make it 2-0. The Lady Eagles fires back off a corner bringing the score to 2-1. With minutes to go, McKenna Buchfink took a hit in the box getting the assist from Sylvia Watson off of a PK. The final score was 3-1, making the Lady Roos 2-1 in district play. The Lady Roos will face Keller High on Tuesday at Roo Stadium. Come on out and cheer for them!

Photo credit to Yearbook Staff Member: Emily Wallace

WHS Debate Placed 1st, 3rd, & 6th

Lincoln-Douglas debaters from the Weatherford High School Debate Team competed yesterday at Ennis High School’s 16th annual Lion Invitational UIL Academic Meet.

Lauren White took 1st place

Brannon Heltzel took 3rd place and Best Speaker

J.D. Blankenship took 6th place

Please congratulate these students when you see them.

Go Roo Debate!

Band Shout Out

The Weatherford High School Winter Guards had their second competition for the North Texas Color Guard Association this past Saturday (2/10) hosted by Berkner HS. Both Groups had great performances in there respected classifications. The Junior Varsity group performed their show "Home" using the song made famous by Phillip Phillips, and placed 7th.

The Varsity team placed 7th in the Regional A classification with their show called "Just Another Rainy Day" that uses three different songs to help the production go from a rain storm to a bright and sunny day. Both groups received wonderful critiques from the judges, and will continue to finish their shows before our next contest at Wakeland HS in Frisco on March 3rd. Please congratulate these kids on a job well done.

**Please join the WISD Band Programs for our Mid-Winter Concert on February 12th. Concert will be at the Durant Auditorium starting at 6:30 pm and will feature, the Hall MS Symphonic Band, Tison MS Honors Band, WHS Symphonic 1 & 2, and the WHS Wind Symphony**

Upcoming Dates for the WHS Band and Color Guard:

Mid-Winter Concert - February 12th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Band Solo/Ensemble Contest - February 24th @ Aledo HS

Winter Guard Contest - March 3rd @ Wakeland HS

Percussion Concert - March 1st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

JV Novice Class Winter Guard Championships - March 10th @ Mansfield HS

Varsity Regional A Class Winter Guard Championships - March 24th @ Marcus HS

Pre-UIL Concert - April 3rd @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 5:30 pm)

Auction Concert - April 7th @ Durant Auditiorium (Starts at 4:00 pm)

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

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

Spring Concert - May 22nd @ Durant Auditiorium (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

Baseball Hosts Longball Contest

On Saturday, February 3rd, the Roo Baseball teams enjoyed a fun Saturday morning with a longball contest. Despite the cold weather, the boys and their fans had fun in the sun.

Winners were freshman Geno Patton, sophomore Jake Seglem, junior Lukas Loran, and senior Colt Davis. The Overall Winner was Colt Davis!

Congratulations, Roos!

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Blue Belles Audition Packet

Click here to download the Belles Audition Packet.
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Scholarship Opportunities

Weatherford College has opened its online scholarship application for 2018-2019. Students need to apply to Weatherford College prior to filling out the application. The Weatherford College Foundation gives out more than $240,000 in scholarships every year. Be sure not to miss out on this valuable opportunity. The deadline to apply is March 24, 2018.

For more scholarship opportunities, click on February 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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@WHSBlueBelles Blue Belles

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@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!